Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Chill Out....

So, when I first saw the new Chill Out stamp from My Favorite Things, I couldn't help but think of my Grandpa Hedge. He has been gone for years, but I still remember spending the summer at his orchard working a fruit stand by the road. The pay was little if anything, but it was fun to be away from home and people watch all day. I didn't have to do any real work, just sell the fruit, but it was still a ton of fun, until that fateful day.....My grandpa and I were arguing about something, to this day I can't even remember what it was, but I told him to chill out. That ended my summer of fun...he promptly called my mom and told her to come and get me!LOL!! Totally wasn't funny at the time, but to think that those two little words could get even your grandpa to give you the boot is funny now!! Anyway...after I finally got my new laptop hooked up to the internet(see last post for the LONG story), I checked out Emily's SCS color challenge for today....YIKES!! Today was the first time that we have got to use the new in colors and she picked Riding Hood Red, Green Galore and Going Gray.....WHOA!! So, I was going to do my normal cop out when the colors scare me...lots of white space and the least amount of the offending colors as possible. Then I started to color my new image....and I like it...hmmm. SO then I started to look for some DP, and I came across this LONG retired SUPER bright GG paper...hmmm. SO I put it all together, and you know what...I kinda like it. Now it is bright, but I still think it is pretty. I did make this card 41/4 sq. but , hey, I tried!! The image was colored with my SU markers, blender pen, and the Riding Hood Red ink pad. I added some silver brads, piercing, ribbon, spiral clips...yep you guessed it, all my normal stuff and added a panel that had been run through the Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder. I am actually REALLY happy with this card. It is bright and cheerful...kinda reminds me of strawberries too. Okay, lots of blurfing to do to make up for yesterday!! Thanks for stopping by again and have a great day!!

What a DAY!!

First things first....VOTE FOR MY FRIEND DONNA!!! She has made it into the finals at the Just Rite Stamper blog and I am THRILLED for her!! The competition is FIERCE, so she needs YOUR VOTE!! She SLAVED for her project, and it totally deserves all the votes it can get!! Be sure to check it out...her project is #5!! Thanks!!
So yesterday I get up at 6am like normal, get Jared's stuff ready to go, get myself cleaned up, straighten up the house, and then get on the computer to check my email before he gets here. My normal routine right?? Well, everything went they way it should have, I got my blog post done, sent out a TON of emails, got all caught up, and went about the business of taking care of Jared. When he lays down for his first nap, I run in here really quick to check and see if I missed anything(I am hopelessly addicted to the internet), and my computer has LOST its MIND!!! It had over 50 windows open trying to get on the internet without me. I finally get it to shut down, and I decide that it might not be a bad idea to run a virus scan...some tracking cookies were found, I cleaned them up, and restarted and it was fine. Okay, so about 2 hours later I come in and my computer is in the process of doing an entire system restore...all by itself!!YIKES!! By the time it was all said and done, it restored itself, then proceeded to open up 852 explorer windows.......HOLY MOLY!!! So..........after crying ALOT(I am a huge crybaby), my DH finally says, GET IN THE TRUCK, hauls me to Walmart and proceeds to let me buy a new laptop...YAYYY!! I know it isn't as fancy as some of the laptops out there, but it has everything I need to get by, and god honestly, I can barely run what I have, much less if it had any more bells and whistles. My old computer is on its way to the DR. to see if he can get it to recover from its stroke. I just hope he can get it working long enough for me to get my pictures and itunes off of it!!

So, needless to say, I had a rough day!! Today after Jared left, I decided that I needed to stamp in a big way!! One would think that last night since I couldn't get on the internet, I would have stamped instead...well you would be wrong. By the time I got done dealing with the computer I put myself to bed, I had definitely had enough!! This first card is one I made for the Paper Pretties Pajama party the first of this month. The challenge was to do some embossing of any kind on a card, including using the Cuttlebug. Well, since we all know I am addicted to my Cuttlebug, I decided to use it and my favorite Swiss Dots folder. The main image is from the Paper Pretties set Sealed With A Kiss. I colored it with my SU markers after stamping it on watercolor paper with Black Stazon ink. It was then cut out with my oval Nestabilities. I added all my normal ribbons, brads, oh my....hehe. I had originally made this card with my Sister and her husband in mind, but for some reason, I colored the hair colors backwards. I think we could officially call that a blonde moment!! Okay, this post just officially got out of hand, so I am going to post my color challenge card seperately!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! Don't forget about the Paper Pretties sale....45% off...UNBELIEVABLE savings!!