Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I'm baaaaack!

Finally...thanks to a techy friend who spent this evening getting us up and running (he works for food!) and the brace came off (until the next time) :-(

This new computer will take some getting used to and of course, some of my programs don't work anymore on this new version (do you think they plan that?).

Time to catch up... first Teapot Tuesday which is a super simple CAS card for young man named Kim who was diagnosed just 3 weeks ago with prostate cancer that has spread to his bones.  You can read his story here.   Kim lives in Ontario, Canada and loves Fords, food and sports...sounds just like a guy. 

I kept this super CAS using the sketch challenge from SCS324 except that I shortened the sentiment panel to keep my borders balanced.  I've also entered this in the Less is More CAS Masculine Challenge.

Paper - PTI Kraft, Black
Stamps - Tim Holtz Visual Artistry
Sentiment - computer generated

What's on my workdesk for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday?  (WOYWW94)  Not much!  I haven't been able to stamp but did get some new red rubber from Impression Obsession.  They always have great clearance sales so I picked these up for a song...well, maybe not a song because I can't sing...but pretty cheap!

And finally, for those of you who so patiently and kindly hung in there (if you hung around to read this far!)...a little blog candy is in order to thank you!

Here's what I've got...2 sets of Fiskars stamps
                                 5 yards of natural twine on a kraft tag
                                 5 yards of ivory twine on a kraft tag
                                 several yards of assorted May Arts Ribbon
                                 3 boxes of mini brads, stars and rivets
                                 3 piercing templates - 2 sizes of round and a star (you can't see them but  they're there!)

I'll draw the winner by random number selector on April 1st.  (no foolin'!)  :-D   

Feel free to post the candy picture on your blog if you'd like but you don't have to have a blog to win it.  Just leave me a comment.

Thanks much for being there...your comments keep me going.  I've also added some new ribbons to my Etsy shop.  More to come!

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Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Thanks for a chance to win, love your CAS guy card.

~amy~ said...

What a perfect card for Kim...I'm certain that he'll love it! That's all you have on your desk? :) If only I could keep my desk that clean!

FUN blog candy!!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you back Charlene. That's a great card for a guy too, you might want to enter it at the Less Is More challenge this week, CAS & masculine. Always nice to see new things on the desks and thanks for offering such a sweet candy!

Brenda 84

Lionelsa said...

Thanks for a chance! Lovely gifts.
Happy WOYWW! # 77

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

That tree stamp looks interesting, lots of places to use that one. Hope you get your computer sorted out, and programs to work. I was lucky that most of my things worked with the new computer, even some things that said they were not compatible with Windows 7 worked well.

Becky said...

Very nice masculine card. Why can't they like flowers on everything too? Oh well. Can't beat new stamps for less money!
:) Becky 116

Theresa said...

I am glad both you and your computer are "up and running".
I receive your blog updates by email and have missed checking out your blog.
This is great blog candy. Thanks for offering it.
Theresa in Kitimat

{VICKI} said...

cute card!
thanks 4 the chance 2 win

Regina Easter said...


Kathyk said...

Love your Ford tough card


Victoria said...

love the ford car card thanks for the chance of candy - candy on mine too
happy woyww
vicky - angeldrummer number 41

Mandi said...

Hi Charlene, glad you are back!
Super card, just perfect
thanks for joining us
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

just found your blog today


KatheD said...

fabulous CAS card for Kim -couldn't be more perfect!

Chrissie said...

Great masculine card and all good wishes to Kim.
Superb card!
"Less is More"

Karen Wedding said...

I like your card. A good masculine card. My husband would love it because of the Ford on the front. TFS.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I really like this and the sentiment certainly fits the occasion

massofhair said...

Gorgeous CAS card and i like the balanced sentiment too... A fab masculine card:-)

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy:-)

jen said...

Your card is great! And yes, I'm SURE they plan the programs not being compatible! We bought a new computer in the fall (the old one was s-l-o-w & I was worried it was about to die!) & I really wanted a new & fast computer to use my photoshop program more efficiently- guess what program was not compatible!!!! ack! sooo frustrating!!!
Hope your hand is GREAT! (no need to add me to the drawing- I'm just happy you're back!)

Susan said...

Fabulous "guy" card!! Love that on the kraft!

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

That card is great and so are the stamps - I love it when I can get a bargain. Thanks v much for the chance to win some of your blog candy!
Happy woyww
Rebecca xx (32)

The Crafty Elf said...

Love the card, simple and classy! Great new rubber stamps and for a song too, score! Love any and all candy even the ones you can't eat like blog candy! TFS

Sue from Oregon said...

Charlene...I always seem to be wayyy behind, but glad to read you are on the road to recovery! I have to say you nailed that sentiment with the truck...perfect and upbeat card for Kim!

Sylvie said...

Wonderful card
Hug Sylvie x

okienurse said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear your arm is getting better! Very nice card. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #162

cards by cara said...

Great combo of kraft and black - looks so sharp! Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me! Your blog candy offer is very sweet! Hope you continue to get better! Bless you!


Gretchen said...

Nice collection of blog candy. Hope I win!! Love your cute card.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Cute card, thanks for the chance at candy. But around here, it's FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily.

Jona Panesa said...

lovely card. thanks for the chance in your candy!

Leanne said...

I'ma new follower. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Lorene said...

Love your cards. I love the chance to win and your selection is very neat. Glad you are back.

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