My Big Shot underwent exploratory surgery yesterday. My husband, who refused to scrub-and-glove before making the first un-screw, pulled out his various tools to make a differential diagnosis. Symptom? It didn’t work. Broken. Handle turned, but nothing would go thru the roller. So, we searched Google (as an aside – what if this had happened 20 years ago?!? Did Big Shots even exist then? Assuming they had – we’d have had to go to the Encyclopedia Britannica and look under B. For Broken Big Shot. Not sure that would have been all that fruitful. If you don’t even know what an Encyclopedia Britannica IS – well…. Google it!). But, thanks to Mr. Gore, the Internet exists (at least that’s what HE says!) and so does the knower-of-all-things….Google!
Regardless, Google came thru and we found directions for dissecting a Big Shot. Screws were loosened. Handle and sides removed. And what did we see???
Yep. The framelit for the baby toy whose name I don’t know was stuck down in the roller. I couldn’t find it the previous day when I was done with my baby card. Now I know why! Amazing that such a tiny piece could bring the whole thing to a screeching halt. But, halt it it did!! Wayne removed it – it’s a little worse for the wear, but I hope it will flatten out with some trips thru the now-repaired-and-working perfectly Big Shot.
Anywho – with everything working again, I tackled Sketch and Stamp Blog’s SB114:
Be sure to head over to Sketch and Stamp and check them out – their design team artists do wonderful work! In fact, my friend Amy Koenders is one of those folks, and I rather shamelessly drew from her great card for mine. Take a look-see: