So there I was staying at my daughter’s place in Sydney. I’d come up for her birthday and I had arrived a week earlier than planned because I got a free ticket to a great Internet Business Seminar through the generosity of Yaro who runs the Blog Mastermind Program. So you can understand that my head was full of all I had heard and learned at the seminar and I was in a bit of post event ‘criusin’ mode’ for the few days following.
Then suddenly it hit me: tomorrow is Seona’s birthday AND I HAVEN”T MADE A CARD!!!
The big drama for me was that I was away from home so I didn’t have my trusty scrapbook stash and tools to help me pull together a great last minute card. AAAARRGGGHHHH!!
So first I had a little panic attack. It’s best to get that out of the way up front. And then I searched her house for stuff to use. Fortunately Seona and Phil are at work so I have the place to myself. I found a pair of scissors, a glue stick and a pack of satin finish photo paper. Time to create.
Thank Heavens for Five Freebies on Friday. I dived into the Scraps of Mind archives and downloaded the Tea in the Garden kit by Josie Celio from Scrapbook Bytes and a great cluster embellishment from Mermaid Maven. Then I launched myself into the bewildering world of Macromedia Fireworks. Seona is a web developer and this is her weapon of choice. A steep and frustrating learning curve for this little PSE4 lover.
But I did it! I didn’t want to make a totally digitally scrapbooked card, because I like a bit of depth on my cards. A bit of lumpy bumpy…you know. So I did a combination of digital and cut and paste (the scissors kind) to make this card. I’m very proud of myself for pulling it off, so I thought I’d share the triumph of my ‘mastery’ of Fireworks with you all.
But I’m really looking forward to getting back to my familiar PSE next week.
PS: Thank you Sydney for putting on such wonderful weather for my stay up here. My previous weather experiences of Sydney have always been wet and soggy but this time the weather has been a joy.