Saturday, September 12, 2020

Getting Fancy

*it's a brisk 35 degrees here this morning, time for some coffee and some cards to keep me warm. Well, not going to burn the cards to do so, but the heat that can be found sometimes in stacks on my desk*

It's been a few days since I put up a new post on here and I apologize for that. I have had a busy week with appointments and rearranging my house. The positive part is when the dust settles, I will officially have a card/man cave room. I can't wait and of course I will show off some pictures....over coffee. Is there any other way?

About a week ago, @clrshonuff posted a contest for some really unique items he made himself. They were 6x6 color HDPE hard plastic sign carved with text or design of your choice. Examples he gave were of teams, Fantasy football league "trophy" and a room sign.

I got to thinking after I saw those pictures, wonder if I could get one for this blog that is lacking a nice header. How cool would that look? Not that my art work header I drew isn't creative, but a bit more of a fancy and professional look might help jump start this blog some more. It's still lacking in the views/followers category on non post days.

*takes a sip*

So I jumped into messages with @clrshonuff and worked out a deal. I gave him the bare necessities of a design (if you don't break out into song from the Jungle Book we can't be friends) and he created me a beautiful header piece.

Also of note before I show the piece off, he had this created, packed and shipped in what felt like a few minutes. I was very impressed. I can't even do that with cards.

*another sip before the reveal*

If this doesn't jump out at you, nothing will. Except the monster under your bed, that never seems to disappoint. 

I had the choice of brown over white or white over brown and I think this one was the one that knocked it out of the park.

It is deeply engraved in this very hard, sturdy plastic. I am not even sure if a black belt could bust this in half. I also don't plan on asking my brother in law who is one to try.

Just look at how thick it is!

*another sip, mmmmmm. Coffee is so good this morning. I must have put the right coffee to water ratio. Sometimes it happens, other times it doesn't*

Not only can @clrshonuff, make these signs, but he can also can do custom vinyl work like stickers, decals, shirts and logos. I am not sure what those would cost, but a sign like this goes for $24 shipped.

He doesn't have a website he sells these on, so in order to get a sign or any of the other options for yourself, you would have to find him on Twitter or on Facebook as Chris Rynders. He has a Jerry Rice autograph card as his profile picture on both sites.

I hope to update this blog soon with the new header and make it sparkle. There are a few other things I want to add and update on here as well. The header will also replace ones on the Cards Over Coffee Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts and when my man cave is done, will be a nice sign centerpiece for it. 


  1. Congrats, on moving on from the bottom of a pizza box with a hand written header lol

    1. Hey! It's a inner piece from a Amazon Pantry order lol

  2. Very cool sign.

    P.S. I'm so glad it's starting to cool off. Can't wait until it reaches mid 30's out here in the Bay Area.

    1. It's nice after having such a hot summer, though I am not ready for winter yet.

    2. I love winter! But winter in my area just means lows in the 30's (usually 40's). I think the last time I saw snow stick to the ground here was back in the 70's. But after shoveling snow in Tahoe last Thanksgiving and getting caught in a snow storm this past year, I'm glad I don't have to deal with snow on a regular basis.

  3. Looks good! I'm gonna miss the current header though, it's got all kinds of charm :)


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