If you haven't been to Janelle's blog - be SURE to get there. I sat down yesterday morning with my first cup of coffee and two hours later was still reading. Besides sharing beautiful cards, Janelle shares her journey with brain cancer. She is doing it with courage, grace, humor and incredible faith. She was diagnosed August 1, just before her daughter's wedding, but instead of feeling sorry for herself - she is sharing her bald spot and her "selfishness" regarding pork sliders and the claustrophic mask she has to wear for treatment. And, each day, she includes scripture that has inspired her.
I found many, many cards that I want to CASE - but I want to do them exactly as they are which have multiple layers. The challenge is to do a One Layer card - so I settled on this card (which I also want to do exactly as is with the ribbon tags) - but for today I was inspired by the black and white with the brilliant splashes of color. Plus this card had the additional advantage of getting one more set out of my over-flowing box-of-stamps-that-will-not-be-put-away-until-they-are-used!
I use my Nestabilities dies as a stencil to draw frames. It was amazing for me when the lightbulb came on and I realized I had a fantastic source of squares and rectangles!!
Now...I want to include some technical blog chatter. (Just skip to the bottom if you only want the card recipe!)
A number of blog readers are saying they suddenly can't comment on some blogs. I've had the problem, so let me share a few things that I found. I haven't completely solved the problem at my end, so if anybody knows more than I do - maybe we can conquer blogger by working together!!
In August, I started getting the warning "Your current account does not have access to view this page" while I was simply trying to comment. These are blogs that I have commented on in the past - so I couldn't figure out what was happening.
I found this entry in the Blogger Help forum. It seems a lot of people started having this problem in August!
Of course, these computer advice articles are always written in a language that I haven't mastered - but I figured out two things:
1) The blogs that can't be commented on have an Embedded Comment Form (vs. a Pop-Up). I double-checked the blogs that I was having problems with and none of them were pop-up. At this point, I did change my blog to a Pop-Up comment window so others didn't have a problem with mine. (In Blogger, go to Settings, Comments and you can select the type of comment form.)
2) When someone cannot comment, their computer is having a problem with "authentication and cookie-filtering". I am definitely already out of my comfort zone - but I do know this is my problem because I also have problems with two on-line stores and I get a "cookie usage" problem. It's just too coincidental that two things have "cookie" in their problem description! (See if you can put things in the cart at All That Scraps and Crop Stop - if you get cookie usage problems - we are in the same boat!)
I did try the remedies selected in the article but it didn't solve things for me. And I have tried the remedies that come up with those online stores (in Internet Explorer, select Tools, Internet Options, Security and change your security level). But...my security level is set at medium, which is the lowest mine will go.
Personally, I didn't research any further. I do most of my blog commenting on my iPad which doesn't have the problem. And I can always order from those stores on my iPad so I have an easy work around.
If anybody has dealt with this - or is inspired by my description to research further - let me know what you find out.
Hope this helps someone!
- Stamps: Stampin' Up Printed Petals, Papertrey Signature Greetings
- Paper: white
- Ink: Stampin' Up markers in Pure Poppy, Daffodil, Limeade, Pacific and Orchid
- Accessories: gems colored with copics, square nestabilities