Chalkboard Vinyl Word Bubble by #Wallternatives

Disclosure: I received this item as a part of a campaign for Wallternatives, and received this product in exchange for writing this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Those who read this blog regularly know how I feel about Vinyl. I think it’s an awesome material, and I love crafting my own signs and items with Vinyl. However, there are limitations with my personal vinyl cutter, most specifically the size. While I was at the Haven Conference in July, I got to see an awesome new line of Vinyl decals that is being produced by Royal Design Studio called Wallternatives. Wallternatives specifically has a line of decals that are perfect for you tween/teen and college-aged student. As it’s back to school time around here, and the Big One is now in Middle School, I was really excited about this new teen-inspired line, particularly their ChalkTalk™ Chalkboard Art.  You see, we have a bit of trouble talking around our house.  Boys don’t talk that much I’ve learned, and tween/teen boys talk even less.  I thought that installing a Chalkboard Vinyl Decal speech bubble would be a great way for the Big One to share things with us.

My Mom Made That: Chalkboard Vinyl Decal Title

The other wonderful thing about this project was the time that the Big One and I spent together. It’s hard finding things that we can do together. He had a great time installing the speech bubble all by himself, with a little help from me. The parts that I had to show him, he actually recorded on his iPod, so I have a movie that I can share with you. You can see how we got the image safely onto the transfer tape.

As you can see, it does require that you burnish the image thoroughly before you apply the decal to your selected surface. Wallternatives does explain that their vinyl decals have a low tack adhesive, meaning they will not stick well to rough, textured, chalky, dusty, etc. surfaces. Clean your surface before you try to position your decal, and don’t try to stick them on popcorn walls! Luckily, the Big One had selected his door, which was easy to quickly clean and very smooth.

My Mom Made That: Chalkboard Vinyl Decal Installation

After the Big One positioned the decal where he wanted it on his door, he burnished the decal extremely well with the provided squeegee tool.  I had him go over the image, particularly the smaller dots three or four times, pressing down hard.  These decals are low tack, so you need to make sure that they are securely attached to your chosen surface.  Then I told him to slowly peel back the transfer tape.

My Mom Made That: Chalkboard Vinyl Decal Removing Tape

Once the tape was removed, the Big One had his very own Chalkboard Speech Bubble to decorate, and he had a good time with the chalk although I’m not sure how much he really communicated with me.

My Mom Made That: Chalkboard Vinyl Decal Art in Progress

Here’s a bit more information about the ChalkTalk™ Chalkboard Decals that I thought I ought to share.  They feature a slight surface texture that makes them perfect surface for writing or drawing on it with chalk, and can be applied to any flat, smooth surface such as refrigerators, doors, and painted walls. What’s more they wipe clean with an eraser, damp towel or sponge.  If you have specific questions about Wallternatives, you can learn more by checking out their thorough collection of FAQs.

Has your family gotten into Chalkboard decorating.

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #89

The last week of August? Really? Talk about time flying when you’re having fun! This month has just flown by and we HAVE had FUN!



Today’s most viewed post is absolutely no surprise. Just look at the title and you will see why! “3 Seconds to an Organized Husband” by Coconut Head Survival Guide. Were you one of the ones who clicked on it the moment you saw it? I was!!!


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Editor’s Pick
 
button craft greeting card #buttons #crafts

Thank you so much for our wonderful AUGUST co-hosts!

If you haven’t had an opportunity to visit their blogs or follow them, now is the time.

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Janine from Janine’s Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  
Raquel of Organized Island
Emily of My Mom Made That
Marcy of Day2Day Supermom
Lynn from Turnips 2 Tangerines
Carrie of A Mother’s Shadow

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #88

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #87 is starting right out of the chute with our features from last week’s party!

 

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$1 Upcycle And Headband Tute from Stone Cottage Adventures

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Janine from Janine’s Confessions Of  A Mommyaholic  

Raquel of Organized Island

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Marcy of Day2Day Supermom

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Danielle of Sew Much Crafting

Diane of Recipes For Our Daily Bread

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Guest Posting Announcement: Vinyl Laptop Decals

Guess what!?  I have a cool announcement.  I’m writing this post from my awesome new MacBook Pro.  Yup, I’ve made the switch after a lifetime on a PC.  This is a bit of a transition, but I’m in love with my new computer.  So much so, that I’m sharing a new project today over at the Silhouette School while Melissa is on vacation.  I’d love it so much if you’d stop over there and visit me.  Here’s a hint– it’s a tribute to one of my favorite books.    I also promised the readers of the Silhouette School that I’d show them another vinyl decal that I made for the Big One’s laptop.  (I had been borrowing his laptop while I was between laptops, and he’s so excited to get it back!)  It is a tribute to one of his favorite computer games: Minecraft.

My Mom Made That: Laptop Vinyl Decals (Minecraft Inspired)

The tutorial and vinyl recommendations are over at the Silhouette School, but if you are interested in the cut file for the Minecraft creeper, I have a free one available here.  I’ve gotten a ton of use out of this cut file, as I also used it to make the Big One’s back to school supplies that I shared a few weeks ago.

Now that I have our laptops all personalized with vinyl, my next step is to make an iPad decal for the Mellow Man.  His request is one that is Super Mario brother’s inspired, so I’m trying to come up with ideas for his decal.  If you have any suggestions, be sure to send them my way!

 

Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop #86

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
How is your summer going? Flying by? We are so honored and pleased that, busy as you are, we have continuously had LOTS of blog hop visitors all summer long. Wow!
 
This week we have a special addition: co-host number 10, Janine! We are so excited that Janine has accepted our invitation to add our party to her blog and expand our reach. Yipee! Be sure to stop by  Confessions Of A Mommyaholic and show her some love. Janine’s social media links are the first in our list below making it super-easy for you to follow her.
Our newest co-host: Janine of Janine’s Confessions of A Mommyaholic


And now for the most-viewed posts from last week:



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save money

Spender vs. Saver Money Tips by Cents And Order



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Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta from Oh! Mrs. Tucker

Painted Out by Woods of Bell Trees



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Chocolate Mousse from My Pinventures 

DIY Toilet Cleaner by Men Clean

Memory Gratitude Bulletin Board Craft from Poems & Quotes

Homemade Air Freshener from Living Cheap On The Chic



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Lunchbox Jokes & Notes #printables #school #cleanjokes

Lunch Box Notes & Jokes from Coconut Head Survival Guide



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Emily
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Marcy
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Lynn
from Turnips 2 Tangerines
Carrie
of A Mother’s Shadow
Danielle
of 
Sew Much
Crafting
Diane
of Recipes For Our Daily Bread
Tammy
of Creative K Kids
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Sinea
from Ducks ‘n a Row

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