Friday, August 22, 2008

Scrapbook Saturday 23/8: Caravanning Capers!

This week I have scrapped a couple of lovely pictures of my darling Hubby, Ian in our caravan. I have used Background, Overlays & Elements from She has lots of great collections for scrapbookers, including FREEBIES, of which these are some. Her latest collection is called Endless Love and is just gorgeous. She also has lots of links to other Freebies and sites on her blog and her collections can also be found at Scrappers Zone & Scrapping Whispers, which are 2 more great scrapbooking websites.

The other site I have found, which is very exciting is a blog called DigiFree digital scrapbooking freebie search engine! Here I found thumbnails with links to 182 freebies on blogs, which changes daily, depending on what's available. a fantastic resource for the Scrapbooking community. This blog is dynamically constructed by a computer program. You can think of it as an automated search engine for freebies found in digital scrapbooking blogs. The program works by going through a list of over 2000 blogs that it has found and it scans those blogs to identify (1) if they have been updated since the system last looked and (2) if they contain any freebies. If both of these are true, then the system lists it. It also keeps a lookout for new blogs that are mentioned and tests each one to see if it can detect freebies there.I am sure you will find loads of interesting stuff on both these sites, just make sure you leave enough time for the blogging & scrapbooking!

Pixel Dust has got a load of FREEBIES on her blog as well so don't forget to drop in and give her a visit. And dont forget to hop over to MammaDawg and have a look at the Scrapbook Saturday Blogroll, or even better join us.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Funny Video! worlds smallest car

I've just posted a VIDEO over on my other blog News, Views, Thrills & Spills! This is the Prime Ministers Office video response to the petition for Jeremy Clarkson for PM. I have also got a very funny video of Jeremy and the worlds smallest car which I have also now posted on here. Bearing in mind Jeremy is about 6ft 5inches and the car is absolutely tiny the video of him driving it around the streets of London as well as the BBC offices (yes, you read that right!)is hilarious. THIS IS A MUST SEE!!!

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Wordless Wednesday 20/8: My eBay mirror

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I got this great mirror on eBay for $90 (£45) as no one else bothered to bid on it (can't imagine why!) It's 3'6" high by 5' wide so we had to go and pick it up from Kent, a round trip of 300 miles! It only just went in the car and we had to prop it up sideways with cushions & blankets. Everytime we went over a bump or pothole I kept waiting for an ominous cracking sound! At least we have a wall big enough to take it, and Hubby was very forbearing in letting me buy it as it's not to his taste at all (although he has admitted it's grown on him:-)

I know this is supposed to be WORDLESS Wednesday and I did initially post just the picture, but I thought you might enjoy the story behind it and thought what the heck! :-)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Yahoo! Buzz: opens doors to one and all!

Now you can get your webpages listed on Yahoo!Buzz. As of today it is opening its doors to all publishers and could well give Digg a run for its money.

Yahoo said that Web publishers from large players to the niche blogs will be able to add content to Buzz via simple code by going to this site. If you don't already have a Yahoo! account you can register HERE. For an example of the Buzz button have a look at the bottom of this post, but there are quite a few variations availabe.

Meanwhile, Yahoo says that any page on the Web can be added to Buzz. That addition means that Web pages that theoretically aren’t in a news or blog format can be submitted as notable content.

"Any of the Web's best current event stories, gossip, photos, videos and more can be submitted and shared on Yahoo! Buzz," explains Tapan Bhat on Yodel Anecdotal.

He then continues, "You've already seen the 'Buzz Up' buttons on many of your favorite sites, including New York Times, Us Weekly and BoingBoing. Now, as any site is able to add our button, you'll have even more places to buzz to your heart's content. And if you don't see that button on a Web story you just have to share, you can submit a story right on Yahoo! Buzz."

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Ruby Tuesday: a crab in a cube!

This is my photo for Ruby Tuesday. It is of one of my two red clawed crabs. His name is Buster - the other is Biff! They live in our aquarium with a selection of tropical fish. They are also called Thai Crabs as they originally come from the mangrove swamps and mudflats of South East Asia. Their proper name is Sesarma Bidens. The biggest problem we have with them (apart from their tendency to eat fish!) is that they are great escapers. We often find them in the filter or even out of the tank! This despite the fact we have taped up every means of escape we can see! Here's some more pics of Buster & Biff!
This is the original photo I used for the Rubik's Cube which was created at

Why not join in and post a Ruby Tuesday picture yourself, the rules are simple. Just post a picture with red in it, but it must be one of your own and it can be of anything you like. For more details hop over to The Teach at Work of the Poet and check out the blogroll.

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

WORDLE: Create word cloud graphics!

Gotta tell you about this really great fun site I have discovered, Its called WORDLE. Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text or URL's that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends. There are loads of combinations of fonts, colours and layouts you can create, with a choice of black or white background. Click on pic to enlarge.

To find out more and see some more examples of the kind of word cloud graphics you can create visit News, Views, Thrills & Spills!

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