Monday, July 23, 2012

Monogram Madness

In the South, monograms are a big deal...as big as Texas! With that being said, I decided to play with my new Silhouette Cameo and monogram everything a few things. 

So, I waited for Caleb to nap, and then I pulled out my new toy. Hello, lover...




I grabbed my journals {yes, I wanted to monogram my journals...don't judge}, and took their measurements. The journal on the left is the one I use for Bible study, and the one on the right is my One Thousand Gifts journal where I write my "thanks". I wanted to make them purdy...I told you, it's a southern thing.



After, I designed my monogram on the computer, I used my Silhouette to cut the design on indoor/outdoor white vinyl {bought on Amazon}, and because it cuts the roll of vinyl, I then had to use my straight edge cutter to cut the design off the roll.

Peeled the extra vinyl and boom...that's whatcha got!

I printed a million few more of my monograms.

I had to use transfer paper to place the vinyl on my items.

I tested my vinyl monogram design on a plastic tumbler first {hey, I really like my journals. I didn't want to risk making them ugly}.

I got this cup a couple of weekends back when my hubby surprised me with a Gaylord Texan staycation! I'll have to update y'all on that later. 

Well, what do you know! It worked and it was easy to transfer to the cup! {I've been handwashing my cup since adding the vinyl and so far it hasn't bubbled or come off}. 

Then, I added it to my precious journals!

I told you monograms make everything pretty!


Next, I moved my monogramming madness to the bathroom. Yes, the guest bathroom. I have this lotion bottle, and while it's helpful for the hands {DFW is so dry} it super u.g.l.y..

Ah! Ugly bottle {ok, I'm being dramatic...but I needed an excuse to monogram something else because Caleb was still napping. He takes a good 2-3hrs. Holla!}

This time, I used Bryan and my initials' in a cursive monogram. 

It looked so pretty, I had to add it to the lotion bottle in the kitchen. {borderline crazy?}


Finally, I moved on to testing out the heat transfer {smooth} Silhouette paper. I made a monogrammed shirt for Caleb's bff Mr. I.

 And, a shirt for Caleb. Caleb has the perfect initials for a circle monogram, CGK, I'm slightly jealous.

Caleb finally woke up while I was making the shirts. I was ironing the heat transfer, while feeding him cheerios...Bryan came home from work and looked at me like I was crazy. I told Bryan, "it's monogramming madness day". 

Monogramming madness or Southern necessity?

29 comments:

  1. I love this idea for Kailyn's school supplies.

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    1. yes! Teach Kailyn early to monogram everything!! Wish I did...since my initials ended up staying the same ;-)

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  2. That looks awesome!

    I am following from July's blog hop! Love for you to stop by and follow back. Loving all these great blogs...

    I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. Over 200 great blogs! Love to have you!

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Thanks! I'm following you too and heading over to your Monday Mingle =)

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  3. haha!! I love this! I totally agree though, definitely a necessity!

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    1. Yes! Team necessity! =) Glad I'm not crazy

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  4. I guess since I am in Texas now I need to hop on the bandwagon. We are going to the Gaylord Texan on Thursday. I'm interested to see what you thought.

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    1. Yay the move is over! I LOVE the Gaylord! We usually spend a day there every Christmas season and do all the touristy things {ICE event, dinner, pictures}, but this was our first overnight stay. Everything was GREAT! My only complaint is the bed was too firm...but I'm super picky b/c I have a bad back. Welcome to Texas!

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  5. Love it! What a great way to class up a boring bottle of lotion!

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    1. Thanks!!! Love looking at the sink now ;-) ha!

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  6. You are crazy, crafty and I will give you a few monogram projects to complete for me. That machine of yours is awesome!

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    1. =) You'll have to visit longer so you can play with it! <3

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  7. GHK. Get to it and make me some pretty things and I'll be your Rosa for a day :)

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  8. SOOOO cool!! Now I'm kind of obsessed and want to get one of those! Stopping by from the mom blog hop and am now your newest follower:) Hope you can come check out Crazy Mama Drama !
    http://crazy-mama-drama.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Crazy-Mama-Drama/259491484156846

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    1. Thanks Brooke! Heading over to your blog now ;-)

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  9. That looks so fun! New follower here! :)

    Be Blessed!

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  10. Hi, I'm Shar!
    Your newest follower from the blog hop!

    Southern necessity for sure! ;)

    xoxo ♥ -Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Shar! Glad you agree! I'm following you back ;-)

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  11. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Great Idea, I LOVE this!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog post!! New follower via GFC
    Melissa @ The Life of a Not So Ordinary Wife

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  13. I recently bought a silhouette and have been dying to know how to get the circular monogram font. Did you make it yourself or did you purchase it?

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    1. I made it on photoshop by bulging the font...but you can purchase the circle monogram font here: http://www.fontbros.com/families/circle-monograms it's $20. Might be worth it! =)

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  14. How did your heat transfer monograms wash? Did you dry them? Love your projects!!

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    1. I wash all my silhouette heat transfer projects on cold/delicate (add a little bleach for colors, bc hey, I have a messy boy), and dry on low/delicate heat, and so far his shirts still look pretty good ;-) xo, viv

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  15. How do you get the monograms from font bros to load onto your silhouette?

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  16. How do you get the monograms from font bros to load onto your silhouette?

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  17. how do you create the circle monogram on the silhouette studio?

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