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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

ChaCha - get answers to your questions via text!


Last night, my daughter introduced me to ChaCha. If you haven't tried this free 'question & answer' service via text messaging, you don't know what you're missing. It's incredibly easy to use. You simply text any question you may have to ChaCha (242242). First, you will receive a quirky, fun message letting you know that they are working on your question. Then, within a couple of minutes you will receive your answer! Some of the questions we asked were:

- How do you spell whiskey? (she had seen it both with and without an 'e')
- What is the purpose of a train caboose?
- Who sang Ruby Tuesday?

The answers we received were accurate and helpful. In fact, for the train caboose question, we were able to text 'more' three times to receive even more detailed info.

Be sure to write a complete question, not just key words like you would do in Google. And also be sure that you have unlimited text messaging on your cell phone - because you're going to end up sending and receiving lots of messages! :) What is really fun is that at the bottom of the messages, there is info on other 'menus' that you can access; i.e. jokes, Chuck Norris jokes, blonde jokes, kid jokes, insult/slams, etc. Another really useful feature is defining words - simply text 'def' and then a word. ChaCha will text you back with the definition.

We had a lot of fun and laughs last night in the car playing with ChaCha!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Beware - Dangerous Jungle Animals!

These adorable cards were all made using the Life's A Jungle stamp set and the Sarsaparilla paper packet from Close To My Heart. The animals are just so cute when stamped on patterned paper! And using some Bitty Brads for their eyes really gives them character.

Remember, elephants never forget!


















Silly monkeys ...


















Same "hip" hippo card design as used in the 'Be Yourself' card workshop, just different papers and colors.


This lion wouldn't 'lie' to you.

Who says alligators are dangerous ... this one is just adorable.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Squirrel ...

The Squirrel ...

This afternoon I looked out on our deck and saw a squirrel sitting on top of a storage cabinet. He was there for quite a while and I thought - how cute, he's just hanging out enjoying the afternoon.

A while later, I glanced at the deck and noticed what looked like confetti. How curious ...


Then I realized that the darn squirrel had been CHEWING on the cabinet trying to get inside.


Yes, there is a bucket of sunflower seeds stored in the cabinet. Those squirrels certainly have an amazing sense of smell! And they will attempt to chew through anything.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

iPod Touch - STOLEN!


Goodbye iPod Touch - so sad to see you go!

While working out at the gym this evening, someone walked by and took my iPod Touch that was sitting on a ledge behind me. I was stunned and am so disappointed to realize that this is not as 'safe' an environment as I assumed.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Be Yourself cards


Be Yourself is the fun new stamp-of-the-month for May - it includes eight adorable feminine silhouettes.

This card also uses a large flower from the Tickled Pink stamp set and papers from the Bella paper packet. The second image is the inside of the card.
Thanks to CTMH Consultant Jean Johnson for the great idea for this card.




Another fun Be Yourself card - don't you just love those boots! The colors are Bubblegum, White Daisy, and Black. The WhiteDaisy cardstock is embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. Thanks to fellow CTMH consultant, Kathi Carlson for the original design of this card.
















And for something completely different, Life's A Jungle stamps used with Animal Cookies paper.



These three cards are creations for the 'Be Yourself' card workshop in May. Visit the Calendar page on MyCTMH website for more workshop information.