For those that follow me on Instagram and Facebook y'all are well aware that I had MASSIVE tech problems this week. The hard drive on my laptop crashed - and as someone who blogs/posts videos/uses a computer 24/7 as my full time job and only source of income for me and 4 kids - it's been extremely stressful. Chris was successfully (we think - we won't know for sure until we test it) able to extract my files and footage off the laptop, and the next step is he's going to try to replace the hard drive and get me back on my feet. Of course it's a part that needs to be ordered, and we don't KNOW yet if it will work. However he's a tech expert so it's in the best hands possible - if Chris can't fix my laptop it means it's totally friend and unfixable (and means I'll have to get a new one which I am REALLY hoping doesn't happen. They're incredibly expensive but when it's one of the most important tools in order to do your job it's a 100% necessity).
In the meantime I've spent countless hours updating my old iMac (and haemorrhaging money into purchasing external hard drives and extra SD cards and other things to get my old iMac into usable shape) and today's post is my first attempt at getting a video edited and uploaded from it again! It's taken me a good three times longer than it usually does - but SOMETHING is better than nothing!
To top it all off my munchkins have come down with fevers and one with an ear infection and I've been juggling extra on the mom front (when it rains it pours!).
ANYWHO - that's the big, crazy, stressful life update - but the positive is #1 my littles are feeling better (they're bickering as I type this - always a sign of them feeling better as they have the energy to fight over random inconsequential things)... and #2 I was able to get this video and photos edited and uploaded after innumerable trial and error!!
This also helped cheer me up through all the craziness ;). I pulled out the Doodlebug So Punny collection and Simon Says Stamp's Foodie Friends stamp set and made 2 "soda-pop-themed" cards!! In case you weren't aware - Simon collaborated with Doodlebug to create this coordinating Foodie Friends set (and there's the Breakfast Buddies set too!) to complement the So Punny line. Of course me being an obsessed hoarder of all things Doodlebug this is all right up my alley LOL!
I stamped the pop bottle and pop can images from the SSS Foodie Friends stamp set onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb card stock with SSS Intense Black ink and coloured them in with Copic markers before die cutting them with the coordinating wafer dies.
I used the newer Repeating Circles Wafer Die to "frame" the images, and sponged Gathered Twigs Distress Ink onto it. I then used the "falling snow" stamp from the SSS Falling Backgrounds set and stamped it upside down to make it look like carbonation bubbles! ;)
I did something very similar for the second card and just used Simon's Nested Circle dies for my background.
I finished off the insides of my cards with the "falling snow" stamp again and adhered the Doodlebug images to the insides and that was it!
To see how these cards came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <------click!
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