Moving back to google groups from Groups.io

Okay, I didn’t want to do this but there seems to be this thing with Groups.io where group owners are limited to the amount of space to store image previews and files for download. Google groups (so far) don’t have this setup like that and because of this, I have decided to go back to Google. I know, I really cannot stand google either but until someone can come up with a better FREE solution to this problem it looks like we’re all stuck with it.

Now, just because the groups have been moved over to Google doesn’t mean I am deleting my groups from Groups.io
I figure if anything DOES happen to google groups in the future it would always be a good thing to have some sort of a back up plan in place. Something I have learned with the external hard drive problems I have been having recently, lol.

Anyway, the links to the groups that will be (in use) are added to the menu area in the sidebar. And, all the links to my groups.io groups have been removed from my sidebar.
thanks and hugs, Mod Girl.

New Group!

Hi everyone, it’s me again, lol. Going through my CD’s and external hard drive I found thousands of graphics in all sorts of themes and sizes. Instead of sharing them all in one of my other groups I thought I would create a group just for sharing graphics that can be used in making tags, desktop wallpapers, web graphics, email stationery, ANYTHING that can be used for Personal Use ONLY. It’s also a family friendly group.

I’m going to start adding a lot of posts to that group today because I am still trying to remove stuff off my other external hard drive and share a lot of the stuff I have hoarded for years, lol. I hope you’ll join the new group and you’ll find something useful that you can use in your design making. Now, here’s the link to the new group:

https://groups.google.com/g/graphics-world

Thanks for stopping by and hugs, Mod Girl

About my scrapbook graphics

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. Well, when one of my external hard drives starting giving me some trouble and I thought that I had lost all my scrapbook graphics, I decided to go through a bunch of my old CD’s to see if I saved any of them to disk. Well, I did save some of them to disk but all those I saved were older copies and not the new fresh ones that were revamped.

So, if I can’t find some of the newer revamped versions of them I will just have to try redoing them all over again, lol. I think I still remember all the stuff I added to some of them and I did save the previews to those that were revamped so that will come in handy if that happens.

On a side note, I decided to reopen my old Scrap-Kits.com website. But instead of having an actual online shop this time I am offering a sort of “Buy My Entire Shop” kind of thing instead. I added a “Buy Now” button to my site also so there won’t be any subscription fees at anytime. You pay the amount listed and you get to download as much as you want and at anytime, 24/7 forever. Just so long as you remember to accept and follow my Terms of Use, lol. I know it seems a bit much to have to say that, but you’d be surprised by how many people never read any rules (or directions) for anything these days. And yes, I myself am just as guilty as well, lol.

You know those food packages where they give you directions on the back of the box? Sometimes I don’t even bother looking at them (mostly cake mixes) because they are pretty much all the same anyway so I figure why bother, lol.

So anyway, here’s the link to my site if anyone is interested. There is also an image gallery so you can see what all is inside the downloads area that come in the “Buy Now” package.

https://www.scrap-kits.com

BTW, I forgot to add; in the tagger sized scrap kits previews gallery there are not that many previews listed. For the tagger size scrap kits downloads area there are around 151 tagger sized products to download. Some are older kits that I lost previews to and others are some I even forgot all about until I found them on one of my CD’s, lol. So, yeah, there’s a LOT MORE than what are shown in the previews.

Thanks again for stopping by and hugs,

Fall Beauty tag by Mod Girl

Oh the woes of hard drives

Don’t you just love it when you get the latest update from Windows 10 and then all of a sudden nothing seems to work like it’s supposed to? Yup. I am blaming all my external hard drive woes on Window’s latest update. Because it was working just fine before I got updated. We did have what I thought was a power surge here a few weeks ago but come to find out that it was our hot water tank that needed the breaker re-flipped, lol. That’s what hubs told me anyway so I’m sticking to that story, lol.

So, the good news is; I was able to get all the important stuff I needed off my external before I decided to reformat it. More good news is that the reformat also did a scan and found nothing wrong with the hard drive. So, last night and all of today I have been busy moving back some of my files onto my external. So, I stopped long enough to run to town to do some grocery shopping. And when I got back can you guess what I found? The external drive now isn’t showing up in my list of hard drives. The light is off and not blinking or anything either. It’s like it got tuckered out and decided to fall asleep. Can you believe that?

Well, lucky me. At least I do now know what to do to get it back showing up in my list of hard drives again. Here’s the gist of it just in case you were wondering, lol.

#1. I go into my control panel and click on; “Administrative Tools”.

#2. Next, I double click on the icon which reads; “Computer Management”.

#3. On the left hand side of that page I click on; “Device Manager”.

#4. On the right hand side I find the link that reads; “Universal Serial Bus controllers” and click on it.

#5. Then I right click on the item that reads; “USB Mass Storage Device” and choose to uninstall it.

The next thing I do is close out all those windows and shut down my computer. After my computer has shut down completely, I unplug my external hard drive from the USB port.

Next thing is to restart my computer. And, after my computer has been on for a little while (I usually check my email because that takes me a few minutes) I will then plug the external hard drive back into the USB port.

That’s right. I have to do this crazy setup EVERY stinking time. Fun huh? And before you even ask, yup, I have tried every setting known to man with this external hard drive. And NOTHING works except this stupid process I just explained to you.

And you know the funny thing about all of this is that all my tags WERE on that external hard drive. But I finally got all those files now sitting in My Documents folder on my computer. But you know silly me, I didn’t think about saving all the fonts I used to make all those tags first, lol.  Years ago (when I started making tags) I kept a tag journal and used it to keep records of all the tags I created and type of tools I used to make them with. It was pretty informative and quite helpful for making tags. But then I had the great idea of just dropping any fonts and gradients I used to write the name on each tag in the same folder as the blank tag I made. It was a pretty good idea for awhile but one day I got cocky and decided I mainly used the same fonts over and over again so there was no need to save all those fonts to the tag folder any longer. So new tags I made don’t have any fonts added to each folder I made.

Well, can you imagine how stupid I must have felt the first time I went to make a tag for someone and could not for the life of me remember what font I used in making that tag? Well, I’ll tell you, pretty darned stupid! So, from now on the fonts go back into the tag folder with the tags. I won’t make that mistake again. lol.

So, anyway back to the external hard drive. It finally came back on and I was able to move the fonts off of the external and onto my desktop computer so now I can actually make some tags again. Woohoo!!

Well, that’s the good news. The bad news is that all the png tubes I had created from psp tubes were all removed during the reformat of the external. I also figured that since I have so many tubes already on cd’s laying around that I could just restart that process of formatting them into png image files all over again. So, that’s going to take some time right there. My online group; “PaintShop Pro Love” will have to sit around for a little while with no activity until I can get some stuff ready to send. Sorry guys.

thanks for stopping by and hugs,

Lost my external!!

Okay, I honestly don’t know what happened but I have lost my external hard drive. We had some sort of power surge yesterday where the power went off for a few seconds and then came back on. And when it did my external would not boot up and still won’t. I have unplugged it and plugged it into my computer several times and even tried plugging it into my laptop to see if I could open it from there but, nope. Nothing.

I am so upset by this and the reasons are because almost all my important files were on that external hard drive. Not to mention ALL of my tags that I have made over the years including all my new ones. ALL my psp tubes that I have purchased over the years, all of it. All gone now. I am going to take my hard drive to a computer shop and see if they can help me get the files out of it. Hopefully there are still some files left on it. I am not getting my hopes up though. I honestly don’t know what to do right now. I have tried everything I can think of to get my external to open and nothing seems to work. I might need to reset my computer again and see if that helps. I don’t know if there is anything that can be done at this point.

Devastated is hardly the word I would use to express how I am feeling right now. It’s a terrible feeling knowing years of hard work just went poof in a matter of seconds. So, I guess you know that the new tag offer I just added here to my site is sort of a waste of time now. I cannot even make that tag for anyone because I can’t open my external to get to any of them. I’m sick of thinking about it. I need to take stop and figure out what I can do at this point. Maybe I saved some tags to a CD somewhere. OMG, I sure hope so. Wish me luck while I do a search. thanks for listening to me rattle on and hugs, Mod Girl.

Road Trip Tag Offer

The tag below is for request.
To request this tag; LEAVE A COMMENT (link below).
You may request only once and your tag will be sent to you via email (the same one you used to leave your comment with).
In the comment box, please remember to let me know the NAME you’d like written on your tag.

Please DO NOT request tag extras. If there are any tag extras for this particular tag you can find them here:
https://www.tagextras.com
thanks and hugs,

Road Trip tag by Mod Girl

My Always List

I created a new always list group at google groups. Now, with all the problems we’ve been having with google lately please remember that if google does go down again you also have the option of requesting my tags HERE at this website as well.  I was thinking of creating an always list at Groups.io also but because I have this website. I don’t really see any need of doing that.

So, anyway. My always list will be available for members to join for awhile only. As soon as I get around 50 members I will be closing the group to any new members who may want to join it. The reason for this is because it takes me awhile to create tags. I don’t use any sort of automated scripts and such to help me with adding names to them. I do it all by hand and that takes time. So, that’s the reason why I will be limiting my members to 50.

Now, for anyone who is interested in collecting my tags (with there name on them) you can do that by visiting the link below. You’ll need to subscribe to the group once you get there:

https://groups.google.com/g/modgirltags

 

thanks and hugs,

Pumpkin Festival tag by Mod Girl

PaintShop Pro Tubes

Hi everyone. Well, after the problem with the one website going offline I thought I would check on one of my other websites; “PaintShopProTubes.com” and since it doesn’t have very many visitors (and I now have my paint shop pro tubes group online again) I removed that website. I still don’t know exactly what happened with my TaggersWorld.com forum but I am wondering if it had something to do with bandwidth and the amount of web space you have with your web server.

And for those who have been wondering; I did create a new group for taggers and anyone who likes collecting them. The taggers of the group can offer tags for request and the members can request tags. There will also be a MOTW each week, tag challenges each week, tag games (when time allows for those) and tag tutorials whenever anyone wants to share them. Besides all that we will share ANYTHING tag related. Blank tags, tag extras, comp sets, forum tag sets, DOTW tag sets, single tags, name tags, tag backs, etc… And participation in that group will be MANDATORY once a week. So, if you don’t do any of the tag challenges, tag tutorials, tag games, etc… then sharing a name tag or blanks tags every now and then will also count towards participation in the group.

All the groups I owned and managed in the past, I let members slide with not sharing but as I get older I am somewhat more under the idea that if you are too lazy to share or just don’t want too, then I really don’t want you in any of my groups. I know that may sound harsh for some but imagine being a group owner for years and having to BEG members to share every single day of the week. It get’s tiresome after awhile. And if members really want to share, they will. And those members who don’t, never will and will always come up with some excuse to why they cannot.

So, I am working on the group right now. I also created a backup group at Groups.io just in case the google group I created goes down. For those who don’t know, google has been having some issues lately with there apps and programs that people use on a daily basis. One of the reasons I like using google groups is because you are not limited by the amount of attachments like Groups.io is. For anyone who is interested in joining my Taggers World group at google groups, you can find it here:

https://groups.google.com/g/taggersworld

thanks and hugs,
Mod Girl.

Taggers World

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by. Well, I got some good news and I got some bad news. First the bad news. While I was working on my Taggers World forum website, my database went down and as of this minute, it is still down. And no matter how much I have tried, I cannot get it back online. So unfortunately, I’m afraid my website TaggersWorld.com is now completely gone for good.

Now, the good news is is that you can get any of my tag offers HERE at this website at ModGirlTags.com. AND, I am re-thinking about re-opening my online tagging group but I haven’t decided on that just yet. I will keep you updated on that if and when it ever happens.

thanks and hugs,

Haunted House tag by Mod Girl

What is up with google?

Okay, I honestly don’t know what is going on with Google lately but so far (for over a week now), I have had issues with my gmail account and with the captcha tool I was using for all my websites. Before all these problems started however, I realized that google has once again updated they google groups and omg, what a mess that is. Group owners are having problems left and right with google groups. Once upon a time the group owner could add a group banner image to there group page so visitors could see the banner. Not anymore, those banners are cut in half where you now have to scroll down to see the rest of the image.

Dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. Why anyone would think THAT was a good idea, well, I don’t know what they were thinking when they did that. And I wouldn’t call that a very good upgrade than before either. Seriously Google, if you’re going to do that to the group owners then WHY even have a google groups to begin with? Especially if the group owners can’t have the groups look like they were in the past and were appealing to the eye. Looking at some half image that you have to scroll down to see the rest of is idiotic in my opinion and well, it’s just plain stupid too.

Okay, so that’s google groups. Now let’s move onto Gmail. Yeah the free email alternative to all those pricey email programs out there. Well, I don’t know what’s up with gmail lately but even that is having it’s own issues these days also. For over a week now I’ve been able to log into my online gmail account but for some reason cannot download all the email to my computer through pop3. I keep getting these errors saying that the site is down or something along those lines.

But, wait. That’s not all. Recently I was contacted by a registered member of one of my other websites telling me the trouble she was having logging in. Google has a free captcha tool that website owners can use on there websites for free to stop spammers from registering or leaving spam comments. Well, apparently that captcha tool doesn’t work when Google’s site is down or not working properly either.

And you would think with ALL these problems that Google has been having lately they would send you an email and let you know about it RIGHT? Well, no. Because apparently that’s too much trouble for them to do and I guess with all these technical problems they keep having, I can see why. I really do hope they get it together sometime soon because I can just imagine how many people have already lost product orders from emails that were important to them or other files that are irreplaceable that they had stored in folders in their gmail accounts.