I woke up this morning feeling remarkably smarter. Maybe it was from all the new blog things I learned yesterday. Really, it's like learning a new language...this pc, web, html stuff. I keep telling my older sister, Ann that if she wants to keep her mind young she needs to exercise it...do some crossword puzzles, learn a new language. Keep your mind active. I'm glad I'm able to follow my own advice for once. It works. Well maybe I'm not actually smarter but definitely doors in my mind have been pried open.
Today I learned something new again. I decided this just might be the day I could teach myself how to add a watermark to my pictures. After all if I could set up a blog and even add a blinkie, I could do anything now...Maybe even climb Mount Everest...Some of you card makers have the most beautiful flourished signatures on your work that I dream about having for my own...one day. Thanks to the awesome tutorials at splitcoast stamper I was able to kind of figure it out. I downloaded Gimp and played around in that program for a couple of hours. Things were not working out for me in the sizing (scaling) departments and I had to try about 4 times before I got it to where I could work with it. I was torn between calling defeat and waiting my my darling husband to get home form work so he could figure it out for me. He's not getting home till tomorrow night so I thought I'd give it one last try. And it worked! Not too shabby...nothing fancy but at least it's a start. And what an awesome feeling to know I was somewhat capable...sky's the limit now baby.
I was so excited today to share my new shiny blog with my bff...but I had to wait because I wanted to blog next about the birthday card I made for her. Her birthday was at the end of December and I had given her gifts but of course, being a scrapbooker/rubber stamper/card maker I didn't have a special card made to give to her at that time.*shake head here if you can relate* Well I got it finished today and asked Jan to swing by after work because I had to give her the card today because I really wanted to show her my blog. I think somehow the essence of giving got somewhat distorted with that request...oh well...
In the midst of making this blog entry she was at my door and I was able to finally give her the birthday card. So here's Jan's glitterfull card...made with tons of love and a kraftin' kimmie mermaid stamp called Cordelia.