Monday, February 4, 2008

Technology Woes and Prioritizing

Well, first off, my banner above is a rather pretty picture of a cloudy sky on a sort of strange fall day. I really loved how the darker cloud moved across the sky, but no rain, and the colors were still so pretty. Alas . . . blogger doesn't seem to stretch the image for me very well. I also made a rather pretty (but a little plain) digital banner to use, but it will not upload it correctly.

Then . . . just the other night, I tried to crop my picture and add a watermark for the picture I am about to show you . . . and PhotoShop had an error, which was "unrecoverable" . . . well now, I thought isn't that nice, and sounds a little serious to me. All of this STUFF (being nice) started to happen after the new HP update I received Thursday night (I believe), so I have been desparately trying to figure out how to undo an HP update. Any thoughts out there about how to undo an update? It would truly be greatly appreciated. I use Office 2003 (older version, because it was cheaper to buy, and it works well with my MT software). I have read that the new update is for 2007, so . . . not really sure why HP thought it was prudent to update my computer for me. Of course, I clicked okay without reading it through (another lesson learned).

Okay . . . enough grumbling I guess. Sorry :(
I am trying to prioritize my time a little better, and since this swap is due Feb 29th, figured I better get to it. I wanted to show you my newest creation for my Birthday Card Front Swap. It is somewhat simple, because it can't be too frilly for boys, right?! I think most boys LOVE to play with frogs and toads, so . . . here is my creation for the card swap. I used quite a few stamp sets on this one. I combined the TAC Girlz & Boyz little boy with a frog with the toad from a retired SU Teacher Time set. The Have A are from Roughed Edges Alphabet and Birthday from the sentiment in Fresh Flowers both SU sets. This is the first time I have purchased the textured cs from SU, and I toadally love it! LOL

CS: Mellow moss textured, old olive, always artichoke and white of course.
Inks: Basic black, mellow moss for sponging/distressing.
Acc: Green brad from Memory Makers, dark green ribbon from a ribbon swap from Pink Hedgehog, prismacolor pencils, SU markers, and crystal effects to pop up the toad's eyes.
Hope you have a Toadallly awesome day too! :)
P.S.--make sure you read what those updates are for *wink*


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sparkplug17 said...

Love the cards.

Sorry about your computer. Maybe you can re-install it?

Kristine said...

Bummer! Not for sure if it'll do it or not, but when things don't work right, you can go to
and then you can have it restored to a specific date or before a certain program was added etc.

Hope that works! Also, I have used my Paint program to enlarge/stretch/add text to my headers if you wanna try that?
Hope you get if figured out. {{hugs}}

Tracey said...

Hi Kelly maybe system restore like the others have already suggested or try add/remove programs in control panel, Im not to sure either sorry love the card though:)

Janine said...

Thanks for visiting my site and this card is too cute. Love the colors...

** Isa ** said...

THis card is gonna be such a success with the lucky little boy who's gonna get it!

Hope your computer gets better soon! ;op

Hugs xxx

Rein said...

What a cute card!

stampingbalou said...

What a gordeous card... I love your blog and I´m glad that carnival is ended now to have more time visiting your blog... Yours, Heike (SBS 4) xox

Donelda said...

KElly, you are too funny ,,, toadally LOL. I am sorry to hear you are having such tech. problems. I certainly can't help but i'll send good wishes your way!! Love the card. It is a great boys card!!

donelda sbs4

Tickle Me Pink said...

Sorry your computer was doing that! I hope everything worked out alright. I love your swap card! I think it's perfect for a little boy :D