Monday, January 31, 2011

Sometimes Patience is a Virtue

Hi Everyone!

I need patience! LOL Don't you just hate it when your computer acts up and you don't know what to do to fix it? My desktop MAC went into the shop and came home no longer "talking" to my printer. *sigh* I haven't a clue why. I hooked up my laptop to the printer and they refused to "talk" to each other! So, a quick switch of printers and I was in business again. Ugh! I envy you "younguns" who are so at ease with a computer! I feel so helpless when I find I don't have the knowledge necessary to look at a computer problem and determine what to do to fix it!

I need patience! LOL My flower order from Wild Orchid still hasn't arrived. I've had to resort to using old flowers on cards! So, when you see upcoming cards, it's not because I wanted to use them. It's because that's all I had! LOL

I need patience! Are you seeing a pattern here? Does it take Stampin' Up two plus weeks to get an order to you? I ordered from their corporate site. Oh well. I'm practicing my patience. I really shouldn't be stalking the mailman, though.

I need patience. I had a knot in my stomach caused by that crazy computer that is no longer part of my life and has since been replaced by a brand new MAC! Of course, it isn't set up yet so I need patience!

Patience is a virtue. I'm practicing it each and every day. At this point, I believe I am trying to be extremely virtuous! LOL

I have a card to share today. It's a card that I sent as a thank you to our doctor. Here it is:

I used Distress Inks to color the image. Isn't she a cutie? I love that stamp! I elevated the bench and Tilda stamp just to add t the texture. Speaking of texture, I love the snow that I placed in the tree, cabin roof, and ground. For some reason, whatever that product is, I love playing with it! I have to admit - I thought this was Edwin! It wasn't until I started coloring that hair that I realized that it was pretty long for Edwin. I did a search for Bandaged Edwin and saw that that stamp was completely different! Then I searched for Bandaged Tilda and there she was. Well, I colored her in boy colors. So, it's now Edwin w/ long hair, LOL! Since I was giving it to our doctor, I wanted to keep the lines clean and - arghhh - no flowers! LOL Now, if our doctor was a woman, it would be different. I wanted it to be a masculine looking card. On the interior of the ard, I kep the same clean lines and added Basic Grey rub ons and border. I hope he likes it.

I've got some more images to share and will do so later this week, so please come back!

If, by chance, you see my Wild Orchid flower order sitting on a curb somewhere, would you please tell it to get a jiggle in its wiggle and get itself home to me, please! LOL

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week. Thank you so much for stopping by. I love that you took the time to visit.

Chris Christensen


charlene said...

Chris this is just to cute I love it ! Great job with those distress inks. Just a cute scene perfect for the doctor.

Rene said...

I hope your flowers come soon! I stalk the mailman too! And I thought it was Edwin too!
What a lovely card! Love that fluff of snow!
Rene :D

Myrna said...

LOL! I've learned you NEVER ask for "patience" because then EVERYTHING in life will try it to no end. Just to teach you "patience". My opinion anyway. :-) Love that cabin in the background. Whose is it? Super card Chris! Your doctor will love it.

Sharon Caudle said...

Sending you patient hugs, Chris! This card is so adorable! I love it and your coloring is gorgeous! You're doing soooo awesome with the distress inks! Love it!
hugs, Sharon

Card Crazy said...

Great card. Your doctor should love it, love the snow. If I remember correctly, you had snow up there a couple of winters ago, I was there at the time, in Boulder City. Like you, I wish Lake Mead could get a good fill-up. My family all live up the mountain side overlooking the lake and it's a sad sight these days.
Sue S.

Pam said...

Cute card the scene you created.
Hugs from Indiana,

Jean said...

Hi Chris, I love your card. You did a great job coloring Tilda/Edwin.. looks great and does look like a card for a guy!! just want to know where you got your background from Love it.. Yes always love winter scenes since we don't get winter down south so glad you still like doing them.. You are very good and I was looking at your blog and really adore it.. I love your inside of each card... Great job..
Hugs, Jean

Norma said...

Ooh, Edwin/Tilda must have slipped on ice or took a tumble while skiing...LOL, In any case, it's the perfect image for your doctor--who's going to love this! It's beautiful, Chris. Love the background scene you've created. Fabulous colouring of the images. Love the puffed up 3-D snow.


Anonymous said...

Such a cute card! You're really doing well with the distress inks. I thought that was an Edwin stamp too, I had to go back and have a double look! I hope you get your flower order worked out with WOCs.

Chris said...

That is too darn cute. Love it.

Eulanda said...

This little cutie makes me think he fell on the ice and got hurt. LOL! So cute!

Cassy said...

Such a cute card! I'm sure your doc will love it and keep it in a place of honor in his office!

Cami said...

Oh Chris, this card is just too cute and I'm sure your doc will be tickled to get it!

Iulia said...

Beautiful card, Chris! I love your scene and your distress ink coloring is just awesome! Couldn't get any better than this!
As for those WOC flowers tell the mailman to get by my house too once you've done with him:))Ooops hope you won't get it wrong:)
Lovely card! Always a pleasure to come by!
Hugs, Iulia

cathylynn said...

Hi Chris, I love your card! The scene you created is fabulous. I thought this was Edwin too at first. Your coloring is awesome! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Anonymous said...

Wow Chris! This is an amazing scene you have created! I love that little cabin and the snow on your trees! This image is perfect to send to your doctor. Beautiful job! hugs, Angela

Christina C. said...

Chris, I love your card...what a wonderful scene! I bet your Dr. never rec'd such a special card!!!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Awe Chris, this is such a darling card. Love the outdoor scene with this sweet colored Tilda. The texture is great :o)

Lisette Morris said...

At first glance I thought it was Edwin too. EIther way, it's great coloring and a great scene. BTW, I'm just a good at being patient as you are, LOL!

Sandy said...

Oh Chris -- this is the cutest scene - even tho Edwin is hurting your scene is absolutely grand!!! I love it Chris. I had surgery last week so I have been behind in my lurking! Love, Sandy