March 03, 2011

Momma's Gonna Snap

The other day I was at MaryJanes and Golashes and I saw THIS post.  She had come upon a woman's t-shirt that said "Mom's Gonna Snap" (with a picture of a camera).  I would link it up, but I can't locate the link anywhere anymore.  Anyhow, she decided to make a free printable with the phrase which you can go grab HERE.  I thought the phrase was absolutely hilarious and ridiculously true.   So, I really wanted to make one as a little boy's t-shirt.  (Whoah, that was a long story but I just wanted to tell you it wasn't my idea :)

The beauty of this picture here is that this single picture respresents the shirt and the past week oh so well.  Baden has been sicky and super cranky.  You might think I'm a bit mean for snapping a photo like this while he's "suffering," but I've learned that I have to be able to laugh at a lot of things to keep my sanity as a mother.


I love it.  I used my Silhouette and some heat press vinyl.  You could easily make a freezer paper stencil as well.  I googled "camera picture" until I found an image I liked.  For the Silhouette, you upload the image and then click the auto trace button.  For freezer paper stenciling you can find the tutorial HERE.  Print off the image the size you want it and get cutting. 

Hopefully your wheels have been turning and you've been planning your boy shirts for the CONTEST.  I also added a grab box so you can post the button and help spread the word about the contest.  What?  You don't want to spread the word because you want to win?  :)  Well, I'm hoping a lot of people enter just because I'm excited to see all of us put our heads together to come up with some fun boy concepts.  So, spread the boy love and post the button if you're going to play.  Okay?  Thanks.  That would be real nice.  You rock.

33 comments:

  1. I L-O-V-E this! I think it might summarize my life...lol

    Awesome job!

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  2. I love this - I think my little guy need one too!

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  3. Love it! I needed this last night.

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  4. Laughing at fussiness is also the best way to nip it in the bud, for sure. Photosnapping > snapping at your kids.

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  5. awww poor Baden even when he's having a fit he's adorable. But I'm sure glad I can't hear those screams. You poor poor woman. You're a saint. And I LOVE the shirt!

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  6. So clever...gonna have to try this without a Silhouette- would probably be a cute patch for a camera bag too!

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  7. LOVE it! I just looked at your freezer paper tutorial and I am so glad that I did. It was good to see some extra tips.

    Also want you to know that I look forward to reading your blog everyday. :) I get so excited when I see your posts

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  8. That is a way cute shirt...I have some shirts just SCREAMING for something to be painted on them :)

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  9. Thanks for sharing! I've taken photos like that too. =] I've added the button to my blog.

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  10. So stinkin' cute! I totally want to make one!

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  11. My son will have one of these by the end of the day. My husband will get a kick out of it assuming he's to the point of being able to laugh about our morning by the time his work day is over. ;)

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  12. Oh, it isn´t only me who is sometimes laughing about moaning kids? Thanks for telling the truth!
    But with three guys in the house this is really the only way to keep your sanity - this or heavy medication ;o)
    Love the shirt and hope Baden will soon be on top again!

    Anja

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  13. Dumb Question, but where is the auto trace button on the Silhouette program?

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  14. LOVE this!! I can't find a good camera svg image to cut with my datgum Cricut though. :( All the more reason I need to keep begging for a Silhouette!

    I hope Baden gets to feeling better soon-for his, and for YOUR sake!

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  15. LOL i can totally feel ya, wow. Olivia is making that face RIGHT NOW and I am IGNORING her because guess what? There is nothing wrong. She is just crabby. I know that's not her own fault, and it's not mine, either, and she's getting overstimulated from our attempts to distract her from her misery which just makes it all worse. In fact, in the time it took to type that, she slowly went down to a low moan and then conked out. Yay!
    Is he sickies, or teething his molars, or all of the above?

    That looks absolutely, positively adorable. I hope you only snap in the good way! ;)

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  16. No, YOU rock! And I can't wait for the contest!!! I'm schemeing and designing and plotting what I'm going to come up with. I took the boys to the fabric store - should've worna shirt with that saying {which I'm totally going to copy btw} where they picked out their own fabric for my 'secret' contest project. But here's a hint ~ I'm going to have to incorporate the thomas fabric that Cameron picked and the superman fabric that Isaiah picked ~ should be interesting. :P Have a wonderful day ~ hope B feels better!

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  17. I LOVE IT! Do you just have plain boys shirts in your boys size, so when ever you feel like making them a shirt you can!? Because I think that is what I am going to start doing...buying a bunch of plain shirts that I can make for my lil girl! :)

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  18. Shandi - Yeah, actually I do. I buy the Wal-mart tees for $3.50 in the next size up for them so that I have them when I want them.

    Jennifer - I'm using the old software, so I'm not sure if it looks the same, but it's a square with a dotted line around the inside of it.

    Cheri

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  19. That is so cute. Man, you make me wish I had a silhouette every time I read your blog! =)

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  20. Love this....I can SOOOOO relate.

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  21. i love crying pictures. i know, that sounds bad. but the tantrums capture them just as well as the smiley happy ones, you know. very cute shirt, and kid.

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  22. oh i LOVE it!!! how clever!! we scrappers always have some kind of play on words!
    -paula

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  23. OK mama I need ME that shirt! I need one for me so bad! I do not know the stencil techniques so I'll have to research, but thanks for another roaring idea!!!!

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  24. Hey- Quick question:

    When I use the fabric paint (the tulip soft stuff), how do I keep it from splitting/cracking afterward? I seal it with the iron before washing, but as the fabric stretches, it pulls the paint apart. Grrr.... Any suggestions you have would be MUCH appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Dannielle

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  25. Cute cute cute!! So WHERE do you find PLAIN t-shirts for toddlers??

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  26. AWESOME! Thanks for the links too! love the t-shirt, but i think i have to make a hand stamped necklace that says this with a camera charm. seriously my new favorite.

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  27. Poor little guy. This photo is precious. His face so goes with his shirt. I've seen this face before as my two daughters try to get the perfect picture of their children.

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  28. Ha... I saw this printable but didn't think to put it on a shirt. I love it! Perfect picture too. :)

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  29. May I copy you?? I think that shirt is so darling. Jack needs one ASAP.

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  30. Thanks for making me laugh out loud! I love this saying. And I always enjoy stopping by your blog.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  31. You don't happen to still have the picture do you? I've been googling for 2 days, and haven't found a camera as cute as yours!

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