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Just thought I’d share

February 28, 2008

…a cool new website with you. It’s called and it makes this really awesome video slideshow! It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to create and it’s free (at least the short clips are free). Check it out and let me know if you make one…I’d love to see it!


What can Google do for you???

February 5, 2008

I have a confession to make…I love Google!  It’s my go-to search engine, and not a day goes by that I don’t use it at least once.  I’m always finding new things that I can do with it (sort of like with Photoshop) and thought I’d share some of my discoveries with you.   You probably know some of these, but you might pick up one or two cool tips (and please feel free to share any different ones that you use)!

 Did you know….

          To check the weather in a certain city, just type in the word “weather” (leave a space) and then enter the location name/state.  Ex: weather Walnut Creek Ca.

          You can find a street map by just typing the street address and the zip.

          To find  movies that are playing in your area just enter the word “movies”.

          If you want to check on the status of a US flight, simply enter the name of the airline and the flight number.

          To see about airport delays/weather just key in the 3 letter airport code (ex: BWI or LAX).

          If you’re into high finance and want to see what a certain stock is at, type in the stock symbol (ex. DIS for Disney).

          You can also search by number for patents, FedX, UPS or even UPC codes.

I’m afraid that most of these are only applicable to US cities (apologies to my overseas friends), but you could use them to check on the weather in Chicago and then to see if there are any flight delays.  Then, you could use the map feature to find where the movie theatre is…


Tag…I’m it!

January 12, 2008

Thanks to SusanD & Boston Dawn, two of my friends over at Jessica Sprague, I need to put my thinking cap on (hopefully it still fits) and be a little creative!  You see…they “tagged” me today.  I, like Susan, had seen this on other blogs, but never really knew what it entailed.  Well, now I know (LOL)! 

So, this is the way you play this version of tag:

  (1) Link to the person that tagged you & post the rules on your blog   (2) Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog  (3) Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include the links to their blog  (4) Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. 

Without further ado, here we go…

(1) On my list of things to do in this lifetime are swim with the dolphins & go up in a hot air balloon.

(2) I played on my college tennis team (I didn’t win alot, but I had fun)!  I was also a cheerleader in high school and I can still do a cartwheel…not so sure about a split though, I might not be able to get back up. 

3) I love to read mysteries, which probably stems from  devouring Nancy Drew books when I was younger.

(4) I almost never get my nails done (maybe once a year for a special occasion) And I’ve never had my hair colored…of course that may change when I start seeing a little gray starting to creep in!

(5) When my daughter was born, I arrived at the hospital at 3:30am and she was born 2 hours later (with no epidural, thank you very much)!  Oh, did I mention she was 13 days early.

(6) I didn’t get my ears pierced until I was 21…and, like Boston Dawn, I didn’t get my drivers license until I was in my early 20’s (I guess you could say I was a late bloomer…LOL)

(7) My grandfather (Pop-pop) had flower nicknames for all of his granddaughters.  I was Lilac Girl because I was born in May and my sisters were Tiger Lily & Cala Lily.  My cousins all had flower nicknames too! I had a decorative painter do a backsplash painting of my sisters & I:


Now, for the lucky 7 ladies who I’m tagging…have fun girls!

JanieJulie L,  LaurieLisa (Lexicam)Lisa, Tori….and Jessica (sorry Jess, you really don’t have to play along…just wanted to let you see what your NWRers are up too while we wait for DID)! 

Here is a reason to use your scrap tools again…

December 21, 2007

Since I started “digi-scrapping” this past June, I haven’t used any of my old scrap supplies at all. I am totally in love with digi and have crossed over to the “dark side” forever (thanks to the divine Miss Jessica Sprague). However, I dug out my corner rounder, some ribbon, a few eyelets, an under-used paper trimmer, and my new favorite tool the Crop-A-dile (which is now available at Costco, btw) and made some Christmas tags.


I actually saw something similar at my local card store with a price tag of $4.50 and I said to myself “I think I can make these!”  So, my daughter Taylor & I created some cute tags using Photoshop Elements and we have posted a freebie on 4shared as our Christmas gift to you!  There are 6 tags (each one is 5″ x 2 1/2″) and are done on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ LO…all you need to do is print them out, laminate the page (gotta love your laminator!), and trim using your paper cutter.  You can leave either a small white border or clear laminated border around them if you want.  Then just punch a hole,  use an eyelet (if you have any), and thread some ribbon through the hole…and voila! you’re done. 

Hope you enjoy the tags!