Monday, 7 September 2009

I did end up with five newly finished LOs yesterday, so prepare to be bored rigid by Prom! This LO is on a piece of Coredinations and all the frou-frou stuff and patterend papers are K & Co. The quote printed on vellum is from a sleeve of friendship quotes I bought from Miss America; she is a CM rep round these parts.
You know, since I posted yesterday and asked what you thought about the Peel Offs, I've done some thinking myself. I've also done bathroom cleaning, window cleaning, hoovering, kitchen duties and fretting. And I talked to my lovely Mother on the phone for ages. The thinking was a good distraction then really! The fretting was over Miss Dunnit's first day at College. She left home a slightly shy and nervous teen, but literally swaggered in this evening, empowered and full of her own potential. How marvellous. Really, I did think that - as I was emptying the laundry bin for the second time today, feeling like I was fulfilling my potential!
Anyway, Peel Offs. Some of you commented that you have or do use them a lot on cards that you sell; they are popular after all. Working smart is what that's called. After all, if people want 'em, use 'em! I tend to go for the numbers and alphabets, and I'm attracted to some teeny words on sheets when I see them. I'm certainly not unknown for using word Peel Offs - what I'd like ideally, is for them to be made of a more matte material. But I don't tend to buy pictures, images. That's mostly because I have 3 billion stamps and all the embossing equipment a girl could need. If I need an image, my first thought is always for a stamp - it usually wouldn't occur to me to look for a Peel Off. My prejudice is rooted in my past - when I had the shop, (and I'm sure that for the price, this probably is still applicable) selling a sheet of Peel Offs with 30 christmas greetings on meant a tiny contribution to cash turnover. Selling the same greeting on a stamp would actually render me a tiny profit. So when the Peel Off explosion began, I lost stamp sales. It may no longer be logical, but I'm pretty sure that's the reason I think I don't like them! That and way back we had a discussion about using die cut kits to make cards and calling it 'craft'; I have a sneaking feeling that I think Peel Offs may be cheating. And one last reason - over-use. Borders, corners and a central image and text, all on one card - too shiney for me. Although, as you've seen and will continue to see, I'm happy to cheat when it's all about my advantage!

Oh and I forgot yesterday to say that one of the Scrap Ladies has posted a sneak peek montage - now you work out which technically minded Scrap Lady that would be!!

9 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

I like the frou-frou and am very pleased that Miss Dunnit had an empowering day ... long may it continue!

My Mum only likes my cards if they have a peel-off on them ... work that one out!!!

Angie said...

Love this LO ... the girls look really happy.
It sounds like once that first day is over and things go right, life at college is great compared with school.

Darcy said...

I like the frou frou too. After yesterdays post I went and sorted out my gazillion peels offs, untouched in a box for more than 4 years at least. The little girl a few doors down will be getting a shoe box full of 'stuff' in the next day or so.

LadyBug said...

great colours on your LO. the frou-frou is fab and matching the style of the LO perfectly!
I had a huge stash of peel off's that I bought when I started crafting about five years back they sat in my cupboard for a good eighteen months unused before I gave them all to a young crafting friend.... so no more peel offs in this house. although I find the need for the odd word now and again I doubt I would ever start buying them again.

Wipso said...

I'm not a peel off sort of person either. I guess they have their place but they are not creative enough for me. I tend to print off wording on the computer or stamp and emboss [depends on the mood of the beast and whether i have a stamp that says what I need]. Love your card and what pretty young ladies too. A x

Claireliz said...

I've never been a fan of peel offs, not sure why they just don't appeal to me. Gorgeous LO & the girlies all look lovely.
xx

Mole said...

Don't the girlies look glam - and so grown up!

Lyn said...

How many lay outs? Go you and I knew Miss Dunnit would fit into college right off with her chums, though, be warned, this is the honeymoon period!

Love the layout - the fun and sheer happiness shines through in the second photo - such a special moment captured for prosperity and many happy memories

helen miles said...

the dress is stuuu ning ning ning, seriously lush (as matt peel offs would be:))