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~The Crash of ’09 ~

Hey!  Remember me?!

I have to tell you… the last few days have been H.E. *double hockey sticks*!    Sometime around 8pm on Sunday night, my computer’s operating system decided to dump.   Oh yeah, I lost everything!   All my files, all my photos, all my sketches….GONE!   I am NOT a happy camper right now, but at least I raised a computer savvy 25 yr old son who got me back up and running.    I have spent the last two days recovering programs and reformatting the hard drive.   Did ya miss me?! LOL

Sooooo… I have a few things backed up here to share this morning.     First, today is Hambo challenge day!!   These are always fun.   Our challenge this month was to take a Hambo image and tie it to a TV show.

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This was so much fun!    I found this skyline border stamp at Hambo and *knew* immediately what I wanted to do.   Ok, I will admit, I watched the Jeffersons back in the day… ALOT!   So as soon as I saw this stamps, the theme song started up in my head.    Mooovin’ on up!  To the east side……. we finally got a piece of the pie!

I channelled Michelle Zindorf as best I could and brayered a night sky on glossy white paper.   I stamped and colored the skyline, cut it out and popped it on the brayered piece.   Then I added little dots of icecicle stickles to the sky to look like stars.   The sentiment was computer generated.

Here are my deets:

Stamps:   Hambo Stamps‘ Skyline Border

Colors:  Basic Grey, Summer Sun, Pacific Point, GP White, Glossy White

Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black, Pacific Point, copics

Accessories: ribbon (medium gray and tiny sun grosgrain), word window punch, hole punch, dimensionals

To see what the other girls have done, click on their links below!

Mackenzie

Libby

Judy

Monica

Jane

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Last night before I went to bed, I stumbled across today’s Color Combo challenge.   I love the colors, but must admit, they gave me a bit of trouble.   I think I will try this one again.

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For the CC, I stamped this new ODBD image from Irish Blessings on GP white cardstock and colored it with copics.   Then I stamped the sentiment on vellum and did an overlay.   I love how it turned out, but would do it differently if I do it again.   The overlay does not lay flat against the image, so it is a bit hard to see the gorgeous celtic cross!

Here are the deets on this one:

Stamps:   Our Daily Bread Designs’ Irish Blessings

Colors:  Pacific Point, Garden Green, Baja Breeze, GP White, Vellum

Ink: Brilliance Graphite black, copics

Accessories: mini brads, white satin ribbon, MS embossing border punch, scissors, dimensionals

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Thanks for stopping by!

~~  Holly  ~~

12 Responses to “~The Crash of ’09 ~”

  1. on 27 Jan 2009 at 09:05Jennifer

    Sorry to hear about your computer issues! Glad you are back up and running tho! Hang in there!

  2. on 27 Jan 2009 at 09:09Monica

    Sorry about the computer headaches! Ugh.

    LOL about the card though! When you ordered the Skyline stamp, I thought for sure you were doing “Moonlighting” … and yet your card would STILL work for that! Love the Jeffersons reference though! :)

  3. on 27 Jan 2009 at 10:48Marisa

    Nothing is worse than a computer that won’t cooperate or is just darn stubborn and shuts down! Good thing for the younger generation of computer whizzes I say!!

    Nice job on the cards and glad to have you back :)

  4. on 27 Jan 2009 at 10:55Vicki (basement stamper)

    Hope your computer is better!! I hate it when that happens!! :) Your cards are beautiful!! I love the vellum layer with the words on the bottom one!! TFS!

  5. on 27 Jan 2009 at 12:33MakiJ

    OMG! If something like this happened to me, I would be lost….this post reminds me DO back up!!

    Both cards are so beautiful!!

  6. on 27 Jan 2009 at 13:58Jessica

    Both of these cards are gorgeous Holly!

    I’m glad that you are back up and running, hopefully you will be able to recover most of what you lost :(

  7. on 27 Jan 2009 at 15:10libby

    So very sorry about your computer!! Your cards are great – love your Jeffersons card, how very cute and clever!!

  8. on 27 Jan 2009 at 16:40Kathy (Wattle)

    Oh Man Holly!! That’s horrible about your computer!!! I’d be devastated. Your cards look great as usual and I REALLY love that celtic cross!!! My American friend (of 23yrs) who is now living in Ireland sent me a silver celtic cross on a chain for Christmas – I’m very fond of them!! :)

  9. on 27 Jan 2009 at 19:53Chris Olsen

    Oh Holly! I am so sorry about your computer! I have had technological problems but not like that. I too should back up my files. I would cry if I lost it all.

    Your cards are awesome!!!!

  10. on 27 Jan 2009 at 21:00Judy (StampingQueenJAR_

    Oh, Holly, that stinks!! I am so sorry!

    Your cards are both so awesome. The ODBD card is just beautiful – I love the vellum and the punched borders. Just so pretty!

    The Hambo one is so cool! I love the sky and the buildings look amazing!!! Way to go!

  11. on 30 Jan 2009 at 01:13Kelley Holland

    Awesome card, Holly!!! I hope you were able to fix everything!!

  12. on 30 Jan 2009 at 22:22Karinn

    I am so sorry about your computer and hope that you were able to recover your files.

    I truly love both cards. The skyline is clever and wonderfully colored! I love the Irish card and the border punches. Wow!

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