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!!