Baptism Subway Art {Printable}

Hello friends!  I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend!

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  In my Church I serve in the Primary presidency teaching children 18 months to 12 years old.  We have a very large Primary--over 140 children in our congregation!  So I stay very busy with my Primary duties, and I love it!

As we looked ahead to the upcoming year, we wanted to prepare a gift for the children who would be baptized in the upcoming year.  Children are baptized just after their eighth birthday.  I had seen some baptism subway art on Pinterest and loved the idea, so I set out to create my own!

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I wanted to customize this for each child, so I included the child's name and the date he/she was baptized.   This way, each child can display their subway art and remember this important day!

Are you ready to download your own?  I have created a customizable version to insert a name and date (if you have Photoshop) or a generic version (without a name and date) for you to download your own.

This version requires Photoshop to customize the name and date.  All images are 5x7.

Customizable boy version

Customizable girl version

Instructions:

* Using the links above, download the .psd files and import them into Photoshop.

* You will find that the file has 2 text layers:  "Name here" and "Date here."

* Using the text tool, type name using Lobster font on the name line (top).

* Using the text tool, type date using the Engravers font on the date line (bottom).

* Depending on the length of the text, you may need to resize the text to fit.

* Save and upload to Costco as a 5x7 to print.

This version does not require Photoshop, but it has no name or date.  All images are 5x7.

Generic boy version

Generic girl version

Instructions:

* Using the links above, download the .png files.

* Save and upload to Costco as 5x7 print.

 

Here is how the boy version looks--I love the blues and grays!

The girl version with pinks and grays.

So what are you up to this week?

I still have plenty of preparations for our Mickey Mouse birthday party coming up this week plus Valentine's Day!  There will be lots of fun going on in our house!

Vinyl Crafts Giveaway – Closed

This giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to Janet, comment #93!

Happy Thursday!!

I can't wait to introduce you to a talented lady with a fabulous etsy shop... and you may just find something you need for the holidays!! 🙂

 

Meet the amazing Becky!

Becky writes...

"I am happily married to one amazing man and mom to nine incredible children. My days are filled with all the wonders, joys and frustrations that come with a house full of people ranging in age from teenagers to babies. The creative outlet this shop provides helps balance out my sanity {and I realize “sanity” and “nine children” are not often used in the same paragraph}

I have taken my love for home décor and my love of crafts and combined them to produce the items you see in my shop. I hope you will find something you enjoy and that can add beauty to your home."

I adore everything in Becky's shop.  She specializes in signs, vinyl lettering, and subway art.  Besides the incredible items already in her shop, Becky also takes custom orders. (This might just make a perfect Christmas gift!  Hint, hint!)

I know what you need now:  A bit of eye candy.  Well, here goes:

I LOVE this Christmas subway art sign.  Amazing right??

These zinnia flower silhouettes are handpainted and simply lovely!!

I would have so much fun customizing a family subway art board like this one!

 Becky is generously giving one Oopsey Daisy reader $60 to spend in her shop!!  Wow!  You can do some serious damage with $60!!

Here is how you can win $60 to Vinyl Crafts:

** Required entry ** 

Go visit my friend Becky at Vinyl Crafts.  What catches your eye?  Just leave a comment and let me know.

Additional entries:

1.  Like Vinyl Crafts on Facebook.  Let them know that Oopsey Daisy sent you!

2.  Spread the word on Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway.  Leave a comment and let me know!

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, November 16 at midnight.  Winner will be announced on Facebook/Twitter.

Best of luck!

PS Go stop by Creations By Kara today and see her lovely Creative Carousel project!

Target Gift Card {The Printable Cottage}

It's giveaway day!  And that means I can introduce you to some fabulous products that I think you will LOVE!

Welcome to The Printable Cottage!

This shop is brimming with all sorts of digital goodies!  I love the printables, party kits, subway art, freebies, labels, gift tags, and more!  You must check out the entire shop!

Here are just a few of the goodies that caught my eye...

Tonight, I have been searching all of the gorgeous printables in the Cottage. There is some serious eye candy here!

How about this sweet Home Sweet Home printable??  So bright and cheery!

I love all of the fabulous party kits that The Printable Cottage offers!

Of course I had to peruse all of their Halloween stuff.   Check out this entire spooky fun Halloween party kit!  You can find everything from cupcake wrappers to favor tags here!

How about some subway art?! You can find subway art for all sorts of different occasions!

I'm loving this family rules subway art.

We all love freebies!

The Printable Cottage offers adorable freebies like these spooky treat bag toppers.

And today The Printables Cottage is offering one Oopsey Daisy reader a $25 Target gift card.  Yes... Tar-jay. Walking through the aisles of my beloved Target is only my favorite past-time.  This prize is lovely!

Here is how you can win:

Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

1.  "Like" The Printable Cottage on Facebook to be the first to know about all sorts of freebies!  Let them know that Oopsey Daisy sent you!  Leave a comment letting me know.

2.  Simply create an account at The Printables Cottage by clicking here.

3.  Spread the word via Facebook or Twitter and let me know in a comment.  If you're tweeting, you can copy & paste this tweet if you wish:

Just entered to win a @Target gift card at @OopseyDaisy917.  http://bit.ly/pLJyDi

This giveaway will be open until Wednesday, September 21st at midnight.  The lucky winner will be announced via Facebook/Twitter and e-mailed directly.

Good luck, friends!  And Happy Thursday!

Readers’ Request: Create Your Own Subway Art

Subway art is hot, right?!
Well even I didn't realize how hot.
My inbox is FULL of comments and questions concerning this birthday subway art for Little Man's big Toy Story birthday bash.
Well, you asked for it... you got it!
Here is a little Photoshop tutorial.  You can easily create your own subway art with just a basic knowledge of Photoshop.  (By the way, I use Photoshop Elements, and love everything about it!  I don't think I will ever upgrade to the full version of Photoshop... Elements does the job for me!)
Start out by creating a new blank file in Photoshop.  You can customize the size.  I made my file 16x20 because I wanted to print it at this size.  I set it at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) so I was sure to have high resolution.
This is how your file will look.  I chose not to have a background color, so I left the background as is.  You could certainly have a colored background by filling it with the Paint Bucket tool.
Using the text tool, I started typing the lines.  I chose some Toy Story slogans as well as some slogans unique to Little Man.  I chose to type some lines in a "rainbow" effect with all 3 colors.  (You can change the colors as you go up at the top of your screen.) But most lines just use one color--the red, yellow, or blue.
I didn't pay a lot of attention to sizes of my fonts as I went along.  I would type my line, and then use the "Move" tool to drag my words to the proper size.  I was just careful to line up the beginning/end of each line so they were flush with each other so it would look like this...
I continued typing in all of my phrases and slogans, a line at a time.  I varied my colors in a pattern of blue-yellow-red with a few rainbow lines thrown in here and there.  It was a matter of trial and error to see how many total lines I would have room for.  I knew I wanted his name to stand out a lot, so naturally this was easy to make larger because it was so short.  I tried to vary the longer/shorter lines to get the right flow.
I actually decided to make one more NEW blank file (also 16x20), dragged my completed image inside, and then adjusted the size so it was just barely smaller.  It was important for me to have a bit of "wiggle room" around those edges.  I wanted the whole image to be centered on the page and I definitely did NOT want the edges to get cut off when printed.
Last step:  Just save the file as a JPEG image and save it in a location you can find easily when uploading it to your favorite photo printing shop!  I printed my image at Costco, threw it in a frame, and I was done!
Several of you have asked what fonts I used for this project. Here is a font profile from the project:
If you google any of these fonts, you can find them easily available for free download. I am a font-a-holic for sure.  Isn't it wonderful that so many are available for FREE?!
If you are creating your own Toy Story themed subway art (like me), here is the color profile I used for this project.  You can use the color codes to get the same exact shades I used.  (I matched mine to a digital Toy Story scrapbooking kit.)
Let me know if you still have any more questions.  I hope this helps you to venture out and create your very own subway art!  You can do it!
Have a great weekend, my friends!

Birthday Subway Art

My Little Man is now 2. 
My sweet babe is no longer an infant, and now we are welcoming the dramatic toddler years.  I am learning a lot about temper tantrums and time-out already!  It seems like just yesterday that he was first placed in my arms.  Where has the time gone?  
As soon as we saw Toy Story 3 in the theaters last summer, Little Man fell in love with the characters.  For the last couple of months, Little Man requests to watch "BUZZ" just about each night.  I try to oblige and watch one of the trilogy perhaps once a week.  We listen to the music.  We discuss the characters.  We act out the characters.  We play with the toys.  We are definitely Toy Story crazy here in this house!!
We all love subway art.  Are you tired of it yet?  I think I've seen subway art for just about every holiday... but I've never seen birthday subway art.  So one of my first ideas was creating this Toy Story-themed birthday subway art:
Although I wanted it to be personalized for my Little Man, I also wanted a touch of "Toy Story."  Mr. Daisy and I put our heads together to include some of our favorite nicknames and phrases. It couldn't be any more perfect--this is SO Little Man!  I used the Toy Story colors:  Red, yellow, and blue. I created this 16x20 image in Photoshop and had it printed at Costco.  (By the way, the actual print does not say "Little Man."  It shows his first name, but I do try to protect his privacy as much as possible. So I Photoshopped the image below a bit!)

Another very proud moment.  I loved this project!  The best part is we are going to hang it in Little Man's bedroom.  So this party project will live on.
If you are just tuning in to the party planning, you can check out other Toy Story party details here:

Have a happy weekend!
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