Saturday, November 20, 2010

Once Upon A Shelf-Happy Anniversary-1 Year

Today I wish my friend Traci a Happy One Year Anniversary, she has been in business 1 entire year today, wow, it has been a swift year.  We spent yesterday installing vinyl to her back windows.  As we stepped down from the ladder after installing the last panel, the rain began from the huge storm we are expecting to make us very wet this weekend and to powder the Sierras to our East with 3-4 feet of snow.
What is really exciting is that I did the vinyl on the Expression, the letters are 11" high, I cut with Cricut cart "Plantin SchoolBook", and all I can say is WOW.  The first couple of sets I cut per instructions and then began questioning myself on how I was going to be able to install.  I changed my cut pressure to 5 so that it would cut completely around the welded letters.  Then I took the word with back still attached and mounted it to a sticky (new mat) face down.  At this time I removed the protective backing to reveal the adhesive and I then adhered them to the outside using the mat as my installer, pressed the mat to the window and vigorously rubbed the back with a large bone folder, then very slowly pulled the mat from the window leaving the word.
It took 3 of us to install, one inside to insure the placement was correct, one to hold the back of the ladder and then myself.
This is one of the words on the mat as I am removing the excess areas and before I flipped it face down for installation. Hope you have a great weekend. Happy Saturday, Hugs

5 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

That looks soo great, Sandi! You're such a good friend! A big congrats to Traci! xxD

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Congrats to Traci.. and she is so blessed to have you for a friend. hugs

Crayola58 said...

Fantastic..... I love that wonderful vinyl work for your friend's store.
Carole

Kelly said...

Sounds like a lot of work to me. Traci is so lucky to have you as a friend. Looks fabulous!

1CardCreator said...

Great idea for the installation Sandi! ~Diane