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Monday, December 15, 2008

OK... I need a new blinkie

The one I have is mainly for my main website. I need to get one for here. I'm going to start creating stickers and alphas... I just need to get creative.

Any ideas??

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Terminally Unique Designs Christmas Collab Kit!

The designers of Terminally Unique Designs have banded together to bring you this Christmas collab kit which contains 38 papers, 166 elements, 1 Christmas flood fill and 2 Alphas. This wonderful taggers kit is free with a $10 purchase! Simply add $10 worth of products as well as the Collab kit, which you can find here, into your shopping cart and then during checkout apply the discount code: TUDChristmas and you will receive the kit free! You must add the collab to your cart along with your products or the coupon will not work.

Ho Ho Ho!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Brynna's Kit is ready!! Holy Buckets!!

This kit is a labor of love for Treasured Scraps as Brynna is the niece of their owner, Patty (one of my Butterfly/Terminally Unique Designs friends - see Designs By Honor in the Blinkies section). Brynna is a remarkable 9 year old, going through something no child should ever be forced to endure. So Patty decided to put together a Charity Kit for her and 41 designers have come together to bring you this very special kit that contains: 339 papers, 1040 elements, 6 background tiles, 3 alphas, 4 Quick Pages and 1 Brag Book - for only $13! You can find the kit by either clicking on the preview above or going to the Treasured Scraps Exclusives or Charity Kit sections of the store. 75% of the proceeds go into a fund for Brynna herself and the other 25% will be donated to a wonderful charity called RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network).

You can find out more about Brynna at the blog Aunt Patty set up for her HERE.

If you decide to purchase this kit - thank you and bless you.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Come On, Ride The Train...

have come together for a Blog Train!
I didn't have any photos that matched their
theme colors, so I didn't participate. That doesn't
mean that I can't advertise for them, though!
Loyal, Helga, Hezalin and Patty (Honor) are wonderful designers
and I'm proud to be a part of their little corner of the 'Net.
I hope you enjoy the freebies - I know I've snagged 'em!

Honored Scraps - Patty

Friday, October 31, 2008

Ah, November

Time for another change of scenery.

*sigh* Changed the layout of the blog again. I like the 3 column better, personally. I wish I could have figured out how to get one of the fancy-schmancy ones to work. I kept getting an error code, and by the time I was done - I was seeing stars. So I just edited this template to give me another column.

Yes that was almost as rough, but in the end, I like the colors and the look of this one. Next time I decide to do it again though, y'all have permission to smack me. Seriously.

Tonight we didn't have too many trick or treaters. I was surprised, given the fact that it was in the 70's today. An absolutely gorgeous fall day. Oh well, at least those few that stopped by got lots of candy from us! We emptied the bowl - so we weren't tempted by the leftovers. Not that I'm a huge fan of smiley-face gumballs....

Anyhoo. It's November now. Well, in 30 minutes it will be.

Time to put up the Christmas lights (while the weather is still good) and set up the tree. Now, before you think I'm crazy - which if you know me, it's too late - we got a new kitten back in June. Boo is now 10 months old and into everything. I'm thinking of putting up the tree (no lights or decorations, you weirdos) so he has the chance to get used to it. I'm thinking it would be better to have to pick up an undecorated tree over and over than one with ornaments and stuff on it. Hope fully he'll get used to it and there will be no trouble.

Wishful thinking.

I'll keep you posted. Wish us luck.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Updates, updates...

Titzi gave me an award, which is what dragged my slow butt back in here. I needed some serious updating. LOL

I had to get a new PC. The power in our house spiked, causing my PC to get fried. Oh yay. Thankfully I'd been burning things to disk and had just ordered a new removable external 350MB drive for backups. Thank God for small favors, because I was able to recover everything but a few tubes from CILM. I think they were Rion Vernon tubes. Oh well, lesson learned.

Backup, backup, backup!!! Point taken.

So I've updated my blinkie links, added a chat box thingiemabob, and added a link to my friend Patty's blog so you can read about her niece, Brynna. She went through some tough crap, but kids are resilient, and I'm praying she'll pull through this and be able to grow up a healthy, happy young woman. Patty is putting together a collaboration scrap kit to sell for Brynna & charity, and if I have photos to "match" their theme then I will be donating them to her to use.

OK. I really need to get back to work. I work from home one day a week to save on gas, and I'm spittin' this out at lunchtime. I need to eat and get back to the grind.

I got an award!!!

Titzi from A Blonde Moment gave me an award! That was so sweet of her. Hugz, hunny!
The Rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link to the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links to those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the folks you’ve nominated
Here are my choices:
2. Clarey from Clarey's Designz
4. Connie & Nicole from Irresistible Scraps
5. Yvette & Missy from Misfits Scrapz
6. Paula from Scrapz A Daisy
7. Norma from Swheat Creations

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I am no longer requiring licenses to use my artwork

UPDATE (7/30/2008) - I am no longer issuing licenses to use my artwork - although I am still selling them. As long as you give me credit for my photograph/s then I am perfectly happy. Please read the ToU below (or visit The Dea Files) for copyright/usage information.

What can I use your photography to make?
You can use my images to create (including, but not limited to) the following: signature tags (but NO blank tags!), IncrediMail stationery, Outlook stationery, web sets, and websites. Feel free to contact me if you don't see what you're looking for listed here. Heck, as long as you credit me for the photo - knock yourself out!

What kind of copyright credit do you require?
On any of my images used alone, please put the following info somewhere on the finished graphic: ©Dea Liang www.TheDeaFiles.com. If it will be used with another artist, please put the following info somewhere on the graphic: Photo ©Dea Liang www.TheDeaFiles.com. Please make sure it is CLEARLY visible/legible. Any stationery (stats) created featuring my photos must contain copyright credits in two places: 1. By the actual artwork on the stat, and 2. In the credits at the bottom of the stat. I appreciate you giving credit where it's due. Thank you.

What can I do with your photos?
You MAY crop, tube, resize (but don't make them look all wonky), colorize to monochromatic/black & white, add sparkles, mist, blur, and animate them. You can use them in tutorials, as long as you indicate you purchased the art and direct people here to purchase their own images. Or, simply print them out and frame them. I'm sure they'd make loverly Christmas presents! Still curious? Then drop me a line - Dea@The-Liangs.com

What can't I do with your photos?
You may NOT share them, recolor them, create blank tags, claim them as your own (obviously), use them without proper credit to me, make any monetary gain from selling them or the finished product, use them to promote pornography, use them to promote violence/abuse towards or against humans/animals, or use them to promote hatred or racism.

Can I use your photography in conjunction with another artist?
I have no problem with it as long as you credit me for the photo (see Copyright info above) - but please make sure the other artist you'll be using has nothing in their Terms of Use against it. Some artists don't like you to use photography with their work that requires a second copyright. I personally have no problem with sharing a copyright on a finished product. I'm not picky. Hehehe

Do you use a special kind of camera?
Not really. Right now I'm just using an everyday Nikon COOLPIX L11 digital quick-shot type camera with a fairly decent zoom. I'm going to be asking Santa for a nicer one this Christmas, though!

Are those your flowers/animals?
The greater majority of the flowers are mine. All the animals are mine, too (including the squirrel, Walter) - or rather, I am theirs.

Do you shoot anything in particular?
Not really. I typically shoot flowers because of my garden. The cats, if they'll sit still, will tolerate me in their faces with the flash for only so long. The scenery is Kansas City and surrounding areas, unless I'm on vacation - which I haven't been on in years, so it's all KC. LOL I pretty much shoot whatever catches my eye.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lily's garden - scrapkit by DreamersFX

My good friend Dreamer has made me a scrapkit that matches Bryon & Maggie's wedding colors! I'm so psyched that I can scrapbook some stuff for them - and it'll all match!

It's called Lily's Garden - and she's even agreed to let me offer it here exclusively. Just go HERE to download. If you download it - leave some love (either here or there). She worked hard to make this kit and deserves lotsa love. LOL

DreamersFX/Dreamer Terms of Use:

All DreamersFX/Dreamer items are for personal use only. No commercial use is allowed under any circumstances.
Please do not claim these scraps as your own.
You may resize or colourize them to suit your projects, tags etc.
Please do not change the filenames.
Please do not upload to any website (except for tutorial writers)

Tutorial Writers:
If you are a tutorial writer and are using any of my scraps in your tutorials you may share all or part of the kit. You are welcome to link to my original 4shared link or upload the files to your own site. Please do not change the file names. Please give credit to DreamersFX

MSN Groups:
You may use any of my scraps in any of your challenges. Please share the original preview (save the one above) and credit DreamersFX

No link is required to DreamersFX. Just in case you need the link, though, here it is: http://groups.msn.com/DreamersFX/_whatsnew.msnw

Dreamer, owner of DreamersFX
~Dreams are Free so Free your Dreams~

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Now we're rolling!

OK, so it looks like I'm on a roll now. I added 2 more slideshows below, changed up my layout, made over my header, played with colors and fonts... ~whew~.

The floral slideshow contains shots of flowers from my garden & yard last year - before the killing frost we had wiped a bunch out. I must have done something good, though, because all my bulbs multiplied! Woo Hoo! I can't wait to shoot some more once they bloom.

The furry things album are my "kids". Caspian, the fuzzy black & white princess; Silas, the big gray chicken butt; and Macaroni. Good old tub-o-Mac. He's my bubby and I spoil him rotten. So there. Nyah. He's also an attention-monger, so most of my pictures are of him. The other two run and hide.

As far as seeking representation from AMI or CILM, I think I will hold off and do my own thing for now. I have some tagger friends that I can bounce ideas off of. Tagging, by the way, is using a graphics program like Paint Shop Pro or PhotoShop to create images, or "tags", to be used in email, forums, blogs, MySpace, websites, etc. I've been tagging for a few years now and have opened my own "Always List" (see link below-right: Lillerz' Alwayz Lizt) on the advice of a few dear friends. I even tagged my own header - I love Rion Vernon's artwork!

Anyhoo... I should probably wrap this up. It's getting crazy outside. I'm enjoying the sweet symphony of sirens, thunder, and the ever-popular "Kansas State Tree" - otherwise known as a Tornado Siren. Yep, we're under a tornado watch until 1am and a severe thunderstorm warning until then as well. Yay. I'm going to get zero sleep tonight! Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday.

Night Night - and leave me some love if you have an idea about my photos :o)

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