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Blog series by MsDebbieP updated 10-14-2007 01:19 AM 4 parts 3850 reads 26 comments total

Part 1: The Skateboard

09-25-2007 09:43 PM by MsDebbieP | 14 comments »

Having the pleasure of building at skateboard deck at Roarockit, with Ted and Norah, was just the beginning of my journey with the “Save the Children” challenge. My pleasure turned to great joy when my son was fascinated by the skateboard deck and it became his birthday present. His request for artwork was the logo of the company he works for, and nothing else. The addition of “the wolf” would be the only other design on the board. As we discussed the design it c...

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Part 2: Promotion Help Needed

10-04-2007 02:37 PM by MsDebbieP | 2 comments »

The big PROMOTION of this great event has been kicked off – with a press release being sent to a number of locations. As you know, there are also banners that you can post on your websites, bookmarks that you can print off and distribute around your area, AND we’d also like your help with distributing the press release! Send me a contact for your local newspaper / radio station / woodworking group / school / or ?? (an email address please) and I’ll send the press release to them. When y...

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Part 3: Logos; One Down...

10-13-2007 02:41 PM by MsDebbieP | 4 comments »

Following the “adventures” of trying to get the logo ready for the skateboard (see my last comment on first blog entry) I finally got one of the logos ready for the skateboard. I used the Omni-Gel (successfully) to create the logo decal, following the directions of the product. It would have been easier to just hit the print button but, alas, it was not meant to be. After I let it dry, I glued it to the skateboard, again using the Omni-Gel, and let that sit overnight. So far...

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Part 4: A New Barrier; Need Some Help

10-14-2007 01:19 AM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

2 skateboards; 1 finished; 1 to go. Skateboard 1: logo was created using the Omni-Gel process and I think it has turned out quite well. Skateboard 2: I couldn’t get a photo copy today to repeat the process and my backup plan is a plastic window decal that you print on. The plastic is like the material used with overhead projectors. The back is tacky so it will stick to smooth surfaces but it can be removed and re-used. Test A: I printed the decal (it looks great) and I tried us...

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