Friday, September 21, 2012

My Light Tent

Hi everyone,

I have had some questions asking about my Light tent.  First I must say that I love it and it was a really great buy!

Here are the Details on where I got it.

I bought it on e-bay from the user id: mekingequipment

16" Deluxe Photo Light Tent Cube Soft Box 40cm New (290602807680)  I paid $15.13 for it. 

The only issue, was I had to wait for it for over a month.  It was worth the wait though.  I believe this company is in an Asian country and that is part of why it took so long.  Their main business is in photography lighting and equipment.

I really give them high marks.  By the way,  they did not charge me extra for shipping, which could have made it quite expensive.

However, if you are not able to purchase one, you can make one yourself.   Get a box measuring 12 x 12 square and cut off the opening flaps.  With the opening looking at you, you want to cut out squares, leaving about an inch, in the top and 2 sides.  Then line all sides..Top, bottom and sides with white poster board or high quality 12 x 12 white card stock.  If you have an ott light, just put it close to your box when you want to take pictures.  This was my first light box.

The difference between the 2 of them is that, you cannot fold the box and the light tent folds up to about 8 x 8, which makes it very easy to store.  I like this because I have a major dust issue, so I just wrap mine in a plastic bag and store it in a drawer to keep it clean.  I used to put a large trash bag over the box I made, but there was still a space issue.

One last thing, my light tent came with 4 drape clothes, 1 white, 1 red, 1 Black & 1 Blue.  This way I can change my background and the lines in the tent don't show up.  This all comes in a nice little zipper bag that holds the drapes & the tent when folded.

I hope this information is useful to someone.  Good Luck and Have a wonderful evening!

Hugs Lori

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yay! It's time for WOYWW

Hi everyone,   I hope you are having a wonderful Day/Evening!  This is a short post (bet your glad!) to show you my desk for WOYWW (Whats on your workdesk Wednesday).  I am a little late posting.  Had a busy day today!  Now you see my light tent set up to take pictures!
If you want to share or see bunches of work desk go visit Julia at the Stamping Ground

Have a wonderful evening!  Hugs Lori

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Card to share

Hi friends,
Well, the day has not gotten much better, but no worse...I think!
Anyway, here is the card I spoke to you about this morning.  The necklace be low it will be going with the card.
I have been trying to work on my design around the card, like the Mahjong tiles, necklace and washi paper in the background.  Any tips or ideas would be very helpful on this subject.
If you don't mind, I will post in the morning on the supplies for this one.
Have a great evening, Hugs Lori 

Ugh! 2nd part of post!!

I did not mean to hit publish!  ARG!

Oh well, it might be easier to read the rest in a 2nd post!  A lot less to say!    I was almost done with that one!  Whew!

When I finally got pc back up and was checking e-mails, I noticed a reminder to wish my Mom Happy Birthday!  It is September 25th.  All I could  do was cry!  She would have been 75 if she would have lived!  I don't go a day without thinking about her and missing her!

I must thank my newest follower and friend in Jesus, Grace   Just as I was crying, I saw her comment to my blogpost!  Her kind comments were just what I needed at that moment.  Thank you Grace!  Isn't it amazing how the good Lord works!  She was there just when I needed her, which means he was there when I needed him!

Can you tell I have had a rough morning and am a bit emotional.  Please excuse my negativity this morning.

I did manage to get a card completed last night and will share it later today!  I could not take a picture with the power off because this old house is very dark without lights!  No Ott light, no photos!  Anyway, it is for a very special lady whom I have know for about 15 years and would not know her if I bumped into her on the street.  I missed her Birthday with all of the issues around my mom's passing.  I don't think she visit's here, so I will share it later.

I do hope you are all having a much better day than my started out to be!  I am going to go take a nap and  start over when I wake up!  :))

God Bless you & Happy crafting, Hugs Lori
Good morning dear friends,

Well, I the Lord has really been challenging me this past week and maybe showing me what is ahead in our future.

I have had 1 technical challenge after another.  First it was the Nikon camera, then all week my broadband connection has been flipping off right in the middle of me doing something that I did not want to lose.  Well yesterday, it kept flipping off over & over again, so I attempted to call my ISP(Phone company).  Well wouldn't you know it!  I had the most horrible static in my phone!  Then it went dead.  Some of you may not know this, but I am almost completely deaf and my phone is for the hearing impaired, so I can't just go somewhere else to use a phone.  Well I kept trying and after about a half hour the phone was working, so I called AT&T and the recording told me that there was no problem!  WELL, I GOT KIND OF LOUD AT THIS POINT AND SAID.....I NEED TO SPEAK TO A PERSON!!!  (Don't ya just love those recordings!  NOT!) .   Anyway, the nice tech lady told me there is a problem on my end and that a tech would have to come out (And come in the house....Oh Lord Help me!!!) and would be here by noon.  I told her he needed to call me so I can put the dogs away before he gets here!  Well I am nuts waiting and put the dogs out just before noon (It is raining here, so I just put them on my closed in back porch) and he does not arrived until 1:30.  He called at 12:45 and said he was on the way (by that time, I had already brought the dogs back in.  In the mean time, I am in a panic because he has to come into my stamp room and all of the cords are behind tall fill cabinets and my stamp desk is in the way (Less than a foot away from the socket) and it is heavy metal, so not moveable.  So I am running around trying to get at least stuff out of the way so he can get in there.  (Sorry, I had no idea this would be so long).

Anyway he gets here (dogs are locked back on porch, but having a tizzy fit, because there is a strange man in the house with their Mom!) and I show him to my room.  Very nice guy comes in like it was nothing, gets to work on phone, puts in a newer, smaller and sleeker modem and changes the thick phone cord (Yup, he got it there and got that cord changed, even with all the heavy file cabinets, PC desk, stamp desk, etc.  Big guy so he just went over the top.  Anyway,  he was going in and out checking the problems outside and in and was here for about an hour & a half.  Well, guess what happened next!!  He was going out the door and THE DOGS (4 Boxers) BROKE THROUGH THE PORCH DOOR and headed straight for him like mad dogs!  Oh Boy!  Was I in a panic or what!!!  I am freaking out trying to grab them,.  They are barking at him and I am trying to hold them back!  2 dogs get out the door (I am thinking at this point....great this man is gonna get bit and I am going to loose 2 dogs, 1 being pepper).  Needless to say, I am disabled with heart problems and not very strong, as the dogs are!  Well, this big young man did not panic and help me get them back in, stepped out and put his foot against the door, so I could get the dogs back in and shut the big door.  While he was outside, I took some food and enticed the dogs outside (rain had stopped) and locked them out there, so he could finish his work.

He was almost done and had to come in 1 more time.  It turns out that the main problem is with the outside connection box.  But, I knew my pc has been running way to slow for high speed internet and I told him about this!  He did really good and now I have speed again!  The modem was an older model and I really needed a new one!  Anyway, his final words were that another repair person would have tocome and work on the outside problem (at least within 24 hours).  Needless to say, when He left, although he was very nice, I was happy he was gone.  My poor dogs were so tramatized and SO WAS I!!

So, this morning I get up and there is NO POWER!  UGH!!  NO PHONE (Phone still works, but not the part that helps me hear), NO PC, NO WATER and hubby is trying to get ready for work.  He said the power was flipping on and off for about and hour.  I sat there at my kitchen table for about a half an hour and decided to try to call the power company (not being to able to hear).  The nice lady talked to me louder so I could slightly hear her and said she would report it and that there were other outages.

Within less than a half hour I had a number of big giant trucks on the property and in the road!  They were both power and phone company!!  Talk about service!!  Since I live 20 minutes from anything, I was quite surprised that they were all here!  Just after hubby left for work (I keep bottled water so he could get ready), the power came back on!


Back to the rest of the story (almost done).    Yay!  Power back on, but modem still flashing red!  about 10 minutes later the phone repairman knocks on the door and I open it slowly (dogs going crazy!).  Well my dogs went absolutely bazerk!  While I am trying to hold them, 2 of them rush out Pepper again) and after quiet a struggle I was able to get the other 2 back so I could run out and chase down Pepper & Sugar while they were running around (Sugar barking like crazy at the phone man).  Well, I had to bribe them with cookie (dog kind) and the final words of the phone man were "Good dogs you have there"!!  I finally coaxed Pepper & Sugar back in the house!  Even though everything was up and running, things were not quite right with me.  All of a sudden my whole body was shaking and hurting!  I am feeling like someone hit me with a mack truck!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

What do ya Think?

Woohoo!  What do you think of my new Template!  I love it!  It took me forever to figure out how to change it.  Everything changed when they changed the blogger site.

I hope you like it and would love to hear your opinion!

Giving you Thanks for visiting my blog!

Hugs Lori

Giveaway Reminder

Happy Sunday everyone! 
Just a quick post to remind you of my Pro Marker Giveaway.  You can find the details HereI will add this to my sidebar to make it easier to locate!
I may have another post later today, with a card.  Just in case I don't get back you have a wonderful day!
Oh, If you notice, I have been doing a little work on my blog!  I even found my original template, but have decided to go another way.  So watch for the changes!
Hugs Lori