Well, not just any woman but this woman specifically. Being me, that is.
You see, it all happened like this ...
... I was trying out an embossing technique I wanted to practice for an upcoming class. Admittedly, a few hours had elapsed since the time I had watched an instructional video and the time I was trying the technique .... so it's not wholly unexpected that I should forget something.
Unfortunately, it was a very important point that I forgot ... Suffice it to say that I realised way too late that the "sandwich" I was trying to push through my Big Shot was TOO THICK.
You guessed it. My Big Shot jammed, stuck harder than Pooh Bear in Rabbit's hole.
I stayed calm. (that's pretty amazing in itself, actually)
I tried reversing. No deal.
I took out all the screws I could find in hopes of loosening the mechanism. No deal.
I tried bashing the multipurpose platform with a hammer to push it back through the way it had come. (BTW, boy! that thing can take some punishment!) No deal.
I called on DD14, who is so much better than me at problem solving and thinking outside the square that she is impressive and scary at the same time. No deal.
So I had to wait for HOURS until DH came home. (I had to watch episodes of Suits to take my mind off my poor disabled Big Shot. It was tough, I tell ya!)
He took out all the screws. Huh!
He tried bashing the MPP with a hammer to push it back through. Well, OK, his muscle power is obviously much better than mine cos that worked for him!
However, the mechanism was still jammed.
He ended up dismantling the machine (which he calls my "press" cos maybe he thinks he's the only Big Shot around here, huh?) and thank goodness the man has some engineering knowledge, cos darn it if he didn't get it working again.
My baby was returned to me in full working order! OMG I was sooooooooo relieved!
So folks, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.
No, you wouldn't be that silly, now would you?
Well, I spose if you've read down this far, you feel you deserve to see a card or something, huh? Yeah, OK, I'll give you that point. I can't show you the embossing technique one yet (can't let my class ladies peek too soon, ya know?) but here's one I made using the cute More Amore dsp and one of my favourite watercolouring sets.
- stamps - Greeting Card Kids
- card - primrose petals, raspberry ripple, pool party, watercolour, More Amore dsp, pool party patterned paper
- other - pool party seam binding, square punch, Big Shot, designer frames E/F, dazzling details, sponge dauber, aqua painter, markers, dimensionals, sticky strip
- non SU - rhinestone embellishment, bow tying machine
Cased from Deb Currier.
Thanks for dropping in today.