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Chutz
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a pile of digital pictures I really do need to put into a scrapbook of some sort instead of a decorative can where they never get looked at. idea Then I remember seeing a show one day talk about digital scrapbooking and "blended" scrapbooking. So, I wasn't quite sure what it would take to do this so off I go to surf the net. Hmmm, let's see.... I need some pictures - got lots... rolleyes Then I need some software to use to make the pages. There is the problem. I don't want to spend any money if I can help it. Money is tight and Chutzie is thrifty (ok, cheap!) So after about 15 minutes of digging online I found free digital scrapbooking software to download. I was IN! Oh, how am I going to create the colored pages, borders, frames, digital embellishments??? Wait...those are all over the internet for free!

So I've been downloading free scrapbook supplies when I get the time and mood. One place I signed up for sends you a daily item to download. Other places let you download an entire kit at one time. All they ask is your email address. Ya, you get a newsletter but you can cancel that if you want. So, how do they make their money? Of course they have a shop where you can buy really cool scrapbook elements. But I'm happy with what they give away.

And if you have any kind of software that you can use for editing pictures, that will act as your digital scrapbook software. The one site I found that I liked best is called Scrapbook Flair. Here's the link...
http://www.scrapbookflair.com/
I have no financial or personal interest in this place. Just something I found while searching.

So, what does this have to do with our Koffee Klatch??? This ~ have you found a really fun, cool link you'd like to share? It can be for a hobby or a topic of interest to you. Let's keep it family friendly and adhere to the forum rules but I know we have all found places that we just love, use or maybe have joined. After all....you and I are here at Healing Well and I don't know about you but I found it on a Google search. smilewinkgrin

What fun site do YOU like?
Chutz
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 7/21/2009 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Family friendly?!  Fun killer........just kidding.  I don't really have anything wonderful but I do enjoy youtube.  That might not always be family friendly.
 
I recently searched "slip and slides"........that one had me laughing so hard!!!  Lots of people have made their own!  One young man got his dad's permission to build one that starts at the roof of the shed and dumps you into the swimming pool!!!!
 
Others for youtube that I have liked are..............howling dogs, singing dogs, naughty cats, funny birds.....etc
 
It has been a wealth of information for exercise tips.  I just got a 15 pound kettlebell.  I searched youtube and I am set! 
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   

have you found a really fun, cool link you'd like to share?

   Dear Chutz,

     I think my favorite site right now is firemountiangems.com. The reason why I love it the most is the manner in which their video tutorials are done. It is nice, when I have a unique style of chain I want and all I have to do is search "jump ring" videos. Or a new style of intermittent stringing just search "stringing techniques". I found the site last summer, and made my first peice of jewlery using their viedos. Now I can barly sketch out my ideas before another one comes along. So... I love the site as they literally taught me how to make jewlery. I want to try some seed bead stitching next, I saw a video on peyote stitch, and gosh it would look fantastic with the right sumer colors. oops! !!getting off track!!. So that my favorite right now  :-)

*huggs*

dani


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Chartreux
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   Posted 7/21/2009 10:24 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll go to :www. Amazon.fr which is amazon france and go to Livres (books) and type in Point de Croix
and come up with lots of cool cross-stitch books...
www.hoffmandis.com is a good amercia site for cross-stitch

www.inkcircles.com

and www.rovaris.it/ (which is italian)

all related to cross-stitch or needleworks
and
www.catster.com is my favorite cat website!
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skeye
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   Posted 7/21/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -7)   
http://icanhascheezburger.com/

It has pictures of kitties (and dogs) with funny captions. If you have a Mac, there is a widget for the site, so you can see a different cute image appear on your dashboard every day!

Skeye

Chutz
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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh skeye!!

I absolutely LOVE that site. I just recently found it and I'm sure you can look at pictures for a month straight and never see the same one twice. Plus you can make our own. I keep a folder of cute pictures and about 15% are the kitty pictures from them. I use this folder to put pictures into emails and such. Thanks for mentioning it!

Chutzie
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Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, PTSD, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteoarthritis, collapsed disk, and a few other side dishes.

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If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it.
George Burns


PAlady
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   Posted 7/21/2009 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,
I'm going to have to try it! And I have a Mac!! Maybe I can get me a kitty at least on my computer! :-)

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 7/22/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Palady,

Here is the link to download the widget:
http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/justforfun/icanhascheezburger_bigbucket.html

It makes me smile everyday! Chutzie is right, you could browse through those pictures for month(s) and never come across the same one! There are so many, and people are adding new ones every day.

Another great site is interface lift:
http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/downloads/date/any/

People post fabulous images that they have taken, or created, of all sorts of different things (although mostly landscapes) & then you can download them for free & use them as your desktop background, etc.

There is also a widget for this, for mac's, which shows you the most recently added image each day.
http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/justforfun/interfaceliftwallpapers.html

Enjoy!

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 7/22/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, what is a widget??? (sorry - naive, Mac point and click person here!)

And I guess I am hooked on petfinder.com, but it can make you sad. I keep track of the kitties and cats that have been adopted from my local shelter. I know many of them as I visit once every week or so.

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 7/22/2009 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't worry Palady, I haven't even had my mac for a year & this is the first mac that I have ever had. I still don't know half of the functions on it! I learn by diving in & doing. No manuals for me. I just click lots of buttons until I look like I know what I'm doing! smilewinkgrin

I don't know if widgets are "new" or not. I have the OSX Leopard operating system. My sister has OSX Tiger & she has widgets as well. Basically there is this function called "dashboard" and you can put all sorts of random things on it, like a clock, or your calender events scheduled for the day, the weekly weather forecast, and fun things like those kitty comics, random facts, an e-dictionary.... there are literally hundreds, if not thousand that you can download from the apple website. Then, once you have downloaded your widgets & put them in the dashboard, every time you click on the dashboard, or press the button for it, all these things pop up! My computer came with basic things in the dashboard (clock, calender, etc), but I have since added more.

Here is the link for all of the widgets that you can download. Most require internet access to function once they are installed.
http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/

This is what wikipedia says about dashboard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dashboard_(software)

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 7/22/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, Skeye. I have the dashboard. I just don't use it! LOL

The great thing about Mac's and apples (I've had them since the early 80's when there was an Apple for the Teacher program) is that they are very intuitive. I only rarely have ever looked at a manual. And you can mess around and not do much damage! LOL I've heard on PC's that's not always true. Mac's are just plain fun. :-)

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 7/22/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes! I LOVE my mac! I've had PC's all my life, but I'd NEVER go back now! Mac's are just so much more user friendly. The only bad thing I have to say about them is that my there was faulty wiring in my hard drive, which caused my computer to fatally crash at 2 mo old, and the hard-drive "had" to be replaced & I lost everything, which caused major problems for me (even though I was told that it was not a hard drive problem & that my hard drive was still intact). Now I have an external hard-drive, so "it's all good." But after my computer died, I heard similar stories from many many people with macs that were of about the same age. No one has had problems since though... (fingers crossed). So now I just say "I love my mac! Buy a mac! Just make sure you buy an external hard-drive too!" Honestly, I should have bought an external hard drive in the beginning (regardless of the computer). I just didn't have the money at the time & never thought that several months would make such a huge difference!

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 7/22/2009 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Skeye,
Sounds like there may have been a model that had a gliche, which happens from time to time. Usually the apple website has posts about this, but you probably know all that since you use the dashboard!! Me, I'm on an older ibookG4 that I bought used from a certified apple tech I met via ebay. He's out in San Diego and works for a school district and gets sometimes brand new things as well as repairs computers and then resells them. Mine had a drink spilled on it when it was 2 months old. He replace everything, including the keyboard, and I only paid a few hundred dollars for it. Battery has gone on me, though. Oh, well, enough off topic stuff! LOL The only downside of Mac's is they are expensive. I just figure PC's were created by a lot of IBM technies (no offense to anyone!!), but Apples were created by a bunch of guys playing in a garage!! LOL

PaLady
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