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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Son's Sign

Before being a Stay at Home Mom, I was one of those teachers that gave 100%.  I worked from sunup to sundown (or pretty close) on teaching.  During this time, I made wonderful friendships with parents of many of my students. This has enabled me to follow the students through many life changes.

One of the greatest families I had in teaching was the Rebusmen family.  I taught 2 of their 3 children and they were just wonderful: the children and the parents!  Their son, the second child I taught, Connor, left for basic training.  He is going to be an Airman!  His mom, Robin, is so proud of him; but, is understandably having a rough time with him leaving. One of her friends posted, "His feet may go, but his heart will always be at home." on her facebook wall.  I thought that was the perfect sentinment and decided to make a sign for her.

Robin told me that she's into "patriotic" colors right now, so that was how I chose the colors for this project. 

Here's how I made it:
1. I took a piece of plywood and painted it creme.  After it dried, I painted it navy blue and let it completely dry.
2.  I cut out the words and symbols, on vinyl, on my Silhouette.  I used the vinyl as a stencil.
3.  I painted the words and symbols creme.
4.  After the paint dried, I painted the symbols red to add a punch of color.
5.  I peeled off all the vinyl.
6.  Using my mouse sander I distressed the sign.
7.  I drilled holes and added wire for hanging.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a finished picture.  Oh well, this is close! This is definitely a personalized gift I was proud to give a great friend!
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