Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Valjs Sunflower QP-revisited


Here is another of my previous QP's. It is in the 1200"x1200" too. I added the things necessary for those of you who need the png files too.It will do just fine for the 8"x8" pages. :) Hope you like it!

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

I have been trying to catch up on things around the house this last week and bringing these pages back to my blog is really helping out. I don't want you to have to go away empty handed..so this is the best I can do for you right now.:) Dh is off today so I am outta here!!:)

Here's the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2008

    Layout and a freebie..revisited.:)

    Here is a layout of my DH six years ago. :) I need to get a pic of him working in his shop huh?:)This is another of my favorite QPs. I am bringing it back for those of you who are new to my blog. It is another 1200"x1200". I have several of those sizes.They resize to an 8"x8" just fine.:) Oh..and I am adding the png files for those of you who need them.Hope you like it.!

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left me for my Pretty Girl Qp's. You are most welcome! Enjoy!

    Dh and I went to Mom's yesterday afternoon to take the screen off of her back porch so she can paint the studs and replace the screen. :) She took us out to our favorite Mexican Restaurant for supper.Thanks Mom!!:) Other than that..it was a pretty uneventful day.I did some polishing of my furniture. That pollen is everywhere!!!LOL We use the attic fan and open the windows during the Spring and that fan just draws it all into the house.Plus DH tracking in the sawdust..but since he is working on a project for me...I will let that go.LOL He just said that is sweet of me.hehe We share the office and he is right behind me.:)

    If you would like to use this one...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, April 28, 2008

    Valjs Pretty Girl QP 2-revisited


    Here is a two pic QP to go with yesterday's. It's the same size..1200"x1200". Great for an 8"x8" layout!:) I will have to find and show you the layouts I did with my great niece in it.Soo cute!:) This is another of my favorite QPs.I had to remove them when 4shared was filling up last year(before they gave us 5 gb ) so I am gonna bring back a few that are my favorites for those of you who haven't had the opportunity to get them.:) I added the png file to the folder for those of you who need it....awwww...you're welcome!:)

    Thank you soo much for the fantastic comments you have been leaving for me.I really do appreciate it. You are most welcome.:)

    Not a whole lot going on here lately.Trip to the grocery store....family met for dinner at Catfish Jim's restaurant in town. MMMMm....Love it! Then DS and wife came back to our house and visited with us...little bible study...etc...they left after midnight. Good thing we were all off of work the next day! hehe.
    Dh worked some more on my scrapbook cabinet.He still has to make the drawers for it...but it is coming along nicely.:)
    It rained yesterday and last night.The grass has grown tall again...but it's too wet to mow.A little advice...don't mow when the grass is wet and you live on a hill. Poor DS (eldest) sprained his ankle one year doing that.The lawn mower was stopped from going into the street by his car. Some lessens are hard to learn..but stay with you for the rest of your life.Right?:)

    If you would like to use this one too...
    Here's the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, April 27, 2008

    Please Read Before You Download !! :)

    I have been thinking of bringing back some of my favorite QP's . I thought since things are a little slow right now..it would be a good time to do that. There are a lot of you who are new to my blog and haven't had the opportunity to get these before they were removed.

    Only one condition ...they will remain in the size (1200"x1200") that I made them in before and I will not be resizing them.:) I did add the png file to the folder for those of you who need it. They do really great for your 8"x8" scrap pages. That is the size I have used them for all this time. If you would like to use this one..knowing this.....

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, April 25, 2008

    My Scrapbook Cabinet update. No Freebie today!


    Here's an update on the scrapbook cabinet Jim is making for me.:) I LOVE it! Click on the pic for a closer view. The three big shelves in the middle are for all the scrapbooks I have...and room for more. Yes..there will be more.hehe. The slats in the top right are for my 12"x12" papers and the slats on the top left are for my 8.5" x11" papers.The vertical slats in the center are for my black cases that hold all of my decorative scissors.I decided to keep them in the cases. The open area to the right of them will have a drawer with dowel rods in it for all my ribbons so all I have to do is roll off what I want and cut it.No messy ribbons all over the place.:) The bottom five openings on the right and left will have drawers so I can store all of the scrapbooking tools and elements etc for my pages. I am really getting excited for it to be done and in place so I can fill it up.Whooo hoooo!!! :) Dh is doing such a wonderful job on it too.:)
    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for Christy and me.We sure appreciate your taking the time to do that. You are most welcome.:)
    I may be a bit sporadic with my freebies for a while.I have sooo much to do and things I want to do that I don't have the time to design everyday. I know a lot of you are doing your Spring cleaning and gardening and don't have the time to browse the blogs like you did during the winter when you were stuck inside the house. Sooo..I thought I would slow down and catch up on my stuff too. There sure is pleanty of catching up for me to stay busy.:)
    Enjoy your weekend! Hope the weather is gorgeous for you !:)
    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Thursday, April 24, 2008

    Christy's Dolls and another freebie:)

    I took this pic in my office and it is not near the quality that DD would do.:) I had to blur her breast cause that dress was torn a little too much.LOL





    Here are a few more of Christy's (DD) latest dolls. For the newbies to my blog..Christy sculps Polymer Clay dolls and sells them on Ebay. She gives me the ones that don't sell...so it is really hard for me to root for her to sell them.LOL I love her work and am sooo proud of her.:) The bottom pic is the one she just did finish this week.This mermaid has webbed fingers.They seem to be doing that with the mermaid dolls now. Her hair is wet cause she just came out of the water to rest on a rock.:)Please let her know what you think about them.She would love for your imput.:)



    Here are four pretty flowers I have had for a month or so in my HD.Thought you might be able to use them somewhere.They would make really cool cutouts for paper scrapping too.!!:)


    This is the third attempt to do my blog this morning.The first time I got it finished and click the post blog button and it said it couldn't do it and if I tried to save it..I could lose everything I had done.Well..after the second attempt..I shut my puter down and started from scratch..just in case it was my puter acting up.We'll see ..if this one goes through!LOL


    Dh is off today and is gonna work some more on my scrapbook cabinet.If you would like to see what he has done so far..scroll down a few posts...past the froggies.hehe


    I am gonna skip all the rest and get right to the freebie....


    Here it is:




  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, April 23, 2008

    Valjs Blue QP 4-23-08

    I have been watching the dwnlds and man are they ever low.LOL I guess I need to show you what you can do with this Blue QP.:) I used Kirsty Wisemans Bouquet overlay and set the transparency to around 70% on this one.This is my sister.It's a few years back:) How about getting those gorgeous overlays out of the folder and try them out on the page below???hmmmm?LOL


    Hope you like blue!! LOL Actually...I threw this together this morning just so you would have something to take with you if you stopped by.I didn't get a chance to design any yesterday...but had a great time with DD.:) The bracket frames seem to be all the rage right now..so thought I would try my hand at it too. I made the flower a while back..click on the preview for a closer look..I love the way it turned out.:) One thing for sure..I left plenty of room for journaling.LOL

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you left for me on my froggy pages.I am soo glad you liked them.:) You are most welcome!! Enjoy:)

    Not much happening today.So will get right to the freebie.

    Here it is:

  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, April 22, 2008

    Valjs Froggy QP 4

    Here's the fourth Froggy QP I made. I haven't done another one yet.Trying to decide if this is all I will do. We'll see. DD is off today and I don't usually have time to design when she is off cause we usually go shopping or something.:) This one shows the froggy's pond. It was there all the time..you just couldn't see it.LOL I love the way this one turned out.Hope you do too!!:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the fantastic comments you have left for me. I am soooo glad you are liking these.It was a lot of fun making them. You are most welcome.!! Enjoy!:)

    I worked some more yesterday on my paper scrapping supplies.Got a few more albums with the pages in them that I want and organized some so I will know what I want to keep when the cabinet my DH is building for me is finished.:) That's pretty much all there is to tell..so I will get right to the freebie....

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, April 21, 2008

    I got another award!!:)


    I got another award.!! From
  • Judy
  • . I am sooo honored...and blessed.:) Thank you soooo much.How sweet!
    For those of you who haven't met Judy.She is Mrs.Miles sister.She has lots of interesting things on her blog for you to read and see. Go take a look and get to know her!!:) Tell her I said Hi and leave her some luv!:)

    Here are the rules:

    1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
    2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
    3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
    4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.http://arteypico.blogspot.com/Make sure you visit the link above. There are crafts of all kinds shown; you are bound to come away inspired!
    5) Show these rules.

    I will have to get back to the five people I want to choose.:) This has been a longgg post and I need to let the blood flow back into my legs.LOL

    Christy's polymer Clay Dolls.





    Here are some pics of the Polymer clay pen heads that Christy made for her coworkers. They are really pens..thus the extremely long necks.LOL She made them to look like the coworker she was giving them to...cept the last one.It was requested by one of them. I think Christy did a fantastic job on them all..but that pirate of the Carribean is just too cool!:) Everyone at her work
    was oooing and ahhhing over it.:)

    Valjs Froggy QP 3


    Yesterday I spent a lot of my day going through my scrapbooking papers. I have sooo many of them. I have several albums and have filled them with the papers I wanted in them. No pages done yet on those..but the paper is there for me to know what I want to use them for.LOL I had looked at some of my scrapbooks and had the pages all done in one of them but no journaling..so I took care of that too. I really enjoy doing both kinds of scrapping.:) I know some of you have given up the paper scrapping..but to me it is a lot of fun to work with the crafting part of it.:) I don't do it often..but when I do it..I really enjoy it. Not the mess though.LOL
    Dh is building me a cabinet for my scrapping stuff. It's gonna be cool! He showed me what he has done so far and I love it! He ran out of lumber for it yesterday evening..so this is as far as he was able to get.There are slats in the top right for my 12x12 papers and slats on the top left for my 8.5x11 papers. The bottom slats will have drawers and the middle section will be for my scrapbooks. Dh is gonna build a place for my ribbons.They are gonna be on dowel rods so I can just roll off what I want and cut it and wah lah....no messy ribbons all over the place.Cool eh? :) I should take a pic of what my scrapping area looks like now..but that will wait until I have the finished cabinet up so it can lessen the blow.LOL Everything is in those three drawer plastic containers stacked up on top of each other ..with a two shelf bookshelf in the middle for my scrapbooks. Not the most attractive thing to see.hehe
    Dh spoils me and I know it! He was in the middle of making the cabinets etc for his woodshop and I mentioned ..when he got done with that..would he please make me something for my scrapping supplies.Well..he went right out and bought the lumber he needed and went to making this for me. :) No..he's all mine..you can't have him!!!LOL
    Be sure to scroll down for your Froggy Qp for today:)





    Okay...this froggy is really relaxed.LOL Hope you like this one too. It has two places for photo's. I got to thinking about yesterdays and thought a pic of a child sleeping would go with it really well. Just an idea.:)


    Thank you all soo much for the fantastic comments you have left me for these Froggy Qps. I am soo glad you like them. You are most welcome! Enjoy.:)

    Here's the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, April 20, 2008

    Valjs Froggy QP 2


    Here is the second Froggy QP. He's laying back on a leaf relaxing with his feet propped up on the frame. :) Hope you like it!

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

    I was sooo busy yesterday.We went to the Big Shanty Festival in town.They have booths with crafts etc all over the main streets and they have those huge blow up slides etc for the kids.All of those food trailers you see at the Fair.They have a stage where locals can show off their talents.Last year they had dancing schools and Karate schools show us what they have learned.Yesterday they had a blue grass band sing and play some...then some balerinas dancing to music.We weren't there long enough to see more. I didn't take my camera.:( Bummers! We walked around for a short while with our DS and his family.We saw my Sister and her DH there .We didn't know they were gonna be there at the same time..so we all walked around some.Then DS told us about the new Jackie Chan-Jet lee(not sure how you spell his name..but you know who I mean.)LOL movie..can't remember the name of the movie ....but he went on and on about how cool it was..so we left the fair..went to eat..then to the movie.LOL We didn't get back home until almost ten p.m. I hurried up and finished this Froggy QP this morning.:)

    Here it is if you would like to use it!

  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, April 19, 2008

    Valjs Froggy QP


    Here is a requested QP. I had a request for some froggy stuff just as I was beginning my Doggy Kit and have finally been able to find the time to do one of these.:) I plan to do another one soon if you like this one...so be sure to let me know what you think.:) Click on the preview for a closer look if you like.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you leave for me.It really does make my day! You are most welcome.:)

    Oh..and thank you also for leaving DD comments on her dolls. I love her work.:)

    I have just been cleaning my house etc the last couple of days. Blog a little..clean a little..you know how that goes.LOL Not much else to tell so I will get right to the froggy freebie.:)

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, April 18, 2008

    I got an award!:)

    PICO Award

    I won this award from
  • Mrs.Miles
  • !! How cool!!:)

    I was sooo pleasantly surprised to receive this honor from her.Thank you so much Barb for blessing me with this wonderful award.!:)

    Here are the rules:

    1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.
    2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
    3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
    4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.http://arteypico.blogspot.com/Make sure you visit the link above. There are crafts of all kinds shown; you are bound to come away inspired!
    5) Show these rules.

    My first award would go right back to
  • Mrs.Miles
  • .She has given much more than you can imagine. She always has something interesting and uplifting to read or a funny or inspirational video or scripture verses that relate to what she is going through in her life at the moment.I love reading about her life with Mr.Miles and her friends.She adds interesting links for us to see stuff we may never have gone to see on our own. She also designs some really awesome digital kits and elements and is soo willing to share them with us.:) Thank you Barb!

    The next award would go to
  • SindiegoScraps
  • .(Marlene) I love going to her blog and reading about her day.Most of the time it is a day to day journal of what's going on in her life.She inspires all that come there and is sooo giving with her fantastic designs.She designs her kits and has a CT team that do Qp's and Brag Book pages with them and she puts them up for all to dwnld at their leisure for free.:)She also displays everyones layouts in slideshows. She takes the time to answer each and every one of her comments personally on her blog.It is like a family reunion in her comment section.LOL Thank you Marlene for all that you do for those of us in the scrapping community.:)

    I can't leave
  • ConnyB
  • out of this either.I have gone to her blog since I started doing digi scrapping.She has been a great friend to me.I am inspired by her every day.Right now she is in the process of moving and hasn't been able to blog cause she has no internet service.I miss her dearly!!Thank you Conny for being there for me.:)

    We all know
  • AmyW
  • .:) She is awesome and I would love to have one little speck of her energy.LOL It still amazes me how she can be soo creative and sharing with all that she has to do.She still tries to squeeze in a list of freebies for us all in the process.Thank you so much Amy for sharing your life and talents with us.:)

  • Michaele
  • is another one I love to go visit.She helps me soo much with the fantastic wordart she makes and gives away.:)I am soo bad at finding the right words to say.:) Michaele always has a fantastic gift for everyone before they leave.I love reading about her life and family.It seems to be getting rather busy lately.LOL

    Christy's Newest Dolls


    For those of you who have frequented my blog for a while.You already know that my DD sculps Polymer Clay dolls.(Christy's Creations ..link in side bar.) I have a few of them in the archives too. This is one of her most recent ones.I believe the story behind this one is that the man finds her in the mire and saves her.Thus..the muddy figurines.:) She is unconscious. Poor thing.:(



    Here is the backside of the figurines. Just had to show off DD's talent.When I can get her to let me have the pics of the few she did for coworkers recently....I will show them to you too.She made them to look like them.How cool! Except..one she made was Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean.Now that one is just way too cool.!!!She made it look soooo much like him with the pirate costume and all.:) It was a gift to one of her coworkers who had asked her to do one for her.:)

    If you have a minute..Christy (DD) would probably love to know what you think about this one.:) Thank you so much for your time.!

    Linda has done it again!! This time she did a color block challenge using my Doggy Kit. I love the way she used the preview paper as a background.How cool is that? Whoo hooo..another paper!:) I think she did an excellent job on this one too. Her pups are so cute all cuddled up together like that.How sweet!

    If you would like to see your Doggy Layouts (using my new Doggy Kit) displayed on my blog..just leave me a url or email me and send me your layout.:) gagirl002 at yahoo dot com.

    I bet Linda would love for you to leave a comment for her.You can do that right here if you would like.:)

    Thursday, April 17, 2008






    Aren't these adorable?:)
  • Sharon
  • (scrapcat4914) has allowed me to show her precious Foxy Bear on here for all of us to see. She just made the top one and let me see it this morning.I LOVE how she has used the chain over and over on the background.:) Wonderful work Sharon!! Thank you!
    It's sooo fun to see what you have come up with using the doggy kit.:) Please don't be shy..we wanna see more!!!





    Look what Linda made with the Doggy Kit!!! This is just too cute.:) She made a brag book page for a template challenge. Aren't those pups adorable?:) Thank you so much Linda for sending it to me. You did a fantastic job on it! I love what you have done.:)

    You may leave Linda and Sharon comments on here if you would like..I am sure they would LOVE to read what you think about their work.:)

    I would love to be able to show your pages with the Doggy Kit on here.Just leave me a url or email me and let me know.:) gagirl002 at yahoo dot com. Spelled out for obvious reasons.LOL Just be sure to put "vjscraproom" in the subject area so it won't end up in spam land.:)

    I'm taking a couple of days off from designing..but if you send me Doggy LO's I will put them on here.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    Valjs More Doggy Frames :)


    Here are a few frames with belts and tags etc. There are a couple more in the file .:) This is the last of my Doggy Kit. It was fun making it.:) Hope you enjoy using the kit and if you make layouts with it..I would love to see what you have done.:)

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

    Not much to tell this morning.Gotta get ready to go to my Dr's appt. I may take a couple of days off from here and just relax.Not sure..I'll let you know.:)

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

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

    Valjs Cloth Doggy Papers


    Here are the cloth textured Doggy Papers. Just thought some of you may like to add them to the kit. I didn't get a chance to work on the wrapped doggy frames yet.I have four done but wanted to do a couple more .Hopefully ...I will be able to work on that later today.I have to go get some groceries since DD is off and will take me. Tomorrow I have a Dr's appt. Just a regular check up so I can get my prescriptions refilled. It's been six months since my last visit.Can you believe that?Time sure has flown.:)

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

    Mrs.Miles (link in side bar) gave me an award on her blog ..how cool!! I will try to get that on here and add my choices for the next recipients...as soon as I can. Thanks Barb!! You are soo sweet!:)

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

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, April 14, 2008

    Fixed Links

    Well..I hope I got them all fixed now.My Baby Album and kit are in the October 2007 Archives.Let me know if you have any problems with them.:)

    I also corrected the link to my Stitched Block QP 2.I added the png files to it too.I didn't change the size that I used back then though. I have just recently started making my designs at 2400x2400. Back then they were 1200x1200. If you would still like to use it..it's on 3-9-07 ..in the archives.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Valjs Rectangle Doggy Frames


    Here are the Rectangle Doggy Frames for my new Doggy Kit. I didn't use these on the Doggy QPs but thought some of you may like to have them along with the Doggy Papers. I still have a couple more things for this kit...and then we are done.:) Cloth papers if anyone would like to have them..and some Doggy Frames with a wrapped belt and heart tag etc.I am still working on those.:) I have a couple of requests I need to work on too so I may just take a couple of days off of my blog when the Doggy Kit is done. We'll see.:)

    I wanted to ask you something. If you find a link in my archives that isn't working.Would you please let me know on blogger and not 4shared? That way I can know about it right away.I only go to the archives once in a while to check on the links and it is hard for me to find the kind of time needed to look at them all individually.KWIM...it's a jungle in there.LOL Anyway..you won't be hurting my feelings if you let me know a link isn't working.You are actually doing me a favor by letting me know.I want you to have ALL that there is to offer and be happy. It is my gift to you. I just realized that a couple of my baby album links are messed up and I will be working on correcting those. When you look at the dwnld page..it looks fine..then click on the dwnld and it takes you to a blank white page.That isn't what I had intended for it to do.:) Soo..I will be busy today trying to fix those for you.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me .You are more than welcome. I would love to see what you have done with your Doggy pages if you would like to share them with me.:)

    Here is the link for today's freebie:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, April 13, 2008

    Valjs Doggy Square Frames


    Here are the square Doggy Frames .I used some of these in the Doggy Qp's.If you haven't colllected my Doggy Album yet..be sure to scroll down.I have LO's and freebie Doggy QP's. Be sure to go into the archives too. There are eight Doggy QP's altogether.:)

    Just so you know and may want to take a peek.There is a Wedding Album and a Baby Album in the archives too.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the fantastic comments you have left for me.I really do get such enjoyment knowing that you like my stuff.:) You are soooo welcome.! Enjoy!

    DD and I went to the craft stores yesterday.First Hobby Lobby then to the Scrapbook Warehouse ...then to Michaels. The Scrapbook Warehouse is probably my favorite.You get fifty percent off of all their stuff.They take the price off at the register. They have sooo much stuff.The stickers come on huge rolls that you cut off where you want and there are at least fifty rolls of different stickers to enjoy. That doesn't count the ones they have all over the store. They have to have over a hundred die cuts...and just about any kind of paper you would like. It's fun to just go look and get some ideas. :) Then I came home...printed out some of the elements I wanted for my scrapbooks and cut them out.LOL I started doing my photos with the frames around them..digitally.Arrange them the way I want on the page and print them out on glossy photo paper.Then cut them out and paste them to my scrapbook page. I add the elements I want and... . it's really a lot easier to make a paper scrapbook page this way.:) Have any of you tried that yet? Let me know what you think.:) BTW..I do both paper and digital scrapbooking.I must admit I have more digital ones than the paper ones cause they are a lot faster.hehe

    Lets get to the freebie!

    Here it is:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, April 12, 2008

    Valjs Circular Doggy Frames


    Finally..we get to the frames.:) Here are the circular ones.You only get one dwnld today cause I just did make the preview...and I have to make the previews for the other sets. Hope you like them!

    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 slept in again this morning ..so will get right to it!

    Here's the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Friday, April 11, 2008

    Valjs Printed Doggy Bones and Tags

    Here are the printed Doggy Bones .I made these larger than the ones yesterday. (you live and learn) hehe.
    Here are the Doggy Tags.I put a couple on there with no wording so you can put what you wanted to on them. Hope you like them.:)

    Thank you ALL once again for the wonderful comments you have left for me.There sure are a lot of us Doggy lovers out there.:) Soo glad you like these and can use them. You are most welcome.:) Enjoy!

    I mostly did laundry and a little cleaning around the house yesterday. Today I have an errand to run for my Mom. Other than that..probably more cleaning.It is taking me a while cause the weather has been making my ankle hurt and that combined with my back...well..you can imagine how far behind in housework I am.:) As my Daddy always said when he was with us..."This too shall pass".:) Not much else to tell. Sometimes no news is good news..right?:)

    If you would like to use these...(there are two dwnlds)...

    Here are the links:

    Printed Bones:
  • dwnldlink


  • Doggy Tags:
  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, April 10, 2008

    Valjs Doggy Bones and Paws

    Here are some of the bones I have used in the Qp's. I have some that are made from the Doggy Printed Papers and they will be offered soon too. A couple of these have the light hitting them from a different angle. Just wanted you to be aware of that.:) If you need it to be different..just rotate the bone and it should do fine for you.:)



    Here are some of the Doggy Paws I used in the QP's. I used the Leather Doggy papers in a couple of these.:) Hope you like them. If you need them to be bigger...just duplicate one of them..make it bigger and fill it with one of the leather papers..then go to your "button" options and click on the one you like best. I usually play around until I find the one that I like. :)

    Thank you ALL so much for the fantastic comments you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.:) You are most welcome! I hope you enjoy using this kit as much as I did.:)

    Let's see....I went to the Dentist yesterday.He was able to fix my tooth and I found out that what I thought was a cavity is just a tartar build up.:) Good news !! He also was able to fill in the tops of my two middle bottom teeth.They had worn down some. I must say I envy those of you who have dental insurance and can afford to go to a better Dentist than I go to. Dh and I weren't that happy with the results and it cost us $550.00.We had to save up for it too.Now we have to save some more so I can go get more done. Hope the Dentist improves his skills before I get back there.LOL I would go to my Mom's Dentist..who is really good.(He does all that fancy dental work you see being done on extreme makeovers etc.) but he also is very expensive.:) Oh well..at least my tooth was saved!!:)

    There are two dwnlds for today...so be sure to get them both!

    Bones:
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  • Wednesday, April 09, 2008

    Valjs Doggy Elements 1&2

    Here is the first set of elements for my Doggy Kit. It has two leather side panels ..a doggy bone frame...and a doggy bowl with food in it. You will have two dwnlds this morning to get all of the elements on todays post.

    Here is the second set of elements.It has doggy belts and chains.The Doggy Collar with Heart..a heart with a chain link on it so you can attach it to the chain if you would like.:)
    Thank you ALL again sooo much for the wonderful comments you have left for me on this Doggy Kit.I am sooo glad you like it.You are most welcome!:)
    I have a Dentist appt. today. I really dislike (hate) going to the Dentist.:) I am fifty four and still have my own teeth...the ones that haven't been pulled already that is...hehe ...but they are getting old too and not liking me much these days. :( Bummers! Hope he is able to fix the tooth I am going in for..it is a front tooth(bottom). Part of it broke off the other day when I was using a toothpick.I thought I had a popcorn kernel stuck in between my teeth and it was actually a crack in the tooth.Well..now that crack is gone and a part of the tooth too. See..I told you they were getting old.LOL I will let you know tomorrow what I find out today.:)
    I made two dwnlds for these..cause it was a huge file with them all in the same folder.
    Be sure to check back..I still have frames and tags etc.
    If you would like to use these...
    Here are the links:
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    Tuesday, April 08, 2008

    Valjs Leather Doggy Papers


    Here are the leather papers for my new Doggy Kit. Click on preview for a closer look.:) Hope you like them.! I hope to have some of the elements for you tomorrow so you can start some of your pages using your own designs. I would love to see what you do with them.:) It will probably take the rest of this week to collect all of the stuff I have for this kit...frames..doggy tags..bones...paw prints..collars...etc. Yes..the bowl of food is included.LOL

    If you would like to see some of the layouts that have been used using the Doggy QP's ...here are the links to their blogs.

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  • has two slide shows using my pages...one with her sweet doggy Brandi and the other using a few of my Qps that she liked.They are on her side bar.She also has some cute doggy QPs and is giving away lots of floral QPs using photos of some gorgeous flowers.:)

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  • has one of my QPs on her blog with her doggy Foxy Bear.How cute! Be sure to read the article called Sneeze..smart group of graduates there.:)

    Don't forget to say hi and leave a comment for both of them.:)


    Thank you ALL so much for the fantastic comments you have left for me.I really do appreciate your taking the time to do that.Makes my day! You are most welcome.:) Enjoy!

    Not much going on around here this week.Just more of the same..ice on the back..laying down to rest it etc.:) I may not have been able to do much scrapping..but I do have a Tivo and have recorded the scrapbook shows and I have been watching those.:) Scrapbook Memories is a really good one.I like the segment where they show you digital scrapping tips using Photo Shop.I don't use Photo Shop much but can get an idea of what to do with Photo Impact11 even from watching them.:) I will learn my PSE4 one of these days.:)

    If you would like to use these....

    Here is the link:
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  • Monday, April 07, 2008

    Valjs Printed Doggy Papers


    Here are the printed Doggy Papers from my new Doggy Kit. There are only seven..cause that is all I made of the printed ones.LOL I will have the leather ones for you tomorrow if all goes well.Hope you like them.:)

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

    I don't think ranting and raving over this issue helps..so I am imploring you to read this and please consider it carefully.
    Okay..I hate to have to mention this..but...I am finding my pages are being uploaded to 4shared in someone elses account and scrappers are going there instead of here for their dwnlds. I know my pages are free and all that..but it cuts way down on the dwnlds on my blog. I like to see the dwnld count on my 4shared so I can tell how many scrappers like what I have done.It gives me an idea of what they would like for me to make. If I get less dwnlds..I may think you don't care for that design..so I will stop doing it. They are also hotlinking to my pages.I kinda expected that would happen..cause some people get a thrill out of doing something they know isn't right. I just would like to let those people know that they are hurting their fellow scrappers when they do this...because sooo many of the designers I loved getting freebies from have quit offering freebies because of them...and people like them. You in turn hurt yourself too.You don't get the freebies either. Please consider the consequences you will get when you do this and make the right choice to do it the right way..send your friends to the designers blogs to get their own copies. Can't we ALL just get along??? Thank you!:)
    Here is a copy of my terms of use..for those of you who may not have read it.

    Please..Do not put my pages in a folder and upload them to a download site or put a link to the download site on your web page. Send people to my blog to get the files themselves.These pages are for the visitors to my blog.
    The elements and pages are my design (unless otherwise specified by ME) and I claim all rights to them.
    Do not claim them as your own....do not add or take away from them and claim them as your own.
    Visit my blog for the download links to more designs by me.
    http://vjscraproom.blogspot.com

    I am late getting this on here this morning.:( I am having some issues with my back again. Bummers....so I slept in this morning to let it rest some.It seems to have helped a little.Yay!I pretty much was forced to take it easy yesterday...so not much to tell you today.:)

    Here is the link to the papers:

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  • Sunday, April 06, 2008

    Valjs Doggy QP 8


    This is the last QP for my Doggy Kit. I made the background paper out of the collar with heart frame and the same paw print that is in the side panel on this page.Hope you have enjoyed these pages.:) I will start offering the kit tomorrow.It will be given out over the course of a few days ...so be sure to stop back by.:) I really love the album I have made using my doggy Freedoms pics. If you coordinate the pages..it really looks great.I used this one and the other lighter one together and it worked out really well.:) If you would like to see the layouts I have made..scroll down to the last few posts.

    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!

    Dh is off again today. We haven't made any plans to go anywhere..so he will most likely be making something in his wood shop.:) I'm just gonna play it by ear and see what happens.:)

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

    Here is the link:
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  • Saturday, April 05, 2008

    Valjs Doggy QP 7

    Okay..I just couldn't leave it at seven.LOL I made another QP to round it off to eight. This layout is of my doggy Freedom and my youngest son in 1999. Freedom was playing with a piece of ice.:) If you look at the background closely..you will recognize the doggy collar with the heart tag.:) Click on preview for a closer look.



    Here is the seventh QP I made using my new Doggy Kit that I will be offering next week.If all goes well..I will start offering parts to this kit on Monday Morning. Hope you like it.!

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

    We had storms come through again yesterday. I haven't checked the news yet to see if there was any damage done in our area.(Georgia) It sure was a wild one from what I hear.My DS and family came over again to spend the evening and stay safe.(We have a basement) :) Most of the bad part of the storm hit around supper time. Did any of you get hit by the storms?

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

    Here is the link:

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  • Friday, April 04, 2008

    Valjs Doggy QP 6


    Here is the sixth QP I have made from my new Doggy Kit that I will be offering next week. If you would like to see the layout I did of my dog,Freedom..using this one..scroll down some.:) I mentioned in the description of this layout ...that when I come home and walk in the door..I say"Hey pooch..where ya been?" She gets soo excited that I am back home.LOL I used the doggy food background in this one too.Hope you like it.:)

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

    I spent yesterday cleaning my closet out again and organizing it. Seems that is the place that we put all kinds of stuff we don't know what else to do with. hehe It's a small walk-in and It was getting difficult to walk in it.LOL It looks great now.:) I still have junk mail and papers I need to go through.I spent part of the day yesterday doing that too...so there really isn't much else to tell you. Guess I will get right to the freebie.:)

    Here it is:
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  • Thursday, April 03, 2008

    Valjs Doggy QP 5


    Here is the fifth QP I made using my new Doggy Kit I will be offering next week. If you would like to see my doggy Freedom in a layout with it...scroll down a few posts.:) 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!

    I slept in this morning so I will get right to the freebie.:)

    Here it is:
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  • Wednesday, April 02, 2008

    Valjs Doggy QP 4


    Here is the fourth Doggy QP from my Doggy Kit I will be offering next week.Hope you like it.I Love the layout I made of my Doggy Freedom using this one.If you would like to see it..scroll down a few posts.:)

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

    DD was off yesterday and we did a couple of errands and went to Tuesday Morning's store to look around.It was their monthly sale day.First Tuesday of the month. I saw a lot of things I would love to have..but didn't want to spend the money on.LOL Seems others are thinking that these days too. :) Later in the afternoon my youngest DS and his family came over and spent the evening with us. It was really nice. I love it when family get together.:)

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

    Here is the link:
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  • Tuesday, April 01, 2008

    Valjs Doggy QP 3

    Here's the third QP I made using my new Doggy Kit.Hope you like it.:) If you would like to see my Doggy ...Freedom in this page..scroll down a little.I have seven layouts from my Doggy Kit with her in them.:)

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

    I am feeling a little better this morning.I still have a cough ..but that is expected..right?:) Thank you all so much for your well wishes.How sweet!:)

    I don't have much planned today.Just cleaning the house back up since I was so sick. It's not horrible ..yet...but needs some work done.:) I won't bore you with the details.hehe

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

    Here is the link:

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