Thursday, February 23, 2012

February Plaque Attack...

I must admit I was selfish in creating the wording for this month's Plaque Attack. I like choosing a goal or mantra at the beginning of each new year. This year I neglected to do so, but recently this phrase was dropped in my lap and placed on my heart, so I designed a plaque and situated it on my night stand.  This phrase is a worthy aspiration.


I've found when life demands more of me than I think I am capable of giving, that is usually the time I realize with God's help I am made of stronger stuff than I had imagined. I'm grateful that we never get too old to learn and "become more"...


Collect the following materials to make a plaque of your own:
  • 6 1/2" square wooden plaque {available online or at craft stores}
  • 1 piece of scrapbook paper 
  • acrylic craft paint to compliment your paper
  • Mod Podge {I like the "matte" finish.}
  • paint brush
  • Rust-oleum Matte Clear Sealer
For a tutorial on how to make these plaques, go here.


If you would like a copy of this document, please follow the directions below: 

1.) Leave a comment below 
 (Usually about 30 people give me feedback in the form of a comment, 
but hundreds request the document...geesh!)

2.) Become a follower of my blog,

3.) Then send me an email with the words 
"February 2012 Plaque Attack" 
in the subject line of the email.
My email address is on my sidebar under "Welcome -- Contact Information."

I will reply to your email with the Microsoft Word document attached. 


 Enjoy! 

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38 comments:

Jillian said...

Such a great saying! You already know I'm an avid follower of your blog! Can you please send me this document? I'd like to put this in our family room!

carla.evans said...

This saying perfectly fits a conversation I had with a friend this morning, and changes that I've been trying to make over the past year. I think I'll make one for my nightstand. It's such a good reminder to both start and end a day with!!

Sending an email...

lorene said...

I love this saying!!! It would have fit right in with the RS lesson this past Sunday! LOL... thank you so much for sharing these monthly plaques. I have been making them with my daughters every month. with their busy lives its a nice get together with them, without the hasssle of kids and hubbies! LOL... just time for us.

I am already a follower.....

Lorene

PS. do you do requests? Phil 4:13
if not that is ok too. I just appreciate your hard work.....

CandyCane said...
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CandyCane said...

Suzanne ~ Thank you for this new plaque to add to our collection. You are so thoughtful to share with us.

Although I am trying to become "less than I have ever been" ~ because I am dieting! LOL

Thanks again for being so nice :)

countercrafts said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely plaques and sayings. Take Care and God Bless! Donna

Sara Wise said...

LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing!

Corrina said...

I love this idea!! I just found your blog and am so excited I did. Thanks for sharing!

Gina said...

Love your plaques ! Thanks so much!

bbpiglet7 said...

This is such a fantastic saying! Thank you for sharing it with us.
With very best wishes from the UK x

annemarie said...

Wonderful saying and oh so true!!!

glassyladyks said...

Thank you for all the projects you share. They are nicely done.

fitgirl said...

I love this saying! Thank you for sharing!

Hama Roska said...

Thanks! It's nice to be reminded that the only person I should be comparing myself to is me. If I'm doing better than yesterday or last week or last year, I should mark it as a success.

Grannie K said...

I love your plaque attacks. You always say what I need to hear and put into action. You mentioned you would send all the old ones to me if I signed up for your blog (which I would have done anyway). I love your blog. I didn't get the older plaque attacks though. I would love to have them. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

The White Silk Purse (Dana) said...

Thank you for sharing your plaques. They are always just what I was wishing for.

Carla Wade said...

awesome--as always!!!!

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Love it,,I always see the plaques when you post but have never gotten around to making one.

chicks3 said...

This is great for those of us who don't make resolutions because we know we can't keep them. It will gently keep us going ahead.

mom2amanda said...

Suzanne...I love your Plaque Attacks and this month is no exception. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.

Kathie said...

Great quote to start anyone's day! I am already a follower. Thanks for offering to send the document.

Chris said...

Very Nice "plaque attack" for Feb! I have been busy making them for my girls, mom and sisters. FUN and quick project! I have had a hard time getting plaques though. Hobby Lobby has been out of them and our Michaels discontinued them. :( BUT>>>my dad said he would be glad to cut some out for me. Guess what I brought to his house last week?! Two boards from Lowes!! He cut me 13 plaques and said he'd be glad to cut more...He's such a sweet heart! And at 73 I love having my daddy help me out!! :)
Oh I also made a Snappy bag with the ruffle for my niece...LOVE the ruffle!! Thanks again for the idea!!!:)

Sharon said...

Wonderful sentiment this month. I follow your blog and love it. Wanting to make that snap trap wallet for my granddaughters. Thanks for the plaques. I'll request mine for Feb. in a bit.

Christine said...

I anxiously await this post every month! Thanks so much for your creativity!

Pat H. said...

Great Plaque this month!

just jayma said...

I'm a follower of your blog--I so look forward to your plaque attacks each month! Some of them speak more to me than others--so I don't always request them each month. This one, though, is wonderful. I want to put it up in each of my kids' rooms. Thank you!

Em said...

what a great idea!

Hansen Family said...

This is such a great quote! I would love a copy.

Hansen Family said...

This is such a great quote! I would love a copy.

Laura Bumgarner said...

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful quote. Would love to have a copy of this to remind me of this everyday!!!

Muriel P said...

What a wonderful gift & decorating idea. Birthdays, Graduations, Weddings, new baby, the possibilities are endless. Thank you for sharing both the plaque making tutorial and the wonderful sayings.

Derby Mum said...

This is a great manta to have. As my husband has been told the he is being made redundant, we need all the inspiration that we an get. I look forward to making my own version.

Karen said...

My first time to find your blog and I love it! I am also a Mormon, Mom, Wife and Grandma who loves her family as well.
You do amazing work and I am grateful I have come across your blog. Just became empty nest and need to fill some of my time.
Have a great day!

Renee said...

Suzanne, I love this plaque attack! I want to make these asap for my YW leaders for Mother's Day. Could I get the pattern from you??? I'll send you an email as well. I know you've been busy! Thanks, Renee

Bynancyoriginals said...

Just found your work - love it! Wish I was as creative - I tend to copy.

30 years and going strong said...

Your blog is wonderful and I can't wait to try all of the great things on here! Love this saying! Something we should always remember.

30 years and going strong said...

Wonderful saying! Love your blog!

Amy Kellerhuis said...

I think this will be an excellent craft to do with our Girl Scout troop - what an awesome, positive message!