Friday Morning: Edited to add: Based on emails and comments received apparently my card photos did not upload for my last two posts. I have tried several work-arounds with no success. I checked my photo storage and it is adequate in Picasa Web Albums so I am hoping that maybe the problem is with blogger/google? I am hoping to get this post updated with the photo asap - thanks for your patience!
Friday - 2:54pm: Finally found a message on a help board with a workaround. Apparently the problem is only with uploading photos using "Internet Explorer". I switched to Firefox and presto - I was able to upload them. Ahhh! Computers - I have a love / hate relationship with them! LOL!!! Thanks to Dawn for letting me know about the problem! I thought I would let you all know what occurred in case anyone else is having a similar problem this week with Internet Explorer and photo uploads in Blogger.
NOTE: This post has been updated since it was originally posted...a second card was added on Friday afternoon....
Here with a card for the January 2013 Cloud 9 blog hop. I just loved the inspiration photo:
And here is my first card attempt at a fairly CAS card:
I used a silver gelly roll pen to outline the insides of the small stars surrounding the negative die cut and I used carboard to outline the star. In order to fit the YOU on the bottom of the card I had to have the top star covered by the die cut and I wasn't completely satisfied with the outcome. I am out of time for tonight but I will probably make a second rendition of this card tomorrow. Time to put my little one to bed tonight...
I went back to the drawing board and created a second card using smaller star dies and a longer card size...
I couldn't decide which direction to do the banner. I think maybe the straight one mirrors the sentiment at the bottom of the card better...but here is a picture of it the other way too...
Maybe less of an angle? Does anyone else second guess themselves - especially once they start taking pictures and looking at them?
On this second card I added some washi tape along the bottom of the card to help ground the sentiment.
I am thinking about giving this card to Tim's amazing teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week in May....once I settle on the design I like best.
Thanks so much for taking a look! I am off to take a look at everyone's cards! So fun!
Cardstock: Oatmeal, Black
Stamps: Super Star - WPlus9
Ink: Kraft, Black
Other: Gelly roll pen - silver; scissors, star dies, glue, corner chomper, washi tape
The picture is not showing up... :(ReplyDelete
Working the problem with photo uploads...ReplyDelete
Jill! They're both perfect! I really love the added detail with the pen on those stars, and how you stamped them in gold ink. Just beautiful! Thanks very much for joining us!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! So festive!ReplyDelete
Jill, this card is super amazing and spectacular! Great job!ReplyDelete
Jill, this is amazing!!!!ReplyDelete
Both card are really fun! I am so glad you got everything to work. My son told me a long time ago to use Firefox........I listened. I'm glad you were able to get help. So we can see thefabulous s cards you made.ReplyDelete
I have had the same problem and spent hours online with AT&T and he finally loaded firefox for me and it worked...but I have just been loading my pics into Picasa and then loading them thru my blog from there...works great...anywho, your cards are gorgeous...wow...stunning!!ReplyDelete
Wow! Love both them. Gorgeous all the gold. Thanks for playing along with us @ Cloud9:)ReplyDelete
These are fabulous, Jill! All glitzy and sparkles. Aren't these stars the most fun? I love what you've done with them! Thanks for being a regular player at the Cloud9 Blog Hop!ReplyDelete
So glad you were able to get the upload problem figured out. Both of these cards are fantastic! I love the banner across the star and the silver pen accents.ReplyDelete
Wow! Your cards just really explode off the screen, Jill! LOVE it! Glad you got them uploaded!ReplyDelete
Oh Jill, so love your star cards!! What energy in them! My husband, the computer geek, always has me use Firefox ... I guess it turned out to be a good thing. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete