Well, we're halfway through the week, and it appears that we get fewer and fewer comments each day, so if you can just hang on until Friday, your odds of winning will go WAY up! You've got that Cheese of the Month membership IN THE BAG. Here goes...
The Paper Trimming Buddy by Marvy Uchida (pronounced you-kyda in case you were wondering...actually that's just how I say it so correct me if I'm wrong). This cute trimmer comes with a free-style cutter and a total of eight decorative blades! The blades are sold separately, but I've got one of each style to give away to today's winner. You've got your straight, wave, scoring, scallop, pinking, victorian, perforating, and rhythm blades. It's a rotary-style trimmer and, because of the large blade housing (which is a nice safety feature), it can be a little bit tricky to see exactly where your blade is cutting, but you'll learn to rely on lining your paper or photo up with the plastic guide.
2. Today's Tip
Many trimmers have plastic guides that show you exactly where to place your fingers, allowing you to hold a photo in place as you trim without actually touching the photo. But, if your trimmer doesn't have this feature and you end up leaving a fingerprint or two on a photo, I've found that you can lightly rub fingerprints away (or at least make them much less noticeable) by going over them with a very soft cloth, like one you'd use to clean eyeglasses. Now glue smudges on a photo are a different story entirely...
Would you like to win this pretty blue-and-purple trimmer (aka the Paper Trimming Buddy) for your very own, plus all eight of the decorative blades, AND a replacement rubber track? Leave me a comment by noon tomorrow, and I'll pick one random winner! Your topic is: if you were to invent a brand new trimmer of your own, what would you call it? Discuss.
4. Team Antics
Today is Megan's birthday! Megan is the creative editor for Creating Keepsakes, but she was just our senior editor none too long ago. We had a tinkerbell party in the break room, featuring these adorable treats from Mini's Cupcakes.
5. And More
Here is another "quote" that you'll thank me for NOT including in the magazine column. See if you can guess what the quote originally said before I inserted [trimmer]: