Well, it seems my computer’s hard drive decided it was not happy living in my house any longer and it bit the dust.  SERIOUSLY?  What’s not to love about living here?  Okay, so there are some dust bunnies behind the monitor…every house has that right?

All that to say, no video today.  Boo.  We took the unhappy Mac into the Apple Store and we are hoping they can help make it better.  THE GOOD NEWS is that several years ago I invested in Carbonite.  This is a backup system that saves EVERYTHING so I am happy happy happy that I didn’t lose all my files or pictures.

I am working from my laptop but until I get my computer back, I can’t edit videos so I will just have to share pictures until we hear back from the Apple Genius.

I had some fun creating this 4 panel easel card.  I did the simple version since I had never made one before.  My dear stamping friend AnnMarie Bryant created one and I just LOVED how it turned out.  She was kind enough to share the directions on her blog.

4-Panel Easel Card - 4-Panel Easel Card - 4-Panel Easel Card - Pretty sweet card, eh?  It measures 5 ¾” x 5 ¾” so it’s a pretty big card!

Thanks AnnMarie for sharing the details!  I just love the card!

Now, for those of you who have received your Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild exclusive videos for May, play CLOSE ATTENTION to the Weekly Deals for May 27-June 2.  Why?  Check out the GREAT DEAL on the Typeset Alphabet dies!

I shared a video on how to create this beautiful HOME Framed Art.  I have this displayed in my entry way and have received so many nice compliments on it.  I loved it so much I made one for my friend Cindy.  Can you imagine all the ways you can use those letters?

HOME Framed Art - BUT, (there’s always a big BUT), this die set is on the retirement list and will be gone forever after June 2nd so don’t sit on the fence too long.  When it’s gone, it’s gone.  And you guys know what will happen… you’ll talk yourself out of it and 2 weeks from now you will think of the GREATEST project you could create with those dies… and you won’t have it.  I speak from experience on this one.  I have done it more than once.  Don’t make the mistake!  Get these dies NOW!

Remember to use the MAY HOSTESS CODE so you can get the video on how to create this fabulous work of art!


Weekly Deals at Well, I hope to have my computer back soon so I can get back to making videos!  I guess I will have to use my downtime to spend some time creating!  Not to worry!  Pictures I  can do!

Hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day!  Hugs!!!

12 Responses to “Computers….Ugh.”

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  1. Judy says:

    Love the HOME frame how would I go about getting directions of how to make that…??? That is really pretty

    • Connie says:

      I’m so glad you like it! To get the instructions, you can place a $20 or more order through my Online Store (in the upper right hand corner) or you can click on STAMPIN’ GALS GONE WILD in the menu bar at the top and there is a way you can just order the tutorials. Either way, I would love to send all 6 videos to you!

  2. Tammy Bratton says:

    On no! I just switched from a windows desktop to a Mac all in one this weekend and am trying real hard to figure everything out! Geez it shouldn’t be too hard as I’ve owned iPhones and iPads for at least 8 years, so I know how they work! I am hoping you had your mac for a while because that scares me to hear it went capooey on you. I was assured that Mac computers last much longer than regular computers! Tell me more about that carbonite backup you have?
    thanks Connie! I love your site and all the inspiration you offer me!

  3. Lizz says:

    So glad you had carbonite! I invested in it a couple of years ago when I had a total crash and lost everything. It is well worth the cost!

  4. Sue Edwards says:

    Carbonite ROCKS, espcially when you have it BEFORE the deed happens! It saved my stuff last year. Of course, it took days to load everything back in, a small price to pay to get it back. I would give up chocolate to pay for Carbonite, if I had to!!

    • Connie says:

      Hmmm, give up chocolate for Carbonite? Yeah, I probably would. 🙂 Mr. Awesome and all his awesomeness did a back up RIGHT before it crashed so he has been working feverishly to get all my files back on. I have heard Carbonite takes a few days so I am glad we had another back up as well. Carbonite is STILL awesome though and I would never be without it. You never know when a back up fails too.

  5. Debbie R. says:

    I love the picture frame and would love to make one. I looked through your videos and can’t find it. Could you possibly list a link to it? Thanks so much!

    • Connie says:

      Debbie, this video is one of the exclusive videos for MAY Stampin’ Gals Gone Wild. Place a $20 or more order and use Hostess Code 2EC9THFU I will happily send you the SIX videos for this month. 🙂

  6. Maria Rodriguez. says:

    Oh Connie, sorry to hear about your misbehaving computer, it’s good you had some back up, I can’t even begin to imagine you loosing ALL of your files, that is a scary thought.
    Do you know what cause this mess? Now a days there are so many threats out there, just waiting to hit some innocent person, I just think that who ever thinks of doing this kind of harm to the personal computer files of perfect strangers, just for the heck of it, has nothing better to do and that is sad and worrisome.
    Glad you averted disaster, my dear.

    • Connie says:

      I haven’s heard back from Apple to see what caused it but we have really good virus protection so I don’t think it was a hack… just bad luck I guess. Yes, THANK HEAVENS for good back up!!! I’m just ready to get my computer back so I can get back to making videos!

  7. Denise says:

    Really like the four panel card! Just wondering when the new catalogs come out to us? Really looking forward to it! Thanks for the great videos!

    • Connie says:

      Denise, I’m so glad you liked the card! The new catalogs will go live on June 2nd. I ordered catalogs for anyone who placed a $20 or more order with me in 2014. Stampin’ Up is doing my mailing and they have been shipped so now we are at the mercy of the post office. Just keep watching your mailbox!!!

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