Sunday, February 5

My computer broke...

so we took it to a place to find out what was wrong and they wanted to charge about $200.00.
To the rescue my eldest boy.
 He not only fixed it but very patiently walked me through setting it up again.
Of course I had to make a thank you...


I started with a red card stock base card.
On the white card stock main piece I sponged Distress Ink mustard seed, candied apple and carved pumpkin through a Tim Holtz layering stencil "Stripes".
I stamped the verse from Stampin' Up "Computer Quips" using StazOn jet black ink.
On a separate piece of white card stock I stamped the computer from the set twice with the StazOn ink.
I cut one out and glued it to the front of the card, then using the stencil again applied stripes with the Distress ink, trimmed out the screen and applied it to the computer screen on the card.


  1. What a fab sentiment! That's really made me giggle - very apt for the year I'm having so far! I love the vibrant hot colours in the background, and putting them through a stripey stencil looks fantastic. Great design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  2. This is such a great design and perfect for the situation you have described! Fortunately my husband is IT savvy or I wouldn't stand a chance :) Love the colour combo and the black and white stamping really pops against the coloured stripes. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More!

  3. What a wonderful sassy card, hot vibrant and fun colours and a great idea based on your IT problems. I'm sure the recipient will love it. Thanks so much for playing along in our 6th birthday challenge at Less is More this week. Sarah

  4. Well, that brought a smile to my face! Ha, ha! Brilliant sentiment Arlene, and the computer looks amazing. The background reminds me of those vertical lines you used to get on screens in the olden days of black and white TVs. So appropriate for a broken PC too. Great use of the challenge colours. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx