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  1. BrightEyes

    Hate Windows 10 updates!!!

    I had postponed the latest Windows 10 update until I had no choice in the matter. Can't turn the up-dates off due to the computer/Windows I am running. To make a long story shorter... it took over 2 1/2 hours for the update to download and install. Then discovered that all my log-ins had...
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    Been MIA most of July

    Sorry that I have been missing most of July. Was dealing with some health issues (changing BP and reflux meds and having some tests run). Those issues have been resolved. But the last couple of weeks, we have been dealing with a family issue that reached crisis level. Still on-going so I may...
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    Took a Fall

    Just wanted you all to know that I took a fall Thursday morning out in my front yard. As to what happened... No, the fall didn't have anything to do with my blood pressure. I was not dizzy at all and it was a nice cool morning. I was walking around then leaning down to reach each weed and...
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    Out of Hospital

    Ended up in the hospital on Saturday with high blood pressure [haven't had it before]. Tests ruled out stroke or TIA, thank goodness. Put me on BP meds and monitored me for 36+ hours. Was dismissed on Monday mid-day to go back home... and was okayed by Doc to be by myself as no dizziness, etc...
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    Sad news... Julia Boreyko designer of Indigo Designs has passed on

    Fayette, owner of Pickleberry Pop, passed on this sad news yesterday. Another bright star is gone from digi-land. As a CT, I worked with Indigo Designs kits and templates over several years. She was so talented. This is the from Anna, Ulisa's niece, announcing the sad news. "Hello, This...
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    If it is not 1 thing, it is another..

    Well, seems like it there is one thing after another. I have been having trouble with my left foot since mid-Nov. I injured it way back in 1997 and have arthritis in it that flares up at times. It was bothering me when I went to visit son Jim for my birthday/Thanksgiving but thought it was...
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    Doing a 2 page Spread

    Been scanning more photos into my computer this month. I scanned these photos of my daughter Leslie when she visited us in Egypt. One of her dreams was to go to Cario and belly dance there. Once I started working on scrapping these photos, I realized I needed to do a 2 page spread to tell...
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    Topaz 2 question

    I see that Topaz is now selling Topaz 2 which is suppose to include many of the filters that were sold separately before. Has anyone bought Topaz 2?? Can you make LOs with it like you can in PSE or do you still need some type of LO software with it?? I am drawn to the photo filters that I...
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    Any way to change LO in gallery?

    Robyn, I have a couple of LO 'slices' for the July Progressive in the temporary gallery that I would like to change. I used my regular action to change them from 300px to 72 px but when I loaded them into the gallery - the thumbnail only shows a part of the 'slice'. I would like to replace...
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    New Part Photo - Part Sketch Action

    As many know, I have been playing with actions and filters lately. And many of you will remember our beloved Jill of Jilbert's Bits and Bytes. She retired from designing a few years ago... but NOW SHE IS BACK! ! ! I am delighted to finally be able to talk about Jilbert's Bits and Bytes...
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    Pop Up: Filters

    Filters can change the appearance or the focus of a photo or image. Lately I have been playing around with them using PSE 2019 Filters in the Filter Gallery. The instructions I give will be using that software. If anyone uses PS CC or Craft Artist, please feel free to add comments on how it...
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    Playing with Filters in PS Elements

    I have been playing around with the PSE filters lately. I had changed a photo into a stamp last week. Then I used the Invert filter on the stamp image... and knew I had to scrap them. This is the Pixabay Photo I started with: [note: these are sized down to websize - full size at Pixabay] I...
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    Cleaning up my gallery

    Since Robyn has given us this new clean looking site, I decided it was time for me to finish cleaning up my gallery. With the change in the Progressive Challenge to having a 'temporary' gallery for the working pages.... I thought I should go back and finish deleting my progressive challenges...
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    Julie Southern of Sherwood Studio - gone but never forgotten

    I know some of our members know Julie... Fayette from PBP let us know this sad news this morning... The PiCKLEBERRYPOP Family is sad to announce that our dear friend and talented member of our design team, Julie Southern of Sherwood Studio, passed away quietly this morning. Cancer has taken...
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    Thanks for your loving support during 2018

    As 2018 comes to a close, I want to thank everyone here at Just Art for your loving support during the hardest year of my life. The death of my husband and soulmate, Bill, in January shook the very foundation of my life. It has been a hard and rocky road of widowhood that I have trod. But you...
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    A very sad day for our family

    I managed to make it to the Base for meds and groceries this morning. I was home less than an hour when my youngest sister called with the news that her husband had passed away this morning. He had ALS that was recently diagnosed but was already in the advanced stages. We think he has had it for...
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    Thanks for Featured Page 9/13

    Robyn, thanks for Featured Page 9/13 today. Our daughter snapped the photo of our hands on the day my hubby died. It is a treasured memory. The LO was done for a Title Challenge - using a song by Elton John at Pickleberry Pop.
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    The Digi Chick forum and store is closing July 31

    It is with a very sad heart that I pass on the news: "For 13 years TDC has been a place to gather, share our products, layouts, joys and tears. We've met friends from all across the world. We've shared so much with each other over the years. We had an amazing run. With the passing...
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    Life Goes On...

    I knew this week would be a hard one. My wonderful hubby died 6 months ago today. It has been a long and difficult road to walk and time seems to have crawled by. Not only is this week the 6 month anniversary of his death - but his birthday is on Tuesday, July 10th. The 10th is also the...
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    Computer woes... again!!

    Have been missing for awhile. Had to take my computer and 2 ExHDs in as the computer would not recognize either one - and wouldn't let me uninstall the software for them! Finally got it all back yesterday - only to discover that it still had a problem finding the new ExHD!!! Ended up on-line...
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