Monday, December 31, 2007

Valjs New Years QP 2008-8


Here is another one for you..:) I was able to fix some from last year..so if you aren't tired of them yet..let me know and I will put them up this week.:)

Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am soo glad you like it.You are most welcome.:)

Yesterday..Christy (DD) and I went grocery shopping.I had to restock the kitchen for the week and get my New Years Dinner supplies.We had rain all day but fortunately it wasn't raining much just sprinkling when we got home to bring them into the house.I normally don't like to go grocery shopping when it is raining..but we like to eat and to do that...we have to have food.LOL Christy and I made a day out of it.We went to Tuesday Mornings so she could get something with her gift certificate...then to El Nopal mexican restaurant for lunch..which is right across the street from the Super Walmart..where I buy groceries. When we were leaving El Nopal's a man held the inside door open for Christy and me and then grabbed the outside door for us too..we thanked him and I kiddingly asked him if he was going to Walmart too...and he said..I am actually..and we all had a big laugh.LOL Don't tell anyone..but Christy said he was sooo cute!! and I had to agree..but what impressed me the most...HE HELD THE DOOR FOR US.!!:) I have been married to Dh for thirty six years and he still goes to my side of the car/truck and opens my door for me and then waits for me to get settled and then closes it...even when it is raining.:) He has done that for fourty years now (including the time we were dating). I don't mind being treated like that...would you? :)

If you would like to use this one....

Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, December 30, 2007

    Valjs QP New Years 2008-4


    Here is another new one for this year.I made this yesterday.:) If you would like a closer look..click on the preview and it will come up larger in another window.I'm not putting these up in any particular order....did you notice that?LOL

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for Linda and me yesterday.We sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.You are most welcome.:) For those of you who want to know where to find my baby album and kit...they are in my October Archives.The links are still good.If not..please let me know on blogger comments..not 4shared.They will go right to my email on blogger and I will know right away.:)

    I spent yesterday cleaning the house some more and changing the sheets on my bed etc.Nothing really to tell about.LOL Today I plan to go grocery shopping and pick up the things I need for New Years dinner.Got to have blackeyed peas and cornbread..collard greens ..ham...and gonna make another sweet potato souffle to go with it.:) Then I am gonna go back on my diet for the rest of my life.LOL

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, December 29, 2007

    Linda and Valjs Calendar Qp



    Here is Linda's Calendar QP she made using my baby album.Isn't it wonderful.All those gorgeous baby pics on one page.How cool! :) She made a Qp to share with everyone.....so be sure to thank her when you dwnld it.:)Thank you so much Linda!!

    Thank you ALL so much for leaving such wonderful comments on the New Years QPs.You are most welcome. I have more I will be putting up this week...so be sure to come back to get them.:)

    I spent all day yesterday taking down my Christmas decorations. I don't like to leave them up until New Years Day.I put mine up the night of Thanksgiving and am usually ready to take them down as soon as I can after Christmas.I think my house grew several feet bigger yesterday.LOL Now I need to dust and vacuum today and I will be back on track.:) Well...close to the track anyway.LOL

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, December 28, 2007

    Valjs QP New Years 2008-2


    Here is the second New Years QP I made for this year.Hope you like it too.:) I was able to go through the ones from last year and change the 2007 to a 2008 on some of them.I will be posting those this week.I added a png file to it too since last year I didn't have anything but psd.As soon as I hear back from Linda I will be posting her Calendar QP she made for all of you.:) She used my baby album for it.:) How cute!

    Thank you ALL for your wonderful comments on yesterday's Qp.I am so glad you like it.You are most welcome.:)

    I am gonna have to keep this one short...cause it is thundering and we are suppose to have rain most of the day today.Yay!!! We need it.:) I did want to say I enjoyed my DIL's birthday party at Red Lobster.The food was yummy and it was a nice change from all those Christmas leftovers.:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
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  • Thursday, December 27, 2007

    Valjs QP New Years 2008-1


    Here is our first New Years QP for 2008 from me.:) Hope you like it!!!I left some room at the bottom right for journaling or a title.I will have to look back through my New Years QP's and see if I put 2007 0n all of them.If not I will offer those again if you are interested.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful Merry Christmas wishes.I had a wonderful Christmas.My Mom and oldest brother and all of my kids and grandkids were here.:) I got a rotisserie and a set of Stainless Steel..very heavy cookware.(pots and pans with glass lids.)from DH.Way Cool! I told him I didn't want to have to buy another set of pans as long as I live.These have a lifetime guarantee...and since I am not a young chick any more..that should do it.LOL I would tell you everything my kids and grand daughters and Mom and Brother gave me..but I am too exhausted to do that.I was a zombee yesterday..couldn't move.LOL I read on one of the blogs yesterday that there are only 364 days left till we do it all again...I almost shot myself.LOL I hope you are laughing as hard as I am at that..I crack myself up sometimes.LOL

    If you would like to use this one...

    Here is the link:
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  • Friday, December 21, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 12-21-02


    Here is another Qp I made yesterday when playing around.:) There's wrapping paper..garland..snowflakes...Christmas trees and Christmas bulbs.It's very colorful.LOL It has red and green for those of you who like the traditional colors and blue and purple for those who like those colors better.I even added snow dust to the background and the top of the bulbs...and best of all..it has more than one pic place cutout.LOL Hope you like it.:) Merry Christmas!!

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I know it is hard to find the time these days to do that..we are sooo rushed with Christmas shopping and all the preparations.This will probably be the last freebie until after Christmas.Then I have a gift from Linda.She made a QP for me to share with you all using my Baby album kit.Soo be looking for that next week.:)

    Please enjoy your families....stay safe and warm in the hands of our Father.:) He loved us sooo much and proved it by sending his Son into this sinful world to save those who believe in him.:) What a truly AWESOME gift of love.!! Thank you Lord!!:)

    If you would like to use this one....
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, December 20, 2007

    Valjs QP 12-16-07 C2


    Here's the two pic to go with yesterdays QP.You can click on the preview to get a closer look if you want.Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments for yesterdays Qp.I am sooo glad you like it.You are most welcome.:)

    Jennifer...chili sounds sooo much easier..and I LOVE chili.:) So cute your kids wanted that for Christmas dinner.:)

    Abrickshy....You don't know how badly I needed to hear what you had left for me.Thank you so much!!

    This is for "S" and anyone else that may want to try it..she asked what Pistachio whip is...

    Pistachio Whip
    Two boxes of instant pistachio pudding..Make according to the directions on the packages.
    Add:
    1 can (20 oz.) of crushed pineapple (drained)
    pecan pieces
    mini marshmellows-around 3/4 of the bag or there abouts.
    1 med.container of Cool whip.More if you like it. I buy a large and use what I like.
    Mix all ingredients together and keep refrigerated.Covered.
    This is the best I can do..I don't have exact measurements..I just throw stuff in until it looks like it has enough.LOL
    This makes a good size amount.Enough for a family get together and then some.:) I make it in time for it to have a couple of hours to get cold in the refrigerator before I serve it.Let me know if you try it and like it. The grocery stores make this with cream cheese or something and I LOVE that..but don't have the recipe for it.If any of you do and wouldn't mind sharing it..I would be most grateful.:)

    If you would like to use this QP...

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    Valjs QP 12-16-07 b


    Here is another page I made the other day when I had some play time.:) I hope you like it cause I have a two pic like it for tomorrow.:) I really love the way the background paper came out...and just had to make a Qp with it.:) Be sure to click on the preview for a closer look.

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for Mrs.Miles and me yesterday.I sure hope you went to get her kit..cause it is sooo pretty.:) You are most welcome.!!

    I was finally able to get the groceries I needed.YAY!!! Just have a few more to get before I start cooking for Christmas...I like to wait for the celery and apples etc.So they will be fresh.:) We have been delegating dishes for the last few years...my DIL makes green bean casserole and deviled eggs...my Mom makes banana pudding and baked beans.My DD makes most of the pies etc,My son gets the dinner rolls and I make the Turkey..dressing..mac and cheese..sweet potato souffle..Pistachio whip...waldorf salad..potato salad..and whatever else I can think of.LOL Oh..and I always make lemon meringue pies for Christmas dinner ..an added treat for my DH.It's his favorite.:) Whew..I'm tired just thinking about all that work.LOL
    What is your favorite dish or meal? Please answer...you may give me another idea for something different to fix.:)

    If you would like to use this QP...
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    Mrs.Miles and Valjs "Deep Blue Freeze" QP


    This is another QP from last year.Only ...this one is made from Mrs.Miles "Deep Blue Freeze" Kit.She was so kind to allow me to make a QP for all of us then.She is offering the kit again on her blog and when I saw it..I asked her if she would mind if I put this one up again.She gave me the go ahead..so here it is for you.Please make sure you go get her gorgeous kit after dwnlding this QP.Scroll down to the Dec.12th post on her blog.She also has some other wonderful kits etc on her blog.She and Amy W are helping Olivia Dorazio with her designing and she ..Olivia..has a freebie for you on Mrs.Mile's blog.You have just got to go get it.It's gorgeous! Be sure to leave a big Thank you for all of her hard work.:) Here is the link to her blog:
  • Mrs.Miles


  • Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me for yesterday's QP.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:) You are most welcome.!!

    I think I am finally gonna be able to go get our Christmas Dinner groceries today.Yay! I was beginning to wonder.LOL That's my big plans for the day...what are yours?:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, December 17, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 12-16-07

    Here is another Christmas QP..but this one is definitely not green and red.LOL It has purple!!! :)
    I thought I would pop in and see how many would like to have it.My DH said it is so close to Christmas I had better get it on my blog.hehe.Hope you like it.I had a few minutes to play and this is one of the pages I came up with.:)

    I have been keeping busy this week.Catching up on things around the house ..shopping for Christmas presents ....Birthday and Christmas parties...We have three bdays this month and three next month.My oldest brothers bday is Christmas day.:) My DIL's is two days after Christmas ...my sisters was the tenth...so..I hope you see why I decided to take a break.:) I needed it...and I plan to be sporatic with my freebies for a while longer.I have also been trying to clean up my hard drive some.I have files that need transferred and going through to see if I want to keep them.I am three or four months behind on getting freebies open and transferred to the hard drive.I will most likely need another hard drive before I am through.LOL My computer has decided to stop communicating with my printer..so I will have to do layouts and keep them until that gets fixed so I can print them out and put them into albums.Dh hasn't had the time to look at it to see what the problem is.He is busier than I am..faster than the speed of light..able to leap tall buildings..yeah right.LOL

    Thank you ALL for keeping up with me and leaving me comments.I sure appreciate it.:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, December 14, 2007

    Sunday, December 09, 2007

    Taking some time off:)

    I just wanted to let you know I decided to take some time off. With Christmas Day coming so fast..I need to dedicate my time to getting the shopping done that I haven't been able to do since my back messed up.My Dh is off Tues and Wed.. and I am gonna go shopping with him and hopefully get the rest done..and I haven't even started getting the foods bought for Christmas dinner....etc ...etc...There won't be many of you blogging for the next two weeks or so..So think of this as my vacation.:)
    I don't know if I will pop in with something in the meantime or not. I'm gonna play it by ear. I've done a daily freebie dwnld for over a year now and whew! I need a break.LOL
    If there are any newbies that stop by....be sure to check out the archives..there should be something for everyone in there.:)
    I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!! I hope you ALL get your hearts desires.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs Christmas Bulbs 12-09-07


    Want more Christmas bulbs?:) Here they are!! Hope you like them.This time I attached the bulb topper to each one individually.:) The shadow is just for the preview.Enjoy!! (Click on the preview for a closer view)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments on yesterdays Christmas bulbs..I am sooo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome!!!

    Well...yesterday was a busy bee day because we had a surprise Birthday party for my sister.She turned the big "50".:) We had invited around sixty people and fourty five or so turned up.The party was at her house and she had no idea.hehe Her friend took her shopping while we rushed through decorating and setting up trays and trays of food..all kinds of small sandwiches and rolled sandwiches...cheese balls with crackers..chips and dip..veggie trays...relish trays..barbecued wings which her DH made while we were setting things up...we had to raise some of the trays up onto pans or big bowls to make room on her table for all of it..then there were about five or six trays that were on tables out on her deck ..and her house was already decorated for Christmas and she does a fantastic job on decorating.:) We put the huge cake and nuts ...mints ..and punch bowl on her Kitchen Island so you could get to it from both sides...and it looked soo cool.:) My Mom wanted to do the "over the hill theme" and the cake was also done in white with black decorations.LOL
    My brother and his family from Florida drove up for the weekend..and Mom had invited my sisters best friend from college (they met in college and became best friends and have remained best friends even though they live states apart) :) And ..she and her husband flew in(from Chicago) for the party and then unknown to her friend..her own parents came up from Florida to surprise her along with my sister) Cool huh?:) We were all so excited to see how my sister would react when she saw her best friend..and she sure didn't disappoint us.hehe. She was saying hi and hugging everyone and I told Donna(her friend) to inch forward and when my sister saw her she just hugged and hugged her.:) My sisters inlaws and family she hadn't seen for a while were there ..all my kids were there ...and now..I am totally exhausted.LOL I also must say that my sisters friend that lives next door to them..made all of those trays of sandwiches for her.One that was especially cool..was a huge basket with a handle and huge checkered napkins ..when you unfolded the napkins to peer into the basket..it was loaded with small hoagie sandwiches.:) I was in charge of keeping up with making the punch...and keeping the bowl full.. that was a full time job...glad they liked the punch.LOL
    Well..I need to get off of here and get breakfast in me..it's late.:)

    Here's the link if you would like to use these...

  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, December 08, 2007

    Valjs Swirly Christmas Bulbs


    Let me see if I can explain this for you.. The attachment element is in the dwnld folder with the bulbs.All you have to do is "duplicate" it and add it to the top of the bulb you would like to use.I did it this way so you will be able to use the bulbs for other things besides Christmas bulbs.KWIM? If this is a problem for any of you..just let me know and I will fix it where the attachment is attached to them all.:) I made these from the"reflection" option in my paint program. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it out.Hope you like them too.:) Oh...the shadows are only on the preview.:)

    Thank you All for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.You are most welcome!!:)

    I have big plans for today ..so if I don't come see you..it's cause I will be buzzing around like a busy bee.:) Have a wonderful weekend!!

    Here is the link if you would like to use these:

  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, December 07, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 11-20-07


    I bet you can't mistake this as a Christmas QP.LOL I made this a while ago..as you can tell by the date on it. I used the pretty poinsettia frame to show you how it can be used by duplicating it. Hope you like this one too.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments on my snow family. They feel soo loved....and so do I.:) You are most welcome.!!

    If you haven't checked out my friends blogs (links in sidebar) Be sure to go see them if you get a chance...they are soo sweet..and would love to hear from you.:)

    There really isn't a whole lot going on with me right now...just trying to do as much as I can without over straining my back again.:) So...I will get right to the freebie.:)

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, December 06, 2007

    Valjs Snow Family Frame


    Here is my Snow Family "Frame" not QP.:) I put the background on it so it would show up better for you. Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that...you are most welcome.:) Enjoy!!

    I was lazy this morning and slept in.I had to drag myself out of bed...it felt so warm and cozy.:) So....since I don't have much to tell you today...I will get right to the freebie....

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Frame 1


    Here is a traditional colored frame to spruce up your layouts...hope you like it.:)
    I had this one made for a while so since I can't sit very long I will just put up a few things I have already made.I have the "snow family" frame if you would like it too.:) It has my snowman and the snow woman and child and baby doll.It looks like my snowman frame but with all three of them. Not sure if you are getting tired of those.:) Let me know.

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments and well wishes..I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that...and also for your suggestions on how to get my groove back.:) I have made soooo many Christmas pages etc..but I just know there are more somewhere deep inside of me.LOL

    My Dh and DD are planning a trip to the dump today.That's the big plans for today.LOL You know when you clean a garage up ..something has to go to make room for the other things you want to store.:) I am the worst about collecting things and not wanting to get rid of them....just in case.LOL Any of you have that problem? If someone gave it to me...I have a hard time parting with it even if I will never ..ever ...use it.:) Maybe that can be my New Years resolution..to "Purge".LOL I need to do that with my hard drives too...I was looking at some of the designs I made when I first started doing digital stuff and wondered..why did I keep that one?LOL It is soo funny to look back on what I was so excited to have accomplished back then.Some of them are really UGLY.hehe Well..it made me feel a lot better about where I have come to now. I'm not where I would love to be..but I have come a long way baby! LOL

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, December 04, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Qp 11-27-07


    You know those slim pickens I was telling you about the other day?? Well..I am having to grab some of the things I had done already...so there will be a variety of freebies until I can get back into the groove.LOL I thought you may like to have a Qp made with this frame..so I chose the colors of the Christmas bulbs in the tree and added them as ornaments for the page.Hope you like it:) I am sure you have some other ideas you can use to dress it up.:)

    Thank you ALL sooo much for the wonderful comments and well wishes you have left for me.I really do appreciate your taking the time and care to do that.:) You are most welcome to my freebies and I hope you really have fun with them.:)

    Not much to tell today....so since I slept later this morning..I will get right to the freebie:)

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, December 03, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 12-01-07 2


    Here's the two pic that goes with yesterdays QP.I like this one even better.I put a bow on this one.I still need some practice on my bows..but I am fairly happy with this one... Hope you like the page.:)

    Thank you ALL for the terrific comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am soo glad you like it.You are most welcome!!:)

    My back seems to be doing better as far as the muscles are concerned...but not sure my hip stayed put like it is suppose to be.I will have to wait until I am up longer to see for sure.If not..it will be another trip to the Chiropractor.When I was working..I thought I might as well cash my check and hand it to him....I was at his office so often...that is one of the reasons I quit working.I stayed messed up all of the time instead of just once in a while...and my foot would hurt so bad that Jim would have to get our big pan and fill it with hot water as soon as we got in the door from work...so I could soak my foot and get a little relief and stop crying...awww..LOL ....I would be climbing the walls now with the lack of something to do if it wasn't for digital scrapping.:) Soooo...I Thank all of you for sharing your talents and life stories with me.:)

    If you would like to use this one.....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, December 02, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 12-01-07

    Hi..I'm back .:) For a while anyway.LOL I am allowed to sit with an icepack on my back.That is what I am doing now.I figure if I have to sit..I may as well share another page with you.:) I tried something a little different with this page.I wanted to try something that wasn't traditional colors...and I really like it.I like it so much...that I made a two pic for tomorrow to go with this one.:) I like it even better.LOL

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful well wishes you left for me.I feel soooo loved.:) How sweet!

    I went to my Chiropractor Friday morning.(He is closed on Thursdays or I would have gone then) He said my back was WAY out and that I would be really sore..he was right.LOL He told me lots of ice on it and don't do ANYTHING. So...I have been having my dinner brought to me and being waited on hand and foot.If I didn't hurt so much..it would have been wonderful.LOL I have been watching Christmas movies on the TV.Between Lifetime and Hallmark..I am getting my share of Christmas movies.:) I am soo glad my Christmas decorating was done last week.!!! :) I did get a chance to sit long enough to do this page for you.Hope you like it.:)

    If you would like to use this one.....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, November 29, 2007

    Taking a couple of days off

    I just wanted to let you know that I will be taking a couple of days off this week.Starting today. I have overdone it this week with all the shopping etc..and yesterday after vacuuming the floors I was mopping my kitchen when my back said it had had enough and decided to go out.:( I had to lay around the rest of the day because sitting and walking was pretty much out of the question.

    I will be back with more freebies as soon as I am able to sit long enough to upload them etc...Have a wonderful day..guess I will watch a lot of TV and read the next few days.:) Hey......my DH has a laptop..hmmmm.LOL

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Wednesday, November 28, 2007

    Valjs Shiny Blue QP


    Don't worry..I have more Christmas stuff to share..but this has been sitting on my hard drive for a couple of weeks and I wanted to share it with you.:) Remember my bathroom wallpaper a while back? This was made from a pic of it.:) I LOVE the way it turned out.My bathroom wallpaper is a variety of colors..but I used the texture to design some background pages like this one in different colors...and am sooo pleased with how they came out.:) Hope you like this one too.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I am soo glad you like my stuff.:) You are most welcome.!!

    I spent yesterday shopping with Christy (DD) and we went to lunch at the same Asian Buffet that Mom and I went to the day before.I tried a couple of different things this time.:) They have sooo many foods to choose from..you could probably go back for several days and get something different...but I still had to get a couple of my favorites.hehe. Not much else to tell...so I will get right to the freebie.:)

    Here it is:
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  • Tuesday, November 27, 2007

    Valjs Square Christmas Tree Frame


    This is a frame..not a QP.:) I made the glow on the frame to coincide with the star on the tree.Hope you like it.:)

    I had noticed on yesterdays QP ..that the penguins were blurry.So I redid the page and reuploaded it to 4shared.If you are unhappy with the one you got yesterday....before 6 P.M.eastern time ..be sure to scroll down and get the one that I corrected..it is the same link..just a different file.:) Clear as mud..right?LOL It would have been nice if I had caught it right away..but that didn't happen...so sorry.:(

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me on yesterdays penguin QP.I am soo glad you like it.:) You are most welcome.!

    I had a really great day with Mom yesterday..we went to lunch at the Asian Buffet.mmmmmm...so good! :) It was a nice time ..just the two of us...we don't do that often enough.:)My youngest son and DIL came by and spent the afternoon with me.So..it was a really good day...for me:) Jim(DH) had to open and close the store because one of his managers is on vacation and they don't allow enough hours to cover her time off. :( Tuesday Morning stores have cut back on their hours so hard that their managers have to work hard enough for two or more people....plus try to run the store and keep it up in the process.Believe me they earn their money.:) They are having a real hard time finding and keeping managers..wonder why?LOL

    If you would like to use this frame(not QP)hehe......
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, November 26, 2007

    Valjs Penguin QP 2


    Here's another penguin QP if you would like to have it.I used yesterdays frame in it so you could see what you can do with it.:) Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.You are most welcome.:)

    Well..Dh and I shopped til I dropped yesterday.LOL We stopped when I told Jim that I could barely lift my leg to get into the truck again.He was more than ready to go home too.:) We got home..I checked my messages etc...and then I told Jim I was gonna lay on the couch for a few minutes for a short nap.:) When I woke up..it was suddenly and I couldn't figure out how I got onto the couch...if it was day or night...and why was I on the couch instead of in bed.??? hehe..I must have exhausted myself.:) It took a couple of minutes for my brain to catch up..but it made it.LOL
    I don't have many plans for today.Mom is coming over for a little while but most of the day will be routine stuff..cleaning..laundry..etc.I won't bore you with the details.If you are like me..you already know them too well.:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    I noticed after a while that the penguins were blurry.So..I redid the page.But over fifty of you have dwnlded it already.If you are unhappy with the one you dwnlded..please grab this new one.:)Oh..I didn't change the preview on here..but the file you download is corrected.:)

    Here is the "corrected" link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, November 25, 2007

    Valjs Penguin Frame


    Think "Happy Feet".LOL I just had to make a frame using my penguin.:) The background paper doesn't come with it.I put that on there to make the frame show up better.:) Notice how the penguins appear to be looking at the subject in the frame? hehe.I hope you like this one too.It would look cute with a pic of your child or children playing in the snow..wouldn't it? We don't get much snow here..but I am still gonna find a use for this one...maybe with my Grand daughters all bundled up in their winter clothes.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me on yesterdays frame and QP. I am so glad you like it.You are most welcome.:)

    My DH is off again today.Not sure what we will be doing though.I will have to let you know tomorrow.:) So..I will get right to the freebie.

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, November 24, 2007

    Valjs Circle Christmas Frame and QP

    Here is the frame I used for the QP below...Hope you like it...you can grab either one or both.It's up to you.:)



    Here is one of the Qps I made last week.I know..it's traditional Christmas colors....Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you have left for me on the frames.I am so glad you like them.You are most welcome.:) Enjoy!!

    Not much to tell this morning.Just cleaning up and getting the house ready for Christmas....so I will get right to the freebies.:)

    If you would like to use these....

    Here are the links:

    Frame:
  • dwnldlink


  • QP:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, November 23, 2007

    Valjs Square Snowman Frame


    Here is another Snowman Frame.I airbrushed the background so it would show up a little better for you.Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me on these frames.I am soo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome.!!

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Dinner was delicious...and later we all came back to our home to decorate for Christmas.We put Christmas music on while we decorated the house.Christy(dd) has been putting the Christmas lights up all week outside...and we turned them on last night.She did a fantastic job and when she is finished ..I will try to take a pic of it to show you.I looked around and we are the only ones on the street so far that has the lights up.LOL I know it is early for some of you..but we always decorated for Christmas the evening of Thanksgiving.How appropriate.Christ's birth and being Thankful.....they go hand in hand.:)

    Now to the freebie...are you getting tired of these frames??? Cause I have a few more if you would like to see them...but don't want to bore you if you aren't wanting them.:) Let me know if I need to move on.LOL

    Here is the freebie if you want it...

  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, November 22, 2007

    Valjs Green Paper and Christmas Bulb Frame




    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my friends in the USA !!!!!!!!!:) Hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones.:) My family are coming back to my home this evening to decorate the house for Christmas.It's something we have done Thanksgiving evening for years and years.We play Christmas music and everyone has a good time.Including our grand daughters...they love to put the decorations on the tree.:)

    We have something to be very Thankful for this morning.IT RAINED ALMOST ALL NIGHT!!!!yea!!! Thank you Lord!!! My poor dog didn't care one bit for the thunder...but she will just have to not like it.We are pretty desperate for rain here in Georgia.:)

    I had a request for the green paper I used as a background for yesterdays frame.You are welcome to use it if you want it.:) Hope you like the frame for today..I used this green paper for it but added lighting to it for the frame.:)

    If you would like to use these......

    Here are the links:

    Paper:
  • dwnldlink


  • Frame:

  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, November 21, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Frame with Lights


    Here is another frame..this time with Christmas Lights.The background paper is just on the preview..so the frame will show up better.It's not included in the file...hope you like this one too.:) BTW...some of you are thinking this is a QP..it's not..it's a frame...but you got me thinking.LOL

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays frame.I am soo glad you like it.You are most welcome!:)

    My DH is going into the store for a while this morning and then he is coming back home and we are going Christmas shopping and pick up a few things for tomorrows dinner at my youngest son's home.You would not believe the stress relief just knowing I am not hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year.(I am doing Christmas).I am getting older and less able to do all that standing and bending with my bad foot and back..so it sure is a huge help to have someone else do one of the Holiday meals.:) Plus..I think my DIL is really looking forward to it.:)

    My DD is soo sick and she still goes to work.She missed one day when she had fever.But she really needs to be home..now she has larangitus...her eyes look glassy and her throat is sore.She needs to be in bed...but she is thirty years old now and Mom doesn't know much.:)Kids!gotta love em!!hehe

    If you would like to use this one.....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2007

    Valjs Square Poinsettia Frame


    Here's another Christmas frame.I airbrushed the backgroud so the frame would show up better.I have more like yesterdays but thought I would do a different kind each day....so there is a variety.I hope you like this one too.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays frame.I am so glad you like it...you are most welcome.:)

    Not much going on today for us.Christy (DD) just got up to take something for that miserable cold she has. Colds always hit her hard for some reason.Poor thing.:( I know some of you have a cold too and I really feel for you.Hot tea with honey and lemon will help soothe those sore throats and it breaks up that flem too.Unfortunately...Christy doesn't like hot tea.:( Bummers!

    I thought I would put an update on my FIL.He seems to be back to normal now.He had some "in home" thereapy and the nurses last day there was this week.He isn't seeing strange things any more.:) He sure is one tough guy.Thank the Lord!!:) Oh..and thank you ALL for your prayers.:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, November 19, 2007

    Valjs Snowman Frame


    I'm back!!hehe :) I made some cute little frames.At least "I" think they are cute.LOL I air brushed the background so the frame would show up better for you.This week..you get frames.:) Hope you like them.!!

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me on the Toys QP.I am soo glad you like it.:) You are most welcome! Enjoy!

    I got some of the baseboards and the mini blinds cleaned but stopped pretty much after that cause I started feeling bad and realized that Christy(DD) has shared her cold with me.:( I knew teaching her to share would come back on me.LOL I don't feel horrible..but just yukky.KWIM? Poor Christy feels miserable and she has had this for a few days now.:( Oh..speaking of Christy..she has a new doll up on Ebay...and....has a bid on it.!whooo hoo! Here is the link if you want to go see it.:)
  • Christy's Doll


  • Here is the frame if you would like to use it!

  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, November 17, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Toys QP


    Here's one I made a couple of weeks ago. It's the last Christmas QP I have until I am able to do some more.I do have some cute frames I will be posting starting Monday.I am gonna leave this one up for the weekend. Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me on the Winter Desktop.I am so glad you like it.I had fun making that one too.:)You are most welcome.!!

    I am going to be taking it easy on here for the weekend.It seems to have helped some to back off a little.My eye has stopped pulling and pinching..it just feels tired now.That's a good thing.:) Actually...I was able to get some cleaning done...some of that stuff you don't get to all the time...like waxing the wood floor in the foyer and getting on your hands and knees and scrubbing the kitchen floor...and baseboards. That's a different kind of tedious work.LOL I mop but sometimes it is hard to get down on the floor and scrub around the edges.My back and foot don't like it one bit!!LOL But I can't get Jim to do it.hehe.I want to do the other baseboards today...and the mini blinds in the kitchen.Monday my eye will feel better but I won't be able to use my arm.LOL

    Have a wonderful weekend!!

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, November 15, 2007

    Valjs Winter Desktop


    I was playing around the other day and made myself a winter desktop for my puter monitor.Thought some of you may like to have it too.:) If you have some of those calendar templates..you may be able to find a spot to put it on here too.There are two sizes in the folder ..so those of you who have the larger monitors will be able to use this one too.Have fun!

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I am soo glad you like my stuff.:) You are most welcome!!Enjoy!

    I am gonna have to slow down a little on my designing.My eyes are messing up again.:( It's just eye strain and my left eye pulls and pinches and I have to rest it.It does that when I spend a lot of time doing the more tedious stuff.I have some things already done..some cute frames etc...so I will put those up...plus a couple of the QPs I have already made..it's just that there may be some slim pickins early next week.LOL

    If you would like to use this one...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 2007 2-New this year


    Here is another one I just made.Hope you like it.:) Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments you left for yesterdays QP.I am soo glad you like it.It was a lot of fun to make.:)

    I am about to fall asleep again..so gonna hurry and get this one posted for you.My dog woke me up at three thirty this morning wanting out to eat grass.I knew as soon as she started that I might as well come to the puter for a while.:) Once here .. I couldn't get away.LOL...now my head is bobbing and I need to go back to sleep. Dh is off today so we will work on the front of the house to finish it up....if I can stay awake to help him.LOL

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Window QP-New this year


    I had sooo much fun doing this one.Be sure to click on the preview to get a closer look.:) First I want to explain a couple of things I did...and give credit to Conny B ..she let me use a photo of her trip to the Botanical Gardens and I made a picture above the fireplace in this one with it.:) Thank you Conny! The film strip is suppose to represent a ladder that was used to put the Christmas lights up around the house...and it has been snowing.:) If you look closely..you see I even put siding on the outside of the house.hehe.I hope you like this one as much as I do.Enjoy!

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me on last years Christmas pages.I am not promising I will do that many this year.I have to have new ideas before that can happen.LOL I hope you enjoy them and have a wonderful memory album to look back on.:)

    I finally get to go Christmas shopping today.My DD and DS are going with me...guess I won't be doing theirs today.LOL I like to start early so I don't have so much rushing around trying to find things at the last minute...and if I do a little each paycheck..it doesn't seem to hurt so much in the finances.We try not to use the credit cards if we don't have to.Speaking of credit cards...Wanna know how you can build your credit up real fast and have it be a good one??? Stay tuned to tomorrows post.! Just kidding.LOL Here is how my Mother in law taught us. Get a credit card that has 0% interest.....before the 0% interest expires...transfer that amount to another card that has 0% interest.You have just paid off a credit card!! Good credit just started for you.Continue to do that and you will have excellent credit...and no interest rates to deal with.Shhh don't tell too many folks.hehe:)

    If you would like to use this one...

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, November 12, 2007

    Valjs Blue Christmas Stocking 3 pic now in png


    Here is the last of last years Christmas QPs.Unless I discover one I missed.... I put the png file in the folder for you.:) Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me on these pages from last year.I am soo glad you like them and it was a fun way to return them to my blog.:) You are most welcome.!

    Jim(DH) and I worked on the front of the house yesterday.A few of the boards and trim were getting dry rot.We went to lunch and then to Home Depot to pick up the lumber we needed and came back home to work on it.Jim had already taken all the old lumber off in the morning.So....he put the wood up and then Christy(DD) and I started painting it.Jim will have to paint the part over the driveway..cause the driveway is slanted and you have to get on a ladder to reach the wood...and I don't do ladders and slanted driveways.LOL Hopefully this work will last another fifteen years or so and it sure looks a lot better.:)

    That's pretty much all I did yesterday. I did want to tell you that I plan on putting my NEW Christmas designs up starting tomorrow.I have a couple of regular Qps too so it will be a mixture of both for the next week or so.Tomorrow's QP is the one I am really happy with.It turned out just the way I wanted it to...so you HAVE to say you like it.LOL

    If you would like to use this one.....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, November 11, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Wreath QP 2 now with png

    Would you believe I just did fill this page last night?LOL I have had all these Christmas pages in my hard drive just sitting there...and the last month or so..have been filling them.I didn't know what I was missing...but now I have several 8x8 albums filled.I bought several albums from Big Lots a couple of weeks ago.Nice ones too..for only five dollars a piece.I just can't see paying big bucks for something I can get for a few dollars.They have the page covers too.I sound like a commercial....Come to a Big Lots near you!!LOL

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me on these Christmas pages.I only have a couple of the ones from last year left and then I have one I have been sooo waiting to put up for this year.I LOVE it and I hope you will too.:) Nope..not telling.You'll have to come back in a few days to see for yourself.:)

    My Dh is off today.He asked me what I wanted to do and I have no idea.I told him it was his day off so we should do what he wants.:) I hope Christmas shopping fits into his plans sometime soon cause I haven't got the first one yet.Have any of you started shopping for Christmas yet? When do you put your tree up? We do it on Thanksgiving evening when the whole family is together after dinner.:) I would love some feedback from you all ..I love reading your comments...it makes for a closer friendship when we can share our thoughts and feelings.:)

    Oh..forgot to tell you...I flipped the page for this one...instead of the pic.When you open the files..the wreaths will be on the right.I am funny...sometimes when you flip a pic to make it look right in the page..then the pic doesn't look right..so I just flip the page.LOL I think my Mama is soo pretty..she was seventy five years old in this pic.Yes she was!!:)She is seventy eight now and just as pretty.:) I have always spelled Mama like that...so if it is wrong..it has always been wrong and will be from now on..I am gonna be fifty four in January and have been doing it this way for too long.LOL

    If you would like to use this one...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, November 10, 2007

    Couple links fixed.

    I was made aware that a couple of links in March were not working properly.Actually..they were gone completely..so I guess that is why they didn't work.:)

    Here they are if you would like to have them.

    Here is the Stitched Block Blue Belts..
  • dwnldlink


  • And Here is the Blue QP (Best Friends)...
  • dwnldlink


  • Thank you so much for letting me know.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs Poinsettia QP 12-7-06 with png


    Here is the third and final one of this set. The photo prongs are loose so you can place your pic behind them.I evidently saved the background merged with the mats...cause I couldn't find the original ones unattached...so ..the only things loose on this one is the photo prongs.They have a shadow already on them too cause that is the way I had saved them.I hope I have learned a lot since then.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am soo glad you like it.You are most welcome.:)

    Not sure what I will do today.My foot has a ligament that has tightened up so tight it kept me awake most of the night.So..I know I won't be shopping or doing very much walking today.Most likely trying to catch up on some sleep.LOL When I fell and broke it 19 years ago this coming Jan 9th..Dh's Bday.)...I was on my driveway carrying his cake into the house and it was icy.My left foot slipped on the ice and my right foot went up the hill behind me...and I ended up sitting on it.I saw and felt it bend a way your ankle is not suppose to bend..and broke it in three places.When it did that...all the ligaments on the inside of the ankle..pulled really bad too.Most of the problems I have these days is not so much the break as the tendons won't hold up for long.KWIM? If I don't wear a tennis shoe brace..the inside ankle feels like it wants to touch the floor...and looks like it does too...it swells up and hurts.I know there are some of you who may not have been told this before...so thought I would throw that info in.:) It's free too.LOL

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, November 09, 2007

    Valjs Poinsettia QP 2 now with png


    Here is the second coordinating QP for this set of three.I added the png file to the folder.Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am soo glad you like it.You are most welcome:)

    Not much going on today either...so I will get right to the freebie today.:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, November 08, 2007

    Valjs Poinsettia QP 12-9-06


    Here is the first of three coordinating Qps from last year.I have three Grand Daughters..so that is why there are only three.:) I added the png file to the folder again.:) Hope you like it! Click on the preview for a closer look ....the small one doesn't do it justice.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am sooo glad you like it.:) You are most welcome.!Enjoy!

    Not much going on today.Yesterday my DH and my oldest son and I went shopping some and to lunch at Stevie B's pizza.I like Cici's better.That is my opinion and hopefully they will agree with me.LOL I got another hundred cds for only $14.99 at Office Max.:) I use a LOT of disks so can really use the sale.:) I backup everything I can think of.Including my Favorites on yahoo...so if something crashes..I don't lose my favorite sites to go to.:) Hey..it gives me something to do..as if I need more.LOL I will be cleaning the house today since I have been shopping and running around with the family the last couple of days.Oh fun!!:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, November 07, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Qp 4 pic now in png


    Here is another QP from last year.I added the png file to the folder so that those of you who couldn't use the psd last year... will be able to use these this year..and for the newbies to my blog who weren't able to get them because they had been deleted.:) I had these Christmas pages up for almost a year and had to delete them because I was running out of space in 4shared.Just after I deleted them all...4shared added more space ..lots of space...so I thought this is a good way to return them to my blog.:) Hope you like this one..it is a four pic QP ...not individual (loose) frames.Enjoy!

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you leave for me.I am soo glad you like them...you are most welcome.:)

    My Mom joined Christy (DD) and me for lunch yesterday and then we went shopping at Tuesday Morning's store that my DH is manager of. I didn't come home with anything..because I have been blessed with sooo much stuff that I made a deal with myself. If I can't think of a place to put something...I don't buy it.:) Now..if I find something I just can't live without....I exchange something in the house for it....so there are ways around my deal.LOL That is pretty much all I did yesterday.:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, November 06, 2007

    Valjs Red and Gold Snowflake QP now in png


    Here is another one from last year.Everyone seemed to really love this one then.Hope you do too.:) I put a png file in the folder for those of you who couldn't use it last year because I only had it in psd format....and for the newbies to my blog who couldn't get it because it had been deleted.:) Enjoy!

    Thank you ALL soo much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I appreciate each and every one.You are most welcome.:)

    Not a lot going on here today.My DD is off and hasn't mentioned anything she wants to do yet..so I will have to wait on that info.:) I guess if she doesn't have anything she wants to do..I could sort through more junk mail and papers...sure hope she wants to go do something.LOL Oh..today is Tuesday Mornings Sale day.They have that once a month.My Dh says sometimes he'll have thirty women lined up at the doors waiting for him to open the store.LOL I could go there today and spend some of his hard earned money.:) They have been getting lots of Christmas things in.I have so many Christmas things I have no idea where I would put another one...but I'll find a place.:)

    Here is the freebie:

  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, November 05, 2007

    Song to soothe your heart:)

    I just got finished reading my Nieces first book .It is called "On Purpose For A Purpose".She takes you through a study of the life of Esther and Mordecai (old testament in the bible) It is a wonderful book explaining how you are born of God on purpose... for a purpose.
    Shelley Hendrix is my niece.(Brother's daughter).She is the founder of "Mary's Vineyard Ministries,Inc".and the co-creator and main-stage speaker for "The Get Real Conferences" for women. This is her first book and I can't wait to read the next one she may have in mind.She loves the Lord and teaches you how to put your trust in the Lord because he has your life all planned out for you.:) If you are interested in learning more about her ministry..here is the link to her web site..
  • Mary's Vineyard Ministries
  • .
    I'm not trying to advertize..just trying to help those of you who may wonder why you are going through some of the trials and tribulations you have been going through.Shelley explains this so well using the life of Esther..who became Queen and how God used her to save the nation of Israel.It's a true story in the bible.She compares Esthers trial to hers today and how God is the author of everything that has brought her to where she is today.

    I found this music video on her site..hope you find comfort in it.:)
  • He Knows
  • Valjs Christmas QP 4 now in png


    Here is another one from last year. I put the elements in png format for you and the background in jpg. The elements have a shadow already on them.That is because that is the way I did them last year...and these are copies of last years.So..they should be all set for you to add your pic and then place the elements and you are done.... Hope you like this one too.:) It definitely says Christmas...huh?:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left me for these pages.I am so glad you like them.You are most welcome..enjoy!!:)

    We got the repairs and painting done to the side of the house yesterday...and now we are going to concentrate on the front.Our home is about fifteen years old so things have started to wear and tear.Fortunately..my DH was a supervisor for his Dad's construction company in Florida for years..so he can do most any repair himself..including concrete and brick.They did Churches..Hotels....helped build some schools etc..and residential homes.Dh got away from that and went into grocery ..and became a store manager and now he is a manager for Tuesday Morning Inc. As you age..you change.:) His back wouldn't let him do the construction every day any more...so now he has to do what he is able to do.:) Plus..we like a steady income and not having to rely on the weather and on the economy and having the work slow down.That is a rough way to live...but we wouldn't have these wonderful homes we live in if not for construction workers...Right? :) Oh..he also worked for my Dad's landscaping company about twenty years ago...so he can make the yard look really nice too...I think I will keep him around.LOL
    Just thought I would tell a little bit about us on here once in a while.:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, November 04, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 2 pic-now with png


    Here is another one from last year.Now with png format.I designed the frames to look like presents.Hope you like this one too.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am soo glad you like it.You are most welcome:)

    Not a lot going on today.My dh is doing repairs around the trim and outside of our house.Today ..if the weather allows..which I imagine it will...we will paint.We live in Georgia and they say the drought here is so bad that if something doesn't happen soon...and we get some rain..we will be out of water in a few months.Isn't that amazing? People are getting flooded in other places and we have drought...and running out of water.I have heard that some people are taking showers with the drains plugged up so they can reuse that water to give to their plants.I guess soapy water is better than no water...right? It can also be used in emergency to flush the toilets.They have already cut back ten percent on the water flowing into the house.Sure takes a long time to fill a pan with water for cooking though.:) You would be amazed how much water a family of four can use.... It sure makes you appreciate the things you took for granted up until now.:) We have been soooo blessed!!

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here it the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, November 03, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Bulb QP -now in png


    Here is another one from last year. It now has a png file in the folder too.:) Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am soo glad you like it.You are most welcome.:)

    I am putting this up early this morning.I have plans to spend the first part of the day with my Mom...starting in a couple of hours.I should be sleeping but my dog decided she wanted to go out.Then I saw a few things I needed to get done before going to Mom's and did that..and now I am too wide awake to sleep.I will have to try it though..if I want to be any company to her later.:)

    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the dwnld:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, November 02, 2007

    Another One from last year


    Here is another one from last year redone with a png file included now.:)Hope you like it:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QPs from last year.I still have a few left....so be sure to check back for them.:)

    I am running late this morning..so I will get right to the freebie.:)

    Here it is:

  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, November 01, 2007

    Even More Christmas Qp's from last year.:)



    Here are a couple more Qps from last Christmas.I have added the png files so that everyone can use them ..if they would like to.:) I had fun making these...for those of you who have them already....be patient...I will have a few NEW Christmas ones for you when I am done with these.:) Hope you like them!
    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays pages.I am so glad you are enjoying these.You are most welcome!!
    My DH is off today.So far..we don't have any plans.Sometimes that can be good.I really need to start my Christmas shopping though.I usually have half of it done by now..but this year..I haven't even started it yet.I like to start early so it is easier on our finances and on my body.LOL Plus..the frustration of trying to find something when all that is left has been picked through is just too much.KWIM? You can't find what you were looking for so you settle for the next thing you can think of that they "might" like to have.
    I will have more shopping time this year.My Son and DIL are having Thanksgiving at their home.I use to do both Thanksgiving and Christmas at my home..but the older I get the harder it is to recover from it all.I can't stand on my foot for long periods and my back gives out on me before the meal is ready..so we now have a plan..they do Thanksgiving and I will do Christmas.:) I will only have to make a couple of dishes to take to their home for Thanksgiving.Christmas is easier too ..cause everyone brings food and adds to the meal.They say..where there's a will..there's a way.:) How will you be spending your holidays?
    Guess I had better stop chatting and get busy with the freebies.:)
    Here they are:
    Christmas 3 pic:
    Santa Chair:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    Christy's Cookies for work

    Remember I told you that Christy(DD) was gonna bake cookies for an office party? Well..she took pics of them and has them on her blog...along with her new Mermaid doll...so go check them out and please leave her some comments.Those cookies are soo cute..well..if you like chopped off fingers and toes..and mice.LOL let us know what you think.:) If you are interested in how she did them..I am sure she won't mind telling you.... Just ask her.:)

    Oh...and be sure to scroll down for todays freebies from me!!:)

    Here is the link to her blog:
  • Christy's Creations


  • I thought I would throw some green in with all that red today.:) These are a couple more from last year.The first QP is called Christmas Lights.I was thrilled when I discovered I could make them glow.:) The second QP is with my middle Grand Daughter.Needless to say..she was the inspiration for this one.:) That is Freedom..my dog with her.I just LOVE this pic and QP.Pay close attention to the spelling on this one..it escaped some of my family members until I pointed it out.hehe. Be sure to get this one..cause if you have little ones...they will lose their front teeth at this age too and you can use it then.:)
    Thank you ALL so much for leaving me such sweet comments on these Christmas pages.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that:)You are most welcome.!!
    If you would like to use these.....
    Here are the links:
    Christmas lights:
    Two Front Teesh:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    A Couple More Christmas QP's in png format

    This one was really well liked last year.The picture goes above the fireplace..just like you would in your home.:) Hope you like it.!
    This one has the same tree as yesterdays..except the presents have been added.:) I always like the way the tree looks with presents...don't you?LOL

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QPs..I am soo glad you like them.You are most welcome.:)

    I have had a couple of scrappers tell me they weren't able to dwnld some of my pages...when I go to check it out they work just fine.So...I think it must be that 4shared is too busy at that time to allow more dwnlds.That is my guess.Please try again later to see if it will work.If not..let me know and I will correct the link.So far..there has been nothing to correct ..cause it works when I try it.:) If you have any more problems ..let me know and we will make sure you get the item you are wanting.:) Thanks!!

    I seem to be feeling better this morning.Yea! Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers.:) There isn't much going on today.My DD is off and has plans of making cookies all day for an office party tomorrow.How can I resist warm ..freshly baked cookies?? Wonder how this will affect my blood sugar?LOL I will try to be good...but I am only human...with a gigantic sweet tooth.Bummers! I need to pull that baby.LOL

    If you would like to use these...

    Here are the links:


    Christmas QP:
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  • Christmas QP 11-26-06:
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