Sunday, June 03, 2007

*I Should Clarify*

In my post that is sticky on top right now, I was asking about whether or not I should keep one of each card I make. Please don't think I am hoarding all of these cards I have made. In the past I have made 4 or more of each design, holding on to one of them and using the rest as RAKs or birthday cards or whatever. Lately I've only been making one of each card, just because I've been playing and I don't want to waste materials on a group of cards when I'm not sure it's going to work.

I know that I have a digital copy of each of the cards I've made, however the digital copy does not help me if I need measurements to recreate a card. I have family and friends who order cards from me... they ask for specific cards they've seen on my blog or in my stash. To recreate them properly I need measurements for layers... don't I? That's the hardest part of all the sketch challenges for me.... figuring out the scaling for all of the layers.

Comments on the sticky post will be accepted until the time I get home from work tomorrow afternoon.... I will draw for the Friends Cuttlebug Embossing Folder around 1:30pm my time (3:30 eastern)


Amy said...

Hi Nancy! Your post was so interesting to me tonight! You mentioned the hardest part of sketch challenges for you is the measuring part for the layers. It's so interesting to me because I never measure, I just eyeball! Are you an analytical gal? I am SO not analytical, which would explain my slap-it-together and go method of card making! The comment really got me thinking about what process other people take when making their cards. I am very visual, so I can usually figure things out just by looking at it. If something is off by just a hair (crooked), I can spot it in a heartbeat, and it bothers me!!!

I hope you aren't offended by me asking you if you are analytical!!! I didn't mean it in a disrespectful way--it's just so interesting how we all do what we do. We are all so much the same (lovers of stamping!), yet so totally different in the same breath.


Peggy Maier said...

I don't keep cards for measurements, etc, either - I usually just look at one I have saved on the computer & "guesstimate" - generally looks just about the same after I've made it. Maybe it's just me, I don't know! I've noticed all the cute card-saver albums there are out there & you know what that means - I'd have to save SOME cards to put in it! : )

Flossie's Follies said...

One way to keep the measurements would be to add the dimensions to the file name whensaving a pciture of the card.

Cheryl said...

This is interesting to me. I have problems with dimensions and thought I would keep one of every card I make, but now I am starting to send them out rather than hoard them. Not sure what to tell you to do, so will be watching for different ideas you get.
Cheryl Sims

Tracy said...

I started out keeping one of every card but now I find myself running out of space!

Angela H. said...

I use so many scraps that I just try to make the card fit the paper scrap and stamp image size. I do save the SCS card challenge copy so I can cheat with those dimensions.

Charlene Weaver said...

Nancy - I am so totally like you. I need the card in front of me because I like to measure everything just so. I guess I would keep the cards then. . . I keep the ones of mine that I find particularly unique or think I might need measurements for. Others I now put on the computer if its more a layout thing I might want. Good luck with your decision.