Monday, January 18, 2010

Love Those Family Faces, Give Away!

What's not to love about family faces? Ok, maybe some days are better than others to answer that question! Our Family Face project will help you preserve your special memories of those faces important in your life. Tomorrow we'll be sharing how easy it is to make the family face blocks on KSL, Studio 5. (Tune in at 11:00.)
Here's a sneak peak of what we're bringing...
1. Hanging Wall Decor - Scroll to the bottom of this posting for information on how to win your very own LOVE Those Family Faces kit.

For this project, I used 5 medium and 4 small block ornaments. All together, 36 pictures document those moments near and dear to my heart! I thought the metal hanger was perfect for completing the sentiment, but the blocks would look equally great hanging from a light fixture or curtain rod.

(We attached the metal plate to a floor easle for easy setup, but soon after the segment it'll be featured on a prominent wall in my family room.)

2. Wreaths and Garland -
We loved our holiday garland so much that we decided to continue the idea into the new year and create something Valentines'y'. Super easy and if you look carefully, you'll see just how verstile these ornaments are. Some of the decorative paper in this display say "Merry Christmas." Because the display space was minimal, I decided to use all black/white pictures. I changed out previously used green ribbon for red and voila ~ I'm now ready for Valentine's Day.

3. Say it with Blocks -
Let's not forget the stacking options. If there's time, we'll show off our Say it With blocks. Since we're so close to Valentines Day, we'll display the "All Because Two People Fell in Love" side.

4. Wire Family Tree -
This is the project that got Studio 5's attention. All together our wire tree holds 40 block ornaments...that's 160 pictures when the project is completed! We're not going to pretend that this tree is fast or easy on the wallet. Coming up with 160 pictures can seem daunting for some. Our kit costs 100 big ones, but it comes with everything ...you just come up with the pictures! Don't let our disclaimer discourage you from creating your own family tree. We think our tree branch version is just as meaningful and it's a great way to get your own family face ornament collection started.
So that's what we're bringing tomorrow for our brief moment in the spotlight. Who knows what will actually make it onto the segement. Believe it or not, this is just a portion of the list of ideas that Erica came up with. We'll work on getting pictures on these other projects and get them posted at a later date.
Are you ready to start making family face blocks? Instructions for making your the ornaments start here. We've created a video that shows you each step of the process. Last time we checked, the file was 858MB. The file is SOOooo big that we can't get it off our computer and on to the internet. We'll keep trying, so check back!
As we mentioned earlier, one lucky reader will get a complete Love Those Family Faces kit. It comes with 9 wood blocks (assorted sizes), glue, foam brush, sand paper/sanding block, distress ink/chalk, decorative end papers and ribbon, metal eye screws and the fabulous LOVE metal wall hooks for displaying your finished project. Just remember, you can't win if you don't COMMENT! Leave a brief comment about this project and we'll pick a random name on Friday, January 22.


Michelle said...

I love this project! What a wonderful way to display family photos. I plan on using this and the family tree in my daughters upcoming wedding. Love it!
Thanks for your ideas!

Michelle Barlow

bethmoscreations said...

I love this project! I especially love the wire family tree! I have been looking for an idea to show all the family pictures. This is a great way and will create much conversation. I enjoyed your segment on Studio 5 today.


Phillips Family said...

Saw you on Studio five! I love the ideas of photos on the blocks. Pictures can tell so many stories. I love it!

Anonymous said...

so creative and a fabulous way to display a ton of family pictures at once. i saw you on studio 5 and i can't wait to make these for my family. thank you for sharing!


Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. I love that you can showcase so many photos! This is something I am going to have to try!!


Gayle said...

This would be such a fun thing to send to my missionary in Seattle! Your segment on Studio 5 was great!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I stumbled onto your website and blog, hope I win!

Kindi and Tyson said...

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! I saw this on Studio 5 and have to do it! It is such a great idea. Can't wait to make one!


Allison said...

Hello from Ohio! I stumbled upon your blog and I think you have some great ideas for preserving family memories. The LOVE project is especially cute, with Valentine's day right around the corner. Great work!


M said...

I love genealogy, old pictures, new pictures, and fun projects!!! Your project was quite fun. (If only you could have heard me guiding Brooke to glue it on the top not the side, and wishing I could let you know where it went to later in the segment!) I would love to win your kit and try it out for myself!!!

Mindie said...

I LOVE all the great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I'm recovering from a surgery and i've had to be homebound for quite a while. Saw this on Studio 5 and thought this was such a fun idea and I know it would lift my spirits!


Anonymous said...

What a cute idea! I can't wait to make one of these. The segment on Studio 5 was great.