here's how I got started...

here's how I got started...
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Thursday, September 6, 2012

the dog ate my blog posts...

oh wait...

we don't have a dog anymore...

yikes...

so sorry to be AWOL...
I've got a million excuses...

my new stamps for CHA in January are designed...
and checked off the TO*DO list...
yippee! now they just need tweaking...

new Blossom Bucket trinkets for January 
are designed...

new art parts are coming along nicely...
50% done...

new stencils too...
50% done... 

working on class kits...

I squeezed in an extra
 ART JOURNAL class for 
Saturday November 3 
@ The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington, Illinois...
I'll be there THIS Saturday too ...
YIPPEE!

I've been working with
another company...
that too is moving along & I'm very excited...
not sure how soon I'll tell you about that...
but I think in the next month or so...
designing the label is next...

I spoke with THE QUEEN &
we added a second Ranger technique class for 
The Queen's Ink in Savage, Md...
the first class sold out & the waiting list was long...
so we added another all day Ranger class on 
Thursday October 11th...
 that weekend will be 4 FULL days of classes...
LOVE IT!

that's the good stuff...

then there's THE ANNOYING stuff...

I'm participating in STAMPtember with my friends @ 
Simon Says Stamp, 
because I ADORE them all...

they asked for a video...
you know what a tech genius I am...

NOT...
so...

after 8 re-do...s...
the phone rang once...
I sneezed 3 times in a row...
Ranger the cat wanted me to hold him...
when I didn't he jumped right up on the craft sheet...

I thought he got the HINT when I put him down...
NOT SO...
his next attempt was trying to crawl up my legs...

the doorbell rang & friends walked in...

so that explains 8 takes...
and an all day video adventure...
but amazingly I got it done...
and it's not TOO terribly bad...
NOT perfect...
but not bad...

here comes the annoying part...

an hour with the geniuses @ APPLE...
that went very well...
APPLE CARE is AWESOME!

then for a solid day I tried multiple times
to upload it to You-Tube...

I thought it was me...
and my lack of tech skills...

talked to the tech geniuses @ Simon Says...
several times...
thought it was figured out...

NOT SO...

then I got sent to the BIG  guns
the "IT GUY" Al...

after another 90 minutes, 
he determined that the problem is our internet...

once again HUGHESNET SUCKS...
DO NOT GET HUGHESNET...
TRUST ME...
anyway...

after multiple attempts,
 we're on to another IT conference with Al today & 
HOPEFULLY plan D will work...

so you can see why I NEEDED this,
for medicinal purposes...
and believe me...
there wasn't a drop left!


PLEASE...
cross your fingers that plan D works...

if it does, I'll be back on Saturday to celebrate




with a video...
and a NEW technique...
in the meantime...

I hope YOU can...

make art!
wendy





29 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Sorry, had to lol... the way you tell it is funny, the reality probs isn't tho! Love how Ranger needed you, they have a way of being persistant don't they? And a new product? oooh, I am excited now... can't wait to find out! Have another Mojito, things are always so much better after a couple lol x

Eileen Bellomo said...

At least you have a genius or two to help you. Technology is great, until it's not, LOL.
Looking forward to your new stuff and big announcement!

Ann said...

Glad things got solved *and* that you had some good medicine to make it all better! Looking forward to Saturday's class!

Renee said...

Wow, was wondering what you were up to. What a nightmare (oops) meant adventure :0 Your medicine is my favorite! Hope the rest of the week is better.

Disco Queen said...

Fingers crossed for Plan D. I really appreciate alll the effort you make for us bloggers. You are a super star.

Mallrat said...

Good luck with the tech guy ! I can't wait to see the video .. glad my cat is not the only one who has to be on my work space, I sometimes think the craft mat is a cat magnet :) Up, down, up, down .. LOL Have a great day Wendy

Erin Glee said...

Thanks for the morning chuckle (not because of the tough times, but how you tell it!)and for persisting when the magic of computors was all but lost.

So excited about the new company and new designs you are working on!

kath said...

can't wait to see the video Wendy and will be remembering all the hiccups you had to endure before it was done...hugs kath xxx

Dorothy said...

Sorry Wendy! It all sounds so frustrating!
Gonna check out the video now!! Thanks!

Dorothy said...

I need to learn to read...I thought the video was done already. guess I can wait.

Barbara said...

I know this can be so frustrating but the way you tell it gave me a chuckle! I'm a total computer "illiterate" and any thing out of the ordinary gets me going! Thanks for sharing and I hope it all works out! I've been watching Stamptember and hope to see your creation! I know it will be fabulous!

kate blue said...

OMG-I now feel like I don't know a dang thing about multitasking-you had me cracking up... I am sooo upset that I couldn't get in to your class at Queen's Ink; we just had one car in shop and a busted a/c unit so...it wasn't in the cards this time {Sigh}...can't wait to hear about the new venture though!!

SusanK said...

See you Saturday in Bloomington! AND on 11/3. Eagerly awaiting all new toys...and now you've got the next set already planned?!?!? Aack!

Helen said...

Oh my, internet problems suck! Hope Plan D works, and I'll catch up with it on Sunday as I won't be near a computer on Saturday. Can't wait, your videos are always great. But teasing us about CHA January - now that is mean, lol!!!

Redanne said...

Oh the trials and tribulations of Wendy V! You have had a time of it, I am exhausted just reading it. Hope all goes well because I am now really looking forward to seeing the video....A x

Stampin'Cat said...

I'm not the only one with a cat named Ranger?! Mine is all black with gold eyes and is a snuggle monster. Hopefully Ranger brought you some luck with your video!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Oh you poor thing! I thought it was just me ... I really hate technology. I hate updating all the time and trying to just keep up with everything. I hope your plan D works out. Have another cocktail on me. lol

Vic said...

Busy, busy! I'm excited (and frustrated) for you! Can't wait to see/hear all about it.

Suzan VonEssen said...

Wendy, you sure are a trooper! Thanks for your preseverance and I hope to see the vid on Saturday. I had Hughesnet (I nicknamed it "pukenet") awhile back... was never sooo happy to see cable come into the neighborhood!!! See you soon.

Dee in N.H. said...

Ha! I can't wait to see the video!

Anita Houston said...

Cheers! Sometimes you just need a drink! Videos are difficult on and of themselves. Can't wait to see it! Still loving the Queen's Ink one and that Wendy song resignated in my head for hours after watching it.

sue said...

That is the way my tech. Skills go too!

Therese said...

LOL...... you are just a crack up, your drink looked like it was so tasty............... Lori will be coming soon, been having the cravings for a good margarita (strong)., so we will be having one soon........ Cannot wait to see your video...... It will be awesome....... Hugs

BethW said...

I got worn out just reading what you've been doing.The Energizer bunny is hanging his head in shame.Can't wait to see your video!

Kim said...

Wendy, you are too funny! I'm right there with you on trying to create videos! I'm sure yours is amazing!! Can't wait to hear more about the new company you're working with and see those new products!!

Wilma said...

You are so funny:-)) Looking forward to your stamptember vide!!!

Heidi said...

Thank you for hanging in there Wendy! We LOOOOVE YOU!!!

Debby said...

Will be making art tomorrow in Bloomington!!!!!!

Wanda H said...

((Hugs)) And I see that the video worked... a great video!!!!