3/11/2017

I wanted to make something on my channel that I could give away.  I often send the cards I make to viewers, but wanted to try something new.  Ok, new to me, but not new to the rest of the world.  I know pocket pages have been around for a while, but I’ve never made one.  I thought it would be fun to give it a try, and if one of my viewers would like to have it, I’ll be sending it to whoever gives me the best reason why they want it.  I didn’t want to do a drawing and I really wasn’t using this as a “ploy” to get more subscribers.  I just thought it would be fun to make something and hopefully, someone will want it for their very own.

I can’t send it outside of the USA, as I’m not sure of the cost involved in shipping, but otherwise, there really won’t be any rules.  I just want to give the pocket page to the person who really wants it.  What if no one wants it you ask?  I’ve already thought of that.  There’s a distinct possibility that people no longer collect them, and if that’s the case, that’s ok.  Or, if it doesn’t appeal to anyone, that’s also ok, I just want to make sure that if someone truly wants it, it will be my gift to them.  It’s very springy, with light pinks and purples and I have to say, I was happy with the results.

I had my usual mishaps while making the pocket page.. I dropped a tin full of pearls, rhinestones, cloth flowers and about a million little tiny pieces then worked diligently to put them back in the tin.  After about thirty minutes, I threw in the towel and enlisted Rich’s help to finish the job.  He asked if I dropped my entire crafty collection because it took him another ten minutes to pick all of the tiny pieces off of the floor.  And just when my craft room was almost clean,  (big sigh), I guess it was inevitable.

I have another odd cleaning mystery.  I keep all of my paper trimmers on a small file cabinet beside where I work.  I have several and it’s a good thing, because they fall behind the file cabinet and I wait until I’ve lost most of them before moving the cabinet to find them.  (It’s a plastic cabinet so I can move it with little problems.)  So in my effort to seriously clean my craft room, I moved the cabinet and picked all of the trimmers off the floor and decided to use the only rotary trimmer I’ve ever been able to use.  I put the paper inside and ran the rotary piece toward me and nothing happened.  It seemed pretty weird, so I turned the trimmer over and the cutting blade is gone.  Gone…Where could it be and how could I have missed it when there was nothing behind the cabinet that I couldn’t pick up with my sweeper…Isn’t that bizarre?  I can’t imagine how something as big as a circular cutting blade could just disappear.  It’s all in a day in my craft room..geez, looks like that trimmer might be headed for the scrap heap. I think I’ll check to see if that manufacturer makes replacement blades for their rotary trimmer.  The strange part is that the piece that slides back and forth is still there.  You’d think the whole piece would have disconnected, but no, just the blade.  It’s always something.

Did I mention I found a memory card that I didn’t know I had lost?  It has a nice video on it of a card that I don’t even remember making.  Geez, maybe I should watch the video to make sure I made the card.  No, it’s definitely one of mine, but I really don’t remember making it.  Therein lies the silver lining of cleaning my craft room, a surprise video that didn’t end up in the garbage.  Life is good!

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4 thoughts on “3/11/2017

  1. I would love to receive a pocket page. I used to take a monthly ATC class but sadly the store closed and I really miss trading those cards. I also would like to find someone to trade with. Happy mail is always fun to send and receive!!!

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  2. Cindy, I’m thrilled you would be interested in my pocket page. If you send me your email address, I’ll forward you a photo of it so you’ll be the first to see the finished pocket page and you can let me know if I did it correctly. Yay! I’m so glad it’s something people still collect. I think the new fads are the flip books, do they send them the same way as the pocket pages? I’m so out of touch. I think it’s because I only watch the same crafters on YouTube and none of them make flip books or pocket pages. Lindsay might have made one pocket page a long time ago. I’m still thinking about the projects as fun thank you’s for my viewers and am not opening it up like a giveaway, so hopefully only my regular viewers will submit their reasons why they’d like to have it. Did that make sense or did it seem like I was patting myself on the back? I hope it came across like I wanted it to. I just want people like you to get these things. I’m going to start doing more cards that way as well. What do you think of the ideas? Sandy

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  3. I’m glad you like the idea. I want to grow the channel, but I really want to thank the people who support me continuously and not just have people who want to win something. I like sending cards to people when they really like them too, and it makes me feel good because I know when they get the card it will make their day. Let me know what you think of the pocket page and thanks as always for your thoughtful input. Sandy

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