Thursday, February 19, 2009

National Battery Day???

Last night as I was watching American Idol, our local channel had a commercial that talked about technology and how it's a love/hate relationship, and that yesterday was National Battery Day (which reminds me, I need to buy some rechargeable 9 volts for the guitar at church!). Anyway, I thought that was so weird! National Battery Day? I am sure you all celebrated that in a big way!

I suppose it's true that we love technology when it works and hate it when it doesn't. My computer hard drive crashed last Saturday night and I have been without my computer, files, pictures, etc. since then. My husband has been working to try to get everything back up and running, but there is always something that doesn't work with no explanation as to why not. "It was working a minute ago!"

Well, I hope today is the day, because as I was loading this picture, I noticed how much I miss my watermarks! They are all on the OTHER computer. I suppose that is a huge reminder to BACK UP everything on a flash drive so I have it saved. I always have the best intentions about that, but never do it! (Note to self: 9 volts, BIG flash drive, Diet Coke........good start to a WalMart list....)

Anyway, here is my card for today's Ways To Use It Challenge 206: Stripes. I had just bought this gorgeous designer paper at Hobby Lobby last week and was looking for something to use it for. Stripes!! All of the paper in my card is by SEI - from the Chocolat collection (love that movie, too!). The stamp set is a new one this season from Stampin' Up! called Three Little Words. It is a great set, as there are several "three little word" sentiments.

Oh yeah -- I was really happy with the results last night on Idol, because all three I chose were chosen to stay and made the Top 12!! (Poor Tatiana......sheesh!)

Thanks for coming by for a visit!

Stamps: Three Little Words (SU!)
Paper: All paper is from the Chocolat Collection by SEI
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Silver HPH, small oval punch, paper flowers by The Paper Studio, brad by SEI, Cranberry Crisp stitched ribbon, paper piercer, slit punch

18 comments:

Tonya said...

Very pretty! I love it.

America said...

This is beautiful in every way. :)

Becky said...

Beautiful, I love the colors, and the "T" for the words is elegant.

Rachel said...

BEAUTIFUL card! Wow, love the details and the different layers. Elegant colors. TFS!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Great way to use that striped DP. Beautiful!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is a very pretty card. I like all the little details.

My hard drive crashed a few weeks ago. I lost everything. Because my computer was only a few months old, I got a new hard drive for no cost. But I learned my lesson and everything gets backed up now. But I had to spend a lot of time re-creating all those lost files. And the photos are gone forever.

Grace said...

Hi Judy! Your cards are all so goregous! Just wanted to say HI! Since I started my blog I've been doing more surfin and adding some gret blogs to my blog list... yours will be on it! Hugs!

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

This is a lovely piece. So many wonderful things here!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty Judy! I like the layout, colors and the butterfly. Hope your computer is back to running soon! :0) Hugs

Juliana said...

You know, Here in MI, we have National Battery Day off--They shut the power off and we all run on batteries for a day! It is great fun! Especially with the traditional PB & J sandwiches (don't need appliances to make).

Sorry about the computer issues! That stinks!

Now that card...it is awesome. Such a sweet sentiment and the papers remind me of chocolate covered cherries!!!! YUMMO!!!

Hope you had a great NBD!!!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh this is soooo cute! Love the stipes and chocolate with pinks,
cindy b

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Wonderful card! Love the colors, design and all the details!

Joan said...

Beautiful card - love all the layers and visual directions!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

I hate to disappoint you, but somehow I neglected to celebrate National Battery Day! ROTF!

Gorgeous card. I love the papers and colors. So pretty!!!

Bev said...

So pretty, love the dp and the stamps-haven't seen that one used yet. tfs

Jackie said...

Hi Judy!
You have that ss...I really like it and it's beautiful on your card! tfs!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Judy!! This is so gorgeous!! What a wonderful creation and the colors are so fab!! :) TFS!!

Joy said...

looove this!