i was hoping to wake up to snow today...but no. just rain. freezy cold rain SUCKS!!! snow is so much better!
so yesterday was tech fail day for me :P my camera is broke...just broke. it has been having trouble for a few weeks but i thought i had discovered a work around. however, yesterday it completely refused to cooperate. it cannot detect the batteries. i tried messing with the connectors and it is still not working. after a little research on the interweb it appears to be pretty common with the canon powershot cameras. it is only a few years old and hubby insists it should not be time to get a new camera already...which unfortunately does not make the camera magically spring back to life. so now what to do? there is NO line item called camera in our budget so that sucks. but i need one. so do i go out and get the cheapest i can get so i can still take pics or do i step into the world of DSLR and get a really good camera like i have been wanting since my brother got his and began taunting me with stunning pics...?
so what else happened? well within 5 minutes of the camera breathing it's last breathe my laptop became unable to connect to the internet for no apparent reason and my cell phone died and was not reviving or charging when i plugged it in. i am like an electronics death trap. i suck the life right out of anything that runs on a battery. it has baffled my brilliant electrical engineer father since childhood and my extremely tech savvy engineer hubby for our entire marriage. i kill watches, cell phones, cordless phones, cameras, everything. my cell phone will quit working and hubby has to switch out my battery with his. then my phone works again and my battery works just fine in his phone. after a few months we have to do it again. my dad once bought me a watch for christmas when i was a teen. i would wear it for awhile and it would quit working. i would give it to him (i was at a boarding school) to take home and repair and after a day or two away from me it would start working again. we did this cycle a dozen times and then just gave up.
i rebooted my laptop and got the internet working again and finally got my phone to charge but no luck with the camera. dslr - leaning towards the nikon d3100. cheapy point n shoot - i don't know yet. i tried taking pics with my phone but then when i hooked it up to my laptop and pezza's there was something wrong with the drivers and i couldn't get the pics onto the computer. next i tried pics with my video camera - wow did those turn out BAD!!!! finally i sat down with my phone and emailed the pics as attachments to myself so i have something to show you today!!! i am thinking the phone camera is probably about as good as a cheapy point n shoot anyway :P
my project today stems from the challenge on Art Journal Cafe - it is a color challenge from Design Seeds:
so pretty i couldn't resist!
my page also comes with a fun announcement - i have been chosen to be on the design team for a long time friend, Della, at I Brake For Stamps!!!! i have loved and used her stamps for years and they are right up my mixed media alley!
after i wet my page and added swaths of Twinkling H2Os and some saran wrap stamped Silver Silks to the background i was ready for some stamping. i used several different stamps from the Floral and Leaves Plate. want to order these and more fab stamps for your collection? Use the code SAVE10MARTI and you will get 10% off of your order!
the page is for pezza - i posted awhile back about my battle with depression and about trying to get off the meds i had been on because i was tired of feeling nothing. the road has been quite rough but i think it is finally leveling out and i am enjoying pezza so much more! i continue to be amazed at the problems that are disappearing too - healthwise. unbelievable!