Sunday, May 29, 2011

I May Have a Computer Issue

YIKES! Today, my laptop is being very weird. I have it plugged in. It says the battery is only at 45%, and it has not changed all day long! Right there, in front of my eyes, it sits at 45% while plugged in. The little green light is on (where the plug attaches to the computer). I'm afraid it'll drop down to zip, and I won't be able to fire it up! It was fine yesterday. The battery was at 100%. Go figure. I think my little "Macalina" is too tired to accept a charge! Hmm, I know that feeling all too well! LOL I took the battery out and put it back in. No change. So, here I am while I can! On Tuesday, I'll call the Apple Store and order a new battery. Hopefully, that will resolve the problem. I still have my desktop MAC that is brand new and turned on only once, LOL! I just love my laptop. It goes where I go. This MacBook Pro is four years old. It's time, I think, to begin considering a new Pro.

I have another card to share with you. I hope you like it! I had fun with it. Here are the shots:

The door, Tilda, and the fence are each at their own depth. I didn't take a side shot to show the "layers" of depth. Each section is separated by dimensionals. I also embossed the background so that it resembled bricks. I used a Robin's Nest acrylic bead for the handle on the screen. There is grass around Tilda's little feet. I've glittered the crowns on her shirt as well as her wings, the perimeter of the sign, and the butterflies.

Here are the interior shots:

The inside is so bright and cheery! I so love this paper! I thought the polka dotted ribbon would be a nice accent. Then, I decided that I wanted buttons. So, there's one section of the interior.

I chose to vary the angle of the tag. Next, I used yellow striped baker's twine to wrap the bottom portion. I thought I'd use buttons in the primary colors. They also repeated the shapes found on the paper.

This is it - the complete interior. Doesn't it just look happy?

Thanks so very, VERY much for visiting! I love to read your comments, so if you feel like leaving one, I will treasure it! Thank you and enjoy your holiday!


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Magnolia Stamp Lovers (ends 6/4) - embossed background

2. Catered Crop (ends 6/9) - recipe - Ingredients include: Colors: red, white, blue, yellow; Color Mediums: distress inks; Embellishments: twine; Tools: die cuts; Techniques: square card, distress inking; Theme: Summer

3. Allsorts Challenge Blog(ends 6/3) - Things with wings

4. CES Challenges (ends 6/4) - embossing

5. Totally Gorjuss (ends 6/4 ) - String's the thing!


Card Crazy said...

Chris, this is absolutely adorable! I love your screen door. The whole scene just made me smile. Thanks
Sue S.

Sharon Caudle said...

This is adorable, Chris!!! I can only imagine how fabulous is it in person where you can see all the dimension! Tilda is adorable and love the screen door and fence! Your embossing is amazing for bricks! So sorry it's been so long since I've been by to visit! Now I'm off to see what other gorgeous creations I've missed from you!
hugs, Sharonf

Maria said...

Beautiful inside and out Chris! Loooove how you created the door to look like a screen. Hugs, Maria

Cricket said...

Chris, this is absolutely adorable. How clever you are. Love the door. What a great idea.

Linda McClain said...

Oh my goodness gracious. This is adorable. I love what you did with the door. Thanks for starting off our Catered Crop challenge this week.

paola said...

So bright and cheerful, love those embossed bricks, and the door really looks like someones house, as usual the inside as pretty as the outside.Oh girlfriend looks like some of my computer jinx have rubbed off on you, sorry!
have a great week

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Chris, your card is an absolutely delight - inside and out. Love this older Tilda... they are so cute. Wonderful papers and design and that fence has been on my Wish List for ever! Just LOVE it! Have a super week honey, hugs Sharon x

bettand said...

Simply gorgeous Tilda card. Love the colours and the way u have used the string. Thanks for playing at TG this week. Bettina

syllie said...

What a lovely card Chris!! I love the DP you have used they are so colorfull. And the door on the front, great idea. Also the inside is beautiful.

Peggie said...

Cute Tilda. Neat door. The inside is so cheery.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Beautiful!!! Love the screen door!! THanks for joining us at MSL! : )

Myrna said...

I have that screen door too! Love how it adds to your card! Wonderful scene with your screen door! LOL
Yesterday I took the panel off our desktop and vacuumed and "very gently" used a can of air to get all the dust out of it. The fan never quit running. Now the fan never comes on and it works great. Not sure if that would help with your issue at all but thought I'd mention it. I got the advice from a computer geek. Sorry for always writing a book. :-)

Paula said...

Very cute! Love the Screen door - works perfect with this card - great job!

Christina C. said...

Hi Chris! You did an awesome job coloring Tilda...she is gorgeous! It is so nice to see an older Tilda resurrected. Beautiful design and lovely details!
Computers can be sooooo frustrating, but I can't imagine life without them.....all my friends are online!

Elle said...

You sure did put a lot of thoughts into those lovely details! Your card is stupendious. I love the screen on the door and the bricks on the building.

Norma said...

Chris, adorable card. I don’t remember if I’ve seen this oldie but cutie image of Tilda. before or not. Beautifully coloured. Love the scene you’ve created—fabulous screen door.


Fleur said...

A fab card Chris, the way you've done the door is great
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Linda said...

Oh my God Chris this is amazing!!!! I love the way you designed this card!!!! What an excellent job!!! Way to go!!!!

Pat said...

Hi Chris...this is just delightful..and cheery! Not at all like your poor, poor Mac!! Sounds like you need a new battery...but what do I know?! I'm buying another computer just as a backup!! But I digress...I love the screen door...and the tags inside are perfect. Gorgeous coloring, babe! Hugs. Pat Frank

cabio's craft corner said...

What a cute idea of that door Chris. It gives a great touch on see the bright inside when this card is opened. Very sweet and awesome job :o)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Great card.Love the way you have used the string on the inside. Thanks for playing along at Totally Gorjuss. Hope to see you back on Saturday. Marianne x (Please turn off word verification, thanks.)

Sandy said...

Hey Chris --so how is your laptop feeling? This card is wonderful - I love the screen door. I need to learn how to emboss - or do better embossing.

cathylynn said...

Chris you did it again!!! Another Fabulous card!!!! Lovely colors and WOW those details!!! Great work!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Leslie Anne Avila said...

So glad that I stopped by your blog. There is a lot of creative goodness here! Love this card and I love how you did that screen door. Brilliant!
Keep them coming.
Blessings to you~

Kathy Gerace said...

How very cute. I love the screen door treatment - very clever and I would never have thought of it.
Your coloring is amazing. You are improving tremendously with every card you make.

Donna said...

Brilliant card Chris and perfectly embossed for our challenge this week, thanks for joining in with us at CES :) Donna x

Jennifer said...

Such a gorgeous creation.Really creative! Thanks for playing at CES challenges this week ....good luck! xx Jenny xx