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Two New Sets to Introduce to the Mini Greeting Card Line

Beautiful Florals… no.1

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Beautiful Florals… no.2

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Photographing these itsy bitsy greeting cards was no easy task. If I breathed to hard, looked at them the wrong way or simply touched them they fell over like dominoes.

Each Greeting card set includes:
•8 cards (2 of each flower card)
•8 white envelopes
•8 seals (colours may vary)

Greeting card size – 1 3/8″ x 7/8″ (35mm by 22mm)
Envelope size – 1 1/2″ x 1″ (38mm by 25mm)
Seals size – 5/16″ (8mm)

You can get them here in the mini goods section of my shop.

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Use them for gift tags, scrapbooking, dollhouse miniatures or anything else your heart fancy’s.

I created a makeshift work table to photograph from using the wall, portfolios, cardboard and a large pad of cartridge paper which you can see in this post (last photo). Two nights ago I purchased two navy blue folding metal saw horses. I will be buying plywood and having it cut to size with the help of Dad to create a proper work table to stand at this weekend!

The first two sets can be seen here.

It arrived! New printer, the Epson R2880

And it is so pretty just sitting in the box.

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Me – It arrived!
Missy the grey cat – MEOW!
McGandy the orange Cat – Meow!

Me – Isn’t it cool! (Trying to hold back tears and jumping up and down while the delivery guy is still there waiting for my signature at the front door)
Missy – Meow. Can I get in the box now?
McGandy – Feed me.

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Needless to say, I can’t wait to test it out. I’ll be able to print on canvas, heavy card stock, watercolour paper and best of all be able to offer hand coloured reproductions of my ink drawings in limited editions. It prints using UltraChrome K3 pigment based inks which are waterproof and will last for up to 300 years under glass. I am currently using an HP Photosmart printer that prints with dye based inks which are not waterproof, will last for 70-100 years and am limited to letter sized heavy paper stock which isn’t bad… but this is better!

Last night I wrote to Epson with a pretty big question after reading through the documentation that accompanied the printer.

I may not be able to plug it into my computer! Uh…oh.

    My computer – Titanium Powerbook G4, OS 10.3.9, 1GHZ, 512MB ram
    Minimum requirements for Epson R2880 – G5, OS 10.3.9, 1.67GHZ or Intel, 1G ram (2G ram recommended)

Once I hear back from them and get the go ahead to plug in, I will. And, if they say don’t do it your PowerBook will blow up! I’ll simply purchase a new Macbook.

I can increase RAM and update my operating system, yet, I can’t go to G5 or Intel from G4 and can’t increase to 1.67GHZ from 1GHZ as that.is.impossible.

So, I have my cake and I need to wait to eat it.

…but it’s worth it!

I’ll post a review as soon as I am technologically capable to.

Note to self – either use the flash or don’t use the flash when taking photos

Orange cat always wants food. She’s 18, so I usually give in and give it to her.

Grey cat is 11 and always wants into every box I open.

New Art & Craft Supplies and Introducing itsy-bitsy Greeting Card Sets

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fanshefolds from New York. She has access to so many exciting papers that I can only dream of getting here in Saint John. Many of my original ACEO’s are created on her rounded corner acid free ACEO stock.

The mini envelope craft punch makes these sweet envelopes that measure 1.5 x 1 inch (38mm x 22mm). They are tiny!

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I created miniature greeting card sets using the punch and various other tools that will remain a mystery to you as I can’t give all my secrets away. 😉

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The Four Seasons Set available here

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And they are all packaged up like this.

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Cheers!

*ACEO – Art Cards, Editions and Originals

Spirits

I find myself listening to Spirits again today. It is almost painful sometimes to listen, for it causes so much emotion to well up inside me that I need to release. Last week on Thursday I danced. Friday I awoke feeling the world is my playground and that my dreams are becoming reality because I am doing rather than just dreaming now. A little bit of fear sheds everyday for me. Then the phone rang. I answered it. It was a man. This man was from a collection agency. He told me what I was already very aware of; that my student loan from Scotiabank has not been payed upon for 6 monthes. He told me to call my parents for money. He told me they would take me to court if I did not pay the full amount. He told me it is not very often that he has to call someone with an “A” rating on their credit and that most of his day is spent calling “D” or “F” credit rating people demanding money in full. IN FULL. The full amount. I remained calm. I had woken feeling exuberant, alive and feeling alive, feeling I have so much to live for, that I am so close to trusting myself completely. I told this man I am not working, that I am artist. I told him I have been paying Scotiabank for 10 years since I first graduated college back in 1996. He asked me to phone my parents again and told me about the story of a girl who cried and cried because she couldn’t pay her student loan. He told me she called her parents and her parents peyed the full amount for her by the end of the weekend. He said your amount is not that high and that really it is not that hard to come by over a weekend. He told me of other people in collection had much much higher debt loads and that mine is EASY to pay. I told him I would call my family. I told him I would ask my boyfriend.
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