Tell Us About Your Avatar

Decorating By jibbies Updated 31 Oct 2007 , 10:30am by miss_sweetstory

jibbies Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 1:48am
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I like looking at everyones Avatars, after I put mine up today it got me to thinking what does our Avatar mean to us.
Come back on and post what yours is about or why you don't have one.
My Avatar is Jibbies, my soon to be 5 year old Chihuahua. In my Avatar she is 6 weeks old and weighs 8 ozs. She was my Christmas present in 2002. She is spoiled rotten but I love her very much!
Tell everyone about your Avatar

jibbies

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cakedesigner59 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 1:50am
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I'd love to...but I've never been able to figure out how to get a photo down to 6K so I can post. waaaaaah!

TooMuchCake Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 1:53am
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Jibbies is adorable!! I wouldn't mind having a chihuahua myself, but I have a boxer already. icon_smile.gif

My avatar is one of my favorite cakes, similar to the one I teach on my dvd. My old avatar was my favorite sculpted cake of a rabbit, but I like the birthday dog better right now. It matched a birthday invitation for a 6-year-old girl. I think it sort of "goes" with my style of cake decorating.

Deanna

nikki1201 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 2:17am
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Great idea for a thread!

I was just thinking this morning about changing mine... so i did! icon_lol.gif

My new one is Baby-Cat. (yes, that is his name) He was terribly frightened at the stuffed grinch i brought home for him last winter, and when he is afraid of something, he attacks. He still is very afraid. Which is strange because his favorite things are green... (lettuce, peas, his blankie, his ottoman, his polo shirt, his bottle of catnip bubbles....) He is spoiled and we wouldnt have it any other way! He is 2 years old. I adopted him a few days after my bf & i moved into our first apartment. He was a surprise to the BF, but now they are best friends. He is an only child, because at 4 cans of fancy feast a day, i cannot afford another.... yet.... icon_wink.gif

jibbies Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 3:36am
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Originally Posted by cakedesigner59

I'd love to...but I've never been able to figure out how to get a photo down to 6K so I can post. waaaaaah!




I can help you with that
Pick your picture, mine was originally a 4x6 regular photo that I scanned to my HP photo program and then cropped it to what you see. Then I saved the cropped photo to a folder in my documents that are all CC related.
Open up www.shrinkpictures.com and choose Create Avatar, it will ask you to 1. Choose Photo 2. Set Avatar Size (type in 100) 3. Hit Resize button.
Three options will come up pick the one you like the best, right click on the address below that picture, go to the add Avatar in your CC profile and paste the address in the box and hit submit and Voila, there it is.
It really helps to have the shrinkpictures.com , the CC profile and the picture all open at the same time just minimized.
If you need any help just holler

jibbies

kimberlina25 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 4:19am
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I have been asked several times what kind of flower I have- i don't know!! LOL i found it, liked it, so i use it I just think it is very beautiful- i love the color

lvablkmn Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 4:57am
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Thanks jibbies for the directions!! I had a generic avatar, now I like it much better. Mine is my 2 sons (6 & 13) on their 1st day of school. You can tell the 13 year old is thrilled (well he is a teenager-uugghh!!!)

Great idea for a thread because I love to see everyones avatar icon_lol.gif

BCJean Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 5:14am
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I like to keep one of my cakes on, usually one to do with the season. For all you CC members who complain that your cakes don't get comments, you should try using it as an avatar.
Some day I may get bored of this and start posting personal things. Right now it is, "All about cakes", for me.

Lemonydoodles Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 5:25am
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My avatar is a recent cupcake I did. I fell in love with it because I just love turquoise. It was one of those unplanned decorating surprises icon_smile.gif

Verina Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 6:55am
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Mine is my (almost to be on 9 December) two year old. She has a lot of spunk. My brother took this picture in black and white and although I prefer colour photos this one is just so beautiful. It used the one below which I took myself but the new one is more "professional" ... love my kid!
LL

wolfley29 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:26am
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Mine is my business logo. My last name is Wolfley, so I had to have a Wolf and a Cake. My best friend of 25+ yrs helped me design it. I wanted something fun, since I like to do different cakes. And I really want to learn to sculpt more.

redpanda Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:45am
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Mine is pretty boring...it's a red panda.

chrissy410 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 7:56am
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mine is my 14 year old poodle Cocoa. Gotta love your pets! I got her when she was 2 years old because her owners had to move. I always dress her up in goofy outfits for the holidays since I don't have any children.

TandTHarrell Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 8:18am
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Thats me ........Tina ..Im a navy wife with two kids (13 & 5) with a dog name Houston (miniture schunzer)

amberhoney Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 8:19am
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Mine is a cake I made for my youngest daughter Amber. After I'd made it I thought it would be kinda cool to have it as my avatar seeing as I picked my CC username in her honour!

She is a unique kid. She is a huge fan of the White Stripes. She wanted an Iron Maiden cake for her second birthday. I insisted on Blues Clues icon_confused.gif
This year I decided that if you can't beat them you join them. So she finally got her Rock music cake!

applemint_jackie Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 8:26am
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all the avatars are cool. verina, your baby is lovely.

Tomoore Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 8:28am
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Mine is our engagement photo taken by my mom.

aine2 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 9:26am
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This is me and my almost 3 month old grandson, Daniel. I had to wait for over 3 weeks to get my first cuddles from him as he was in special care when he was born. He has Down's Syndrome and is awaiting heart surgery any day now so I am soaking him up like a sponge and smothering him and his brother in kisses so that I top up before he has his stay in hospital again.

kelly75 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 9:33am
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Mine is my just-turned-4 year old DD, although the photo is over a year old now - time for an update I think!

Lorraine, I can't believe Daniel is almost 3 months already - doesn't time fly!

Kelly

lchristi27 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 9:47am
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Me and my hubby right after we smashed cake into each other's faces at our wedding back in March.

Forgot to mention I'm standing on a chair. I'm 5' 2", Hubby is 6'4", needed some leverage!

feverfixer Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 10:18am
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For some reason I like the cake I chose for my avatar. This cake always makes me smile as it is just a fun design.
Diane

Granpam Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 10:22am
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My other hobby is collecting miniature shoes called Just The Right Shoe. Mine is a pic of one of the shoes from my collection called Lady Bug. Chosen because that is what we used to call my now 8 year old grandaughter.

Susan123 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 11:13am
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Mine is of the Trevi Fountain in Rome...I live in northern Italy and visit Rome a few times a year. The fountain is really spectacular!

cariage Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 11:21am
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mine is a sad face. My grandmother passed away a few days ago and I just can't seem to smile so I thought my avatar should be sad also.
susan123, I am dying to go to Italy. It is on my "things to do before I die" list. You are so fortunate to be soooo close to such amazing sights.

marcimang Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 11:22am
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This is a cool thread- sometimes I see people's avatar and think hmmm wonder why they use that one. Mine is a army wife charm, because I am an army wife- my husband is currently deployed to Iraq for the third time. 10 months down and 5 more to go- I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me!!!! to include raising three kids age 14,11 and 2 and making three wedding cakes last weekend!!

psurrette Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 11:36am
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Mine is actually me. I use it on all my advertsing so people know who I am. Ther eis another women close to me that uses the name custom cakes by paula and I use Cak by Paula we are always getting mized up. SO I thought if peopel got use to my silly picture then they would remember.

lchristi27 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 11:36am
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Originally Posted by marcimang

This is a cool thread- sometimes I see people's avatar and think hmmm wonder why they use that one. Mine is a army wife charm, because I am an army wife- my husband is currently deployed to Iraq for the third time. 10 months down and 5 more to go- I can do all things thru Christ who strengthens me!!!! to include raising three kids age 14,11 and 2 and making three wedding cakes last weekend!!




My prayers are with you! Tell your hubby thanks for keeping us safe here in America.

vonnie99 Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 12:13pm
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I'm so glad this thread was started. I love knowing about people's avatar choice. Mine is my little puppy-girl, Toby. I chose her because she is my inspiration - if it wasn't for her, I still be a broken down mess. She is the reason I started to bake again - I make her doggy treats. Since this site is all about inspiring and helping others I thought it was a perfect match.

CristinaB Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 12:38pm
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Mine is a cake I made for my younger daughter's 4th birthday party. She had a water splish-splash party (pool, slip 'n slide, sprinklers) and wanted a fishy cake. This was a cake that was oohed and aahed by my friends/family and one of my favorites. Love to do the 3D cakes!

Rincewind Posted 30 Oct 2007 , 12:39pm
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Thanks for the directions and the link jibbies! I just resized a cake picture. It's the Baron from The Cat Returns. It's not perfect, but it makes me laugh. See, it's supposed to look like a portrait in a fancy (sort of) frame. It was my first time doing diagonal lines around the sides, and I was way too excited about it. I still am! I keep thinking, what kind of cake can I do that needs a diamond pattern on the sides? Ha!

I've enjoyed reading about all of your avatars.

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