Saturday, May 31, 2008

Valjs Retro Circle Tags-Part 1


Here are some Retro circle tags I made to go with my new Retro Kit. These are the green and blue ones.Tomorrow you will get the red and yellow ones..then Monday you will get the black and white ones..etc. I put them on one of the Retro papers from the kit..just so you could see what they will look like on the pages.:) Hope you like them and can find a use for them.:)

Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left me for yesterday's QP.It was different...but I think it will be fun for the kids.:)

I am still feeling the effects from my fall in the desk chair. I think my back went whacky when it happened and I may need to see my Chiropractor soon.Bummers! I was hoping to be completely mended by now.:) Oh well..he must need the money.LOL

Here is the link:
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  • Friday, May 30, 2008

    Valjs Checked QP 5-27-08


    Anybody want a colorful QP?LOL I made this the other day when I had a few minutes to play.I wanted to get away from the retro kit for a few minutes.I had made several checked papers in assorted colors and really love the way they turned out. Be sure to click on the preview for a closer look.:)

    No..I am not done with the Retro kit yet.hehe..but I didn't have time to work on it yesterday and today my Mom is coming over to spend the day with me..so I brought this one out ahead of time for you.Hope you like it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me on the Retro kit..I am soo glad you like it and I hope you have lots of fun using it.:) You are most welcome!

    Not much more to tell you today. I think I pretty much bared my soul yesterday in the "tagged" blog.:) Have a wonderful weekend!

    Here's the link:
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  • Thursday, May 29, 2008

    I have been tagged 4 times.LOL

    I have been tagged by several of my friends.Guess they want to know a little more about me.:)
    Barb(Mrs.Miles)
    Jen (Angel)
    Michaele (jburkhart)
    Marlene (sindiego)
    Their links are in my sidebar.:)

    I am suppose to list seven things about myself.Some funny etc. I have been trying to come up with something interesting that maybe you don't know.I have told you most everything there is about myself except these few things. So here goes.LOL

    This will be different than what you are use to..but this is the real me.:)

    1)I have been a born again believer in Christ Jesus since I was eight years old.I am 54 now and love him more than I ever thought possible.
    2)I have been healed several times throughout my life..INSTANTLY..So ..YES..I believe in divine healing. I also believe it is God that shows us mercy and he is the potter and we are the clay.So ..he chooses if and when he will heal us.I broke my ankle ..very badly twenty years ago.God has healed me of several things in the mean time..but not this...YET!:)The apostle Paul prayed three times for the messenger of satan to be taken away from him..but God told him.."My Grace is sufficient for thee". Later Apostle Paul writes...2 Corinthians 12:10
    Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
    God uses the weak to confound the wise.:)
    I also believe..Romans 8:28
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
    3.I believe in a close relationship with the Lord.I believe if you draw to God...he draws to you.I like to say he "runs" to you.He is anxious to show you of himself..but wants you to diligently (characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort : painstaking) seek him.In other words..undivided attention.

    Hebrews 11:6
    But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must , believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently(characterized by steady, earnest, and energetic effort : painstaking) seek him.

    4)I believe Christ is going to return to take his children (believers) home to be with him.From the looks of the way this world is going..that may not be a long time from now.:) Matthew 24.

    5.I am overweight..limp..have back problems..need my teeth fixed..going gray more than brown now...wrinkled... my eyes are going bad..and I believe the Lord is going to use my DH and I tremendously some day.:)

    Romans 6:13
    Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

    I look at it this way.God wants us to yield ourselves to him..so he can use us.
    Does an instrument play itself? NO..the master of that instrument..picks it up..polishes it...and tunes it perfectly..before he plays it.When he is the one who made the instrument and knows each and every detail that went into designing it..who else is better to play that instrument than he is.? The instrument sits on a shelf until the master decides to use it again.It doesn't mean he doesn't like that instrument..or he doesn't want that instrument..it means he isn't ready to play it again...yet.:)So ..if you are in a dry time..be patient and wait on the Lord.

    Isaiah 40:31
    But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

    6.) If you get me talking about the Lord..I may not quit.LOL

    7.) I have always wanted to be able to give to others and was not financially able... so that is why I LOVE giving my freebies away.:)

    I am going to tag everyone in my sidebar.:)

    This is one of my very favorite songs..hope you like it.:)

    Valjs Retro Bracket Elements 2


    Here is the second part to the Bracket Elements from my new Retro Kit. Hope you are enjoying these.:) Scroll down and go into the archives too for the links to the Qp's...brag book pages...and the rest of the kit. There are several layouts I made using this kit. I would love to see what you have done with it..so please leave me a link to your pages.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments and well wishes.:) You are so sweet!! You are most welcome and I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I have.:)

    Today is my DIL's sister's Bday. We will be going to DS's house tonight for cake and ice cream and help to celebrate her becoming another year older.Where does time go?? I blink and now I have wrinkles and my kids are older than I was when I had them.LOL

    I wanted to leave a link to a blog I really love so far.I discovered it for the first time yesterday evening...and spent the rest of the time before bedtime thoroughly enjoying myself.:) I say so far cause I had to go to bed before I was able to look at it all.LOL She has so many things to look at and free dwnlds for tags to mason jars,wrappers for candy and candles etc..Old movie clips of some of my favorite movies..I love old movies.:) Recipes...and links to recipe books you can dwnld...she has how to's for designing beads and Christmas ornaments etc. If you are interested in those..here is the link to her blog.
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  • Here are the links to the Bracket pages pt 2:

    Retro Bracket Elements 2 png:
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  • Retro Bracket Elements 2 psd:
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  • Wednesday, May 28, 2008

    Valjs Retro Bracket Elements

    Here is part one of the Retro Bracket Elements I made using my new Retro kit.I really love the way you can use these as frames for your photos.(scroll down to look at some layouts I did using some of these). They can be used as frames or journal boxes...whatever you can figure out.LOL I am doing this in two parts cause the files were really big for all of them at once.I also did them in separate png and psd folders for the same reason.:) Be sure to come back tomorrow to get part two.:)Oh...the preview shows all of them but you will only be getting half of them today.!! Don't ask me which ones.LOL

    I hate to have to mention this again but someone had copied my frame with the satin flower clusters I made back in February.(the pretty green page) and put it on a page they made and are giving it away on 4shared. It's a really pretty page but a little credit for my part in it would have been nice.:) They also gave away my burgandy satin flower. Please send scrappers here to get them for themselves. ..and please..if you use my items and want to give pages away for free...at least get my permission to do so and if I say it is okay to do that....give me the proper credit for my designs. Please read the terms of use.They say..for PERSONAL use. I don't mind you making your own pages with my designs and putting them in galleries etc..but give me credit for my part please.:) Thanks! I know it is just a few that can't seem to follow the rules...so if this doesn't apply to you...sorry you had to read it again.LOL

    I am feeling a lot better in the mouth area where my tooth went through my lip.It's healing quite nicely...but I think my back is protesting from the fall.My hips and shoulder don't like me much.:) Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments and well wishes.How sweet!:)

    Here's the links:

    Retro Brackets 1 png:
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  • Retro Brackets 1 psd:
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  • Monday, May 26, 2008

    Family Layouts using Retro Kit

    This is my Niece Nicole.I think she is soo pretty.:) She is studying to be a Dental Assistant...technician. :) Not in this layout though.hehe. I just placed her pics on top of the new Bracket pages that I resized to look like frames.

    This is Nicole with Destiny..my youngest Granddaughter. Nicole made this scrumptious Strawberry cake for Mother's day.It was about four layers tall.:)

    This is Nicole with her Mom (my sister). This photo turned out so well with the two of them..I just had to make a layout using it.


    This is my sister and her family. I can't remember who took this pic but it wasn't done with my camera.It was such a good photo of them though...so I wanted to do another layout using my new Retro Kit and the new Bracket Pages..frames..whatever you call them.LOL
    I am still a little sore and haven't been spending as much time on the puter as I normally would when designing. I will try to be back on Wed with the new Retro Bracket pages. I would love to know what you think of these layouts. Some of you may think they are too busy..but I really like them.:)
    Thank you ALL so much for your well wishes. The swelling has gone down in my lips and the cut is healing really well.I kept ice packs and neosporin on them and they are doing great.I have been rinsing my mouth out with warm salt water and making sure my teeth are brushed.(not an easy thing to do with the inside of my mouth torn up):) It still hurts a little when the inside lip rubs against my teeth. My shoulder is still pretty sore. No one can touch it without me hollering out...to be careful.LOL My son hugged me good bye tonight and I had to remind him about it.:) But most of the damage to me was done on the inside...so I don't look that bad today.:)
    See ya Wednesday if all goes well.:)
    Hugs,
    Valinda


    Sunday, May 25, 2008

    About Office (desk) Chairs :)

    I had an experience yesterday morning that I could have done without.:) I stretched and leaned back in my office chair and it toppled backwards with me. My shoulder hit Jim's (DH's) desk corner..behind me and I slid on down to the floor.In the process of trying to grab anything to help soften my fall..I grabbed the slideout drawer that my keyboard and mouse sit on (it was the nearest thing to grab) and it came on out the whole way and hit me in the mouth.Bummers! My tooth went through my top lip and my bottom tooth almost went through the bottom lip.Needless to say I am rather sore this morning and I have a swollen mouth.Christy said it looks like I have had a stroke on that side of my mouth.It is swollen even more this morning and my back and neck muscles are sore.So..I am gonna relax and heal for a couple of days.:)

    Jim and I went out to find a new desk chair for me and we found out that I am not the only one that has had the desk chairs topple backwards on them.So I want to WARN YOU ...PLEASE be aware that this can happen.It's no fun and if you are alone in the house you could have a real problem if it happens to you.

    I am not looking for sympathy..but will take it if given.LOL I just want you to be safe.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Saturday, May 24, 2008

    Valjs Retro BB 4

    I wanted to show you a preview of one of the bracket album pages I am working on. You can place your photo right on the front of these.I haven't made any cut outs for the pics.You can use the frames from the kit too if you want. That way you can do what you would like.If you are interested in them..let me know.:)


    Here's the fourth BB page I made using my new Retro Kit.Hope you like this one too.:)


    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 plan to do some more scrapping today.Not sure if it will be digital or hybrid..but I wanna play.LOL If all goes well..I will try to have some elements for the Retro Kit in the next couple of days. How about some of the flowers and stars I used on the papers? Maybe some brads like the ones on these BB pages? Any suggestions? Are tags still in?LOL
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Here's the link:

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  • Friday, May 23, 2008

    Valjs Retro BB 3

    Here is the third brag book page I made using my new Retro Kit. Hope you like it too.:)

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

    Mom and I had a really great time yesterday.We went to IHOP for breakfast..then to some thrift stores and Big Lots. We ran out of speed around two o'clock or so.:) Plus we wanted to beat the afternoon traffic coming out of Atlanta.I didn't buy very much this time. Mom got some really nice things for her house.:) I got a couple of scrapbook elements from Big Lots.They were half price and I couldn't resist.LOL Mom brought me back home and I took a short nap and then it was time to think about supper. I made meatloaf and mac and cheese with green beans and corn.Not a hard meal to make.I was too tired to fuss much.:)

    Christy (DD) saved a little kitten day before yesterday.Someone had dropped off some stray kittens at the office.Those of you who have been visiting my blog regularly know that she is a Veterinary Assistant. She loves her job.:)
    She and another employee were in the office early ..before the Doctors were there.The kitten was lethargic and leaning it's head over the litter box.Christy took it's temp and said it was really low.So she got a heating pad with blankets and warmed the kitten up and took a blood sample to check for the sugar count.Said it didn't even register so she did what she had seen the Doctors do and gave it some medicine or whatever it is they give them and by the time the Doctor got there the kitten had eaten on it's own and was sleeping in a cage with it's little brother.:) The Doctor said she did everything perfectly.:) Cool huh? I am soo proud of her.!!

    Here is the link:
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  • Wednesday, May 21, 2008

    No Freebie in the Morning.:)

    Hi ...just wanted to let you know I won't be posting a freebie in the morning.I made plans to go to breakfast and spend the day with my Mom.:) See ya Friday!!

    If you are new to my blog..please be sure to check out the archives.There is plenty to choose from.:)

    Morning Sharon!! :)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Thunderstorm Last Night

    I got some really cool pics of this thunderstorm yesterday evening.It started rolling in right at supper time. I got a call from my DIL who said they were on the way to our house cause there were tornado warnings. This pic was taken from our front porch.I love the way we can see over the trees and watch storms go bye.:)

    Here comes the rain...and some small hail too.:) Sirens were going off all over town. There were even reports of at least one tornado that I know of touching ground...and it showed trees that were clipped off and nothing but the lower part of their trunks sticking up in the air.

    This was sooo cool !!! When the storm was passing DS and family were getting into their van to go back home and they said..."Look..a rainbow" !! I call this pic..God's reminder.:) He is reminding us of his promise to never flood the earth again.:) It was an awesome show.:)

    Valjs Retro BB 2


    Here is the second BB page I did using my new Retro Kit. I really like the way this one turned out.:) Hope you do too.

    Thank you ALL once again 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 shopping with Christy (DD) We went to lunch at Sonny's BBQ and then headed to the thrift stores and Big Lots. I got a couple more 8x8 scrapbook albums for four dollars a piece.Can't have too many of those now can we?LOL This was a different Big Lots than we usually go to.The one closest to us was really low on scrap supplies and this one had a whole lot more...so I am glad we went a little further.Plus most of the thrift stores are all in that same area. We actually saved gas by going a little further.:)

    Gonna post what else we did in the next post...so here is your freebie BB page...

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  • Tuesday, May 20, 2008

    Christy Making Angelina Jolie Doll Head pt 1

    Christy Making Angelina Jolie Head pt 2

    Valjs Retro BB 1


    Here is the first Brag Book Page for my new Retro Kit. I have already used the four I have made and they are sitting nicely in my little Brag Book. Hope you will like them as much as I do.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the fantastic comments you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.Really I do.:) You are most welcome.I hope you enjoy using this kit and I would love to see what you have done with it.Please feel free to leave a link for your pages so I can take a peek.:) Thanks!!

    Today is DD's day off. We didn't get a chance to go anywhere last week on her day off cause DS took me out for Mother's Day. She will most likely be ready to do some shopping. :) Not much more to tell right now so I will get right to the freebie. :)

    Here it is:

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  • Monday, May 19, 2008

    Valjs Retro QP 4


    This is the last of the QP's I have for my Retro Kit...but I do have about four Brag Book pages if you are interested in having them.:) I will put the first of those on here tomorrow if all goes well.:) One of you ...so sorry I can't remember who right this minute...mentioned some fourty five records that Mrs. Miles had given away on her blog a little while back.Those would look cool with this kit.:) Thank you so much for the info!!:) Also..I was looking through my elements the other day and I have a set of cool sunglasses she offered last year too. :) Wonder if we could get her to bring them back for us?LOL The link to her blog is in my sidebar. Maybe we could bug her???hehe You can tell her I sent you.LOL

    Thank you ALL soo much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I am sooo glad you are enjoying this kit. You are most welcome!!:)

    Dh worked on my scrapbook cabinet some yesterday and I cleaned house and played with my scrapbooking stuff. My eyes are starting to bug me again..so I need to back off of the puter a little and let them rest some. Soo glad I have those BB pages made already.:) Not much more to tell right now..so will get right to the freebie.

    Here it is:
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  • Sunday, May 18, 2008

    Valjs Round Retro Frames


    Here are the round frames for my new Retro Kit. There are three dwnlds for these. Two psd and one png just like yesterday's square ones. YOU MUST DWNLD BOTH PSD FILES TO GET ALL OF THE FRAMES. Not yelling..just making sure you know to get both.hehe The psd files are larger than the png file so I split them up for you to make it easier to dwnld.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for leaving me such wonderful comments. I am so glad you are enjoying this kit. You are most welcome.:)

    Dh was able to take yesterday and today off.Yay! A whole weekend to do what he wants. Well..what I want too.LOL. First we went to breakfast at Golden Corral.Then went to Lowes to get the wood he needed for my scrapbook cabinet.Then we went to Walmart to get my prescriptions refilled and ink for my printer.Then we went grocery shopping and brought everything back home and he helped me put it away and then he did a few things around the house.Put up a shelf for me.He drained and refilled the pond out front and cut the ivy back and cleaned up that area.It looks soo good now.:) All I had asked him to do was drain the small pond so the mosquitoes wouldn't hatch in the standing water.Next thing I know he had it drained..refilled and the whole area cleaned up and water running again in the stream.How cool!!Then we took our old mower..that the self propeller broke on.. to my son. He is young and can push it.hehe Plus he has a smaller yard.:) Then we went to El Nopal Mexican Restaurant for supper with DS and family.Finally came back to the house and spent the rest of the evening on the puters. That is when I finally made these frames.LOL Whew! I hope we just relax today.:)

    Here are the dwnlds...be sure to get BOTH psd files..

    Round Retro Frames psd 1:
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  • Round Retro Frames psd 2:
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  • Round Retro Frames png :
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  • Saturday, May 17, 2008

    Valjs Retro QP 3


    Here's the third Qp I made using my new Retro Kit. I was able to make the circular frames yesterday but not the preview..so I will have those for you tomorrow.:) Hope you like this QP too.:) I love it cause it has three frames and I have three grand daughters and can put them all on the same page....plus..I think it's cute.LOL

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

    Dh is gonna try to take a personal day today and hopefully get the weekend off.He wants to go to breakfast..get more wood for my scrapbook cabinet and I need yellow ink for my printer. I discovered a Christmas Album on my HD I had done for my MIL a couple of Christmas's ago and I haven't printed them out for myself..so I started printing them out and ran out of yellow ink.Bummers! That pretty much stopped me short.LOL Anyway..I need to hurry this morning ..so will get right to the freebie.:)

    Here it is:
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  • Friday, May 16, 2008

    Valjs Square Retro Frames


    Here are the square frames for my new Retro Kit. There will be three dwnlds for them.Two for the .psd files and one for .png. I made them a good size so those of you who use 12"x12" pages shouldn't have a problem with them. Let me know if you do.:) You will need to get both .psd dwnlds to get all of the frames.!!

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

    It rained a lot yesterday but didn't get too rough where we live.:) I worked on my hybrid scrapbook pages. My ankles were giving me a fit cause of the weather ...so I just took it easy and played some.:) I made five pages of DH building my scrapbook cabinet.:) I actually had the pages ready for the pics etc. I make pages ahead of time...tear the pages..lay them out the way I want..add ribbons or bows and slide them into the scrapbook awaiting the perfect pics for them.Do any of you do that too?:) I also made these frames and if all goes well and the weather permits me to use my puter..I will have the circular ones soon..if I can't get to that today..I still have a couple of Qp's and a few Brag Book Pages done with this kit.:)

    Here are the links and again..be sure to get both psd's. :)

    Square Retro Frames 1 psd :
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  • Square Retro Frames 2 psd :
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  • Square Retro Frames png :
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  • Thursday, May 15, 2008

    Valjs Retro QP 2


    Here is the second QP I made using my new Retro Kit. Hope you like it.:) I made square frames yesterday to go with the kit and when I got them all in the folder this morning..the file was too large for them all. So today I will separate them and maybe tomorrow you will have a choice of png or psd. I say maybe..cause sometimes I don't get the time to work on designing much.:)

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

    My youngest son and DIL came over yesterday afternoon and brought steaks (Ribeyes) for the grill for all of us...cept DIL ..she wanted grilled Salmon.:) They also brought salad and corn on the cob.I made baked potatoes. Dh grilled the corn and it was delicious. He also makes the best steaks I have ever eaten.I told him I would rather have his grilled steaks than any you can find in the restaurants.:) I am not lying.!!mmmmm.:) Needless to say..I over ate a little.LOL I think we all did.hehe

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

    Here is the link:
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  • Wednesday, May 14, 2008

    Valjs Retro QP 1


    Here is the first Qp from my new Retro Kit. :) If you would like to see my oldest granddaughter in this layout..scroll down a few posts.:) Hope you like it!

    Thank you ALL sooo much for the wonderful comments you leave for me.I am soo glad you are liking this kit. You are most welcome!!:)

    I plan to make frames and other elements for this kit today..if all goes well. It's been a busy week and I haven't found a lot of time on my hands lately..but I will try to at least have some frames for you so you can play with this kit a little.:) I would love to see any layouts you have done using this kit..so please leave me a link if you will. Thanks!!

    Here is the link:
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  • Tuesday, May 13, 2008

    Valjs Solid Colors-Retro....No texture


    These look sooo much like yesterdays.LOL They are the same papers but no texture was added to them.:) Hope you like them.!

    Thank you ALL again for the wonderful comments you have left for me. I am soo glad you are liking this Retro Kit. You are most welcome.Enjoy!!

    Not a whole lot to tell today.I spent most of yesterday cleaning and doing laundry...etc. Today my oldest son is taking me out to lunch for Mother's Day.:) He had to work Sunday and Monday.That's pretty much all there is to tell right now...so I will get right to the freebie.:)

    Here it is :

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  • Monday, May 12, 2008

    Valjs Cloth Papers -Retro


    Here are the cloth textured papers for my new Retro Kit. For a closer look...click on the preview.They are just slightly textured. I used the yellow one in the bottom left corner of one of my layouts a couple of posts back. The one that says "Expressions". Tomorrow you will get the plain ones..no texture and then we start on the Quick Pages after that. Hope you are liking this kit. I would love to see what you have done with it so far.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day too.:) How did you spend your day? Did you get spoiled? Dh cleaned the carpets for me.I don't know of anything that would have made me happier.LOL We have light blue-gray carpet.What ever made me choose that I don't know. Georgia red clay and light blue-gray carpet don't mix well.:) The house actually took on a shine that had been missing for a while.:) We bought our own shampooer cause it has to be done regularly. It has been a fantastic investment.

    Oh! Christy sold one of her dolls!!! Cool!!:) It was the Mermaid that is on the rock smiling. She is so happy it sold.:)

    Here's the link:
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  • Saturday, May 10, 2008

    Valjs Mother's Day QP & Square Paper-Retro


    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! :) Here is my Mother's Day QP. I did this last night so you would have one this weekend from me.:) Hope you like it.!!



    Here is the last patterned paper for my Retro kit. I will be taking tomorrow off of my blog ..so I thought I would put both QP's on today's post. :)

    We are having our family get together tonight for all our Mother's. My sister and her Dh usually go to his Mom's on Mother's Day... so this will be a chance for us to get together and celebrate being Mom's. :) We are meeting at my Mom's house for dinner then going to play a new game my sister said is a lot of fun.I will have to tell you what it is later..cause I forgot the name of it.:) I truly hope you ALL have a wonderful weekend with family and friends. :)

    Here are the links:

    Mother's Day:
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  • Square Retro:
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  • Friday, May 09, 2008

    We've been RAKed !! How Sweet!!:)


    Aren't these sooo COOL???
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  • (Mrs Miles) has so kindly added a grunge overlay to my striped paper from yesterday and made us a solid one with grunge too.How sweet is that?!!!! I LOVE them!!:) Please be sure to visit her blog and let her know how Thankful we are.:) She has several grunge overlays to show you and a fantastic freebie.I am not gonna tell you what it is..you have to go see.:) Be sure to read her blog..she has sooo many interesting things on there.:)
    THANK YOU SO MUCH BARB..YOU ARE A SWEETY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Be sure to scroll down and get the Circle Retro Paper too!!:)
    Here is the link to the Grunge Papers :

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  • Valjs Circle Paper -Retro


    Here's the circle paper from my new Retro Kit. Hope you like it.:) We have one more patterened paper left and then the solids. :) I may work on some more of the Qp's and Brag Book pages today if I get the time.Other than that..not much going on at the home front.:) My Youngest DS and family came over yesterday afternoon and stayed until around ten p.m. It was a real nice visit. Forgot to get my camera out to take more pics.Bummers! I'd carry my new one around my neck if the weight didn't cause me to be humpbacked.LOL

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

    Here is the link:
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  • Thursday, May 08, 2008

    Valjs Striped Paper 5-4-08


    Here is the Striped paper for my new Retro kit. Hope you like it! Now you have four papers to play with. I will work on the frames etc soon.I spent some of yesterday making a couple of brag book pages.I thought they turned out really cute. They look a lot like the QP's though.LOL I couldn't wait to get them into my new brag book album I got about two months ago.hehe You wouldn't believe me if I told you I had things for scrapping that have never been taken out of the package.Still has the plastic cover on them.:) How many of you are hoarders?LOL

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me. I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that.I know I say it everyday..but maybe it will sink in then...cause I really do love to read what you think about what I am offering. Sometimes I can tell by the amount of dwnlds.That is a dead give away...hehe...but the comments keep me going.:)

    Here is the link:

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  • Wednesday, May 07, 2008

    Christy put ears on her doll head!!:)

    Here is the second video of Christy (DD) making her Polymer Clay doll head.This time she put the ears on her. If you haven't seen the first one..scroll down a couple of posts.The link is there.:)

    I love her editing.Her personality comes out and she can be soo funny.:)

    Please leave a comment for her..either here or there.She would love it!:)

  • Christy's Video


  • Hugs,
    Valinda

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    Valjs Playful Paper 5-4-08 -Retro


    Here is the third paper from my Retro kit. I really like this one too. It's used in a couple of the layouts I did in my last post. Hope you like it!
    Thank you ALL soooo much for the fantastic comments you have left for me.I sure do appreciate your taking the time to do that.You are most welcome.!! Enjoy.:)
    Dh is off again today.He will most likely work some more on my scrapbook cabinet. It's coming along nicely.He is on the part that will take a while. (drawers etc.) Hope I still love paper scrapping when he gets done.LOL Not much more to tell today...so will get right to the freebie.
    Here it is:

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  • Tuesday, May 06, 2008

    A couple of LO's with Retro Kit

    This is Carrie..my oldest Grand daughter. The pic was taken on her thirteenth Birthday.March 18. I recolorized her over shirt thingy.( I can't remember what you call them) :) It was bright pink and didn't go with these colors so well.LOL

    This is my DIL's sister Melisa. She dressed up as a teenager for Carrie's thirteenth Bday.She was soo cute.She's in her twenties..but you would never know it from the pics.Hehe!!






    I just had to show you a couple of layouts I did using my new Retro Kit. I LOVE the way they turned out. These are of my Grand daughters..Carrie,Lexie and Destiny. Pics were taken at Carrie's thirteenth Bday March 18th this year.

    If you like these..scroll down and start collecting the kit!!:) Actually..I made Qp's for you using these..but it may be next week before I get them up here.:) If you notice..there is only one kind of element on these pages..the frames. They practically decorate themselves.:) Okay..you need a title..but there ya go.!hehe

    If you would like to leave a comment..I would love to read it.!! Thanks

    Monday, May 05, 2008

    Valjs Floral Paper 5-4-08-Retro

    This QP is only a sneek peek.This is what it looks like with just using two of the papers together with a circular frame. :) I made it at 500x500..so you will have to wait until later if you want the full size.hehe The smaller preview isn't as clear as the others are..but if you click on the preview..you might get a better idea of how it's gonna look.:)


    Here is the floral paper for my new Retro Kit. I thought I would put it up now cause I have to get up early and help Dh get off to work.His store is having their monthly sale in the morning.(Tuesday Morning) It's always a rush to get out the door in time.:)

    I already have three QP's made from this kit. No elements though just frames..but that is progress..right?LOL
    Gotta hurry and get to bed..early to bed..early to rise.:)
    Here's the link:

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  • Christy Making a Polymer Clay Doll Head

    Sit back..relax..get some coffee and watch Christy making one of her Polymer Clay Doll Heads.She does a great job on this video.:)

    Before clicking out of the site..look at what she did to our dog Freedom.(upper right pic)She put her own eyes on her.LOL

    Please leave her a comment..she worked hard making this.:)Thanks!

    Here's the video
  • Christy's video


  • P.S.
    Dad stopped biting his nails a few years ago.LOL

    SCROLL DOWN FOR TODAY'S FREEBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Valjs Star Paper

    Here is the preview of my new kit. Just wanted you to have an idea of what I am offering this week.Today you get the star paper..below.Hope you like it!!

    I took yesterday off and played some on my paint program and this is what I came up with.I had fun making it and will start making the elements to it as soon as I can. Since I am running out of ink in my printer..I may just play some with this kit and see what I can come up with.:) Thank you for your suggestions!!:) Let me know what you think of the kit..PLEASE!!:)
    Thank you ALL soo much for the wonderful comments you left me for my Beach QP. I had no idea so many of you have pics you can use in it.:) How cool! You are most welcome.Enjoy!!
    Like I said..not much going on here lately.It's Monday..after the weekend and my house needs cleaning again. "This is the job that doesn't end.....it goes on and on my friend...some people started it not knowing what it was..and they'll continue doing it forever just because....this is the job that doesn't end...it goes on and on.......etc."LOL Don't you just hate getting that song stuck in your head?:) Please don't hit me!!hehe
    Here's the link:


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  • Sunday, May 04, 2008

    Starting New Kit Monday!!


    This is a small preview of the papers to my new kit.It will just be named Valjs May Kit 2008...because..I am not that great at coming up for names for my stuff.:) There are six papers with designs on them..and seven cloth textured papers(shown) and seven solid color papers(not shown). I made them 2400x2400. Click on the preview for a closer look. I haven't made the elements yet.:) Just wanted to get an idea if anyone was interested in using it? If so..I will give one paper at a time for the first week and then see how fast I can go after that.:) I LOVE these colors..hope you do too.:) Please let me know what you think!!

    Saturday, May 03, 2008

    Valjs Beach QP

    Here is another one I didn't offer until today.It was done last year too at 1200"x1200". Great for your 8"x8' scrap pages.:) Hope you like it!

    Happy NSD !!! It' s gonna be a busy day on the scrapping sites.LOL Have fun and don't get knocked over in the rush.;)

    Thank you ALL so much for the fantastic comments you have left for me. I am soo glad you are liking my revisits.I still have a few left.:)

    Not much to tell..so I will let you grab and run!!LOL

    Here it is:
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  • Friday, May 02, 2008

    Valjs Black and White QP -revisited


    Here is another of my favorites from last year.:) It's 1200"x1200". It will do an 8"x8" just fine.:) Hope you like it. Oh..and I added the png file for those of you who need it.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the fantastic comments you left me for yesterday's All Boy QP.I am sooo glad you like it. You are most welcome.Enjoy!!

    Mom did come over to spend the day with me.She was feeling better and she helped me clean my house and do some of the things I have been wanting to get done.We watched a movie.One of my favorites called "Raising Helen". If you haven't seen it..it's about a young woman who ends up raising her sisters three kids. That's all I am gonna tell you. I don't want anybody mad at me for giving the story away.LOL Mom hadn't seen it yet and said it was really good.:) I knew she would like it.hehe

    I haven't made any plans for today except maybe do some laundry. It's a good day to do some scrapping huh?LOL

    Here's the link:
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  • Thursday, May 01, 2008

    Valjs All Boy QP


    Here is another 1200"x1200" QP I made especially for Leslie and her boys last year.Miss you Leslie!! I haven't offered this one before. :) I can't remember what font I used...so if any of you recognize it..please let me know so I can give credit where it's due.:) 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.I am also sooo glad you are liking the revisits to my blog.:) Enjoy!!

    I was suppose to have Mom come over today.Not sure she will be able to make it.She has a cold.Bummers!:( Get well Mom!!

    I must tell you that my DH is sooo sweet!! He worked in his wood shop yesterday and tracked sawdust all over the house from coming in and out of the shop.Well..when he got finished with what he was doing on my scrapbook cabinet..he came in...took a shower and changed clothes ..then....walked over to the closet where I keep the vacuum sweeper...took it out and started vacuuming the floors. Now you see why I have been married to him for going on thirty seven years this Aug.1. :) For the newbies to my blog...I started going with DH when I was thirteen and he was fourteen.:) We got married when I was seventeen and he was eighteen.I am fifty four and he is fifty five. So...don't believe all those stories about marrying young..some of them work out just fine.Dh's Mom and Dad got married when she was fourteen and he was nineteen.(She had Dh when she was sixteen).They have been married twenty years longer than us.:) I look at my oldest grand daughter who just turned thirteen and it blows my mind that I was that young when I started going with DH.LOL

    If you would like to use this QP...

    Here is the link:
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