12 September 2014

Hard to please and a new freebie

I am a bit disappointed tonight. The new flat we are searching for is still out there somewhere out of reach. We saw yesterday a 2 bedroom flat which was perfect in size, luminosity, quite affordable for the price. 650 Euro a month plus water, gas, heating and condo fees extra. But, and there is always a con, isn't it? It was furnished with furniture coming straight from the late seventies!!!! The kitchen ruined just like everything else was also missing the oven. The dishwasher is still an optional here... Couch, wardrobes, hard wood floor full of scratches and several floor tiles were broken... we did not accept. We are going to wait for the next hopefully better one! Sigh!

The other reason I am disappointed is a comment I received here on the blog from an anonymous reader:

" thank you for the gifts

But honestly I have to share my opinion of how you do the downloads before I leave... I never mind the process of reading through advertising for someone's products and learning about their process or sales to earn a freebie. But having to read through a prattle of personal stuff with my mouse scanning each word searching for a link is just simply irritating and I doubt it's a achieving what you are looking for from those who come from your freebies. Unless your goal is just to frustrate people and send them away. It's simply not worth it.
Your designs are lovely. I may have even purchased a kit, but...
I truly wish you all the best as you pursue your endeavors as a digital designer and figure out how to relate to potential customers."

Supposing the commentator is a lady, she did not take the time to understand that:
- I'm not a designer (yet)
- I do not sell 
- I do not have customers/clients
- Everything I share on my blog is free, made with love and caring attention and is taking me a lot of time.

I hope she'll read my answer.

Dear Lady, 
You are not obliged to stop here at my blog.
I consider inappropriate and somehow offensive the word "prattle" and I really hope you have a better life than mine since I believe you lack something else. 
My goal is not frustrating or irritating people, I love to share something with people who stop by and download my freebies. Reading other blogs, stories about the life of people living in other countries all around the world made me understand that we share the same worries and hopes about family, work and life. This is comforting for me, it makes me feel not alone. I always answer to comments, mail back to help localize the link. I also gave direct link to my downloads. 
I do not want to be rude but if you were just searching for a download button this is the wrong place. Anonymous commenting saying these things was not fair at all. 
I thank you for the "thanks" you started your comment with and for helping me remember how many kind and lovely ladies left encouraging comments on this blog supporting me during the difficult times we went through. Yes I am very lucky to have virtually met them!

Comments like this happen, a friend told me that I can not please everybody and she was right!

The freebie I'm sharing tonight is made using a beautiful kit called Soft Memories by Scrap'Angie available free of charge at DIgiscrapbooking.ch. Hurry up as I do not know how long it'll stay free.


  

My pages:


Thanks to Crea Dorena for the freebie template I used to make the above page.


the freebie:


As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!

7 September 2014

Bouquet de l'espoir and its freebie

Time flies away, summer is ending even if it was a strange summer: very rainy and not warm at all. We had 72 rainy days in three month and only one week in June with temperatures above 30°C. Very strange. Our projects for bike riding, going to the swimming pool, train outside, archery training are gone for good. In a couple of days, on Wednesday, school will start again with its pro and cons. I feel a bit sad... 
Meanwhile I keep fighting with my PC.  When the HD died we decided to take the chance and update the system. DH bought 3 new memory banks of 4 GB each since I had already 4 GB installed and a brand new super silent CPU cooler. As you can imagine things went not as smooth as desired. 
After installing the Ram I got a blue screen of death.... 
I checked the ram and the slots to ensure they weren't faulty and it turned out the new memories were not compatible with the old one by HP I already had, grrrr . 
It's not a big deal as my machine is fast enough with 12 GB ram installed. 
When the cooler arrived, via ensured post, we noticed some little plastic debris falling of the package but we gave no importance to it as the cardboard box was not damaged. We then had a problem as the old cooler was secured to the motherboard with screws and the new one by pushing pins.  We therefore removed the old cooler but we also needed to remove the screw nut fixed on the back of the motherboard itself. As there was no way to reach the back we unmounted the motherboard from the case to do the job. Once removed we took the nuts away and installed the new cooler. We secured the motherboard to the case and re-installed everything back in: the video card, the fans, we plugged in all the cables and only at that point we noticed that the plastic frame of the fan cooler was damaged...... GRRRRR .... 
Luckily the cooler works perfectly even if the plastic frame is broken. 
I simply can not disassemble the new cooler and send it back as I can not install the old one back (remember the screws) plus I do not want to wait 10 days to be operational again. 
Since the cooler itself works, I would only need a fan replacement, I sent an e-mail to the Arctic company explaining my situation to see if they can send me one but I got no answers yet. 



see the hole on the left of the fan?


Back to scrapbooking I'd love to show you the new kit by Maria Designs called Bouquet d'espoir:


in her shops:
 
   

I used this kit to scrap some pictures we took in July during our one day visit to Venezia. 
This beautiful romantic city is just 2.30 our drive from where we live. 
The sky was not crystal blue but it was quite sunny and warm!



the freebie


As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes color (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You'll be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!

2 September 2014

Passionata + freebie

I am trying to catch up with my CT requirements.... the kit I had fun with yesterday is another work of art by Scrap'Angie called Passionata:



to be found in her shops:

           

              


I scrapped some beautiful pictures I found on Pixabay under public domain picture licence



the freebie:


The complex folder you see on the right of  the page, of which I'm very proud, is made following a Scrapper Digital tutorial. I subscribed to Linda Sattgast's site years ago , it's a wonderful place to learn digital scrapbooking , still today, there's always something new! They also have some free tuts , check them out!

As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!

1 September 2014

Learning Playground and its freebie

My last post was very long. This one will be very short, I just want to show you the last kit of Maria Designs I played with, called Learning Playground.


This is the bundle version but you can choose the version you like best. On sale in her stores:

 
   


I had the perfect pictures to match the kit, pictures we took during our visit to Legoland in Germany last June. DS was enthusiast about the Star Wars part of the parc and loved posing with Dart Maul and all the others, not to mention the X-Wing full size reproduction..... The right occasion to play as a Jedy with his dad.


The freebie:


As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!


29 August 2014

Back and Running + freebie

After the struggle with hardware and software I finally managed , hopefully, to get back posting. As you know from previous posts I wrote, my HD failed and I bought a new one. Unluckily its delivery was delayed and I had to wait to have it installed. When I did it I realized with a gasp that only 1TB of the 3TB disc was recognized by Win 7. Desperate I googled for a solution since I'm not a technician and I discovered that big HDs need to be formatted in GPT format and not MBR, plus if in need to transfer files bigger than 4GB you'll also need the NTFS file system on it and there came the problem ... you can only install the operating system on a MBR type disc......AAAARGHHHH
I started over once again formatting both of my internal HD: I installed the OS on the 1TB  MBR disc and added the new 3TB GTP formatted type disc as a secondary storage disc with file format NTFS. I booted the machine once again but it did not work: of the  3TB only 750 GB were seen by the OS. GRRRRRRRR!!!
Google helped once more and after a 4 hours search I found a guy on you tube with the same problem and a SOLUTION! Yeppie! Thanks God for my comprehension of the English language..... Turned out I needed to update the RST Intel drivers!
The Intel site has an automatic procedure that does everything on its own and detects the right drivers needed by you computer , woooo, big smile, there are lots of driver over there..... Well it did the magic and my 3TB magically appeared in all its splendour.
It was 3am when, just to be sure, I decided to reboot my computer one last time......
Guess what..... It did not boot up, I got stucked !
As I sat there staring the black screen and pulling out my hair I suddenly saw the light: maybe the bios was trying to boot the operation system from the bigger disc  with no OS on it instead that from the 1TB disc..... So on the next reboot I entered the boot procedure to check what was booted first and I was right. I switched the order and voilĂ  I did the trick!
I hope this post may help someone in the same situation! But be careful because changing the file type disc from MBR to GPT will cancel everything from the disc so back everything up before doing it. Changing from FAT32 to NTFS is on the contrary safe, but back it up just in case!

Back to scrapbooking Angie came back while I was fighting and released a new kit called Beautiful Magnolias:


available in her stores:

           

              


my pages made with this beautiful kit:



the freebie:

As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes colour (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  fortuna

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!