Monday, February 7, 2011
Back up and RUNNING with a Blog Exclusive, too!!!!
Well, I feel like it's been awhile! I had no computer last week. Last Sunday, after blogging, I turned my computer off and started some house chores that needed to be done. After I was finished I thought, "Hmmm... let me go online for a bit." I deserved it right? I had just folded AND put away piles of laundry, loaded the dishwasher, swept the floors, and was getting my girls ready for bed. So, I turned on my computer and there it was... a BLUE screen! "Blue?" I said. "This can't be happening!" I turned it off, counted to eighteen, and then turned it back on. Now the screen was black with a blinking curser. I knew my computer had decided to call it quits on me. I was devastated! I am still not sure whether I have lost everything on it or not. I spent a couple hours on the line with my uncle and we are pretty sure I haven't lost everything, but until I get that thing working again, I won't know for sure!
So, I went the week with no computer. Except, two days last week, Karen (my mother in law) lent me her computer while she was at work. I had some side projects that needed to get done, so i was SUPER grateful for that. After many discussions with my husband, we knew it was time for us to get a new computer. So we went to Best Buy yesterday where my husband purchased a new computer for me! YAY!! I am so happy to be BACK UP AND RUNNING!! :)
Here is a card I made for today's, "Technique Challenge." It's called a, "Sliding Pop-Up Card." Pretty neat, huh? It was a lot of fun to make. It took me quite a while, because I changed quite a few of the dimensions. I used SU! stamp sets, Flores Suaves, Elements of Style, and Just Believe. The colors I chose were, Soft Suede, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla (of course). I did start this card this weekend and had NO Idea WHERE I was going to go with it. So since I NEVER paste anything down, until I know for SURE that I am happy with it, this was quite easy for me to pull off! I cut out WAY to many butterflies, but my girls will have a blast using them. Brooklyn, (my almost two yr old), has already had fun playing with one of them! I am so happy Holly chose this technique this week! Now I have a new piece to display on my fireplace mantle! :)
The card above is a, "Blog Exclusive!" I made this for my mother. She has sent my girls so many beautiful items the past couple of months. I wanted to make her a really special card. She's not a big fan of bows on cards, so I wanted to make her a feminine card without a bow. I sent this out to her a week ago and she called me while she was opening it. She gasped when she opened it, so I think I nailed it! :o) I used a SU! set called, Baby Blossoms, and a SU! stamp Wonderful Mother. The colors on the card are, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, and Early Espresso. The ink I used was Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, and Blushing Bride. I added MANY pearls (of course). I paper pierced around the edges gave it some texture and started to put it all together. Im so happy she loved it!
Well, goodbye for now! So happy I can catch up on all the emails and comments I have missed the past week!
Posted by Jenna Barber at 4:02 PM