Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grad Card and Blog Troubles

First of all, I have to apologize for not leaving any comments today...my reading list of blogs I'm following is completely gone. I've had this happen periodically before and I would just refresh and it would return. But it's been down for almost 24 hours now and I'm not sure what to do about it. It doesn't matter what computer I use or if I empty the cache and try again. It is so frustrating. I'm not even two months into blogging, so I don't know if this happens alot, or how to go about getting it back. I am going to have to do some online searching for answers. If anyone knows a solution, I would so appreciate it if you could please let me know.
I made a super-quick easel card today for a little girl who will graduate kindergarten in a few weeks. The background paper is from DCWV's All Dressed Up stack. I cut the fish bowl from animal cart twice: once in plastic and again in white Core Couture. I cut the water layer and then embossed it with the Sizzix swirls folder in my Cuttlebug. The fish is also from Animal Kingdom. I made the hat and threaded some twine for a tassel. You can't tell from this pic, but I used foam tape to attach the water to the back of the bowl and then adhered the clear plastic over the front so the fishie is behind the plastic and it looks like she is swimming in a bowl. The bubble ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. I used an EK Success punch for the base of the easel. Congrats was cut from Simply Sweet.

I am entering the card in Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #12 - Graduation

Hopefully I'll figure out this problem with my reading list and I'll be able to stop by and say hello soon. Have a great evening everyone :)

31 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Lisa,
It is not you, it's blogger. I contacted them and this is what they said:
"Try refreshing the page and they might come back. There is a known issue
with this and Blogger is still working on it. See this page, 4th item
down: http://knownissues.blogspot.com/search/label/outstanding Also, if you click on the Google Reader link toward the bottom of your Dashboard page, under "Tools and Resources" you can still read the updates. You can't make comments there though. I hope this helps."
Mine is now working again so hopefully yours is too:) Try refreshing the page and they might come back. There is a known issue
with this and Blogger is still working on it. See this page, 4th item
down: http://knownissues.blogspot.com/search/label/outstanding Also, if you click on the Google Reader link toward the bottom of your Dashboard page, under "Tools and Resources" you can still read the updates. You can't make comments there though. I hope this helps."

Mine is now working again, so hopefully yours is too. I also live in the Indianapolis area. By chance are you on comcast.net?
Try refreshing the page and they might come back. There is a known issue
with this and Blogger is still working on it. See this page, 4th item
down: http://knownissues.blogspot.com/search/label/outstanding Also, if you click on the Google Reader link toward the bottom of your Dashboard page, under "Tools and Resources" you can still read the updates. You can't make comments there though. I hope this helps."

Mine is now working, hopefully yours is too:)Try refreshing the page and they might come back. There is a known issue
with this and Blogger is still working on it. See this page, 4th item
down: http://knownissues.blogspot.com/search/label/outstanding Also, if you click on the Google Reader link toward the bottom of your Dashboard page, under "Tools and Resources" you can still read the updates. You can't make comments there though. I hope this helps."

Mine is now working,hopefully yours is too:)

Elizabeth said...

Oh Geez, looks like Blogger now has problems with comments. Sorry about the duplicate wording...sigh http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

LorraineB said...

I like your idea of adding the clear plastic for the bowl. So sorry that you are having trouble with your blog. I have never had this happen, but have you tried to subscribe to a blog and see if maybe the rest of your subscriptions return? Just a thought.
Lorraine

Nati Tristan said...

That's sooo stinking cute!

Blue6366 said...

What a great card. I just love that fish cut from Animal Kingdowm. The lucky graduate that receives this card is going to treasure it.

June Houck said...

Lisa, this is so cute! Very fun and creative.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa, adorable card, great idea for a grad card. Sorry about your blog, wish I knew the answer but sorry I don't. :(

Hugs, Lori m

BugBites said...

How do I contact you with details about the blog hop?? Please send me an email address please.

Sharla said...

Very cute card! I'm having issues with my blog reader too, very frustrating. Hope it gets fixed soon.

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really cute, love the little red lips! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

In Love with a Bug said...

I love the embossing on your card. I am having the same issues with blogger. I haven't seen any blogs show up all day today and have tried everything - I guess all we can do is wait it out and hope Google gets it fixed.

Adrian said...

Awesme job! thanks for Celebrating the Occasion!

GiGi said...

THis is adorable! I love the plastic for the bowl and how the fish is wearing a grad cap! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Amy said...

Love, love, LOVE your card!! That fishy is so cute!! I'll bet the clear plastic is GREAT!!

I too have those blogger issues with my dashboard sometimes, but it's always cleared up after a bit -- Hope it fixes itself soon for ya!! :)

Anyway... thanks so much for sharing your talent at Celebrate The Occasion this week!!

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Maquel said...

Super cute! I love the fish and the embossing!! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us this week!

Maquel
http://papermaineiac.blogspot.com

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Love your easel card! That fish is awesome and the ribbon with the bubbles on it is perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

- Rayna
http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Beautiful card, I love the embossed water! Thanks for playing along at CTO

Cindy said...

WOW your card is soo sweet!I love the little fish wearing the cap!To CUTE!! :)

DIANA L. said...

That is adorable.
Thanks for joining us this week at CTO
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

Very nicely done, thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

June Houck said...

I'm back. Lisa, I really appreciate your visits to my blog.
I left a blog award for you today:
http://www.simplyelegantpapercrafts.blogspot.com/

Trish and Treasure said...

Your card inspired my hubby to get some fish for our newly resurrected fish bowl!

scrapn_momof2 said...

Adorable card!

Linda said...

Oh my what a super cute card!!!! Great job!!!!

JLJ Designs said...

Cute card! I love the embossed water. I hope blogger got a clue! I have a challenge going on at The Latte Lounge (http://thestampingboutique.ning.com/group/jljdesigns). I'd love for you to join me.

Happy Crafting!

Jen

Lisa said...

What a fun card...I love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO! :o)

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

K Andrew said...

Lisa, this is adorable girl! omg I love it! sooooo creative!

girlia said...

How cute is this. thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO

CraftyJAR said...

This card is too cute! Thanks for playing along at CTO!
Judy

Anonymous said...

Grad Card are designed so gorgeously!!!
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Maureen Reiss said...

Sooooo super cute!!!

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