{ Quickie and a Tip }

by Lee on August 31, 2008

I’m alive, just busy. Not much me time at the moment. I am working on a fix for that now, so wish me luck and hang in there. I also have freebies to upload, but (there is always a but when it comes to freebies LOL) I am once again over my download limit for the month and I am once again suffering through dial up until my new month ticks over in another week. Then I will upload and post the link.

I added a 100 Things About Me page a while back, but forgot to let you all know. I see these on other blogs and really enjoy reading through them, it’s amazing what you find out about people this way. I have hit the 80 RSS subscriber mark, + 70 email subscribers too, so someone must be reading this blog, maybe you’d like to know a little more about me (or not) let me know what you think.

The lovely Gill has honoured me with an Arty Pico Award. Thanks so much Gill you are a sweetheart! I shall award mine in a future blog post, so be on the look out…

I’m not sure how I came across this video, but down the bottom is the magazine that stars my baby and my Cover Layout for Digital Scrapbooking Magazine! Must say I was pretty chuffed when I noticed it!

This video is scary…. imagine what is happening to your brain while you are on the phone…

Photoshop Tip # 9

My students particularly liked this recent PS tip, so I thought you might too…
You may know that when you hit Control T, it is the shortcut for Free Transform, but sometimes whatever you might be trying to Transform is so big that you can’t see the handles to make your changes, simply hit Control 0 (zero), this will reduce the canvas size, so you can see the Transform handles and Transform to your hearts content!
I hope you found this useful.

Feel Good…

I’m sure you’ve seen this, but it’s such a feel good clip that it deserves to be shared, watch it, and then hug someone today….


Lastly, so I am not excused of preferential blog entries, I’d like to report that at the last Puerto Rico evening, Brian won 1 and Suzy won 1, of course, if you include the handicap, Clinton has won every game since we started, (and some that we haven’t even played yet) but of course that only applies when we are playing in NEVER NEVER LAND!!!

And so I don’t disadvantage myself here, at the previous Puerto Rico evening, I won 2 and Jen won 1. And in case you’re wondering Clinton, that happened in the REAL WORLD! Where there are no Never Never Land handicaps! ;-P

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }


Link 08.31.08 at 11:10 pm

Re: the popcorn video.

Really now!!! Naivety can be cute, but let’s not get carried away with raw unadulterated gullability.

Try the following link if you want to see how it’s done.


Links last blog post..BY REQUEST …


Jen_A 09.01.08 at 7:40 am

How fun that your DSM cover was featured in the video and even a great close-up! I love that cover. I tried to view your “100 Things About Me” list I can’t seem to view it. Great tip – THANKS!!

Jen_As last blog post..Happy Birthday, Zach….a day late πŸ™‚


Dianne 09.01.08 at 7:56 am

Hi Lee!

The popcorn videos are actually a marketing thing and they drop already popped popcorn into the video and then digitally remove some of the kernels. You can read about it here – http://www.snopes.com/science/cookegg.asp. Be sure to scroll all the way down as it’s at the very end.

How fun that your daughter’s cover shot was on that video. Very cool! Off to try out your PS tip – keep ’em coming! πŸ˜€


Diannes last blog post..snow


ncgirl3608 09.01.08 at 9:23 am

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! Figured I would check your blog out as well. Getting some photo tips…thanks!

ncgirl3608s last blog post..Celebrity Collage by MyHeritage


Chris Turnbull 09.01.08 at 3:13 pm

Hey there stranger, how’s things. I actually checked out all the video clips on your post this time and wow to the scrapbooking one featuring your LO as well how exciting to see that. Amazing about the hugs and what people do to ban something that really means so much to many of us. How on earth can a hug hurt and I remember something on the news some time ago suggesting that they ban hugging in schools. I think this political stuff has gone way overboard and I’ll offer a hug to anyone anytime…yep all for free. Loved the clip Lee.
Oh and I knew about the free transform part of the PS tip….just not the control 0 one which I thank you for sharing because I didn’t know it and will be using it. Hugs girl and apart from being as busy as the rest of us I hope you and your family are doing well. xo Chris!

Chris Turnbulls last blog post..The weekend’s here…WOOHOO!!!!


Angela 09.02.08 at 10:43 am

Great post Lee, but you never disappoint :). Yay for your cover! And yay for Bronte.. I’m sure that she was pretty chuffed to see it :). Hmmm had my doubts over the popcorn phone thing, and after reading the other comments see that I’m not alone.. although I did think that they had some sort of heating element under the table lol.. as for the hugs one, yep have seen it before (can’t for the life of me figure out where though, was in done is OZ? or is myer an international thing?) but never get sick of it πŸ™‚

Ooo.. and love the last post blog link thingy in the comments… pretty cool……

Angelas last blog post..I know….


Angela 09.02.08 at 10:58 am

Oooo.. and I just noticed the comment count too… hmmm looks like a lot of pointless comments coming from me ;P

Angelas last blog post..I know….


Jen_A 09.04.08 at 1:35 pm

How fun to read your list of 100 things! I feel like I know you so much better now πŸ™‚ I’m dying to know what #7 is πŸ˜‰ And I didn’t know about #49! My epidural during my first c-section didn’t take – UGH!!! I shiver just thinking about it even now. I had the same problem as #50 but never did go in to have that done…don’t have nearly as much of a problem with it as an adult. if #58 comes true let me know!! I would love to meet you in RL. #60, 83, 97 & 98- same here. Thanks for taking the time to create the list πŸ™‚

Jen_As last blog post..Happy Birthday, Zach….a day late πŸ™‚


Karen 09.29.08 at 9:21 am

Where are you…..we miss you! you need to find some me time and soon please πŸ™‚


Karen 10.16.08 at 7:24 am


Where are you!!!!!!!!

Starting to worry now!!!!!!!!


fazzbech 10.17.08 at 3:59 pm

Hey babe! Glad to see I’m not the only one that is really flat out – when will life slow down?! Argh!

Just stopping in to say hi, haven’t forgotten you, miss emailing with you, we never did get to meet but we will one day! Hope all is well. *smiles*

fazzbechs last blog post..I’m stuck in a blogging rut


Carmi 10.24.08 at 6:04 am

Just wanted to drop you a line to see how you’re doing. Hope the relative blog silence means you’re busy with lots of cool life/family stuff. Give us a little shout-out when you get back, k? Your blogger’s voice is missed.

Carmis last blog post..Thematic Photographic 21 – Happy


Gill 11.09.08 at 4:51 am

Hey missus….where are you? Trust me you are missed!
Hope you and the family are all ok. Missing you loads
Gill and the gang πŸ™‚

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