Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bad{ish} News Bears

So, my laptop will never return to me again.  The motherboard is fried.  It is dead.  I'm just hoping that  they can recover all my digital stamps.  And my digital scrapbooking stuff.  And my blog history.  And my LIFE.   Stupid technology. Stupid me for thinking technology was even remotely reliable.

And now for the positive side!  I get a new computer!  I do have to wait until Black Friday, but I'm kinda excited about that!  I also get an external hard drive to back up my stuff--I've needed this for a long time now! :)

So, anyway, I'm also having internet issues.  Sorry to not get to comment on as many blogs as I'd like and please don't be offended if you enter one of my challenges and do not get a comment from me.  It's been really hard just posting this!

I do have two cards to share with you.  And I'm hoping I'm able to link them up to the appropriate challenges!  Fingers crossed...

Here's card one~

Details~


For these fabulous challenges~




I used my Glue Pad to ink up the cupcake image and then used a fun bluish purple fine glitter from SU! to add some glam.  I paper pierced under the sentiment to add an anchor and then secured my pink and white main panels with eyelets.  Such fun!

Second card~

Details~



For these fabulous challenges~

(I've done the diagonal from orange down to white.
My "free" is triple time stamping!)

(YES.  It did take me less than 30 minutes!
I can't believe I've never done this technique before!)


This card is my first ever attempt at triple time stamping!  I must say, I was a bit worried that it would turn out well, but it did!  I've used three colors of orange ink from SU! and a sentiment and stamps from CTMH from the garage sale the other day.  I even decorated the inside!  Are you proud of me, Ruth?!  I know it's not the envelope as well, but it's more than usual! ;)

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my creations and to commiserate with me upon the loss of my beloved laptop.  I appreciate the time you take to stop and say hi!  Please join in these amazing challenges--I love seeing YOUR creations, too (when my technology allows)!  Happy stamping! :)

25 comments:

Katy said...

These cards are beautiful! Love the little cupcake! Sorry to hear about your computer-but happy that you get a new one! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

OooH WOW Mynnette this is just fabulous. I can't believe that you've not done the triple time stamping before because it looks like a pro did it. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

Stamping in Pink said...

They're both gorgeous Mynnette - particularly love the first because it's wonderfully CAS! Going to have to 'find' the triple time stamping technique - never seen or heard of that one before! Have warned my DH that once our very old laptop goes we are going to have to get me a new one - no if's, but's or maybe's! I think he's got his fingers crossed that it will last for one more year! Karen x

Karen Letchworth said...

Sorry that the computer has been misbehaving. That can be a real bummer! We've certainly missed you lately, and SO glad you're with us this week. Your sweet cards always bring a smile to my face. Hope all is well with you, Mynnette. Have a blessef week!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Nonni said...

This looks awesome! I'm waiting for some stamps to arrive that I want to try this technique with... I hope I could make this as beautifully as you've done! Thank you for joining the ATSAM Challenge this week!

Ardyth said...

Love your sparkly cupcake! Hope all your technology woes get sorted out ASAP! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Nina said...

wow, both look great. Your CAS card is very beautiful
Thank you so much for joining us our challenge at creative stamp friends.
Nina

Ruth M said...

Wowsers Mynnette, I am proud - and then some! What a beautiful card and I am astonished that's your first attempt at triple time stamping! FABULOUS!

I'll let you off the envelope LOL!
Ruth x

Loll Thompson said...

Amazing card, Mynnette. Can't believe this is your first time trying the triple time stamping ... you aced it!! Love the colors and images you've used --- just perfect! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More this week!

Lisa said...

These are just super Mynnette, love your sparky cupcake! Sorry about your computer...counting down to black Fri. for you!

Patty Gorka said...

Your triple stamp card turned out awesome! I really like how you used 3 different orange inks, nice idea!

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards, mynnette! love that glittery little cupcake... thanks for playing along with CASology!! (ps... sorry you lost your computer.. i know what you are going through!)

Gemiel said...

I know all too well about computer issues. God willing, I'm getting a new laptop at Christmas. I can't view blogs on my current laptop. I guess the graphics are overwhelming because it freezes up. Glad you were able to post your two beautiful cards. I really love the layering on the second one and am amazed at how you were able to keep the design intact with all the layers. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. Blessings!

Cazro said...

Wonderful card Mynette. Thanks for sharing with us at ATS&M. I'm holding back with my 4th entry, not sure what to do with regarding your internet problems. hugs Caz

baileyrosy.com said...

So sorry to hear about the recent demise of your laptop how awful , I hope you are able to recover all of your precious materials. Lovvvvvvvenyour triple stamping affair how wonderful and the colours and stamping are just amazing. Thank you so much Mynnette for your constant support at ATS&M and good luck.

Marie

Jacqueline said...

Mynnette - your card for ATS&M is A-MAY-ZING - love it - thanks so much for joining in this week - Jacqueline xx

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh so sorry about your computer going down. Sounds like your hard drive didn't crash so hopefully there won't be any problem getting your images off for you. Such beautiful cards!! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Word Art Wednesday. ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Jen W. said...

Love all the details on your sweet card - the glitter, the paper piercing, the eyelets - fabulous! Sorry to hear about your computer though... :( Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Ger said...

Beautifully done! Such soft and pretty colours too. Thankyou for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Ger x
ABC Design Team

Jean said...

They are both lovely cards ~ the second one is absolutely gorgeous!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Fabulous crds! Love the glittery cupcake!

Thank you for participating in the ABC Challenge this seek!

KC Inspired said...

Love the technique and beautiful colors!

Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday!
I pray God richly blesses you & your family!

Jill said...

gorgeous creation thanks for joining us at MMCS hugS Jill xx

Gaynor said...

Lovely card, love the design, thanks for joining our challenge at My mum's craft shop, Gaynor x

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card!!