So a couple of weeks ago I was creeping around Pinterest and came across a "I figured out how to cut my own handwriting on my Cameo" pin. Now, I've done that the hard way - write something with a sharpie, scan it in, go into photoshop and bump up the contrast, blah blah blah. So I thought I had figured it alllllll out. And then a couple of days later I actually READ the pinner's post (doh!) and they were using their iPad. Huh. Well. I don't have one of those and I ain't gettin' one of those! Harumph. I got a little pissy, I'll admit.
But then I was all like "So? That doesn't mean there isn't a way for me to do it, too!" I mean, that lady figured out what worked for her, I just needed to figure out what works for me. So I poked around the Google Play store and found Sketchpad Pro for Tablets, which works on my Kindle Fire. I'm not going to say that the program is free (it's not: $4.99) or super intuitive, but it's manageable on both fronts. I've been practicing getting the hang of writing and doodling with my stylus and yesterday I doodled the über creative hi talk bubble you see above. I know. Don't hate. The genius, it just comes to me.
Oh shut up. I know it's basic, and verging on overdone. And I could have saved $4.00 and purchased something similar from the Silhouette store. But that's not the point. I'm making this stuff my bi....uh, I'm really mastering the technology. That's the ticket!
And I do have a real sense of accomplishment, because it's not quite as easy as I thought it was. There's a little cleaning up to be done, so manipulation of edit points. And it is rough. But I like that.
So yeah. Anyway. Big deal. I doodled something and cut it out. Now what? Well, I have that kid who probably wouldn't mind some mail, right? So I made a card:
It's...uh...messy. And there's no real purpose to any of the stuff on there. And I don't care. :) And since it'll have a $20 bill in there, neither will she.
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