Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Year- New Web Host??

I have been having ongoing problems with my web hosting this year. My one server was down a mind boggling 4 days and I was beyond frustrated. I had set aside some time that week do do some major overhauling of my blogs- update it to more recent version of WordPress, add some more graphics and I had really wanted to try out a new theme. I was stunned when the site was down.. them still down the next day. I made about six phone calls to my web hosting company and was just told that the problem was being looked at, Just writing about it now gets me fuming.

I did switch over one of my sites to Dreamhost but it is EXPENSIVE. If i recall it is about 3 or 4 times the price of what I usually pay. I did check out a web host review site, Web Hosting Geeks and they had a decent, comprehensive list of recommended web hosting providers as well as some reviews- both good and bad.
The think I have found most important when choosing a host has been -aside form price- reliability and an easy to use control panel. Most cheaper plan will use cpanel and that it great fi you know what you are doing. My preference has been to use a user-friendly interface which most of the biog names provide.

Some Nice Digital Scrapbook Freebies

The Frugal Crafte not only has some good tips for scrap booking and crafting on the cheap- she has put together a nice list of sites that have freebies for digital scrapbook.
I have yet to embrace this craze and I seem to be impeded by my inability to master Adobe anything :-)
I am in awe of anyone that can do this!
I do like my traditional paste and paper scrapbooks and maybe one day I will embrace trend- the results are fab !
Take a peek at her blog!

Contest for Scrapbookers- Win Free Vinyl Kit

Quilling Free Cutter Files has contest on to win a free vinyl kits. You can win the kit and use on die cutters like Cricut, KNK and craft robo.
Quilling patch is a popular site for free cutting file in GSD format for Quickutz Silhouette and I believe they now offer free SVG files as well. The contest is pretty basic- write a blog post about the free files or blog and send link to enter.
Detail to win contest for scrap booking here

KNK Cutter and Scrap Book Site

I am absolutely adore Sandy McCauley’s blog, KNK cutter and other stuff that’s scrap book related
She has all kinds of tidbit and tips for using digital cutters. A digital cutter is machine you sue to cut paper, cardstock and sometimes chip board for scrapbooks cards and other crafts,
The most well known one is probably the Cricut line of cutters( Cricut and Cricut Expression). Also craft Rob and the one Sandy likes and talked about most is Klik N Kut,
She has tons of tutorial, videos and free project ides on her blog and it one of the best craft blogs I have seen in a long time.