Thanks a Latte!!


Okay, let me start off by saying that today has been a bit of a bummer!! I woke up this morning to NO internet!! *gasp* Can you believe such a thing?? Just all of a sudden our wireless internet went kaput!! So my honey tried to fix it....then he called Bell and spent an hour on the phone with them. After much 'adjusting', they told us to turn it off for FOUR HOURS!! Then it would magically be fixed!! Well, that's all fine and dandy but I needed to create four cards to teach at a class at the library on Monday night!! You know I need my SCS and favourite blogs for inspiration, right??? So this was my challenge for the day.....create with no internet!

Well, I got my little butt moving and decided that since this is a VERY beginner's class with 20 people who have never touched a stamp before, it shouldn't be too hard. And once I got going.....I realized I was right!! So I finished all my creatin' and preparin' by the time the internet was 'scheduled' to be back up.

So my honey goes and turns his computer on and lo and behold, it works!! He comes upstairs....and mine doesn't!!! GRRR!! So he got back on the phone and he and our buddy Mohammed at Bell were on the phone for TWO HOURS!!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaaagggggggghhhhh!!! The good news is, it's fixed. The SUPER GREAT FANTASTIC news is.....I'm gettin' a laptop!!! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! We've been eyeing them and pricing them and doing our research for months and there was a special promotion on through Bell, so we're going for it! That way Emileigh and I can both be on the computers at the same time........me craftin' and stampin' on my laptop and her playing her Sims2 and talkin' with her friends on the desktop one in my craft room!! We can be in the same room hangin' out, yet doing our own thing too!!!

Then the evening went down the loo!!! Not really, but ya know how you get in your comfy clothes in the evening, take off your BRA (which should be illegal by the way) and get all relaxed on the couch with your daughter, son, significant other, cat, dog...whatever!! And then the dang doorbell rings???? Well, that's what happened at the Reid house!! GGGRRRRR!! You'd think with all the fancy schmancy technology these days....LIKE A PHONE.....people would PICK ONE UP BEFORE THEY SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED!!! Am I the only one who hates when people just drop in??? Maybe I am. Sorry......that's my rant for the day........I'm done........back to our regularly scheduled stamping!!!!

Anyhoo! On to the card!! Today's card is for one of the Dirty Girl challenges on SCS. The challenge was to use only acrylic stamps on your card. Acrylic stamps are becoming more and more popular and most people have them, even if they are only the little ones from Michael's $ spot. So I inked up my Hot Stuff set from My Favorite Things for the first time and I really like how this card came out!

I used Archival Versafine Black Onyx ink on shimmery white cardstock and coloured it in with my SU markers and then punched it out using my Mega Circle Punch. I doodled around the border and matted it on a Chocolate Chip piece punched with my Giga Scalloped Circle Punch and used my white gel pen for the dots. The card base is a 5 1/2 inch square in Certainly Celery and I stamped the little stamps in CC on the right hand side. The little flower is actually from a Studio G set. The patterned paper is Three Bugs in a Rug......I've been using their paper a lot lately, I love it!! And I matted it on Chocolate Chip and added some celery grosgrain ribbon on the top and bottom.....and of course.......the main image is ......... pop dotted!!

Have a wonderful Monday and I'll let you know how the class at the library goes!!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL you do the bra taking off thing in the USA too? I get comfy as soon as I can here in the UK, and yes I hate it when people come along unannounced! and its usually AFTER the above! :) Caz www.stampingcaz.blogspot.com

mimihas5 said...

I am so sorry to hear that your day did not go well. I hate days like that. The good news from all of your day problems is that you are now going to be the proud owner of a new laptop. :) I love that you and your daughter will be able to share the same room together and use the computers doing your own thing.

As for people who drop by without calling? You are not alone on that one. I *hate* it and I think it is very rude. I do not like to be in my comfy clothes and have anyone show up.

Your card is awesome. :)

I hope your Monday is a much better day for you.

Mary

Flossie's Follies said...

Well your card is great, sorry about your day, but you are getting a laptop

Colleen Schaan said...

Oh Kimmie, sorry you had such a bummer day. I can relate to the bra thing...I usually do work in the am while still in my PJ's (t-shirt only) and it seems like EVERYONE wants to stop over and visit then...

Your card is super cute though...and congrats on the new laptop!

Melissa Craig said...

Hi Kimmie! Remember me?

I love your card! And I can totally relate on the laptop thing. I finally bought one because whenever I needed a computer, having 2 in the house, one was never available to me. And then I got my own and discovered SCS and now I have to have own 'cause I'm always on it!

I'm adding your blog to mine. I have been wondering how you're doing and looking at your blog and visitor count - you're doing really well!!!

Love the card, too! Pretty, pretty!!!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Kimmie,
You are such a hoot. Yes the bra should be illegal, but glad I have mine, since I was overblessed (wish I was not) in that departmet..I know TMI (too much information ) as my daughter would say..but I am with you ..I HATE unannounced people at the door..Especially when they have to come in....I hear you...Thanks ...hope your new laptop will be wonderful!! Chris

cndymkr said...

I hate when someone arrives with out calling first! I take my bra off as soon as possible and would like a moments notice to put it back on! Oh well, prepare to be shocked if you show up unannounced.
jean

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