Monday, August 29, 2011

Quick 5 minute project

I've been in search of a good container for our dog food. I found just what I was looking for at Lowes. It's the perfect size and has the ideal flat surface to allow me to customize it with a decal. So this weekend in the midst of the last weekend before the kids go back to school chaos, I took 5 minutes to put the project together. I absolutely love how it turned out.

I was so pleased with it, I've added the decal into my shop here.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Photo Friday

It's been a busy week as we try to squeeze in as much as possible before we head back to school on Monday. I can't believe summer break is over! It's a crazy time as we get back into that routine and get ready for a busy holiday season at circlelinestudio. It's hard to plan for the new holiday line as the temps are still reaching 110* outside but it's gotta be done. I'm linking up with Jeannett over at life rearranged.
life rearranged

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A story about a special little girl

As you probably know I run circlelinestudio a vinyl wall decal business online. I work from home and spend alot of time cutting, processing and shipping decals. I love my job and every once in awhile I open an email that just touches my heart. I so often get an order and ship the decal to it’s destination end of story. But again once in awhile I get to take a peek my customers world while we work on a custom design.

Not long ago I got an email asking for a special custom design for a little girl who will soon be adopted from Africa. Her name is Alice and she is one LUCKY little girl. I can’t wait to get the email letting me know that the adoption is complete and she’s here with her family.

It’s their story to tell but the history and love behind this decal, this family and this adoption were absolutely overwhelming.

I feel so lucky to have been a part of the process as they designed a room that would welcome Alice into their family, their hearts and their home.

Kayengoma decal means “thanks be to God” in Mende

The room turned out absolutely beautiful with so much heart and meaning behind everything they used to decorate.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Snapshot Monday

I'm looking forward to adding some new designs into the shop soon. New decals, project idea's and more to come soon.

Friday, May 13, 2011

There's such a great handmade community out there if you look

I'm honored to include my business among the other great handmade businesses out there.

I thought I would take a minute today to share a few of my handmade purchases with you.

In my purse you'll find 2 Pleated Poppy tiny pouches {one for business, the other for personal}. My Gussy tiny zippered pouch which holds a few small essentials like lipgloss, handcream, etc. My planner from Much Ado About You.

Also one of my favorite shops for handmade fabrics and supplies
is the old world quilt shoppe, I don't get a chance to pop in there and shop very often but every time I do I realize what treat it is just walking in the door. If you lucky enough to be in the Phoenix area it's a must see kinda place...

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bringing a new monogram series into the shop

It's been a busy spring break. Filled with chasing, errands, sick kids, school activities, work projects, home projects, yard projects and on and on...but I did manage to get started on the new monogram series for the shop.

I've got a few more coming soon.

We also did a bit of work out on the back porch over the weekend.

We picked up a pretty purple hanging basket. {Love the color}

We also picked up some colorful daisies! {My favorite}

Spring break didn't go exactly as planned but we did manage to squeeze in some time to float in the pool. I loved having a bit of time to kick back on a float with a good book and just relax with the kids. Tommy missed out on this but I'm sure he'll make up for it this summer.

Are you getting your house all set for spring and summer?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DIY Mouse Pad

Today my daughter and I ran a few things up to my hubby at work and there on his desk was an old 2006 calendar mouse pad from some random company {you know the type}.

I had asked a couple weeks ago if he had one so that my daughter could use it with her laptop on the livingroom coffee table rather then using an old magazine. Anyway he handed it to my daughter, which in turn got him the typical 9 year old eye roll that you’d expect at this spectacular gift. As we walked out she looked at me and said “mom, it’s ugly, I think I’ll just keep using the magazine.”

So errands finished we headed home where I asked her to dig through her fabric stash and find something that she’d like as a mouse pad.

I grabbed the fabric she picked, set up the ironing board, grabbed the fabric heat and bond sheets {can’t think of the real name} and set to work. I worked away for all of about 2 minutes and presented her with her new mouse pad…

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It's spring break and I swear we're all over the place.

It's spring break which normally means my kids are home and we're doing some fun family stuff. But this year, my kids are out of school and it's been a bit crazy around here.

My oldest son has been working with one of his teacher's in the shop and is building a night stand for his room. They built the mock up version yesterday. {see below in the blurry phone photo}

He has a DIY project due after spring break which will involve him building an entire living room set in a similar manner. This table will be good practice and learning how to use the cool equipment in the school shop has been great.
My middle child, Tommy has been sick since spring break started. After a dr. visit today, we found out he's got pneumonia. So he's had an IV and some heavy duty meds. and we'll go back in tomorrow to see how his breathing is. If it hasn't improved, he'll be checked into the hospital. So much for his fun spring break.

Then there's my daughter, just kicked back and taking it all in stride. We had alot of plans for the break which unfortunately, because of Tommy being sick, Sam busy with school, my hubby facing work deadlines, just aren't gonna happen. So rather then complain she's set herself up out back to catch some rays and read a good book.

.....and in between that I'm working on my to do list. I've got so many idea's floating around, it's just a matter of getting it all into production. I hope to have the prototypes ready to unveil shortly.

So tell me what do you when life hands you a great big bowl of crazy?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Personalized skull and crossbones decal

available here

This week I'm working at getting a few new designs into the shop and getting a bit of spring cleaning done around the studio.

What do you have planned for the week?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cherry blossom

available here

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Project

I wanted a quick/easy/inexpensive way for my daughter to give her best friend a small Easter gift and of course decided to check the $1 section of our local Target store. These little pails are so cute and for $1 make the perfect little Easter basket.

Mackenzie and I decided to customize this little pail with her best friends name.

Now all that’s left is to fill it with a couple little goodies and give it to her for Easter. I love quick and easy projects like this. These are available in my shop. The fonts can be customized to suit your style. I have them listed in my shop as available in girl style fonts and boy style fonts, but if you have a specific font you’d like me to use just let me know and I’m happy to work with you.

Need a few idea's for goodies to fill it up:

for girls ~~lip gloss, a puffle, headband, hair clips, cute pens, a tiny note pad,itunes gift card, candy, favorite store gift card, book, silly putty.

for boys~~matchbox card, candy, lego’s, ds game, trading cards, itunes gift card, book, favorite store gift card, silly putty.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Family Name Decal

Available here

For the love of family, family decals give you a way to take pride in who you are and where you’ve come from. It’s a fun way to celebrate new beginnings or even show the strength of family with the passage of time.

When was your family est?

My hubby and I were married in 1993.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This week is spirit week for my daughter

It's Nevada Reading week and in celebration her school is having spirit days all week {you know what I'm talkin' about crazy hair day, crazy sock day, etc.} Well today was rock your tshirt day - kids were supposed to wear a tshirt that represented their favorite band. So last week in preperation for spirit week we hit all the local shops for a kid size {rockin' band} tshirt only to come home completely empty handed. {okay during our massive search of us we did come across some justin beiber tshirts - those however got the 9 year old eye roll along with DON'T.EVEN.SUGGEST.IT.MOM. look}. But.... there was no way we were gonna let that deter our plans, so one morning sitting at the bus stop waiting on the bus Mackenzie and I brainstormed a custom tshirt idea based on the song Boom Boom Pow by the black eyed peas...the bus came and I headed home to do a rough draft of the tshirt layout.

by the time Mackenzie was home from school I had a rough draft put together...then it was just a matter of finalizing the idea.

in our final design I had to google 808 to make sure it was okay for school....did you know it's a police code for a noise disturbance???

Tuesday I printed up the shirt and she was ready to rock her shirt for spirit day.

Tomorrow is crazy hair day so she'll be sporting a pink 'do.

do you have school age kids that participate in spirit week at school? what fun projects/styles have they rocked in support of spirit week?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

Yellow seems to be popping up everywhere!

What colors are popping up in your world?

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March 1st

Bring on those fabulous spring days! I love these last few spring days when it's still cool enough to kick around in jeans and boots.

What's your favorite part of Spring?

Monday, February 7, 2011

As we take the next step into parenthood

On Friday, I took our oldest son in to take the test for his learners permit...I'm having a tough time believing I have a child old enough to drive, but he's now got the DMV issued learners permit to prove it.

Friday, February 4, 2011

A project I've been meaning to share

This is a project I've been meaning to share since the holidays and kept forgetting to post. This year just before the holidays my husband told me he was going to {make} a present for our daughter for Christmas. Now while this may not seem strange to some of you, it was a TOTAL and COMPLETE SHOCK to me. You see, my hubbs is NOT a crafty guy, he's just not into that type of thing....but when he said he had a plan I was sooo excited to see what he had in mind.

well a quick trip to home depot for a piece of board and some cool paint and he was all set to create. He printed off a stencil and went to work with our scroll saw....I was so impressed!

His design turned out just perfect for our daughter and she LOVED it!

What was the last thing you made for fun?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A day filled with ordinary things

What ordinary things make your day special?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A little reminder

This morning I woke up to a little reminder from my daughter{who's 9}. I'm guessing the selection for lunch box fillers has been a little limited because I woke up to find a grocery list my daughter put together for me on the kitchen table. She's really good about putting a good healthy lunch together, while I fall into the rush of tossing a pb and j sandwich and a handful of chips into the lunch box when I put things together. Most days she packs a lunch for herself and somedays even puts together a brown bag lunch for her brothers. So this morning while making the bus run to drop the boys off to school we stopped by the grocery store to grab a few things for her to put together.

today's lunch
Turkey, crackers, cheese, grapes and a banana and a caprisun {definately a better lunch then I would have packed}

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I've been working on a few new designs again

These are all available in the Etsy shop but will be added into the website shop soon.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Working on a New Series of Word Decals

Words have such {power} you have a word that inspires, empowers, relaxes, soothes you???