Thursday, March 24, 2011

Introducing the Potato Head family

I absolutley love this project that has been in the works for months around here. I wanted to put something on my car like everyone has the stick figures, but I was looking for something a little different. We are HUGE Toy Story fans at our house, I have loved it since number one, before I had kids or an excuse to watch it. Well, I watched it with my nephews, but really I just loved it! Now the tradi
tion has continued with my kidlets and I love it.
So enter the potato head family. I was so excited when the idea came to me! For those that live under a rock don't know, Mr and Mrs Potato Head adopt the little green aliens on Toy Story 2 after Mr Potato Head saves their lives. How perfect is that?! There are three aliens and I just happen to have 3 kidlets. It is fate!
The project would've gone faster if I wasn't so lazy busy. I found some coloring sheets of the characters, and imported them into the silhouette software where I traced them. Unfortunatley, there was a ton of cleaning up to do, especially with the aliens. I couldn't find one of Mrs Potato head so I basically had to create the whole thing from scratch. I started with Mr Potato Head's shape for her too and then just added the rest on my own. That fact coupled with the fact we were car shopping made it a slow moving project. We finally found a car yesterday, so the vinyl was finished today and added. (I love the new car, but forgot to take pictures, I was so excited about how good the vinyl turned out!)
I can honestly say this is one of a kind, I searched everywhere and saw nothing like it. I am so proud of how good it turned out!
linking up at Serenity Now, sorry can't get the button to load.


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I LOVE this. We are big Toy Story fans too (although I think Ken ended up being my favorite!) This is such a fun project. :) Thanks for linking it up, Tami!

Angie said...

Love the originality! I see the little stick families all over mini vans but this is way cooler!

kristy.lynn @ kristy.makes said...

OMG! i LOVE this! how cute... soo much better than those generic stick figure families! we are toy story fans here as well... i admit i scooped up tons of mcdonalds toys when i was in highschool long before i had kids.. and the first copy of toy story i had was on vhs. hows that for old? :)

love this! thanks for sharing.. found you via tt&j! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, again, Tami! Just wanted to let you know I featured this post today. :) You can grab my "Featured On" button for your blog if you want. :)

Dawn said...

OMG! That is so stinkin' cute!

Anonymous said...

I will pay you to make that for me!!! Contact me please!

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