An Update

On Jan 12th of this month Hubs and I went down with Covid. I kept thinking I was doing better but in actuality I was not. I had to be admitted into the hospital because my breathing was beginning to worsen. I went into Urgent Care and they checked my breathing and the doctor said he didn’t like the sound of my right lung and was afraid it would collapse if we didn’t do something about it.

I was sent over to the hospital for xrays and after the doctors saw the xrays they admitted me right away. I was in the hospital for 4 days getting the help I needed to get over this nasty and life threatening illness. Even now that I am home and feeling better my breathing is still hard. I have been coughing up all this crap and that seems to help with the breathing. But I honestly don’t how much longer it will take before I am back to my old self.

Since I have been home I have been working on my new website called: Mod Girl Graphics. Before I fell ill I was making all sorts of graphics and wanted to add them to my site for anyone who would be interested in purchasing them. The graphics I have made the most are fairies but there are all sorts of graphics that I have also made too. You can check out my new site here:

https://www.modgirlgraphics.com

thanks and hugs, Mod Girl.

Having Fun! How About You?

So, remember when I told you about the paid membership I have from CreativeFabrica.com? Well, they have this tool that members can use to make there own graphics and I have to tell you, it is so addictive! The past week I’ve been having so much fun making images it’s crazy, lol.

Now, the images I keep making all seem to be the same type because when I was making them I kept thinking to myself; “Would I use this image in my tag making?” That’s the main reason why I got the paid subscription in the first place. To use any images I downloaded (or made) for creating tags.

So, I have created a couple of tags using the images I created. They are fairies (which I love, lol) and I really like how they turned out. The tool to make the images isn’t all that easy to use to get the image just the way you want it to look . But after getting used to using the tools for awhile, I am very pleased by all the ones I’ve been making lately.

Here are the 2 tags I made using those 2 fairies I created and please let me know what you think about them. I might sell some of the images I create here at my site. Yes, when you create your own images with that tool you can do whatever you want with the images you make. Nice huh? Lol.

Anyway, here’s the previews. Thanks for looking and hugs,

Updates and more updates!

Well, a lot has been happening lately so I thought I had better make a post about it here at my blog, lol. So, let’s get started shall we?

The first update is about my scrapbook shop. I closed it for good this time. Haven’t had any sales in the past few years so I thought it was time to shut the doors to my online shop.

Next, I purchased a paid membership at CreativeFabrica.com. I splurged and purchased the 1 year subscription so I now have plenty of time to search through the enormous amount of images there and download them whenever I feel like it.

Besides the paid subscription I also purchased some new PTU tubes to use in making my tags. I bought tubes from VeryMany, VM Artists, EleganceFly and Digital Art Heaven.

So, I got plenty of resources to use to make tags and I’ve been having a lot of fun using the images from CreativeFabrica.com to create new tags. Most of the images I’m using right now are from the Community area and some of the artwork is just fabulous! But the only draw back I see is that the images are all flattened jpg images and in order to use them with a transparent background I will need to tube them.

Which is okay by me but some of them are just fine as they are and I’m trying to come up with new ways to use them, lol. Creativity seems to be pouring out of me right now when making tags and I’m having so much fun making tags that it should be illegal, lol.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know what has been going on lately. I hope you have a wonderful and happy new year!
Take care and hugs,

tag by Mod Girl

Aren’t those the cutest bee’s you’ve ever seen?
I found them at CreativeFabrica.com and once I saw them I just knew they would make a cute tag!

Reopen PSP Sharing Group!

I just wanted to let you all know that I reopened my paintshop pro sharing group. Also, I have changed the rules for this group where all members can share but we no longer allow forwarding emails from other groups to this one. The reason for this is because when you’re a member of many psp related groups, members tend to send the same exact stuff to ALL the other groups. So, you end up getting doubles and sometimes triples of the same emails in your inbox.

And with the new rules for the group you won’t have to worry about that anymore. And although sharing is required once a week, you don’t have to share anything if you don’t have anything to share. HOWEVER, sending an email through the group and saying; “Thank You” will be acceptable as a “share” from you each week.

Besides reopening my online groups at google groups I also opened up back up groups at Groups.io just in case. You never know what will happen in the future so having some sort of backup plan is always a good idea. Anyway, enough of the gab, lol. Here’s the link to the group if anyone is interested:

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

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.

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.

Showing off some new tags

So, my internet and phone went down for almost an entire week. Yesterday I got it back on and you can read all about the ordeal HERE if you want, lol.

Anyway, the whole time I was without internet I played in my psp program and started making lots of new tags. Below are a few previews and I will be offering them up for request inside my tag forum located HERE in the next few days. thanks for stopping by and hugs,

Welcome!

Hi everyone and thanks for stopping by! If you’re new to this site, it’s where I will update you about what is going on with all my other websites.

All my tag offers have been moved over to my forum at TaggersWorld.com Besides my tag offers you also find lot’s of downloads for forum members like; png tubes, cluster frames, tag extras, desktop wallpapers, jpg masks, blank tags, tag templates, tag backs, tags with names already on them, tagger sized scrap kits and misc downloads like seamless background tiles and word art. And besides all the downloads for forum members, you also find tag challenges, tag tutorials, MOTW activity, tag games, and much more.

My TagExtras.com website is where you’ll find my sets of tag extras. And I have decided to add all the tag extras I’ve ever made to that website minus a couple of themed typed tags like adult and goth which some people might find offensive. THOSE type of tag extras can be found in my TaggersWorld.com forum from now on.

My ScrapbookFreebies.com website is where I share all the scrapbook freebies that I’ve made over the years. The types of scrapbook freebies you’ll find there are; tagger sized scrap kits, digital sized scrap kits and commercial use freebies.

And, when I’m not tagging and making scrapbook freebies I also enjoy making psp tubes. You’ll find a lot of my psp tubes at my PaintShopProTubes.com website.

thanks again for stopping by and hugs,