Well, it has finally happened. And I did not even kick and scream much. What is this of which I speak? I bought some digital images. I DID! And it is all Mel's fault. Just LOOK at this card! (All the links are there, too!)
So I just had to go look. Well, didn't I? And while I was there, I, um, found a few other images I needed. And I cannot even use the 'justifies shipping' excuse, cuz there WAS no shipping. I have no excuses, except that some of the images are soooo perfect for me.
Like this one:
The name of this image is "It's all about the accessories", but one of my neighbors has two mini doglets like this, and they have major attitude! I think the smaller the dog, the larger the attitude, so that's the sentiment I used.
And you HAVE to see the detail on this guy's face:
Perfect little scowl, dontcha think? The tag says SPIKE. Cute! (Please ignore the fact that this close-up also reveals the pathetic coloring job I did. Thank you.)
The next image I got was this guy - Simon:
I do believe that boys, especially teen and pre-teen boys, are the most difficult people for whom to make cards. THAT is why I bought this image. And that is why I made the card real plain, although I did manage to sneak in some ribbon. But it is a manly color, at least.
I got two more images, including that adorable sick piggy that Mel used, but they will have to be printed another day.
So what do I think? I think that digital images are pretty cool. You can size them and they do not take up a lot of physical storage space. But you need for your 'puter to be turned on and attached to a printer to use them. And you also need to take special steps if you want to emboss the image, which sounds like work to me. Do I feel like I cheated on my stamps? Yes, I do. But for an image here or an image there, this is something I could embrace.
In other news, I printed more business cards because I WAS OUT, and I am approaching Holiday Craft Show Season. I printed them until my printer jammed, and I took that as a sign that I had enough cards printed for now. At least I could check it off my list of things to do. ;-)
It is supposed to rain again tomorrow, complete with thunder boomers and everything. BUT, I will go to my market, if only to give the farmers something to do: yell at me for wimping out last weekend. Plus, there is only this weekend, next weekend, and the second weekend of November that I'll be there, and I need my last few fixes for the season. I'll be sure to report back on how the weather treats us.
Oh, I almost forgot! The other day when I posted my Boo Treats (bottom of this post), Brenda emailed me the following:
" When you said in today's post that you might try to sell them, I thought for a minute that you meant to the kids who come to your door! Now that would be a scrooge!"
HAHAHA! Ya know what? If I had a prize for the best idea left in a comment or sent via email, which (unfortunately for Brenda) I do not, this would TOTALLY win!!!
Okay, gotta go clean up ( oh I crack myself up sometimes) and get ready for bed. Thanks for stopping by!