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07:06 PM - 06/13/2016

The topic: Okay, I got pictures and video of the Tink decal assembly


You know, in case you really cared. And, long time readers, you know the drill. Clicking on a picture will take you to a bigger photo in my family album; clicking on that picture will open a larger photo.

My paper guides (made from the same file that I used to cut the vinyl pieces), the transfer tape (I use clear so I can see what I'm doing) and the vinyl sections weeded and ready to be applied.
The vinyl pieces were cut using a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

What I used. The Scotch tape, the Beacon 3-in-1 glue and a Cricut scraper that came in a kit. The pointy, sharp things, the things you don't run with, I use for weeding the vinyl.
"Weeding" is removing the portions you don't want, like pulling weeds from a garden.


All seven different colors that make up the decal alongside the guide and a dime for size comparison. The Silhouette can make very detailed cuts, as shown in this image.


The guide paper, taped to the tracing light box top and bottom.


The transfer tape over the guide - the carrier (the backing) is taped top and bottom, and when I put the adhesive piece back on, I put it about 1/2" above the carrier piece so it was easier to work with.

And the finished Tinker Bells, both types of wings. I think "oil spill" is a good description of that vinyl.

Let's not forget the video. This is the complete assembly of the decal. I really don't move that fast, though.

Addendum June 14, 2016 --- the progression of this idea

September 6, 2015

September 19, 2015

September 20, 2015

October 27, 2015  Since that entry, I realized it would be much easier and a lot quicker to put the paper guide directly onto the light box, which is shown above. No mirroring necessary.

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05:17 PM - 06/13/2016

The topic: I had a question about taking credit card payments


We got a letter last week telling us about how much more we'd be paying for PCI Noncompliance and not having a card reader with chip card technology. Okay, we don't even have a card reader with any technology, we don't take payments in person. It's all done via the internet and I fill out their little compliance thing every year. The next time will be in September.

Of course the letter doesn't have a phone number or who to contact with questions. There was a website for "training". Yeah, I don't think I need training for filling in a form. Besides, I don't fill in anything, the customer does.

Today, I call. Takes about an hour of time to get the final answer. "You're good, don't worry about it."

You know, they're polite. They ask me how I'm doing. I say "I guess pretty good, I haven't punched anyone in the face yet."  Nervous laugh on the other end, I mean, what are they supposed to say?

Which brings me to the point of this post.

I've got my edge back. My sharp sense of snark. And I'm loving it.

It was buried before I started the Lexapro. Then it went way deep while on the med. I didn't even notice it was gone. Until it came back.

And it's WONDERFUL!!!!!


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08:38 AM - 06/13/2016

The topic: Fun morning


Finally uninstalling earlier versions of software I've upgraded. Then I'll run a defrag.

So boring.

Looking through my programs list...so many....so many.

What started this? Upgraded my Video Studio Ultimate last night. I had an offer to upgrade for $14.99 (there were three messages about upgrading in version 6, the two most recent gave me a price of $59.99, the oldest was the $14.99)! Yeah, I'm there. I currently have versions 5, 6, 7, 8 and now 9. I'm keeping 6, and uninstalling 5, 7 and 8. Version 9 is 64 bit, which is more powerful than 32 bit. I figure I can do stuff in version 6, save that, then do other stuff with that same file in version 9.

Yeah, I lead a full life....


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lisaviolet is sixty something, married with no kids, takes care of lots of cats, likes taking photographs, loves Southern California weather and spends altogether too much time avoiding her responsibilities.

In her spare time, she makes pretty things to sell in her store.

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