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:
  • dwnldlink


  • Christmas QP 11-26-06:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, October 29, 2007

    More Christmas QP's (now in png format also )



    Here are some more Christmas QPs from last year.I added the png files to them so those of you who couldn't use them last year...will have the opportunity to use them this year.Oh..and for the newbies to my blog:) Hope you like them!
    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am sooo glad you like it.:) You are most welcome.!
    I didn't feel well yesterday..so I didn't design anything new.Sure am glad I have these oldies.:)
    If you would like to use these....
    Here are the links.
    Christmas Tree QP:
    Christmas Wreath QP:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, October 28, 2007

    Valjs Horn Of Plenty QP


    Suzy asked for a QP for Thanksgiving.She said she couldn't find any...so I made one for her.:) Hope you like it ! The gorgeous Autumn leaves are loaned to me from
  • Jill
  • ...from " stuff by Jill".She is soo sweet to let me use some of her supplies.Thank you Jill.:) By the way...she has a gorgeous butterfly mini kit on her blog this week...and it's free!! If you have never gone there..be sure to stop by and take a look at all her fantastic designs.They are all free..did I say free?...yippers! :)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP's.I am soo glad you like them.Glad you got a kick out of that turkey one too.hehe :) You are most welcome.!

    I have caught a cold.Bummers.It was all I could do to make myself get out of that warm bed this morning...so I am late getting my post up....so this is gonna be it for now.:)

    If you would like to use this one...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, October 27, 2007

    Valjs Bowling QP 4 and Thanksgiving Freebies

    Here is the fourth and final Bowling QP.Hope you like it.:) I made places for four pics on this one. It was a lot of fun figuring out what to do next.:)

    Here is a QP from last year.I made this one just for the fun of it.hehe I got a very good response from those who wanted it last year.It can be used for Thanksgiving or Christmas.If you will take a pic of your turkey on the dinner table or by itself and place it in here...you will have lots of responses to this one.:) Hope you like it too!! Let me know what you think.hehe:)

    This one is self explainatory.It's a banner you can use on your pages...or cards...etc.Have fun with it:)
    Thank you ALL once again for the wonderful comments you leave for me.I am soo glad you like my stuff.:) You are most welcome!!
    My DH got home just fine.My sister and I went to pick him up from the airport.She suggested we stop some place and get coffee and wait down the street from the airport until he called us after he picked up his bags from the baggage claim.It was sooo easy this way..he was waiting right outside the airport..we drove up and he put his bags in the trunk and he and I sat in the back seat together while my sister drove.:) It sure is nice to have him back home where he belongs.!!!! :)

    If you would like to use these.....
    Here are the links:
    Bowling QP:
    Turkey QP:
    We Give Thanks Banner:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, October 26, 2007

    Just for your info:)

    I don't normally do this..but I received this in my email. I am not going to give my opinion on it..those of you who know me..know what I think about it anyway.This is just so you will have some info to make a wise judgement..before..you let your children see this movie...coming out Dec.7 with Nicole Kidman.You choose...:)

  • The Golden Compass


  • Hugs,
    Valinda

    Thursday, October 25, 2007

    Valjs Christmas/Winter QPs 3

    Here is another set of QPs from last year.Hope you like them.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have been leaving me on these pages.I am sooo glad you like them.You are most welcome.:)

    I also wanted to thank you for the comments you are leaving me for the bowling QPs.I wasn't aware there were so many of you who love to bowl..or have family and friends that love to bowl...I use to bowl all the time with my DH when we were younger.It was a regular weekly thing for us to do when we were dating...but you know what??? No pics of it.:( We didn't think to take pictures of all our outings back then.At least I can't remember any pics.I will have to search through my older pics to see if I have any.:) I had a request for more of the bowling pages..so I will see what I can come up with..with more than one pic cutout.:)

    My Dh is coming back home tomorrow evening.Yea!! Can't wait! I spent the day yesterday with my Mom.We went to lunch..shopping..and back to her house to play with the puter and I showed her a few easier ways of doing stuff on it.:) We had a great day!

    Here are the links:

    Santa's Toy Shop:
  • dwnldlink


  • Letter to Santa:
  • dwnldlink


  • Letter to Santa Fixed link:
  • dwnldlink


  • Gingerbread House:
  • dwnldlink


  • Igloo QP:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, October 24, 2007

    Valjs Bowling QP 2


    Here's another one Jamie.:) I had fun putting this one together.Hope you like it!

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

    I had a good trip to the Doctor yesterday.She gave me a six months refill prescription for my sugar and blood pressure pills...said she will only need to see me every six months.How cool is that?:)

    After my trip to the Doctor..I went over to my Son's and his family ..to have supper and watch a movie..then to Walmart to get the prescriptions filled before they closed...then came home and chatted with my Mom and DH.So...I didn't get a chance to get the next set of Christmas pages from last year ready for you this morning.That will have to wait until tomorrow..so be sure to check back then.:) Hope you enjoy this bowling QP.:)

    Here it is:

  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, October 23, 2007

    Valjs Christmas/Winter QPs


    Here is another set of QPs from last Christmas.Hope you like them:)
    I will be putting the links up from the top left to the bottom right.I think they will be easy to figure out just by their names.:)

    Be sure to scroll down..if you are interested in a bowling QP.I put one up for Jamie this morning and you are welcome to it too if you want it.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for the Qps yesterday.I am soo glad you like them.I wasn't sure how many of you had them already..but thought there may be some of you who don't.:)

    Here are the links...

    Snow Woman and Child:
  • dwnldlink


  • Winter Scene with Sled:
  • dwnldlink


  • Snowman QP;
  • dwnldlink


  • Penguin QP:
  • dwnldlink
  • Valjs Bowling QP


    I had a request for some bowling QPs.This is the first one.I am working on another one and will try to get it done today..but no promises Jamie.LOL I have a Doctors appt this afternoon so it depends on how my day goes.:) I am fine..just need to get my prescriptions filled and need to see the Doctor this time to get them.:) No more refills until then.:( Bummers. I hate going to the Doctor....well..maybe it's the money I hate having to give them for the five minutes they see me.LOL
    I will have two posts today..one for Jamie and whoever else may be interested in this bowling QP..and one with some more of last years...Winter/Christmas QPs.So ...if you come early...check back for the next post:)

    Here's the bowling QP:

  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, October 22, 2007

    Links for Christmas QPs

    These are bring backs from last year.I mentioned in yesterdays blog that when I did these..I didn't know how to make the png files for my program.Everytime I tried..they would be fused to the pages...Until ....some wonderful scrappers told me how to do it.Now I am making these available in png and psd...so those of you who have programs who won't do one or the other will be able to add these pages to your Christmas collection. I also wanted to make them available to the newbies to my blog. I hope you like them.:) Each dwnld has it's own folder and both png and psd files in them.Have fun!! If you want to see what they look like filled with pics..scroll down to yesterdays post.Hopefully (if I do it right) I will have these links in the same order as you see them below..so you can pick the ones you want.:)

    I got my DH sent off to the meetings in Dallas.He took his laptop with him and has wireless internet and we chatted off and on all evening...until my eyes started bugging out from looking at the monitor all day.LOL I know..but we have always been best friends so when we aren't together ...we are miserable.:) I stayed up late watching tv until I got tired and was able to fall asleep.Sad aren't I?LOL

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

    Here they are:

    Christmas Snowman QP
  • dwnldlink


  • Let It Snow QP
  • dwnldlink


  • Snowman On Ice QP
  • dwnldlink


  • Penguin QP
  • dwnldlink


  • Stocking QP
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, October 21, 2007

    Question and some layouts

    This is my son Jimmy.I thought this pic of him fit just right in this page.:)
    This is my sister and her daughter Nicole and Lexie..my middle grand daughter at my Mom's Christmas eve. The circle frame is suppose to be a snowball.:)


    This is Destiny..my youngest Grand daughter.Isn't she cute? I love this snowman skating on the ice.:)


    This is probably my favorite one.I LOVE it!!:) The pic is of my middle Grand daugher again.She loves to have her pic taken ..so I probably have more pics of her than the other two.:)


    This is my oldest Grand daughter Carrie..she wanted to be Santa and pass out the presents that year.:) The page has a white border..hope it shows up in the preview.:)
    Last year at Christmas time I made some Qp's that everyone seemed to love.They were made only in psd files because I didn't know at the time how to make png files work on my paint program.So..my question is..would anyone be interested in me bringing them back? I could put them in both psd and png so everyone who wanted them last year but couldn't use them and all of you newbies to my blog can get them.These are just a few of them..so let me know if you would be interested in me doing that.:)

    I have to run..gotta take Dh to the airport this morning.

    Have a wonderful day.!!

    Hugs,
    Valinda













    Saturday, October 20, 2007

    Valjs Wedding Album Mini Kit




    Here is the Wedding Album Mini Kit.Hope I didn't forget anything.I actually only used one background paper for this entire kit. It worked though.LOL
    Thank you ALL for the fantastic comments you left me for this kit.I am soo glad you are enjoying it.You are most welcome.:)
    My Dh is off today.He has to leave for Dallas tomorrow.The managers in his district go once a year for a week of meetings.Bummers.:( I am gonna miss him..he isn't even gone yet and I miss him already.:) Gotta figure out what he is gonna take with him.Wonder if I would fit in his suitcase?LOL
    Blogger is doing it again..I make paragraphs with spaces betweeen them and it is squishing them together again...anyone know why that happens?
    I can't believe I slept until eight thirty this morning..the day is half gone already.LOL Sooo I will get right to the freebie.:)
    Here it is:

  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, October 19, 2007

    Valjs Wedding QP 6


    Here is the sixth and final page for our Wedding Album.I used these frames again to help tie this page in with page three...plus...I love these little frames.LOL I had a request to give the elements for our Wedding Album to you so you can make more pages. I only have one problem with that...the rose bud was on loan for my pages...it's not mine to give by itself...but..I was thinking if you had a white rose bud in your supplies..then you could use your "recolorize" option set at about 50% and add a little of the peachy pink to the center and it might just work for you.Sooo ..knowing this..would you still like to have the background paper and frames and corner elements..etc.? Let me know and I will put it together for you in a package if you do.:)

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

    There isn't a lot to tell you this morning.Dh and I have been trying to learn the Photo Shop Elements 4 that he got me for Christmas this last year. It is different from the Photo Impact I am use to...so it is taking me a while...but I would love to have the option of using either/or/both of the paint programs.The hardest part is finding the things I want to use....so we are doing this together since we both use paint programs.:) That is pretty much all there is for today.:)

    If you would like to use this page too....

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, October 18, 2007

    Valjs Wedding QP 5

    Here is the fifth page for our Wedding Album.:) I wasn't sure I would have a post this morning.I didn't have a chance to design yesterday.My Dh got into the repair mood and fixed a few things around the house..like the steps going out our back sliding door.They were tilted forward some and with winter coming on and frost etc..I didn't want to end up on my bum.Been there ..done that and didn't like it.That is how I broke my ankle in three places and have metal and seven screws in it to this day...slipping on ice.:) We also went to my Son's to help him with a few repairs too...then out to eat supper ..to Walmart to exchange a pair of Jeans for Dh..and then back home.I got up this morning early and put this page together in a hurry.LOL Hope you like it:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays pages.I am soo glad you like the journal book page too.:) It was fun trying to figure that one out.:)

    If you would like to use this QP ...
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2007

    Valjs Wedding QP 4 and Journal Page



    I couldn't decide which one I wanted to put on here first..the journal or the next Qp...so..I put them both on.LOL I LOVE this QP.It was a lot of fun making it too.This is my first attempt at making a journal book.Hope you like it.There's lots of room for writing..if you want to say a lot...use a smaller font size..and if you can't think of a lot to say..(that would be me.lol) just enlarge the font so it fits in the page.:) I am sure we have some beautiful word art in our supplies that would look great in this journal.:) Click on the previews for a closer look at the details..but remember..I'm not a professional.LOL

    Thank you ALL for the fantastic comments you have left me for these pages.I am sooo glad you are enjoying them.You are most welcome.:)

    Today my DH is off.He bought a new tool the other day for his workshop down stairs (in the garage) and wants to spend time there today fixing it up(the shop) and organizing it ...again....so I may just get a chance to do another wedding page for tomorrow.If not...I may just take tomorrow off..so be sure to stop by and check.:)

    If you would like to use this QP and/or Journal.....
    Here are the dwnlds:


    QP:
  • dwnldlink


  • Journal:
  • dwnldlink


  • Fixed link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2007

    Valjs Wedding QP 3


    Here is the third page for our Wedding Album. Hope you like it.I have tomorrows done and I love the way it turned out too....so be sure to stop back by and grab it.LOL I used different frames for this one..but we are back to the rectangle ones tomorrow.:) I am thinking I may make a journaling page that can be copied so it can be put next to each one of these pages.For me..I think that would make it a little more elegant than writing all over the pages.But that is MY idea for MY album.LOL Plus..sometimes I don't leave room for journaling...right?:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left me for this album.I am soo glad you are enjoying them.You are most welcome.!

    Jill is back from Costa Rica.Yea!! AND..she has a gift on her blog for you.She is thinking of doing a Monday freebie.She actually put one up yesterday...it's a beautiful set of keys.Go take a look..I am sure you will want them in your collection.:)
  • Here
  • is the link to her blog.

    Not much happening with me today...so will get right to the freebie.:)
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, October 15, 2007

    Valjs Wedding QP 2


    I had a couple of requests to make a wedding album...so here is the second page. I hadn't thought of making yesterdays Qp into an album until it was asked for.It is a lot of fun though.:) Hope you like it!

    Thank you ALL soo much for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP. I know I say this every day..but I truly appreciate your taking the time to do it.:)

    Not a lot going on today.It's Monday..you know..clean up after the weekend day.:) I guess I will put my glasses on and continue battling the dust.LOL.. OH..and laundry.How exciting!!hehe

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

    Here is the link:



  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, October 14, 2007

    Valjs QP 10-13-07


    Here is another QP with a wrapped frame.I LOVE the way it turned out.My DD said it would be great for a wedding pic.I agree..will have to see if I can make mine look good enough to fit in here.:) My pics got stuck to the glue part of the album they were in and the album got old and torn apart and needed to be replaced..so I had to take each picture off by running dental floss under them and slowly pulling them off .Talk about a tedious job..and dental floss can cut you too.:) Some of them had to be fixed with my paint program...but at least we have that option these days.Right?:) I love the puffy background on this QP..I was just playing and had this idea and waaalaaa....:) Hope you like it too.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for the half flower clips.I had fun making them.You are most welcome.:)

    We have plans to go to my youngest sons this afternoon to help with a plumbing project. Not much more than that going on today so I guess I will get right to the freebie....

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, October 13, 2007

    Valjs Half Flower Clips


    Here are some cute little flower clips I made yesterday.There are ten of them.I know they aren't real flowers..but that is what I am calling these.LOL They were a lot of fun to make. Hope you like them.:)
    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays paper pack.I am sooo glad you liked them.:) You are most welcome.!!
    Okay..I have a confession to make...I haven't been wearing my reading glasses when I have been dusting my house.I did yesterday and I was tempted to take them back off.LOL So...I took everything off of the fireplace mantel and started scrubbing.LOL Guess I will be doing more Spring cleaning this weekend...while wearing my glasses.You must understand ...I can't even see the hairs on my legs without my reading glasses.hehe. I have sets of glasses all over the house so whichever room I am in..there is a pair...but....they all end up right in front of my monitor ...because...I put them on my head and walk in the office and have to take them off cause I use a certain pair to see the monitor with.They just work better for that.:) So ..I end up gathering all of them up and dispersing them all over the house again.hehe. I said that to let you know what I will be doing today...and tomorrow..and next week...LOL.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.It's cool here..had to turn the heat on yesterday and today....wore socks..and my winter pjs..drank coffee...you know what I am talking about...sooo cozy.:)
    If you would like to use these clips.....
    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, October 12, 2007

    Valjs Paper Pack 10-12-07

    Here is a preview of one of the papers in this pack.
    Here is a set of papers I made a while back.There are ten of them.I renamed them this morning.I put numbers instead of colors on them.:) I have a hard time coming up with names for my designs.:) You should see how many papers I have in different folders that say "Valjs red paper".LOL I hope you like these..they have a grungy look to them...so I know some of you will like them.:) I am really happy with the way they turned out.I used the red one in an earlier post...a little over a week ago.Do you recognize it?:)
    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for the Baby Album Kit.I am soo glad you like it.You are most welcome.:)
    Today I plan to do more sorting..both in my home and in the computer.:) I want to get rid of some stuff that is taking up space in my house and file things that need to be filed in my puter.I use to clean my closets out every couple of months...that hasn't happened as regularly since digi scrappin....anybody relate to that?LOL
    I hope you ALL have a fantastic weekend.It's nice and cool here...I may open the doors and windows if it stays like this and let the house air out..put some music on and get off of my flat butt (from sitting too long)hehe...and move around some.:) Well..I make plans anyway.LOL
    If you would like to use these papers....
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink

  • Thursday, October 11, 2007

    Valjs Baby Album Add Ons

    This is for Cindi..she requested the scallops and wavy lines...thought she might like to have a few other goodies too.There are belts...buttons...stamps...and two extra QP's.The one I put my Grand daughter in to show you is one of them.Hope you like these...oh...and will tell me so.:)Oh...and the rest of you are welcome to them too if you want them.LOL

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.It was a lot of fun stretching my imagination.:) I love the wrapped frames..don't you?..Not just mine..but all the ones I see.:)

    I am trying 4shared again this morning in hopes they got our messages and conform to their rules they have set for themselves.If you have a problem with obscenity when dwnlding....let me know and I will look for another dwnld server.I hate to have to change because I have over two hundred posts with freebies available..and that would be gone if I had to change.So..you see my reluctance.??? :)

    If you would like to add these to your collection.....

    Here are the links:

    Baby Album QPs
  • dwnldlink


  • Baby Album Elements 1
  • dwnldlink


  • Baby Album Elements 2
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2007

    Valjs QP 10-9-07


    Okay...so I didn't take the day off....but I did sleep in until eight this morning.That is late for me.LOL My DD and I stayed home yesterday.She painted and fixed up her bathroom instead....so I had time to play.:) This is what I came up with.The background is from a pair of PJ's I have for winter.LOL Only my pjs are red with white design.( if you participated in Barb's (Mrs.Miles) pajama party..you know which ones I am talking about.)hehe. I swirled the background paper on this one.:) Hope you like it.!!

    If I have a chance today I am planning on working on an add on for the baby kit.I already have some stamps etc to go with it and one of you requested the scallops and wavy design...so those will be included in the add on.:) Be sure to check back tomorrow in case I was able to get them made for you.:)

    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.:)

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, October 09, 2007

    Valjs Cloth Swirls


    Here are some cloth swirls for you in various colors.:) I have spent the last couple of days filling some of the Quick Pages I have made or received..so I had to give you something that I have already made.I made these at the same time I made the other swirls.:) I don't know what you will get tomorrow...cause my DD and my DS are off today and we usually go shopping or something and DH is off tomorrow. I may just take a break tomorrow.:)

    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.:) I am soooo glad you like the baby album.I thought I was through with mine until I made those other papers to go with it.LOL I may just fill up one of the albums I have.:)

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

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink


  • Fixed link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, October 08, 2007

    Destiny's Baby Album Page 7


    I just had to show you a layout I did of my youngest Grand daughter..Destiny.The pics are a little grainy..but when that is all you have ..that is what you use.:) I wanted to point out the papers in this page..not the scallops or other designs..although that can be arranged.LOL.The papers are included in this kit...so go grab the kit!!LOL

    Valjs Baby Album Kit


    Here's the kit for those of you who would like to make more pages for the baby album.I added some extra papers to give a little variety to it.Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments for this album.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:) You are most welcome.!!

    I had to delete my files for February this morning.4shared is filling up again real fast.Hope you got all those before they went bye bye.:)

    Not much happening today ..cept..laundry and cleaning.We may grill chicken for supper if the weather is good.Everyone here has to work today...so it is your typical Monday morning....dragging myself around trying to wake up and get motivated to clean kind of day.LOL So..I will get right to the freebie....

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink


  • Fixed Link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, October 07, 2007

    Valjs QP 10-7-07-2


    Well..here is the last one of the baby album.Hope you have had fun filling these with those adorable baby pics.:) I spent yesterday filling most of these with baby pics of my youngest Grand daughter.It was fun seeing them again and how cute they are in these pages.:) This is the last one I need to fill and then my little baby album will be complete...I thought I would give you a small mini kit of these elements ..in case you would like to make more..anyone interested?

    Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments.I am sooo glad you like these and told me so.:) We all love to know what someone thinks about our efforts...and it helps me to decide if I should give up on an idea or not.:) Sometimes I think something is gonna go like wild fire and it ends up being just a small flame that needs help.LOL

    My DH is off today and has asked me if I want to help him clean up the garage.:) Oh boy!! Yeah baby!LOL . This time of year he gets the itch to build something cause it's cooler.You have to understand what kind of task he is talking about.When my DD moved out a few years ago..we turned her room into a game room...complete with a small pool table..air hockey table..and all the cool things that go with designing that room as a game room.Posters ..cue stick holders..that DH built...pictures...etc.Well..she moved back and guess where all those cool game things are? Right..in the garage...this is just the beginning..here's another delima(probably mispelled..but you get my drift.:)) When DD moved out..she moved into an apartment and then into a double wide mobile home.She filled that home up with all the necessary items for making a house a home.When she came back home...so did all her stuff she didn't want to get rid of ..just in case she moves out again...guess where that is? Right..the garage. We have a two car garage and one side is my DH's workshop..the other side is filled with all the game room stuff (in case she moves back out)...and all her stuff..(in case she moves back out). BTW..thanks honey for the garage door opener you got for me..so I could pull the car into the garage without getting out.LOL A car hasn't seen the inside of that garage for years now.:) Oh well..things change..right?:) So..you tell me...do I want to help DH clean the garage today?LOL Okay..so I will be cleaning the garage with Dh today.hehe

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  • Saturday, October 06, 2007

    Valjs QP 10-6-07

    Here is the fifth page for our baby album....hope you like it.:) Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I am so glad you like these pages.You are most welcome.:) Tomorrow you get the sixth one....with six cutouts.:) Some of you have tried them and are really happy with them.That makes me happy too.:)

    Today I plan to clean my house and get some things sorted etc.Your typical Saturday ..no where to go....everybody working..kinda day.:) I may just have time to put some pics in these pages.How cool!!:)

    We got to talk to my FIL yesterday evening.It was soo good to be able to talk to him and hear him tell us how he is feeling.The stroke affected his eyes.He has "floaters" in them and sees things that aren't there....like when walking down the driveway..he sees grass growing across the concrete..that isn't really there...hunting dogs coming out of his fireplace.He will see things and go to grab for it and it isn't there.Isn't that wierd? He jokes about it..but I am sure it messes with his mind.It would have to...that would be a hard thing to get use to.:( As far as physically..he is fine.His vital signs are good.A nurse will come to see him at his house..he will get "in home" care and therapy.He won't have to go to them..they will come to him.That will sure help my MIL..since she has scoliosis and osteoporosis and hurts all the time.:( I am soo thankful she has my SIL to help.:) Thank you so much Terry!!

    Now..on to happier things....

    Here's the freebie.LOL

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  • Friday, October 05, 2007

    Valjs QP 10-5-07


    Here is todays QP for the "baby" album.Hope you like this one too.:) BTW...4shared is getting full again so I am gonna have to start deleting the older files..so if you haven't gotten them yet..be sure to do it in the next few days. I will be going into the February dwnlds and deleting some as I need the room.:)

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

    We had a great time at my Mom's yesterday evening.The chili was delicious.I had been wanting some of that for a couple of weeks now.:) It was really nice to have most of the family together.Christy (DD) had to work late and couldn't make it..and my older brother had to work too...so he couldn't make it...but there were fifteen of us there...we took up most of my Mom's little home.LOL There was sooo much laughing and everybody talking at the same time...it was a lot of fun.:)

    Are these pages starting to look alike?LOL I really think they will make a cute baby album though.:) I need to start digging out the kids baby pics and scanning them.They didn't have digital cameras back then...if they did...I didn't know it or couldn't afford it if I did.LOL Isn't technology amazing these days? Sooo coool!:)

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  • Thursday, October 04, 2007

    Tutorial for Photo Impact Users

    I just came from
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  • blog and she has a tutorial (scroll down to Tuesdays entry) for removing a single object from a grouping of objects.You know..the way you get some of the alphas and objects all stuck together on the same page ??? (hmmmm I have those too.hehe) Some of you have trouble with that. I read a comment from one of the scrappers who said they use Photo Impact and they don't know how to do it in that program so they just pass up the alphas etc when they are like that.....well..I use that program (Photo Impact 11 ) and am gonna tell you how to do it.It is really easy too.:)

    Bring up the page of objects that are stuck together...then go to your "lasso" tool ( in the left side tool bar) and circle the item you want to take off of the page.Then click the arrow..on the side tool bar(at the top) and make sure the object is selected and has little "ants" running around it.Then right click on the object you just selected...click copy...then go to the page you want it on and .. click paste...whaaa laaa..there it is.:) If you have any problems with it..let me know...but it works for me.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs QP 10-4-07


    Here is another page for you.Hope you like it.:) If you notice...you have a page now with one cutout for a pic...(I thought that one would be great for the first page.).kinda introducing the baby....and then another page with two cutouts...then three...etc. I really had fun making these.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments and well wishes you left me yesterday. I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.Thank you for your prayers too for my FIL.:) We called again last night and talked to Jim's Mom and she said he still talks incoherently once in a while and has forgotten how to turn the tv ..microwave ...and computer on.:( It has to be frustrating for him I am sure. I looked up the after effects of a stroke and he is acting just like it said he would if he had had one.It said if you have had a stroke on the left side of your brain..it effects your speech and you may talk and nobody can understand what you are trying to say...and then you also can forget how to do simple tasks that you have done repeatedly for years....like turning the tv on etc.He had lost the use of his right side for a while..so that pretty much sounds like he had a stroke on the left side of his brain.
    Jim's Mom said she doesn't need us to come down there right now.She has Jim's sister to help her (she lives right next door to them) and she has been there almost all day since this happened.She comes immediately if they need anything.That is a great relief for us and them too.:) We are on stand by mode right now..so if I disappear..you will know why.

    We are going to my Mom's tonight for Chili...Mom is making a huge pot of it for supper.The whole family is invited.:)My brother and his family are up from Florida and got in last night.They are taking her back with them for a couple of weeks.They have their travel trailer all set up for her and her dog.:)She is excited about going.She lived down there for years and has friends there too she is anxious to see.:)I will miss our morning..afternoon and evening chats on messenger though.:( I know..I have to share.LOL

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  • Wednesday, October 03, 2007

    Valjs QP 10-3-07


    Here is the second one for the "baby" album. Hope you like it.:) I have five so far now....got a chance to work on a couple of them yesterday evening...while resting my foot after getting groceries and walking all over Walmart.:)

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

    We got some bad news yesterday.My Father in law..had a stroke Sunday afternoon.:( The family have been trying to reach us ever since.We had our landline taken out and thought we had given our cell phone numbers to Jim's (Dh) Mom.But she had tried to get us on an older phone number...so we aren't sure.Anyway....he couldn't move his right side and they called an ambulance and the Paramedics said it looked like he had a mini stroke.They got to the hospital and the first Doc told him it was a full blown stroke..so they took an MRI and then they couldn't find any signs of his having one.So the last Doc that looked at him told him he didn't think he had one.But....Jim's Mom said (after they got him back home yesterday) he was eating supper..and was talking incoherently...and after napping..he was fine.Jim's sister said that his Dad was having problems with his peripheral(side) vision on his right side and was having a hard time judging distance etc..cause when he would reach for something..he would miss it.Sounds like a stroke to me...does it you? We called them last night and his Dad was sleeping so we only got to talk to his Mom.She told us not to come at this time.He is back home and has the feeling back in that side...and she will let us know if things change.I had a chance to go see Leslie and leave a little note for her last night...asking her to let you all know what was going on if I come up MIA all of a sudden.I wasn't sure if I would be called away before being able to let you all know what is happening. Thanks Leslie.!! For those of you who don't know it...if you get a person who is having a stroke...to the hospital in the first three hours...they have a good chance of recovering from it.The Docs administer medication that helps dissolve the blood clot and allows the blood to get back to the brain faster.In the case of my FIL....they think he had a vein burst....well at least one of the Docs think that.

    You know those pics I told you about...well..that won't be happening today.... I haven't forgotten them though..just not in the mood right now.

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  • Tuesday, October 02, 2007

    Valjs QP 10-1-07


    Here is the first of a small album I am putting together.My DD and I thought it would make a cute baby album. I have three altogether so far..and will try to do another one to make four.If I find the time..I would like to have six altogether. You will get one page a day.That way..I can design one every day and maybe have those six by the time I am through.:) Do you recognize that background paper? It was used in an earlier QP.It looks sooo different this way...huh?:)

    Today I am going to get some groceries into the house.My DD is off and we are meeting my Mom at El Nopals (Mexican Restaurant) for lunch before we all go shopping.The restaurant is right across the street from Walmart.:) You know ...I said I would have pics etc today??? Well...that will have to be AFTER I get back from town....after putting the groceries away.:)

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

    If you would like this first one of the album....

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  • Monday, October 01, 2007

    Valjs QP 10-1-07

    Here is another one... I am so glad you like them.They are really fun to make. Hope you like this one too.:)

    Thank you ALL for the fantastic comments you have been leaving me.I love reading every single one of them.:) Thank you so much for taking the time to do that.:)

    Today is a special day.We all know and love Sharon(scrapcat4914).She always leaves us a wonderful comment and I personally look for her visit to my blog every day.:) Today is her Birthday!!!! So if you all will please take a moment to go to her blog and wish her a Happy one.It would be a way for us to repay some of that dedication she has shown to us.:) Here is the link to her blog :
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  • We went to the Outback last night to celebrate my Son's Birthday.We had ten of us there and had a great time.:) The waiter we had was excellent...and my Mom knew him.He was the son of a friend of hers.He said he had only been working there for a week...but he kept up with supplying us everything we needed.:) They sang Happy Birthday to Robby ( my son) and gave him a slice of cake and a scoop of ice cream with a cherry on top.:) After we had been there for a few minutes I told my DH that we should have gone to the Texas Roadhouse...steak house...because..when it was MY Birthday..they all took me there..and unknowingly to me...they have something they do for Bdays too.They have a saddle attached to a sawhorse...and make you sit on it and wave a big white cloth napkin over your head(like you are riding a rodeo horse)..and the whole restaurant sings Happy Birthday to you.hehe We don't go back there for my Birthdays any more.LOL

    I plan on doing a longer blog tomorrow...and show you some pics and my choices for the "You make me smile" award.:)

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