Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Layouts



I hope every one of you had a wonderful Christmas Day.:) We had a full couple of days.We went to Mom's for Christmas Eve and a get together for all of the family who were going to be going to their inlaws for Christmas.:) That way we could all celebrate it together and those who were leaving could give and receive their gifts before going.:)

I had read on one of the blogs..don't remember which..that some of you were having difficulty with the pages that have the frame in the window.hint hint.LOL Well..I wanted to show you what I had in mind for the page I made.The first one is my Mom on Christmas eve at her house and the second one is me..Christmas morning at our house.:) I got my George Foreman grill!!! and the twin size heating blanket I had asked for...cause I am tall and those lap ones will either cover me from the waist down or from the waist up.hehe I also received so many treasures from my loved ones ..and I don't have time to list them all..but am overwhelmed at the wonderful love that has been shown to me.:) Not just in the gifts but being with my family and laughing and kidding etc.It means soo much to me.!!:) I had to make snow on this page for us to have a white Christmas.LOL

I hate to rush..but we are having leftovers at Robby's tonight and I need to get ready to go.:)

Have a fantastic weekend!!

Hugs,
Valinda

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

O Holy Night




THE GREATEST GIFT!!

I have been reading a few blogs and several of the designers are taking a break through the rest of the Holidays.I have been thinking of doing that myself...and now is a good time to be able to get the things done that I have been needing to do.We will surely all be busy with our families during the Christmas Break..you read that right..it's still a Christmas Break no matter what they want to call it these days.:)We are celebrating the birth of Christ...our Savior..and Lord.What a Marvelous and Glorious gift to mankind!!! A peace offering for all who will accept it. Jesus..born to die so that we may be free!!! WOW!!!!

I wish each and every one of you the best Christmas ever!

Hugs,
Valinda

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Valjs Christmas Snow Globe

Soo sorry there isn't a preview this morning..but if you scroll down..you will see the globe in yesterday's layout. Blogger won't let me put a preview up this morning.:( This globe will work fine for your 8x8 pages or brag book pages. I made it to fit a 2400x2400.:) I put a preview of my granddaughter in the folder so you can see the snow in the globe.Hope you like it!

Christy is off of work today so we will be going off to shop some more. I HAVE to go to the post office and mail a package if I want my inlaws to get their Christmas presents...and I do!!:) I need to take a present back cause the person who said they wanted it..changed their mind. I won't say who..but it rhymes with "gym".LOL

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!

Here's the link to the snow globe:
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  • Monday, December 15, 2008

    Christmas Snow Globe Layout


    Here's a layout I made and just finished this morning using the Christmas Snow Globe I made the other day.:) I have different kinds of shadows..some for the pieces that are glued to the background page and others for the pieces that are standing out more towards us.:) Click on the preview for a closer look.!! This is my youngest Granddaughter Destiny with her new Bee doll from last Christmas. Soo cute! I ran out of time this morning..but if any of you are interested in having the snow globe with the poinsettias etc on it...I will try to get it on here for you in the morning.:)

    Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments you leave for me.I know time is rushed so much lately..and it is even more appreciated when I know you have taken the time out of your busy day to leave a howdy for me.:)

    Jim, Christy and I have colds again..or still..not sure which.I thought I was getting over it but here we go again..at least this time I didn't have the fever like last time and I don't feel like I am going die.:) Jim is feeling rough right now.Sinus's and all.Bummers! Sure hope everyone is feeling better by Christmas Day.:)

    I am not sure I will have time to make a post the rest of this week..after tomorrow's freebie.I am sooo far behind..I can't see the tunnel entrance..let alone the light at the end of it.LOL

    Be sure to stop back by tomorrow!!

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Sunday, December 14, 2008

    Mary Did You Know-sung by Mark Lowry-Author



    If I remember correctly..Mark Lowry wrote this song and he is the one singing it on this video.Enjoy!


    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Wednesday, December 10, 2008

    Valjs Snow Globe BB Page

    Here is a new BB page I made.I finished it this morning.:) It took a while to figure out how to get the snowflakes to be the right size and spacing in the snow globe..but I think I accomplished it..finally.:) This is a picture of Jim last year on Christmas day. He was wearing his Hawaiian shirt and Santa hat.Aint he cute?LOL I have been working with BB pages so I thought I would keep doing them...and offering them to you if you want. I put the preview of Jim in the folder just so you can see the snowflakes inside the globe. :) Hope you like it!!

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

    It is raining hard here right now with thunder etc..so I am gonna hurry and see if I can get this up before my electricity goes off.:)

    Here is the link:
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  • Tuesday, December 09, 2008

    Katlyns BB Album

    Here is what has been taking up my extra time.:) I made my sister a brag book album of her Granddaughter...Katlyn.(For her birthday tomorrow) Happy Birthday Tionie!!:) I already gave it to her since I won't be seeing her before then. I used a photo album from Dollar Tree that you can put the pic in the cover.Then I decorated it with a ribbon and a flower and a "K" for the flower center.I had some cute stickum stamps I had picked up from Michaels for the right side of her pic.:) I need to add the credits for them and will do that in a while.:) Next....


    I used the freebie ABC kit that Digitreats(link in sidebar) has been giving away piece by piece this whole year...and put this page and the next one down.... together with it.:) This is Tionie (sister) and Katlyn..her Granddaughter.



    This is Katlyn..How cute!!:) I LOVE the way this page turned out with all those pretties to play with.:)



    Here is one I made the papers and stitches etc for and used part of an idea from someone elses layout. Please don't ask me who...if it was you..please let me know and I will give you proper credit.:) Oh..by the way..the cute little flowers are designed by my good friend...Cintia Z. Her link is in my sidebar too.!! Thank you so much Cintia!


    And last but not least is this one. The flower is from Cintia again and the photo corners I believe are made by Nana..and I got it from one of her kits. I am just full of info this morning.NOT! LOL I guess if I am gonna do this very often ..I need to keep a log of what I am using.Hope you will forgive my memory this time. :)

    These are only a few of the pages I can show right now cause I used other designer's cute pages in the album and I don't have time to look up..who did what etc. If I can find the time to do that..I will show you more if you would like.:) I know I used Nana's in several..cause I think she does a fantastic job for the kiddie pages!!:) If I have time tomorrow I will post those.!

    If you have a minute..I would love to know what you think..and please be nice..LOL
    Hugs,
    Valinda









    Monday, December 08, 2008

    Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go by David Phelps




    Here is another of my favorites.:) Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!!

    Gonna be busy the next couple of days..:)


    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Saturday, December 06, 2008

    Christmas Bulbs for BB pages and Christmas Cards


    I had a friend ask where she could get the Christmas Bulbs that I used on my blogger page...so I thought I would bring them back to the blog for those of you who would like to have them. I know there are two of each color...but if you look closely.. you will see the six on the top are slightly darker than the six below. It's been too long ago for me to remember why I did that. These were made last year and I have slept since then.LOL Keep in mind that these were made before I started doing my pages 2400 x2400.These were done for the 1200x1200 (smaller).These will do great on your brag book pages and cards that you make.I actually used these on one of my recent brag book pages.Scroll down..:) Enjoy!

    Oh..I haven't forgotten the awards that you sweet girls have given to me.I am just sooo busy right now trying to catch up on things. Thank you soo much for thinking of me.I am soo honored that you would add me to your list.!:)

    Here is the link:

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  • Friday, December 05, 2008

    Valjs Winter BB Page 2


    Here is another Winter BB page for us.You place your photo inside the window.(Thank you Grammadiane for the suggestion):) I think this one would look great with a pic of your Christmas tree or even your dinner on the table. It can also show your cozy fireplace. Hope you like it. Snowman dressed for the occasion..hehe.

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.You are most welcome! :) Enjoy!

    I don't have much to tell today ..so I will get right to the freebie.:)

    Here it is:
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  • Tuesday, December 02, 2008

    Valjs Winter BB Page


    Here is another Winter BB page.LOL There are soo many of these out there right now..but just in case someone might like to have it..here it is.:)

    Thank you ALL so much for the wonderful comments you have left for me.I really do appreciate it sooo much.:) You are most welcome!

    Christy is off of work today and hasn't told me of any plans she may have that would involve me going with her.It's really cold this morning ..my feet feel like ice and I have socks on.Thick ones.LOL I still have Christmas shopping to do and hope if she wants to go she will wait until after lunch when it's a little warmer outside.:)

    I got another award!! From Kyra..and as soon as I can figure out who to pass it on to..I will be sure to post it.:) Thank you soo much Kyra.I am honored to be your friend!:)

    I babysat my Great Niece(Katlyn) yesterday.It's been a while since I have watched a two year old.Whew!Was I tired.LOL I'm thinking nap time is not so much for the little ones but more for the caretakers.LOL Jimmy helped me watch her and for that I am soo thankful. He is really good with kids.:) We had her from nine until after five...then I had to cook supper and eat and pass out.LOL She really is a sweet little girl.:) She got a burst of energy after her nap and it lasted until she left to go back home.hehe Needless to say..there is a lot to do today to catch up for what didn't get done yesterday.:)

    Here is the link:
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