Joe took me to a Chinese restaurant he likes in Ontario while we took a day off after we delivered in Fontana, California. He tells me he is waiting for the cookie he opens one day with the message inside saying “Help. I’m being held hostage in a Fortune Cookie Factory”. He is still waiting for that one to appear.
However, our fortunes gave each of us a chuckle. His read “Keep your goals away from the trolls” and mine read “Progress always involves risk”.
How would you like to be the person responsible for creating these gems of wisdom? I wonder if the people go home with headaches after they spend a day at work. Is there such a thing as computer generated fortunes? I wonder what some of them would have to say when the computer gets a glitch.
I got in a bit of crafting on my own one day this weekend. I’ve been racking my brains trying to figure out a way to show using a paper trimmer with the sliding blade. I started out with one a long time ago until I saw a Tonic Studios guillotine trimmer – that I just had to have.
When I visited my Arizona daughter and did some crafting with her she has a sliding blade trimmer. Some of the tricks I’ve learned from YouTube veterans and tried on my own I shared with Carissa. I know she uses it as a basic trimmer. The ideas were percolating in my head while I drove down the road. Working out some of the details is going to require a bit of quiet time and some math 😦
While I had my crafting time I used a couple of standard tricks of the trimmer for Carissa and for my sister Pati. To show them the versatility of the tool they own. So I created a two part tutorial for a page in the absolutely WONDERFUL book Jann Saulsbury, of WhatYouMakeIt1, made for me. You can see the first of the two parts of “Pocket Page” by clicking the link.
If you have one of these trimmers but do not have access to a Score Pal then you have a pretty good substitute. Also, if you have one of these trimmers but don’t have a set of Nestabilities…with a bit of math and a couple hours you can cut out square frames in any width you would like.
These are just a couple of the ideas that were buzzing around in my head as each mile of road passed beneath me. When I get a bit more time I will do a video on both of these techniques with the portable paper trimmer. Maybe some time this week if we stop by home on our way to O’Fallen, Missouri starting in Shafter, California.
If you have saved a fortune cookie snippet of wisdom and would like to share, leave a comment. I’m all ears 🙂