Sep 23 2011

Out on a Limb again!

Well, if you stopped by today to see the tutorial for the ruffled purse, I'm sorry to disappoint you.  I had some scary moments on Wednesday morning of "what might have happened"!  My desktop computer monitor suddenly started sizzling and then smoke and sparks started shooting out of it!  A LOT of smoke and sparks!  I saved what I was working on and started pulling the plugs…then grabbed the base and ran it out into the garage.  Luckily, when I unplugged it, the smoke and everything stopped.  But…I started thinking about what would have happened had I been down in my studio or in another room and hadn't seen what was going on!  YIKES! 


But, yes, the story continues.  This desktop computer is about 7 years old…I know…ancient in computer worlds, but it has SO much of my work stuff on it and pictures and favorites and emails, etc.  It would be a PAIN to move all that over.  But, when I ran to the store to get a monitor, the salesperson (trying to convince me to buy a whole new computer), mentioned that I would have trouble finding a monitor that would work with that old of a computer.  Well, she was right…the one I bought there didn't work.  So, back to the store…stopping at the local discount store thinking they may have "older" models and I did find one that was compatible.  AND, I do love the widescreen.  So, I'm back in business, but now a day behind in prepping for all my classes next week AND my time to do the tutorial disappeared!  lol!  So…all that to say, I'll be working on it…but don't know exactly when it will get up.  Sorry!


But, I made time today to do a card using one of the sets we are featuring over on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition this week…Out on a Limb.  This one was kind of different for me.  I don't know if I LOVE it, but it is different!



There is LOTS of sparkle and glitz on this card!  The Spider Web Impressions Folder I used Old Olive cardstock and highlighted with Frost Shimmer Paint and a sponge dauber…very shimmery in real life.  On top I added the Curly Label punched from the Silver Glimmer Paper…more glittery fun-ness!  On top is a 1 1/4" Circle of Basic Black with two Rhinestone Jewels.  Over that is the Tangerine Tango Modern Label punch with Happy Halloween from Delightful Dozen stamp set in Basic Black.  I stamped and cut out the three little spiders from Out on a Limb and placed them with Stampin' Dimensions around the web.  The Old Olive was layered on Basic Gray and the Tangerine Tango Dotted Ribbon wrapped around and tied.  I added more spiders with Basic Black ink on the Basic Gray layer and Rhinestone Jewels on their bodies.  The base of the card is Tangerine Tango.


So…what do you thinK?  It is growing on me! 


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7 People have left comments on this post

Sep 23, 2011 - 10:09:38
Lori Mueller said:

This is so adorable, Connie!  I need to start using my shimmer paints!  Have a great day!

Sep 23, 2011 - 11:09:46
Terry Schultz said:

Another cute card.  I do like this set.  Hope your computer and files are all ok!  My worst nightmare.

Sep 23, 2011 - 12:09:15
Carol Carriveau said:

I love it…especially all of the spiders…this is the only time of the year that I love spiders…!!!      Glad nothing horrible happened with the monitor spurting forth all sorts of unwanted sparks and smoke….and that you found a new one that works with your computer.  Know how you feel about not wanting to have to worry about everything getting on to a new computer….       Have a great weekend and bring more spiders!

Sep 23, 2011 - 08:09:12
Joan Jeffery said:

Glad you worked out your computer problems – hope things stay well!!!  I love your Halloween card – the green behind the spiderweb is awesome!

Sep 23, 2011 - 09:09:37
Rose Kerry said:

Love your shimmery spider web and those awesome spiders, adorable card.

Sep 26, 2011 - 01:09:25
JoAnn K Delery said:

i hope it's not growing on you (lol, the spiders). your card is very cute and i'm sure in person very sparkly too! i don't do halloween, so it would have been a real stretch for me. i made thanksgiving cards all weekend and am so glad i am ahead of schedule! thanks for sharing, i always enjoy seeing your creations on LNS.

Sep 26, 2011 - 09:09:32
LadyL said:

I really like it.  You did a great job.  I love the shimmery spider web and the way you have the spiders dangling from the ribbon.