Monday, December 3, 2012


I am excited to share a couple of things with you today. First I was invited by my friend Kendra to join her in her "Pin-Spired" Christmas Celebration this month. Kendra is posting something every day from the 1st-21st of December on her blog and some of her friends are joining her along the way. Be sure to stop by her blog every day to be inspired.

I have been pinning on Pinterest for over a year and I have a BUNCH of boards and pins and not enough time to put them all to use. Ü It IS addictive, but have tried several of my pins esp the recipes. About 3 weeks ago, I started pinning on Monday some Pinned It, Made It projects and will continue to do that as time allows.

Now on to the project I am sharing. Over Thanksgiving break, Benjamin and his girlfriend were able to spend the break with us and Saturday, Kassy and I made some Joy blocks.

Here is the Pinterest post that I got my inspiration from.
Joy Christmas Sign Word Blocks

Here is mine. I know mine looks nothing like the one above, but that's kinda how my mind works sometimes. 

I had a bunch of scrap wood from way back when I used to teach wood project classes and was inspired  to make some Joy blocks as Christmas gifts. Kassy made 2 sets, one for her and her mom and I made 3, but am thinking I now need to make more.

Benjamin was a sweety and cut them to size for us and sanded them. We then painted them with FREE tinted (any color we wanted) paint from Ace Hardware. (I don't know if this is just a local thing or not, but check your Ace Hardware. The promotion is a free quart of paint colored any color you want. I just took in a sheet of designer paper and chose a color one shade darker. I got my paint in Broken Bow in case anyone local is reading this)

Then we chose some fun NEW designer papers by Fancy Pants from their Blissful Blizzard line (except for the carrot nose and it is from Hopscotch. The letters and snowman were cut with my Cricut. Next, we adhered the letters and snowman on the background papers with Tombow's Mono Adhesive Dots. After the paint was dry, we adhered the panels to the blocks with Tombow's Mono Aqua Liquid Glue. We let that dry and then painted over the top with the glue as well to seal it.

After everything was good and dry we added the button with a Power Tab.

I am also linking this up to Country Girl at Home for her Pinned It Made It Monday challenge.


  1. What a great project Debbie! SO glad you joined me for my Pin-Spired Celebration! Hugs!

  2. Adorable blocks! I think I will try to make some of these too!

  3. So cute. Love the snowman for the O.

  4. Hi Debbie!

    Your joy blocks are so cute! I love those. I love blocks anyway and I kind of have a fondness for the word Joy. :) We see lots of that around Christmas, so my Joy is always getting joy ornaments! :) Thanks for participating in Pinned it Made it Monday!


  5. I love your blocks, very cute.

  6. I love your Joy blocks! They are too cute!!!! Thank you for visiting my blog.