Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Chalkboard Gifts

Well hello there!  I'm sure not posting a lot I know.  We have been so busy with my kids coming and going this Summer. We just moved my daughter into her very own apartment at the Medical Center and she started her big girl job yesterday!  Woo Hoo! Every other move we knew she would be back because of schooling and whatnot, but this time she really is gone to her own place and paying her own rent. I am so happy for her to start her new adventure in life.  She is only 35 minutes away, so I can go visit any time.
I made these chalkboards a while back and gave them as gifts to two special friends. 

Now here's how I created them.  I bought the laser cut frames from Michaels and painted the inside with chalkboard paint, 2-3 coats.  I colored my images with something somewhat permanent that would run if it got wet and the color would last.  For the Gorjuss girl frame I stamped a script stamp on the filigree faintly and added a checkered boarder.  The clothes pin chalkboard heart was a separated purchase and I just glued that to the side.  I made  some loops at the bottom to hold a chalk pencil and glued ribbon at the top so that it could hang.
These were a lot of fun and something a  bit different. I hope you like them!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Dena


  1. These are absolutely stunning!!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. How adorable are these!!!!!! Wow, love the frames and the special way you decorated your chalkboard gifts!! Absolutely gorgeous, Dena!
    You are so lucky, Dena, that your daughter is only 35 minutes away!

  3. Adorable chalk boards. I love the Gorjuss girls so I have to say that one is my favorite.
    I am happy that you got to keep your daughter close to home. My son is clear across the country serving in the Air Force. I told my baby girl who is still at home she is not allow to leave ever....LOL.

  4. Dena these chalkboards are divine! I love the two different finishes, both equally gorgeous. How exciting for your daughter to be starting her new career and independent life. Tough for the mama though, so it's great she's not too far away! Hugs, Wends x

  5. These are absolutely gorgeous, what fabulous gifts!
    I hope your daughter is settled and very happy in her new home.
    Lorraine x

  6. Oh Wow Dena! You are sooooo CLEVER and these gifts are DARLING!!! They are simply GORJUSS .. hehe .. get it? "Gorgeous" and "Gorjuss"? lol .. I'm a goof aren't I? I so love them and I know your friends truly were head over heels about them too!!!

    Well Alyssa started her new job! Yayyyyyy! Way to go Alyssa! So proud of her! I hope she had a FAB first day! And then she's now in her own place .. oooooh! That's a big step .. an exciting one! :) Luckily you both live close to one another .. so that's a huge plus!

    Hope you're having a wonderful week my dear!!!

    Much Love,


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