Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Ho Ho Ho with Create A Smile Stamps and a Catastrophe Happened Last Night

Hello! Something funny happened last night. I accidentally deleted my whole Photobucket account. Do you know what this means? It means that every single photo on my blog disappeared never to be seen again. It was irreversible. I Googled it, I searched the site, and everything I found said you cannot get back files deleted from your Photobucket account. I won't go into detail about how I managed to do this, but never ever click "select all" and then "delete", even if you think you are only deleting the six photos on the page. :) I was sick, but only for a little while. I soon accepted what I had done, and  the fact that I would have to slowly upload all of my pictures back onto Photobucket  one by one, and add them back to my blog post. Soooooo, I started last night and got my header added, my design team logos, social media icons, my last blog post, and this one. I will slowly be adding all of my photos back, but it's going to take some time. And people, do you know what? I was caught up! I was finally caught up on my design team work and my guest spots for the next month. I amazingly had some free time, time to piddle for a minute. I was going to make a shaker card, clean out some closets, make an ornament.... but life had other plans for me! haha! Isn't it funny that way. 

So on a happier note, I have another Christmas card to share with you created with the fun new Snow Dance kit from Create A Smile stamps  I have had so much fun with this kit!




I had to use that adorable little Santa again! I colored him and his sled with Copic markers. The sled and the presents are actually separate stamps, but I wanted a sleigh full of presents, so I stamped the presents on top of the sleigh. I created a little backdrop for them using a  a stitched circle die sponged with a bit of blue dye ink. I then cut a snowy hill, and adhered Santa and the sleigh with foam tape.




I used some of the patterned paper that came in the kit for the background. I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die, then cut that in half and glued it down to my white card base. I added the stitched white border, stamped the Ho Ho Ho, and added some of the little acrylic stickers that came in the kit. I then added the circle scene with some foam tape, a snowflake cut from the snowflake die and a few of the clear sequins. 


Here is a link to the Create A Smile Kits if you want to check out this adorable kit! 

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you all have a great week!

Hugs,

Kay :)

44 comments:

  1. Oh Kay, I'm so sorry about all your photos going missing. That is just crazy. Such a bummer but it's awesome to see such a positive attitude.

    Your card is adorable. That Santa is too cute. Best of luck as you work to get your photos back.

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  2. oh no I am so sorry you had to do that. no fun..

    Your card is ADORABLE.. that little santa just makes me smile.

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  3. Oh no! What a huge ****. I'm so, so sorry for you and cross my fingers that you'll get your photos up and sorted as quickly as possible so that you can forget about this mishap soon. Today's card, however, is beautiful as always!

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  4. Oh Kay! What a huge bummer and headache for you. I'm so sorry this happened. But your attitude about it is so positive. It's not something you can change, so being positive is much more bearable than being super grumpy about it. Thanks for being a good example on how to handle life's mishaps. Good luck with the re-uploading! Now as for today's card...adorable! I simply adore your scenes. They are so bright and cheery and this Santa scene absolutely delights and brings a smile to my face. Thank you! Big hugs to you!!

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  5. Oh my God! I'd start crying. I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm glad you can reload them even though it will take your time. Keep moving forward. Your little Santa card is adorable! Your coloring is fantastic.

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  6. OMG, Kay!! I did the exact same thing a week ago! I was SICK for about 12 hours and then, like you, accepted it and moved on. I did what I had to do right then and I'll work on replacing photos as I get time. Arrrgggghhhh!

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  7. Oh Dear! I am so sorry for your mishap! so sorry for all that lost fabulous inspiration!! :(
    I love this card, and I hope you can get everything back to normal again soon!

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  8. Oh wow! That's awful! I had to go check my Pinterest board and see if all the cards I've pinned from your blog were still there. They were. : ) Your card today is so sweet. I really like the way you used the arrow enamel dots. Those have stumped me for quite some time!! :) ~ Tricia

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  9. Oh, Kay. That so sucks for you. So very happy they all exist elsewhere.
    Your card is so happy and energetic! Love it!

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  10. As you know I feel so bad this happend to you and like you said what's done is done,free time made me smile!
    Love this darling card with the soft blending and red and white stripes !
    I guess the closet will have to just wait !

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  11. O, no!!! That's NOT funny! I once had it with Picasa from Google...just a few, when I found out, that they also dissapeared from my blog...just in time, but I no the feeling!
    Your card is as always beautiful and so cute!

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  12. NO! Tell me it isn't so! I remember how I felt when I found out google had deleted my You Tube channel...they had changed how they did things and months after deleting a gmail email address, they deleted my channel! I tried for days to get it back, going through their system but since I wasn't a paying You Tube customer, they just kept sending me on a run around. oh nightmare! SMH! SO SORRY! I know what you mean about time too! *sigh* sigh sigh sigh sigh!!! I can feel the panic you were feeling. It's numbing! With Wordpress there is a media file with all the photos. Do you have that with blogger? Darling card Kay! The little red man is so cute!
    :D

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  13. Your card is just darling, as always! My utmost sympathy goes out to you for your photos. What a horror that would have been, and still is as now you have to re-create everything!

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  14. So sorry to hear about your pictures! Adorable card! I wish the kit was still in stock. Would love to order it! Hang in there!

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  15. Oh, just reading about your missing pictures made me ill. It reminded me of when all my recipes disappeared from my computer. I'm so sorry you have to do all that work. At least all the pics are of beautiful cards and you'll get to enjoy them again. Today's card is no exception--very cute!

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    1. Eeek!! That's awful!! I would have been soo frustrated. This card though is stunning!! Love the colors and it's Oh S adorable Kay!!

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  16. Kay you inspire in so many ways ... I would still be hugging the Tidy Bowl man! Not you ... you carry on, with panache, HO, HO, HO, and keep on creating ... in a very adorable way, I may add... LOve this Santa and your attitude!
    =]

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  17. Love this card! So sorry about you losing all your photos :(

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  18. Kay, this is so adorable! What you produce out of your craft room is truly amazing! And I'm so sorry to hear that your lost all your photos. It makes me ill thinking of losing me too. :(

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  19. Oh my God, so sorry to hear that happened!!!!!!! I can only imagine how much work it will take :( May some amazing things come your way to make up for it <3 <3 Love your card!

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  20. I'm new to your blog but so sorry about your photos. I have a question. I went to the create a smile website and couldn't figure out how to order. Is kit in stock and how much is it in American money? Thanks for your help

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  21. Oh NO, Kay, I am so sorry!!! Makes me feel a tinier bit better about my own current catastrophe, I sat down today to create with my brand new RC Jolly Holiday set, something I've so been looking forward to using, and the Santa stamp is nowhere to be found. I had taken him off the backer yesterday to see what he would look like on a card, and now he's gone. I completely pulled apart my whole craft area to search for him, twice! I could cry. But he is replaceable of course, it's just that I wanted to work with this set today :( Like you said, sometimes life has other plans for us, sigh...

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  22. Santa's face looks pretty perplexed over your situation too. "Ho Ho Ho" indeed (LOL) Your beautiful creations have been an inspiration, so I hope you manage to get everything uploaded and back to normal soon. Today's post is a wonderful way to get the ball rolling - it's a gorgeous card!

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  23. So sorry about your picture loss : ( Cute card!

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  24. That's horrible; I had wondered what had happened and if you knew about it. I was on here late last night to show my husband something you had made and They. Were. All. Gone. So sorry for you and all this work...ugh.

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  25. So sorry to hear about your catastrophe Kay!! My goodness, blogging and keeping up with everything is difficult enough without losing every photograph . . . I would have cried, I don't know how you could laugh it off! Hope you get it back to rights soon! Have a good evening! Hazel xx

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  26. You poor thing. I want to cry for you. I stopped by your blog last night and wondered what was going on. You are prolific so I can imagine this is a ton of work. Your card is darling! Sending big virtual hugs!!! XOXO

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  27. I am so sorry, Kay!! I have been through similar experiences with photos getting deleted and it is never fun! Your card is super cute though! I love that little Santa with his sleigh of gifts..adorable!!

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  28. Oh the things we do to get out of cleaning a closet! Honestly, I'd be slitting some wrists and shredding things. But you handled it with calm and grace, and taught us all how to behave following catastrophe. Thank you. Btw, the card is adorable! Your soft blends and beautiful coloring always inspires! Bless you!

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  29. Oh my word! I can't believe how calmly you sound! At least you still have the photos to upload, but man, all the work to get them back.

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  30. Such a sweet little scene Kay and I love those colours together - my all time fave colour combo which you do to perfection. I am so sorry to hear about the photo hassle - oh my goodness can only imagine you felt sick you poor love. And just when you had a snippet of free time to do something you wanted. I hope it all gets sorted again over time. Take care!

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  31. This card is adorable and so are you! The little Santa looks just like he's saying, "OMG! What the heck happened!". But the card is so cute it really makes me smile :D Big Hugs!!

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  32. Oh, ouch! What a disaster. I am glad you still have the photos saved elsewhere!

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  33. Hi Kay, first off your card is super cute. I always love how you ink up your backgrounds!

    I actually visited your blog last night and saw the photobucket message in place of the pictures. I went to your comments and saw other people had posted comments so I figured there was something wonky with my IPAD. So sorry this happened and your pictures have been deleted! Take your time getting them back, you have lots more creativity ahead of you so we will appreciate whatever you have to share!!

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  34. Holy smokes I think I might have crawled in a hole and pulled the hole in after me LOL!! You've handled it well Kay. I tried to leave you a comment last night, but the photos weren't there. Thought it wagon my end LOL! Your card is adorable, love the red and soft aqua (my fave color combo) and that CUTE little Santa!

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  35. Oh, I'm so sorry ... I mistakenly reformatted my external hard drive, with every single digital kit and tool I had created when I was designing. Poof - in seconds 3 years of work was gone. So you have my sympathies! Best of luck.

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  36. No way!!! Oh my gosh, Kay, I feel so badly for you! Especially after getting caught up on so many things! I hope you will be able to restore everything manually, and that it will go quicly...no fun!!!

    I really LOVE this charming card! Your details are always so perfect....fabulous striped papers, gorgeous background, charming scene, and I love how you placed the stickers like arrows leading to the sentiment! Sending HUGS your way!

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  37. I check out your blog everyday and when I saw no photos I worked on my pc for an hour thought something was wrong with mine,lol,glad you got them back up,love your amazing work

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  38. I check out your blog everyday and when I saw no photos I worked on my pc for an hour thought something was wrong with mine,lol,glad you got them back up,love your amazing work

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  39. What a bummer you lost all your photo's! Thank you so much for going to all the work of putting them back, as so many of us love looking at your cards!

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  40. Oh no ... sorry to hear that!! Technology is fun ... but it can be very annoying and hard too!
    But ... your card ... wow...what a beauty! Love the little scene, your color combo, the design, ... love everything about this card!!

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  41. Yikes! I think the expression on your Santa's face likely mirrors the one you wore when you discovered the major tech glitch! Feeling for you..I can't handle when I lose a single document, let alone as much as you did. I'd be in a corner, weeping or, more than likely, cussing up a storm! Your card: simply fantastic! Every detail: love, love and love!
    Hugs~c

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  42. First off, your card is adorable! That little Santa is too cute.

    And I am so sorry to hear about what happened! There's nothing worse when you're the one responsible and you can't even blame someone/something else. Don't you just wish life had a CTRl + Z button for everything lol?!

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  43. Oh Kay I am so sorry about the photos! I loved seeing all the supportive comments from this wonderful crafty community we are all a part of. We share our joys and our mishaps too! Here's to enjoying re- looking at all of the beautiful cards that have led you to the place you are in your card- making today....I am reminded of George Bailey seeing his very WONDERFUL life through the angel Clarence's eyes as we approach the holidays. Know that your cards and ornaments add beauty to my life each time you post! Thanks for sharing your beautiful heART with me and everyone that reads your blog! Hugs - Jill

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