Saturday, January 19, 2008

1.19.08 -I FIGURED IT OUT!! (I think) & A Conundrum

OK... so I'm a fairly new Mac user (love my MacBook Pro....LOVE it..) BUT - I have had the hardest time with uploads, downloads, zip files, sending links etc. since I got it! I'd like to think that I'm a fairly tech-savvy person and I have felt like a complete idiot some days, but I THINK that I have finally figured it out!! SOMETHING in my computer (haven't figured THAT out yet) causes additional spaces to magically appear sometimes when I type (I said that I considered MYSELF pretty tech-savvy, not that OTHER people did!)

Sooooo when people told me that they were having similar problems downloading and opening yesterday's freebies as they did with my Mother's Love QP I was determined to figure it out....I DID IT!! (I'm pretty sure I did it....) they were the only two files in my 4Shared account that had an extra space in the name of the zip file... SO, I am re-posting my Mother's Love QP today and I have corrected the file for yesterday's freebie as well!

Despite the time difference, I'm going to try and check the blog often today, if ANYONE has a problem with these two files, please let me know?? '(Cause then I'm going to hang up my blogging gloves in frustration, and quit designing all together!! he he he)

ALSO - you may have noticed that I added a PayPal Donate button to my site tonight. I really did NOT begin this blog or designing for that matter, to make money - I did it simply to share some simple designs (VERY simple...have you SEEN my first few posts??? Scary) with my classmates in a digital scrapbooking class I took at Big Picture Scrapbooking and it seemed to take off from there! BUT my husband says that I shouldn't be OUT money either! LOL

We had this discussion while talking about me making some "upgrades" for my blogging...(I'm running out of space on my 4Shared account and either need to put a time limit on my downloads, remove certain ones permanently as I have been doing, or upgrade to a bigger account. I need to upgrade my ftp software and my zipping software, buy another external hard drive...yada yada yada) A blogging friend of mine told me I should offer a monthly download subscription thingy, or charge like .99 per download (uhhhh...not a freebie then right?) so...that's my conundrum. BUT it's important to me to do everything I can to keep this blog free free, short story long... I need to keep my DH happy regarding cutting costs and I'm going to try and do that by adding a Support Pineapple Plantation Designs - Donate Here button for PayPal on the site. (ok, now go back and read that out loud all in one breath...that's what it's SUPPOSED to sound like...k? LOL)

Donate WHAT you can WHEN you can IF you can, and if you can't, then don't give it another thought, you need it more than I do - and then download baby download!

Thanks my dear blogging friends, for you comments - your support and for reading my ramblings...(someone IS still reading this AREN'T they???)

Enjoy the Mother's Love QP (FINALLY) I think I might make this one a full kit too....!



Click HERE to download the QP


Crystal said...

I think your freebies are awesome and you're so generous to offer so many! I can understand your 'conundrum' though and the need to keep DH happy :)! I look forward to donating when I can in order to keep those beautiful freebies comin'!!

I'm so happy to have found your blog and discovered your creations! Thanks for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the lovely QP! this would make a fabulous kit!

Fani said...

You're so funny! I'm happy to have a way to give back for such great stuff!!! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I get a meessage for your aml qp when unzipping:
The archive is either in unknown format or damaged and another message that of no archive found.

Rachael said...

I am having a problem unzipping this one also, it wants a password.

Pat said...

I have downloaded this zip file twice - both times the download was corrupt.

dragonflydreamer said...

I think you put it in such a sweet way. I love your designs and when I have some money, I would definitely pay to download your beautiful work.