Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sketch Challenge! Win FREE digistamps!!

Happy Sunday to All of You!!

Can I just say that it has been a very frustrating couple of days for me! It all started Friday morning when I had the house to myself and was trying to work on some cards for challenges and DT assignments when my computer screen started acting really wacko!! It kind of melted into a small blog of nothing in the center of my screen. Well as quickly as it happened, it came back on again, but then it did it AGAIN!! I knew this could not be good. My family's go-to geek (Paul) suggested that I restart my computer and see what happens. Well of course it did it again!! So now I call the computer hospital and made an appointment for my computer to be checked! They didn't get to see the screen problem because it was suddenly working again, but they did realize that my wireless card was now not working! Oh my!! I can't not have Internet connectivity!!

Turns out that my HP laptop is known for having overheating problems and it is possible that my Motherboard is suffering. Since I bought an extended warranty with it from Best Buy, I decided to leave it with them to get it all fixed up. They need to work on my screen, my CD/DVD drive, my wireless card and my battery. But the clencher is that they are going to have it for 2-3 WEEKS!! Yikes!!

So, I bought a new laptop yesterday! My DH needed one anyway for work, so I am going to use it until mine is returned to me from Best Buy. I am kind of hoping that there is so much wrong with it that they just replace the darn thing. But thankfully my local computer guy cloned my computer before I sent it off, so all my data should be intact. Plus I have some backups that I have recently done. But nontheless, I feel like a fish out of water not having my own computer to work on. And did I mention that I was still using Windows XP and that this new computer is Vista? You can imagine my frustrations can't you?

Enough belly aching!! On to the tease in my title!! Want a chance to win some FREE stamps? The how about participating in this month's sketch challenge going on over at the Whimsie Doodles Blog?

Here is a picture of the sketch for August...

And here is the card that I created using this sketch...

This card uses varied stamps from the Thank You Teacher set from Whimsie Doodles. The DP is the same that I showed you the other day. I want to be better about using up my scraps. It is embarassing how many scraps I have in my scrap bin that can still make perfectly great cards!

I chose to cover up the word teacher when I printed it so it could be a more generic thank you! If you notice the yellow circle in the background, it has "thank you" printed out over and over again. This is a little trick you can do with digistamps. I still promise to get a tutorial printed out for you guys so that you can have some fun playing with digistamps and making them work for you!

I hope that you will participate in the challenge this month. Melyssa is giving away two FREE digistamps of your choice for the winner of this challenge. If you play along with the challenge, then just use the keyword WDS02 when you upload it or post it on your blog. Then go THIS post and leave a comment with a link to your project so Melyssa can know that you played along. You can enter mulitple projects if you want to!

Good Luck!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have a great rest of the weekend and may your bucket overflow with happy properly working computers!

1 comment:

Jessica G. said...

Computer problems are the quickest way to frustrate me, so I feel for you -- hope the new laptop solves the issue!

Fun back-to-school cards! Beautiful job on the sketch and I love those primary colors in your DP; they are perfect for the theme!!