Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Here Today Gone Today

At work yesterday they implemented a new procedure. And by "they" I mean the people that work at the main office who don't really know what happens at the branches that actually serve the public. As soon as those in my department heard about this new procedure we came up with about 15 different questions regarding it.

The managers just shrugged and said they knew no more than we did and that if we encounter problems we should just refer those people to them.  It is all fine and good for the managers to say that because problems like to show up at lunch time when the whole lot of them are gone from the building.
Lunch time came and of course a problem cropped up but it was a problem that our department hadn't anticipated with our 15 questions. Nope, this problem involved another department--the one that takes the money.  See in the past this procedure had a $3 option and a $10 option. The new procedure was for an eight dollar fits all process.  Cashiering isn't set up to take $8 for said transaction. Their computer system bulks because it thinks you've either paid too much or too little.

Anyway, by the time lunchtime was over so was the new procedure. Now we're back to doing things the same old way with our two different price points. We haven't heard anything further since yesterday but you just know they will iron out the one wrinkle and throw it back out there for us until the next insurmountable problem comes along. It'd be easier to ask the front line people for input but just winging it much more fun and more in line with our other business practices.

The Fine Print: Stamping stuff by Stampin' Up.

Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18 Mail Day

Picmonkey is going to be the death of me. It has taken way. too.. long... to get these three photos ready to share with you. Thank gosh I didn't get more mail this week.  This first card was for a white on white swap, which is hard to photograph as the papers all have different textures.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

You Make My Heart Sing

Awhile ago I ran across a card I made in a class back in the early aughts. I decided I needed to try out the technique in it again and this card was born.

It is called a grid collage. You make it by stamping some focal stamp in the middle of a piece of glossy paper. Then you use a piece of scrap paper to sponge borders around it. I used two different colors here--same color family, one lighter than the other. Then you block off each area and stamp in it.

It looks cooler if you stamp large collage style stamps in each area, but I don't have collage style stamps because collage isn't my thing. It has taken me years to come to realization. I still like how this came out.

I sent it to a friend for a "blast from the past" swap where you had to use an old stamp or old technique. These stamps are from the early 2000s as well. Once my partner received my card she said that she remember this technique from back in the day. Maybe it will make a comeback.

The Fine Print: Greeting by Rubbernecker, safari animals by Stampin' Up, inks by Memento.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Card Camp

I attended a Christmas Card marking camp today. It was a lot of fun and wore me right out. I thought I'd share my favorite card from it.
The Fine Print: Products 'n stuff by Stampin' Up.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

That Murphy Guy

Yesterday: tons of time and ideas to do a blog post. No internet connect.

Today: Internet connect but no time or ideas.

Bluster off, already, Murphy.

The Fine Print: Thanks by Eat Cake Graphics, other supplies from SU and PP or my stash. PP is Paper Pumpkin you silly. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

September HBs

I have a bunch of old cards in my photo file that I really should share with you all to start depleting the load. I do like to collect things, but then it is always good to use them too. When it comes to cards, I've started that in real life too--using up these many old cards I have lying around.

Well, now I don't have as many cards as I once did so now I need to make more but that means I'll have more photos to share... and it is a never ending circle.

Seriously though, what's with all these September birthdays?! I mean I know a new year is exciting, but not that exciting. There goes all my birthday cards....

The Fine Print: Old cards from an even older Club Scrap Kit.