Sunday, January 31, 2010


I finally finished this layout of Jonathan decorating cookies in 2008. Isn't he Sweet?
I actually did this for an on line crop - but hadn't really finished it. I didn't have any glitter so I actually used green sugar sprinkles originally. I don't think they are acid free!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Scrap Our Stash Challenge & Frosted Designs Challenge

Sweet as Candy!

This is for my Scrap Our Stash January Challenge and for the Frosted Designs Chipboard Challenge.

The word Candy is from a set of Chipboard Letters.

This is a layout of Niko @ 2 - isn't he cute!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

ONLY 42,000 things left to delete!

I have literally spent my whole weekend deleting "pictures" from my computer. The sad part is they are not pictures - they are everything imaginable from the computer - arrows, sign on, buttons from on line games - everything you can imagine. Apparently on 10/25/09 (which I'm guessing is the date I installed my external disc drive - it must of pulled everything it could find - and I mean everything. There were 61,147 items on the ED. So, when my CP crashed and I reinstalled the ED - it gleefully put all 61,147 items on my computer - and put them all in one folder - which wouldn't be too bad - afterall they're all in one place. But the problem is the folder is sooo big it takes HOURS to open. And, it's wasting a lot of space.

So my mission was to get it cleaned up yesterday - - - I got 10,191 items deleted yesterday - and then worked on it again most of the day. Right now I'm waiting for it to delete my junk folder - then I'll empty the recycle folder - and continue tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day... Needless to say I got NO scrapping done this weekend. This is a priority though - because It's impossible to use my pictures on my computer the way they are.

I know this sounds like I'm complaining - but I'm not. I am still sooooo thankful I had the back up ED and that I didn't loose all of my pictures.

Back to it!


Saturday, January 23, 2010

January Scrap Our Stash Challenge

I actually posted my January Challenge layout at Scrap Our Stash. Without Picassa - I'm not posting it here - you'll just have to peek at it over there!

This picture is so cute - I just want to eat him up!


Friday, January 22, 2010

I'm Up and Running!!!!!!!!

Finally... I was able to restore all my pictures - the only problem is the standalone - pulls every picture it can find - so now I have about 100,000 (I'm not exagerating) pictures on my computer - of only which 3000 are ones I want.... So now I have to figure out how to delete the extra 700,000. If anyone has any advice - I'm game. I refuse to open up Picassa before I get it cleaned up - because it will pull all of them too. That's just too many pictures to have to sort through....

Anyway, I was actually able to post a Frugal Friday tip at Scrap Our Stash - come check it out! And get your entries in for the January Challenge and send me any Frugal tips you have... See all the details at SOS.



Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Computer Woes!

So, now I have a computer - but I have lost everything that was on it - no biggy except for the pictures.... I hope they are still on my External drive - but so far I can't get it to load - and I'm afraid to do anything that might loose what's on it... I've contacted the company for technical help - but not sure when that will happen. All I can say right now is - thank goodness for Snapfish!

Hope I can get a solution soon!


My Computer is Alive . . .

and hopefully well. It has been restored - but now I have to plug it all back in and see what's left. I am sooooooooo thankful I bought a backup stand alone flash drive. I should at least be able to retrieve all 23,000 pictures that were on my computer. If you don't have one - I would recommend you get one NOW!

I'm not sure if my picassa will still be there - I would think so - guess we will see.

I'm hoping to be able to post some of the layouts I did at the retreat and at the TwoPeas Day Crop at Archivers. I also have to post my January Challenge to Scrap Our Stash . Luckily I have had enough computer access to keep it moving!

Thanks to everyone for your prayers!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Retreat Report

The retreat has been great - not super productive, but at least I've gotten out of my slump! When I get my computer fixed I'll be able to post some of my layouts!

Now back to work!


Monday, January 11, 2010

Keep praying!

Still no computer. The computer guy at work thinks it's just a matter of reloading Windows - of course I have no disk. He said he'd lend me one - so hopefully that will be the solution.

I took it to Best Buy - what a joke. Anyway, yesterday I was telling someone on the phone that my computer was still not working. Niko overheard me - and said "Meme good news - come look" the tower was in the living room - so I guess he thought Santa had brought us a new one!" Hmmmm! what an idea!

Thanks for all your prayers!


Friday, January 8, 2010

Mostly Dead

There is hope for my computer - I hope to have it up and running before the weekend is over! I love computers - when they work!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My computer is Mostly DEAD

Please pray for a solution - other than checking its pockets for loose change! I have become very reliant (maybe too reliant) on my computer - it's vital to keeping the Scrap Our Stash blog updated.

If you know me - you know I'm serious about praying about it... God can do anthing - why not heal a computer. He did restore my lost pictures...


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year


Hope you all have a great year!

And NO, I still didn't get any scrapping done - I was able to go into the asylum for about 2 minutes today - but then ended up going and buying a new (to me) vehicle! Mine is on it's last leg! So my New Year's present is more reliable transportation...