The idea is to use a template to create 4 x 6 recipe cards that are put into a photo album with sleeves for 4 x 6 photos. So I spent some time trying to figure out how to use their template to no avail. (click here to see the template). Why not make my own, I thought.
I must have spent 3 hours (no lie) trying to create my own template on Word 2010. No luck. I just couldn't make one I liked that would be easy to drop new photos into when I wanted to make a new card.
So I got online and found another template that I thought might work.
This was an amazing template, but wait, it's not a template. The blogger had created this for herself. How did she make it? She used a very expensive program called Illustrator. Way out of my budget for making recipe cards. I might be able to do this with something that I have on my computer now, but that will wait until another day. I'm tired.
But this was not all wasted time. There are a lot of people out there doing amazingly creative things. Looking at their stuff gave me ideas of my own. I did find a way to make a picture of the recipe that I was happy with.
Love the Polaroid look. I may revisit this project, but for now I am over it.
Was this a waste of time? Not really. This is something I would really like to do someday. May be I'll just spend a weekend afternoon gathering all the recipes that are worth of going into a recipe book. Those recipes I know I will go back to over and over. But as for my evening I got to relax on the sofa with my lap top exploring my creativity. I had a nice conversation with my husband, enjoyed a little TV. But tomorrow it's back to the grind stone. Ready to make some real progress on my DWR. I need to get this finished if I hope to have it quilted by the end of the year when the temperatures drop.