Monday, August 29, 2011

Bright and Cheerful - after the storm...

We did not have any major problems from the arrival of hurricane/tropical storm Irene on Sunday.  There was lots and lots of rain and very high winds but our power stayed on so that is a big relief.  Many people in our area do not have power so we are very lucky.  I hope that things get back to normal for everyone soon.

 Today is my day to post on the Scrappy-go-Lucky blog and I made a quick and simple card using the All Wrapped Up Imagine cartridge.  You can see the card and read the post HERE.

I do have a couple of tips to share.  When I made this card I planned to make it an A2 card so I set the height on the Imagine touchscreen at 5 1/2 inches.  As you can see in the photo above, the actual height was a little less than 5 1/2 inches.

The width was 8 inches instead of the standard 8 1/2 inches.  This isn't a big difference but you should be aware that the size of the cuts on the Imagine doesn't always match the numbers you select.  I had a similar problem when I tried to match up a shadow cut that I made from the Heritage cartridge on my Expression set at 4 inches with the top layer cut that I printed and cut on the Imagine, also set at 4 inches.

The colors and patterns on the All Wrapped Up cartridge and so bright and cheerful - I decided to make some extras of the scalloped mat layer filling the shape with a variety of the patterns.  These will be handy for making quick cards.

Just a few more days to go before we leave for the wedding - so I am going to be pretty busy finishing everything and packing.  I haven't been able to keep up with all of the email that has come recently but I will eventually answer everything - thanks for your patience!

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  1. In the first picture, the measurement looks quite close to 5.5" (the tick mark is to the left of the numeral, so the paper almost exactly lines up with the tick mark between the 5 and the 6.) And yes, the lower picture shows a measurement of 8, not 8.5".

    So glad you weathered the storm. Now you can continue westward ho! to Cali for the wedding. Enjoy.


  2. Thanks for catching the typo Ann - I meant to type 5 1/2 inches. The difference is very small and doesn't matter on something like this card but it was a problem when I tried to use pieces cut from the Imagine and the Expression and they wouldn't layer correctly.

    It's a lovely day here today and we are relieved that the storm is gone!

  3. I love the bright colors of this cartridge. I don't have it but it is on my list.

    Glad the storm didn't cause any problems for you. We did OK, too. We lost power for the day but our rescue, police and library were flooded. It's an obstacle course to get around my town. Lots of people in my town weren't as lucky.

  4. So very happy you missed the worse part of the storm. I hope you and your family have a wonderful time at the wedding. You have worked very hard on this. Safe travel and have fun.

  5. I'm so glad the storm is over and you can get back to wedding planning. Best of luck to you and your family in the coming week. I hope everything goes smoothly.

  6. I had that same problem with the sixes with the Imagine. What's with that?! I fortunately caught it on the screen and changed it before cutting, but it's annoying, esp. because I know I won't remember the next time >.< Glad your safe.

  7. Diane,
    So glad you came through the storm ok... I was watching the news and thinking about all my blogger friends in the path of it.....I am back after MIA for about 5 days. I made a new card and would love to have you comment on it. It is the second post on my blog. I love all these colors and think I have this cartridge.

  8. Very pretty paterns. Bright and festive. Enjoy your trip and the wedding. We will be waiting to see all the goodies your created and could not let us see yet.

  9. So very glad that you weathered the storm well! I hope that air travel gets back to normal quickly and causes you no issues du ring your travels! Love the bright colors on this cart. Thanks for the cutting tip!


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