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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Adjusting the landscape

I hate my landscape cards.

Hate is such a strong word, I know. What I really mean to say is that I resent my landscape cards. Why? Because when I post them on this blog, the Stampin' Supplies list always exceeds the available space next to the card.

So, to accommodate for the reduced height and width of the supplies list, the first thing I do is delete the first blank line before the supplies heading. List still dangling? Remove the blank lines between supply categories. *scrunch nose at scrunched space* When that isn't enough, I start looking for options to abbreviate:
Grosgrain Ribbon => Grosgrain
Hodgepodge Hardware => Hodgepodge
Cardstock => CS
Background => BG
Designer Series Paper => DSP
Purely Pomegranate Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon => OMSUWHTFM1

I really wasn't thinking straight when I did the second challenge in the INKlings June Cybercrop. In completing a Card Positioning Systems sketch challenge set by Carol, I kinda went to town with the supplies that I used...on a landscape card! Now there is big blank spot at the end of this post. *sigh* On the upside, this is the first outing with my Cuttlebug Shell Collage embossing folder.
June Sketch Challenge
Stampin' Supplies
Black StazOn
Certainly Celery
Elegant Eggplant
Purely Pomegranate
Rose Red
Wild Wasabi

Oh So Lovely set
Paisley background

Rose Red Prints DSPOut, damn'd spot!
Perfect Plum Textured CS
Whisper White CS
Wild Wasabi CS

Basic Eyelets
Round Tab Punch
Sponge Daubers
White Gel Pen
Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Grosgrain

1. OMSUWHTFM: Oh my Stampin' Up!, why hast thou forsaken me?


Carol Dunstan said...

you know it WAS a blank space till you filled it... and I don't know that you are being very fair for hating landscape cards simply because they are non-conformists... LOL

I do like your card though!

Lin Mei said...

Hey Carol! Thank you and good point! Except I'd say that instead of a blank space, there are now two blank spaces separated by a comment :) I don't hate ALL landscape cards, just mine AND only those that make their way to my blog AND have long supply lists AND it really is only resentment.

Kari said...

:D You crack me up! Thanks for making me laugh today! Lovely card! :) K

Lin Mei said...

Hi Kari! We practically commented in stereo - just came from admiring your most adorable photo of your son. Thanks, as ever, for gracing my blog with your presence.

Belle said...

Hi! Love the colouring you did on this card. And all the bits are so nicely put together. PS: Why don't you put the picture in the middle, with the supply list under it? PPS: my crop-a-dile and embossing folders arrived today - might CASE your card now I have some supplies...

Alana Galagher - Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Ahh Lin Mei - you do make my laugh. I can't wait to meet you IRL. As always your card is gorgeous :-)

Lin Mei said...

Hi Belle! Glad to hear your order arrived safely and in just under two weeks - must have felt like a long time though! Have a great time with your folders but don't tell me about your purple Crop-A-Dile or I'll go green with envy (to match my Cuttlebug). PS: The reason I haven't been putting my picture in the middle is because I don't want two blank spots on the sides and I like to cram as much information vertically as I can. It lulls readers into thinking there's less boring content than is actually there.

Lin Mei said...

Hey Alana! Thanks so muchly for your encouragement. I'm so glad that you're coming to the team weekend and that's regardless of whether you won the $50 million Powerball ... so did you ?!