Vinyl and junk

August 06, 2011

Did you know that just by signing up for Etsy, you automatically have an account that can be turned into a store?  Wild, I know.  All you have to do is start listing stuff for sale.  The only question is, what?  What do I have that no one else does?  What could I offer that would be unlike anything else out there?

Well the answer is simple.  Nothing.  Everything there is to make or do has already been made, done, labeled, and sold, bought and processed, so there is no point spending a lot of precious brain power thinking about it.  Instead I figure I will jump on whichever wagon seems like a good one and just ride it until the end of the line.    And so, with my Cricut in hand, I have begun working up some of my very own vinyl signs for folks to stick on their walls and decorate their otherwise boring houses with.

Here are a few soon-to-be-classic phrases I came up with, that, if they prove popular enough (and I'm thinking they will!!!), will soon be flying off the shelves of my hypothetical store.  




Just imagine these beauties hanging over your dining room table:



I would hang the next one directly across from the toilet:
I find the font especially soothing.


Here's one you might like to stick on the outside of the bathroom door.  Maybe on the lower half, where the short people can read it:

Or one I made to go on the dryer door:
but it would also be really fun to put it on a T-shirt.


Here are a few others:

And here are pictures of some of my signs in action!

That is supposed to say "Always".  I don't know where the L went.  I have looked everywhere for it.







I'll also do specially made name vinyls in a little 2x6 size.  That way you can carry a stack of name stickers around with you all the time, and stake your claim on anything that isn't labeled.  I would especially use it for seating.  Anytime I sat down I would pull out a sticker, label my new seat and then I would be free to walk around.  And when some wiseacre steals my seat and says "I don't see your name on it!" I can point out the label and boy won't he look foolish then! Ha!


And I just gotta tell you that while I was looking on Etsy for ideas for these, I found some truly awesome and stunning vinyl signs you can put on your walls.  If you don't want one of  these.  But it is really up to you.

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19 comments

  1. Oh heavens, I love them all. I want them all! I especially love the "those who wronged us" right in the master bedroom over the bed. I'll pay you to think of something to stick onto my front door. Right now I have "welcome" but that's so darn boring. I thought about "enter at your own risk" but that doesn't really ring like your signs do. Put that Etsy shop brain of yours to work and come up with something amazing for me, wouldya?

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  2. I hope you are serious! But then again, you didn't give us a link to your Etsy shop. So funny.

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  3. You could totally make money off these things!! Love them.

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  4. I think you've finally hit your stride.

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  5. "Don't Give Up!". Man I've been there a few times.

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  6. Yes, you've hit your market. I want your signs all over my house! (which is really Tanya's house but I'm sure she won't mind.)

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  7. HOLY @#$%^ I NEED THOSE SIGNS MAKE THEM RIGHT THIS INSTANT SO I CAN GIVE YOU MONEY FOR YOUR GENIUS AND I CAN LAUGH FOR HOURS IN MY HOUSE WHICH I CAN'T DO NOW BECAUSE MY HOUSE ISN'T FUNNY.

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  8. I really had to stifle my laughter to keep from waking everyone in the house. Those are wonderful! Do it! Do it! People will buy!

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  9. Oh, man! I laughed and laughed at this post! So very, very funny.

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  10. so where's the link? i wanna buy these!

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  11. Ok, these are the most wonderful signs I have ever seen! I must have them all--they are a necessity! I need to laugh more, my doctor said so, hence the necessity. =)

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  12. p.s. Please don't torture us with a hypothetical store--we, and I know it's not just me, LOVE THESE!

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  13. I need the "Don't give up" one please. I'll take four. And maybe a few for my friends for Christmas. As always, you are my most ingenius friend.

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  14. Oh Zombies. And towels. Love love love. Well, I love zombies but I hate laundry. Which is why I love the towel one. Anyway, I am in awe of your brilliance once again and laughing out loud!

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  15. Ditto! You have to open an Etsy store and sell these!!!!

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  16. You're awesome. I am claiming you as one of my bestest friends. I hope you're ok with that.

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  17. Holy awesome! That's hilarious! I don't have a single vinyl sign in my house and I've been fearing I'll lose my Relief Society Card because of it! Perhaps I can put up one of your so I'll 'fit in' without having to actually fit in!

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  18. I would love to know where you got those two white dressers next to the crib in the "Babies, poop a lot" picture. I love them!

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  19. I actually found that picture on line. And just stole it. I'm still hoping they don't come for me.

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