On Saturday I spent a few hours wrapping soap. I used fabric this time and not the parchment paper and tissue that I used last time that I wrapped soap.
I took some fabric swatches with me to HELL ( Micheal's ) and spent about 30 minutes picking out ribbon that would match the fabric. My sister Alicia would be proud of me as I took time to do this. I was tempted to just toss ribbon in the basket and call it good.
After that I went to Kinko's to print up some soap labels. That was the 2nd level of Hell! I had Kinko's scan the original and then saved it to a flash drive ( Memory stick ) I then went on their computers so I could use Adobe Illustrator, which I had no knowledge of how to use. I got some help and 2 hours later I had 15 files made and saved and ready to print. Yahoo! No, no yahoos!
Bad Krissy! I didn't know that Adobe Illustrator has to be saved in landscape not portriat. In other words, I had to rotate the file each time, edit, save. So I deleted all that I had just spent all that time and started over. I opened, I rotated, I edited, I saved, I closed. No. No. No. I needed to rotate the text and the canvas blah blah blah and I needed to save it IN Adobe Illustrator. (Which if that's what's open then wouldn't it save in that program?)
Mind you, this cost .30 a minute. Kinko's only charged me for the 1st 2 hours and then let me use a Kinko's card the 2nd time as the guy that helped me gave me some bad info. The employees there were very nice and tried to help. But they themselves were not that familiar with the program so it was the near sighted(them) leading the dumb and blind (me) All said and done, I got diddly squat, jack poop printed. I am having them do one file that is correct with the rotated text and canvas all good and then I will save that to the flash drive and then open, edit text, save as, close and then get it printed.
Or just pay out the nose and have them do all 15 files.
1 day ago