Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August 2012 Sketch #7

I am late!  I am late!  Yup, I am late in getting my August sketch up!  So sorry about that!

Things have been pretty crazy here.  A couple of days ago, all my pictures from my memory card got lost..card was corrupted. They were family pictures, not cards!  I normally use a separate memory card for my cards but when I insert it in the camera, it said card needs to be formatted.  I knew that card was no good anymore so instead of looking for another one, I used the one with the family pics in.  BIG MISTAKE!  

I took pictures but couldn't open them and it said it needs to be formatted!  I tried to fix it myself all afternoon the other day with no luck.  I am guessing the card reader is damaged, not the memory cards.  The reader caused the cards to be corrupted.   :(  Hubby searched online and found a software that recovers files from corrected disks!  We were able to view all the pics online and to recover them, we just need to pay $70.  I am willing to pay $700 if I have too!  Pictures of my kiddies are priceless!  Go ahead, ask me why I never downloaded all those pictures!  LOL  Hubby usually takes care of those and apparently he hasn't been keeping it up since the beginning of the year!

Anyway, we didn't need pay the $70 after all.  One of hubby's friend has the software and we were able to recover a majority or not all of the pics last night!  Yay!  It even recovered the ones we deleted from the card!  Modern technology is AMAZING!

Now back to the regular program!  Sorry for the interruption!  hehe

Last month's winner is Karen C!

Congrats Karen!  Please send me an email with your contact info at so I can send you a little something!

I am not promoting my sketch challenge at all and so I don't get a lot of players.  Mainly because when I started my sketch challenge here on my blog, it is for fun.  It still is!  I don't have a design team and I don't intend to have one anytime soon.  I don't want to put any pressure on myself or anyone.  Being on a team and trying to meet deadlines or the requirements can be stressful at times.  This is the main reason why my challenge is MONTHLY.  LOL I may however make some changes when and if I have extra time on hand.  For now, I am going to keep it as it is.  I will TRY to have more samples throughout the month.  Key word:  TRY.  LOL  Who knows, I may invite you guys to be guests on my blog with samples.  Anyone interested??

Anyway, here is this month's sketch.

I usually don't tell you guys what the prize is but for the month of August, the random winner will get an assortment of ribbons and one of my handmade jewelry.  

Hope everyone is having a great day!  


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Gorgeous sketch Kim! Off to play now :)

Leanne said...

Like Alyce said, gorgeous sketch Kim!!
Glad your DH friend had the software and you were able to retrieve your pics. Those are definitely priceless and worth a lot. YAY!
Have a great day!

Denice said...

Congrats to Karen!

I love the once a month me plenty of time to get around to it! This month's looks like a lot of fun, can't wait to get to it!

Sonia said...

Hi Kim
Love your pretty sketch.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

So glad you managed to recover your photos. I can't imagine losing photos of my kids, must have been awful!
Great sketch, loved playing with it!
Hugs Shell xx

Kathy said...

Thanks so much Kim for a beautiful sketch.