making the most of this: and a free seat in Spawn of True Scrap!

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I’m not fussing over this now, but a few things happened with my lovely technology and bottom line is the beautiful 32minute class video I created for True Scrap is lost. OH – I have the video segments, the images, and of course my finished projects… but the finished video itself was ruined/destroyed/lost in a fit of temper by my beloved iPhone + computer.

*deep breath*

the “not enough room to export” is not the problem FYI – it’s the thing that led me down a road of no return. Not gonna focus on the messed up part. Just going to focus on seeing if indeed I can use this basic movie maker software that apparently I have (and just discovered last night in fit of “I hate technology this is so messed up!” rage) – and if it works, well, expect more fancy pants font work and such from me. If it doesn’t work? Not the end of the world. I’ll just have to re-do my class video.

Did I miss my calling to Hollywood?

Nah. But I am SO making lemonade outta  these lemons, actually maybe more like a lemon tart… yes… a sweet butter filled dessert of some kind because – oh yes – I am going to give one of you a seat at Spawn of True Scrap!!!

Just leave a comment here to be entered. Winner to be drawn on 9/20 – good luck!!!

Congrats to Jenny McGee!!! Your comment # was the lucky one drawn and you win! I have emailed you directly about your prize…

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99 responses

  1. Hey great attitude!! Love lemonade!! Would love to Spawn with you all!! Appreciate all your hard work and a chance to win a great class!!!

  2. Sorry about your video, what a bummer. Sometimes dealing with technology can be soooo frustrating.
    Thanks for the giveaway! It does sound like lots of fun.

  3. Oh no, horrible news about the video! I’m sure you’ll make a wonderful video to the event. Maybe it will be even better (if that is possible) than the first one. I’d love to get the chance to participate in this True Scrap event! Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  4. Wishing you lots of luck in trying to get together your videos back..hope it works for you !!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  5. May I love your “tude. I truly need to remember your final decision of a lemon tart, sweet and creamy with a bit of sass. Which ever direction you take on this, I know it will work. I do need to ask, is this what happens when one over thinks something? I really, really, truly hope the random chooser picks me for The Spawn of True Scrap. I really want to spawn, but with so many birthday presents to purchase from August through October, the budget is very thin. If I do not win, I shall eat (birthday) cake.

    Have fun redoing your video.

  6. AWWW, sorry to hear about your video upset but it will all turn out fine!!!
    I would love to spawn and it would make a great BD gift, as my birthday os on Halloween!!!

  7. OH NO!!! It is SO frustrating when technology doesn’t work right, but so blissful when it does =) I hope the Windows Movie Thingy (very technical I know) works for you.

    Thanks for a chance to win such a fun and informative class.

    Have a Blessed day ~~ Dawn

  8. oh my thanks for the chance for this awesome giveaway. I dont even know how to do any kind of videos so give you kuddos for dealing with tech at all because I run and hide from it.

  9. Oh, darling. That sucks! Plain and simple! But what a fun little movie you put together anyway!! I can’t tell you how much I would love a spot in Spawn of True Scrap! Thank you so much for the chance! (Oh, and the projects I see in your little movie look pretty spectacular!)

  10. I’d love a seat in True Scrap! Sorry to hear about your technology woes, but looking forward to any class you are a part of!

  11. Oh Gosh! Really sorry to hear about your technological difficulties. I can only imagine how frustrating that must be. Good for you for making such a yummy tart! I would love the opportunity to take part in the class and get to eat some of your resulting lemon tart.

  12. If I could I would have loaned you my geek son and given you a hug too! But hang in there, we need you to carry on!

  13. When I have these sort of technology frustrations, I turn to chocolate to help me cope. I strongly recommend it!

  14. So what software did you find? iMovie? whatever it was, looks like it worked for this. Hope it does well for the class!! Good luck and thanks for a chance at a spot in the class!!!

  15. oh NUTS! Sorry about losing your video! I love that you aren’t dwelling on the suckiness of it and looking forward to your lemony, sweet, butter-filled dessert – do share! Thanks for the great giveaway, and the chance to win!

  16. Luckily for folks like you and me, Shel Silverstein wrote a poem you can quote in just such an occasion:

    I wrote such a beautiful book for you
    ‘Bout rainbows and sunshine
    And dreams that come true.
    But the goat went and ate it
    (You knew that he would),
    So I wrote you another one
    Fast as I could.
    Of course it could never be
    Nearly as great
    As that beautiful book
    That silly goat ate.
    So if you don’t like
    This new book I just wrote-
    Blame the goat.

    ~From A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

  17. The Spawn of True Scrap…I’d love to win this class. It would be awesome (word borrowed from my son) to be this lucky person. Thanks for the chance!

  18. I am particularly fond of lemon bars; nice tart, little sweet, and totally satisfying to mush between your fingers when you are MAD! Bwwwaaaaahhhhhhhhaaaaaaa!
    PS I would love to be entered into the contest for Spawn of True Scrap!
    Thanks

  19. So sorry to hear about the technology mishap, May! That’s awful, but I believe in you. You’re gonna pull a rabbit out of your hat, easy-peasy. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Sorry to hear about your video mishap :O that was horrible. I love technology but sometimes make you want to scream.

    Thanx for turning your being ‘stressed’ into desserts! I would love a seat in the class. It looks incredible!

    Thanx and good luck

  21. FAntastic…lemon tarts…lol…I can relate…lost my box of drill bits…just as I had free help assembling my new craft storage units…oh well….the knobs are waiting without complaint!! Thanks for the chance to win….

  22. Oh May I am so sorry about your video! Good luck with the new one and I pray it all comes together seamlessly!

  23. Sorry about the video troubles, but I love Lemonade AND Lemon Tarts!!! ;o) Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

  24. Massive bummer about your video! I’m sure you can McGuyver something together though…You’re AWESOME! Good luck on your class – and good luck to all of us wishing to win a spot!

  25. I sorry your lost your video, good luck in gettig in finished. I would love to win a seat in the spawn of true scrap!

  26. Thanks for the chance to win, I know your class will be great, as will all the classes for Spawn!

  27. Sorry about your video woes and hoping the next vid will surpass the other. Would love to have a chance to attend the SPAWN of TrueScrap. That would surpass my class without a doubt.

  28. Sorry about your video woes and hoping the next vid will surpass the other. Would love to have a chance to attend the SPAWN of TrueScrap. That would surpass my last class without a doubt.

  29. Ahhhh!!! I have had too many of those “I hate technology this is so messed up!” situations. And….I usually give up – thanks for the chance to win!

  30. I’d love to win this! It’s a huge long shot but I’ll take a shot because I would love to see all you gals in action!

  31. Sorry about the video. I would absolutely love, love, love to win this class. Thanks for the chance.

  32. Oh May you poor thing sometimes I sure do HATE technology and trying to get it to cooperate with us. I sure hope you had luck and thank you so much for giving me the chance to win a seat in an online class. I am taking my first online class right now and LOVING it. It is so cool to share the talent of ladies from far away!!

  33. I don’t have the words to tell you how much I would love to win a chance to view Spawn of True Scrap. I do have words for your computer, but they aren’t very nice words so I’ll just say I am sorry for your loss.

  34. I’m so sorry to hear that you lost that video – how upsetting!! We’ve had too many computer crashes through the years, my fiance bought a backup server that does nightly backups. Hopefully the video will come together easily. Thanks for the chance – love to take part!

  35. Love, love that you model how to be okay with mistakes! It’s a great skill to have when scrapbooking, AND in life in general. Thanks for sharing! Oh–and would LOVE to participate in Spawn of True Scrap!

  36. That is yucky news, May. So sorry to hear about the techie troubles. Geez, sometimes it seems spending all this time on the video seems wasted….but your many fans always enjoy what you record for us 🙂 Oh,and I would love to be a “spawn of scrap” !

  37. Oh May! I guess all the sending of good luck didn’t quite go as hoped :(…

    At least you didn’t loose all the original work (images and video snippets) – that so would have been worse…

    Of course I’d love to win a spot in Spawn of True Scrap 🙂

  38. I’m so sorry about your video. I can only imagine the amount of work that you put into it. Would love a seat in the class – wanted to sign up but the money’s not there right now. Thanks for the chance.

  39. Wow, I feel your frustration on the technology thing. When my hard drive crashed, it took forever to get everything back in order.
    Would love to win a spot in True Scrap!

  40. Technology is such a blessing and a curse! Nothing is more frustrating than having your finished product ruined by the little techonology trolls (I picture tiny, mischievious little trolls living inside my computers causing havoc whenever they are bored). Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot in this class.

  41. I have a confession…I have never taken an online class before! I would love to win a seat to what sounds like an amazing one! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  42. Happy that you were able to make lemonade out of the sour incident! 🙂 And so grateful for the chance to win a spot in this sure to be amazing class! Thanks so much!

  43. So sorry to hear about your video but love your amazing, positive attitude. I would love a spot in this class. Thanks for the chance to win.

  44. Know the feeling. But the redo will be better! Honest! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  45. Sorry to hear about your “technical difficulties” especially since it was work-related and therefore probably had a deadline. So stressful. Glad things got better and you’re able to chill a bit more.

  46. Ahhh, the love hate relationship with technology rears its ugly head again…glad to hear that you were able to work out the issues :O)

  47. Sorry to hear about the video! Would love to win a spot in this class! Thanks for the chance.

  48. Would love to win this class – if you’re involved it’s sure to be great. You get a million credits for the dealing with the video technology – I’d probably be throwing someting across the room!!

  49. I’m with you on the technology…and for me internet alone…living in rural Canada, it can be a challenge! I was going to head to the city that weekend to participate in the True Scrap…I think I can get it now here at home!!! I’m crossing my fingers, I’d love to win it! I’m signed up for your BPC Double Double class and can hardly wait for it to begin, too!!!!

  50. Great Great prize truly wonderful… I love this group of teachers and would love to be a part of this event

  51. Sorry about your video troubles…but love that you are giving away a spot in the class. Thanks for the chance to win.