Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I have to post something else today, or once again I'm stuck with moodiness on the top of my screen.

Here is our Christmas card for 2010!  That statement is followed by an exclamation mark only because, for awhile there, I didn't think I'd be able to pull one off for this year.  I usually have our Christmas cards mailed out toward the beginning of December, but with Master's Comps and other added pressures, it just didn't happen.  Yesterday I woke up feeling hell-bent that I was going to make these damn cards and they were going to be in today's mail, in the same way that my sister woke up feeling hell-bent on crocheting a stupid pot-holder for no apparent reason.  ;-)  At this rate, I'll be lucky if these cards reach their destinations by Christmas Eve, but better late than never and it STILL friggen' counts.  Like last year's, I put the card together on a PowerPoint slide, using background images that I found from Google.  I saved the final product as a JPEG and sent it to Costco for print.  I will forever love the teacher who taught me how to use PowerPoint for stuff other than presentations.  Photo cards cost about $1.50 each when you use the pre-fabricated templates from the machines; these ones cost me .39 cents each.

I'm supposed to be finishing my Grandpa's scrapbook today, but I'm having a hard time finding the motivation.  I just want to read a good book, eat some nachos, and pet the cat.  Tricky since I don't have a book to read, I have no nachos, and the cat doesn't like me right now.  I guess I'll get back to the joyous world of cutting out photos and gluing them to stuff.


  1. Love the Christmas card!!! And now that I have seen it, you don't have to send me one in the mail! Just kidding...I still want one. :)

  2. I'm sorry? Did you call my pot holder "stupid"? That hurts.


  3. Love it!! Power point, really? I may give that a shot!! Happy Holidays, Jodi!

  4. The card is great! Would that be Naomi, by chance? She knows her PP for sure! I'm going to have to ask her to show me for next year because our card was...okay, at best. Glad you are feeling better.

    How did those comps go, by the way?

  5. @Kristyn, if you decide to try it out, e-mail me first so I can give you some quick tips. It's very easy (and sort of addicting) once you know how to do it. I make all of Trin's birthday invitations using PowerPoint too. You just can't beat the price. Happy Holidays to you too!

    @Niecy, yep, definitely Naomi. That woman just knows her way around all of that tech-stuff. Regarding my comps, I'm not particularly confident. I feel like I did good on three of the sections, but was really lost on the other two. Unfortunately, I have to wait eight weeks before getting my results.

    @Shan, I will apologize to your potholder the next time I see it.


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