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12:57 PM - 03/12/2018

The topic: Decisions, decisions

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I'm making another balloon. I have a spot for one in the living room. I think it will look pretty cool there.

I got all of those digital paper designs over on Etsy last month. I printed some of them out and not one knocked my socks off. I looked through my other files and found one that might look pretty cool as the balloon part of a balloon. And hey, you know what would be even cooler? If I could get the diamonds spaced just right so that I could emboss them and make the paper look puffy!

I'd set the size, print a sheet, measure it against the embossing folder. Hours later, I finally got it right on. Printed out about sixteen sheets of this design. Cut enough balloon pieces so that I'd have a few left over in case I screwed something up. I didn't cut enough. The embossed pieces looked like 14110113. Either the embossing wasn't deep enough or it was too deep and it did something to the printed paper, made it looked ripped.  Fed up, I set it aside for a couple of days. What did I want to do?

I decided to try some commerical paper. I spent some time yesterday and today looking for something that would look good with the basket and banner I already had cut out. Went through pads and pads of paper, comparing this one with that, would these work well together? I had some pretty decent combinations picked out. Then I showed them to Brian.

"You're not going with the blue?"

I thought about it and recut the panels from the design I'd originally chose. They will not be embossed. And now, all I have left to do is assemble. 

Like I've said, the hardest part for me is picking out the paper.

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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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