So, I just discovered . . .
my Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge
is being discontinued.
I guess it’s had a nice run.
I believe it’s been four years since it came out.
I guess I just never thought about it being discontinued.
Thinking about making that cartridge just brings back
so . many . memories .
That good ol’ laptop of mine . . . we were best buddies
at the kitchen table for a few months.
Summertime’s a killer with young kids that
want to watch tv. ;)
Some reeeaaaalllly long days.
We’re talking, up at 4 or 5 a.m. and pretty much working
until 10 or 11 at night. That included doing my day job too.
I relied on my newly-driving son to do so many errands for me.
Verrrry grateful for that.
I think I put on 20 pounds.
The daily non-diet Dr. Pepper and chocolate donut didn’t help there.
(thanks for enabling me there Zach with driving to get it. ha ha)
That was all my “learning Illustrator” days.
I can never express enough gratitude to Miss Heather Lancaster
for helping me figure things out as needed.
She had so much patience with me.
And I can never express enough gratitude for
for having the confidence in me to take on such a task
as creating a Cricut cartridge.
If it weren’t for them and the serendipitous moment
of us getting to share dinner together at Gibsons (yummm!) in Chicago,
I wouldn’t be where I am today.
Just so many thoughts and emotions about those days.
Of course, since I was new to Illustrator,
when I look back on that cartridge?
I admit, I kind of cringe at some things. :)
Especially because the rules for cartridges were one way . . .
but being the defiant and particular person that I am, I’d always try
and sneak my own way in there when possible. (hee hee)
When I think how much time it took me to do both
Printing Press & Graphically Speaking???
I think I could do it in half the time now.
Anyway. Thanks for letting me ramble on so.
Not that you have a choice there, but you do have
a choice on whether or not you keep reading it. lol
So, thanks for sticking through this entire post for today. :)
At least I’m still getting to do what I love in creating more for
all you people in the digital craft cutting world.
Thanks for helping me do what I love to do.