I made one little canvas and told Staci I thought we coudl sell it at the "Store" where we sell our earrings, tee shirts, etc. on the night of the main event. She liked it so much, she went to Heaven. Oh, I mean, HObby Lobby, and get me 10 more, and said, "PAINT!". So, paint is what I did! This...Became this! and buddy, I was off to the races! Meanwhile, there was more work to be done! This is Staci posing by the 1,675,005th batch of BELIEVE stickers we cut and individually prepare!
Dad puts the words in the computer based on size, font, etc. Then, he loads the vinyl to cut. Then, when if comes out, we have to pull away all the excess from the letters. See how some of the "b's" and "e's" still have white in the middles? This is called weeding. And Staci and I should know. We have been "weeding" all our little lives. Both of us worked for dad when we were in college. Best job I ever had, though. Seriously, I LOVE it!
Then, you take the masking tape and cover the whole panel. Then, you cut each Believe into its own little piece with the tape still on it, so that the recipient can put it face down on their car window, notebook, clipboard, favorite cup, whatever! I LOVE seeing the Believes all around town in the backs of people's windows, as I know that it was likely lovingly made by someone in the Massey family!
We had to do the same for the 9 gazillion "I jogged for Jake" stickers! See how much we love our boy?!
Oh, and speaking of Jogging. Can you BELIEVE that my sister would get herself these lime green shoes and not get me some? I would have gotten HER some! Ummph!
Let me interject a new member or our work crew. This is Marina. She was part of the labor force this evening who put the stickers on the little water jugs for the run Saturday morning. And this is Nicole (Veronicia's sister from Texas), Staci, and Veronicia. More of the same! Are these not the cutest little things? YOU TOO could have one if you were running this Saturday! This is Staci's handiwork. She is adding little green arrows to the names of the sponsors. This will make them stand out individually a little more.
Work, Staci, work. See Staci work. See Staci work in lime green shoes. See Stingy Staci?!
I don't know why I took a picture of these, and even moreso don't know why I posted it. But as I have said before, I don't know how to erase a misposted pic. SO enjoy! I sure did! Mexican food. Ummm. Since I have probably officially grossed you out. Let me now make up for it by showing you how the canvases turned out. And YES, I CAN make one for you! In any color, any size, and with any word/ name on it! Just let me know. I will get pricing as soon as all this Shakey stuff is over. Peace, Love, Believe is on the tee shirts this year for the Shake 4 Jake. So, I made a few of these for good measure. And I wanted to make sure I had a few that would work for a boy's room. I really ended up liking this one a lot. And of course, a sporty one too! I think believe suits sports pics too. And lastly, I leave you with this one.
There were more helpers present this evening who will be featured in tomorrow's commentary. Eddie, Bonnie, Zach, and others, we appreciate all of your help too!
Gotta go to bed. Big day tomorrow!! Golf tourney tee off at 1:00. We sure do love and miss our Jake! This weekend always stirs up memories for me! That boy was surely one of a kind!