Monday, July 30, 2012

I am still alive...

and so is my beloved MacBook Pro! You see I have been absent for a while because about two days after my last post I managed to knock over a full glass of hard cider...right on top of the keyboard of my  laptop. For some reason my MAC didn't think swimming sounded all that great! The screen went immediately black. I let it sit on top of our warm propane stove to dry out for 5 days and then when I turned it on it gave me the white start up screen with the apple insignia and the little "wait a minute I'm thinking" dial went around and around. Thought I was going to get lucky...hmmm...nope! IT wouldn't charge and just died a few seconds after it gave me a little tease. Fortunately, we have this wonderful little Gadget Geeks store and I dropped my baby off there and about after they cleaned it out and replaced the charging port it is back in my hot little hands and working like a charm. Didn't lose anything it! PHEW! Luck was on my side!

Right after I got it back we headed out of town for a couple of trips so I just haven't had time! Unfortunately, I missed all of the CHA buzz and haven't been able to share any of my projects yet. Over the next few days I hope to do so!

Let's get started! First up is the new Handmade Holiday line from Simple Stories. This line screams Christmas to me, however my goal with this layout was to show how versatile of a line it could be and I made a layout that was a winter theme instead!

The snowflakes are vellum over the top of a striped patterned paper and they were die cuts with Papertrey Ink dies Damask Snowflakes.

Next up is a holiday card. This one was super easy. I used one of the 12x12" cut apart pages for the background and then just hand cut some holly leaves and added the buttons and twine for berries.

Thanks for checking in and I'll be back soon with my CHA projects using Simple Stories Harvest Lane and some  new Clear Scraps Send it Clear cards.

Hope you are all enjoying summer!