Monday, December 31, 2007

Valjs New Years QP 2008-8


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

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

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

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  • Sunday, December 30, 2007

    Valjs QP New Years 2008-4


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

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

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

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  • Saturday, December 29, 2007

    Linda and Valjs Calendar Qp



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

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

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

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  • Friday, December 28, 2007

    Valjs QP New Years 2008-2


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

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

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

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  • Thursday, December 27, 2007

    Valjs QP New Years 2008-1


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

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

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  • Friday, December 21, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 12-21-02


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

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

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

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  • Thursday, December 20, 2007

    Valjs QP 12-16-07 C2


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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    Valjs QP 12-16-07 b


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

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

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

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  • Tuesday, December 18, 2007

    Mrs.Miles and Valjs "Deep Blue Freeze" QP


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

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

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  • Monday, December 17, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 12-16-07

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

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

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

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  • Friday, December 14, 2007

    Sunday, December 09, 2007

    Taking some time off:)

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

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs Christmas Bulbs 12-09-07


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

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

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

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  • Saturday, December 08, 2007

    Valjs Swirly Christmas Bulbs


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

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

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

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  • Friday, December 07, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 11-20-07


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

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

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

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

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  • Thursday, December 06, 2007

    Valjs Snow Family Frame


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

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

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

    Here it is:
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  • Wednesday, December 05, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Frame 1


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

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

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

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  • Tuesday, December 04, 2007

    Valjs Christmas Qp 11-27-07


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

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

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

    Here it is:
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  • Monday, December 03, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 12-01-07 2


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

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

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

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  • Sunday, December 02, 2007

    Valjs Christmas QP 12-01-07

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

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

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

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