Sunday, April 19, 2015

Computer Withdrawal

Happy Sunday everyone!! I have not been around AT ALL as of late. The graphics card on my Mac decided to die on Easter and I have not had any computer for TWO WEEKS!! No browsing fun blogs, or posting on my favorite web board, and defiantly no blogging. I was able to use my phone for some things but I cannot comment on stuff when I am on my phone. I am literally all thumbs and auto correct + me = disaster. Yesterday I finally picked up my computer from the store so I am back and raring to go!

No computer has left me a lot of time to do a little bit of crafting AND a lot of cleaning. I also did some "experimenting" with some of the stamps that have never seen ink. I gave myself permission to have fun and to not be all about the "end result" but more about the process. I will talk about that later this week, though.

The card I am going to show you today was part of my "clean up" of my desk, otherwise known as "what is on my desk" challenge." (I think I am going to have to rethink that name so I can make an acronym out of it. Maybe the Clean Up Challenge or CUP for short?) I have a TON of WPlus9  "Fresh Cut Florals" on my desk that I have stamped and die cut. I decided to layer some of them together to create a simple Mother's Day card.

First I used a stencil and Spun Sugar Distress Ink to created the pink polka dot background on a die cut piece of stamper's select white card stock from Paper Trey Ink. Next I stamped a few leaves using Hero Art's soft green and green hills ink directly on the background.

I then layered my die cuts over the leaves and added some Stickles. My last step was to add a few pink sequins. My card is not as bright in real life as this but you get the gist. I edited these photos BEFORE my graphics card went and I am too lazy to do them over.

I thank you for stopping by and apologize for being MIA. I have missed all of you!!

Paper-Paper Trey Ink
Stamps-WPlus9-"Fresh Cut Florals"
Dies-Winnie and Walter-"Essentials-Katharine Cutaway," WPlus9-"Fresh Cut Florals," My Favorite Things hearts
Ink-Paper Trey Ink-"Blueberry Sky," "Enchanted Evening," "Hibiscus Burst," Ranger Distress Ink-"Spun Sugar," Hero Arts-"Green Hills" and "Soft Green," Momenta-"Tuxedo Black"
Other-Big Shot, Sequins, Ranger Multi Matte Medium, Diamond and Blue Bayou Stickles, Foam Adhesive


Susanne Vargas said...

Glad to see you are back! It's not fun to have computer problems... Mine is getting on in age and getting slower...
Your "clean up" card is very pretty! Love the subtle dotted background!

~amy~ said...

Nora, glad you have your computer back...sadly, I don't know what I would do without mine!

Your card is gorgeous...LOVE the colors!

Kim Heggins said...

WOW...what a fabulous and sweet card and well worth the wait I might add!
I hate computer issues more than going to the happy to hear all is well again with you and your computer. So looking forward to seeing lots more incredible creations.

Inkyfingers said...

Oooh this is lovely Nora - flowers, polka dots and the cute heart - what a match made in heaven!
Glad you have you computer sorted out.
Carol x

Taunya Butler said...

Nora - I am SO SORRY about your computer problems!! I think I would die without mine!! So cool to see you back again though - I have seriously missed you!! This card made from what was on your desk is so lovely and the background is such a soft foil for those pretty flowers!! I love seeing what you make with what is on your desk - you are truly amazing!! Thank you SO MUCH for catching up over at my blog and saying so many nice things!!! Have a great day!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Boo to computer problems! Such a pain, hopefully they are resolved quickly! I love this sweet card though, love the little spray of flowers!

Lesley said...

This is so pretty! Love the vibrant colours you have chosen.