Monday, September 30, 2013

On the first week of Christmas...

I know we don't want to think about it yet, but only twelve weeks until Christmas! 

Get excited though, because we have specials EVERY week until then. On the first week of Christmas we are bringing you 25% off ANY personalized item. 

What could I possibly get this week, you ask? This is a great week to buy that family name sign you have always wanted, or the personalized vinyl your daughter wants for her bedroom door. School teacher gifts? Why yes, now's a great time to buy your personalized teacher gifts for Christmas. We have some darling signs and pencil holders with teacher names on them which make them 25% off. 
Scrabble Letter Blocks
Change "BABY" to the baby's name to make this personalized!

One of our best sellers!  LOVE!

The first week of Christmas sale is the perfect time to think Christmas ornaments!

One of our most popular family established boards.  Personalize the colors too!
Event Plaques

One of our most popular wedding gift tiles.


Our first week of Christmas special is good through Saturday, October 5th, so don't miss out!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Preview Party 2013

Finally!  I know this took forever.  I can't complain though, it's been a busier than normal vinyl week and for that I am grateful.  It is so fun meeting with everyone and helping all your great ideas come to life.

This isn't going to be a fancy post, simply photos and prices.  I will include another post with a pricing worksheet that you can reference as needed if you want something a little different than in the photo.  PLEASE MESSAGE ME if you want a different color, style, anything.  We are really flexible and want to be sure you absolutely LOVE your final product and that it works great with your style and decor.

Have fun shopping our Preview Party and remember, because these photos are so late ALL customers can receive the Preview Party 15% discount on orders placed by Friday, September 20th.  Lancaster orders will be available for pickup Saturday, September 28th.  Yuma orders will be available by Tuesday, October 1st.  All orders to be shipped will be in the mail by Monday, September 30th.

Everyone loves looking forward to the next event, whether it's a birthday, a trip, even just a night out.  These countdown blocks were designed for someone with Americana colors throughout their home.  The paper used to decorate the blocks is personalized.  The blocks are 3 1/2" square and will countdown from 30+ days.  The bottom block is chalkboard so you can erase as the events change.  We will also me doing a Make & Take Saturday for this one during our 12 weeks until Christmas event.  Keep watching!

This is one of my Halloween favorites.  It is shown here as a 6x12 plaque, white paint, black vinyl.    Other colors are available.  This sign also looks great in 8x16 or 10x20.

The Home of the Wicked Witch signs are a seasonal favorite this year.  These are shown here in 12x24.

The pumpkin face blocks are approximately 3 1/2" square and can be used to add a little holiday spirit to any room.

It's not a holiday without some subway art.  And what speaks more about Halloween than lots of sugary treats?  This 12x24 sign is shown in black paint with orange vinyl.  We do not make this particular sign smaller than 8x16.

The Keep Calm and Trick or Treat sign is 8x12.It is also available in 12x16 for $14.50 or 16x24 for $24.00

As always, if you prefer a size not mentioned, or different colors than we have displayed, please contact us.  We will work with you as much as possible to be sure your signs and vinyl fit your personality and decor.

Fall is amazing and Thanksgiving seems to top the season.  We featured three signs at our Preview Party.  Two as part of our Keep Calm series.  Both are 8x12.    The Keep Calm Gobble On sign is shown with brown paint and beige vinyl and the Gather Here Give Thanks sign is shown in cinnamon paint and chocolate vinyl.

We also have our Happy Fall Ya'all multi-color sign.  It is 8x16 and is shown with brown paint, beige, lime green, sunflower and nut brown vinyl.

The Give Thanks Door Tags are not given justice in this photo.  These are designed to hang on a door in place of a holiday wreath.  They are approximately 7"x18" and hang with hemp. They will move when hung so we have an option to have a permanent piece of wood attached to the back to keep them lined up as pictured.  We do this for no additional charge. If you would like the piece of wood added please let us know when you order.

Our Preview Party would not be complete without including some of our favorite teacher gifts.  

Our pencil holders have been a huge hit this year.  They are cute and practical and are very inexpensive. 

No matter if you are purchasing the kit or the finished product, you will need to include your own pencils.  We made some with the school name for our secretaries and my big tip is give them pens.  They really have no need for all these pencils, but have a difficult time keeping pens around with all the traffic at their desks.  This gift is a guaranteed winner.

 Another Keep Calm sign that has become a customer favorite.  This is also shown in 8x12.

The 5 1/2" door hangers are shown in the traditional red, black and white, but we have also done these with school colors and mascots in the background instead of apples...

This is vinyl multi-tasking at it's best.  I suppose we could have included these reversible blocks with the Thanksgiving vinyl also.  The blocks are approximately 3 1/2" wide and range in size from 4 1/4" - 5 3/4".  The "give"/"bells" block is approximately 2 1/2" tall and 7 1/2" wide.  One side includes the Christmas letters/word and the other side for Thanksgiving. 

This probably shouldn't be included as a preview because it is a returning favorite and is once again topping the order list.  Anyone who has children needs this sign.  It's a great way to warn the children they need to stay out now more than ever.  It also works well to keep adults from barging in and ruining their Christmas surprises.  The sign is approximately 5 1/2" square.

The ribbon may be different than what is pictured, but will be festive and appropriate.  If you prefer to have a more neutral color scheme to use this sign year round, please contact me directly.

We have also had a request to change this up a bit to "Napping in Progress"  LOVE IT!!!!

We are finally to my favorite addition for the Christmas season.  The sign is 10x20 and is shown in black paint with beige vinyl.  You can choose larger, 12x24 or smaller, 8x16 or even 6x12.

Feeling crafty?  Purchase the vinyl only or the wood and vinyl kit to make it yourself.

We loved the silhouette look on this so much we added another sign with the same saying and silhouette in a different direction.  You can always choose different colors and fonts to suit your style.  Our red with black vinyl is shown on an 8x12 plaque.

Because we make each piece to order, you can customize your color choice to match the seasonal decor in your home.  What a great gift for your family and friends to remind each of us of the true meaning of the season.

We made this for a special request and it soon became a holiday favorite last year.  Once again, by special request we are bringing it back for the 2013 season.  It started out as the 8x20 on the left without a star.  This size works well for many people.  It is shown in a true blue with white vinyl.

We have also had requests for this with a star. The words are spaced a little further apart, but it carries the same tree look and feel with the Christmas message.  The sign displayed is burgundy with beige vinyl. It is shown on a 8x24" board. We have also made this larger with some slight alterations on a 12x32" board for some larger wall spaces and it looks beautiful. This is a sign I think is particularly gorgeous on stained wood.

 Of course, there's a great deal of frolicking and fun to be had also.  I'm not above bribery or threats in my house, which is apparent by our That's It!  Featured on an 8x12 sign.

We are also featuring our Santa-tizer hand sanitizer, another great teacher or office gift.

This years Christmas subway art is a little different in size.  It is shown on a Colonial Red board with white vinyl, 16x12.  A fun and festive art piece that is traditional in color, yet just modern enough to bring the best of both together.

12x 12 tiles make an amazing impact to any home decor.  So many homes have a tile displayed year round, that incorporating a holiday tile is a simple way to change your decor with minimal effort.   You can also purchase this in wood instead of tile for the same price.  For tile, you can purchase this in 16x16. If you prefer a different size in wood, please contact me directly. 

We have two of our classic nativities back for our Preview Party.  The rustic wood nativity is approximately 7" tall and 3" wide and our etched glass nativity is on 5"x7" glass standing in on a 8" wide stand.  The wood is black with gold vinyl.

Christmas ornaments are also a great way to celebrate the holidays with gift giving.  Our monogrammed snowflake is shown here in a flattened plastic ornament approximately 3 1/2" in diameter.

*Our ornaments are typically glass. Each year we are usually able to order some in plastic from our suppliers.  Please let me know if you have a preference and we will do our best to accommodate.

Do you have a family theme you'd prefer?  Talk to us.  We will work with you to customize your family's ornaments.

 Back once again by popular demand are our Mickey ornaments.  These are two colors and also are shown here on a flattened glass ornament approximately 3 1/2" in diameter.

Again, our ornaments are typically glass. Each year we are usually able to order some in plastic from our suppliers.  Please let me know if you have a preference and we will do our best to accommodate.

Reindeer names are festive and fun, and what child doesn't become excited when they hear Rudolph's name mentioned around Christmas?  The sign displayed is 6x12"

This is another great sign that can be enlarged to 8x16, 10x20 or 12x24. If you have any questions about sizing in the space you are decorating, please contact us.  We are happy to work through what will work best in your home or office, and most signs can be altered slightly to accommodate your space needs.

Our Joy Tree is shown in 12x24, and Christmas Cheer is shown as an 8x12. Again, these can be purchased in different sizes or if you'd prefer to finish the product yourself you are welcome to purchase the vinyl only or the DIY vinyl and wood kit.

A preview sale would not be complete without some gifts you can give to be used year round.  Our double wall insulated cups are 24 ounces, and come with a straw for cold drinks and a slider on the lid to sip for hot drinks.  They are top rack dishwasher safe and are available in magenta, red, purple, sky blue, lime green and orange while supplies last.  We are unable to purchase this particular cup any more, so this is not one to wait on.  The cups can be personalized as shown here or we have some superhero, mother, father and teacher cup ideas on the blog from previous events.

We love our No Soliciting tile. What a cute way to simple say, please go away.  My husband insists we change our cookie of preference to Samoas, so we will leave that option available for everyone. This is shown in a 12x12 tile, but can always be made on a 16x16 or wood.

We'll be honest.  We loved this as a tile, and a few of you have felt the same, but this quote has been ordered more as custom wall art since we've made this tile than on a tile.  We love that so many of you have chosen to have it written on your walls instead, and want to remind all our customers that is always an option.

We always have some fun silly signs that seem to fit our various personalities.  Our Nice normal family is shown on a nutmeg painted board with black vinyl, and is 8x12. The Loose Interpretation of Clean is on 10x12 multi-color on sage green with beige and brown vinyl.  These are always fun quotes to customize your size, colors and fonts to your personality and style.

Some of the greatest dramatic changes you can make to your decor can be as simple as adding vinyl wall art and you will have the look of a custom painted art piece.  Be creative.  These book shelves shown on our owl tree were worked directly into the room design by adding book shelves on wall studs over the tree branches.  Contact us for pricing.  Installation is also available for those of you who are nervous about hanging your own vinyl.

For some reason washing machine vinyl has become a new favorite of mine.  I love some of these quotes that you can place on your wall, or directly on your washing machine!  Lots of fun and a great way to show your personality even if you a short on wall space.

Again, please contact us with any questions.  Preview Party discounts remain intact until Friday, September 20th.  All orders placed by then will receive a 15% discount.  The prices shown here are guaranteed through the 2013 Holiday season.  We have several color options, and we welcome your custom requests!

Contact us at or come by and see us on facebook, Andvinyltoo.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Classroom Vinyl

With all the wonderful things I associate with fall, one of them has always been back to school.  This is really just a memory now as with the evolution of school and living in Arizona, we start school here while it is still over 110 degrees outside.  That is hardly a fall feeling in the air.  With that in mind, I am posting my Classroom vinyl pictures separate from our fall highlights.  I am a huge fan of vinyl on the walls.  I love the neatness and in the classroom I feel it adds an element of professionalism.  These photos are from my husband's classroom.  He is not the decorator in the family, so I had the opportunity to have plenty of wall space at my disposal.  Most teachers will have to opt for designs slightly smaller, but the ideas are there.

This is obviously the front of the room.  Because there is a screen that is pulled down, we decided to use quotes that would be visible on either side even with the screen in place.  On the dry erase board is a grid for daily objectives.  The vinyl holds up a lot better than painters tape (which I have seen in many classrooms) and it looks great!

Because the paint color reminded us of the old chalkboards, we stuck with a light yellow and white vinyl for these.  We used a series of quotes and formulas to add some personality to the area
Vinyl isn't just for the walls.  This vinyl was applied directly to file folders to make pockets for missed assignments.  It will hold up all year, not like the glued printed paper that results in curled corners about a month into the school year.
This is the back wall of the classroom.  Honestly, these vinyl sayings are quite large.  To keep it affordable for others asking for the same thing, all the symbols you see on the left were cut closely together and randomly placed on the wall.

Last, but not least, the door to his classroom. LOVE the way this looks when you are coming in and walking down the hall. It's amazing how a little vinyl can make such a big statement.
Below I am including some closeup photos of the quotes and formulas. I know you want some for your classroom! Because I come from a home full of educators, any vinyl you want for your classroom is 25% off.  That's right.  We know you already spend much of your small paycheck for your kids and your classroom, so we want to give you the best deal possible.   Contact me if you'd like more information on decorating your classroom. - Jana