Okay, so why did I think that just because I now can efficiently download blog awards...that I would know what to bloomin DO with a BLACKBERRY??? The unadulterated success, the heady feel of meeting the challenge of actually downloading my FIRST, and now.... check it out....SECOND blog award.... Yes, there are TWO now.....my head got bigger then it should have.....and I went phone shopping around that same time. NOT a GOOD COMBINATION!! My kids, specifically Bethany and Michael and their spouses, Brian and Jenna had been telling us we needed to get blackberries so we could all instant msg eachother. Okay- more on this later while I quick tell you how I made the above card....which was made with SU's new set called ELEMENTS OF STYLE which they gave us at Leadership when we thought we had opened all of our presents...YIPPEE I love this set and all THREE cards in this post were made with it.....Anyway,,,I stamped the image in black stazon ink on white cardstock and then I used markers to layer and blend color. Then after it was all colored the way I wanted it, I covered all of the coloring with a versamarker. Then I put clear powder on top and clear embossed. Next I took stampin' sponges and smeared the bashful blue on top - VOILA!! That's all she wrote. Okay - back to the story at hand. When I went to Leadership my friend Tinabeana took my phone charger home.....I texted her from the airport as my phone was taking it's last breath...."Did you by any chance take my charger home with you???" To which she replied, "I don't think so honey...." Famous last
words.....She did. So when I got home I thought about the fact that my phone was old, and it was cool when I got it new, but lately I had not felt so cool with it. So what would make me cool??? Listen to my kids and spring for a blackberry.... YES- that would make me COOL again. So Keith and I were off to the Verizon store....shopping for blackberries which is a lot like giving a child a computer and actually they would probably have a lot better idea what to do with it then Keith and I did!! I have to say, I was a pretty fast texter on my old phone. NOW, it takes me 20 minutes to find out where to even send a text and 20 more to pull up the right person!! This card to the left, made with the same great new stamp set only done in black and white....and cut out and raised up...with a red ribbon to punch it UP!! Okay,,,so after acting like we knew what we were talking about sort of, we purchased Storm 2 blackberries. Buy one get one free. Now is the time. Only after 2 weeks now, I am only texting at about 5 words per hour. I have to study it for four hours everytime I want to send a text to someonew new.....I know how to TALK on the phone but i have no idea how to use the speaker phone,,,which kept turning itself on and off tonite as I was talking to a friend. ugh. so frustrating!!! Okay, so the first or second night or both that we had them......yes.....oh my.....we were going to instant msg our kids.... 6 way....we could all talk to eachother....wow.....The other night my daughter Bethany texted me to say, " R u watching American Idol?" and I sweetly replied, "This is how lobng it took me to figureouwhy my ozkochewas buzzong" Oh yes, makes sense to me......My son says "Goodnight, Love you" and I reply, "Goodboggy, love you too." These are actual conversations we had on our blackberries.....It is so doggone frustrating......and I just YEARN to have my old trusty uncool phone back.
I'm thinkin like maybe I could carry the blackberry around so everyone THINKS I am cool....but when I want to make an actual phone call, or send an actual text, I could use my own phone if Tina ever sends my charger back......that would be cool - or at least the appearance of cool....hmmmmm........gotta think on that one. Cool is not all it's cracked up to be. Do you like this 3rd card to my left?? Do you think I love this new stamp set which will be available in May?? Well.....I am thinking that I really am cool.....after all, I downloaded not one but TWO blog awards and got them in the right place.....so hey.....that's cool enough maybe, eh??? Thank God for the blackberry 30 day money back guarantee.....I am hanging in to see if I need to take Verizon up on that one or not.....maybe blog awards are as cool as it's gonna get for me for a while....oh well, until then, It's time for me to go to bed....Until next time.....Goodboggy everyone!!