Sunday, June 15, 2014

I made a printable!

Lately I've been obsessed with printables. I've scoured Pinterest and the blogosphere for free printables that I can use in the gallery on my living room wall. The center focus is our family portrait, surrounded by frames of various sizes. My goal is to have a mix of favorite photos and seasonal printables that I can switch out as appropriate.

 Some of my favorite printables are the "chalkboard" ones. I have a small collection of Christmas printables that have lyrics to my favorite Christmas songs that I can't wait to bust out. But in the meantime, I'm looking for everyday prints that I won't get sick of until it's time to put out the fall prints.

I love music and certain lyrics stick with me, either because they have special meaning or because they run through my head constantly. My favorite band is Dashboard Confessional, and one of my favorite lines from their song "Hell on the Throat" says "And when the sand turns to glass/and all that's left is the past/I will love you still." I decided I wanted to make that into a chalkboard printable.

I downloaded a chalkboard background like such:

and uploaded it to Then I just typed the lyrics I wanted, fiddled around with the fonts (I'm a font junkie; most of these fonts were downloaded from and added some corners.


I think it turned out pretty well for a first attempt! Now I just have to wait for a Shutterfly code to appear in my inbox since I'm too cheap (I prefer "thrifty") to pay full price for anything.

Also, if the two of you who read this blog would like to print this for yourselves, feel free!