Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Can't remember...

There is some herb or vitamin that I have heard your suppose to take to help your memory... go figure I can't remember what it is... I think I need to take some, I have been to Blackberry Junction twice and both times have left my camera at home.. I am going tomorrow and will try and take it.. If you would like to see some great pictures of what they have going on there you can visit Iris or you can go to Blackberry Junction both have some great pictures. It starts this Friday and the hours are everyday until Easter Sunday from 10am to 6pm. If you are within a days drive it has an incredible amount of inventory and is very nicely done, well worth the drive to Albany.
I hate to do a post without a picture, so I thought you might like to see this even though it isn't a picture... I still consider myself a computer novice, so when I do something without coaching I'm pretty amazed.
If you know me, you know that it is one of my great pleasures in life to use something I have to make something I need (or want). To not have to go to the store to buy something for a project makes me so very happy. Kind of like eating what you have without going to the store to make a meal...possible but doesn't happen all that often.
Well, I got a box of huge labels, free... they are for the computer but 2 big labels per page not the ones I usually get for postcards.
So, I have a thing about price tags... I get really bored with them and I am always looking for a better, more fun way to put the price on things for sale.... of course I don't want to spend more than the item is worth on the tag...
So, I went to my creative memories program and made these.Then I printed them like they were photos so I could get different sizes of the same thing. I did 4x5 and wallet size. Some bigger ones for bigger items and some smaller for smaller items. It was easy in this program to go back and just change the dollar amount and do all the different amounts I might need. When I get tired of this color or font it will also be easy to change.
The trick was to cut them apart so I could peel them off the backing. It is not easy if you cut them individually but if you cut them where the margin is for peeling it works like a miracle. I cut them in strips with the paper cutter and will cut them with scissors as I use them. I love them!! I can stick them on tags if I want or directly on items such as dishes. The best part is...I did it.
Now for the down side.. I worked on this yesterday and after a couple hours I thought, well for crying out loud how long am I willing to keep trying this before enough is enough, not like I don't have a million other things I need to do. I finally walked away to do other things, and then this morning I thought of a different way it might work and, it did!!
If you don't sell things I'm sure you are yawning, and thinking..huh.., but if you price things I know you are so happy for me! I know there are many other ways this could have been done and you no doubt do it in your sleep, but.. they were free.


  1. FREE is a VERY good THING!! Pricing is a why not have fun..especially if you a great program (smile!)I'm glad I check in on you...I forgot about that Blackberry Junction is coming up!! Laurie

  2. I always try to make my price tags have chartacter, too! Time consuming but worth the punch, I think! Every detail counts, you know.

    It was soo fun to get to your sale and to meet you. My husband got quite the chuckle out of all the commotion~I'm not usually the center of attention:) I LOVE the dress-not sure if Grace will wear it or not but I WILL find a place for it!
    You ladies are so inspiring and welcoming!


  3. Im hoping to make it to Blackberry, not for sure.
    Thanks for the info on the blog that she has, didnt know it exsisted!!
    Have a great weekend,

  4. Gingkoba

    don't ask me why I know that

  5. What fun too work with you on Blackberry Junction it turned out way cool. Thanks for being such a big part of the show couldn't have done it without you. It was a good time!Thanks

  6. Stacey and I went to Blackberry Junction today. It was wonderful! Stacey bought a metal thing and I got a little birdhouse to use in my photos. I'll be taking pictures. Hope you do well! Laurie

  7. Good job. Yeah, I think you didn't have enough to do already. They're cute!