Monday, March 30, 2009

We Can Do It! Card


This is what I packed for my spring break trip on the beach:
  • My craft robo
  • My new ATC adhesive dispenser (huge)
  • Stacks of printed paper to convert into dainty notecards
  • Two reams of cardstock, just in case
  • A brand new laptop (husband's)
  • About 500 brass mini brads
  • Exacto knife, many blades
  • Paper cutter
  • My all-in-one printer/scanner/fax/copier
  • A lamp (hate dim light) and extension cord
  • A bin (or two) or assorted supplies
In the end, I discovered that I'd neglected to install the printer driver into the new laptop, so I couldn't print a darned thing! 

Plus in my mad rush to get an order out that morning to South Africa (international shipping, by the way, can be a nightmare), I had forgotten to grab the flash drive with all of the files I'd meant to work on, so what I'd imagined to be a long productive week of making cards stretched out without a project in sight.

Luckily, I had a few disks of artwork that I could use to do some work completely from scratch. One was a Dover Clip-Art CD of WWI and WWII posters -- really lovely stuff. 

I wasn't particularly productive (unless you count finishing "The Boleyn Inheritance" and "The Jane Austen Book Club as being productive), but I did design one piece that I really liked. I'm a little wary of selling it, however. I had always liked the image, one that made me think of strong, proud, capable women, but after animating the artwork I wondered if others might see another meaning in it.

What do you think?

3 comments:

cpeep said...

Tee hee. Someone might just think it's the perfect sentiment!

Really, truly, you hadn't been over to Cornerstone before? How did you miss it?

Sounds like you had a good vacation, though.

Carol
(naked mole rat forever)

Molly said...

Well, I need you to point out the cool things to me, Carol! I loved her darling little snow angel card...

And isn't it funny that I spent a whole bunch of time on that card before realizing what it did when it animated? I loved the mechanics, too! It works so nicely... someone suggested a series of insulting cards that you can send to your ex or people that you don't necessarily like... I can have a whole series of them...

cpeep said...

Oh yes, you must! Maybe they would sell...and maybe they would just amuse yourself. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

Carol