Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Card Inserts

Good Afternoon everyone!

Another beautiful day here in Northern Michigan! We are getting spoiled. Although last night it got below freezing temperatures here and my hubby was worried about the two tomato plants he purchased this past weekend. But all is well. He just didn't believe me when I told him we were going to be getting some frosty temperatures. Maybe he will listen now.....NOT!

The topic I would like to discuss today in this post is "Card Inserts". I don't know how many of you card makers out there put inserts in their cards, but I am not one of them.... until now. It has been something I have wanted to try. First of all, I am a fool when it comes to setting up my word program and setting the tabs where they should be. I posted to the groups I belong to a request this morning for an A4 insert template. This to me is so confusing. There are many types and sizes of papers around the world and choosing the one I needed I had to "google" for it to get the information.

This is what Wikipedia said about it...

There have been many standard sizes of paper at different times and in different countries, but today there are two widespread systems in use: the international standard (A4 and its siblings) and the North American sizes.
I find that the A4 is the closest to what I need when I make my 1/4 fold cards. I would like to hear what the rest of you use or how you go about putting sentiments in your cards. I have wanted to just print it on the inside of the cardstock before I make my card, but not word processor savvy enough to know how to do it.
Here is the link for more information on paper sizes. You choose.
Until next time, happy cardmaking and stay creative!
Karla Sue

Monday, May 11, 2009

Spring Time

Today is a beautiful day here in Northern Michigan! Sun is shining, and birds are flocking to my feeders. It is a bit chilly though at 63°, but I will take it any way I can get the sunshine!
After this past weekend, the rush to get several Mother's Day cards are over. They did turn out very nice. Now comes more of the Graduations, Weddings that come with the few months of Summer. I have already started last month on my cards for these events. Trying not to procrastinate so much! LOL! I have been playing around with my Quickutz Silhouette hoping to learn more about it. At first, I was afraid of it. Also not knowing where to begin was a fright also. I still have so much to learn about it. I have groups I belong to that can help me along if I need it. I just don't like being a pest and bothersome to them. I am sure they don't look at it that way.

I dabble a little bit in photography, though I am an amature at it. I do like the results I get at times. I have taken Senior High School pictures for a friend. I just finished with her 2nd childs Senior pictures. She has been so happy with them. I am glad. I am too critical of my work I think. But I did download a program called Photo Collage Maker and made her postcard invitations with it. They turned out so nice, that I had to sign a release at Walgreen's to say I took them and was not copying professional's work. I offered to take my cd's in to them and show them the pictures before I cropped, and touched them up. Two times I had trouble with Walgreen's. In a way, I was flattered, but on the otherhand, I was a little upset for the trouble I encountered. The collage of the pictures I took for his Senior pictures turned out great! She slapped a large blank sticker on the back of the photos and put time, date, and place on them. Then addressed them and put a postcard stamp on them and shot them to the post office. Actually cheaper then having them done through the schools.
Well, I had better close for now. I have things to get done, but I will return later today and post some photos and links for you to see.
Until later, Stay Creative!