Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Fall Y'all Layout - File Available

So this morning I was piddling around with a layout design and posted on Facebook asking for suggestions for a theme and a few said fall. I had made these crows quite sometime ago and decided to incorporate them in a fall layout. 













Of course the colors and papers you use are only limited to your own imagination. I just tried to use basic fall colors so I could get an idea of colors I might want to use. The lines are suggested for journaling and are in the MTC file but you don't need to cut those and can ignore them. 


MTC users can get the sizes for the papers from the file but here is a list of sizes for SVG users:

Red (base paper) - 12x12
Off White - 4x8 and 10x12
Green - 8x8
Dark Orange - 4x8
Grey (pictures) - 3.5x3.5

The MTC file has the images sized as in the picture but the SVG file has all the images on one mat so they will need to be resized for your purposes. 

You can download from the links below:

Friday, September 5, 2014

I Participated!

Not sure why I feel like writing a blog post this morning, but I do, so here I am. Heck I am not even sure if anyone is still around to read this but ya know I have said many times I do my blogging more for me than anyone else and I still think that is true.

Anyway there was this post on Facebook this morning and it really struck me, in a good way! You know me, I of course have a story about this! As most of you know I have been a single mother most of my daughters life. Her father left when she was 5 weeks old *okie can't believe Shiane will be 23 in November* and from that time on I was the only parent my sweet daughter had.


When Shiane was little I wanted her to find things she loved to do so she was involved in many things...soccer, basketball, softball, tae kwon do, Girl Scouts and just about anything she wanted to experience. I did limit her to 2-3 things at a time so we would be able to get some occasional rest. I can remember my evenings after work being filled with shuttling her here and there to practices, meetings, etc and being exhausted when I finally got in the bed. Our weekends were usually filled with visiting family, going to movies or something where we were spending time together. We were always on the go. Ever since my daughter was in first grade I have been blessed with having a job that would allow me to not miss any of her school plays, parties, ballgames and always be available when she needed. Of course at times that also meant I was the one mom that could be called when someone else forgot it was there day for snacks and then I would have to make a quick trip to the store after a quick change in my schedule and drop off snacks for her class.

When Shiane was about 8 years old we were visiting with my Mom and I had been telling Mom how tired I was and how busy we stay. I can still remember so clearly the short exchange between me and my Mom.

Mom said "Shirley don't wrap your life up into her life so much that you don't have a life of your own. One day she will leave, she is suppose to leave...that is how it is suppose to be".

I remember smiling at my mom and telling her "Oh Momma I know that. I know one day she is going to grow up and have a life of her own. I know that one day she will leave me and I will be alone but that is the exact reason I want to spend so much time with her right now. Right now she is mine and all mine and I want to cherish every moment". 

I still remember the sheer exhaustion that I felt so many nights but ya know what? Now I smile and know that I participated! I participated every day with all the energy I had and I would do it all over again if I could! I think I really did see it as a privilege to be able to be there for her and do so many things for her. We have had some rough years but  now she is coming into her own and blossoming into the adult I had always hoped she would be and I know soon she will be leaving me and this time probably for good but I also know that I can always look back and think I DIDN'T MISS OUT ON ANYTHING! I PARTICIPATED!

I really don't think I can be more blessed than that!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Pazzles Vue In Da House!

So much time has passed since March that I don't remember if I had mentioned I had got in on the pre-orders for the new Pazzles Vue, if I hadn't well then I guess you now know that I got my Pazzles Vue! It arrived on Tuesday and I haven't had much time to play with it but I did at least do a few test cuts.

When ordering the new machine there were several color choices and of course I chose RED! I think I might need to add some black vinyl dots to really make it feel like mine HA HA HA. The machine doesn't look much different than the original Pazzles, the shape and buttons are all the same but there are a few differences. The new version has a small pull out that helps with mat support and there are tabs to slide the mat under, and I'm really going to like those!

The first cut I did was straight from the tutorial in the little booklet and I know I took a picture and posted it on Facebook but for the life of me I can't seem to find it so I can share it here! Anyway it cut like buttah! The mat for the Vue is a bit different than the original mat if you are going to do Print and Cut and I need to find out if that is the mat I need to use for regular cuts as well...I haven't read that far.

I was anxious about trying out the Print and Cut because I have been concerned about the accuracy. The calibration was a breeze to do and I only calibrated once before making my first PNC *okie hopes folks understand from now now on when she says PNC she means Print and Cut*. I read the directions several times and I am quite sure the process is a lot simpler than I made it because I was a bit distracted when I was trying it out.

I can imagine your shock to see the first PNC was a ladybug! HA HA HA I was really impressed with the evenness around the image with the very first attempt. I did see how to make the cut closer but haven't tried it yet.


The machine maybe a bit more quiet than the original but again I am not sure since I haven't used it much. I will say that new mat was super sticky, and right now still is, and in my excitement I am sure I didn't prep the mat as well as I should have.

The software that comes with the Vue seems like it is going to be easier to learn than I thought and it does have a lot of features like Make the Cut. I am however waiting patiently for MTC to get the plug-in for the Vue so I can go back to using it. Hopefully I can start playing with the new machine soon and get to know this machine as well as I have my machines in the past.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ladies Only...WARNING!!

Okay I haven't posted in quite sometime but I really have the need to post about this matter so all my lady friends *okie thinks that even the unladylike friends as well* can be warned about a certain product that might be bought for delicate matters.

It seems to happen to all of us women from time to time, some more than others, and it is not something I like to discuss...especially in mixed company so any men readers please leave at this time *okie points to the man standing in the back* Ummm, yeah you...LEAVE! Anyway, we all have to deal with that dreaded yeast infection *okie cringes and her face turns bright red even saying the word*. Years ago there was the 7 day treatment and you had to go to the doctor to get it but now days you are able to diagnose your own situation and can run down to the corner store and choose from a wide array of products that vary from 1 day, 3 day and 7 day. Most of the products I can't even pronounce so that lets me know they gotta be good and work well...RIGHT?

Now is the confession time...I had go get a treatment the other night and as I stood in the aisle looking at the buffet of creams and suppositories that was shelved in front of me I was in awe of the choices available.

I being a person of instant gratification I grabbed the Equate Tioconazole 1 day treatment  and shoved it under my arm, concealing it in case I ran into anyone I knew, and left the aisle. I was thrilled with the idea of having relief by the next morning and not having to repeat treatment over several nights. Of course since it was still early evening time I had to wait until bed time to use the product.

The instructions were simple and I followed the directions for the treatment feeling a bit smug about being a smarty pants and finding a 1 day treatment. Somehow I never even thought about how when something seems too good to be true it usually is...I likely won't make that mistake again and well...the following is the review I wrote for Amazon.com, whether it gets approved or not is another matter. I just wanted to warn others about this product and since I don't know if it will get approved I thought I would swallow my pride and share my experience here with you ladies.

AMAZON.COM REVIEW OF EQUATE TIOCONAZOLE 1 DAY TREATMENT
I tried this product with hopes of it knocking out the irritating itching of a yeast infection and I didn't bother to read the warnings until AFTER I had inserted the product and noticed some slight burning and was afraid I was having some allergic reaction. As I read information about the product the burning started to get worse. I quickly logged onto the internet and started reading more about this product and found a lot more information about the side effects, especially the burning part. If you have ever seen Breaking Dawn and saw where Bella had turned into a vampire and she was grabbing at her throat and burning from the inside out then that is what I would compare it to! If that is not a good example then think about your womanhood being on trial in the Medieval Period and being sentenced to most excruciating form of execution...BURNED AT THE STAKE! I really don't think that is an exaggeration.

A friend of mine had used a one day treatment and she said it worked so I texted her and told her "I'm on fire internally!" She assured me it would be better by the next day. I texted her back with "If not then I'm going to the ER to have a coochiectomy!" I wasn't sure I was going to be able to go to sleep and was even afraid to move in the bed because it made the pain worse but luckily after an hour or so of writhing in pain from the internal fire that was supposedly medication I was able to go to sleep.

I woke up the next morning and ERMAHGERD I had some major swelling going on. Although I didn't take a look and see for sure but I am thinking my nether regions had turned into the Michelin Man. I took a shower and tried to rinse the area thoroughly with cool water in hopes of reducing the swelling and allowing me to walk half way normal so I wouldn't have to explain the reasons for my rather odd gait. I did notice that as time passed the swelling went down and the pain had reduced to just a mild irritation. By that next afternoon I felt so much better and by that evening I think I felt almost normal again. I think it did knock out the yeast infection in one day and that was a definite plus but I am not sure I would use the product again due to all the side effects.

I gave the product 4 stars because it is effective and after the tortured suffered and survived I feel that my coochie must now be immortal, that within its self is worth 5 stars, however I will stick with the 4 star rating. If you want something that works fast and you can withstand your coochie suffering extreme torture I highly recommend this product. If you are not into pain and find no problem with doing a 3 day treatment then I would say go that route.

So now you know my shame and you know my feelings about this product. So please be warned if you are thinking about getting fast relief with this product just remember the torturous effects it can have as well!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

IMMEDIATE URGENT CARD REQUEST!

I know this is really short notice but I am hoping my card making friends can grab a card or make a quick card and send to this little boy for his birthday. I saw this on Facebook but then again on Yahoo news. I have my card addressed and ready to go in the mail tomorrow so it will make it for his birthday on the 25th.

Danny  is a 5-year-old Massachusetts boy battling cancer said all he wants for his upcoming birthday is a box of birthday cards. You can read his full story here -

DANNY'S STORY


Here is the mailing information for Danny:
Danny Nickerson
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA 02035

So folks if you have an extra card, have time to make a quick card and a stamp please take time to  get one done immediately and mail out tomorrow. Let's make this little boy's wish come true!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

WHO KNEW...

THERE IS LIFE OUTSIDE MY CRAFTROOM???

Okay thought I better check in and give ya'll a heads up on why I haven't been posting much lately. As most of you know I have an abundance of friends, not acquaintances, but true friends that I have had for years, some 20+ years matter of fact *okie looks up gives God a little shout out for blessing and enriching her life with such wonderful friends*. These are the type of friends I don't have to talk to all the time or be with them every day and we may go months without seeing each other or talking to each other but when we do then it's like no time has passed.

Around the beginning of June my friend Nancy, whom I've known since college, and I decided we needed a dinner date. Well that one fateful dinner date has lead to us spending many hours together during the last month. She has introduced me to the fact that there is life outside my craftroom! I have met new people, had interesting conversations with strangers *okie laughs at some of the interesting conversations she has had with Nancy*, been to an outdoor concert, been to the movies, had someone to spend time with in the pool and just basically a best friend to hang out with and do things with. And ya know what...It's great!

Nancy and I have kids around the same age and actually our girls use to spend a lot of time together when they were in grade school and either her daughter was at my house or my daughter at her house most every weekend for awhile. Her daughter even got snowed in at my house one time during an unexpected snow storm and while Nancy was quite worried her daughter kept telling her she was fine and was having fun. Her daughter, Brianne, actually even potty trained my daughter. They went to the same daycare and the daycare worked on a buddy system of potty training. Brianne is older than Shiane and every time Brianne needed to use the bathroom she would go get Shiane and take her to the bathroom. I always said I needed to pay for Brianne's college for that wonderful feat!

So anyway now you know what has been keeping me busy lately and I'm going to just enjoy this time with my friend right now because it seems like our times together over the years have been much like the changing of the seasons. I figure, like always, it will eventually come the season where it goes dormant for awhile so for now I will enjoy sowing our oats, watching our friendship bond grow and harvest the wonderful friendship we share.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Cricut Cartridge Storage - SVG File Available

Quite some time ago I made a post CRICUT CART STORAGE and included videos on how I stored my cartridges and handbooks. I have long given up a on the cartridge based system but I still think this was the best way I found to store all those carts and handbooks and it took up a lot less space and made it easy to find what cartridge I was looking to use. I have gotten some questions lately about the little cart box and if I have the file still available. I made the original file in Design Studio and then I did make a file to use with the Gypsy.

I know that the new Cricut Explore has a program where you can use SVG files and I am now sharing the file in SVG format *okie  hears the gasps from those who  know that okie hates converting files* because I truly believe this is an awesome way to store those pesky little cartridges.








This is an old picture from when I did the file in Design Studio so don't pay attention to all the lines.  To assemble fold on all the scored lines, which will be cut for you. You can just line it up and fold, no need for a bone folder *is that what it is called?* for this. Apply adhesive *I used my ATG gun* to the side flaps on the back side and then apply adhesive on the front side bigger flaps.

Fold the smaller side flaps up and then fold the larger flaps to the back of the box.

Oh and I did use a corner rounded just because I thought it looked better.

This file is made to cut 6 boxes at a time.


Download File Here: CRICUT CART BOX SVG

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

There Is An Easier Way To Do Large Vinyl Projects!

So after thinking I was a smarty pants about figuring out how to make larger vinyl projects I was informed that Make The Cut has a "Tiler" function that does the same thing for you and it is much simpler! Bryan from MTC was kind enough to share some links with me and I found this video to be most beneficial and I thought I would share it with you guys.

MAKE THE CUT TILER FUNCTION

I am terrible about not reading instructions for things and I guess if I had taken time to read the manual I would have found this out long ago. Oh well I still say I was a bit genius to figure out the method I did anyway HA HA HA.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Cutting Large Vinyl Projects - Tutorial

For so long I thought I was limited to cutting the largest vinyl projects to a 12x24 cutting mat and there have been some things I would have liked to cut larger but never thought outside the box, which is odd for me since I think my brain tends to live outside the box most of the time. But I have now learned that I can cut things much larger and this is gonna be an EPIC change in things I do with vinyl!

A few weeks my friend Dave and his 12 year old son Tayden came over to visit and Tayden was a bit mesmerized by my craftroom. Tayden had a lot of questions and was rather intrigued about things I could cut. He asked if I could cut him a Ghostrider for his bedroom wall. I told him if he could find me a decent picture that I might be able to cut it for him. He sat on the computer looking at pictures for quite sometime and finally found one he liked. I looked at it nervously and told him "I can't promise I can get a clean trace and cut it but I'll try my best".

After several traces, cleaning up images, figuring out how to cut it bigger and then putting it to the test this was the end result.

The image is approximately 30" x 22", so almost 3 times as large as the largest vinyl project I have cut! When I thought about cutting this I knew I should probably document how I did it in case there were questions and I decided to go ahead and do a tutorial.





The tutorial is for Make The Cut only since I do not know how other programs work. Please don't ask me how to make it work in other programs because I will likely cuss you out *okie gets ready to give the evil eye to anyone who asks*. You have been warned!

WORD OF CAUTION: Continue to save your project throughout the process. I would have for people to go through all this and then lose the project because they didn't save periodically.

First make your image as large as you can to work with while still seeing the full image on the screen. 

Make two lines that are longer than the image and place them where you need them. Since I don't know how big of an image you want to cut I can't tell you specifics. Now copy both and paste on another mat, you will need this for line placement in a few steps down.






Next do a "boolean" join and choose the option "B-A Difference" and hit apply. This will split the image into sections.









With the image selected, in other words the box should be around the image, click the "break" function as to break up all the image.

Now you should have all the grey boxes around the pieces of the image.










Now take your mouse and box all of the middle image together and click "Join". The two outer parts of the image should still have all the little grey boxes around them.











Since my middle section was taller I was able to draw a box around the outer pieces without it effecting the section I just made. You may need to do each side individually depending on your project. Once you have the outer sides selected then click on "delete".








All that should be left on your mat at this point is the image that was in the middle that was "joined".














Copy your middle image and paste it to a NEW LAYER on the mat that you copy and pasted earlier. You should see something like this. I keep my layers in different colors so I can see them more easily.










Break your lines you have joined so you can move them independently and line the OUTER edge of the line to edge of the middle image. 











Next, "HIDE" your middle image. Select the long lines and join those lines. Then select both images that are showing on the mat and use the "BOOLEAN JOIN" function as explained in previous step.











Do an image "Break" and get rid of the middle section. You can join the outer sections individually before or after you delete the middle image.







Now you should be able to faintly see the middle image from the hidden layer and you should have two outer images. If you haven't joined those individually then do so now.









Make the hidden layer visible so you can see if your images are lined up correctly. If not then you screwed up somewhere or I didn't explain it right but I'm going with the you screwed up theory. And that is mainly for my friend Carmen because she tends to try and blame me when she is not listening and following what I am trying to tell her what to do.







Next zoom out so you have plenty of white space on your screen and the image and mat look small.












 
Select all images and rotate 90 degrees. 

















Now resize your image to how big you want. I chose to go almost 24 inches on this one. Since I was using a Cricut cutting mat I had to be mindful of the margins since they don't fit perfectly in my Pazzles machine.














You will now want to add each section to a "NEW LAYER" so you will be able to "HIDE" the layers you are not cutting at the time. See the "LAYERS" menu for example if needed.









Now this is just a little tip and not necessary for all images - My image had a lot of "nodes" so I chose to break each image and then join parts of each one and then adding to new layers as I went so when I got ready to cut my machine didn't freak out due to there being so many "nodes". If you do this just make sure you know exactly which main image you are cutting and don't cut the wrong one. If this frightens you then just copy and paste each image to a new mat and do it that way so it isn't as confusing.

Now you are ready for cutting. Right before cutting you may want to say a little prayer or have some wine to calm the nerves.

After cutting and weeding the images then you need to decide if you are going to just keep them separate or join them together for application. If you are doing this for someone to apply later then you might want to join the image before adding the transfer tape.

I did join this image and to join I cut along the inner edges of the two outside images with scissors. On the back of the middle image I put tape and let it overhang the edge so when I laid the outside image down it would be taped together. 

I did find it easier to keep the middle image on the cutting mat to join the long sheets together so I didn't have it moving around.








Here is a close up so you can see how the image matches up. Now it might not be absolutely perfect but it should be close enough.

Now just add your transfer tape and you are ready to go! 

I certainly hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial and that someone uses it because it was a real pain the ass to take all the pictures, edit them, watermark them, upload them and then write all the steps out! *okie falls out chair laughing*

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just A Little Reminder

I have gotten some questions and requests lately concerning my file downloads and all of those were concerning using the Cricut. I no longer use the Cricut and I don't know how to use any other program that ProvoCraft put out other than Design Studio, but even that hasn't been used in almost 2 years now.

I no longer support any files that were designed for the Cricut and that used Design Studio. Do not ask for me to convert those files to SVG or MTC format, it isn't as easy as converting since the file has to be completely redesigned.

The files I make now are for Make The Cut, which can use a variety of cutters and sometimes I will covert those designs to SVG when I feel like it.

Off my soap box now.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My 3 Fathers...Happy Father's Day

Today is Father's Day, a day where we celebrate the father in our lives. For me it is a day that I have memories throughout the day of not only my daddy, but the other father's in my life. I was blessed enough to have three official fathers and then a few others who have been father figures to me.

Father Cecil
First off there was Cecil Ira Horner, the man who was my biological father. I know very little about him other than he passed away when I was still an infant and he was in his early sixties when I was born. While I don't know anything about this man who is my father, I do owe him my life because without him I would not exist.

Daddy Clyde
Next in my life I had Clyde Kinkade, who I got to call daddy from the time I was 18 months old until I was 5 1/2 years old. The Kinkade's were my foster parents after I was removed from my biological mother and are the ones I remember as being my parents during early childhood. One of my memories of Clyde was that if I got in trouble I could run to him and jump in his lap and he would save me from the punishment my foster mother Carol was about to give. I remember the feeling of safety and love of sitting in that over-sized chair in Clyde's lap with his arms wrapped around me as he shielded me from the horrors of a mild tongue lashing.

Another fond memory was the times I would go with Carol to see Clyde at work. He worked for the Rock Island Railroad and while I don't necessarily remember the reasons we would go I do remember the excitement of being at the railroad and sometimes seeing him in the engineer car or standing on the back of the caboose *okie suddenly realizes she hasn't seen a caboose on a train in years*. Oddly, I have no idea what he did at the railroad but in my mind I thought he drove all the trains and ran the railroad.

About 3 years after I was adopted my parents allowed me to go back and visit the Kinkade's one day and I still remember getting out of the car and running into Clyde's arms. I'm not sure how hard that was for my adoptive parents to see but it says a lot about them to be able to allow me to see the family that cared for me for years. After that initial visit I got to go spend time with my foster family during school breaks. Sadly Clyde got cancer about a year and a half after the visits started. During his illness my foster parents made the decision of not having me visit as they didn't want me to remember him in that condition but wanted all my memories of him being happy and healthy. My adoptive mother took me to the funeral and we stayed afterward visiting with the family. I did return to visiting with the family on the next school break and I can remember my foster mother always trying to make sure I was not feeling sad. On my future visits Carol would tell me stories about Clyde and it always made me feel like a little part of him would always be with me. As I have gotten older the memories have faded but the love I have for this first Daddy that I remember will never fade.

Daddy Don - The Daddy of all Daddy's!
As I have mentioned before, and then again just a few paragraphs ago I was adopted when I was 5 1/2 and my new Daddy was Don Thompson. My first memory of Daddy was of him and Momma sitting in chairs and smiling at me and my brother. I remember the judge asking us if we wanted them to be our new parents and I guess they looked friendly enough because we said yes. I won't go into further details about all this because this particular post is about Father's Day so I will keep it at that, at least for now. On the way home I do remember calling them by their first name and them correcting me and telling me that they were Daddy and Momma from now on, and so it was.

Daddy was about 5'11" with short legs and a long torso and had arms quite like Popeye and fists that would give Thor's hammer a run for it's money. He was a butcher and back then beef was still handled in grocery stores as hanging beef and Daddy could toss those things around like they were sacks of flour, at least to my young mind and wondering eyes that is what it looked like. Either way I think it lent to him maintaining strength and muscle. Once again I had a Daddy where I would crawl in his lap and feel safety and love when those arms wrapped around me. Something that continued until he passed away when I was 18 years old.

I will say Daddy wasn't perfect, but of course who is *okie thinks other than herself of course*, but I never remember doubting the love he had for me, even up to the day he died. I could go into a bunch of memories but I won't since I don't feel like writing a book today so I will just share one very special memory...the last one I have of my Daddy.

The night before Daddy fell over dead, yep just fell over dead due to blocked arteries, I was going to a basketball game with a friend. I had gotten ready and was headed to the door. I stopped at the living room entrance and and said "do I look good Daddy?" and he said "Baby you always look beautiful". I laughed and told him he was biased and before I turned to leave I said "I love you Daddy" and he responded with "I love you too baby". Of course I didn't know I would never see him alive again and saying "I love you" was an almost daily phrase in our home. I realize how blessed I am with having parents who instilled in me, even if subliminally so, the importance of saying "I love you". That is the last memory I have of my Daddy and I really don't think it can get better than that.

While I have no father or daddy that is alive on Father's Day I am able to say I have had 3 men in my life who filled that role in one way or another for me and that makes me one of the most blessed people in the world. So whether your father or daddy is by blood or law, whether he was the perfect father or the not so perfect father, just feel thankful to that man who gave you life or raised and cared for you because without him you would just not BE.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Stampin Up Classic Cars

I bought the retired Classic Cars stamp set from the lady who runs stamp club and I decided I should use it for one of the cards my groups were doing because we hadn't done anything particular masculine and I thought it was time they had at least one card in their stash that was masculine.

I did have the sentiment for the front and the car stamped already since it had to be in a particular area. If we are stamping a sentiment on the inside the group gets to stamp their own. Everyone of the group members loved this card. There are several that are car lovers and 3 of the members said they are going to keep the card for themselves and asked if that was okay. I told them "it is your creation and you get to to do what you want with it".

Oh I guess I should mention they loved the inside sentiment I had printed up which read "you're not old, you're just a classic". Now most folks don't give this particular population much credit but I will tell ya that everyone of them got the joke in the sentiment and loved it. One lady in particular said "I'm 54 now so that is what I am, I'm just a classic, not old" and the whole group laughed, including myself!

As much work as it is for me to get the card kits ready for the groups it is always worth it in the end because they love knowing they created something. I did tell them that I thought we might make some "thinking of you" or "get well" cards at the end of July and of course they are all for that! *okie sighs deeply* Now I will be bound as if it was law to do this in July because they will not let me forget that I said we "might" and how much they want to do them. Guess I better keep my guillotine cutter sharpened because I will be getting another 48 card kits ready!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Stampin Up Happiest Birthday Wishes

This is the second week of my group therapy groups making birthday cards. They made this one on Monday and another one yesterday, which I will post tomorrow.

Now let me tell you that how I have something envisioned is not always how they envision something. I had thought the sentiment should go on the right hand side and the circles go along the orange and black polka dot strip, as you see that is now how this particular person though it should be. A few did do the card how I had envisioned but I wanted to show one that was done with how they thought it should be decorated.

When we were making the card I did tell them "you can put the circles anywhere you think they look good". No matter where each client decided to put their circles or sentiment they all were thrilled with the end results of the card they made and in the end that is what matters the most.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Stamp Club Challenge Card - Whimsical Words

Since I did have some paper left over from my original card I had made for the Stamp Club Challenge I thought I would make another card. Most of the ladies end up making around 6-12 different cards and that might be nice but my need *okie thinks obsession* to make more than one of a card doesn't allow for me to take such privileges.

The striped piece of paper was a little too long and to add some interest I tore off a piece at the bottom. Once I did that I thought why not add the tore off piece to the card as well to add a little more interest and I really liked how it turned out.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up Whimsical Words stamp set. 

My groups are finishing up their birthday cards this week and I will be sure to post them once they get them done.