Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tech Talk Thursday

It's Tech Talk Thursday!! I know I already posted today, but I can't resist.

I'm not saying I'm going to do this every Thursday or anything, but I've been asked some great questions lately, so I'd like to go all girl geek on you today.

But first - a card! The most low tech thing in the world!

This is the result of a spectacular failure to pull off an elegant white on white card with these adorable Stampin' Up! Embosslits for the Big Shot. Seriously. Everything I made was hideous. I was going for this whole Coco Chanel blow your mind thing and I got... well, I got to take the trash out. So here's what I did instead.

I took some DSP and ran it through the Flower Burst Embosslit. Then I sanded it to get the white relief on there. Which gave me a fabby idea I'm trying tonight. Trash or Treasure? You will decide!! Anyway, then I stuck some DSP on the bottom of my card and "burned" the edges with my black marker.

I stamped the closest thing to a matching image (Trendy Trees, stamped off twice first) in Ruby Red and stamped the greeting from Great Friend in black on top. I punched that with my oval punch, edged it with my Ruby Red marker and popped it up with dimensionals. I added a strip of Basic Black across the card and one of the sassy new brads and bam! No trash!

Okay - get your ggggggggeeeeeeeeeek on.

Here are some Q&A:

1) Someone was nice enough to leave spam as a comment on my blog in Chinese. What if it says something dirty about me? I can't have China thinking I'm naughty - can I delete them?

Yes, you can. Once you are logged into your gmail/blogger account, simply view the comments for the naughty Chinese post. You will see a teeny trashcan. That's where the spamming trash talkers go. Click & delete and enjoy your right as an American not to be plagued by ShamWow types who speak a different language.

2) I would like to know how to DO a webinar. Will you teach us how?

Yes, I will offer a webinar on webinars! So for those of you who have a downline, or another business, or if you just wanna teach your 90 year old mother how to Twitter - I'll hook you up!

3) What photo editing program do you use?

I use Photoshop. I'm about to create a video on mindbites with the only 5 steps I use in Photoshop to edit my photos. It breaks my heart when I see a gorgeous card that is badly photographed - my own stuff included! So I always take just 5 steps to clean them up. If you want a ginormous giggle, and if you want to learn a LOT while you're laughing, check out my buddy Donnie, on the You Suck at Photoshop on My Damn Channel (that's the name of it - it's not MY damn channel). Even if you don't have or don't want Photoshop, this is freaking hilarious. In a very dark and twisted sort of way.

4) What do you use to manage Twitter?

I use Tweet Deck. You can download it for free and what I like about it is it refreshes instantly - the Twitter website has a delay, as does the Twitter app for Blackberry. It also displays each type of message on one screen, and gives you the option of updating Twitter and Facebook at the same time, which is great.

5) Free Tip #5

If you are a windows user, you can save time at startup by doing this - when you go to log off each day, hit Start, Log off, but choose "Stand By" instead of log off. This puts your computer into low power mode - it behaves like its off, but when you hit the on button, you resume all your applications just at the place you were. If you have 13 applications and 17 Firefox windows running at all times like I do - this is HUGE. :)

Have a fabby Friday.


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  1. OK...
    #1 LOVE your Tech Talk Kitty!!! Do we have a name for her yet? I think you should have a naming BlogCandy a few class when you teach your webinar on how to webinar

    #2 - Sign me up for the Webinar on Webenaring

    #3 - Sign me up for anything Photoshop related...I'll buy the darn thing the mean time it's I-Photo for me

    WV of the day SISTESE

    as in...another name for my sister who always teased me when I was a kid

  2. LUUUUUUV the kitty graphic. you are so amazingly geeky, girlfriend!

    the card's pretty too. when are we going to see the trash or treasure card attempt?

    donnie has some interesting language he uses to describe things...i think yours will be funnier.


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