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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I THINK I'M CURSED!!! LOL!

Hi, everyone!  I hope everyone is doing well!

I'm so thankful the severe weather passed us over the other evening, but I feel so much for those poor people who were affected by the tornado hitting in Joplin, MA.  They are in my thoughts and prayers, and I'm sure in yours  too!  So many tragedies!

Seems I'm not having the best luck either since I've been back -- but at least I can deal with mine.  I did pick up additional blank screens yesterday and they got ruined  today the same way as the previous ones were.  Called PC back and they're sending me new screens and more inks... we'll see what happens when I get the new inks and screens.  They said it must be a bad batch of ink since I've tried and gotten the same results on so many new screens.  I certainly hope the ink really is the problem.

Anyway, I was all excited about getting started doing some crafting with the new cart I got in the mail:


Well..., you won't see a project today as I'd thought from my using this either because it's got to fi back in the mail to PC!!!  Why?  Because apparently the colors on the cart weren't programmed correctly and no matter which color I'd select everything came out in these 3 colors only:


According to PC, this does occassionally happen with new cartridges...

And to top that off I'm still having Google issues!  Ya think I was just too overexcited to get back and get started on my crafting that something just had to knock me down a few notches?!!!  LOL!  Or, maybe I really am cursed... lol!  It's becoming tooo funny to me to let it frustrate or annoy me at this point.  When I think of all the other things going on -- like in Joplin -- it puts it into perspective just how much worse for me things could be!
Still I'm quite disappointed!  After waiting months to get this cartridge for this to happen is like adding insult to injury...lol!  I'm not giving up though, I'm going to do some crafting even if it's just making more cards -- which I'm really not that good at doing at all!!!  I was really looking forward to having a beautiful card today to share because the images on Teresa's Collins' cart are just beautiful!!!  Call me a glutton for punishment but I won't let none of this get me down!!!  I'm crafting something!!!  LOL!!!

Well,  I'm heading back to the drawing board!  LOL!!!  Oh, and I'll be back around to visit again as soon as Google figures out whatever the problem is I'm still having leaving comments!

Overall, wanted to drop in and say "hi"; let you know I was thinking about you since I can't let you know on your blogs.

Hugs, and I'll be seeing you!

29 comments:

Momma's House said...

WOw lady, when it rains at your house it pours don't it,lol. But you right don't give up,just do something..i was just playing around with a cart i got Life is a Party, just cutting some stuff not for any purpose but just to be doing something. Will be posting pictures of what i cut in a bit.

I am an avid weather channel watcher..had it on since about 5 tonight, man oh man the tornado's are still going strong, one they followed for nearly an hour and it was still on the ground. And was others behind it..i pray that ppl take these things serious and when they say get in your safe place ppl do it..so many lives lost in Joplin, the worse in the history of them keeping records.

girlia said...

I hope the new stuff PC sends work!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Hang in there Audrey!!! We are patiently waiting for another awesome project from you. You have such a great attitude though!!!

We are praying for all those affected by all of the natural disasters happening lately.

Hugs!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh I can't believe you got that cart... I ordered it but haven't gotten it..I am soooo jealous. I ordered it from Terri over at the MB I think her store is called StampAlive.. or something like that.... I want the Black and white cart too... So sorry you are having such a terrible time...-( hoping the ink was the problem, it was very nice they are going to replace the screens and the ink... can't wait to see the project you have gong on... hugs

Cricut Couple said...

Oh Audrey, I would be SCREAMING MAD!!! I have had days like this. I have been fortunate that they weren't provocraft issues, but I have had those days. One morning, I was so excited to get started on an entire day of crafting. First, my computer wouldn't get started and I had things to print for my first project. I dealt with that for about an hour. Then I unwrapped a brand new SU ink pad and was going to ink a couple of cuts. When I went to pop the top open and flip it, the phone rang, made me jump and YEP! I had inked my glasses and the side of my face! Later, I was using the embossing gun and permanently warped a new self healing mat (didn't know it was so sensitive to heat). Then, I had four cards almost done and was adding little bows to each one. I opened my scrappy glue to stick them down. The tip was clogged. I used a pin, and nothing would come out. I used a pin again and I could see a little tiny tip of hardened glue in the very tip. I couldn't pull it free, so I squeezed the bottle a little harder... YEP! The side split out of the bottle and the glue basically exploded all over my almost completely finished cards and ruined them all. I lost the entire day! So... I have been there and I can tell by your post that you are in a much better mood than I was that day. Hee! Hee!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Audrey - wow what a string of odd occurrences! Just think it can ONLY get BETTER!
hugs

Lori Apgar said...

Talk about getting kicked when you are already down!!! Hang in there Audrey! I taught a scrapbooking class at Michaels last night and left my Gypsy at the store. Of course my morning helper is sick and I can't even rescue my Gypsy until afternoon. Man I feel naked. Funny how I have so many ideas now that I can't do anything!!!

Love That Bug said...

Aww sweetie,
You certainly are not having a good week are you? I was so hoping that thinning out the ink would solve your problem, but happy to hear that PC is sending you more supplies.
Another UGH with your cartridge. I would problaby have to refrain from throwing it out the window. Hope you get your replacment soon
Hugs
Stacy

Treva said...

Audrey,
You are too funny! Sorry you're having so many 'side steps' in your quest to craft. When the time comes we will surely be blessed with another one of your awesome creations.

Besthobbyeva said...

Oh Audrey, that is so maddening!! When you get a new fun scrap supply and can't use it!! As my wise grandmother always said, "there is always tomorrow". So here is to a better tomorrow!!

Take care!

Laurie

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So sorry that the screens messed up on you again. Can't wait to see what you create once you get the replacement ones. :)

Jean said...

I hope they get you a new cartridge quick and that the new paint works out for the yudu. Blogger seems to be fixed at the moment, so hopefully that will stay fixed.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Oh no! :-( You aren't having the best luck are you?

So glad to hear your family is safe from the storms though :-)

Glad to hear PC is sending you some new screens and ink :-)

Hope things start to look up (((HUGS))) -Sam

Rhonda Emery said...

hope your day goes better. I was thinking about getting one of those yudu but I think I will change my mine

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Audrey, I was having google issues too and could not enter my blog or anyone else. My husband fixed it finally last night. You can call him and he can explain to you what needs to be done.

lovemypaper said...

"WOW" you had a very busy day,but the waited will be well worth it.

Staying Crafty said...

Oh my gosh! What a royal pain. It is so annoying when things just won't go the way you want them too, isn't it. I hope they get your replacement parts out to you quickly.

jen said...

Hi there! Sorry to hear what's going on...
I do miss seeing your creations. Yes blogger is crazy but I'm only having trouble on some blogs not all. This is when I wish I would have paid for a website...lol
Take care and things will get better.
big hugs,jen

Mary said...

What a shame Audrey! I'm in FL on vacation having fun with 2 of the grandchildren. However we don't get back until Tuesday and my daughter just let me know my replacement Imagine has arrived back home and is calling out to me,lol. Hope you get the Yudu screens and ink issues resolved. In the meantime please make some cards you are good at them even though you don't think so, lol. Hugs, Mary

Ohhh Snap said...

It's been hectic hasn't it? lol Hopefully things will get back on an even keel soon!

Lisa said...

Hey my friend, I feel the same way, so heartbroken for the people there. There has been way to many tragedies lately. I try hard not to complain about things because of that but we still are human and I try to remind myself to remember those that are going through worse. OMG I know what you mean about Google to leave comments, it kept saying Anonymous and it wouldn't post, I finally just went in and did another password and it seems fine now but what an annoying thing. :) Hope everything works out for you with PC Audrey, I know that too is frustrating. Good Luck my friend. Have a wonderful day.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh you must not have your computer up and working... :-( I so miss seeing your comments.. hugs

Rhonda Emery said...

hope your having a great weekend. hugs

Stephanie said...

Oh no Audrey! That sucks! :(

I, too, almost bought the cartridge and have been debating over it- but now that you had to return yours because of the color situation- it's actually making me really nervous to get it... and really more towards- not getting it at all! (Thanks, you help me to save money! ;))..

lol! But is this only with that particular cartridge or ever ONE of them are like that?

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

Hi Audrey! Sorry for your frustrations lately. I've been having that blogger problem too. It is not with all blogs though so I don't know what the specific issue is! Anyway, Jean posted that unchecking the "remember me" box where you sign in might help so I tried and it worked on Beebeebabs' gallery. I'm crossing my fingers it works across the board! HUGS!

Shelley said...

Audrey, if you haven't figured out how t leave a comment yet someone told me to do the following and it worked for me. When you go to leave a comment and it asks for your userid and password, uncheck the "stay signed in" box and that should do the trick.

Glad to have you back!


Shelley

Besthobbyeva said...

Hi Audrey, I hope all is well. I just wanted to let you know that I received my prize! All I have for you is WOW, WOW and WOW!! Thanks so much, there was sooooooo much aweseome stuff in that envelope!!! Very, very generous gift!! I just put a picture of it on our blog!! Thanks again!!!!!

Laurie

Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Kiddo! When it rains it pours doesn't it. The things you describe simply drive me insane. And when they come in groups like this, I want to hit my head up against the wall! I too am heartbroken for those poor folks in Joplin. I can't imagine having to start over with nothing left. Just breaks my heart. Hope you are OK. I'm going to have a look a round at your last few posts to see what I've missed. So sorry to be absent for so long. Best, Curt

McVic said...

Yikes! glad you are getting your problem fixed.. .I dont have an Imagine...but Im sure its frustrating not to be able to craft!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com