Saturday, October 1, 2011

She loves the Carousel ...and what a scare I had last night!! :):):):)

 Hi all... :):):)

 Today is Brookie's party for her 5th birthday! :):):):) She will be sharing her birthday party photos on her actual birthday on Tuesday :):):):):)

And Happy Card Making Day to everyone :):):) As I will be busy at Brookie's party... I won't be playing along, but can't wait till I go blog hopping and see everyone's creations! :):):):):)


And don't forget my teacher wall hanging giveaway right HERE :):):):):):):)

Today the latest challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous is live and this time we want to see your creations using your Die Cut machines (Spellbiners, Cricut, Sizzix etc)! :):):):) I used Spellbinders to make the butterflies on my layout! :):):):):)




and the 2nd part of our challenge is to make a card with our scraps from our layout, and here is my card :):):):):)


And now for my SCARE I had last night....... for those that use blogger... just a warning....if you have had your account for awhile (like me, I have had it since 2007)... I went to go refresh my blog last night, and IT WAS GONE!! Like DELETED, GONE!! I freaked out! Yes, I have my blog exported/saved etc... but if my bloggy disappeared, would you know how to find me again??? After reading Blogger Buzz last night after this little heart attack I had, I guess Blogger is deleting all blogs that haven't been active since 2007?!? What?!?! I am on mine 24/7 and they are telling me it's not active?? I had to go thru a bunch of steps to get it back, so if you want to make sure your account is ok... go HERE and check out what you have to do to re-verify your account... I spent almost an hour trying to get it all back :(

And I know a lot of people will argue that blogger is free and I am at their mercy... but for me, it's not free... I pay an annual fee to Blogger to make sure I can add photos to my blog... because I have had my blog for almost 5 years now, and I have LOTS of pics to share (lol!)... I ran out of 'free' space, so now I pay $20.00 a year to Blogger/Google for my account... so, for me, it's not free :(

 So, it appears that Blogger/Google will take my annual renewal of $20.00 but they still delete my blog, cause they think it was inactive... *sigh* one more thing I had to add to my to-do list last night... lol :)
 
****EDITED***** A few people have mentioned in the comments on how to export/save your blog content... my fabulous bloggy friend Helen gave a really really good tutorial on how to do this HERE HERE HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):)
Check it out...she makes it easier to understand :):):):):):):)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :):):)

47 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm the FIRST! :D Gorgeous layout - there's something about carousel layouts - they rock. I love the vertical strip of photos - and the movement too - much like the ride itself. Very clever!!!

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  2. Love this layout!! Great design! Hope Brookie has a fun party too! :)

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  3. Love the beautiful butterflies on your page. And oh wow...that would have scared me too. So glad to hear that you got your blog back. And thanks for sharing the info and the link. :)

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  4. Great great page Julie!!!! I LOVE the photo strip and all the layering under it! It is such a great design! Bravo!

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  5. LOVEEEE the layout!! And SA is fast becoming one of my fave challenge blogs!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKIE!!!!!! You are a brave woman...parties at that age scare me to death.....kinda like being a grade school teacher....which Jesse has decided I need to be????????

    And blogger bet watch its butt...it ain't nothin for me to whoop someone over a blog.....just sayin :)

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  6. wow Julie love this page and rememeber when I lost my blog for 3 days !!!!! so glad you got it sorted .... wow I know how you feel it is so frustrating and scary ... are you with google chrome ???? mine seems to run better with them .... big hugz x

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  7. so glad you got the blog back. and you'll have to teach me how to export/save. will have to go make sure mine doesn't get deleted after practice today. have fun at the party. Happy Birthday Brookie!!

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  8. ooohhh....fun layout and have a great time today.

    um, how do I save/export my blog? I guess I should do that eh?

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  9. great layout and card!!! wow, just imagine you would have lost all your posts....scary!!!!

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  10. Great projects and I am with ya...I'd have had a mini stroke too!!!

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  11. Wow I love this lo and this card. The colours are gorgeous and the Lo with all butterfly is stunning.
    francy

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  12. Hi Julie, Thanks for sending me your blog address. These are amazing pages. What a cutie you have! Love the cards so pretty.

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  13. Oooh thanks for the mention! Gosh what a scare!! HOpe it doesn't happen to me!!! Yay you got it back though! Tried to follow that link but it went to the new "Dynamic views" info & I couldn't find the right details to verify my account - did try though & it says that all my blogs are verified so let's hope for the best :) Love this layout - very nice composition :)

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  14. Love your lo and card! The design of your lo is super neat with the butterflies. The focus goes right to Brookie! Fab!
    Wow! What a scare on the blog! How does that happen when you are so active!?! SCAREY!!!!!!

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  15. LOVE the great layout Julie!!! Those butterflies are perfect!!! GREAT "scrap" card too!!! (= Happy Bithday to Brookie. Hope she has a super fun party!!! (=

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  16. Happy Birthday to your little Brookie! What a gorgeous layout, i love butterflies and the music background is absolutely gorgeous!! I don't have a die cut machine otherwise I would go participate, but I think I'm getting one for my birthday (in one week!!) so maybe I will get a chance...

    That is scary about losing your blog, I'm happy everything worked out okay!! Also, I host all my photos for free though photobucket.com and I've never had a problem, in case you want to save the $25 you could try that.

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  17. Love this layout!!! So bright and colorful and the strip of photos is the bees knees!!!!! Scary thing about losing your blog! Thanks for the info. Hope you are feeling better!

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  18. Awesome LO and card. :-) WOW that totally stinks about your blog but glad you got it all fixed. :-)

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  19. First Happy Birthday Brookie... hope you feel better.... love the layout... and going now to get in on the giveaway... have a wonderful weekend!! {{hugs}} Michelle

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  20. LOVE your page! The photo strip with the butterflies surrounding it is so pretty. That's scary about your blog! I'm happy it was restored for you. I'm thinking they owe you a $20 refund for everything you went through!

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  21. OH MY GOSH--I would have died if that happened! and you lived to tell the story!!! I'm SOOO glad you got it back...it's unreal!!!

    Happy Birthday to your precious daughter and may she have a wonderful, happy life ahead and a million hugs to her.
    XO
    Cindy

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  22. Great page , love the idea of creating a cluster of butterflies!
    The card is very attractive and could easily be adapted to various themes..


    TFS Julie!

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  23. Gorgeous LO!!
    Love all the butterflies!!
    Our dd loves the carrousel too!
    Happy Birthday Brookie!!
    OMG! Julie that is horrible!! I cant believe that happened?!!
    Especially since you pay for and you are active?!! Weird?
    So glad you were able to retrieve everything!! I have my blog on back up like you but I will go ahead and check out this info you posted just to be on the safe side.
    So sorry you had to go through this!!
    TSM for giving us this info!!
    Big Hugs!!

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  24. Hope Brookie's party was fabulous today!

    I'm so happy you got your blog back. What a pain and scare!

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  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BROOKIE!!!!!!
    wow what a scare Julie, makes you wonder what is happening behind the scenes at blogger/google..
    love the layout will have to scraplift this!!

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  26. Glad you sorted the bloggy thing.
    Enjoy the celebrations this weekend x

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  27. That is a fun and pretty layout and it sounds like fun challenge, I hope I get to play along.
    That is a real scare, I paid for my blog too but I better learn how to backup as it is too precious to lost it. thanks for sharing the tips!

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  28. Guess what? my blog disappear too, 5 minutes I read your post I went back to my blog and do a bit of surfing, and then out of a sudden, it shows that message that my blog wasn't active since 2007, gosh!

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  29. Love your creative use of the photos and frame. And you can't really go wrong with butterflies.

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  30. Wow, you have one of the most active blogs I know of!! How scary, I am glad you got it sorted out :) I hope Brookies party went well last night and the layout and card are gorgeous! :)

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  31. Love this layout - the strip of vertical pictures is really cool!!! I also love the picture day layout below - she looks sweet and I love her hair pulled back.
    Hope Brookie had a fun birthday party yesterday!!
    I really need to back up my blog - I would be lost if it was gone!!! Thanks for the links.

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  32. Love the carousel, and love the butterflies, and I always love the subject!

    It's really odd what you say about Blogger, as I've had my blog since 2007, too, but I've never paid them money......ever......weird!

    Love ya'
    Meri

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  33. Julie, I wonder how you felt when your blog was gone! I'll take a look at that tutorial, especially to save my other blog, the one I closed a couple of months ago! Thanks

    Love love love that page!

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  34. you really rocked the die cuts. this layout is adorable. and i never knew about blogger and the limit on pics. hmmm. will check out your link on how to back up. i would be in a bit of a panic too if that happened to me. lots of time put into these blogs..=)

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  35. So glad your blog wasn't deleted! Love that page!

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  36. Well that's scary! :-(.

    Loving all the butterflies and the cute card, too! Hope you had fun with Brookie on her big day!

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  37. Good grief, losing my blog would be a nightmare! Glad you solved the problem. Love your layout, great photo strip and such fun layering!

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  38. Love the overall column design to this! And that photo strip is fabulous!

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  39. love this page Julie, loads of beautiful butterflies and cute pics of your DD.

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  40. lovely card too...I love seam binding!

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  41. Love the strip of photos! And those butterflies! :)

    Hope the blogger issue is totally resolved. What a scare it must have been!

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  42. My gosh, I would have such a heart attack! So glad you got your blog back, but what a major stress and hassle!
    Your layout is SO cute! Love to see you working the Donna Salazar papers. That really made me smile. :) Love all the butterflies. Such a cute card, too.

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  43. Both your layout and card are so beautiful! Love all those die cut butterflies, the lovely music sheet background and the pretty colours.
    OMW...thank goodness you were able to get your blog back...imagine losing all your hard work forever...very scary!

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  44. Hey Brookie... Sorry I came late... Happy Birthday Brookie....what....a fun and fabulous layout !!!

    um, how do I save/export my blog? I supposed I should do the same too ... hugs...xoxo

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  45. Wonderful lo!
    And I'm glad you got your blog back..... really scarry!

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  46. Cool ..thanks for the info.. I'm def going to do this!!

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