New signs in my etsy shop

It’s been a very long time since I created any new designs for my etsy shop!  

This ‘Home Sweet Home’ wreath actually came to be because of a special request from one of the gals at my Post Office.  With as frequently as I am there shipping orders fro my etsy shop; they have asked ‘what I do’.  I gave them business cards so they could see my signs in my etsy shop.


One of the gals came across something on Pinterest that she wanted to replicate, and was asking for my advice on how to do so.  It was a wreath with ‘home sweet home’ in the middle (like this!) on some old wood slats.


As I was telling her how to do it, it occurred to me that it would be much easier to SHOW her how to do it.  I invited her to come over to my place where I can SHOW and tell her how to do it.  I already had a stencil very similar to the wreath she wanted, but I could NOT find a stencil anywhere that resembled what she wanted.

Sooooooo, I turned to my ‘go to’ stencil gal, Amie from ScrappinAlong and had her custom make the ‘Home Sweet Home’ stencil to my specifications.

By the way, through July 6th, she is offering a 30% discount on all stencil orders.  If you are in need of any stencils, NOW is the time to buy them!!

I had her size the ‘Home Sweet Home’ stencil to fit the center of a wreath stencil I already had, but of course it can be used alone too.  I was just using up whatever pre-painted scraps of wood I had on hand, and added the flourishes to fill the extra space.

She also designed this sign per my request; to go with the crowns I have in my booth at Stars.


The crown stencil for it is also available.  Since I’m talking about custom stencils, I may as well tell you about this one that Amie designed for me too!


It has a stencil of “… and God bless” then the entire alphabet in the same font so you can personalize the sign with any name.

What do you think about the ROUND ‘Home Sweet Home’ wreath sign??  It was a bit of an afterthought . .  . I’m kind of undecided on whether or not I like it round.  I was also thinking about a rounded one with a more scalloped edge around the leaves?? Just trying to come up with something new! I’m starting to get a little bored with making the same signs over and over again!


For the Portland area locals, Stars IS open this holiday weekend and on Monday, July 4th; 11am – 6pm.

P1280013As always, my booth is crammed full of goodies!!


MORE new signs in my etsy shop

Just added several new signs to my  etsy shop.

MAN CAVE SIGN / Fathers Day Special Man Cave Sign gift for Dad / Fathers Day Gift / Dad's Man Cave

Man Cave sign at a special Father’s Day price.

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 037Two different wedding sign sets.

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 042Unlike most of the other signs in my shop that are ready made and ship out within 2 business days; the wedding signs are custom made, and take 3-4 weeks.   Reason being that the placement of the arrows will be different for each wedding.

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 014AND they are available in a variety of colors.

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 051Prince and Princess signs.

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 056BIG 24″ long ‘No Soliciting’ signs.  (almost TOO big?!?!?  I didn’t pay attention to the size of this stencil when I ordered.  I will be getting a smaller one soon.)

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 059Scatter Kindness.  I have also taken copies of all of these new signs (except the wedding sets) to both Stars and Curiosities.

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 062Potting shed.

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 067ANTIQUES with stars or pointing hand.  (I LOVE that pointing hand!!!  It can even be used on the wedding signs instead of the arrow!)

5.13.13 mancave ETSY 072And a smaller ANTIQUES sign.

New signs in my etsy shop

Just added a new batch of signs to my etsy shop:

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 013 4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 013Small size MAN CAVE signs.

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 023In assorted colors and sizes! Also available in my booths at Stars and Curiosities.

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 025Two sizes of SIMPLIFY signs.

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 030And different colors.  The SIMPLIFY signs also stocked in both booths.

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 043

In two sizes and other colors.

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 047Princess sign is ONLY on etsy for now.

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 051Available in some pretty new colors.  I also have a matching “Prince” stencil; just no signs made yet!

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 055Two sizes and several colors of Memories sign.

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 068Mini Happily ever after sign (shelf sitter size) on etsy only.

4.30.13 etsy signs SIGNS 072Relax!  


New stencils

One of my FAV stencil stores was having a sale, so I bought myself a few new stencils to play with!

3.7.13 stars ID 001Was THIS stencil ‘made for me’ or what?!?!  

It’s  fairly small; 6″x6″.  Won’t it be cute to use along with my “Keep Calm and Carry On” stencil?!?  And my nest sign!

3.7.13 stars ID 002Forgot what this one translates to?!

3.7.13 stars ID 003Will probably use this one ‘combined’ and as individual words.

3.7.13 stars ID 005Assorted sizes of skeleton keys.  Thinking I can probably ‘change up’ the design on the top part.

3.7.13 stars ID 006This is a big 12″x12″ stencil.  Big silverware is so popular right now.

3.7.13 stars ID 007French postmark!  My VERY favorite of this batch!  Gonna use it on the tops of a trio of little tables.  (the silverware might be cute too!?!)  And I can probably use ‘just the crown’ in the stencil too!

3.7.13 stars ID 008Cute signs for baby rooms?

Once I’m all packed up (tomorrow) and moved into my new BIGGER space with some help from Michael (Saturday) and get the new space all situated (a couple more trips next week); I’ll have time to play with my new stencils!  woo-hoo!!

Fit for a Princess . . . .