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20 March 2012

Clean and Simple does NOT mean "Easy"

So! Our challenge this week at The Stamping Boutique Challenge Blog
is to create a "Clean and Simple" card... aka: "CAS"...

You can call it "simple" all you want, 
it does NOT mean it is "EASY"!!

Image: Farm Chick, The Stamping Boutique

I can think of all kinds of little doodles and doo-dads 
that would have made this card feel a little more "complete", 
but overall, I think it's still pretty cute!

I colored the little chick digitally with Paint.net so all three would look the same, 
then cut little circles with 
MY NEW E-clips!! 
Yep, I finally decided... after flip-flopping for weeks between the E-clips and the Cameo, 
I decided to take the plunge and got the E-clips and 
I am SO happy with my decision!!

Here's the real kicker: I ordered it on a Wednesday... by Friday, I had not received any shipping info other than a generic order confirmation from Paypal, so I contacted "Autumn Creative"... aka: SVGCuts.com... by email, to inquire about my order... Saturday afternoon, around 3pm, my home phone rang and the caller ID said "Leo Kowal"... YEP! He called me, live in person, at home, on a Saturday!!!

We had a little chat about my order and he answered some questions I had about the new machine. We compared notes I had gathered in my research about the Cameo and E-clips and I am now 100% confident I made the right choice!!! I have never, ever seen THAT level of customer service from ANY other company!!!

My "other" cutting machine "who shall not be named" still has a place in my heart, because it is the reason I have met all my crafty friends in the first place... what an AMAZING Christmas gift it turned out to be... it opened up a whole new world to me!! It still makes me a little sad that things could not have worked out better between the third party software companies and Provocraft, but it is time to move on...



There are LOTS of challenges going on at The Crafter's Cafe... 
every day, we post a new JUST FOR FUN challenge to inspire our members to try something new! 
If you haven't been over to TCC lately, 
you're really missing out on lots of good times!!

I did a quick run thru the listing at Feline Playful 
and found FOUR challenges this week for 
"Things with Wings", 
so I'm going to enter little little cutie in each of them:






9 comments:

Renee said...

cute card Stacie! I'm a pretty clean & simple kind of girl most of the time....I find it tough to put all the "fluff" on my cards or pages.

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your card. TFS.

Marjo said...

Hi Stacie,

Your card is just too stinkin cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink & The Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog.

hugs, Marjo

Elisabet said...

Now those are truly 3 little ducks in a row, LOL! Sorry, couldn't resist.
Hugs,
Beth

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I TOTALLY understand CAS does not mean easy. And, a lot of thought has to go into it since you want to leave it clean and polished. Congrats on your eClips..Happy Cutting! It makes amazing intricate cuts.

Scrappy Scatty said...

How lovely ,
Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
Love Jan
xx

cardcreationsnz said...

A cute card Stacie. Love the chick image. I like the way you have framed each one in a different colour circle.

Pat said...

Hey Stacie you made such a cute card, I love it!!!! In it's simplicity it is fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

Paper Creations Ink said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

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