Bling On

I so happy Bingee is staying open! I love thd new way Blingee plus works. I can finally create again. Keep posting your Blingees to Pinterest to spread Blingee across the web. 


SOME TIPS FOR MAKING STAMPS:
Get Adobe photoshop if you can-it's an awesome program for editing and creating. To take the background out of a picture use extract or the eraser. Save in gif or png form. To make semi- transparent edges- set the opacity to 25% or less and erase the edges only once. This MUST be saved in PNG form. It took me months to figure this out. PNG must be used for all semi-transparent stamps.
 WEBSITES for PHOTO-EDITING: Lunapic.com is the best. Photobucket now has a very good photoediting program through fotoflex. The cartoonize makes great animes from real pictures.
NAME STAMPS: can be made from these websites: 
textanim.com
blinkingtextlive.com
glowtxt.com
cooltext.com
pookatoo.com
mytextgraphics.com
http://blog-citi.de/glitter-text-generator.

http://blingee.com/group/1/topic/52118-TIPS-FOR-MAKING-STAMPS
http://blingee.com/group/567/topic/41028-

Check this out to hear live police scanners in your city or anywhere in the world. Leave it running in the background while online for an interesting evening, expecially on the weekends. It will make you appreciate the hard job the police have.
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/

Check out this Christmas video!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szLmAPW39uE

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I love art and glitter and addicted to computers, photography, and Blingee.com and Adobe Photoshop.

If you don't see much of me lately it's because I'm stuck on Facebook in groups "Nebraska through the Lens and Forgotten Omaha". I'll be back when I hopefully get bored with it.  Come join me on facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/myates7didamo


I love to take pictures and have at least one camera by my side at all times. I love digital photography. No more film to pay for and I can see the results instantly. I've spend thousands on film over the last 40 years. Anyway, I take at least 25 pics a day-even of stuff on youtube and the TV. I will stop in the middle of the street and jump out of the car, camera in hand,  if I see something worth taking a picture of, like a nice garden of flowers, or a great scene or even rocks. I see with blingee eyes and if I think it needs to be made into a Blingee or stamp-it's on my camera. If anyone wants something special -let me know-I have Photoshop and love to use it. I even fall asleep while making stamps because I've been up too long and wake up to find I've erased a big slash down the middle of my image.  Thank goodness for step backward. I love to look at and rate the blingees people have made from my stamps. Let me know ideas that you have too, so I can make stamps that you can use.

 I don't comment as much because I spend my extra time making and uploading stamps. My keyboard sticks and is frustrating to use. I hope to get a new one soon. I'm also losing feeling in my fingers due to health problems so it's getting harder to type.  Please don't take it personally. Thank all of you for your comments to me!!

My Top Tens in Comps
11/5/2010 #1 best baby
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/118016618
#3 best artistic
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/117340584
10-22-10
#9 best autumn
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/116392222-Holly-Hobby
10-15-10
#7 best artistic
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/116859421-Dreams
10-8-10
#4 Best Artistic
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/117129588-Steampunk-Fairy
9-24-2010
#9 Best GOTH
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/116642190-Dark-Autumn
7-2-10
#3 Best artistic
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/113318604-Ballet
#9 Best Funny
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/113280553-Where-s-that-crab-
6-4-10
#3 Mother's Day
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/111939824-Kali
5-21-10
#8 Best Vintage
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/111603199-Summer-Gardens
4-46-10
#9 Best Funny
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/110212241-Gabriela-spinning
3-26-10
#8 St Patrick's Day
 http://blingee.com/blingee/view/108592803-Greens
3-12-10 
my #2 in artistic  http://blingee.com/blingee/view/108068970-Fairy-Dreams
03/05/2010
#3 Best Pet
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/107893456
2-26-2010
my #1 in pet comp!   Thank you everyone who voted for me. http://blingee.com/blingee/view/107501252
2-12-2010
#2 Best Baby
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/106817054-for-Steve-and-Debbie
12-18-09
My #1 in baby comps! Thank you everyone who voted for me. http://blingee.com/blingee/view/103610887

My first #1 Yeah! Thank you everyone who voted for me, and thanks to BB's playground for the inspiration! 7-31-09
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/95515142-Take-it-back-You-can-t-buy-me-

I'm Michelle. I am 57 and live in Nebraska, mother of 3 and grandmother of 3 who all are the subjects of my blingees. I have spent several years taking art classes and making art and Blingee is a great creative outlet for me. I love learning new things and currently am on a stamp and creative photo editing kick. I'm Italian-American mix and can understand a little spanish, french and Italian.  I use google translator for anything else. I'm starting to use my blingees to scrapbook my memories and print out for my kids. Here is a picture of me:  http://blingee.com/blingee/view/95184804-Pics-of-me-49-years-old-
and 30 years ago: http://blingee.com/blingee/view/94164093-me-1978
PS My computer is by my bed and I often sleep with it on so I can get to work on ideas when I wake up, so I'm here, just not always awake. I have severe arthritis and frozen shoulders, so some days my arms are stiff and I can only leave short comments or just rate.

My  daughters:
http://blingee.com/profile/agent4
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/95263149-Many-faces-of-Amber
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/114621410-Amber

http://blingee.com/profile/la_italiana88
http://bln.gs/b/1qiu9k
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/114624081-Sabrina

My birthday: March 7
My anniversary: Oct 15

Here are some funny videos my kids did and my son's Band playing music.
my youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/myates59

my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/Michelle-Didamo-Yates/1163918456#/profile.php?id=1163918456&ref=profile

myates7.deviantart.com/

http://blingee.com/blingee/view/108978472-Happy-St-Patrick-s-Day
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/104507316-Blizzard-12-25-09
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/103782526-View-from-my-window-12-10-09 

http://blingee.com/blingee/view/100940703-I-survived-the-swine-flu-
From my friend Tx gal:
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/114756501-I-Salute-You-
From Annamaria~Bigdaddyweakly:
http://blingee.com/blingee/view/118725770-Magic-For-Michelle


ON GROWING OLD
      I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving family for less gray hair or a flatter belly.  As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my
own friend.. I don't chide myself for eating  that extra cookie, or for not making my bed, or for buying that silly cement gecko that I didn't need, but looks so avante garde on my patio. I am entitled to a treat, to be messy, to be extravagant.
    I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
    Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM and sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep
over a lost love ... I will.
    I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set..  They, too, will get old.
    I know I am sometimes forgetful.  But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
       Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
      I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face.
      So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
      As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore.  I've even earned the right to be wrong.
     So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever, but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day (if I feel like it).
  MAY OUR FRIENDSHIP NEVER COME APART ESPECIALLY
WHEN IT'S STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART!

Here's links to my fav groups:
http://blingee.com/group/228--The-Pixie-Dust-Blingsters-
http://blingee.com/group/71563-Gothic-Part-2-Passions
http://blingee.com/group/30751-SCRAPLAND
http://blingee.com/group/64002--fantasy-and-dreams-
http://blingee.com/group/25256-Psychedelic-Lunapic-Bling
http://blingee.com/group/36392-BB-S-Playground
http://blingee.com/group/65240-DOGGIE-LOVERS-
http://blingee.com/group/61408-Best-Art-Blingee-
http://blingee.com/group/16560-The-Group-of-Eyes
http://blingee.com/group/68014-Friends-Sharing-Family 
http://blingee.com/group/14487-RAAAAATE-Betty-s-BLINGZ-
http://blingee.com/group/34084-i-PiCcOli-ChIhUaHuA-Nn-SoLo-


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Comments

Vykie4XENAresLove4ev

Vykie4XENAres... says:

11 days ago
Good Afternoon Fairies!! PDB's Gates are open again :D

http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108844-HELLO
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http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108839--New-Theme-Challenge
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108840--New-Color-Challenge
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108841--New-Stamp-Challenge
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108842--New-Text-Challenge
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108843--New-ABC-Challenge
mitzi26

mitzi26 says:

189 days ago
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VOTING TIME...

http://blingee.com/group/30751/topic/115184
Vykie4XENAresLove4ev

Vykie4XENAres... says:

250 days ago
Hello fairies!!it it Voting Time in PDB, come by and cast your votes even if you didn't participate. Good luck! XD
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108192--Time-to-vote-15-06-17
Vykie4XENAresLove4ev

Vykie4XENAres... says:

284 days ago
There's a New Stamp Challenge in PDB!
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108058--New-Stamp-Challenge-12-05-17-
kbourgerie

kbourgerie says:

286 days ago
Hi. There is a new color challenge in PDB. Let's sprinkle some gold dust. http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108054-New-Color-Challenge
Sunshine1111

Sunshine1111 says:

286 days ago
Hi! There's a new Theme Challenge in the PDB group :)

http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108052-New-Theme-Challenge
Vykie4XENAresLove4ev

Vykie4XENAres... says:

286 days ago
Hi Fairies There's a new Text Challenge in PDB!!
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108047--New-Text-Challenge-09-05-17-

*****Recovery ForumTopic*****
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108050--Get-Well-Soon-Lisa-

*****Belated Bday/Anniversary ForumTopic*****
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108051--Happy-March-May-Birthdays-
Vykie4XENAresLove4ev

Vykie4XENAres... says:

289 days ago
Hello fairies!!it it Voting Time in PDB, come by and cast your votes even if you didn't participate. Good luck! XD
http://blingee.com/group/228/topic/108032--Time-to-vote-07-05-17

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