Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blogger Woes, Some Cards & A Winner

I tried to post this yesterday, but Blogger was being uncooperative. I was typing along, nearing the end of my post, when everything (all the text and photos) just vanished. I figured I would just go back to the Posting page and click Edit post and pick up from my last save point. But, no, Blogger had decided to be "helpful" and autosaved just after everything disappeared. So my entire post was gone. Bad Blogger! :( Now sometimes the autosave feature is a great thing. Yesterday morning I was using Shutterfly to create a photo book. I had been working along for about 20 minutes when my cat decided to come step on the power button of the surge strip. Off went the computer and my indoor cat almost became an outdoor cat. Luckily for me (and my cat), Shutterfly had autosaved somewhere along the way and I didn't lose all of my hard work. So I guess we have to take the good with the bad when it comes to these technological advances, huh? Anyway, I will try to recreate the post as best as I'm able. Heck, maybe it will even be better than the first time. LOL :-)

I wanted to send cards to a few relatives with a quick note and some recent photos of my son. I delved into my stash to see what I could find. Lo and behold, there were several candidates that just needed a few finishing touches. Sometimes my cards remain incomplete because I don't want to put on a sentiment before I know what I will use the card for. This card is just such an example. I shared this back on June 13th in my post about stitching on cards. I was quite happy with the card, but unsure what occasion I would use it for. Now I had the occasion and could add my sentiment. I stamped the sentiment on a clear Heidi Swapp frame I found in my stash. The sentiment is from K Andrew Designs' Splashtastic Summer (Stopping by to say) and Food for Thought (have a great day) sets. I love how you can mix and match these stamps, even between sets. And I was able to curve the stamp so it fit my frame. Awesome! I finished the card off with a few dark pink pearls.

Here is another card that sat unfinished, just waiting for the right occasion. The heart and the little chick are both from Shirley Clark. I used the Elegant Vines embossing folder on the large heart and Swiss Dots on the small heart. Using another Heidi Swapp frame, I stamped a sentiment from the Positive Thoughts stamp set and added some pink rhinestones.

Sometimes a card remains unfinished because I am unhappy with it and unsure how to fix it. That is what happened with this one. It is another card which I shared in the June 13th post. I combined stitching using a Bazzill template and using my (then new) Sew Easy. It just seemed very plain and I wasn't sure what to do with it. So after dragging it out of my stash, I added some silver peel-off stickers, a few rhinestones, and a K Andrew sentiment from the Splashtastic Summer set. I am still not thrilled with the card, but it is what it is.

And now onto the winner of last week's blog candy. According to Mr. the winner is . . . LISA!!! Congratulations, Lisa! Send me an email with your mailing address and I will get your prize right out to you.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow when I post this week's blog candy. I will also be sharing an anniversary card I made for my parents.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Yes Kelly blogger is weird. You know it even unfollowed me from some blogs without me knowing!Since it was a blog I regularly dropped into I found out and apologized to my blogger friend! the stitched card looks lovely -- must have taken quite some effort to stitch on paper.


  2. Kelly look at all your gorgeous cards!!! I love what you are making with Kristal's stamps :)

  3. Oh, Kelly, I am feeling your pain with the blogger issues!! I've been "locked out" of comments for almost 3 weeks now (gee, can ya tell??? I'm only making up on a few!! LOL)... It also adiosed my entire post like it did yours... Sigh... they say better things are in store for us though!! YAY!! :)

    As for your cards, Kelly... Well, you are just doing some AMAZING things with those stamps -- And I love how you've mixed some of them in ways I would not have thought to mix them (I'll tell ya this again when I get to your crab card!!)...

    Congrats to LISA for winning!! If it's the LISA I'm thinking of, then she must have just been tickled!! :)

    Thank you for your faithful visits, Kelly -- Your precious comments have a way of always bringing an EXTRA ray of sunshine to my day!! :)


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