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Monday, March 28, 2011

Cutting Cafe Card

Here is my shaped card for the Inspiration for
The Cafe. Sorry for the washed out colors, but it really is nice. To buy this shaped card go to :

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

alternate access to your blog in case of emergency.

I managed to lock myself out of my You Tube account a few months ago, so I apologise to those people who asked me questions or left a message. Before anyone asks, no my You Tube account is not connected to my blog, I used another (can’t remember) email address to join.

Anyway, after this event I thought I better investigate how I can prevent the same thing happening with my blog. My solution was to use one of my other email accounts and give permission for that account to have admin privileges on my blog. Well, to be honest I have a few email accounts for various reasons and I gave each account admin privileges. Surely in case of emergency I will remember one of them, plus this time I had the sense to write down the details in a notebook.

1. Open the blog Dashboard and select the Settings tab
2. Select the Permissions tab
3. Click on the blue button, ADD AUTHORS
A new window will open and lists any current authors.
4. Enter your alternate email address in the empty box as shown below and press INVITE.
5. After selecting INVITE an email will be sent to the new email account. Follow the instructions and the hyperlink.

I will admit I had a bit of trouble getting access through the link in the email. If you have problems sign out of your blog and try again. If you have Internet Explorer on your computer and choose to use Firefox for internet browsing this is even easier to set up. Stay signed into your blog in Firefox and paste the hyperlink provided with the new email in Internet Explorer. It is the method I used to set up new email accounts and allowed me to be signed in with both identities at the same time, one in Firefox and one in Internet Explorer.

When you first access the blog with the new email identity you will find you have very limited access on your blog. Basically you will be able to add a new post or delete your new identity, as shown below. I wanted full access so I went one step further.
6. I signed back into my blog using my original identity. Once again I opened the Settings tab and then the Permissions tab. I located the new email account which currently has author privileges and granted admin privileges. If you follow these steps you will be able to sign in with either email account.
Don't forget when you sign in using your new email account to use the password you normally use for that account and not your existing blog password.

I got this from Aussie Carolyn


Backing Up your Blogger Blog

I am may be the last person to know about backing up a blog but just incase I am not the only one I will show how easy it is to back up a Blogger blog. Now I know this is so easy I plan to back my blog on a regular basis.

1. Select the tab Settings
2. Select the tab Basic
3. Select Export Blog
4. A new window will open, click on the orange tab DOWNLOAD BLOG
5. Select Save File and click on the Ok button.

Compliments of Aussie Carolyn

Friday, March 25, 2011


So sorry the colors are washed out here. And you cannot see all the little sparkle from the Stickles I used either. But it was fun to make and really turned out super. It is a shaped card so it opens for any message you'd like to use. I layered the main card with the little snowflakes scrapbook paper then dotted stickles on some of the snowflakes. Use pipe cleaner for the antenna.
To get this go to

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Well, here is another card from The Cutting Cafe! I love this bicycle. Reminds me of the older style! It is called Let's Go for a Ride. You can see it here Lets go for a ride set

Saturday, March 12, 2011


This card is made with a Penny Duncan creation. The cross is cut in MTC with my Cricut. Too bad you can't see the em-bossing around the cross, I used my oval Spellbinder die to do it. Bummer you can see it. The saying was from
my Design Maker and printed with my Design Runner.
anyway, I hope you like it.


Here's my first Easter card for The Cutting Cafe. Hope you like it. It is hard to see the glitter on the eggs. Doesn't scan that well. The ribbon is pink but it isn't showing that. The background is Easter set 1 and the bunny and words around it are from the Easter set 2A. Check them out at The Cutting Cafe

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Here is another card, purple would you say? The photo camera image is from The Cutting Cafe called Photo mini. Then I die cut it with a Sizzix die in the shape of a camera. Put a stamped image behind the lens. Background paper was Stampin' Up! for years back and finished off with a white prima flower with a purple brad in the center. Hope you enjoy and maybe leave a comment.