Archive | Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Subway Art Mounted on Canvas

Mother's Day Idea Banner



Mother’s Day Subway Art

Mother's Day Subway Art PrintThis upcoming Sunday is Mother’s Day ~ a day set aside to honor motherhood and the special mothers in our lives.

Last year when I was looking around for something special to make for my mother and mother-in-law I found this cute {free printable} Mother Subway Art sign here.

There are a lot of really nice ones available for printing but this one visually caught my eye.  I love the colors, the fonts, the bit of whimsy, and especially the word Mother placed right in the center.  So this is the one I used and they turned out so lovely.

For a little bit of a change-up, instead of popping them into frames, I decided to mount them on canvas boards and display them on easels.

:: These are the supplies you’ll need:

Subway art print printed out ~ I made mine 5×7 and had them printed at Costco
Canvas Board ~ the kind that’s only about 1/8-inch thick
Mod Podge
Foam Brush

:: How to Mount the Print on Canvas

1.  Using a foam brush spread the Mod Podge over the front of the of the canvas.

2.  Place the subway art print on the Mod Podge covered canvas.  Let it dry for about 10 minutes.

3.  Using a sharp blade, trim around the edge of the print if it sticks over the canvas board.

4.  Mod Podge over the subway art print.  Let dry.

5.  Apply two or three more coats of Mod Podge.  Let dry.

6.  Place on easel.

Mother's Day Subway Art

This is such a cute gift and you can them whip up in just about an hour, after you get the print made and purchase your supplies.

Happy Mother’s Day


{Click here to see where I link up.}

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 2

A Mother’s Day Book

Mother's Day Idea Banner




Celebrating Mom

Mother's Day Book 1

A couple of years ago I was thinking of the upcoming Mother’s Day and how I could celebrate my mom.  I was trying to think of something I could give to her, and I remembered a book I had heard of titled something like 100 Reasons Why I Love You.  I had never read it so I went to the library and checked it out thinking that if I liked it I would try to find one to give to my mom. As I was reading through it I decided that yes, I did want to get one, it would make a great gift.

So I went to a couple of stores but I couldn’t find it and at first I was disappointed, and then the thought hit me {I’m a bit slow sometimes} ~ I should make my own.  It would be so much more meaningful.

So while I was at Target I made my way over to the scrapbooking section.  And I want to tell you right up front… I am not into scrapbooking.  I like to put my photos into plain old photo albums without all of the cute stuff.  Not that I don’t think the cute stuff is cute, I do, it’s just not me.  So anyway, I went to the scrapbook area at Target and looked through their selection {it really didn’t occur to me that I should go to a craft store for these supplies} and I bought a few items: a photo album with a window in the cover, a package of pastel colored cardstock, a book of 5×7 patterned card stock paper, some of that paper scrapbook ribbon, and a package of “family” stickers.

Then I went home and wrote up a list of all the reasons I love my mother {I did use a couple of the thoughts from the 100 Reasons Why I Love You book.}, typed them up, and spent the evening putting together my own version, which I titled ~

83 Reasons Why I Love You.

Since I do not live near my mother I couldn’t take my own photos of the book, but my sister lovingly did it for me and emailed them to me. She used her phone so some of the pictures aren’t “perfect” but she did capture the heart of the book.  Here are a few photos of what I put together for my mom.  {Remember, I didn’t know anything about scrapbooking so I probably broke all kinds of scrapbooking rules.}

{I’m sure all of you creative people out there could make books that look absolutely fantastic.  I would love to see what you put together.}

Mother's Day Book 12

Mother's Day Book 2

Mother's Day Book 9

Mother's Day Book 10

Mother's Day Book 13

Mother's Day Book 14

Mother's Day Book 20

Mother's Day Book 6

Mother's Day Book 7

Mother's Day Book 3It’s not professionally made, and it’s not perfect.  But it was the perfect way for me to celebrate my mom and it was perfect for my mom to receive it.  And as you can probably imagine, she shed more than a few tears over it.





{Click here to see where I link up.}



Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Print Friendly

Continue Reading · 5

Powered by WordPress. Designed by Woo Themes