Monday, July 23, 2007

What's Silver and Black and takes a bad picture??? My Kodak Z612! UGH!

I can not believe it has been a week since I last posted anything! I truly do not know where the time goes these days. I am sure that those of you out there with little kids totally know where I am coming from. I had friends come to visit this week from my hometown, and the three days they spent here just flew by. It was so good to have some old friends staying with us, I can't remember the last time I laughed as hard as I did this past weekend. We just watched the kids play together, ate lots of food, played games and just talked forever until the wee hours of the morning. I am still trying to catch up on my sleep. We just had such a great time!!! I admit, I was worried about how the weekend would go before they arrived. They aren't as organized (insert control freak!) as I am. They don't do things on a schedule (they sleep in til after 9-10ish). They eat pretty much whatever they want (most things in my house are whole grain, wheat, or low to no sugar - I know UGH!). But somehow it worked wonderfully! I can't wait to do it again! Our two sons are only 5 weeks apart, and they got along famously! So much so that her son didn't want to go home yesterday. But we came up with a plan; they are going to be penpals of sorts, sending each other pictures, letters (that we write, they are only 3 1/2), and little gifts. They both LOVE to get mail, so this will be perfect!
Now for the bad part, I discovered a few things that were broken at some point during the course of the weekend. Among them, my fabulous (hope I can get another one) alarm clock (I love the display and the sounds). And worst of all, today when I attempted to take a picture of the card I made for the Sketch This Challenge Week #3, I discovered that my camera is now broken! UGH!!!!!!!!! My Kodak is only 7 months old, so I am hoping that it will be covered under warranty. The bad part is I didn't take any pics of my card until today, so after much editing, and many attempts, we got something that is not great, but okay. I couldn't go through the last two weeks and not be able to post something for week three. So here it is, lines and everything, and I am still getting it there in the final hour even though it has been done for days. I needed my computer genious hubby to try something before I submitted it. But we are still getting lines across every picture - flash and no flash, good light and bad light, black background and white background! UGH!!!!!!! Well, I hope Janelle understands over at Sketch This Cards; I am so distraught over this, I just can't believe it! But, this is soooooo my luck! So, not much I can do, but pray that it can be fixed.

My brand new LG EnV died last week, and now my camera! I got a new phone out of that deal, but doubtful a new camera is coming our way. What is worse is that I hate to miss one day of my kids; I hate not having a camera just in case they do something cute - which they do every day!

Well, here are the details on this card. I started with Papertrey's Stamper's Select White Cardstock and stamped a flourish from Fancy Pants Pollen Dust in Colorbox Black , then added a layer of Bazzill black, and another layer of Cuttlebugged Stamper's Select again. I used the Textile embossing folder for the top layer. I then smeared it with Versamark and used a soft paintbrush to apply PearlEx in Blue Russet across the cuttlebugged layer. The hearts are chipboard I cut with my Cuttlebug dies, and covered them with My Mind's Eye Bohemia "Girlfriends" cardstock, smoothed with a file, and painted with Making Memories paint in Spotlight. The paper is double-sided so I was able to use two patterns for the hearts and for the layer under the sentiment. The solid hearts are popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment is stamped in StazOn Black, and it is from Technique Tuesday's Words We Love and Truly, Madly, Deeply sets. I cut the pink layer with my Fiskars Mini Scalloped scissors and pierced the scallops. I finished it off with some Black Organza and some tiny flowers I punched with an EK Success Daisy Punch with Making Memories Mini Black brads. I think that about covers it! I wish my camera worked because it is actually a beautiful card, if I do say so myself :-) And shimmery too! Perhaps if (when???) it gets fixed I will upload a new photo to this post.

Well, good night and thanks for letting me blab about my woes! Thanks for visiting!


Jessica said...

Sorry about your camera! The picture looks fine. Great card though, very cute!

beate said...

That's sooo pretty!

Bethany Paull said...

Really beautiful! I love the colors, rounded corners, and love love love the combo of solid and outline hearts.