Thursday, February 16, 2012

What's in a Name?

There are a lot of really cute family name art pieces out there. I've even made a few for around our house. But the latest project I have been working on had me a bit puzzled. What kind of family art do you create for a "modern family" who may not all share the same last name?

Being the Shakespeare lover that I am (and having just recently watched the movie) the famous Juliet quote popped into my head:
What's Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part 
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet. ( Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Sc. 2, 43-47)

Being a family doesn't mean that you all have to have the same family name, what matters is that you are family. After a little bit scribbling and a whole, whole lot of erasing on my scratch pad, I finally settled on this design.

I made the lettering with my Silhouette and I used the LDJ Forever Friends font. The "Our Family" is available in the Silhouette online store. The vinyl is from Expressions Vinyl in light brown. Expressions Vinyl is one of my favorite places to shop for vinyl. They always have good discount codes for their email subscribers and Facebook friends.

I really love how it turned out because the names are all connected - like a family is! It's perfect because all of the people I know with modern families can now have name art too!

I'll be linking up to my favorite parties this week.

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  1. I love love this! I adore chargers, but do not always know what to do with them! This is terrific! Thanks for your kind words on my blog!
    New FOllower!
    ~Jen @

  2. One more brilliant use for a Silhouette! I'm going to have to get one of those. ;-) Your project turned out beautifully.

  3. Yet another great project that makes me want a Silhouette! Really clever! I'm your newest follower and I saw you at Serendipity and Spice.

  4. This turned out great! I really like it and I am thinking I may try this with one of those 1.50 chargers, spray painted so that it doesn't look like plastic! Great idea!

  5. Thanks for linking up this week I hope to see you again next Thursday. I love this idea. It would be a great housewarming gift or a wedding gift even. thanks for the great idea. I love chargers because they are so inexpensive.

  6. I love this! It is such a cute spin on the traditional monogram!

  7. Andi,

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17! This week’s party is already in full swing. Hope you’ll join us!
    Your friend,

  8. This is so cute!!! Did you say Silhouette??? Ugh I want one so badly! lol

    I have a project party every weekend if you would like to join and link up your great ideas!
    I hope you will come! xoxo-Rachel

  9. You are truly talented! So glad! Thank you for your efforts.