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Create -EA [FINAL]

Monday, January 31, 2011

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Create -EA [FINAL]
Create -EA (CREATIVITY/PUZZLE) [FINAL]

In Create, use your creativity and imagination to unlock a world of play! Create tracks your creativity and rewards you for it. The more you create, the more you unlock rewards and exciting challenges to play, opening a world of fun as you go.


Create -EA [FINAL]
Create -EA [FINAL]
Create -EA [FINAL]
Create -EA [FINAL]
Create -EA [FINAL]
Let your imagination run wild, as you create cool environments with easy-to-use tools, including animating objects, textures, and designs that bring your scene to life! It’s a limitless experience of creative expression paired with exciting and even wacky challenges that have you thinking on your feet to come up with creative solutions.
The more players explore the game, solve level-based challenges, and customize their world, the more rewards will be unlocked. Creativity will be unleashed as players design environments with easy-to-use brushes and tools, including textures, props and animating objects that bring the scene to life. On the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and MAC players can share any of their creations, solutions or challenges with the community through the console and also via the official Create website at www.create.ea.com. Friends can download and remix solutions and set challenges for other players to download and complete. Imaginations will run wild this holiday!

Features:
Tools Galore! Use powerful tools with thousands of stickers, brushes, textures, elements, animating objects, and more to create each scene any way you like.
Unlock Your Creativity. Imagination acts as a power up. Earn rewards through gameplay and unlock new levels, objects, challenges and more.
Experiment with Fun Challenges. Over 100 challenges to spark your imagination! Use your creativity in each scene to solve the challenge and be rewarded with new hidden areas that are unlocked. Experiment with objects and effects to create simple, challenging, or even crazy solutions.
Challenging for the Entire Family! With varying levels of challenge, the entire family can find their place to succeed when playing together!
Share with the World. Upload your creations easily when your next-gen console or PC/Mac is connected to the internet. You can share your creations, as well as browse, download, and remix anyone's creations

System Requirements:

OS: Windows XP 32-bit with SP3
CPU: Intel Pentium 4(or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
AMD Athlon (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
RAM: 256 MB or greater
Video Adapter: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB and the Nvidia GeForce FX 5600 Ultra 128MB cards

OS: Windows Vista 32-bit with SP2
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
AMD Athlon (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
RAM: 1024 MB or greater
Video Adapter: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB and the Nvidia GeForce FX 5600 Ultra 128MB cards

OS: Windows 7 32-bit
CPU: Intel Pentium 4(or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
AMD Athlon (or equivalent) running at 1.8 GHz or greater
RAM: 1024 MB or greater
Video Adapter: ATI Radeon 9500 Pro 128MB and the Nvidia GeForce FX 5600 Ultra 128MB cards
HDD Space 1.8GB
Soundcard DirectX 9.0c or higher compliant sound card
DirectX: DirectX 9.0c

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Summer Tri-Peaks Solitaire [FINAL]

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Thank you Paula of Tattered Gold  for including me in your list for the Stylish Blog Award! Paula asked those of us who were included on her list to make our own list and then tell us 8 things that our friends in blog land might not know about us.
OK 8 things you might not know, hummmmmm, ok here goes.
  1. OK, a funny one first. I hate veggies. I'll eat a salad, baked potato, corn, black eyed pea, all the bad for you veggies but, brussel sprouts and broccoli, forget it. 
  2. Well seeing number one this should not surprise you. I am a sweet addicted fool! I could eat sweets from dawn till dark. The other day I went to lunch with some friends and actually ordered dessert as my meal, I swear! They all looked at me like I was crazy!
  3. I, like my friend Paula, have a deathly fear of water. I tried taking swimming lessons as a child and I never "caught on." I think this shocks people more than anything else I could tell you about myself. That being said, I could live by the ocean and hear the serf, walk the beach and smell the sea air for the rest of my life. 
  4. I have always had animals in my life, always. Even in college I couldn't have a cat so I had a hamster! I could easily the the crazy cat lady with a big house and a little land to rescue as many cats as I wanted. But, right now I'm down to one old tom cat who appeared on my doorstep, hungry and close to dying. We have taken him in and love him dearly, his name is Moses.
  5. I'm an inside girl. I don't like to play sports, hike, bike or an other form of exercise! And OMG  the worst...camp out ! EEK! Mr smarty pants  husband, says my idea of camping is a hotel with no room service. 
  6. I adore anything to do with old weddings. Dresses, photos, cake toppers,and wedding lace. I look at the old wedding dresses or photos and wonder, what was this bride thinking as she stood at the back of the church. Is she thinking oh egads I do hate his mother, or is she thinking this is the love of my life I'm about to marry.
  7. I love Vampire and Werewolf movies and books. I have read all the First Blood series years ago, all the Twilight, and yes, I'm an Edward fan. I think I have seen every movie ever made about both!!
  8. Last one, lets see. Oh I am a horrible, horrible speller!! I blame it on those years in public school when they were trying out the "pod system" where you were in a huge room that held 4 classrooms. Ring any bells to the teachers out there. I'm glad they don't do that anymore! The End! Whew! 
Here is my list of recent favorites, this was hard because there are so many that I adore. Oh remember if you're on the list, tell us 8 things about you and give us your list!!

La Boz - Japanese Burns Double Six copy

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guitarz.blogspot.com:
We looked at a Baldwin Double Six 12-string last month, and at a glance the guitar pictured here would appear to be another example of a Burns or Baldwin 12-string electric (the horns look Bison-esque), but is in fact a Japanese-made copy bearing the La Boz brandname. Looking at the picture below, you'll notice that they even - very cheekily - copied the "Wild Dog" and "Split Sound" tone settings... I'm not sure how well that would have gone down in the Burns camp!

Thanks to Tom for bringing this guitar to my attention. It's currently being offered for sale on eBay with a starting price of $499.

G L Wilson

Guitarz - The Original Guitar Blog - now in its 10th year!

First FREE Mixed Media Art Class Video Up and running! YEAH!

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I'm so happy to announce that my first Free mixed media art class video is now live!
Yeah.
Go check it out at...

Hope you enjoy!
Many more to come!

Block 1 Finished ~ Block 2 Started

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Here's the first set of my finished blocks.
These are all made from Fiona's Flowers of Love BOM pattern that she is so kindly sharing with us all.
I spent a big part of my weekend watching Hallmark movies (Goodnight For Justice, The Gambler, The Girl and the Gunslinger and Lone Rider).
All movies that are set back in time out in the Wild West....my favorites!
As I watched t.v. I was either stitching away or cutting out the new pieces for my next block.
Not so sure on my color and fabric combinations for this block. (That pink block looks awful on here but in person it looks nice.)

I think I may need to go and grab a few more pieces of fabric to add to the red and burgundy blocks.
Can you believe I don't have enough of the right scraps to use for these blocks?
Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of scraps ( and whole pieces) to use, just not in the right color shades that I want to use.
So I forsee another trip to the fabric shop before long. :0)

In other news my printer died on me this weekend.
I tried everything to fix it and nothing has worked.
The only other thing that it could be is a bad print head which I was going to order but can't seem to find it available to buy on HP's website.
I do see some other printheads available for $169.00 though.
No thank you!
I think my whole printer only cost me $150 last year when I bought it. It would be cheaper to just buy a new one.
Bottom line, I really don't understand why we can't buy *American Made* products that WILL stand the test of time.

The only guarantee that we get on purchases now a days is that they will NOT be made in America & they WILL NOT last!

Well that's about all that's new here in my world. We're having a slow Monday. Two of the kids seem to have a stomach bug. My oldest is home from school today with it and Katie is back asleep as I type this. Hope it doesn't last long and I hope it doesn't spread to the rest of us.

My laundry is calling me so I better get off here and get it done.
Have a great Monday!

TWEET UP DINNER.....AND IDS GALA......

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WOW!  Just got back from Toronto and the wonderful whirlwind that was IDS 11 (Interior Design Show).

Myself and seven of other Ottawa designers arrived in Toronto on Thursday afternoon after a fun filled train ride.  We then proceeded to get ready for the Tweet up dinner that was planned by Sonya Kinkade and Meredith Heron. The purpose was to meet the other wonderful designers, decorators and design enthusiasts who have been tweeting with each other on twitter.
After news got out about the dinner a few celebrities wanted to join in, so we were fortunate enough to have dinner with Kimberley Seldon, Arren Williams, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, and Tracy Moore also stopped by to take a little film of the dinner.  How exciting for everyone!
Here's a couple of pictures from the evening (sorry some are a little grainy due to the lighting) and I'll keep you posted on when you might see us on Cityline.....
Meeting up with fellow tweeters before dinner!


Cheers!
Friends catching up.


Kimberley Seldon and I! 
 


After this lovely dinner we went off to the IDS Gala.  Here's some photos of that evening.
Arren Williams and Tommy Smythe with friends


Tommy and Arren doing interview at House & Home booth.





The lovely Sarah Richardson & friend.

Sarah Richardson & me!! 


Hope you enjoyed this peek into the dinner and the Gala.  

I believe that every space can be comfortable, warm, elegant and beautiful. I would love to help you achieve your beautiful space!  Email me at lisa@lisagouletdesign.com or if in the Ottawa area call me at 
613-762-0818.

Lisa

Christmas Pillow

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Here is a photo of my beautiful pillow my sister-in-law made for me for Christmas. She's very good at making home made gifts and those are the best kind to receive because they were made out of love! Another year she made me a beautiful quilted tree skirt. The picture doesn't do it justice compared to seeing it in front of you. My grandchildren also bought me a Grandma pillow one year that I love.  I may leave my pillow out all year long!

For the Love of Antique Shopping...and Of Course, Not So Antique

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I can deal with the horrible dust, the exposed pipes and the banging down walls if shopping is this fun every time a room is ready to decorate! We have had a great time finding bits and bobs for our new bedroom that make it our own. And of course, items jump in to my lap that aren't necessarily for the bedroom. :o) England has some of the best...by far, antique shops...well, why not? England does have a bit more history than the good ole USA. I have enjoyed touring around and looking for antique shops but my favorite, by far, is Green's, which lucky me, is located about 2 minutes from home...not so lucky Steve. I go often and some days leave with loads and others, with nothing. They do get new things in so I don't know if it is the mood I am in or the new things that I just have to have?!?
Here are some unique items that we found on our antique journey this past weekend.





I really enjoy this mannequin. It has such great dimensions and artistry. It's probably the best one I have seen. We actually got this at a lovely place called Summersaults in Rugby. I saw it and really loved it, didn't get it and then Steve surprised me with it for my birthday last year so it is extra special. And as you can see, I dressed it up a bit.


















I just wanted to show some of the detailing. Birds, flowers and butterflies are on the bottom and top. It's lovely!!
















And you can't just have a plain mannequin...you have to dress it up a bit. Shabby Chic is what they call it. This is a clip on butterfly we found clipped on to a lam at Green's. Very versatile.











I really just liked these shoe maker metal shoes to use as book ends. The resale value of these are very high in case we would like to make a profit. The shoe maker company name is engraved on both. Just so cute!












And this is my favorite! It's a hand painted screen on canvas. This was definitely a bargain...only £30 ($42). I am sure it will have clothes draped all over it in no time or perhaps a dirty dancing scene. "Come here loverboy." -Baby













This is a simple addition to any room. I think I might use this for my makeup brushes or toothbrushes. The possibilities are endless. lol.











This piece is my favorite...being the esteemed coffee drinker that I am. This is a copper, antique coffee pot. Ebay has this item polished going for the bidding price of £210 currently. We bought this one for £35. A bit of polish and we are in the money. Great find...I don't know if I will be able to sell it. I might actually use it so whoever wants to come over for a cuppa is welcome!!!



Community Documentation from a Family Perspective - Part One

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I have written extensively on this blog and in my book Cultural Heritage Collaborators about community documentation. Community Documentation (or a "Community Documentation Project") is the act of gathering records and artifacts that provide diverse information about a community in an attempt to provide a “complete” perspective of that community. My original book on the subject shows how people in localities, associations, and other so-called "communities" can work together to ensure that diverse records exist to describe a larger culture. I think that I tip-toe around the subject of how to ensure that adequate documentation exists to preserve one's particular place in history. I wish to explore that more fully now. Recently, I have been turning my attention to families as distinct and unique communities with  stories to share. I would like to impress the role that personal papers and family memorabilia have on larger views of history.


photo courtesy Albert Ryan Collection
Waltham Room, Waltham Public Library
Many cultural institutions build their collections on personal papers. Historical societies, academic libraries and other specialized institutions seek the papers of individuals for social history. The stories of individuals parallel a larger cultural context. Events and ideas that we now see as significant in our civilization's development can only be told through the papers of diverse members of society. The women's movement, civil rights, industrial revolution, technological revolution and other changes in how humans function can only be completely understood by studying the papers of the "common" man (or woman.) So it makes sense for archivists to strengthen their ties with families, teach families how to properly care for their personal papers, and encourage family members to see the importance of properly preserving their history.


Most people save sporadically and haphazardly. For example, they throw photographs in shoeboxes or leave them unlabeled in a jumble on their computers. They box some old school materials and save some kids' drawings. They save decades of receipts and financial records, afraid to throw anything away. Few recognize the correlation between their old letters on paper and the items that sit in their e-mail box. People lose control over the records they keep, leaving them disorganized and subject to degradation. They do not know what they should keep to pass on to family members, never-mind what may be important in a larger social context.      


Personal papers are key to building strong collections in institutions. If our goal is to reflect society in all its diversity as best we can, cultural heritage professionals must do a better job of reaching out to families and individuals. Call this work "community documentation." Call it "outreach." Use "crowdsourcing" or "participatory" models, but just do it. Everyday we lose valuable information that gets thrown away because people do not know what to do with it. We lose our common heritage and families lose their cultural inheritance as it rots forgotten in an attic or gets damaged in a basement flood. The key to overcoming this is to make the public a prime part of what you do and certainly target them directly in your collecting efforts. Make families aware of the value of their personal papers.


I will discuss some ways to do this in my next post by encouraging professionals to share their expertise and to show individuals that their personal history matters.


    

King or Queen for a Day!

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Did you know that today is the last day to eat a galette des Rois?

I recently had lunch at one of my favorite San Francisco French cafés, La Boulange, and was eye-balling these yummy galettes. I couldn't resist sending my friend Janet one of these tasty treats!

During the festival of Epiphany, people in Northern France and Belgium eat the galette des Rois, (flaky puff pastry with almond cream or frangipane.) In the South of France it is called gâteau des Rois or Royaume, and is made of brioche.

collection of "feves"

This is a kind of "kings' cake" with a trinket (feve) -- a porcelain figurine or a bean hidden inside. The person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket becomes "King" or "Queen" for a day. There is a whole collectors market for feves in France.

I've never tasted a galette de rois, but curious to know if Janet ended up getting the slice with the feve and got crowned Queen for a day?

Here's to a fabulous week ahead!

Valentine's Envelope

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Looking for a place to "mail" love notes to your little ones?

How about an easy, no-sew Valentine's Envelope?

Here's what you need:
-hot glue
-scissors, (pinking shears optional)
-felt (pink, white, red- 4 for a $1 at Hobby Lobby)
-hard felt- very stiff, sold in a larger sheet
-velcro square

Take your hard felt and fold into thirds, like an 'envelope' shape.



Cut the top flap into an triangular point.

 Hot glue the sides closed.

Hot glue a velcro square to the flap and the envelope. 

I used pinking shears to cut the white trim. Then I used some red/white striped ribbon for the handle. Rick-rack, buttons, or hand-stitched accents would be super cute too.

Think I am going to hang it on the banister- and hide a few love notes in it for my girls!

P.S. Don't forget to enter my giveaway from "I Love That" - a bottle of fabulous Moroccan Oil. Contest ends Wednesday--Click here to throw your name in the hat.

 

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