Well, that’s not strictly true…the past twelve months have seen me became far more confident dealing with all the tech’ necessary to navigate the net & shop online! I am amazed at how much blogging has increased my understanding of all things ‘puter.
BUT….they say that pride comes before a fall…well…I mentioned in an earlier post that I planned to make a book from my first years posts, so I downloaded the necessary programme & set about ‘slurping’ all my blog posts into ‘BookSmart’, all ready for editing!
I got as far as page 33…getting to grips with how to rearrange page layouts & change font size etc etc. Then my eyelids began to droop, so I ‘saved’ my work so far & logged off. But…yesterday, when I logged back on…it was gone! No record of it anywhere in Blurb/BookSmart at all!!!!! AND…to add insult to injury…all of my blog photo’s from 23 November ‘09 (When I started using Live Writer to post to my blog) to 8 March this year have disappeared!!!! They are all still visible in my post history on Live Writer…just not in my actual blog!! Aaaaargh!!!
I have left a question for the help panel, but if anyone out there has any advice on how I can restore them…I would be very grateful!!!!
Anyhow..Onwards & Upwards…I had a thoroughly enjoyable morning on Wednesday, when I met my two very good friends, Karen & Robynne, for coffee & MUCH chat!! We all used to work together & hadn’t all got together so far this year, so there was a lot to catch up on! Karen got this shot, using the timer on her camera…
I also had a fun time yesterday putting together a LO for Shimelle’s first prompt…to use metal! Within my stash I must have a zillion brads, a billion eyelets & quite an assortment of bookplates, charms, clips, turns & bottle tops! So I sorted out some charms that I’d had for eons…very shiny silver but flat & boring…got out my Tim Holtz texturizing hammer (you see Karen, I knew I’d use it one day!!) & bashed away happily…very therapeutic!! Here is what I put together…
I used a sketch that I saved to my favourites yonks ago, but have no recollection of where it was from!! The photo is of Karen, Hilary & myself at one of the Crafty Stash crops in Tempsford last Summer. I loved that, apart from one sheet of Kraft cardstock, everything else, paper wise, came out of my scraps box!
Right!…I’m off to sort out the photo’s I need for tomorrows crop…then maybe I can do a bit of work on Shimelle’s second prompt!!
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend….& for all you UK Mums…Happy Mothers Day for Sunday!!
Thanks for dropping by!