Sunday, 27 June 2010

Blackbird Digistamp set

This is just a quick post. I've created a digistamp set and would like to share a card I made from it. The set is called Blackbird Song.

The set will be available to buy real soon.

: ) Estazia

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Crafter's Digital Art Center

I recently joined a group called the Crafter's Digital Art Center (I recommend a visit) which is a great resource for digital crafters. The site is new and at the moment they are running a kick off challenge using digistamps. Many of the sites members are giving away digistamps for you to use in the challenge (see here). There are 42 freebies at present. Now if you haven't used digistamps before I heartily recommend them. They are versatile, look brilliant and save so much storage. They are usually a fraction of the cost of normal stamps and you can usually get them straight away as you download them. The website has some great resources including tutorials on how to use and what you can do with digistamps which includes using embossing powders with them.
Here are two cards I made using stamps given away in this freebie challenge.

This card uses a stamp by Bugaboo Digital Stamps.

This beautiful vintage stamp is from Sugar Creek Hollow.

: ) Estazia

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Woah! Computer failures.

Well I think I am finally able to get back on to blogger after multiple computer failures. That is first my laptop hard drive crashed with the loss of all data, luckily I had backed up most of it. I managed to restore what I wanted onto a new hard drive and I counted myself lucky and looked on the bright side: my laptop was now clutter free and organised. Yay!
Not two days later and my desktop computer crashes when a sound card throws a wobbly. Now I have managed to retrieve most of what I need from that and thank goodness that includes all the photographs I had on it. Lessons to be learned from all this is that I now have three (count them) yes, three external drives that are busily backing up my data.
Paranoid? My family's history is on my computers in the form of photos, scrapbook layouts and recipes. Not to mention all the day to day business stuff like statements, receipts and emails.
In short I was devastated when I thought everything was gone. After all what were the chances of two computers going down at the same time? Well pretty good actually especially if you get a virus (not the case in this instance).
So make sure you have good up to date virus protection and take the time to backup, backup, BACKUP!