Thursday, May 31, 2007

Valjs Stitched Block 9 Elements 3


Today we have photo prongs..staples,paper clips,brads and stars.I thought you could use the stars as brads if you wanted to have a different look..or put the stars on the top of the paper clips..or over the circle part of the photo prongs for a different look.Either way or both would be cute:)
For those of you who may not know how to make the paperclips look like they are clipped onto a page...just erase the part that would normally go behind the paper then line it up so that it is fitted evenly against the paper.KWIM? You can make the paperclip set at any angle and do the same and it will look as though it is clipped onto the page.:)

Thank you ALL for coming to see me and leaving me such wonderful comments.I truly appreciate your taking the time to do that.:)

My DH was off yesterday.After he and my son got finished mowing the yard and weed eating.My DH and I went to see the new Pirates movie.(my son had already seen it) We enjoyed it and some people even clapped when it was over.:) My Dh wouldn't tell me where he was taking me to supper.We pulled into Longhorns.:) I love their prime rib.But got their sirloin and shrimp scampie.I think I will go back to the prime rib.LOL The scampie was delicious but the sirloin was tough.That must be the cardboard the Doc was wanting me to eat.LOL Don't get upset with me..I only ate half of it.:) Back to my regular routine of rabbit food now.:)
Have a fantastic day today!!

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  • Wednesday, May 30, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 9 Elements 2


    Here's a few more elements to go with this kit. Hope you like them.:) Personally..I love bottle caps.I left some of these plain so you can use them for wordart etc.If you want to ..you can make the horse shoes small enough to fit on the front of them.That would be cute:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me on yesterdays planes. So glad you like them.You are most welcome.:)

    We celebrated my DIL's sisters birthday yesterday.We had a house full.:) We had ten adults..ranging from age 24 to 78 in the house.You would have thought we had teenagers.LOL It was a lot of fun. My Mom came too and my Grand daughters..of course.:) My Dh and me. We cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill and had all the side items necessary to fill the crowd up.:) For dessert..there was a huge ice cream cake.I was very good when it came to that.I ate my sugar free cookies and fudge cicles.Oh yum!!LOL My DD bought the girls some tiny squirt guns and of course..we all had to try them out ...on each other.LOL I got tired of my DD squirting me..so I went and got the big spray bottle that my Dh uses on the grill when it fires up too high..I told her ..she would run out of water before I did.LOL Believe me ..she got good and wet.LOL ...and so did anyone else that tried to come at me with one of them.:) My grand daughter wouldn't stop squirting me ..no matter what..so I started squirting her Mom and told her to make her stop.It didn't take long for her to make her stop.LOL I wish you ALL could have been here.It was fun!:) So today..my wish for you ..is to have a ball!! Be young and enjoy your day! :)

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  • Tuesday, May 29, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 9 Elements-airplanes


    You all seemed to enjoy the airplanes from the last kit.Sooo I thought why not give you more? :) These are metal instead of the glassy gel kind. I didn't have time to make anything yesterday .. ..so I got up this morning and put these together for you. Hope you like them.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:)

    Did you have a great Memorial Day weekend? What did you do? I would love to hear about it.:)

    We will be having a cookout tonight.It's my DIL's sisters Birthday and we are celebrating it here.There's always plenty to do here and my Grand Daughters usually can play in the backyard.Problem is..those fires in south Georgia are causing a smokey haze over our towns.It is hard to believe that the smoke has reached so far north.It smells smokey out there.What we need is a really good rain to help put those fires out.So for all those of you who pray..please do.:) Thank you .

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  • Monday, May 28, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 9 Elements 1


    Here is the first set of elements for this kit.I put them on a light green background..just because I don't like to have to put things on a white one.LOL I did this set real fast because I didn't have a lot of time to design.:) Hope you like them!

    I would like to thank ALL of you who left comments for Christy and me.We sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:) That is soo sweet of you!

    Yesterday afternoon my Dh and I sat and watched "Jesus of Nazareth" the movie.It is 6 1/2 hours long.We took out time to eat supper and didn't get done watching it until 10:15 last night.:) We were going to watch the first tape last night..then the next tape tonight and the last one tomorrow night..but we couldn't stop watching it.LOL So..needless to say..I didn't get much blogging done.:) Hope you all had a great day yesterday and are able to enjoy your day off today.That is ..if you get today off.:) It doesn't sound right to say ..Happy Memorial day.Huh? So I will just say..Have a wonderful day!

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  • Sunday, May 27, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 9-leather


    Here is the leather textured paper for this set.Hope you like it.:) I haven't had the chance to make elements for this kit yet.I will have to see if I have any time today to do that.My DH is off again today.:) If I don't find the time....I have other things I can put in it's place..so be sure to check back.:)

    Thank you ALL for the fantastic comments you have been leaving for Christy and me. I LOVE each and every one of them....and Christy is thrilled when she reads another one about her doll.:)

    I went shopping yesterday with my Mom and sister.Then we went to lunch at my favorite Asian buffet.It was my sisters first time there and she said..there was just too much food.She was only able to get from the one food bar and some fruit.There are about six good size food bars.They even serve tiny octopus.I haven't tried that and probably never will.LOL My DD did one time just to show she could...and the rest of the day..all she could say was...."I ate the head of an octopus..I don't feel good".LOL Needless to say ..I ate a light supper. But I did only have one plate of food at the buffet.No dessert unless you count fried banana.:) All in all ..it was a great day!

    I hope you have a fantastic day today!

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  • Saturday, May 26, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 9-cloth


    Here's the cloth textured paper for this kit.Hope you like it:)

    Thank you ALL for the fantastic comments you left for me on yesterdays doodle QP.Soo glad you liked it.:) You are most welcome.:)

    Thank you also for the many wonderful comments you have left for Christy.I truly appreciate your taking the time to do that.:)

    I haven't planned anything yet for this weekend.We are having a cookout at our house for my DIL's sister on Tuesday for her Birthday.That is the biggest plans so far.:) Yesterday evening we grilled chicken.If you haven't tried cajun seasoning and then grilling it...you are missing some of the best tasting chicken around.:) We found a seasoning we really love. It is...Encore brand.It isn't hot (spicy)..but has a wonderful flavor. My DH just puts the chicken on the grill and sprinkles it with the cajun spice,salt and pepper and cooks it like you would normally.We all love it here.Try it..you'll like it.:)

    That's about all I have for now.:) Have a fantastic day!

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  • Friday, May 25, 2007

    Valjs Doodle QP 5-24-07


    Here is a doodle /cluster QP I made yesterday.I liked it so much...that I couldn't wait to give it to you.Hope you like it too.:) I will continue with the new kit tomorrow...I just couldn't make my self wait until the end of the kit before giving this one to you.LOL My son said it looks like Spring time when I showed it to him..so I put that on it.I kept the word art loose just in case you would like to put another title or journaling there instead.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for Christy and me yesterday..that was sooo sweet of you to take the time to do that.:) I truly appreciate it.:)

    My DH took today off because he wasn't able to take Wed off. So..if I miss coming to see you..that is why.:) Have a fantastic day today!

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  • Thursday, May 24, 2007

    Friends Designs

    I just wanted to let you know that Angel has a beautiful kit for sale on her blog.It is called "River Belles". She worked really hard to make it.She has a QP freebie too.Please go take a look !

    Also...Cintia has some really cute glitter flowers for a freebie. She has some really cool kits for sale too.I love the farm one.:)

    Both links are in my sidebar.:)

    Be sure to scroll down for todays freebie!!!!

    Have a fantastic day!

    Hugs,Valinda

    Christy's New Doll











    This is my DD's newest doll. I love it! Each one is so uniquely made. She makes them from polymer clay.Without any molds.:) Please let Christy know what you think.She will love to read your comments...and it will make me soo happy too..that you took the time to tell her.:) Thank you in advance !!


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    Valjs Stitched Block Paper 9


    Okay...I wasn't sure about this one.I know it would be great for fall layouts ...but I was thinking it can be used for both boys and girls layouts too.With a few coordinating elements.What do you think? Would you like a kit with this one? Let me know what you think ..cause if you don't want it..I have other colors.:) I won't know when you get tired of these stitched block papers unless you tell me or unless the dwnlds stop.LOL

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me on yesterdays QP.I was soo surprised that there were so many of you that wanted to use it.:) I was even debating whether to put it up or not.LOL

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  • Wednesday, May 23, 2007

    Valjs See What I Can Do QP


    Isn't this too funny? LOL This photo was taken a few months back.My son and his family had come for a visit and Lexie.. my middle grand daughter...came running up to me and said..."See what I can do?". And stuck her tongue out between her teeth.She had just lost another one and now the two on top and the two on the bottom were all missing at the same time.You have to understand Lexie..she is so goofy. She loves to pose and make silly faces into the camera.LOL Well..I just had to have a pic of it and then I made this QP real fast for it.So..until I get the next freebies going...I thought there may be some of you who would like to use this page..minus Lexies pic.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me for this last kit.I am sooo glad you like it.You are most welcome.:)

    Not a whole lot going on so far today..I may post some photos of Christy's new doll later.:) So we will just get on with the freebie for now.:)

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  • Tuesday, May 22, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 8 QP


    Did you think I had forgotten the QP for this kit?:) I almost did.hehe.I thought I was done until yesterday afternoon when I realized I hadn't made a QP yet.I sure hope you like it as much as I do.:) I left the "All Boy" wordart loose..just in case any of us want to use the Qp for our girls. Don't forget..girls like blue too.:)

    Thank you ALL for the fantastic comments you left for me yesterday.I am soo glad you like the shiny elements.:) You are most welcome!

    Not much happening here today.Yesterday evening my older brother came over for the evening.My DH bought a new game for the xbox 360 ...Oblivion.They played it all evening.Had a blast...I got up this morning at six A.M. and my DS was still playing it.He won't be much help today..huh?LOL
    That's pretty much all I have to tell.:) Have a fantastic day!!

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  • Monday, May 21, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 8 Elements -5


    Here is another set of elements for this kit.Hope you like these too. Just some brads etc. to add some shine to your pages.:)

    Thank you ALL once again for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday.I am soo glad you liked the airplanes.:)

    Today is catch up day for me.Gotta get my house cleaned after the weekend and all of us being home together to mess it up.:) Oh well...I'm not bored..got lots to keep me busy.LOL
    How did your weekend go? I would love to read about it.:)

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  • Sunday, May 20, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 8 Elements-4


    Here is the fourth set of elements for this kit....some paper clips..staples...brads and airplanes.Hope you like them.! Be sure to come back tomorrow and get the next set of elements for this kit.:)

    I want to thank you ALL for leaving me such wonderful comments for this kit..I am so glad you like it.:) You are most welcome !

    My Dh and DD are off today and so far we haven't made any plans.What are your plans for today?

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  • Saturday, May 19, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 8 Elements 3


    Here are some glassy elements for this kit.Tomorrow you will get some like this with paper clips and staples ..etc so be sure to come back to get them.:)

    Thank you ALL for the fantastic comments you have been leaving for me.I truly appreciate each and every one of them.:)

    Grambie...I am sooo happy you finally got your computer back.:) Yay!! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments you leave for me.So glad you like these kits.:) You are most welcome.:)

    My big day today will consist of going to Walmart to renew my blood pressure pills and pick up a few groceries we need.:) What are your plans for the weekend? Sure hope they are more exciting than mine.LOL

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  • Friday, May 18, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 8 Elements-2


    Here is the second set of elements for this kit.:) Hope you like them.I have a few more sets of elements for this kit..so be sure to check back each day to get the rest.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me on yesterdays elements.I read each and every one of them and I am so glad you like the stars.:) Enjoy!

    Not a lot going on today either.Laundry day again.Oh fun!!LOL Yesterday my youngest son and DIL came over for a few hours...so if I missed coming to see any of you ...that would be the reason.:) I hope you all have a fantastic day today and a wonderful weekend.:)

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  • Thursday, May 17, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 8 elements-1


    Here is the first set of elements for this paper.Hope you like them.:) There is just a slight difference in the colors of the stars...because the colors were so close to each other..this is the way they turned out.The top two has a shine on them and the bottom two don't have much of one.Be sure to check back every day for the next few days..cause there is more coming to this set.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you leave for me.I LOVE to read them..you make my day!!:) Sooo glad you like the kits I have been making for you....You are most welcome.:)

    My DH mowed the yard yesterday.Yay!!!!! It rained shortly afterwards.A really nice one too.I won't have to water the plants for a week.:) There isn't much else to tell you.We spent my DH's day off relaxing.That is pretty much all the exciting news right now.LOL

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  • Wednesday, May 16, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 8 -leather


    Here's the leather texture for this set.Hope you like it:)

    Thank you ALL for your wonderful comments on this set of papers.I am sooo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome.:)

    My DH is off today.:) We haven't made any plans yet...but the yard sure could use a mowing...hope he notices it.LOL Yesterday my youngest son and his wife and two youngest girls came over..and my other two kids were off from work.It was really nice to have them all here at the same time.They are all close to each others ages and get along great!:) They watched movies and played xbox and my grand daughters were able to take a nap and then play out back for a while...so it was just a really pleasant day.:) How did your day go? I would love to read about it.:)

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  • Tuesday, May 15, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 8-cloth


    Here is the cloth textured paper..hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:) I know I say that all the time..but I really do mean it.:)

    I plan on taking down the 2006 archives today...so if I don't come to say hi this morning..that would be the reason why. I hope you have enjoyed using them.:)

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  • Monday, May 14, 2007

    2006 Links Come Down Tomorrow !!

    Just a reminder..I am removing the 2006 posts and links in the morning.So..if you are interested in getting any of them ..now would be a good time.:)

    Have a great day!!

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs Stitched Block 8


    Here is one for the boys mostly.It can be used for either boy or girl..but it looks like a boys page to me ..and since I have been doing so much girly designs lately...you know the rest.LOL

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me over the weekend.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:)

    I had a great day yesterday...everything went well..cept my Mom couldn't come to the cookout cause her water heater burnt out and my brother had to replace it for her.Can you imagine..she let something like that stop her from coming to my cookout???LOL I am sooo glad we took her out Saturday night.:)

    I hope you don't mind but I am going to be giving out more stitched block papers this week. I still have a few and it helps me get caught up around the house if I give you something I have already made.:)

    How did your day go yesterday? What did you do?...I would love to read about it.:)

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  • Sunday, May 13, 2007

    Valjs Mom Floral Wordart Buttons


    Happy Mothers Day Everyone!!:)

    I got up this morning and couldn't find a thing to give you for Mothers Day..so I put these together really fast.I didn't want you to come for a visit and not be able to take something with you when you left.:) I put the preview on a dark background so you could see how they might look on your pages.Hope you like them.:)

    Thank you ALL soo much for the fantastic comments you left for me yesterday..I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.I am sooo glad you liked the Mothers Day QP.:) You are most welcome.Enjoy!!

    I need to remind you that I am taking the 2006 archives off of here on Tuesday.Be sure to check for any you may want before then.:)

    We are planning a cookout at our home today.Some of us have to work so we will make it for the supper hour. ..I really hope you enjoy your day today. My DH took my Mom and me to Longhorns for our Mothers Day present last night.A cookout today too with family gathered around...what more could I ask ? I am sooo blessed!!!:)

    I know these buttons aren't fancy...but if you would like to use them.....

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  • Saturday, May 12, 2007

    Valjs Mothers Day QP


    Happy Mothers Day everyone!!:) I know it is tomorrow..hehe..but I thought you may like to have this today.I hope you like it.I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out... I LOVE this color.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday.I love reading them!:) It is so sweet of you to take the time to do that.It means sooo much to me.:)

    There isn't much going on today.My DD is off of work and she will most likely be working on another doll.:) She just finished another one and when I get the pic from her I will show it to you.:) I will be cleaning and working on some files in my puter...and figuring out what I am going to do for Mothers Day tomorrow.:) Have a fantastic day today!

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  • Friday, May 11, 2007

    Valjs Pink and Purple Brushed QP


    Here is another Qp I have had sitting in the hard drive for a while.I love brushed backgrounds. They are soo soft and pretty.I hope you like this one too.:) Sorry for all of you who have boys.I will try to work on that...since I have Grand Daughters and no Grand Sons..I tend to do girls pages more.Makes sense to me.LOL

    Thank you ALL for your wonderful comments from yesterdays QP..so glad you like it.:)You are most welcome.:) Enjoy!

    Yesterday was more relaxing than anything.We went out to Cici's for pizza.I haven't tasted anything that was soo good.I have been eating lettuce until I am starting to look like a rabbit.LOL.As of yesterday I have lost 13 lbs.That was before Cici's.LOL. Actually..I got a salad and then only ate the main part of my pizza..left the crust..which is one of my favorite parts of a pizza.:) But I did have to have a piece of their cheesy bread.So..today I am back to rabbit food.LOL I refuse to eat cardboard.That is for scrapping.LOL. I hope you all have a fantastic day today and a wonderful weekend.:)

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  • Thursday, May 10, 2007

    Valjs Purple QP


    Here is a QP I made last year.I fixed it for a freebie in February and never did put it up for you.I thought maybe today would be a good day for that.No reason..just thought so.LOL The strap with the photo prong at the top..is loose so you can slide your photo behind it.Then the tag and other photo prong are also loose for the same reason.Everything has a slight shadow except the photo prong that is on the left.You will need to add one to that.I know..most scrappers don't like you to add the shadows..but this one was made before I knew that.:) Knowing all this..if you would still like to use it..you are welcome to it.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday.I sure appreciate it.I wasn't sure how many of you could use that page..but it was sitting on my hard drive waiting for those of you who could.:)

    Not a lot going on today..my DH is off and we haven't made plans yet.We usually do things on the spur of the moment..so I will let you know what we decide tomorrow.Have a fantastic day today!!

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  • Wednesday, May 09, 2007

    Beautiful Mothers Day Kit

    My friend
  • Cintia
  • has an absolutely GORGEOUS Mothers Day kit for sale on her blog..you have got to go see it and while you are there..scroll down for some wonderful freebies from her.Her work is fantastic.When you are done ooing and ahhing..come back and let me know what you think.LOL

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs And Baby Makes Three QP


    Just thought you might want something different for a couple of days:) I have had this Qp for several months now...and just couldn't decide when was the best time to put it up.:) I left room for you to put some of those "OH So Cute' baby elements on it that you have been collecting along your scrapping travels.:) Hope you like it:)

    I never did get to finish cleaning the windows yesterday.I forgot my DD was off and we ran errands instead. :) That was a lot more fun.hehe.

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday..I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.I love your visits:)

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  • Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    Links Coming Down

    I have just been informed that some of the pages in my archives have lost their links again.I am going to be simplifying my life ..because I don't have the time to keep up with which link is working and which isn't working.So..as of Tuesday of next week.All of the designs I did in 2006..will be removed.So please..if you want any of them ..now would be a good time to get them.If a link isn't working ..let me know on the newest post..(not on the blog for that page..I may not see it there)...and I will try to fix it this one last time.:) There are over 150 freebies on this blog and I am only one person.LOL If you look at the archive list on the right column of this blog..there are still plenty of freebies left from this year.:)
    I knew this day would come...and here it is.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs Flower Polaroid Frame 6


    Anyone like red roses??:) Here is another polaroid frame for you.I used another fill from Photo Impact 11. Hope you like it:)

    Thank you ALL soo much for the fantastic comments you leave for me.I truly appreciate your taking the time to do that.You are soo sweet.:)

    I started washing windows yesterday.To get the pollen off of them.I haven't gotten all of them..mainly because I don't do ladders.hehe.If you saw my house in the pictures recently(scroll down)..you will notice the living room and front bedroom windows are a little high.:) That picture doesn't show the right side of the front of the house.That is my Son's room and he has double windows too.He's tall ..but not THAT tall.LOL SO....I will keep doing the inside of the windows and wait for someone else..hmmm DH???? to get to the outside of those...after he finishes painting the front porch...finishing the pantry..fixing the pond in the back yard...etc.Oh well..it was a thought.LOL

    I hope you ALL have a fantastic day today.:) You deserve it!

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  • Monday, May 07, 2007

    Valjs Green Flower Polaroid Frame


    Here is a greenish colored one with the same design that the purple one has a few posts back.Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you left for me ...I am sooo glad you like these frames.:) You are most welcome.I hope you get a lot of fun using them.:)

    I got a late start this morning .My dog ..Freedom..woke me up around two thirty this morning and when she got outside..she didn't want to come back in..so ..by the time she finally did..I was awake enough that I couldn't get back to sleep for a long time and then when I finally did get to sleep..I was soo tired..I kept waking myself up snoring.LOL I know I am not the only one that does that....okay..confession is good for the soul.hehe..tell me you do too..LOL Anyway..while Freedom was outside ..I fixed the coffee pot so that all my DH had to do was turn it on when he got up and I stayed in bed this morning.:)

    I did something yesterday that I haven't done in a longggg time.I actually scrapped.LOL I used some of the freebie Qp's I have been collecting over the last year or so.:) It felt really good.I finally filled up one of my 8"x8" albums and I have another one that I am filling with the layouts of my dog and Christy's cat.That one is only about a quarter of the way full.:) When I get the credits etc lined up..I will see about posting them so you can take a look.:)

    Have a fantastic day!!

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  • Sunday, May 06, 2007

    Valjs Flower Polaroid Frame 3


    Here is one for this summer.:) The background is another one from Photo Impact 11.I still have some that I did with the papers I designed.Remember the purple one a few posts back..I have an aqua and a pink and a blue...with that design...do any of you want them?:) You won't be lacking in polaroid frames if I have anything to do with it.LOL I also have more with the stars.They are done with some of the stitched block papers I haven't offered yet...Let me know if you are getting tired of these and I can move on to something else.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you leave for me.I really look forward to them.I feel like my friends have come for a really nice visit. You are all most welcome.:)

    My DH is off today so I don't know how much computer time I will have....so if I don't come for a visit..you will know why.:)

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

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  • Saturday, May 05, 2007

    My Back Yard Needs Help LOL

    This is what you see if you step outside my back sliding glass doors and look to the right.My DH had plans of making a concrete patio for the area just outside the back door...because we have a hard time getting grass to grow in this area.The window behind the grill is to our office.
    This is what you see if you look straight out our back doors.That use to be a really nice swing...but the wind messed the top of it up and the weather destroyed the rest of it.LOL This whole area use to be a hill that came halfway into our yard.My Dh rented a Bob Cat and leveled it.Whew..that was a huge mess and a lot of work..but I LOVE the way it opened the back yard up and gave us more space.The water fall(to the left) is in the plans for our future too.We have all the stuff to make it another pond..but all those rocks will have to be taken down and plastic put down and then all those rocks put back where they were...another huge job...that we aren't looking forward to with our bad backs.:) Right now it is working for us...when it rains the water from up the hill flows over those rocks and if you notice..there is a small dip in the ground in front of the swing...that is for the excess water flow..so it doesn't run into our yard.My DH dug a small drainage ditch for it to flow on down the hill and bypass our yard.We need to get some gravel or white rocks to fill it some..so it will stop the mud and only allow the water to flow.That use to be a huge problem..not any more.:) Our yard goes all the way behind the swing..to that white area up the hill.That is our neighbors fence.My DH put the lattice fence behind the swing to hide the cut off part of his Bob Cat work.:) Then we planted the hedges...to hide some of the fencing.hehe. This use to look sooo good when we were both working..and could afford to make it like we wanted it.Imagine..red chips on the area around the swing..and pine straw around the hedges...tan chips..under the swing area( pic below)..and pine chips around the maple tree.It was simply gorgeous.We have a lot of work to do this summer.LOL




    These two photos are of the swing set my DH made for our Grand Daughers for when they come to visit.:) My DH put the swing there when the tree was small.LOL It doesn't interfere with their swinging though.:)



    This is our gathering spot for out doors grilling.The tree gives us plenty of shade and we wanted the back yard to look like a park in a way.Think it worked?:) The deck and spa are to the left of this.You see this area when you walk out my back door and look to the left.See the small hill behind the table...that is what ran into the middle of our yard..and that is what my DH leveled to give us more yard.It was really worth it to us..we love the yard now.Just wish it looked like it did when we first did it.:).Any volunteers??LOL Well..in a way I am glad I took the pics cause it shows me I need to get my butt into gear.LOL
    Hope you enjoyed the tour of my back yard.:) Whew..am I glad it's rainy today.LOL

    Valjs Flower Polaroid Frame 5


    This is another background fill from Photo Impact 11.My DD helped me to decide which frame to put up today.She said she liked this one.... Hope you do too.:) As long as you don't tell me to stop..I will continue to put these polaroid frames up for you.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:)

    Have a fantastic weekend!!

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

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  • Friday, May 04, 2007

    Link Fixed :)

    Those of you who weren't able to get the Stitched Block 4 Frame..the link is working now.:) Well..at least it was a couple of minutes ago.LOL

    Thank you anonymous for letting me know:)There is a lot to keep up with on a blog that never deletes the freebies unless 4 shared gets too full..I need your eyes too.:)

    Thanks again...

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Photos of my yard

    Some of you wanted to see my yard that I was telling you about..so here are the front yard pics..tomorrow I will show you the back yard.:) This is the view from my front porch.I can see the storms coming across the top of the trees..I love it when the sky lights up with lightning.It is soo coool!!:) You can watch the storm coming right at you..... Then if it gets too close..we always have the basement.LOL
    This is looking down from my front porch.BTW...my hubby is in the process of painting the railing on it.:) We need new pinestraw and pine chips for this area..It will look a lot better after that is done.We used the rocks they had to dig out to make the pond..there were a lot of them too.:)

    My hubby ran a hose from the pump in the pond ..to just behind this set of rocks and placed them so it would look natural.So this runs all the time...The pump pumps the water to the top of this little hill (behind the rocks)and the stream makes it flow back into the pond....thus..constantly running water.:) Cool huh?


    I can't get use to how to put these photos on blogger and they stay in the order I had planned for them to.LOL..Anyway...this is what you see when you walk up the driveway and take the stairs up to my front door.:) It is a small pond my hubby and my youngest son dug out and made several years ago.It has a stream too..which you probably saw since these aren't going in the order I wanted them to.LOL







    Well..here are the photos of my yard.Please keep in mind..we live in Ga. and have the red clay everywhere.:) This is before we have started any work on the yard except for my Dh and Ds mowing it the other day and moving an azalea bush from the mailbox in the front ..to the back yard.:) My DH used the weed eater on the leriope ( sprigs of grassy plants)that go around the edge of this flower bed.They get rough looking during the winter and if you cut them back they come up really pretty again.:) So..this is kinda rough looking right now....plus the frost got to the bushes in front of the maple tree and all those beautiful bright pink flowers all over them..turned rusty and wilted.:( The junipers are huge. I bet they are wider than both of my arms outstretched.:)There is always a car or two in the driveway..cause there are four adults living here(My two adult kids and my dh and me and we each have our own vehicle.The red one ..that you see the bumper of is my DS's red mustang..he is soo proud of that car.LOL

    Hope you enjoyed your tour of my front yard.:)
    Have a fantastic day and don't forget to scroll down to get the freebie frame for today:)
    Hugs,
    Valinda





    Valjs Flower Polaroid Frame 2


    Here is another flower polaroid frame...I made this using one of the fill choices in my Photo Impact 11 paint program.They get the credit for the flowers in the background.:) I thought this would look good on some of those summery pages.:) Duplicate it and rotate it horizontally and you can have matching photo frames on the same page.:) Hmmm..not a bad idea for a QP eh?LOL Hope you like this one too.:)
    Thank you all for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:)
    I wanted to let you know that the woman who received Christy's doll in the swap...absolutely loved it.:) She said Christy had wrapped it so good that she could tell that she did it lovingly...and it took her a long time to get it unwrapped.hehe..She took a picture of it and put it up in their forum and almost half of that page was smileys..etc.:) I don't think she liked it very much..do you?LOL Christy hasn't received her swap yet.I will take a pic and show you when she does get it.:)
    Barb(Mrs.Miles) I will put pics of my yard up when I get them off of the camera and into the puter where I can use them.LOL It's nothing fancy..but we like it.:)

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

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  • Thursday, May 03, 2007

    Valjs Flower Polaroid Frame-purple


    Here is the first flower polaroid frame.I made this with one of the papers I have made.I thought since I put a blue one up yesterday and blue is considered for boys mostly..that I would put a purple one up for girls...although I have some pretty flower blue ones too and girls like blue too.:) Let me know if you like this design and if you do... I will post more this week.:) I don't want to wear you out with these.:) There is room on them for journaling too....or at least a title.:) Let me know when you are tired of these frames.:)
    I finally got most of my laundry done.I never get it all caught up..but I am sooo close to it..:) My DH and DS mowed the yard and moved one of my azalea bushes to the back yard yesterday.Something I have been wanting done for a longgg time.:) We tried gardenia bushes..I LOVE gardenias..something that grows really well in Florida...but not so much in Georgia.They don't take the cold very well.:( I had a small house when we first got married...and it had gardenia bushes all around it.I loved opening the windows when they were in bloom.You sure didn't need scented candles then.:) Oh well..they will have to remain in my memories.:)
    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for Christy and me yesterday.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.Christy is working on her web page and it is under construction..so when she gets it finished I will put a link to it on here.Probably in my side bar.:)
    Grambie..I hope your hand gets better soon ....I have tendonitus in my left wrist.When it flares up..it really limits me...but resting it seems to help some.
    Ruthp....how do your teenagers feel about coming to Georgia and doing my laundry?LOL
    If you would like to use this frame...
    Here is the link:

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  • Wednesday, May 02, 2007

    Christy's Swap Doll



    This is the doll I told you about in the post before this one.Christy is giving this away.This is how it works...She drew a number and the host of the swap lets her know who she is to send this to.Then someone in the swap will send Christy something she has made.You don't know what it looks like until you get the package delivered to you.:) Sounds like fun,huh? I think Christy did an excellent job on this one too.It's different from the norm..but what creativity:)

    All I can say about this one is....I am glad the weather is warm.LOL But I have never seen a fairy with a heavy coat..have you?hehe.

    Please let Christy know what you think of this one.She gets the biggest smiles when she reads your comments..and I LOVE to see her smile:) Thank you so much:)

    Be sure to scroll down and get the freebie frame:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs Stitched Block Blue Polaroid Frame


    Here is the blue one.Remember we used this background paper for the boys Qp for Leslie? I may go on to the flower cut outs tomorrow and then come back to the other few with stars after that some time.I sure hope you are enjoying these polaroid frames.:) Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments that you leave for me.I really love to read what you think and how your day is going.:)

    You know that laundry I said I was gonna do yesterday?..well...that didn't happen.LOL My DD was off of work and she wanted me to run around with her to do some errands and shop etc.So..I got ready ..cause I believe it is more important to do things with your kids than to clean house.You can do the house cleaning when they aren't around.:) Well..I can only hope.LOL Anyway...just as I was getting ready to get my shoes on and walk out the door..my dog (Freedom) started getting excited and whining.She recognized our visitor...It was my Mom.(minus her red hat.LOL) She had an early Dentist appt. and he is right down the street from me.She surprised us and we included her into our plans.:) We went to the Tuesday Morning Store (which my Dh just happens to manage.) :) for their first Tuesday of the month sale...then to the bank ..then to eat at Applebees..then to the post office so my DD could mail her doll that she made for their "trade" that she has in a forum.Then we went to do some shopping..then back to my Mom's to let her dog out...then back to my house and took a nap in the recliners.:) Mom stayed til around four thirty..then I had to start supper cause my DH had come home from work.I told you all this to say this....my ankle was really hurting after all that walking etc..so I didn't do the laundry ..cause it involves walking up and down the stairs..which I was NOT going to do right then.:)So that is why I am doing it today instead. If you have read this far..bless you...cause it isn't the most exciting read.LOL

    Have a fantastic day today!!:)

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

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  • Tuesday, May 01, 2007

    Valjs Stitched Block 6 Polaroid Frame


    Here is todays Stitched Block Polaroid Frame.Hope you like it.:) I still have some more of these stitched ones and then if you really like these polaroid frames..I have some that are done using some of the papers I have made..only these will have a flower cut out instead of the star.Let me know if you would like to try them.I can put one up if you would like to see what I am talking about...before we decide to go with them next.Just let me know.:)

    Thank you ALL soo much for your fantastic comments on yesterdays post.Soo glad you like the frame and responded to what I had said.:)

    Today I am going to do something really exciting....laundry.LOL I guess I could go into detail but I don't think that would be very interesting for you.:) So....I will just say ..have a fantastic day today!!

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

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