All I can really do is STAMP. When it comes to taking good pictures, I have taught myself and improved a LOT. Good old Picasa III. BUT, when it comes to downloading or uploading or whatever the process is, I am one lame dame. Please take note - the new catalog has finally appeared on my blog. It only took me 3 months!! How pathetic is that??? I ask you!!?? I still remember the first time I blogged without my niece looking over my shoulder, it was like a trip through the land of very large rodents for me......here I am blogging all by myself. HOWEVER, the whole schedule this to go up at some time tomorrow- it ain't happenin'. I will save it as a draft and get up at that magical hour of 5:00 am and make sure the darn thing goes up when and where it's supposed to this time!! Anyway.....this card is a vintage creation, so lots of tearing and sponging and dirtying things up....I used the stamp set "Peaceful Season" from the new mini....mostly because it's the only one I HAVE so far since my order is due Thursday, (another wonderful example of impeccable timing on my part....)and I used the Big Shot, wallpaper ef, oval dies, 1/2" circle for the scallops, the music wheel, markers, the stamp set Tiny Tags and the Tiny Tag punch, Vintage Brads, white gel pen, Black Stazon ink - a versarmarker and clear powder and heat tool so I could emboss the holly and then roll stamp on over it and sponge on over it....black satin ribbon, eyelet border punch, rhinestone bling, sponges and crumb cake ink for aging.....and I think that about does it!! Do you know how to do the emboss resist technique? You stamp and color just the way you want your main image, (the holly in this case) I drew some on top with a black marker for definition, and then I colored over the holly with a versamarker and then sprinkled clear powder on, embossed, and there you have it - emboss resist because now you can let an elephant stand on top of it or let you dog chew on it...(okay, well maybe not the dog thing) but that embossing is a mask and you can stamp on top now!! Have fun with this technique - I sure do!! And Happy Tuesday everyone, and when you see things like current catalogs on my blog, and new posts, and even posts that appear when they are supposed to, don't take them for granted!!! This little pea brain is working overtime to make all this happen just for you!! Until next time, share some technology with someone over 50 - they will LOVE you for it!! Blessings on ya!!