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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Internet Troubles Still At Work

Let me tell you I am truly frustrated with our internet right now.  It just goes in and out all day long.  We reboot the system and it works for a while, then it's gone again.  It is simply maddening trying to get anything done.  I work with a status box open on my desktop so I can see when the internet takes a vacation.  I really wish we could figure out what is causing the problem.

At least I am battling through these troubles to bring you another share.  I decided I would stick with the Christmas theme since Christmas makes me happy.  It just brightens up my mood.  Here is what I managed to come up with for you:

I decided to start with my favorite red, Cherry Cobbler.  I used this for the base card and cut it to be 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4".  Next, I took a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Garden Green card stock and ran it through my big shot using an impression folder called Evergreen.  I got this folder from craft store.  It just stood out to me.  I attached it to the base using the runner adhesive after I attached the greeting and the brad.  I added a few rhinestones to the background just for show but you could leave them off if you would like to.  

The greeting I chose to use for this one comes from the retired stamp set called Christmas Punch.  I stamped the image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  I sprinkled Cherry Cobbler embossing powder on it and heat embossed the image.  I punched it out using my wide oval punch.  I also punched a wide oval out of Cherry Cobbler and layered the embossed piece on top of it.  They are attached together using runner adhesive.  I also added a cute little stocking brad I happen to have.  I added this after attaching the greeting to the green card stock.  The brad was added to this before the green card stock was attached to the base.  

For my tree, I used a new stamp in the 2012 - 2013 catalog appropriately named Star Tree.  This is an individual stamp you can purchase.  I stamped the image onto Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  I then used an embossing powder called Green Tinsel I bought at a convention a few years ago.  It had a little glitter in it and is very pretty once embossed.  Yes it is heat embossed.  I cut my piece of Whisper White down to measure 2 3/8" x 3 1/2".  I used my corner rounder to round the corners of this and then edged it using my sponge and Garden Green ink.  I layer this on top of a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock cut at 2 5/8" x 3 3/4".  I rounded the corners of this with the corner rounder also.  I layered these together using my runner adhesive and attached them to the base card using the same runner adhesive.  Once all components were attached to the base, I sprayed the entire card front with my champagne shimmer spray so it will sparkle in the light.  

If all the stars align I will be back tomorrow with another share.  Maybe I will not be so frustrated but no promises.  I appreciate you patience with this.  I hope it is fixed soon.  Thanks for stopping by today.  

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