Sunday, August 09, 2009

catching up

I wanted to make a separate post to address a few things that have come up over the course of the last couple of weeks or so.

First off, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who participated in my blogaversary giveaways. I read and appreciated all of the comments, even if I didn't say anything at the time so that I wouldn't throw off the numbers for the random drawings. :-) You all made the celebration a lot of fun, so many thanks to you all.

Crystal Joy, you'd commented in one of the giveaway posts that it looked like I'd done something to alter my ATG. Yes, you're right. I did. I added a comment to that post earlier, but I thought I'd address it here, too. I use the Scotch 714 which is red. I have nothing against the color red. I just wanted my ATG to look a bit more unique, so I altered it. I painted it, added rub-ons and bling, and basically just changed its look. I can say, now that I've looked up the old post (HA!), that after two years of steady use it is holding up nicely.

I've also had a question come up a couple of times now with regard to the Scor-It ruler. It's one that hadn't crossed my mind, but apparently others had thought about it, so I thought I'd bump the discussion to a more prominent spot. The question is whether the Scor-It ruler could be used with the Scor-Pal. Well, the Scor-Pal is about 1/2" wider than the Scor-It board. The ruler is metal and does bend, and it's possible that it could be manipulated so that it could fit on the Scor-Pal, but I didn't try it. First of all, I don't want to mangle my ruler. I like it too much! But here's my other reason, 'cuz you all know that I'm willing to sacrifice stuff in the interest of "science" (LOL!)--I don't think that even if you could fit the ruler to the Scor-Pal that it would help all that much. The tools are too different. The Scor-It and Scor-It ruler have zero centering marks and very precise measurements that correspond quite nicely to each other. So moving an inch at the top and moving the card stock the same amount at the bottom of your score is easy. By the same token, you can move 1/8" without any trouble if you want to. Can't really do that with the Scor-Pal because it has set grooves at specific and irregular increments, so it's hard for me to see that this would be nearly as helpful for Scor-Pal users as it is for Scor-It users. That was my main reason for not trying to force the ruler onto the Scor-Pal. Plus, I like it too much! Yeah, I know. I'm repeating myself. But it's true! I didn't want to hurt it and to have to live without it.

A few folks have also written to ask where these Scor-It rulers can be purchased. The easy answer is at the Scor-It site at their online store. There are other online vendors though, some of whom I've done business with and been a satisfied customer. They include Ellen Hutson, Bonnie's Best, California Paper Goods, and Innovative Stamp Creations.

I think that covers the issues that have come up but that may have been buried amongst the giveaway comments. If there are more, I'll just edit to add or post again, eh?

Hope you've all enjoyed a great weekend!

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