Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Valjs Custom Paper Clips 8-28-07


I thought I would pop in for a minute and leave a freebie for you.:) I just wanted to let everyone know I am fine...just catching up on a few things that I have neglected and have been piling up on me...and spending time with my Dh and studying the Word of the Lord.(Bible).:) Please don't worry!
I was making these paper clips..just to have something to do while I was resting..and accidentally turned them sideways on the page...the top set is what I came up with and thought they really looked cool! Have you seen any like them? If so..let the designer know I didn't copy theirs.LOL
Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments and well wishes you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:)
If you would like to use these.....I know..they aren't much..but they are what you get today.LOL

Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, August 22, 2007

    Valjs QP 8-21-07


    Okay...I have no idea what color this is.LOL My family have looked at it and that is the first thing they ask me.:) I used a gradient fill on the frames..and I used the split shadow option on PI to make them look like the edges are lifted up from the background.I love the way it turned out.Hope you do too.:)

    I wanted to let you know I am going to slow down on the freebies and my blog.It is getting increasingly difficult for me to come up with an "original" idea these days ..with all the designers that are out there now.After all...how many ways can you put a frame on a square?LOL Plus..there are things...Great things ...going on in my personal life that I want to devote my time to.:) Any of you who know what it is to be led by the Spirit of the Lord..will understand where I am coming from.:) I have made such wonderful friends on here and as I am able I will come see you.I love each and every one of you.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me.You are soo sweet to do that.I have enjoyed reading them all....on here and on 4shared.As I am able..I will put something up for you ..just to remind you I am still around.LOL

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2007

    Got an award!!:)


    I got an award from Conny B.:) How cool! Thank you Conny.:)
    I am suppose to choose five more bloggers that I consider "Rockin"....so here are my choices..I know there are a lot more..but these are the five top faithful ones that come see me on a regular basis.:) Links are in my side bar..cept
  • scrapkat4914
  • ..hoping to get her to blog more often.LOL
    Conny B
    Leslie(and the boys)
    Mrs.Miles(Barb)
    Angel(Jen)
    Scrapkat 4914..never fails to comment!:)
    Just right click and copy the award and choose five bloggers you consider "Rockin".:)
    Scroll down for todays freebie!!

    Valjs Textured Metal Brads


    Here's a few textured metal brads I thought you might like to use.:) Hope you like them.:) Be sure to click on the preview to get a closer....better view.! Here's a little tip for you..You know those stick pins I made a few posts back?..well try bringing one of them up in your paint program...and place one of these brads over the top of the one that is there..covering it completely..and then merging your objects into a single object.That way you have soo many more stick pins.!Cool eh?:)

    Thank you ALL soo much for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterday's QP.I am sooo glad you like it. You are most welcome.:)

    Well..let's see....My Mom came over yesterday and we were able to get quite a few things done.You know the heavier cleaning..the stuff that gets overlooked so you can do the more necessary things...that sort of stuff...like cleaning the rails going up the stairs..where the grand daughters hold on to make sure they don't fall while going up and down the stairs. Cleaning the white interior doors and panels...the white woodwork. etc. But I don't even want to go to the cookie jar collection I have above the cupboards in my kitchen.LOL...my Mom came over a few months ago to help with that and she may not come see me again for a while if she knew I had that planned again.LOL Do you know how much grease can collect on those in just a short amount of time? Yuk! And it's up and down the ladder to get them..clean them..and put them back up..then to the next one..etc. and I have several of them.LOL Now I ask you..why do I collect cookie jars when I have diabetes?...I started collecting them long before I discovered I had it.:) Only one jar is filled with cookies and that is the one on the kitchen counter.We call it Robby's cookie jar...cause everytime he comes over to see us..that is almost the first place he goes.When I go to the store to stock back up on cookies for the jar..I tell my DH ...I have to get some cookies for Robby's cookie jar... Robby is my youngest son.I am allowed to spoil him a little.LOL

    I am later getting my blog up this morning..so I will get to the freebie now.:)

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, August 20, 2007

    Valjs QP 8-20-07

    I was playing around with my background maker and came up with this one.I loved it so much that I wanted to make a QP out of it. I know the layout looks familiar..but I love it anyway.LOL Hope you do too.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.I know we are soo busy these days ...so it becomes even more special to me when you do leave one.:)

    My Mom is coming over today to help me clean again.She is sooo sweet.She knows my back and ankle have been bothering me lately...and it sure doesn't take long for the housework to pile up when that happens.This was her idea..not mine..but I am NOT going to turn her down.LOL Would you?:)

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

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink


  • Fixed link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, August 18, 2007

    Valjs Textured Golden Elements8-15-07


    Here are some more textured gold elements.Be sure to click on the previews to get a closer look at the texture.I love the way these came out..the light reflecting off of them.:) Hope you like them too! Oh...and will tell me so.LOL BTW..Try using some of these elements as brads to hold your photos in place.I bet they would be cute:)

    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 going to leave these up until Monday.My DH has the day off tomorrow and I want to spend the time with him.:) Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.!

    If you would like to use these....

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, August 17, 2007

    Valjs Crumpled Blue QP 8-16-07


    Finally...another QP.LOL I used a blue crumpled floral paper I made...I love the way it turned out.Hope you do too.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me yesterday.I take it ..we have plenty of bottle caps.LOL The dwnlds were really low.I will try to keep that in mind.:)

    Speaking of comments....Liv left one for us.I had asked how to separate the elements from a single page in Photo Shop..this is what she wrote...Thank you so much for responding so quickly Liv.:)

    Hi! On Photoshop Elements, you use the marquee tools to select the shape. CTRL-C to copy the specific item you want. Go back to the layout. CTRL-V to paste it onto the layout. Hope this helps your readers who are asking! Thanks for your great stuff!

    How cool is that??? Sounds soo easy.:) Please leave Liv a note of thanks.:) How sweet!!

    If you would like to use this QP...
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, August 16, 2007

    Valjs Metal Bottle Caps



    Here are eleven metal bottle caps.There are eleven cause I couldn't fit twelve on the preview.LOL I wanted them to be big enough for you to be able to put wordart or pics etc..on them.They are in individual png and psd this time.:)Hope you like them.:) ....and will tell me so.LOL

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays gold elements.Soo glad you like them.You are most welcome.:)

    Not a lot going on around the ole homestead this week...so I will just get to the freebie.:)

    If you would like to use these....

    Here is the link:


  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, August 15, 2007

    Valjs Kit 8-6-07 Elements 5


    Here is the last set of elements for the kit from last week.They are just some shiny gold ones....nothing fancy..but sometimes a plain shiny element is what you are looking for...right?LOL Hope you like them.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for Christy and me yesterday.I love her dolls and am so glad you took the time to compliment her.She puts a lot of hours into one of those.:)

    I spent yesterday trying to catch up on some blogging.There are soo many talented designers out there now....I can't keep up with them.LOL Where I use to be able to visit most blogs in one day..it takes a week or more now.:) It's fun to see all the different things we all can come up with.

    Hope you all have a wonderful day!!

    If you would like to use this set of elements....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, August 14, 2007

    Valjs QP 8-13-07


    Christy (DD) sold her doll !! YEAAAAAAA!!LOL Isn't she pretty? I love the long stretch on her neck.If you want a closer look....just click on the preview.:) I couldn't resist showing her to you and also placing her in the new QP I just made.:) Yes...you can use it!!LOL..dwnld below.:) If you want to see Christys doll at different angles..just click on her link "Christys Creations" in my side bar.:)

    I used some of the elements I have given as freebies.Notice the push pin??LOL I added an angle shadow and it looks like it is standing off of the background.Also ..the picture ...looks like it is tacked and paper clipped to the page behind it and the bottom is floating above it.It took me a while to figure it out..but I like the way it turned out.:) What do you think?

    Thank you all for the wonderful comments you have left for me on this last weeks kit.I didn't know at the time I made the papers..that it would turn into a kit and a QP.LOL I sure appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment for me.I love to find out what you think of my stuff.:)

    My DH is still loading programs into the puter for me..I would just hate to take that job away from him.LOL He had to reload my paint program yesterday evening..cause the first time it loaded..it wouldn't recognize my printer..I can't have that ..now can I?:) So...I will be glad when everything is up and running like it should.Yeah..right.LOL

    For those of you who would like to know..my naval is still centered.hehe..yea!! If you don't know what I am talking about..scroll down and read some of the past posts.LOL

    If you would like to use this QP..without Christy's doll....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, August 13, 2007

    Valjs Kit Elements 8-6-07


    Here are a few textured elements I made to go with this kit.Hope you like them.:) They are in psd and png. If any of you have a tutorial for how to separate the png from the single page on Photo Shop..please let us know.I have some scrappers telling me they don't know how to do that and I don't use photo shop.Thanks:)
    Thank you so much for the wonderful comments and well wishes you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.You are soo sweet.:)
    My back is still a little sore..but so far I think it has held in place.At least now if I look deformed..it is natural.LOL I made sure I layed on ice packs and on my back so as not to move wrong.I think that helped a lot..but I was beginning to think I may develope bed sores if I had to stay that way much longer.:) We were able to go to dinner with my brother yesterday.Funny how you can live in the same town and not see each other for weeks at a time.We all are just sooo busy these days.But he (brother) works evenings and my DH works days..so it is hard for us to find time for a visit.:) Yesterday..they both had the day off.Cool!:)
    I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.If you would like to tell me about it..I would LOVE to read about it.:)
    If you would like to use these elements...
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, August 10, 2007

    Valjs Tan Elements 8-6-07


    Here is another set of elements for this kit.When you click on the preview you will be taken to another window that will show you a close up of the leather texture that is on them.This small preview doesn't do them justice.:)

    I decided to put this up late this evening because my Dh is gonna reformat my puter for me this weekend.It has been giving me some trouble for a while and I am gonna start from scratch and see if that helps any.I went to the Chiropractor today and so far my navel is in the proper place..but the ligaments are unhappy...I can't sit or lay still very long in one position...so this is a good time to have it done..since I have to leave it alone for a couple of days anyway.:) I hope to see you all on Monday..if all goes well. I can write and let you know something even if I can't leave a freebie for you.:)

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

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Valjs Decorative Squares 1 8-6-07


    Here are some decorative squares I made for this kit.There are actually six altogether ..not just the four that are in the preview.... They are in psd and individual png this time.Hope you like them.:)

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments and well wishes for yesterday.I haven't been able to call the Chiropractor yet to see if he is able to fit me in today.His office was closed yesterday..so I will let you know tomorrow if I am anywhere close to where I am suppose to be physically.:) One time this happened and I noticed it more when I was shopping at Walmart .My feet were headed straight down the aisle...and my upper part (torso) was twisted to the left side of the aisle.I said to myself "self...this isn't right" LOL It was easier to see what was on the shelves on that side..but I would much rather need to turn my head. hehe

    I have a few sets of elements I made for this kit so like it or not..that is what you will get for the next few days.LOL You can use them for this kit or for any other pages you would like to use them for.Just be sure to add a shadow so they will look more 3D.:)

    If you would like to use these....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, August 09, 2007

    Valjs QP 8-6-07


    Here is the QP for this set of papers. I left all the pieces loose so you can put them where you want and also be able to place your photo behind the elements.Even the holes for the stick pin are loose..so be sure to grab those.LOL

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

    I will most likely be taking it easy today.My tail bone is twisted and my naval is almost an inch to the right further than it is suppose to be.:( You should see how it looks when I stand up.LOL My Chiropractor is closed today..so I will stick it out until tomorrow and have him put me back together again.It usually takes several trips and a LOT of money to get me straightened out.(This happens because of my bad ankle and me limping all of the time.Just a part of my life.:) ) So...I may not be able to sit here for very long.If I don't come see you..that is why.:)

    If you like this Qp ....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, August 08, 2007

    Valjs Paper Pack 8-6-07 Pt 2


    Here is the leather textured papers from this pack.I have these colors in plain and cloth also in the zipped file.Hope you like them.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays paper pack.I am so glad you like them.I know they are different..but I have been trying new things. The old Val..will be back shortly.LOL

    I found out too late what was wrong with my paint program.(Thank you Christy) :) It needed a patch installed.I say too late ..cause I tried to copy some fonts from my computer to save for reinstalling after my DH reformatted my hard drive...well..in the process of trying to copy them..they messed up.So..I am having to try to find the ones I like again. Fortunately we don't have to reformat the hard drive....this time.LOL You would not believe how full of files my puter was.I transferred all of my designs to another drive and now I can start all over filling this one up again.whoo hooo!!! .LOL

    Just for your info...Have you ever been told that it is not good to know too much.? Sometimes I think that.Like yesterday when we thought we were gonna have to reformat the hard drive...My Dh told me he was gonna let me do that cause I have learned a lot about the puter.LOL He has always done that in the past for me. I looked at him with baby doe eyes and a pout on my lips and asked...."When did you stop loving me?" Then we both laughed.LOL But..I have to admit...I am sooo glad Christy suggested the patch.!!! LOL

    If you would like to use this set of papers...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, August 07, 2007

    Valjs Paper Pack 8-6-07 pt 1



    Here is a paper pack I have been working on. I had to do this in two parts because my paint program froze up this morning and now I have to reinstall it because it has an error and won't load.:( If I get it working right..tomorrow I will have some papers with the colors I used here ..but they will have leather and cloth textures.So check back in the morning.:)
    Thank you so much for the wonderful comments you left for yesterdays paper.:) I am so glad you like it.:) You are most welcome.!
    I am late getting this up this morning ..so here it is.:) Hope you like them.!
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink

  • Monday, August 06, 2007

    Valjs Orange and Black Swirly Paper


    I love the way this paper turned out.To get a closer...better view..click on the preview.:) As you all know by now..I love pastels....but since I have seen soo many really cool layouts done with the darker colors...I have come to love them just as well..and thought I would offer this paper today as a freebie...after all...fall is just around the corner.:) Hope you like it!

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays photo prongs.I am so glad some of you liked them.:) You are most welcome.!

    For those of you who are interested....Christy has another doll on her blog.:) She is soo pretty! Stop by and take a look if you get a chance and let her know what you think.She would love some feed back.! Christy's Creations link is in my side bar.:)

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

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, August 05, 2007

    Valjs Photo Prongs 3


    Here are more prongs with a slight texture to them.These can be used on most any of your pages.:) Click on the preview for a closer...better view of the texture.:) I decided not to put the second set up.The texture wasn't that different from the first set.:) Hope you like these too.!
    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me on yesterdays prongs.I am sooo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome.!
    My Dh is off again today. Leslie ..you will be glad to know he is gonna mow the yard.hehe.:) It sure needs it.!! Not much else on the plans for today soo far.Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!!:)
    If you would like to use these prongs.....
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, August 04, 2007

    Destiny's Bday Party Gift

    Remember I asked you whatever happened to playing dress up? This is Destiny..my Grand daughter in her Spiderman suit.LOL My DD got it for her for her birthday Tuesday.I just had to make a layout and show it to you.:) hehe.

    Valjs Photo Prongs 8-3-07


    Anyone want some photo prongs?:) I have these today with a criss cross texture on them and then tomorrow I will have some with a different texture for you. You can't have too many photo prongs...having a choice is the name of the game.LOL Hope you like these.:) Be sure to click on the preview for a closer ...better view.:) I put them on a colored background and added a shadow to the preview so you can see how they will stand out on your pages.Be sure to add a shadow to all of these elements I am giving you ..so they will look more 3D.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for me on the stick pins.I am sooo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome.!

    If you would like to use these....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, August 03, 2007

    Valjs Gold Stick Pins 2

    Here's a few more gold stick pins.Hope you like them. I always loved getting stick pins as freebies.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left for yesterdays stick pins.I am sooo glad you like them.:)

    How many of you are joining in the fun at Pillowgirls? She is wanting everyone who wants to ..to make a Qp with any of her kits and in .png form and send it to her and then we all get to have them when the time is up...But ..in order to get them..you have to enter a QP. I have done two.:) Her link is in my sidebar ..if you are interested. WAIT!! Get these stick pins first.LOL

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, August 02, 2007

    Valjs Gold Stick Pins

    Here are some stick pins I made while playing with the push pins.Thought you may like to have them.:) If you like these..I have some more gold ones and when I get the time I will try to make some with some of the elements I have made.Time will tell though..so don't hold me to it.LOL There is a shadow behind these so they will be more 3D (for the preview) but I think I went too
    heavy with it ..so when you add a shadow..go easy.It shows up too strong in the blank spaces.:)

    Thank you ALL soo much for the wonderful comments you left me for the push pins yesterday.I am soo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome.!!

    My Dh and I went to Pappadeus Seafood Restaurant for our Anniversary dinner last night and had a wonderful time.:) I ordered the seafood platter and my DH ordered a fish dinner.I can't remember the name of the fish though.They gave us so much that we brought some home with us.:) Then we ordered a White Chocolate Praline Cheesecake slice.We shared it.Believe me..there was plenty there for two.:) It had cinnamon sugared pecans all through the cheesecake and then as a decoration..a dollop of whipped cream and four cinnamon sugared pecans on top of that.It was drizzled with a cinnamon sugar carmelized sauce and my mouth is still watering from that.LOL They had live music that sounded like it was cajun (they had an accordion..pipe flute...and one of those washboard instruments that a man ran drum sticks up and down ..plus the guitars etc.) and people were dancing on the patio and we sat on a bench to watch them and listen to the music.Everyone seemed to be having fun. It was really a nice evening for us.:)

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, August 01, 2007

    Valjs Push Pins


    I had a request for some push pins.Hope these will work.This is my first attempt at making these. I put them in psd and png. If you add an angle shadow to them..they will stand off of the page a little.:) Tomorrow I have some of these that are set at an angle. Let me know what you think of these.:) Lynne..I emailed you and told you I wouldn't have time to do these today..I was wrong.LOL

    Thank you All so much for the wonderful comments you left me for the Crumpled Floral Papers.I am soo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome.! I tried to do them in brown and ivory..but couldn't make the colors turn out the way I wanted.So sorry.:( I will have to add to my brain capacity to do that evidently.LOL

    Today is our 36th Anniversary.:) My Dh is taking me to Pappadeus Steak and Shrimp restaurant . It's a fancy one.The Waiters and Waitresses all dress in black and white dress .The guys wear bow ties...and when it comes to dessert time..they don't hand you a menu.They come around with a tray of individual yummy treats...slices of cake..etc. I think they are fake though.But I like that kind of menu.I would much rather see the product than just read it and hope it's what you wanted.:)

    Just a little history for those of you who haven't heard yet.

    I started going with my Dh when I was thirteen and he was fourteen.I moved across the street from him and we were attracted to each other immediately.I went with him for four years and then we got married.I was seventeen and he was eighteen.So ..we have loved each other for fourty years.:) We are best friends and would rather be with each other than any one else in the world..cept the Lord of course.:)

    If you would like to try these push pins...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink