I know I have taken a few days off, but I really haven't been loafing. I had this brilliant idea to make an action that would turn 8 of your brag book pages into a little accordian style mini mint-tin album. And I wrote the action, and I re-wrote the action. And it works fantastic in PS, PSE 5-7. However, 2 print cartridges and a ream of paper later I have given up testing the dumb thing. I can't get the pages lined up to print it front and back, they are off by a fraction of an inch and I can't figure it out. I changed the settings a hundred times, flipped the paper in different directions, and determined that it cannot be done. But if anyone is interested, I may package up the action anyway and you can print out the individual pages to put in a mint tin, you just won't want to print front to back on one piece of paper. Or, you can print two pages and glue the papers back to back after you cut them out.
So - since the brag book to mint tin album action was a flop and I spent the better part of 3 days on it, I decided to break out the Bowdabra and try it again. If you remember I bought this contraption months ago but my bows all looked pretty sad. I actually sat down and watched the DVD that came with it (yeah I know, shoulda done that first). I figured out that if you use the wired edged ribbon it produces much nicer bows. So when I was at the dollar store the other day I bought several spools of wired edge ribbon and sat down to figure out how to make the bows. They turned out ok, and I am excited that I can add some hand made bows to the packages this Holiday Season! I photographed my practice bows and extracted them, and now they are all yours! Feel free to recolor, resize, as needed. I have several more too but found them too difficult to extract so I will re-photograph in my ghetto light box and get them up at a later date.