My sister Jacqui is the computer genius, ask her anything and she can tell ya. I on the other hand am artsy fartsy, and not a computer genius. My brain works way different. I have been hearing and reading that it is important to add a watermark on your cards that you upload on the web, so last night I thought I would figure out the whole watermark thing, I mean heck I have a fairly new computer there has to be some sort of program on here that will do it right?
Wrong, or at least I can't figure it out. Even that little wizard thing that hops around your computer and you ask him questions, he started to ignore me, heck one time I asked him something and I think he called me a loser, and told me to turn off the computer.........I did manage it in Publisher but then when you are done the file is the size of a house and I could not make it smaller to use it on here. So I wasted valuable tax prep time using that program. So I think I will just need to order a program that will do it.
Gina K over at Gina K Designs suggests Microsoft Photodraw, and Patty Bennett at Patty's Stamping Spot(Hi Patty) says Adobe Photoshop. I just want something simple and easy, and that I don't have to think too much when I do it.
So enough of that nonsense...let's get to the good stuff...
My Granny will turn 89 in April, and she has had quite a time the last 5 months. She went in for a bowel scope and it went down hill from there, the doctor almost killed her a few times, with his botched procedures and the hospital, which should be shut down, drugged her up so much she was a zombie, and she left with a huge bedsore because they did not move her around enough, and in this day and age to me that is unacceptable.
Anyway she is finally in the nursing home in her home town and doing much better. We are all so proud of her because she has lived by herself since my Poppa (hear my heart beating faster and a big smile on my face when I think of my Poppa)passed away in 1997, but the last couple years she has had it a little tougher, so now we feel better that she has someone around her all the time.
So I made this one using Le Jardin background paper and some 12x12 card stock. A jumbo eyelet with flowers and pearls and beads from the Pretties kit finish off the top.
I will add some pictures to the inside of my family and also pictures that I have collected over the years. I think she will really like it, and it can be set on a dresser or table, so she can show off her family to anyone that comes to visit.
I added a few pieces of pewter hodge podge and gingham ribbon, and once all the pictures are in, I will add more to spice it up.
I will let you know what she says. I just need to find a box that I can use to mail it so it does not get smashed.
We are going home in May and I am so very excited to go. I could take it and give it to her in person, but I would like her to get it for her birthday. I went home last year in October when the whole fiasco with the hospital was going on, so it will be nice to go home this time with my whole family and just enjoy ourselves and go see Granny and be able to really visit with her. There should be farm work to be done so my hubby and son can help my Dad a little bit, while my Mum and us girls stamp.
My Mum wants my sister and I to do a workshop while I am at home, so I need to figure out some fun, but packable make n takes.
Have a great hump day, and thanks for stopping in!