Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WOYWW #282

Exciting stuff, eh?

As you can see, I am working on the dining room table this week. 
I had hoped to show you all of my completed Christmas Cards. The ones I was going to spend all day Saturday making. That plan fell through when I booted up my laptop to print out some more CAS to find my Gateway of almost eight years was no longer a part of my life. 
Coincidence that I get the Black Screen of Death the same week I made my Zombie Bride centerpiece? Hmmm 
So, instead of making Christmas cards I was shopping for a new laptop. I came home with a Dell. They are good systems, was on sale and - comes with Windows 8. yep. But so far I'm not having a lot of issues. I'm actually enjoying some of the new stuff this system offers.
My nightmare came on Sunday when I tried to load my Print Shop software to find my new system and my old software are not compatible. So I'll just buy the newer version of the software, right? 
The newer version is written by a different company, that do not have license to the original images. So everything (and I'm sure I'll be finding files I can't open at every turn) I've created in the past 12 years is not accessible.
So now, I'm either on the hunt for an older system to use just for graphics
or buy the newer versions and recreate everything in the new program as needed. 

I think I'll just label all my washi tape... which is what I'm showing you today.

Why am I showing you my Washi tape and spilling my woes?
Because Ms Julia Dunnit at Stamping Ground invites us all to travel the globe looking at everyone's workstations. Come on, show us yours! 

Creative  Blessings  


  1. Oh Kelly, what a total bugger...I totally get thy you're labelling the much easier than settling to a decision over the graphics. Either way they've kinda got you, I hate that!
    And back to the, nice selection!

  2. Bummer Kelly! Too bad about that & hope you can get it resolved...I like your washi stash. I have more ribbon than washi & I'm looking forward to getting it all organized!

  3. Oh, that is total 'pants'! I have a Dell and It's brilliant. I hope you get this situation solved. It's so frustrating!
    Have a good week,
    Thank you for letting look over your shoulder,

  4. Oooo, washi tapes! I can't stop buying them these days! I have a serious addiction to washi tapes! You can never have enough! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #32

  5. I am pretty sure that is not all of your washi tape! LOL. Sorry about your laptop.

  6. It's always something, isn't it??? Hang in there and I hope you can figure something out that you can live with!

    Happy crafting!
    Jeannie #27

  7. Oh, not another technology disaster?! Yours is the third I've read on WOYWW this morning!! I do hope you can resolve it, and then get back to the important things of life (crafting!! LOL) Hope the next week is better for you than last. Hugs, Chris # 24

  8. Oh yeah, I love washi tapes too! A girl can never have enough!
    Gabriele 31

  9. oh no! it's so annoying when you have to change stuff that was working perfectly well for you - I really need to think about taking the plunge and getting a new pc soon and I'm not looking forward to it! Hope you get it all sorted, good luck! :o) Annie C #50

  10. Yep, I have run in to a snag on my calendars this year, and cant figure out how to do it on my laptop or hubbys older computer! So totally understand this! I think I am giving up. Guess I will go label my Washi tape! LOL

  11. Hi Kelly.Oh wow thanks for your late drop in to my blog for WOYWW and leaving me a comment. I hope you can sort the computer things out....they can be very stressful indeed. Can you come and sort my tape too LOL Hugs Annette In Oz

  12. Such a nightmare when you have to upgrade and nothing's compatible. Sorry about the loss of all your older stuff. I hope you can figure it all out. Looks like you really scored on the Washi tape. Hugs, Maggie

  13. Well, as the twins that we are, I am not surprised that you are having computer issues (since I am) :-( LOL!