Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Destiny And Lexi Alpha BB layout


Here is a layout I did of my two youngest Grand daughters ..using my Alpha Brag Book page.:) Click on the preview for a closer look.:) Scroll down if you would like to have it...without my little one's pics..of course.LOL

Valjs Brag Book Page 7-23-08

Another Brag Book page.:) I made this one last week. I just did find some pics to go in it.:) This one can be used for the boys too if you wanted. They like butterflies too.:) The photos are of my middle Grand daughter Alexis..we call her Lexi.:) She sure is growing up fast.!

Thank you all so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment or two.:) It makes my day! You are most welcome.:)

Jim (DH) finally has a day off today.He has been putting in lots of hours the last two weeks and hasn't had much time to just relax. Think we will do that today.Don't go anywhere and just play it by ear.:) Hey..that rhymes.LOL Christy was off yesterday and we went shopping .Big Lots and the grocery store.:) I think Big Lots is cutting back on their scrapbook supplies..or I have bought them out...one or the other.hehe My youngest Grand daughter(Destiny) has a B-day tomorrow.She will be seven.Whew! Where does the time go? I got her present and gift wrap while out shopping.:)
Jim is making breakfast so I had better cut this short.:) He spoils me rotten!

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

    Valjs Brag Book Page 7-29-08


    Here's another BB Page. I used a brushed background that I had done a couple of years ago.The doodle corners..I have had for a while 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.:)

    I wanted to ask you ..would you rather have QP's or BB pages..or a little of both? Please leave a comment for me.:)Thanks

    Christy is off today and we plan to go get a few groceries. Not much more going on..so I will get right to the freebie.

    Here it is:
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  • Monday, July 28, 2008

    Olivia Dorazio's New Kit and a Layout by Me



    Olivia Dorazio has a new kit in her store today.It's called Junkyard Garden.It's really COOL! I snatched a pic from Mrs.Miles blog and made this layout with it.(she didn't mind) hehe I LOVE the way it turned out. This layout is of Mrs.Miles holding her hand out with a hummingbird feeder on it.She had a little visitor while waiting.See what you get when you are patient?:) Her friend took the photo and it is soo cool.! I wanted this layout to be simple and have meaning for her. I sent it to her this morning and she LOVES it.:) Yay!!:)
    You can get the kit by going to
  • Mrs.Miles
  • blog..she has the info there.:) While there..scroll down a little and see the wonderful layouts that she has of this new kit and also the cute video of a water sprinkler and some surprise vistors.:)


    Scroll down on here to get today's BB Freebie if you would like it.:)I did two posts today.:)

    Valjs Alpha Brag Book Page


    Here is a Brag Book Page I made using the elements from a QP I did almost two years ago. I cut out the photo sections this time though.:) I can't remember who's font I used..so if you recognize it ..please let me know so I can give them proper credit. This page is bright and colorful and all jumbled up with ABC's. Hope you like it! I plan to use it right away.!!hehe

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me..for the fantastic experience of getting awards for my work..which really made my days! And ..for just being you!:)

    Dh had to work all weekend so there isn't much to tell.I paper scrapped some and got more vacation pics into the albums.Now I need to add the embellishments and journaling and they will be done. I don't have very many pics for some of our trips.We went to Fort Mountain and only took a few..and we went to Anna Ruby Falls and only have a few of those too.Those cluster frames will come in handy for those pages..huh?:) I may do hybrid for those pages and I can just cut the photo cluster out in one piece after I have added the pics to the frames. If you do hybrid scrapping..be sure to add the shadow to the frames before you merge them and after you have added the pics.They will look more 3D on your pages that way.:) Something else I am finding out.If you print your elements onto photo paper that has a slight shine to it..instead of card stock they will look more real.:) It will probably cost a little more but the effects will be worth it...if you aren't putting all of your money in the gas tank these days.:) I found out that the photo paper I use to get costs twice as much now.What's with that? Digital cameras and scrapbooking?:)
    Oh ..I made a new header.It must look too much like the other one I had ..cause no one noticed.LOL I also added some links and fixed links in my sidebar. Some of my friends got new blogs etc..so now you can find them.:) It's easier for me too cause I have sooo many sites in my favorites ..I could take a nap while it's scrolling down to find them.LOL

    If you would like this brag book page...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, July 27, 2008

    The Prayer-Heritage Singers




    I wanted to show you this video.I love the one that Celine Dion and Josh Grobin does..but I don't speak Italian so I totally missed out on an important part of the song.This one is ALL English..so I hope those of you who haven't heard the second verse..will really get blessed by it.:)It's a beautiful song..and this group does a fantastic job of singing it.

    I think instead of a Freebie on the weekend..I will put one of my favorite Christian Videos up for anyone who would like to see it..especially on the Lord's Day.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Another Award! :)

    I just received another award. I am soo honored. :) This one is from my friend
  • Kyra
  • I love reading her blog and she makes the cutest kits and gives them away for free. She is sooo generous! I really think I am the one who is inspired by her.:) Thank you so much Kyra for thinking of me.
    This is what she said about me.
    A woman, I admired from the first day I discovered scrapping, who makes really Beautiful work and was one of my inspirations, I saw her quickpages and thought: "something like this I like to do also one day!". That is Valinda. Then she added a link to my blog.:)

    This award is not just for scrapping.It is for being an inspiration and for the content of your blog being so nice.
    It's the Wylde Women Award and the rules are:

    1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.


    2. Link back to this blogsite (http://www.tammyvitale.com//) so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
    3. Post these rules on your blog, and leave the ones you have chosen a message about this award
    I will post my choices for passing the award on as soon as I can.:)

    Friday, July 25, 2008

    Natural Beauty Layout

    Natural Beauty using Cintia Z's
    Mini kit Gardem

    Here is a layout I did this evening using Cintia Z's pretty mini kit Gardem.The photo is of my Azalea bush in full bloom in my front yard.
  • Cintia
  • and I have been friends for almost two years now.I LOVE her designs.:) If you haven't been to see her new blog and store...be sure to take a peek when you get a few minutes.Tell her I said Hi.:) I thought I would start showing more layouts as I get them done.

    I got an award! Twice :)


    I got an award from two of my dear friends.:) How totally cool that they would think of me at this time.I am soo honored.Thank you sooo much Jen and Robbi.:)

    Here are the rules for Keeping this Awesome AWARD going...
    1. The winner can put the logo on her BLOG.
    2. Link the person you received your award from.
    3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
    4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
    5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

    You know when you get a bouquet of flowers and you take one out to give it to the person who gave it to you? Well..each of these two wonderful ladies will get one from me.:) Thank you soo much for being there for me and for being such wonderful friends.!

    The awards go back to you first..then I will put the other five up as soon as I get a minute.:)

    Here's a link to their blogs:

  • Jennifer


  • Robbi
  • Thursday, July 24, 2008

    Valjs Women Like Blue Too BB page


    For those of you who have been around the scrapping world for a couple of years.You will recognize the elements and background from this page.I made a QP with them back when I first started and it had the same title..except it was a QP instead of BB.:) I really liked the way the QP turned out and am very pleased with this BB page.I updated it a little by adding the ribbon on the frames.:)I left plenty of room for journaling too!!:) I am going to start making some Brag Book pages using my older kits. Way back when I first started blogging..I made my pages 1200x1200. I never removed them from my blog until 4shared ran out of room.About a week after I took several of them off to make room for the newer ones...4shared offered us 5 gigs.LOL Then I had some of you ask me to make my pages at 3600x3600..and I tried that but my puter couldn't handle the strain.Soo I went to 2400 x2400.Some of my older QP's in the archives are still done at 1200x1200. They do just fine for your 8x8 or probably even 9x9.I don't know about the latter cause I haven't tried that size yet.:) Anyway....I have a lot of elements that will work on the brag book pages but won't work on the larger QPs so well. Since brag book pages are the "thing" these days..I thought I would change my ways a little.:) Hope you like what I do with them. They will mostly be one page BB pages.Not so much an album unless I get more time to play.:)
    These pages will be 1800x1200 so you can also make your rectangle layouts if you want.:) Please let me know what you think about my idea.If you aren't interested...let me know that too..no sense me doing it unless there is a desire for them.:)

    Here is this one if you would like it:

  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, July 21, 2008

    A Day Of Swimming!

    Tsunami Blue by Olivia Dorazio

    Here is a BB page I did using Olivia Dorazio's
  • Mrs.Miles
  • Tsunami Blue Kit.:) I LOVE the Cool elements she has made.The chain in the upper left corner and the lock.The strings add sooo much to the page too.Click on the preview and you will get a closer look.:) My DIL sent me pics of my Grand daughters spending the day at the pool.We don't have beach pics..but I think they look great in the page.:)
    If you like Olivia's Kit..you can find the info to her store on Mrs.Mile's blog.:)

    Valjs Floral BB Page 2

    Here is the second floral BB page for you.:) Hope you like it! My DD likes this one the best.:)

    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!

    This will be a short post today.Not a whole lot to tell. My youngest DS and his family came over to spend the day yesterday.We had a wonderful time.:)

    If you would like to add this page to your collection....

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, July 20, 2008

    Valjs Floral BB Page

    Brag book pages seem to be the thing these days.They are so cute and you can put more than one on a page to print out...depending on the size you make them. I thought I would make a couple for you .One today and one tomorrow ..using the elements from yesterday's QP. They will be 1800x1200 so you can still use them for your rectangle pages if you want. Hope you like them.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for your wonderful comments yesterday.I am sooo glad you like the floral pages. You are most welcome!

    Not much going on today either.I am still scrapping my vacation pics while trying to keep up with the housework.I think scrapping is winning.LOL Barb (Mrs.Miles wanted to know what I was scrapping ..so here it is...:) We have been to Wild Adventures in Valdosta,Ga. The Zoo and Aquarium in Atlanta..oh..and Stone Mountain. Disney world in Florida and all the theme parks there...several times..cause we lived just two hours away for years and years and when family came to visit we would go there.I mean like eight times now..I have been to Disney World...Epcot..Universal Studios...Sea World etc. I think my favorites are Universal Studios and Sea World. We have been to Animal Kingdom..which is Disney too.I really like that Tree of life..with over 300 animals carved into it. There's a safari that you ride a bus thingy out to where the animals roam free. We have been to Dollywood ..and Gatlinburg two or three times or more.We visited the Plantation in Carolina ..you know that one that Lowe's uses for their home improvement commercials..I can't think of the name of it.Bummers! Jim won a trip to Hawaii years and years ago..when the kids were little and my youngest wasn't thought of yet.LOL We had eight days and seven nights on Waikiki Beach ..all expenses paid.You have to keep in mind how old I am.(54)LOL I have been around for a while now...so I have lots of vacation pics.hehe Jim said I need to go easy on the ink and printing all those pics out.hehe Our last few years of vacation have been spent visiting Jim's parents in Central Florida.They are both getting up in their years and have health issues that keep them from being able to travel to see us. We hope to get there in a few weeks from now. Money and what happens at Jim's store has to be taken into consideration. We will see.:)
    You can see how busy I have been lately.LOL It's fun to look back on all those trips and finally get some scrapbooks of them.:) It is soo much more interesting than just flipping through photos.Right?:)

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

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

    Valjs Floral QP 7-19-08

    Here's another floral Qp if any of you would like it. I had a chance to play a little this evening so thought I would see what I could come up with.I love the soft colors. Hope you do too.:)

    It's been really nice to be able to take the time to just play with my paint program. I've been doing it in shifts..so I don't stare at the monitor for too long at a time. I got a few things done around the house that was needing done.I still want to do more but it's a slow go. Today I did a couple loads of laundry ..swept and mopped the floors and vacuumed the stairway while my oldest son vacuumed the rest of the house.He's a huge help to me.:) I changed the sheets on my bed and washed,dried and folded the ones that I took off.Cleaned the kitchen up ..cooked supper and almost have the dishes done..but am taking a rest...getting off of my foot for a few minutes.:)

    Jim (DH) has to open and close the store this weekend..so it will be lonely around here.:( One of his assistants had to quit because of medical reasons...and the asst.mgr has plans to go to NY for a visit with her daughter and new grand baby.:) I sure am glad the store closes at seven.:) It makes a long day for him.Guess I will have time to scrap some this weekend huh?:)

    Not much else to tell right now...so I will get right to the freebie....

    Here it is:


  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, July 16, 2008

    Valjs QP 7-15-08

    Here is a cute Heart Qp I did this morning.The bottom layer is vellum with an etching of a flower in it.:) You can see the bottom of the hearts through the paper. I know..it's different..but I like it.LOL

    I have been keeping busy lately..going shopping with DH and DD on two different days and Dh is off of work again today.I have been playing with my hybrid scrapping and LOVING it.:) If you read my profile you will see that I do Paper Scrapping when my eyes bug out from looking at the monitor for too long.:) I have been scrapping my vacation pics and it's sooo fun once you add the journaling and elements to the pages.:)

    I will still be sporadic with my blogging.I am really enjoying having the time to do other things that I love to do. I did a blog with freebies every day for almost two years and it really bit into my time. I wasn't aware how much until recently. I never had a desire to sell my stuff cause I didn't want the commitment that would be involved...plus the rejection when they wouldn't sell.LOL My blog has always been..I make the stuff and you use it if you want to.:) It's just gonna be less frequently from here on out.:) I have let things around the house get behind and that isn't good when you have a disability...so something has to change and now is the time for it to happen.:) Some times we are forced to do something different and I am not getting any younger.LOL I have enjoyed meeting soooo many of you and I will still come say hi and get your wonderful gifts to add to my collection. Thank you all so much for being a fantastic part of my life.:)

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

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

    Valjs QP 7-12-08


    Here is a QP I finished this morning.I figured it was time I added another freebie for you.:) This one is a little different ..but I really like it.:) Hope you do too. Click on the preview for a closer look.:)
    Thank you ALL for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I sure appreciate your taking the time to do that. You are most welcome.:)
    I have been playing with my hybrid/paper scrapping the last week.I had some vacation pics I wanted to get into an album.:) I have also been feeling under the weather for the last couple of days.A little nausea and just generally not feeling so well. Hope that doesn't last too long. There's really not much going on.Same old stuff..clean something and cook something...etc.You know the drill.LOL I think I will just get right to the freebie then....
    Here's the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, July 10, 2008

    Valjs Bubble Brads


    Here are a few bubble brads I made a couple of weeks ago.Thought you might like to use them too.:) Hope you like them!!

    Thank you soo much for the wonderful comments you have left for Christy and me.We appreciate your taking the time to let us know what you think of our stuff.:)

    Not much happening.Still trying to get my files where they belong and getting caught up on my house work.:)

    If you get a chance to go see
  • Mrs.Miles
  • .She has a really cool eclectic kit she is selling.I made an 8x8 quick page from it and she is giving it away on her blog and she has one too..just scroll down ..grab the pages and head to her shop to get the kit...after you leave some luv for her!!:)

    If you would like to use these...

    Here's the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, July 09, 2008

    Valjs Froggy Papers

    Here are three "Froggy" Papers I have made and thought you might like to have them.I used one of them on the QP from the other day.Hope you can use them.:)

    Thank you ALL soo 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.:)

    Dh and I have been really busy this week.First he had three days off before having to do his inventory...then he had to reformat his hard drive in his puter and to get things working right again in mine..he reformatted mine.I've had to reinstall and upload all kinds of programs etc. again.So..today you get papers I have made.Cause that's all I have to offer right now.:)

    If you like them...here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, July 06, 2008

    Valjs Froggy QP 7-6-08


    Here is another Froggy QP.hehe.. I was playing yesterday and came up with a few papers made from some of the elements I used on my previous "Froggy QP's" (still in the archives). Just thought I would make a QP out of this one. :) Hope you like it. My middle granddaughter loves frogs and bugs etc.YUK!! :) She will fit quite nicely in this one.LOL Click on the preview for a closer look.:)

    Thank you all sooo much for the fantastic comments you have left for me.I am soo glad you like my stuff. You are most welcome.!

    Dh has had three days off in a row this week and is enjoying them all.Today is his last day of the three and then he has to start inventory for his store.Oh fun!! NOT!! :) We have been keeping quite busy..especially DH...his puter went kaput and he has been having to repair and replace files for a while now.He's good at doing that stuff though.Good thing he doesn't mind tearing stuff apart and putting it back together again.LOL He has also been having to fiddle with my puter cause after we both updated our windows ..our CD/RW won't complete the copying process.It goes all the way up to the end and then stops and says there was an error.It just started when we updated..so we are gonna set the puter back to a previous date and see if that works.Isn't technology wonderful?LOL Anyway..you can see I haven't had much time to design for the last few days.:)

    I hope you aren't tired of the Froggy pages yet. If you would like to use this one...

    Here is the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, July 02, 2008

    Valjs Floral QP 7-1-08

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    I made this Qp in hopes you will like it better than the last one.LOL Dh loves it...so I hope you do too.:) The background paper has a slight texture to it.Click on the preview for a closer look.:)

    Not much happening lately.Just doing some housework and hybrid scrapping and trying to lose some of this weight I have put on recently. Dwnlding freebies etc. The usual stuff.LOL

    If you have a minute ..scroll down and look at Christy's video she made showing "some" of her dolls she has made from Polymer clay. She did a great job on it.:) She would love any feedback you might have for her. Thanks!

    Here is the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, July 01, 2008

    Christy's Hand Made Polymer Clay Dolls




    This is a video Christy (DD) made of some of her dolls she made.I thought you might like to see them.:)


    Hugs,
    Valinda