If you are, you’ll probably be totally tickled by this as I was:
I stumbled upon it as I was searching for our weekly Spraground challenge (this week we have a journaling/typography challenge). Have you joined us in our challenges yet? If you haven’t at all, or if you haven’t in a long time, do join us! Our challenges are open to all (so yes, that means you, you, and you!) and are a fabulous way of keeping our creative mojos in high gear and of building our skills through practice and fun!
Have you heard?
about the virus scare that’s going on around the net, especially among the digiscrapping community? I first heard about it from a newsletter of a designer in my inbox, which directed me to the thread on digishoptalk which discusses this. I have to confess, it’s scary, and if you share my extreme paranoia about your computer’s cleanliness and health, it can be downright terrifying. (For someone who runs virus scans on her compy multiple times on a daily basis, I am often teased by my sister as suffering from a bad case of virus-scanning obsessive-compulsive disorder. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that as soon as I read the 14th page of the thread on digishoptalk, I went and scanned my entire computer with two ultra-heavy-duty scanners… which took me roughly 12 hours to complete (don’t ask me how many files I keep 😆 I’m not telling!)… and yes, I was clean (yay, thank heavens!)
So why am I mentioning this here? Well, from all I’ve read, it seems that a lot of people think that the viruses are set free via the ads that appear on 4shared. ~Shudder~ So it seems the viruses aren’t coming from 4shared per se, but from the ads that pop up as you maneuver your way to 4shared links. This is really bad news for designers who wish to share their creations for free, and for all who love snagging freebies (me included! 😆 ), most of which come to us freebie-snaggers via 4shared.
And this is where we come to the reason why I mention this. I have spent the past few days looking into alternative sources of download links for the freebs that I share with you, my dearest friends. Although I am absolutely certain you are at no risk of downloading an infected item from me (I totally make sure of that with a passion that borders on obsession, haha!), I nevertheless wouldn’t want you to run the risk of meeting the virus through the ads that pop up on 4shared. Also, I think it’s kinda cool to be able to download right on the site without having to go elsewhere, right? 😉 (And kinda cool that you can now leave love in your comments here instead of having to leave them on 4shared, right? heehee 😀 )
So, with the awesome help of my dearest sis, this is now possible! Now you can download from right here, in peace! Woohoo, how awesome is that! Thank you to my dearest sis! So from now on till forever (or at least until the virus hullabaloo has been cleared and fixed), all the stuff that you can download will be available right here on my blog porch! Yay!
Alright, gotta get back to the saltmines now! Will be back soon! ((((hugs))))
Okay, how sad is that? I swear, the link to the vid was working when I put it in, and now we get a message that it no longer works. 😦 sob!
So… to pick up ourselves after that let-down, here’s some great music (and some great storytelling, which we love to do, don’t we? hehe). Life goes on! 🙂
PS. I’m actually kinda glad the other one above didn’t work out cos this vid is just so much cooler! Calling all Chicago Spragbabes! We should so be part of that vid, shouldn’t we? ROFL! 😆 This is specially for you!