I was looking through my photos on my camera and came across this photo.
The story behind it is amazing. A young mom was on her way to work and her car slid off the road into the icy water. Another driver happened to witness it and stopped to help. The car had flipped so that it was upside down in the river, the mom trapped inside. 2 more cars stopped and in all 3 men, Hoppe, Effenberger, and Grover braved the cold water and worked for 20 minutes to free the young mom. Because it took so long to free her they were worried that although they had “saved” her she may end up having significant brain damage from lack of oxygen.The mom not only survive but had no significant damage. I wanted to do something to honor the 3 men but also to make something that would remind all 4 people involved of that day. Under each monogram letter and just above the full last name is the date 9.22.2015 as a subtle reminder of that blessed day.
Have you ever had one of those days when it seems like nothing goes right? You just can’t get things to work they way you thought they would? Well, I’m having one of those. I had a project on the back burner just waiting for a play date with the Force. First I couldn’t find my rotary tool collets or drill bits – well, I haven’t used them since the last KNK Retreat so I can’t even remember what I might have done with them. Okay, scratch that project. Next, I wanted to make a stencil to screen print a t-shirt for my daughter and I darned if I can remember where the screens are. Now, those I haven’t seen for a year so they could be anywhere!
Then I decided to try out some thermo-fusible adhesive and that project totally bombed, I can’t even show you because I threw it out with the trash. 🙂 It’s okay though because I learned several things not to do and a few things that I can do!
Next I took a break and ate the yummy steak my husband grilled for me in the frigid 9 degree Fahrenheit weather.
Okay, back to work.
All in all, my KNK machines work perfect and they are the only reason I was able to complete the next project on my list!
I pulled a free shared image off the web and pixel traced it in Make-the-Cut, then I cut it out of vinyl for a stencil, and double side adhesive for foil.
His dad had him print Love, Jaden on a piece of paper. I scanned the paper and imported it into KNK Studio. Then I vectorized it so it was now a cut file. The saying itself was done using 2Peas Kindergarten font. Simple but sweet!
This is something that I have wanted to make for a long time and finally did. I was at first stumped at how to attach the photo frame to the tile in a way that it could be removed to insert the picture.
I have used 3M Command strips in the past and yet it still took a while for the light bulb to go on. They work like Velcro, the kind of snap together.The person who ordered this tile wanted words from a song that will be sung at the wedding. She also wanted the names of the bride and groom and the wedding date.
Sorry for the poor pictures! But I think it turned out very nice and will be making other versions of this tile. :O)