Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I think I'm falling in love ... with mini albums ...

Hi, y’all …

I’ve had another awakening … and this one is so very weird for me. Especially since I'm completely nuts about making cards and never really enjoyed "scapbooking" per se. BUT, I'm falling in love with mini albums - the paper bag kind and the paper roll kind and the chipboard kind you can get from Michaels or AC Moore. It's weird because I can kind of remember my first encounter with paper and scrapbooking and how I wasn't at all impressed. I guess what I wasn’t impressed with was actually my abilities -- or perhaps I should say inabilities -- as far as scrapbooking is concerned. I have to admit that truth be told, I was never really good a collage and for me, that’s what scrapbooking is most like. I was once told that I am too symmetrical. I try but it gives me the most difficult time when I try to be eclectic. So, how can I be falling in love with the minis? Go figure. Maybe it’s because of the size -- mini. And as I write and think about it, I say “yeah, that’s got to be it!” The small size satisfies several of my idiosyncrasies -- like not wanting to use up all my pretty paper (like that could ever happen … LOL) and the fact that it takes less time to finish (ok, at least in theory that's supposed to be the case) and that you use less overall yet can still make a big statement (at least that'll be the case until I really learn what I’m doing and then I can attempt to go over the top like I've seen done with some of the very pretty minis I dream of someday creating). Anyways ... I'm about to have at it. So, I’m rolling up my sleeves … 'cause y'all know this could and I'm sure it's gonna get guite messy before it’s all said and done. LOL

Take care, y’all. Have a Great Day! and thanks for stopping by ...demarys

Sunday, May 2, 2010

I'm back ...

Oh, my goodness! ... it's been an entire month since I last blogged. Seems like I've been experiencing one kind of technical difficulty after another. Funny but I feel like I'd been on punishment and it's just been lifted. Being without a working computer and/or access to the internet is a bummer, let me tell you.

I got what I've been told to be a "trojan" virus on my laptop which caused it to crash. And to make matters worse, as I was trying to find out what I could do to get my computer operational again, I kept getting conflicting information from the different sources that are "supposed" to know. So I finally broke down and recently bought myself a cute little netbook - for my use only - and hooked up with a cable provider so that I can have internet.

So, I'm back ... sort of - at least now. Turns out that when the tech installed the cable, the internet install wasn't completed so my internet connection for some reason is at best only sporadic. Go figure. Anyway, they are coming out next week to redo (actually more like do) the job correctly. I can hardly wait.

I've been trying to hold on to my sanity by creating and making cards, but it's been driving me nuts because I've not been able to upload them to my blog. Woe is me ... LOL

But look out though, because it's not going to be much longer and I'll be fully hooked in and back to blogging and posting and just doing my thing.

Have a Great Day! and thanks for stopping by ...demarys