Saturday, October 30, 2010

*We all have *THOSE* days...where the dark clouds seem to loom* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all...


WOW! So, let me start by saying we have two computers in our household...some things I do on one computer, some things I do on the other one....and that's not a preference, just where I happen to be at the moment in the house.  Well, last night one computer started giving me issues and freezing on me, so I said, "Ok, let's switch to the other one"....and then I noticed it... I use Picasa photo editing system on both computers...and I know they say its a free service, but because of the LARGE volume of photos (I know all my scrappy's can relate to that...lol!)...I actually pay a fee to Picasa (AKA Google) to have more space with them...so for me, no, its not free.... anywho...I go to pull up Picasa on my other computer...and really??? really????? WHAT HAPPENED??? ALL MY PHOTOS are GONE FROM IT!!!!! WHAT????? ALL GONE!!! The only ones that it retrieved for me were ones that I have downloaded from the internet (lo's from my FAVE GIRLS for the latest challenge)...etc etc etc.... I have NO IDEA where the rest of all my pics have gone... no idea....and last night, I was too tired to try and figure it out.... so hopefully, today is a new day, and I can work on it :):):):):):):):):):) Soooooooooo I am NOW working on the OTHER computer, that so far (knocking on wood!) Picasa is ok!!! Soooooooooooo, now I am gonna share some work that I completed! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

This first one was made with Nikki Sivils "Something for Everyone" line....I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that line...and hehehehehehehe...I think you all know why! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)








Next, I have one made with Nikki Sivils "Happy Holly-Days!" :):):):):):):) This is Brookie last year in front of the Christmas Tree at my in-laws! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)








And some MORE CARDS!!! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!! Seriously, in this past month alone.... I have made 63 cards!! I KNOW! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?!?!?! I never ever ever thought I would make cards PERIOD and now look at me go!! LOL!! YAY ME! :):):):):):):):):):):):) These cards are using various goodies - Nikki Sivils "Something for Everyone," E.A.D. Stickerz and papers from the amazing Gudrun's company, 3ndypapier.no !!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)












And last....but NOT least, I want to share the LATEST challenge over at These are a Few of My Favorite Things!!! This TIME we WANT to see you FAVE SPORT!!!!! And around here ... Adam... (LITTLE ADAM in this case, since the photo is from Halloween 2005!) is a HUGE NASCAR FAN!! HUGE FAN!!! Since he was TWO, he has been watching the races...and as you can tell from his costume, his all time FAVE DRIVER was Dale Earnhardt Sr.! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Hope you can come join us for this challenge!!! I used Bo-Bunny's Whooligans line on this lo that I got from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)








Ohhhhhhhhh and before I forget....Tessa is hosting an "Attitude of Gratitude" every day in the month of November....and I for one am going to play along...yes, it will be hard to get in here every day and do it....but I think its important...so I am gonna play along with her!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And I am ACTUALLY gonna start it a couple of days early...but showing my FIRST "Attitude of Gratitude".......I am Grateful for the Color Pink! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


I hope all that celebrate Halloween...have a SAFE AND HAPPY ONE!!! Thanks for stopping by...I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

50 comments:

  1. Beautiful Beeyootful Beautimus layouts!!!!!!
    Sorry bout your puter problems, hope Picasa finds your photos...

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  2. Eeeckkk... loosing photos is one of the things that I'm afraid of most! I'm lucky to have a computer expert in-da-house and we work only with bought software and make backups every week... ALWAYS backup your work dear! Hope you can fix it and find your photos back!

    Love your layouts and what did you say - 63 cards? Seriously? WOW!

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  3. Ooooh.... my computer is acting weird too.... all my photo's are on it!!! I'd better copy my pics onto a usb stick!!
    LOVE the bleu-isch LO about Brookie!! Those hearts are fantastic!!!

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  4. First, Brookie is so Beautiful!!! Look at that photo...it is gorgeous:) And I love your layouts and cards..and you know I love Adam dressed as Dale Sr!! I am gonna try to make the time to participate in this one!! Have a great weekend:)
    Love, Jess

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  5. love all your creativity...hope you find those pics too!

    just wanted to say love your pink and have a great halloween weekend my :-))) friend!!!

    bit

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  6. First let me say that ALL of these projects are AMAZING!!! I can't even pick a fave but that first one of Brookie comes close....so sweet!!! And my fave card is the one with the little ginger bread men on it....adorable!!

    I would absolutely DIE if I lost all of my pix!! I have my entire life...or at least the last year of it, on a 500 gig external hard drive....BUT there are not only photos but photos of layouts, digital layouts, digital kits,I run a couple of programs from it too as to not bog down my computer. Right now I'm dyin cuz I gave Bob his modem back (LONGGGG story!!) and I am without internet unless I come back here to our room and this computer is so stinkin slow it's killin me!!!!

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  7. OMG!!! That first lo with the picture of Brookie is the most amazing picture! She DOES look like a sweet angel - LOVE it!!!!

    I sure hope you are able to get all your pics my friend. Our desktop has crashed so I can relate to the 'puter issues. :(

    Have a Happy Halloween my Sweets. :)

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  8. Okay, that first layout...it is my absolute favorite of yours. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Everything about it. I love all your projects, but this one is just precious! :)

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  9. wow it looks like you've been crazy busy... i love all the layouts and cards!! i hope all the picasa stuff doesn't give you too much trouble!! :)

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  10. Hey Stranger..63 cards in a month? I haven't made that many in my life, holy crap! You are definitely the goddess in this field....amazing. Lovely work as always, Happy Halloween to you guys! xoxo

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  11. Wow! 63. That's great! Love that first photo of Brookie. Too cute. I've been working on an advent calendar and I've got to get started on my Christmas cards. Have a great day.

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  12. 63???????? Are you serious????? You are a machine!!!!!!!
    I love all of your projects and I love to see little Adam - so nice!!!!! I love tha photo of you girls in pink - so prescious!!!! TFS

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  13. 63???????? Are you serious????? You are a machine!!!!!!!
    I love all of your projects and I love to see little Adam - so nice!!!!! I love tha photo of you girls in pink - so prescious!!!! TFS

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  14. Love everything you've shared here! I especially love the top layout! I really want the supplies to make it! :-)

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  15. Oh I hope you find your pictures!!! That is the worse feeling!!!! Love the layouts and 63 Cards!!!!!!! I don't know how you do it lady!!!!!!!!

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  16. I sure hope you can retrieve your pictures! I am also grateful for the color pink!! It makes me so happy!!!
    Your layouts are just fabulous and I cannot believe that you made that many cards...pretty sure I haven't even made that many in my whole life!!
    =)

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  17. Good luck getting the photo issue figured out. Computers can be so frustrating sometimes. Love the cards and layouts!

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  18. Yikes for lost photos, hope Photobucket stop acting up!!! And wohoo for all the fab things you do! AMAZINg blue layout and wowsers for all the gorgeous cards!!!

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  19. Losing photos is major freakout time. :-(

    Love the new NS pages...so CUTE! Especially the one of Brookie/my angel... So pretty! And you are definitely a card-making machine these days! Go Julie!

    Hope u find all your photos!

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  20. You really create awesome stuff fast! How awesome are these! You've made more cards in 1 month than I have for the entire year so far...lol..

    I say back-up those photos. I burn a set on CD and have a separate hard drive....have Picasa and Flickr accounts...and my layouts!

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  21. SUCH awesome work....as allways ;)

    Has anyone by chance that has access to the computer downloaded another photo program?? When we downloaded Microsoft Cloud it pulled all of the photos OUT of picasa and nothing opened automatically with picasa. I only wanted to TRY Cloud not have it take over :( :( :( When I went in to my settings and changed Picasa back to my default voila they were all there. :) Worth a look.

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  22. Beautiful pages , specially like the first one. Hope you find those pictures.

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  23. Ohhh such gorgeous layouts Julie, I especially adore the first one!!! Of course I love the Bo Bunny one ;) Fab cards too, you are really on a role! :)

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  24. Hi my friend.
    So many beautiful cards and layuots you have created. :)
    Your posts and your wonderful creativity always brings a smile to my face when I visit your blog. :)
    And it makes me totally happy you are using the 3ndypapir line :) :)
    Big hugs

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  25. This lo of Brookie in blue, is stunning! And look at you, girl, becoming a proffesional card maker! LOL
    I do hope your computer will recover.

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  26. Oooooh!!!! my my my my my!!!!!
    THose christmas LO's and cards have just won my heart JULIE!!! Ooooh I adore Christmas!!! TOTALLY adore it! Your work has now just kick-started me into scrapping for Christmas!!!!

    I LOVE the first little blule LO....oooooh those little hearts and the pic is just PERFECT!!!
    HUGSXXXXXXXXXX

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  27. Hi! I just wanted to say, your blog is so fun and your daughter is so adorable! Love to look at her cute smiling face from your layouts!

    Good luck w/ your picture problem!

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  28. Happy Halloween Julie!! Love the new LO's!!

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  29. Love all the work you shared today!! And I hope your computer gets better soon. What a pain!! Have a nice weekend, sweets!

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  30. I am surprised you were able to go to bed without finding them!! That would so drive me crazy and I sure hope they show up today! I absolutely LOVE that layout of Brookie (the first one) she looks so grown up!! Everything you do is gorgeous!

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  31. good luck with /picasa! SO enjoying your work!

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  32. ooohhhh noooooo...I hope you find your pics....computer issues are such a pain'ola!!!!

    LOVE all your layouts and your cards...oy woman...you're on fire!!!

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  33. oh no! i'm crossing my fingers in hopes that your pictures are found!! ooooohhhh noooooo! what wonderful cards you make!!! what CAN'T you do well, huh? As always, adorable and creative layouts! Hmmm...I know I say this all the time...but I really hope to find the time to create with TAAFOMFT....thinking....


    Hugs,
    Mo

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  34. Ohhhh no! I hope the photos magically reappear as quickly as they disappeared. I'd be a MESS if I lost my photos.

    On a happy note, I love the layouts, especially the top one. It's so pretty :)

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  35. Hi Julie Sweetie...
    Hope you and the family are doing well and getting yourselves all ready for the BIG night.

    We have decided at our house not to observe Halloween this year. I can't have sweets, my blood sugars have been to high, and they had to increase my shots,(5 now) so I didn't want to be tempted with candy about the house. Tony and I will just take up home at the back of the house and watch some scary movies together, keep the lights off.

    Love your share today, and that one photo of Brookie with her hair curled is so darn cute. Makes her look so grown up.

    I pray you are feeling okay. I think of you each day and smile, as I look at or touch some of my gifts of love. I really am enjoying my candle so much. It has hardly decreased in the jar by much, you were right, but I love the smell it leaves behind.

    Many hugs sweetie and SO much love, Sherry

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  36. LOVE LOVE LOVE (I sound like you)...those layouts ... esp that first one...w/Brookie and her princess hair and the soft blues...Oh....sooo pretty!!! I gotta get over to Fave Things..JOSEPH did a football layout LAST NIGHT!!! Perfect timing!!!!

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  37. So cute! I love that first layout. Dale Jr one is adorable too. I hate that whole computer thing when that happens not cool. Have a great Halloween!!

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  38. your first lo touches my heart, there is love in it!
    Your cards are amazing!
    and love the other lay outs..wonderful work girl!

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  39. I love the circles in your first layouts...and all those stunning cards. You are one very busy lady and you inspire me!

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  40. EEEEEEEEEEIIII... loosing photos is one of the things I hate...I hope you'll find the photos....

    I love the 1st layout of Brookie...its precious... so love...
    You are totally awesome... you can create beautiful and creative layouts all time... SALUTE!!!!..

    Look at you huh... your cards are just beautiful..

    Happy Halloween Luv... send my hugs and kisses to ms Brookie...xx

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  41. Oh Julie, I am praying that they save on the other computer for you, wow computers and I have not got on this year either, I had to buy a hard drive external to save my photos too as I lost lots too, but wow 60 odd cards this month, what a frenzy and they are all awesome. You go girl and I love love the gorgeous pic of you and Brookie at the bottom. Love to you, Melxx

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  42. I LOVE that first LO, that picture of Brookie is perfect for that paper! Love it!!!! Of course I love the otherones too and your cards are amazing!! i am still strugglig over 1 card I have to make, what's wrong with me????? Hope your computertrouble will be solved soon and how strange is it that all your pics are gone????
    Have a great day today!!!

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  43. I absolutely love that 1st layout with Brookie! Beautiful colors! And, I love all those cards you've been making too :)

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  44. Yikes!!! I wish I could help you on the missing photos but I have no idea????
    I use iphoto so I'm really no help.
    Okay those LO's are gorgeous!!!!! Brookie just looks so beautiful and they are just perfect. Love the costume in the last one : )
    You guys have a fabulous and safe Halloween!!!!!

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  45. Julie I absolutely adore this LO of Brookie! The photo is gorgeous and the blue papers and hearts just beautiful LOVE it!!! Also in awe of all your card making .... wish I had made a quarter of what you have this month!! .. and the 'pink' photo is very cute!!! hope you have a good halloween! W :)

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  46. Hi beautiful lady :) I just had to comment here to say I LOOOOOOOOVE the photos of Brooke, the one you used on the first layout, she looks so gorgeous in them.

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  47. Hi Julie. i hope you guys had a great Halloween. i can't wait to see pics of Brookie.
    i hope you get all your photos back. i use One Click to back up everything on my computer. it's easy (that's why i use it)but it's slow. you can connect and work while it's backing up though.
    that turkey was beautiful. i love pumpkin farms. the jackolanterns were too cute.
    ok. really. 63 cards? just goes to show that if i really to wanted to make ONE card, i could. LOL
    i love the blue layout of Brookie and the one of Adam at Halloween. he was so cute as Dale Earnhardt!!! he looked so little. where does the time go???? i wish i could go back and snatch up some moments. it's so good to have scrapped memories though.
    i'm missing you sweetie. you should come to Texas!! come stay with me for a few days. before it gets to crazy with the holidays.

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  48. i always have such a hard time posting my comments to you. it always tells me my credentials can't be verified. any idea why?
    love you sweets.

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  49. Oh wow Julie, I LOVE your layout with Brookie, she's so beautiful! And your papers are too!Really gorgeous!The one with Brookie in front of the Christmas tree is amazing also! Loving that title and the colors!
    And 63 cards, are you kidding??!!! You rock! Love them all!Beautiful Fave sports LO!Look at Adam, what a sweetie!Great colors you used!
    And I totally hear you on computer trouble ;(
    I hope you get your photo's back...strange it is!

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  50. love love love this lo... and that photo again... it's just lovely!!! And your cards.... wow they are fab!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

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