25 May, 2011

Blogger issues....

Yeah, I cannot comment on any blogs, but Blogger is aware of the problem and is working to fix it. Read about it here:
Known Issues For Blogger

24 May, 2011

Ok, what now?

Is anyone else not able to post/comment on Blogger today? I wonder what is wrong now, and how soon it will be fixed. I will try to visit and comment later today ☺

20 May, 2011

Scrappin' Swap partners

All who entered the Scrappin'Swap, I just now emailed you who your partners are. I apologize for not doing this earlier, but things were pretty hectic today. Thank you for entering. Later on, I will do another swap of some sort. 'Hope everyone is doing well and happy today.

19 May, 2011

Want that background to be transparent?

Good morning friends. Another quick tip for images. Ever found a great image but the white background was in the way of using it with your blog or webpage b/c yours does not have a white background? You need the image background to be transparent. Go here: PIXLR to get that effect. Choose Open Image From Computer. On the right side of the page is a grey box LAYERS with a little padlock. Double-click that little padlock to unlock the image's background. Next, on the left side of the page in TOOLS choose the little Magic Wand Tool. It is gold with a purple tip, looks like a firecracker sparkler. Third tool from the top. Go to the image and click on the background. This will make little dotted lines swim around that area on the image. On your computer, click your Delete key and that area will now be filled with grey and white checkerboard- now the background is transparent! Repeat this until every area of the background has been made transparent. Cool! On the upper left of that page click Save. In the new box, be sure to select PNG(Transparent, full quality) and then Save the image to your computer. Name it something like TRANS PNG so it will be easy to recognize. To see an example, follow the link below my signature.

17 May, 2011

Pinkeep Swap

This is a beautiful pin keep that Cherie made for me in RavenwoodWhimzies' Pin Keep Swap. I love it! Thank you so much, Cherie.

This is the pin keep that I made for Cherie. It was the first pedestal-type pin keep that I have made. Thanks for the Swap, Wendy, it was a lot of fun!

08 May, 2011

♥ Happy Mother's Day ♥

Hello friends! Happy Mother's Day. I am so thankful for my dear mother. She is truly an amazing lady. This is a great time for all of us to appreciate our mothers and tell them so. What would life be without dear mothers?

06 May, 2011

Contacting me ⚘

I have been told that people cannot reply to me because I am a "No Reply" in my Blogger settings. This is because I do not do "mailto:" links anywhere online. More on that later in this paragraph. So, for a way to contact me, I do Contact Forms with a CAPTCHA security code box. I just tested my Email images on most of my blogs [on this blog it is an old phone image in the left sidebar]. I sent messages to myself again, and they all went straight to my email account. The same when I originally placed the Contact Forms there. The reason I do not do "mailto:" links is because even though 99% of Bloggers would not spam or hack my email, there are people out there who would. Not to dispute anyone's word, but I can be contacted. And all my blogs have always allowed comments. Blogger does have Spam Guard, but sometimes spam and hacking can slip through with a free security or even a paid-for security system. My idea is, why make it easier for spammers and hackers? Reveal private info to the whole internet and cost a lot of money to repair my computer? Get your free contact forms here: Email Me Form.com

I receive many emails from bloggers through those Contact Forms, so I don't really know what is not working for some people. I certainly want everyone to be able to reach me. I hope if anyone needs to contact me that you will try my Email images on my blogs that go directly to the Contact Form. I really appreciate all my blogger friends, and love getting comments and emails from you all.
green email image: © istockphoto.com | Franck-Boston