Sunday, December 29, 2013

Friduss Family Mission Statement v 2.0

It's the end of the year and my family has spent a bit of time reflecting on this past year.  My husband and I sat down to re-write our family mission statement because where our kids are today, well, we felt like we needed an update.  We kept the things that we need to continue to work on as individuals and as a family, and added some new ones.  Always one to try to outdue myself (working on that!), I wanted this one to more closely resemble actual subway art than the last one.  And so with a few ideas I got to work using Make the Cut.   







It's in the same spot as the last one - our kitchen which looks out to our deck.  Yes, it is big.  I was initially going for something that would be 2' x around 4' but once I got into the design program I quickly figured out it would have to be bigger.  So it's actually 2' by about 6.5'.  I know, right?!  

Thankfully a good friend of mine has a sign shop and she was able to cut it for me on her machine using a roll of vinyl I purchased.  Weeding was NOT the time of my life, however, the actual application was a breeze.  We decided it would be easiest to cut it into five pieces from top to bottom and they all went on like buttah!  I also added a collage of photos of the four of us through the years to hang next to it.   

I am super stoked at how great this turned out.  It took me five days of designing to get it just the way I wanted it.  Make the Cut was an easy choice because I needed to able to export it in a file format my friend's sign shop could use, and really that program is much better at manipulating fonts than the Silhouette Studio.  There are probably at close to twenty different fonts.  I honestly lost count. 

So there it is.  The Friduss Family Mission Statement v 2.0.  We're moving into 2014 with the right frame of mind for sure.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

8 comments:

  1. This is fabulous! I absolutely love it! Congrats to you for tackling a project of this size.

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    1. Thanks Beth. Definitely a labor of love.

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  2. I am blown away by this project. First, that you have a family mission statement. That by itself is awesome! Second, that you have it posted in such a way that it is before all of you everyday. And third, the sheer magnitude and creativity of this wall art is to be commended. I love it!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much. Again, it was a labor of love. I'm sitting here typing at my laptop now and looking at it. I have always been a big fan of words. They have so much power, to move and to heal. I wanted my boys to be able to see something like this every single day. It's everything we hoped it would be.

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  3. WOWZERS..this is incredible and what a statement!! I LOVE it:) Such a great reminder and powerful message!! Absolutely fabulous project!
    Happy New Year!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  4. That is AWESOME!!! I really love this look!

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  5. I love this! What a wonderful reminder for all to see and think about.

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