I know. Every time I offer a hint or a tip, you cringe and say, "Aren't you the person who, until even a year ago, thought the line in SILENT NIGHT was 'ROUND YOUNG VIRGIN'???" or "Aren't you the person who swears a half a bottle of vodka and snorting a crushed diet pill can cure a cold?"
Well, I'm not always right and some of my tips aren't for everybody. But these are pretty good.
If you're anything like me, you put off changing the blade in your paper trimmer for as long as you can...
It isn't that they're outrageously expensive- they just aren't any fun to buy.
Also, it can turn into one of those things that you just FORGET about- you know what I mean. You're busy and you cut a strip and think, 'time ta change that blade!' Then, you turn back to what you're working on and forget all about it...
What I do, to make a raggedy cut look just as crisp as with a brand new sharp blade, is to just pick up my handy Tim Holtz sanding block and lightly drag it across the edge of the paper. Not really ANY pressure beyond the weight of the paper pushing agains the block
Yeahp, it's as easy as that...
Now, say you're laying out your photos- and you notice something. DAMMIT THERE'S A GLARE IN AN EYE!
Yeah- you went through all the trouble of standing around the photo printing computer at Wal-Mart for an entire hour, and never thought to check for any glares to correct.
Pick up one of your INCREDLIBLE brand new Tim Holtz Distress Markers (I grabbed Walnut Stain) and color the glare!
See? That's it, in the upper left. Same photo. NO GLARE. Not even noticeable. I know, I know. I've been singing the praises of these markers. And I've only got ten of them so far. They really can do it ALL.
As Brini Maxwell always said, 'Now, why didn't YOU think of that?'