Monday, April 20, 2009

Slower than your average person...

I *think* that I may finally be getting this Mac thing...it has taken 2 books and approximately 20+ hours on here fiddling with buttons, but I think that I am starting to get it. This is one of those moments when I wonder how the heck I am going to be able to function at 50+ when I already have this much trouble on something that everyone tells me that they had no issues with...*sigh!* ... and I am only 38!?!? It's all been VERY frustrating.

But I do have tons to share with you all so I hope to blog every day this week to get it all up... and then Unity has some super fun stuff coming next week so I will be blogging each day next week too if everything goes according to plan. So stick around, some fun stuff coming AND I have a bit of fun for YOU at the end of this post since you all have been so sweet and supportive as I have gone through this transition period!!

I have so many vacation photos to share, but I will just share one today and probably do a vacation post on Wednesday. This is a photo that Jacob took of Ben & I. We are standing below the ruins of a castle that was built at the turn of the century, but burned in the 40's. I have some very cool photos of it... it made me very reminiscent of England and our explorations there, but I will definitely have more to share of that on Wednesday's post!

At the very last moment of packing, I decided to pack up a mini-stamping kit. I almost always take my stamping supplies with me when I travel, but I usually don't find the time to play with them. Well on this trip, we had rain 4 out of our 5 days there which meant that we spent a fair amount of time inside which translated into stamping time for me. I am so glad that I brought some of my supplies!

This is one of the cards that I made using the Unity Stamp Co. April kom, Fresh Beginnings. I just LOVE this little bird image! Do you see the text that goes around the bird... that is a separate stamp so you could circle that around most any small-medium sized stamp. I love that and there are 2 of these in this kit!

Supplies used:
*Memories Brown inkpad
*Free papers that came with The Scrapbook Magazine issue 36
*copper brads
*Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder

Now, as a thank you for all of your support and patience while I have learned how to use my Mac, I am going to give away this Unity stamp kit, Love Birdies. Leave a comment on this post here and I will announce the winner Saturday morning so share that I am doing a stamp giveaway with your friends so that they can have a chance too!


35 comments:

Sandy said...

Christi,
I don't know if I could pick up the whole new computer system thing at 41! Love my PC have to say and although I hear MAC is the way to go I'm too old to start over. Great pic of you!
Have a fabulous week.
Blessings,
Sandy

Ashley said...

Christi, I'm so glad you are getting the hang of your new computer! I think the adjustment was easy for me since Dustin already used a MAC so anytime I had questions, there was a live person there ready to show me. I would send him to you but he's been gone for too long already. ;)

Beautiful card! I love what you did with the sentiment!

Karen said...

Okay, hold on here you young chickiepoos!!!! As a young 51+ woman I will tell you things can be learned after 50!!! ;) And I enjoy challenges more now!! Once the kids are out of the house you'll clear a space in your brain! (hehe!) And maybe clear a bedroom for your own work space! LOL And Christi, love your card...how do you decide what supplies to take with when traveling?? Have a great Monday!!

Christi Snow said...

Karen, sorry...no offense meant. ;o) I definitely need some room cleared in my brain...LOL!

I still have most of my stuff packed up, so on Wednesday's post, I will share my stamping survival kit for traveling.

Thanks for the fun comments, girls!
smiles,
Christi

jill said...

Hang in there. It will only get easier! To me it is like using a whole new language and portion of my brain. I love the little bird too. Jill S

Jacqueline said...

I am glad you are getting the hang of your MAC, you will be the most knowledged of anyone with hours of scouring through the MAC books under your belt!!! now you can teach me when I get one! ;)
I love your card, I was thinking of pairing the circle sentiment with the bird too and you showed me that can be beautiful!! I am spreading the love of your giveaway!

http://jacquiemakescards.blogspot.com/2009/04/christi-rocks.html
thanks!! Hugs!

JenMarie said...

Hang in there! :)
What a CUTE set!

Julie said...

I'm 38 and I'll never attempt a MAC, so you're ahead of me! What a cute set of stamps!

Jenn said...

I'm glad you are starting to get it Christi. I would be so sad if you gave up on the glorious MAC! :)

Beautiful picture and card, thanks for sharing.

Stampin Cats said...

I've been eyeing this set. thanks so much for sharing it with us.

Karen said...

LOL No offense taken, Christi!! I love all you!!! Wish I had found this group when I was your age....oh....these things didn't exist then! LOL :)

Martha said...

how exciting, love the giveaway :)

maiahs_momma said...

Cool :)! Thank you so much for this great giveaway...love the looks of it :)!

Hugs,
catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com

Katy said...

Welcome back! And congrats on learning a new system -- I bet you are better at it then you think!! :) Love your card and I'm stalking my mailman until I get my kotm!!

jan farnworth said...

that a neat stamp set and i am glad your starting to like that new computer. have a great week.

Dave said...

I loved seeing your vacation pics on facebook. That makes me want to go on vacation!

joni said...

OMG, I give you mega kudos for learning the MAC...don't think I would have the patience for it! I would need an expert sitting right next to me all the time! LOL That card is super cute! I'm just now getting back into stamping, so I'm looking forward to your Wednesday entry! I love the idea of a stamp bag for when you're on the go! Enjoy your week!

Ronnie said...

Your card turned out so cute! I am glad you decided to bring your stamps after all!

BonnieRose said...

love your card.. love it!
Love that circle stamp.. fr the KOTM.. I am gonna be joining the KOTM this month, I can't wait to get this set! I've been using a Mac for years now.. I love love mine... no problems at all.. and for me.. well... I'm in love with my Mac, I'd never go back!!!
hugs to you,
and hoping I win.. love Unity... just heard my first order is on its way!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

You will be a mac genius soon enough! Welcome back... We missed you :). Adorable card, that kotml birdie is one of my new favorites, as well as the circle sentiments. Thanks for the chance to win the love birdies set, I have been eyeing that one.

Kathy H said...

Oh looks like you got it figured out now!!! Yay!!!! Oh and that set is so CUTE!!!

Kelly said...

So was that picture taken in the ozarks too?? I'm trying to picture where that place would be, it doesn't sound familiar to me.

Cute cards....great idea to bring some of your stamping supplies with you!

Robynccgirl said...

LOL Christi! My sisters both have a Mac and love it! I personally hate having to use them when I visit because I get stuck and frustrated! Good luck and I'm glad you are figuring it out!

P.S. Thanks for the kind words on my blog post today!

Lorie said...

Ack! That is a completely cute card! Thanks for a chance to win it! :o)

Linda Beeson said...

That stamp set is just so completely adorable and I would be very happy to own it!! Love the photo and I get that MAC thing in that my youngest DD got a MAC which she is loving but she had her issues on learning it, etc.

Jeanne said...

Christi it looks like you have another photographer in the family. Beautiful picture of you and Ben. YaY for you getting the new computer figured out! The last creative prompt I wasn't able to print readably. Any way of sending me the file for it or something? Another challenge for you with your new computer. : ) That stamp set is so adorable I've got my fingers crossed I get picked. Thanks much.

Beatricemi said...

Congrats on learning how to use your Mac! I love Unity stamps and would love to win this set.
Thanks,
Beatrice

My Angel said...

Your cards are beautiful.
Would love a chance to win this set.

Yvette said...

Just found your blog... glad I did!!! Your cards are very inspiring!!! Thanks for a chance to win.

stamprgrl said...

hi christi,
I just found your blog from a link at Unity's Blog. Love your samples!

R U really having a tough time w/ the MAC. well any questions let me know. I love my MAC.

-- dalis

Shellie Hartsock said...

LOVE this stamp set! What a great giveaway. Good luck with the computer stuff.

Sonda T said...

I could never get the hang of a MAC...you're better than I!! That stamp set is so adorable! :)

BabeCaddy said...

Love your card Christi... Not sure on the Mac thing, my husband would go through the roof if I asked for a Mac... He is PC all the way... Good luck with your Mac endeavor.. Love the stamp set you are giving away...

dclouser said...

I loved your card - very inspiring. Now I need to ink up those KOM stamps! Thanks for the chance to win Love Birdies. I don't have that set but it's on my wish list!

Shemaine said...

I just bought a new HP and I love it! I'm a PC girl all the way but kuddos to you for making the switch.Hope you enjoy the process! Beautiful card!

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