Monday, October 4, 2010

CPS #187

Life lesson #1: Always, always, ALWAYS check your work. And then double check it. Sometimes triple check it. The number of times you check your work is directly proportional to how much trouble you'll be in if you do it wrong.

I was printing off copies of this document that I had been working on with a group since January. The copies are going to be seen by the Board of Directors and other VIPs at a meeting this week in Atlanta. I printed out some on Friday and decided to make extra ones just to be sure. I saw streaks of magenta and blue ink on some of the copies! ACK! I had given a stack of 30 to one of the senior staff people to take with him on the plane to ATL. Good thing I caught him because there were several copies in his bundle with streaks. I would have been SO embarrassed if I knew that higher up people were given crappy copies.

On the Etsy front, I have to always remember to check to make sure that Etsy and PayPal addresses match. One can't just assume which address to send things to. And we all know what assuming leads to, don't we?

All my Rolo cookies from yesterday (except one that's still in the kitchen downstairs) are gone. It's really nice to have willing co-workers who don't mind helping me eat the baked goodies. They are very familiar with my Tupperware container by now. I guess I'll have to make more! ;)

Here's my attempt at CPS #187. This one was a toughie for me because a) it was square and b) where do I put a sentiment? I decided to not force myself to put a sentiment on the card, but instead added the butterfly for some dimension. After I put the Glossy Accents on the butterfly, I debated if I should have just left it plain and then decided that it wasn't a big deal either way.
Card Specs:
Ink: VersaMagic chalk ink in Cloud White. Colorbox chalk ink in Warm Red.
Stamp: Fiskars- Girlfriends (corner), Martha Stewart- Patterns (on red flower)
Die: Sizzix- Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Flowers (red flowers)
Flowers: Prima
Punch: Martha Stewart- Classic Butterfly
Paper: American Crafts- Metropolitan
Brad: American Crafts, Large Brads- Dandelion
Other: Glossy Accents


Lea L. said...

Very cute card!! I love that layered flower, and all the great colors you used! Great job with the CPS sketch! ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

I agree. You can't go wrong with checking your work too much, but you can go wrong with checking it too less. As for Etsy & PayPal, you're totally right. I've had Etsy address not match PayPal addresses. It kind of delays shipping since you have to wait for the buyer to give you the right one. I've came across so many mixed-matched address that I won't even ship to a non-confirmed address without the buyer letting me know the right address. I like the card :)

maureencracknell said...

I agree, too! And, I love the colors in this one!

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