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Monday, 14 July 2008

It's Big..It's Mean...It's the Paper Machine!!!

OK, so the post title may be a tiny bit over the top..but it is big and it is paper, lol!! I have had a busy weekend sorting through my mountain of stuff on my computer and I decided that some of those trillions of papers I had made and not used had to go!! So...during the next few days I am giving it away..to you!! Have a look at what's on offer today in Pack 1. I felt like I was wading through mud...there was so much to sort through and rather than spring clean and delete it I know you'll give it a good home.

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As you can see I have also revamped my blog with the help of that wonderful template guru, Agi from Grumpy Cow. Thank you Agi for your patience and talent!! You did a great job!! I spent the rest of the weekend changing the template over..well, let's just say I'm not very talented at webstuff...I know!! It's not soo hard...but I'm a slow learner!! But I made it in the end..it's my own fault for having so many things in my side bar! At one point during the weekend I had the new blog template AND my old header showing..that takes skill, believe me and some common sense to get it right. My common sense by this point had deserted me..so I took a while, lol!

But it's done and now I need to tweak things. Are the images too large now for this template? Should I make them smaller? All things I'd like you to tell me what you think. But despite my limitations I'm doing a happy dance..it's done!!

Download Paper Machine Part 1 (i have split it into two downloads)

First download here

Second download here

I have been so busy that I've not even had time to get into trouble!! Well, I did have just one little problem when I was putting petrol in my car. It all started really normally and I took off the petrol cap, filled up, then went to put the cap back and lock it. Easy you may say...it would have been except the petrol cap fairy had been playing with mine!! I twisted and turned it, played with the key (its a lockable one), I tried everything..but that little cutie just would not fit!!!! By this time there was a queue behind me...and you know how patient people are...not!!! Lol!! My face was getting red and I was feeling just a little bit stupid! For one insane moment I wanted to laugh, it was a bit like Cinderella's slipper and trying to get it to fit. I felt just like one of the ugly sisters..it was just not going to go on!!

One man came over and asked what was wrong and then promptly told me he didn't know why women had such a problem with this sort of thing, grrrr!!! He tried and tried to get the cap to go on, but no joy. So I smiled sweetly and said "Thank you at least now I know it's not a woman thing". I still felt stupid but at least I was no the only one!!

About 10 minutes later and after much grunting and groaning the cap surrendered to a large bang and hefty shove from a really nice lady..boy she had strength...I thought my car was going to move when she shoved!!! But she did the job and I was secure and ready to go....I do have just one small problem. What to do next time when I need to fill up!! I should have got her number!!

OK, time to go and do some cleaning, cooking and stuff....at least I'm safe there, I hope, lol!!

Have a great day and see you all tomorrow!!

 

16 comments:

OR Scraps said...

Thank you so much for sharing your extra stuff! These look awesome!

As for the new blog look.... I LOVE IT!!!! IMO the pics aren't too big. I love being able to see more of the details in the images, whether it's previews or layouts. Great template! I'm heading over now to check out the link. Thanks again!
Jenn

lovetocraftbetty said...

Your blog looks fabulous!!

Thanks for sharing all these beautiful papers - love the assortment of colors.

LindaJD said...

Hi June, love the new look now, it's so fresh and clean...:)
Thanks for the Great papers, am looking forward to the rest of the week, the previews are Gorgeous!!
lol..@ the Petrol Cap, my daughter had the same problem when she got her new car, but hers wouldn'come off!! hehehe....

Judy said...

Love the new look of your blog and thanks for the papers....I will find a use for them.
Had to laugh at your experience with the petrol cap....same sort of thing happened to me, long line up behind me and no way would that petrol cap go on.....now I just drive the car, when it needs filling up I get hubby to go and do it.

Anonymous said...

The papers are wonderful, thank you!

Try buying a new locking cap so you don't have that trouble again!

mjsterling said...

You have a very neat blog and the color is pleasing to the eyes. stay safe!

MomSoto said...

Your new freebie was just listed at Twisted Challenges Freebie Listing.
http://twistedchallenges.blogspot.com/

Grumpy Cow said...

Grabbing the papers ;)
Thank you!! xo
PS: The images look fine :) Great job changing it all over, lol, I know it is a pain.

Kim said...

I think that's a great post title and a great way to talk about the goodies you have in store for us! Pretty papers and I LOVE the new look to your blog!

Congrats - I've awarded you 2 blog awards - come check out my blog for the details :).

ccynden said...

Oh wow is all I can say. I am so glad you did not delete these wonderful papers. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

I really like your new blog look. I find it much easier for my old eyes to read and I love the size of the images. Thanks for all the wonderful items you have given us for so long! Keep up the good work.

Suz said...

Super Duper big thank you…I’m snagging this one!!
...♥Hugs♥...
Suz

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 15 Jul [LA 02:55am, NY 04:55am, UK 09:55am, OZ 07:55pm]).

Melanie said...

oh wow, your template looks awesome june! I L-O-V-E it!!!! Guiess mine need some pimping as well....

cindiaskew said...

i love your papers. thank you for sharing appreciate it

tigger said...

Looks beautiful! And I have an idea for the filler cap. Next time you're near an auto parts supply store go in and ask if they could tell you if you need a new cap. It's usually a lot cheaper than seeing a mechanic. I worked 7 years in an auto dealership parts department. We helped with all sorts of problems. If the lock is seized up then they can at least sell you a new one that works. Mine did that a few years back but fortunately mine was stuck in the unlock position. LOL