Monday, May 16, 2011

Frank Got a New Boat!!

My husband, Frank, got a new boat this spring ... this was a really big deal really around our house! I used my Cricut and vinyl to cut the registration numbers (that go along the sides) and then Frank decided I should 'dress up' the back of the boat, too! Love it ... another reason to play with vinyl!

I used my Gypsy to lay this out and weld the letters. The font for the names is from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge and the other font is from the George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge. Now, I was going to leave it at that, but Frank suggested adding a little fishing pole and make it look like an exclamation point. Who knew he could be so creative!? This pole is from the Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge and is actually pretty realistic looking. I thought it needed a little something else, so I added the bobber. I made the bobber by welding shapes from the George cartridge ... I'm really proud of that little bobber ... it's my favorite part of this!!

Here's the story about the other name on the boat: Tatum is the 4 year old grandson of one of Frank's fishing buddies. Tatum is just a sweetie and he adores Frank. Now we're not quite sure what Frank said to him, or when he said it (because Frank talked about this boat for months!), but apparently he told Tatum something about having to save money so he could get a new boat. Well, a few weeks before we got the boat, Tatum's mom stopped by our house with a dollar and instructions to give that dollar to Frankie 'cause he needed money for his new boat ... too cute! We figure this makes him a co-owner, so his name is on the boat, too!!

Thanks for stopping by ..


Sherry said...

That is such a cute story. I love how you husband is co-owner of his new boat. You did a great job decorating the boat.

Sabrina said...

What a sweet story! And how cute that your husband wanted Tatum's name on the boat! Great job on the vinyl lettering and fishing pole and bobber!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! I think the little bobber thing is my favorite part too! LOL! Isn't it funny how creative men can be when it comes to their toys? They turn into little boys.
Got a chuckle out of how the name came about. Happy fishing, Jo!