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Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Basket Full of Nuggets

Well, it's not quite full yet.  I'm still working on that part.  A week from today is the Groom's Dinner and the following week is the wedding!  I can't believe how quickly the time is going.  There's just a few minor detail things left to do so I guess I can say that I'm on track.  This basket of nuggets was one of them.  The nuggets have the bride and grooms names on them in a circle and the date in the middle.  Just like the one you see attached to the basket handle under all that black ribbon.  Their colors are black and blush.  In the center of that circle is the month, date and year in blush but it didn't show up well in the photo.  In real life you can read it though and that is what is important.  I made those name circles in a program called Print Artist.  It's a program I have been using since the early 90's.  I think it was version 2.5 when I started and the last one I got is 23. It's come a long way and it's gotten better with each version.   Though I do miss the one version that let you put photos into a grid for cross stitching.  I also used the same name in the circle thing for the candies.  I just printed them out at 60% the original size on a single label sheet and I cut them out on the paper cutter.  I wanted to do them on mailing labels (that program also does mailing labels) but I didn't have the time to play around with it to figure out if I could import that circle on the label.  How I did it was just easier for me at the time.  This program is also one I use when I purchase the Stampin' Up! downloads.  It doesn't do the scrapbooking stuff like the Stampin' Up! program does but I often pull in the background designer papers and scale them to size and print them out there.  I am not able to scale them to size in the Stampin' Up! program.  I'm hoping they come out with an upgrade for that. 

I finished the bracelet I am going to wear to the wedding and I still need to make the necklace and earrings.  They should be pretty simple.  I think I'm just going to go with a chain with some crystals for the necklace and I may make the earrings to match the bracelet.  I will get a start on that tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, be sure to stop back.  I have my annual New Year's Day blog candy!

Thank you for visiting today,

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your blog and the fact that every once in a while you mix it up with your wonderful jewelry creations, thanks for always sharing.

Happy New Year Wanda