Monday, June 7, 2010

Americana Quick Pages

For today’s freebie I have a set of full size quick pages that I made using my Americana Kit.  They are 3600 x 3600 .png files and are PU/SFO/SFH only please!  If they are well received, I will probably make some more or maybe a brag book set.

My frustration with secondary file storage options is raging now.  Sky drive will only allow me to download if I’m signed in and I’ve received info that others have been unable to download also.  I don’t think you should have to have an account to download a shared file, am I right?  Of course, there is no one I can email at Microsoft to clear this up. UGHHH! Online Storage Solution isn’t working, and FileSavr randomly has you downloading a .jpeg file instead of the .zip file.  HUH?? 4shared has been the only consistent option throughout all this and although I say that, I am annoyed at the 20 second wait to download a file if you aren’t a “premium” member.  Anyone, anyone have a better solution that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg?

SC_AmericanaQPSet1

Download the Americana Quick Page Set #1 HERE (4Shared)

or HERE (Filesavr)

If you try the Filesavr link and it attempts to download a .jpeg, close the window and try the link again from my blog and the second time it should work.  I’ve emailed Filesavr but of course, no response!

25 comments:

Lynna said...

These are gorgeous! Would love to see more! Thanks so much for sharing these and your Americana Kit. :-)

NanaScraps said...

do you use Media Fire... I don't have problems with them..awesome QP's thanks for sharing

Leslie said...

4shared has never bothered me for the most part. I mean, considering 20-30 seconds to download versus the amount of time you spent to make some to give to us? Nothing! Worth the wait and appreciated. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all of your Americana shares. They are wonderful and I'm proud to use them all!! Would love to see more Patriotic themes. Thank you again and God bless you for sharing all of your talents.

~BridgetL~ said...

really cute thank you :)

Rebecca said...

I don't mind waiting a few seconds at 4shared for the downloads. Often it's only 20 seconds or so, sometimes as many as 30-40 (usually not for your files) and like others have said, it's a small thing when the reward is receiving one of your creations. Thanks so much!

Sam aka 3 Little Helpers said...

I quite like the 20 secnds wait - means the snag & run brigade have no excuse for not leaving a comment

Susie Jefferson said...

I do sympathise - but 4Shared are good, reliable workhorses, and your images are so good who cares about a bit of a wait? I just go back to your blog and look at other stuff while waiting for the download to be ready.

Mediafire.com is also very good - and you don't have to be a member to download either. I use them and 4Shared, and neither has let me down.

Sarah said...

Mediafire might be an option.
I and others have had problems with 4shared in the last few days with very long wait times anywhere from 20 seconds to 200 seconds.
When I tried to download the overlays the first time, I got 600 seconds. That happened several times with other sites. I emailed 4shared, and got a response this morning, which unfortunately I have already deleted. It basically said the wait time had to do with the size of the file, and how many downloads you had in a 24 hour period. I suspect they are downloading cookies to keep track of how many downloads you have. One way around this is to clean out your internet files at the end of the day, or if you are downloading alot a couple of times a day.

Hope this helps.

makeyesup said...

Don't use QPs or BB, so I wasn't going to download. However, since 4-shared is now expecting people to wait 10 or more minutes, just checked this one out. It wanted me to wait 673 seconds, or 11 plus minutes. Last night, I cleared everything out of my history, cookies etc. to see if it helped and no, today was just the same. Hope this response gets through too as blogger has multiple problems too that they keep saying is fixed and isn't. Good luck on finding something as it seems so hopeless lately.

Yvette said...

Thank you for sharing.

Edna B said...

I am using mediafire mostly now because of the lengthy download times at 4shared. I emailed 4shared to ask why the long download times, and they said something about the size of the file. This is nonsense. It took a 6 1/2 minute wait to download a rather small file yesterday. Some are even longer. I really don't know why they are doing this.

Your Americana creations are wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
I do understand your frustration.
Really I do.
But .... I work in a care-center for old people. They have to wait everytime they need going to bathroom. Even when they need it very much ;-)

I love your stuff!!
Even if I had to wait 30 seconds!
With love, ViVre

Cari D. Cruse said...

Deb, Sorry to hear you are having so much trouble with the file-sharing sites. I don't mind using 4shared at all. If you are still looking, tho, have you considered box.net? I've heard pretty good stuff about them. Just a thot! :D

Cherie said...

Thanks so much for so many fun freebies!!

Pssequimages said...

Thank you these are absolutely stunning pages to play with

-I didn't have any trouble with the other share site download. It was so nice NOT to have to wait for 4shared. I like mediafire, rapidshare, and box very much too for uploads like these.

Deanna said...

Great QP's - i totally get your frustration with the file sharing issue - and wish I could say that I've solved the problem and can give you an answer - but unfortunately I can't. As much as I dislike 4shared - they seem to have the fewest inconveniences.... :( Good luck!

Dee said...

Thanks for these adorable quickpages. I really love them.

Deanna said...

Thank you! I agree...the wait is not a problem next to the time you put in to share your beautiful work with us! Love the QPs!

makeyesup said...

I am so totally frustrated with 4 shared; however, for your wonderful stuff, I'll wait. Can always do something else for the 5 or 10 minutes.

Nancy S. Brandt said...

I love all your stuff. Thanks so much for all the work you do!

Ness said...

thanks so much.........4 Shared doens't bother me. Box.net is cool. I hate Rapid Share. Unless you have an account you never seem to be able to get anything from there.

Cauleen said...

Wonderful work, as always, on the quick pages. Love your layouts! Thanks a million for sharing them with all of us. Hugs!

Ellie said...

Thanks for the beautiful pages. I do have a solution for the download problem. I use a freebie program called FreeRapid to download from many of the file hosts, like 4shared, Rapidshare, MediaFire, etc. I just put in the links and walk away, it does it all for me. You can get it here:
http://wordrider.net/freerapid/
Hugs, Ellie

CAstangs said...

Thanks so much!