Sunday, 29 March 2009

I think these smiley bunnies fulfill the criteria over at Daring Cardmakers this week, and I must say that the stamped sentiment (Inkadinkado) is entirely relevant. Thanks so much for wading through the post about journalling and then bothering to respond! It's a fascinating thing, innit; other people's methods and mind-set never fail to interest me.
Helen (Enfys) for example, mentions that she journals mostly on the computer because she mostly does digi-scrapping. Now this of course, shows how secure I am in my box and how rarely I think outisde it..I hadn't even thought about digital scrapping when I asked those questions. Mind you, if you really understood quite how technologically challenged I am, this would really not be a surprise. Here's a laugh out loud example: some years ago now, after much hinting and well, whining probably, Mr Dunnit bought me an iPod for my birthday. It was a generous and expensive gift. I won't pretend it was a surprise because that would be asking you to believe really nice things about me. Set aside the fact that it really did take me 3 days to just break open the cellophane and about 3 WEEKS to get over the sublime packaging. Set aside that the then 10 year old Miss Dunnit charged it up for me and helped me to download a coupla my fave albums. Now bear in mind that this is at least 5 years ago..I guess it's now an iPod classic and it has 3 touch sensitive buttons and a touch sensitive circle that acts like a dial - clockwise for more volume..etc. I'm sure you all know. So picture me, fat and forty, posing in a small rural market town with mah iPod. Well, I was plugged in, the teeny speakers were in my ears (they hurt, fyi) and the wire was seductively snuggled in my cleavage and leading to my trendy jeans pocket. No music though. Could not, for the sweet life of me, remember or work out how to turn the damn thing on. Or how about the time, having mastered that part of the technology, I was showing it off to a friend and managed to press a sequence of buttons that changed the language to Japanese (I think!). Stayed like that for a while..couldn't bring myself to admit it and of course, couldn't understand the screen instructions to sort it out! Turns out I'm destined to hum. To myself. Like a mad woman. And in much the same manner, I'm destined forever to be a cut and stick gal in real time and real dimension. Can't get my head around the computer to be able to do anything more than this and am too afraid to start. Mind you, I don't really know if I've got it in me to learn. My team-mate Caryn had to teach me how to insert a link for heaven's sake...photoshop, digital paintbrushing and drop shadows are just words at the moment. Scary ones too! So Helen, and your fellow digi scrappers, I bow in reverence to your technological knowledge, certainly I'm a bit jealous, and also, I'm possibly nosey about how many of you there are - tell me - 'do you do digi'?

16 comments:

ffroggie said...

Digi? DIGI did I hear you say? Actually typing and having the words appear in the right order on the screen and then staying there is the best I can manage lol. This poor old Nana is going to stay FIRMLY in the 20 century thank you very much!

FOSSILS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caryn said...

Lol at the Frogg! I have to say Jules - I am teetering on the edge of technology - I know enough to get by but ask me to "fix" it when it goes wrong and I plunge into a black hole of darkness that I can't get out of!! I too would love to know how the digis do it!!
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

ps, Lou would be proud of me - I gardened today!

my5bratz said...

Love the stamp image VERY cute...

as for the digi question..the furthest I have delved into it is that I save the digital kits but I print the papers out and use them in my cardmaking...MUCH easier if I know I need a red paper I look in teh red folder, find one I like, print it out...VOILA!!! just don't mention the THOUSANDS of real life DPs sitting neglected...lol

Lythan said...

that card made me smile - wonderful!
I haven't managed digi yet either - I can print out papers but not worked out how to make cards or pages solely on the computer.
And I am someone who needs to work myself up to using new electrical equipment too. My DH thinks it is very funny...

Ellepiggo by Vanessa said...

Fab card! Made me smile too. :)

I've dabbled in a bit of digi, but prefer the paper kind - plus, I've still got too much stash sitting around waiting to be carved up!! LOL

Vanessa.

CoventryAnn said...

Nope to digi i'm afraid!! I can mess about with my photos in PSE, maybe add some text to them (if i'm in the mood) but i like getting inky, messy, cutting stuff up and feeling real paper way to much to venture into the world of cyber crafting :)

Kathy said...

I Love your smiley bunnies! what a fab card thanks so much for sharing it with us over at The Daring Cardmakers

As for the digi, I'm with Vanessa - I've dabbled, but that's about it. I like to feeeeel my stash - and of course, I love to get parcels of the stuff arriving at my door!

Angie said...

Love the Bunny Card and the stamps used ... think I might look out for them.
As for Digi topic .... I only manage to blog with daughter close at hand and often feel like ffroggie but the main reason I am not into Digi is that I like see and feel the textures, physically gather the components on line or in shops and lay them next to the picture, waiting for the right combination of papers and colours to develope and grab my attention. Maybe I'm just addcted to stash !!!

Pam said...

Oh I know where you're coming from re the technology-I don't even own an IPOD cause I know Iwaouldn't get to grips with it-as for digi-well I like to make a mess!!

Pam said...

ooops frogot to say-thanks for your good wishes re the tooth-I think it's settling down a bit-fingers crossed!!

Lyn said...

As usual you made me chuckle, J. I do not consider myself, unlike the Ffrog, to be Mrs Anti-Technology. I am that woman that has stripped down and replaced bits in computers, reformatted using DOS and reset to Factory defaults. I am that woman whose son was aged 17 and an IT A level student before he asked me a question I did not know the answer to. But now? The kids do things with their iPods and mobile phones that I can only dream of, and as for digi scrapping, let alone BLOGS, I pale into insignificance and look greenly jealously from a distance. One day. That will be me. In my dreams! Go JULES!

Jay said...

Wow, Lyn - I wish! I think I sit somewhere between Ffroggie and Caryn. I'm OK if everything goes as it should, but if not....well, I just turn it off and on again!

Lovely card Julia.

POSH SCOT said...

Julia, I'm with you - paper and glue with a major dabbling of paint wins the day!!

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