WOYWW 148 – a card and an upgrade!

Yippee Skippy! By the time this goes live my machine should be quietly being upgraded to a newer (although not the newest) version of Mac OS.  It will run overnight and with luck much of my technological life will be sorted over today.  Such a relief!  I will be able to load the newest Photoshop Elements, I won’t lose access to Appleworks, my ATT server issues with the fonts every time I try to view a blog should be (please, please, please) sorted and I will be able to visit everyone, if not this week then next for sure.

But I do have something on my desk, nonetheless.  Yesterday I shared a little SVG file for SCAL via Dropbox, designed for cutting hexagons (gosh they are hot aren’t they? and no punch that I know of except the old CM one) so you can place the patterned paper on the cutting mat and “fussy cut” out specific areas. I cut a handful of hexagons, just out of plain cardstock, to test it.  While looking at the pile of them on my desk I thought I can make a card from them – so I did.

OK, so not hugely inspired, but it was made from nothing, just debris,  so that’s a bonus.  I can see this being lovely with a range of papers, looking a bit like a patchwork quilt, especially with drawn stitch lines (or even sewn ones) so I know I’ll use the file a lot.  It’s only 4 hexagons (about 2 inches each) and spaced out so you can slip the paper you want to cut in place.  So simple I almost hesitated to share it.  But if it saves someone a bit of time, then that’s a bonus too.

Anyway, it’s WOYWW time, I’m well on my way to getting sorted computerwise, and looking forward to catching up with all the blogs.  Check out Julia’s Stamping Ground for more info and prepare to be amazed and the lush craftiness you will find there.