Thursday, July 7, 2011

Computer Problems and a Card



Hey there and Happy Thursday!

I have not been online for the past two days because of my ancient computer. It is actually 13 years old, believe it or not! It went bonkers on me and my son has been working on it for two days. He finally got it up and running again last night. What a relief! It's unbelievable how much I miss it all when I can't be online! Can you say addiction? :) One good thing is that I think I've finally convinced hubby that we need to buy a new one. Yay! Hopefully we will be doing just that by this weekend!

I did get a bit of playtime in last night and made a card with this weeks Summer Card Camp colors. It's a beautiful, summer mix! Take a look. . .



A very simple design using the Hero Arts Large Blossom cling stamp.

I watercolored the flowers with different inks. Some Hero Hues, some distress inks and also one from Stampin'Up!

I haven't had a whole lot of time to play lately, so I'm keeping my card designs very simple. And I plan on getting back to commenting on all my favorite blogs and on Flickr just as soon as I can. . . missing it, and all of you, lots!

Thank you so much for dropping by today! I really appreciate it! :)

25 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh so beautiful, Barb! The design and watercoloring are wonderful! Love the scattered pearls!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb, your card is beautiful! Love the watercolored flowers. Gorgeous. And I love the added pearls. I hope you get a new computer soon! :)

maryse n. said...

Love this card! The colours are great for summer. Very pretty.

Lynn said...

Keep on keeping simple Barb! This is beautiful!

Lin said...

I know what you mean about addictions - I am too. You've been missed, my friend. 13 years in the computer industry will make a huge difference when you get your new one!

Debbie said...

Beautiful card, Barb. I totally understand what you are saying about being addicted. On the days I'm not working I try to check in on everybody as early as possible :)

CinnamonSally said...

Stunning card Barb, glad to see you are up and running again!!

Michelle said...

Nothings worse that computer trouble, I too am so addicted.. It's great news that you are finally getting a new one, yay for you:-)

Love the colour combo you used for todays card:-) Love that it looks so Summery!

Donna B. said...

Love this card Barb! It's a beautiful use of this weeks colors!! Love those flowers and pearls!! Good luck on getting a new computer - you're going to love it!

Betty said...

beautiful card Barb! have fun buying the new computer this weekend - i'd be lost without my macbook on my lap!!

cutiephinphin said...

The card is just beautiful!

Cathy A said...

Barb, sorry to hear about your computer problems, 13 years is a good time to have the same one! Have fun hunting for a new one.

Love your card with the warm colours.

joy said...

I've missed seeing your pretty cards, Barb! This one is just lovely! My computer is very old, too; I may be getting an upgrade sometime this summer also :) Keeping my fingers and toes crossed. LOL

Nancy said...

Your card is just beautiful, Barb! You used the colors so nicely too! I am sorry to hear that you are having computer problems. I think we all know how sad that can be!

Kathy said...

Barb! Super awesome card! I need to visit your blog more. Moving it up to my blog list on my blog site so I can see what you're up to. I love your creative inspiration!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card, Barb! My computer went kaput last year. Hopefully you can upgrade to a newer one soon! Hugs.

Karen said...

Love your card Barb, I wouldn't call it simple with all that beutiful coloring you did! Wow, 13 years on your computer...and I've been complaining about mine that isn't even half that old! My computer is so slow and I often wonder how you and others find time to visit/comment. Sometimes it can take up to 3 min. to load a page, maybe I'm just too impatient, lol. Anyway glad your son got you back in buss and I hope you get a new computer soon. Miss Ya!

Simone said...

So beautiful Barb! Glad to see you and your gorgeous cards back online! Hopefully you get your new computer this weekend!

Dawn said...

this is very pretty Barb. Glad the computer's working again... you won't know yourself with a new one. I got a laptop this time round and am loving the freedom it's given me.

Maureen Morton said...

Sorry to hear about your 'puter problems! We don't realize how much we count on them until they are down. Glad you are up and running again. No apologies - you are so kind! Love the beautiful water coloring you did on this - so soft, yet rich. And I wish I could do your magic with the placement of pearls. You did so good!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful flowers and perfect with the colors. Sorry you are having computer problems. :(

sheila said...

Sorry to hear about your computer issues Barb...it's amaing how disconnected we feel when the screen goes dark! Your card is stunning!

Renee VanEpps said...

Gorgeous card! And I had to LOL about your computer, mine is the same age!!!! And it's barely hanging on, the hard drive frequently clicks at me (part of it has failed!), and my husband has had to pull it back from the brink of death several times.. I'll cross my fingers for u (if u will do the same for me!) that we get computers from this century soon!

Sharon D from Canada said...

What a pretty take on the colours, Barb! I love your flowers! Glad you're connected again; hope your computer troubles are all behind you! And I hope all's well with you!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Pretty card, Barb. I'm having trouble commenting on some Blogger blogs. I finally had to install Chrome to comment!