Saturday, October 26, 2013

Look What I Found!

     Well, the actual relocation part of my moving is done and I'm happily in my new home in my new city.  Now, if only I could just snap my fingers and have all the boxes unpacked, the crafting room all organized, and the fur-babies all adjusted to the new digs.  Ah, well -- good to have something to keep me occupied.

     I thought I had planned everything so well, bringing certain of the crafting supplies with me instead of putting them on the moving van.   Somehow I overlooked a few rather important things not the least of which is the cable which connects my camera to the computer so that photos can be uploaded into the hard drive for editing and saving.  It seems that little cable got packed into one of the million boxes still in need of unpacking.  Without that, no matter how many cards I make, nothing will get edited or posted to the blog.  :-(

     However, counting all my blessings, guess what I found already in my hard drive just waiting to be posted?  So, here's my first post from the new home.  :-D


     The image is "Gertie Goose - Fall" from Imagine That !!, given to everyone who played in the progressive challenge last month.  I'm barely getting it in before the end of this month and I'm so grateful I had it photographed before last weekend.  Now I won't miss the challenge over there.

     Everything on the card came from left over scraps, including the trim and the papers.  Both the image and the mat were cut with dies from Spellbinders, and the bow is one of those I make up by the dozens.  I did the sentiment with a computer font.

     Oh, just to finish the story -- having no idea which box is holding the elusive camera cable, I was smart enough to get online and do a search for a store that had another one.  I found it quickly (although in a state halfway across the country), ordered it, and it should be delivered early next week.  Thank goodness for that.  Now I can take time away from unpacking to create a few things, knowing that I can post them within a very short time.

     Challenges:
4 Krafty Girlz -- Anything goes
Brown Sugar -- Autumn
CraftyHands -- Anything goes
Inkspirational -- Photo inspiration (colors)
Outlawz PAM -- Anything goes
Sister Act -- Anything goes

     It's been a long day already and I'm so ready for a nap.  I woke up at 3:30 this morning, started unpacking boxes and finally ate "lunch" about an hour ago.  So, this short post will have to do as my first in almost two weeks.  I promise more posts as this week goes by.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

23 comments:

jimlynn said...

Good to see you back and know that you're getting settled in! You'll probably find that cable for the camera on the day before you receive the new one!!!
CUTE card! That image is so adorable and you've given it a perfect design!
Lynn

Sandie said...

Ah,what a gorgeous looking goose...a fabulous card.

Thank you for playing along in our very first challenge over at CraftyHands...x

M said...

I love the paper-piecing on the dress and cap. Lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,really love the image and fab colours.xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Connie, glad you made your moved without any glitches except that darn cord. I'm sure you'll find it very soon and then you'll have two. Super cute card for your first one posted in your new home. I really like that die and your brown bow is a sweet touch. Outstanding sentiment and seems appropriate for a lady who is now closer to her family. Enjoy your new home.

sandie said...

gosh moving is stressful! But your card is such fun-I love the green border. Thanks for joining us at Ink

kReN said...

NC, Congrats on your new home! I enjoyed your story and have to admit I have LOTS of duplicates for items I can't find. Like my Tombow tape runner case so I can use all those refills I bought.....

Enjoy that unpacking!
kReN
http://afourthlife.blogspot.com

Benzi said...

That's a cute Gertie.....she seems to be someone coming to your new home to welcome you with a pie.

So glad a big chunk of your move is over and you'll soon be settled in your new home. So happy you can be close to your family.

Crafty said...

pretty card, love the colors and lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Girls Challenges. Abbie xx

Linda Simpson said...

Hello my dear friend, so happy to hear that you are now in your new home and that everything went well (apart from the camera lead). This is gorgeous and love the colours. Good luck in the challenges.

My new kitty is settling in well and I am so in love!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Leslie Germain said...

Adorable - love that goose!

Judith Culham Elsdon said...

brilliant project- thank you for entering the Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck x

Berni Cuttino said...

NC, as much as we try to be organize during a major move, we always put what we need in the box, as opposite with us. Glad you are settling in and this goose is so adorable, fabulous layout and colors.
Hugs my friend.

Davi said...

Such a cute card NC, love her dress! Glad to hear you are all moved, that unpacking and arranging and rearranging is a crazy affair :)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Welcome back NanaC! Glad to hear you've arrived safe & sound & that you are getting there! Hope the cable arrives quickly for you & we can see lots more of your creations!
Hugs
Dawn

Teresa Arsenault said...

NanaConnie, you are an indomitable force. Congratulations to you on your move and your smarts in ordering a new cable rather than frantically searching through upteen boxes to find the old one. Admittedly, I would have done the latter and had myself all in a dither over it. Sometimes saving a few bucks is not worth the effort it takes to do so. That is a concept that often eludes me, blame it on my Scottish roots. ;)

Your card is sweet. I would love to know how you do up those sweet little bows, as you said, a dozen at a time. Perhaps you will give us a tutorial one of these days.

Blessings on your day, dearest. :)

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Sweetie! This card is so darling, and your coloring choices look fabulous! I have missed you, Connie.

So glad you are safely in your new abode, and am looking forward to hear about your adventures in unpacking LOL

for your housewarming gift, I'm making a new blog header for you! It might be fun to put it up for the new year because I'm including Mischief, Fun and Create all in a darling kitty header! Hope you like it.

huggers, de

Deedee Anderson said...

I'm so glad that you are finally getting settled in, NC -- moves can be so hard on a body, not to mention a mind -- LOL! Gertie Goose is adorable, and I really like how you framed her up. The bits of bright color and that lovely lace and bow are so pretty against the white card!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Fun that the 1st card you have posted from your new home is a thankful card ;o) I hope that you unpacking goes well and that your little fur babies adapt quickly!!!

*Vicki* said...

Welcome to your new home my friend!! :) Hope your packing goes well and you can start enjoying making memories in your new place!

Your card is so adorable! You couldn't have picked better colors and patterns for this!! Love it! HUGS

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh NanaConnie, this is the cutest! Love how you framed and paper pieced the image.

Beccalite said...

What a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with our very first challenge at CraftyHands Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xx (CraftyHands DT)

Meighan Wheller said...

A fabulous fun card. Love how you used the colours from the inspirational picture. Love the image! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational. Meighan DT