Well, despite getting hit with a killer headache/migraine on Friday, we managed to muddle through the weekend. Switched some kiddos with Flagstaff family and hosted Eloise's 5th birthday party (photos to follow). All in all, good times.
First - the winner of the Season's Givings Blog Hop:
Posted by: Tracy McLoughlin | January 01, 2013 at 10:07 AM
(I sent you an email, Tracy). Thanks to everyone who participated and those sweet friends who hosted giveaways. I hope you all had as much fun as I did! And thanks a ton to Latisha who organized this project from the get go.
Secondly, I wanted to give a little report on this beauty.
It's new ProCision Trimmer from Fiskars, sent to my by the Fiskars' angels. (Um, yeah, they really do exist). Thanks, Fiskars folks!
Reagardless of who sent this, I will give my honest opinion.
I LOVE this thing. Seriously. Love.
I guess it pays to show you what I'm stepping away from.
My old Xacto brand guillotine. This work horse did well for me for many a year. But, it's cumbersome to haul around (I can hear my crop buddies laughing right now), and really needed to be sharpened at least once a year. Lately, the handle has been loosey-goosey, so the accurate cuts were getting rare. Overall, ready for the dump.
I posted maybe six months ago, on Facebook, asking about what you all loved in your trimmer, a lot of you recommended Fiskars. But, I really prefer a heavier model (see above photo - ha!). Happy I waited, because the ProCision is a trimmer worth waiting for.
Love how it cuts. Love that it is self sharpening. Love that it folds up. Love the rotary blade. Love the grid marks UNDER the plastic, Love the 1/4" grid. Okay, enough.
If you want to watch this trimmer in action, scrapbook.com has a really quick and accurate video on all the features of this bad boy. If you are in the market, this video is spot on what I have experienced - nothing but good.
Thanks again, Fiskars!