Sunday, December 22, 2013

Happy New Year 2014 Dry Erase Chalkboard

Wow can I just say that 2013 has just flown by! This past year had some great highlights and amazing experiences.  I am looking forward to many more to come for the new year in 2014!  I love fresh starts and new beginnings and here we are about to start  a brand new year.  My goals are pretty simple and I may adjust them as the year progresses.  For me I like to mix a few simple goals with others that are also long term ones.   I love chalkboard art and I was happy to see this element included in BCD Dolls new release.  Documenting the Everyday.  I couldn't wait to use this element for my latest project! So I decided to enlarge it and laminate it so I could write on it with some fun chalkboard markers. It totally has the look of chalkboard and is easy to write on and display.
I took the element and downloaded it into Heritage Collector. If you have not yet tried out Heritage Collector you are missing out on a gem of a program! Later in this post I will share with you the links to find out more!

 I also found these fun flairs in BCD Dolls kit Always Remember. I downloaded them into Heritage Collector Storybook and then I printed them on card stock. I  thought the flairs would make a darling pair of magnets to hang the finished project on my  fridge.   If you are not inclined to put this on your fridge you can set it up on your counter top with a little easel. I have loved these fun chalkboard pens.  They are a little easier to use than regular chalk.  I love all the fun colors to choose from!
I took my 8×10 card stock print  to a copy store and had them laminate it. I cut out the flairs.  I attached the two flairs onto the round beveled glass with some clear glaze adhesive.  Once it was dry I also coated the back with a dab of tacky glue and added the magnets.   Pictured below is the second idea with the magnets for the fridge.  It is amazing what you can do once you laminate your project. If you are also looking for an awesome program to help you create some amazing projects look no further than Heritage Collector!
I am almost ready to begin a new year.  Now that I have an idea of some of the things  I want to do differently this year, it will be nice to have a place that reminds me of my new resolutions.  Best of all I can change it or add new ideas! Don’t forget to pick up your own copy of Documenting the Everyday so you can make your own laminated dry erase chalkboard.  Wishing you a Happy New Year! May it be your best year ever.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Vinyl Chalkboard Fridge Message Board

Ok I will admit it.  I have been a little obsessed with chalkboard lately.  I love looking at all the fun chalkboard art, cards, and framed art.  I also love chunky curved frames.  So when I saw this idea with vinyl combined with chalkboard I just had to create one for my fridge! So a few weeks ago I ordered a vinyl chalkboard sticker.  It is very similar to contact paper.

The vinyl came in a roll with some chalk included! I traced my curvy frame with a pencil to the back of the vinyl.  Then I very carefully cut it out.  I gently pulled away the backing smoothing out any bubbles and attached it to my fridge. This was really so simple to create.  What do you think?  Are you ready to make your own  vinyl message board for your fridge?