Thursday, January 31, 2008

Valjs Valentines Day QP 13-with png


Here is another Valentines Day QP from last year.I think I only have two or three more of these.:) I added the png file for those of you who can't use the psd I had made it in before. I wanted to thank Jill again for the use of the flowers.Thank you Jill!

Thank you ALL so much for the fantastic comments you have been leaving for me.It really makes my day! You are most welcome and I hope you enjoy using my pages.:)

I spent yesterday with Mom.We went to the Grand Asian Buffet for lunch.MMMMMMM it was sooo good.Too good really.LOL We have two of them about the same distance from us but one is much nicer than the other..and yesterday we went to the nicer one.:) I don't know if it is the cook or the manager..but someone is doing something right there.:) Then Mom took me grocery shopping...and whew...did I need a lot of groceries.I was out of sooo many things...but not any more.LOL

Now that Christmas and all those bdays in January are over..I am gonna try to lose the weight I had gained.I just need some "sticktoitness"...stick-to-it-ness.That stuff is hard to find.If you come across any..let me know.LOL

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

Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, January 30, 2008

    Valjs Valentines Day QP 3-with png


    And even another one from last year.:) There are only a few left ..so hang in there.LOL Hope you like this one too.:)

    Thank you ALL sooo much for the fantastic Birthday wishes..they keep coming in and I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:) How sweet!

    Thank you also for the wonderful comments you have left me for these pages etc.It sure helps to keep me going.:)

    Dh is off today and gonna work in his shop.I have plans to go with Mom to an appointment she has.We will most likely do lunch too.That's pretty much it for today.:)

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, January 29, 2008

    Bday Greetings and Valjs Valentines Day QP 8


    How sweet! I got this one from
  • scrapcat4914
  • . Thank you so much Sharon!! My favorite color too.!!":) Thanks for always stopping by to say hi and making my day brighter!:)



    I was pleasantly surprised to open my email and find out that
  • Kyra
  • had made this one especially for me. How did she know I love this color?:) Isn't that pretty?!! Thank you so much Kyra for making my day more special.:)

    I also got an email from
  • Barb
  • (Mrs.Miles) and she had given me a lovely gift too.I feel soo special!:) Thank you Barb! How sweet it is!:)

    Thank you ALL too for making my day so special for me.I am sooo thrilled you had left Birthday wishes for me.:) How totally cool!!



    Here is another of my favorites from last year.Hope you like it.:) Remember I got most of my flowers from Jill (stuff by Jill) link in sidebar.:) She loaned them to me and I sure appreciate it. Thanks Jill.!! Flowers can sure add to a page...huh?:)
    I told you yesterday that I would let you know how I spent my Bday.Well...Jim (DH) had asked me what I wanted to do for my bday and I told him..I would like to go out to eat.So..that was our plan.My Mom called and asked me what we were doing and I told her..and asked her if she wanted to come too...she said "sure".Christy (DD) was gonna meet us there after she got off of work.After Mom called..Robby (my youngest son) called and asked what we were gonna do..and I told him the plans and asked if he wanted to come too...and he said "yes" .:) SO ....we added his wife and three daughters ..his wife's sister.. and himself to the list.hehe.Then my sister called to wish me a Happy Birthday and in the course of the conversation I told her what we were doing and asked is she and her husband would like to come too.She said it depended on how soon she could get off of work and if they could..they would be there too.She was able to get off and they showed up too.Good ole Golden Corral..no reservations required!!LOL The only one missing was my oldest son.He had to work.:( Bummers! We had lots of love..laughter ..and good food.It was a Fantastic Bday.Thanks everyone!! :)
    If you would like to use this one....

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, January 28, 2008

    Happy Birthday To Me!!!:)

    I had a request to share this QP without the snowflakes cause they don't have snow..so here it is if you want it too.:) You can place any of the elements below on it too.Cool???:)








    It's my Birthday today!!! :) I was born in 1954 and am 54 years old.That will never happen again.LOL I thought since everyone has been sooo generous with their birthdays..I would hop on the band wagon too and offer you a mini kit.It's small but I hope you like it.:) There are a couple of Marbled Frames in the kit that aren't in the preview. I hurried this morning to finish it for you..so if there are any mistakes..please let me know.:)

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

    Since it is getting later by the minute..I will just get right to the freebie and tell you how I spent my Birthday tomorrow.:)

    There are two dwnlds for the elements so be sure to grab both.:)

  • Elements 1


  • Elements 2


  • Papers


  • Mini Kit QP No Snowflakes
  • Sunday, January 27, 2008

    Valjs Two Hearts Beat QP


    Here is another one from last year. I added the png file to the folder.Hope you like it.:) I have a few more but will wait for a couple of days so that I can share my Mini kit from the other day with you.:) I will be trying to get it together today.If time allows.:)

    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.!!

    I have already been to a couple of friends blogs this morning.:) I told them about my shopping trip yesterday. One of the stops was at Big Lots.:) I get my Scrapbook albums from there.:) The 12x12's are only five dollars...and I got several 8x8's for four dollars apiece.:) Cool !! One of them is really cool.It has the word "Woof" written on the outside and inside cover ..along with some paw prints.How cute!! Bet you can't guess what that one is for.LOL It also has top loading page protectors.What more could you ask?LOL Okay..I was gonna take a pic and show you ..but the batteries are dead in my camera...so that will have to wait.:) I spent most of the money my MIL and FIL gave me for Christmas..and loved every minute of it.:) Soooo...I am making albums this week and most likely buying more ink for my printer.LOL

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, January 26, 2008

    Valjs Valentines Day QP 1


    Here's another Valentines Day QP from last year.Hope you like it:)

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

    This is gonna be another short post.:) We spent the day yesterday with Dh working in his workshop and me trying to get some files unzipped and transferred to folders...etc.My back has been acting up some.Not as bad as before..but I wanted to take it easy and let it rest some and it seems to have helped.
    If you have a minute ..go say hi to Sindiego (link in side bar). She was in an automobile accident and has whip lash.:( Please pray for her and leave her some luv.:)

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, January 25, 2008

    Valjs Valentines Day QP 10


    And another one from last year.LOL I added the png file to the folder and the Be Mine wordart is separate so you can put your own on there if you want.:) Hope you like it.It makes me want chocolates.LOL

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays Qp.It didn't get as many dwnlds..but hey..some of you liked it.LOL You are most welcome!

    I slept in this morning. It was too cozy under those warm blankets.:)

    I got tagged and haven't forgotten but want to wait until I can think of seven interesting things to tell about myself.LOL Have you ever tried to do that.? It's not easy.hehe

    I think I will get right to the dwnld now...it's getting late.:)

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, January 24, 2008

    Valjs Valentines Day Qp 4


    Here's another one from last year.As you can tell I am not doing these in order.LOL I had fun doing this one. I LOVE that background paper and have used it in a couple other QP's. See if you recognize it on one of my Christmas pages.:) Click on the preview for a more detailed look.:) Hope you like it!

    Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments on my Mini kit QP.I am sooo glad you like it.I will try to have the kit ready by my birthday in four days from today. Dh is off on vacation and it depends how much puter time I get.:)I had a request for the page without the snowflakes cause some places don't get snow.It's rare here too...Soooo ..as soon as I can..I will offer that one without the snowflakes.:)

    Speaking of computer time..I didn't do a post yesterday because we got up..got breakfast and went down to the garage and started cleaning and throwing away junk.Dh and DS took an overflowing truck load of junk to the dump.Including wood chips and pieces of lumber from Dh's woodshop.:) Christy (DD) and I were actually able to play a game of pool on the pool table.Hehe.Dh set it up in the garage when Christy moved back home and took the game room back.LOL We still have a load of stuff to take to the the thrift stores and then we can start filling the garage up again.LOL No pics yet Barb!!LOL Christy and I went shopping while the guys went to the dump and stopped off at Lowes or Home Depot to get more wood.See...I told you we were gonna fill it up again.LOL

    I have had several requests this week and wanted to let you know I haven't forgotten them.Just no time to do them this week yet.:) Hang in there and I will try to get to them as soon as I can.:)

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2008

    Valjs Mini Kit QP 1 1-21-08


    I've been putting a Mini kit together as I get the time...and was wanting to show you some of it and get your opinion about it too..so I made a Qp with part of it.What do you think? Be sure to click on the preview for a closer look.:) I still have some Valentines Day pages but wanted to get this one in there before the snow is gone.LOL Everything on this QP will be in the kit..plus a few more items.Stars...flower elements....a couple more papers that coordinate...etc.Let me know !!:)

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

    We went to Mom's yesterday to fix the sound on her computer. It took just a couple of minutes for DH to figure out the problem.Something had been muted on the sound part...so it was just a matter of undoing that option.:) Then it was a trip to Lowe's and Home Depot for a few things he needed for the project he is doing in his woodshop.Cici's pizza for lunch and back home.:) We grilled hamburgers for supper in my new rotisserie...turned out great..but I miss the smokey flavor the barbecue grill gives them.It was too cold and windy to want to go outside..so this was the next best thing.:)
    Would you believe Christy's small snowman is still on the picnic table? That is how cold it has been the last few days.brrrr.

    Every once in a while I get requests for a Qp or two and I will try my best to fill those as soon as possible.:) With Dh off this week..there will be a lot of running around getting stuff and I want to spend as much time with him as I can...but as soon as I am able..I will try to get those done for you.:)

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, January 21, 2008

    Valjs Valentines Day QP 9

    Here is another one from last year. I thought I would put a different color up today. If I had a favorite color..this would probably be it..and all the shades that come in it.:) Hope you like it too.!! I added the png file to the folder for you.:)

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

    Not a lot going on today.My Mom's sound stopped working on her puter so we are going over there some time today to see if DH can figure out what the problem is for her. He is such a huge help with computers. He is always working on one or the other for the family..not to mention his own.hehe We spent yesterday..with him in the garage working in his wood shop...and me filling some pages with pics. Is that called separate vacations?LOL

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

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, January 20, 2008

    Valjs Valentines QP 5


    Here is another one from last year. Hope you like it. I have some in other colors besides red..but I also have several more red..so we will just see which ones I put up next.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays QP.I am soo glad you like it.I know a lot of you already have these..but some of you who couldn't use the psd files last year can now enjoy them..because I am adding the png files to the folders as I reupload them.:)

    Dh is off on vacation this week...so I am not sure how steady my blog posts will be.Just be sure to check in and see if I am able to post anything.:) So far ..we don't have plans to go anywhere cause we still have the colds.Bummers! I will have to let you know if we get better before he has to go back to work.:)

    Dh got me a rotisserie for Christmas and we used it for the first time last night.We cooked two chickens at once.Small ones..a little over three pounds each.We will have them again tonight since we had plenty of left overs.They turned out pretty good..but we needed to cook them a little longer.So I had to pop them into the microwave to finish cooking.hehe. We will know next time to leave them in there longer than it looks like they need to be.I even poked them with a fork and the juices ran clear....but when I went to cut into it..it wasn't done.:( Oh well..not to bad for our first ones.LOL Anyone know of a good rub or seasonings for them? We are kinda stuck on Cajun right now....cause that is what is in my cupboard.hehe

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, January 19, 2008

    Valjs Love Adore You QP


    Here is another of my favorites from last year.:) It has everything you could want...more than one pic....hearts...wordart....it's red...has a png file added to the folder ...and it's free.!!LOL 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!

    It's suppose to snow again here today.More than the other day ..but not as much as they had predicted yesterday.Only one to two inches for our area.The storms are further south than they had expected.Which is okay by me.LOL I LOVE to see it snow..but once the ground is covered in white..how deep it is..doesn't matter.:) All I want are some good pics to scrap.hehe

    Okay..so I am still sick..itchy ears..sinus drainage...achy...and I can't play in the snow.:( Bummers! Good thing we don't have smell-a-vision..or we would all be in trouble.LOL

    Thanks for stopping by!

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, January 18, 2008

    Valjs Valentines Day QP 1-19-07

    I decided...along with your help...to reupload some of my Valentines Day Qps from last year.This is one of my favorites.:)I added the png file so those of you who missed it last year and the newbies to my blog can use it too. All I ask is that you come to my blog to get them.I took them down because a scrapper had taken all of my Valentines Qps and uploaded them to 4shared last year and called them Valjs Valentines Frames and totally skipped having anyone come to my blog. I don't usually complain about it ..but ..I like to have you visit me here...and I like to know what you think of my pages.I have never charged one penny for my designs so I don't think that is too much to ask.Do you?:) I'm not mad..just disappointed.:( She wasn't too smart either..she left her email address on 4shared when she did it.LOL So..I took them off of the public access and the only way anyone can get my pages is through here or illegally.:) I've been reading some of the blogs and this seems to be happening more and more.Sad...isn't it?:( I really don't like having to read a blog that complains all the time..so this will be the only mention I will make.Except to say..please don't share the link to the file..share the link to my blog.:) Thanks!!

    Most of the flowers on my pages are loans from Jill "stuffbyJill" Link in sidebar.Thank you so much Jill!!

    Thank you all so much for the comments you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.It makes my day! :)

    I am still sick..so will go right to the freebie:)

    Here it is:

  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, January 17, 2008

    Valjs QP 10-11-07


    It snowed last night!!:) Not enough to get out the snow plows though.Good thing cause I don't think Georgia has any.Hehe.:) It's been a couple of years since we have seen any snow at our house. We got phone calls from our kids letting us know they saw it too.It's a major event in our neck of the woods.LOL


    Mrs.Miles asked me to put a photo of my stuffed pork chops up for you to see.I told you how I did them in yesterdays post...if any of you would like to try them.It is really soooo easy.:) I had rice pilaf with it. Dh loved it and said I could fix those pork chops any time I wanted.:) They may not look as good as I would have liked them to..but they sure were yummy.:) P.S...that black looking stringy thing on the table cloth under the pic...is just that...a black thread that is left over from my mending the other day.I used the table to put my sewing machine on..so don't get turned off by that.LOL

    Here is a QP I have been trying to decide if I should put up for you or not.I had tried out a tutorial on the background paper and it's different and not sure if it would be too different for you. I am in a slump lately evidently...not too many dwnlds on my pages...so I will have to rethink and see if I can come up with any thing worth sharing.:) In the mean time...how would you like for me to do last years Valentines pages the same way I did with the Christmas ones? Add the png files to them and reupload them onto my blog? Anyone interested?:) Let me know.!!
    I am catching my DH's cold.Bummers!! There are some things I wish he didn't have to share with me.LOL Got the itchy ears ..sinus drainage and just enough of a sore throat to let me know my body is unhappy.:) I carry a low body temp all the time .97.6 ..yesterday it was 98.2 and I told my Dh I have a fever.LOL
    If you would like to use this one.....
    Here is the link:

    Wednesday, January 16, 2008

    Valjs QP 1-15-08


    I had a chance to play yesterday and was making some backgrounds and thought this one would make a cute one for Valentines Day.I know we all love stitches..so I put some of those on there too.:) 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.!

    Dh is feeling a lot better today.Yay!! :) He thinks he may actually survive it.LOL
    Thank you so much for your prayers and well wishes for him.:)

    I haven't made plans for today.I think I will just play it by ear and see what happens.It's suppose to get cold here and I may just stay snuggled up in my house.:) I am gonna fix stuffed pork chops for supper tonight.I usually make them by buying the thicker pork chops and cutting a slice in the side and stuffing it with Italian sausage and then rolling or dusting the outside with Cajun seasoning and baking it at 350 degrees for a little over an hour.But I am gonna try it just a little differently (for economical reasons) today.I got the thin pork chops..gonna pound them flat and then roll the Italian sausage up in them and dust them with the seasonings and bake them.I will let you know how they turn out tomorrow.If you have never tried these..you are really missing something delicious.:) I usually serve them with Sargento's Black beans and rice.Spicy meal..but I don't have the Sargento's so will have to come up with something else tonight.:) Let me know if you try it and what you think about it.:)

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, January 15, 2008

    Valjs QP 1-14-08 with and without Butterflies


    I thought I would do something different today.I have two dwnlds.One is with the Butterflies and one is with No Elements (the frames are attached to page so you will have to use them as they are shown) so you can use some of those cool freebie elements you have been collecting.:) Hope you like it!

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

    Now something I wanted to tell you.....I got a request for the use of a couple of my quick pages to be used in a free journal for Cindy Posey's new "Go Workout Mom" blog.Isn't that cool!!! I am soo thrilled she liked them that much.:) She has started a blog to help Mom's get fit and you get a free journal for signing up for her newsletter.From what I understand..she wants to have a place where Mom's can come and get the motivation they need to get into shape.:) I have read her life story (which she has on her blog) and it is very interesting.:) I haven't had the chance to read all of the articles and entries she has made...but would love to hear back from those of you who go to check it out.:) Just click on this link...AFTER you grab the freebie.LOL
  • Go Workout Mom


  • Jim switched days off with his asst. mgr.(her idea) so he can recover a little more from this awful cold he has.Isn't that sweet of her?:) Anyway..he is off today.I sure hope he gets to feeling better soon.He doesn't get sick very often..but when he does..it hits him hard.:(

    If you would like to use one or both of these....

    Here are the links:

    With Butterflies:
  • dwnldlink


  • Without Elements:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, January 14, 2008

    Valjs Jeweled Snowflakes

    Here are a few Jeweled Snowflakes I thought you might like to use.Hope you like them.:) There are only five this time...cause I was in a hurry this morning to get them ready for you. This has been a busy week for me.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterday's Stars with swirl.I am soo glad you like them.You are most welcome.:)

    Today I am gonna do something that really needs done...since I had such a busy weekend.Clean my house!!:) You know that song..this is the song that doesn't end? Well..this is the job that doesn't end.LOL Now I will be singing that all day long!!!Bummers!:)

    If you would like to use these...background not included this time..........

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, January 13, 2008

    Valjs Stars with Swirl plus background paper


    Here are a few stars with swirls that I made early this morning. There are three more in the folder than what is shown here.Be sure to click on the preview for a closer look.:) I made them in individual png and psd files so you will be able to use them without having to seperate them from the page.Hey...I had extra time.LOL I am adding an extra dwnld for the background paper if anyone would like to use it.:) Hope you like them!!

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

    The party at Golden Corral was really fun.Everyone showed up and they didn't have a long table we could all sit at..but at least we got to sit close to each other.It took three tables to get us all together.:) We got a gag gift for my sisters hubby.He made her a big money tree for her 50th bday last month and Dh came home from work yesterday with a tiny (fake) tree in a pot.It stood maybe a foot or so tall with the pot included.LOL He used hot glue and stuck coins to the branches.LOL You would have to know how they kid back and forth with each other to really get the humor in it.LOL We did give him a real gift to go with it though.:)
    I made DD's cake for her and it took everything in us to be able to eat a piece when we got back home.LOL She HAD to blow the candles out and cut the first piece...didn't she?:) I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to decorate it after all these years of being away from cake decorating.The icing turned out perfect.:) I forgot to take pics of her doing her birthday duty.:( Don't you just hate it when you miss that opportunity? Isn't that why we scrap? Am I the only one that does that? LOL

    If you would like to use the stars or background or both...

    Here are the links:

    Stars:
  • dwnldlink


  • Background Paper:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, January 12, 2008

    Valjs QP 1-12-08


    Here is one I made this morning.Seems I am having trouble coming up with stuff lately.I must need a break.LOL Be sure to click on the preview for a closer view.!! I was thinking of maybe doing some mini kits..you know..a paper..with a frame or two and some elements for you to put on it where you want.Would anyone be interested in that?Let me know!!:) If anyone would like the papers or something I have used on a page..let me know and if I have it saved on my puter I will be more than happy to share it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the birthday wishes for my DH. I didn't do a post yesterday and it was Christy's (DD's) Bday.:( We are getting together tonight at the Golden Corral to celebrate three of the bdays this week.Dh's...DD's and BIL.(brother in law). They are on the 9th..11th..and 15th.I like the idea of doing them all at once.:) Today I will make DD a cake.Just because I love her and want her to have one.:) She had to work all day yesterday (her bday) and didn't get home until after seven p.m.She turned 31.Wow..I can't believe she is that old.Time sure flies...huh?:) If we throw my DH' s sister in Florida into the mix..there would be four bdays this week.Her's is the 13th.:) Mine is the 28th.Whew! All these bdays right after Christmas.Guess I had better start saving for next year.LOL

    Oh..Thank you all for the wonderful comments you left 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
  • Thursday, January 10, 2008

    Valjs QP 1-10-08

    I had some time to play yesterday so I made a few weaved background pages.Then this morning I couldn't decide what to give you as a freebie so I made this QP for you.I made the frames look like the inside edges were torn some.Not sure if this is strictly a boys page or not.What do you think? Hope you like it.:) It's different..but sometimes different is good...and I hope this time it is a good different.LOL Be sure to click on the preview to get a better view.Those small ones don't show the details.:)

    Thank you ALL for the fantastic comments you left me on my stained glass stars.I am soo glad you like them.:) You are most welcome!

    Jim had a wonderful Bday even if we didn't have a party for him.We plan to do a joint party for Christy and him on Saturday.It's more convenient for everyone that has to work this week.:) I did make him some of his favorite foods....Chicken with yellow rice....cooked cabbage..and for his cake...two lemon meringue pies.He LOVES those.I make them every Christmas and this year he said.."I want lemon meringue pies for my birthday instead of cake".When he was younger..his Mom made him one every year for his b-day and he would get the whole pie to himself.Course she made two too.LOL Guess he hasn't grown out of that yet.hehe Thank you ALL for sending Birthday wishes to him.:)How sweet!

    If you would like to use this one....
    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, January 09, 2008

    Valjs Stained Glass Stars


    Everyone seemed to really like my stained glass stars from the Star Qp the other day.So..I thought you might like to have them to use on your pages.Hope you like them!!:)Be sure to click on the preview for a closer look.The small preview doesn't do them justice.:)

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays Blue QP.I am soo glad you liked it as much as I did... I had a lot of fun making it.:)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!!! Today is DH's bday.He is 55.The next couple of weeks is the only time I am two years younger than him.LOL My Bday is the last of this month.:)

    I didn't get a chance to play on the puter much yesterday.We spent the first part of the day getting license tags and shopping for Bday presents .. .lunch.. more shopping..:) Finally got home a little after three.I took a nap cause I had gotten up around five A.M. and after all that walking etc..I was really tired.:) We ordered Chinese food for supper from a restaurant that delivers.I was disappointed in them last night.Their food tasted really greasy.I usually have to brag on them cause they are sooo good.I sure hope last night was a fluke.Cause that means I will be having to cook more often.LOL

    If you would like to use these stars...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, January 08, 2008

    Valjs QP 1-5-07


    Here's my favorite of the three boys Qps..... Hope you like it too.:) Oh..and let me know.!!:)

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

    Today my DD and DH are off of work and tomorrow is DH's Bday and Friday is DD's.So..they have to get their tags for this year.Guess I know where we will be today.LOL We also need to get their Bday presents.I know Jim(Dh) will want something for his computer.He is learning the "Flash" program and is wanting a book to help him to learn more.Christy (DD) wants one of those massager chair thingys.You know..the kind they advertise that you place in a chair and it massages up and down your back when you sit down and lean against it.?? It looks interesting and her back bothers her some most of the time.She is a Veterinarian Assistant and has to lift those big dogs onto the examining table everyday.She also does lab work..you know..take the blood ..check the fecal...clean the teeth....look in the microscope for any problems with the samples they take.She absolutely loves it.:) She gets scratched a lot by the cats though...but it doesn't stop her one bit.She loves animals..always has.:) Anyway..we are gonna pick up one of those massagers for her.She already knows she is getting it.She wanted it for Christmas and was disappointed when she didn't get it and her Dad told her we would get it for her for her bday.We couldn't afford to spend that kind of money on every one of our kids at Christmas time.We would save the more expensive gifts for their Bdays.At least they are spread out some then.Time for us to save up.LOL With two bdays this week and my dog needing her yearly physical and shots plus heart worm pills.(due this week too)..Dh's tags and emission test for his truck...whew! I know they say money makes the world go round and I guess they are right..my head is spinning.LOL

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  • Monday, January 07, 2008

    Valjs QP 12-31-07

    Here is the second one for a boy. It is the first of a two page set.You get my favorite of the three boys pages tomorrow.So be sure to come back to get it. I did the background in this one with a star overlay I made.I had two background papers with similar colors and filled the overlay with one of them and placed it over the other one.I love the effect.:) Then I decided to stay with the star theme and added swirls and I am really happy with the way it turned out. Hope you like it too.:) I will give you a hint for tomorrows...it is a three pic. If you see Leslie ..let her know.LOL

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

    Not a lot going on today.I have laundry to catch up on and do more sorting of paper work etc.I did get my closet cleaned out..Yay! Things are finally taking shape again after the holidays.:) Gotta ride my exercise bike too.Dh finally brought it back upstairs.The Christmas tree took it's spot and now the tree is down and the bike is back.Bummers!!LOL Sindiego( link in sidebar) has all of our New Years Resolutions listed on her blog and she is holding us to them.LOL
    Mine was to keep my paper work caught up.Somehow riding my exercise bike got in there too.:) I really do need to ride it cause I over indulged during Thanksgiving and Christmas and have gained five pounds.:( Anyone else gain weight over the Holidays? Don't let me feel alone here!!LOL

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  • Sunday, January 06, 2008

    Valjs QP 12-28-07

    I just HAD to show you one of the layouts I completed yesterday.I LOVE this one.It is my DH Christmas morning.Now if that doesn't get you into the Christmas spirit..I don't know what would!!LOL Isn't it funny he is wearing his "Hawaiian" shirt.hehe That's my man!!LOL
    If you don't already have this QP minus my DH..it's in the archives. Lots and Lots of goodies in there.Happy Hunting!:)

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    Well..you can tell by the title of this post that I made this last week.:) I thought since a lot of you have little boys I would make a few pages for you...only...I got to thinking that girls like blue too...KWIM?LOL Anyway...so far I have two more besides this one and I am saving my favorite of the three for last...so be sure to stop by so you don't miss it.:) I like the way the corner of this one folds over the frame..don't you? :)

    Thank you ALL sooo much for leaving me such wonderful comments.I truly appreciate your taking the time to do that. You are so sweet and very welcome.:)

    I went shopping with Christy (dd) yesterday and it wasn't too bad on my toe.It hurt some but not like the first day.:) I don't think I broke it..Yay! Thank you all for your well wishes on my little piggy toe.:) I also got some ink for my printer and actually printed out about six layouts that I had filled with pics. I'm sure there are some freebies out there that I missed..but it sure was fun to finish some pages.After all ..that is why I got started with digi scrapping in the first place.:)

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  • Saturday, January 05, 2008

    Valjs Stars QP 12-16-07


    Here is a QP I made almost a month ago.It's got some really pretty colors in it and stained glass stars.... Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments on my little star guy .LOL I figured I would put him up and see if anyone wanted him.:) Some of you did and for that he is most grateful.:)

    Not much going on today.Christy (DD) is off this weekend and I will most likely go shopping with her.I need ink for my printer and a few groceries need to be replaced.."if" I can stand to wear a pair of shoes today. I was putting dishes away last night when I dropped a pan and the rim hit my little toe on my bad foot.:( owwwwwwww! It woke me up this morning hurting and I am limping more than ever....not sure if it is broken or not..it doesn't want to bend cause it hurts too much.A couple of days should let me know something more.:) Clumsy me..that's what I get!!LOL

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  • Friday, January 04, 2008

    Valjs Child's Star QP


    From the looks of the New Years Dwnlds...everyone is ready to move on to something different....and this is sure different.LOL I had some play time last week and this is the result.Don't you just love those jeans?hehe.This was made with a boy in mind.Not sure who's boy..but I thought some of you may like it.:) Please let me know.!

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me on the New Years Pages.You are most welcome! Enjoy!

    I spent almost all day yesterday cleaning my closet out and sorting papers and junk that had collected over time.I am now down to a basket of papers with odds and ends thrown in and a small pile of clothes that need to be sewed.Whew! That was hard work..but I am really pleased with the results.:) Now..to put a trash can with a shredder down next to my mail box.LOL If I remember right...Mrs. Miles(link in sidebar) said you can request "No junk mail" from the post office. That is something I need to look into...and soon from the looks of it.LOL Thanks Barb!!

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  • Thursday, January 03, 2008

    Valjs New Year QP 2008-5


    Here is one from last year that I was able to make for this year.All I did was change the "7' to an "8". Hope you like it. This is one of my favorites.:)

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

    I am spending this week cleaning my closet and going through my mail and papers ..file this..shred that...again.Not my favorite thing to do... but over the holidays things got piled up again.It sure doesn't take long does it? :) We have four adults here now and we all get bills...ads..newspapers etc.I wouldn't change the situation for the world.No empty nest syndrome here for me.LOL There's always something to do .:)

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  • Wednesday, January 02, 2008

    Valjs New Year Qp -6

    Here is one from last year.It didn't have "2007" on it so it can be used in the up-coming years too.:) Hope you like it.!

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you left me for yesterdays post.:) How sweet!!! I was soooo busy yesterday.The whole family was here plus Mom and my DIL's sister and her boyfriend.:) The kids...actually adults....but they are my kids...LOL...played a guitar game on the xbox 360 ALLLLL DAAAAAAYYY!LOL They had a blast.My DIL's boyfriend got it for Christmas and brought it with him.I probably won't listen to any music today unless it's piano music.LOL

    Gonna keep this short since I slept in a little later this morning.:)

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  • Tuesday, January 01, 2008

    Happy New Year Everyone!!!!!!!

    I just stopped in to say Hi and to wish you ALL the Happiest of New Years!

    I am fixing the southern traditional New Years Dinner today.Ham,Blackeyed peas with cornbread..collard greens...and my own addition of sweet potato souffle.:) Just wanted to let you know that my family are all off today and my youngest son and his wife and girls are coming over this morning..so I don't have time for a freebie...but I will be back tomorrow with another New Years Qp for your pics from last night.:)

    Stay safe and warm!!!

    Hugs,
    Valinda