Saturday, February 28, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEXI :)


This is my middle Granddaughter..Alexis.:) I want to say today is her bday..but..she is a leap year child.LOL We will Celebrate it today..how's that?hehe She is 9 years old!!!

Lexi is the granddaughter that LOVES to pose for the camera.These pics were taken a couple of weeks ago or so. She loves to make faces for me so I can take her pic. Then she wants to see them right away.hehe

Happy Birthday Lexi..Wow..you have really grown and you are such a cutie too!! I hope you have a wonderful bday and gets lots of kisses and hugs.:)

Friday, February 27, 2009

I have changed from 4shared to Mediafire..for the time being. I don't know much about it..so if you have any problems with the dwnlds etc...please let me know.:) Hope you like this QP.:) Click on the preview for a closer look.!!

Thank you ALL soo much for continuing to come and see me and for leaving such wonderful comments for me.I am truly blessed to have you as my friends.:)

I am gonna keep this post short..mainly ..cause I haven't got much to tell.hehe ..and I am just trying this file storage out. I am not sure it has any kind of comment area..so if you wouldn't mind taking a moment to come back to my blog..just to let me know that you think..I would soooo appreciate it.:)


Here's the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Thursday, February 26, 2009



    The MARIE ANTOINETTE AWARD
    This award is given to bloggers who are
    perceived to be 'real in who they are'


    IF THE SHOE FITS is for people with

    enthusisam.


    These wonderful awards were given to me by my dear friend,
  • Shirley
  • this morning.How sweet!! Thank you Shirley soo much for considering me when passing these on.:) I am soo honored to be given these and will try to fit some time in to pass them on as soon as possible.:)
    Please take a few minutes to go see Shirley and her collectables and beautiful sky pics.:)

    Tuesday, February 24, 2009

    I Got Two More Awards Yesterday!!:)


    I got two more awards yesterday from my friend
  • Helen
  • . Thank you sooo much Helen for choosing me as one of the recipients to receive these.How sweet! I am VERY honored...and feel all warm and fuzzy.:) Honestly..I am very touched.:)
    If I understand correctly ..I am suppose to choose ten blogs that I really love and then pass these on to them.Wow..how difficult will that be?? Cause I love them all!!! :)

    I really am pressed for time..so this is how I am gonna handle it. If you leave a comment for me..write your blog url in with your comment and grab these awards..they are from me.:) I will post your urls in tomorrows blog post...if I am able ..if not..it may be Thursday's post. Now..don't think you don't deserve these..cause you do.If you are a friend of mine..and you come to see me..I WANT you to have them.:) I wouldn't come to your blogs if I didn't love visiting you.!!

    I am at a stalemate with my designs.I only ever used 4shared for my dwnlds and now I am hearing from everyone that there may be computer virus's being passed on it.How sad.:( I think I have an account with "you send it" but that was an awful long time ago and I never used it.LOL I made a QP this morning and was uploading it to 4shared when I remembered the problem.Soooo I will have to find somewhere else to upload them....somewhere that doesn't have pop ups every time you go to it...and doesn't have nasty advertisments.Oh..and FREE!! LOL Any suggestions?

    Monday, February 23, 2009

    Finally posting some awards.:)

    I received this wonderful award from my dear friend..
  • Shirley
  • (xasheescorner) a while back and I am soo sorry I didn't post it right away.She was soo sweet to pass this on to me and I really am honored, Shirley,that you thought of me.Thank you soo much.:)

    I received this award a while back too from my dear friend
  • Kyra
  • . Soo sorry Kyra for being sooo late in posting it. I am so honored that you would give me such a wonderful award.Three in one..:) Soo sweet!
    This is another one that my friend
  • Kyra
  • gave me today.Well..I found out about it today anyway.LOL Thank you Kyra sooo much for sharing this beautiful award with me.I really do appreciate your thinking of me when passing it on.:)

    I know I got another award from my wonderful friend..
  • Barb
  • ( Mrs.Miles) a while back..and will have to find it before I can post it.With all the changes in my puter etc recently..I am having difficulty finding things..but I am persistant and as soon I discover it's hiding place..I will post it.Thank you Barb!!:)

    If I have forgotten anyone in this list..please let me know..cause I have waited too long to post them and my memory isn't that great.:)

    My award is having such sweet and wonderful friends that make my every day something special.Thank you.


    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Sunday, February 22, 2009

    Didn't go to the party.:(

    Jim got home from work...extremely tired and we decided not to go to the party.I bet it was a lot of fun though.:)

    Saturday, February 21, 2009

    Katlyn Layout with Cintia's QP

    Don't you just LOVE this QP that my dear friend
  • Cintia
  • made!!!!?:) All I had to do is put my Great Niece's (my sister's granddaughter) pic in the circle and add her name and date to the page.How easy is that?:) I just love the pic of Katlyn with her head in her hands.How sweet!:)

    This is the new kit that Cintia made and the QP comes with it!!! YAY! It is in her store now.Just pop on over and take a look at all of her wonderful designs.It amazes me how many cute things she comes up with.:)I didn't show the previews of her papers that go with this kit..so be sure to go look. She has added a very pretty Valentine's kit too...so while you are there be sure you take a peek at that also.:)

    Thank you ALL soo much for the fantastic comments you have left for me.They really do make my day!:)

    Jim and I have plans to go to a party this evening.We really aren't party people AT ALL...cept when it's a member of our family.I can't tell you who it is cause it's a surprise..but we are suppose to dress in 70's attire.hehe.I was around in the seventies and didn't dress like that then..but now at age 55 ...can you imagine what we would look like? It's really laughable.hehe It should be fun..They have reserved a room and plan on playing disco music.I will HAVE to remember to take my camera so I can show you.:)

    I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

    Love and hugs to all!
    Valinda

    Tuesday, February 17, 2009

    Some layouts!! Yes..I do layouts too.LOL

    I just couldn't resist making a layout using my friend Barb's (Mrs.Miles)(link in sidebar) gift to us who had a January Birthday this year.She made a kit for us!! How sweet.:) Thank you soo much Barb.I know I should have had this up sooner but ...they say.."Better late than never" right?LOL
    This is a layout of Jim and his folks the day we left Florida to come back home last month.I was wondering how I could use this page I had made...and this works fine for me.I love the way it turned out.:) If you would like to have this page too..without Jim and his folks...scroll down ..it's a couple of posts back.:)

    I wanted to thank you 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!:)
    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Monday, February 16, 2009

    While I'm Waiting




    Have any of you seen this movie.."Fighting the Giants"? Jim and I did with our family last year when it first came out.It is a really good Christian movie and even though it has football..it has such truth and shows the power of God when we trust him. If you haven't seen it..go get it from the video stores and watch it.You won't be sorry. It hasn't got huge ..well known stars playing the parts.. but if you will listen with your heart to the message... I can guarantee..you will love it!

    Scroll down for a freebie!!:)

    Valjs QP 2-16-09


    I was playing this morning with my paint program and thought I would offer you a page I had made.You don't have to use this just for Valentine's day.It will work for any of your layouts with a loved one.! Hope you like it.:)

    I had a wonderful Valentine's Day.Jim took me to a really nice Italian Restaurant and we found out that my Son and his wife were gonna go there too and were across the street (at Walmart) killing time before coming over.They decided to come on over... so..I put the four of us on the longgg list of people waiting to get a table.:) It took a little while but it was soo worth it.We hadn't tried this new restaurant until last week when Robby and Liz (his wife) had tried it out and let us know it was yummy.So..we met them there last week and they were RIGHT!! It's called D'Gusto's...or something spelled like that.LOL I don't know if it is just a local one or if there are others across the nation...I am just glad it's in our town and we tried it out.:) Jim also got me a Valentine's teddy bear and a box of sugar free chocolates from Whitmans.mmmm..
    Speaking of Whitman's...If you scroll down and click on the peanut products link from yesterday's post..you will see a list of peanut products that are OKAY to use..they are not on the recall list and Whitman's is one of them.YAY!! So is Russel Stover's.Another YAY!!LOL
    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!
    If you can use another QP with a heart cluster ..you are welcome to use this one.:)

    Here's the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, February 15, 2009

    Peanut Butter Products that are NOT on Recall List

    I thought I would pop in just to leave you a link that will take you to a site that has a list of peanut products that are NOT on the recall list.There are quite a few actually.Hope this helps.!!

  • OKAY PEANUT PRODUCTS

  • Hugs,
    Valinda

    Thursday, February 12, 2009

    Valjs Valentine's Day QP 2009

    I just could not let this week pass without sharing a Valentine's Day QP with you. This is an 8"x8" page. Hope you like it!:)

    I have been soo busy this week .I hope you don't think I have forgotten you ..cause I haven't.:) I am seriously thinking about blogging only once a week until I get caught up on a few things that I am VERY behind on. It seems to have taken some of the pressure off that I have put on myself since I am not doing a blog post every day. I loved posting and giving a freebie everyday in the past two years. I can't believe I have been blogging since mid 2006.Time sure flies..doesn't it?:)

    I hope you ALL have a wonderful Valentine's Day.!! It's all about love...so find someone to hug!!:)

    Here's the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    Good morning !! Well..it's morning here anyway.:)
    I just thought I would pop back in just to say Hi and let you know I am doing fine.I have been trying to get my files transferred etc and trying out my paint program to see if it will work better now.I can actually open a 12"x12" page in Photo Impact ... and put a few elements on it too.hehe.
    I definitely need to learn my Photoshop Elements 4 program Jim got for me a couple of years ago.:) It doesn't seem to have the same problem as PI does. The problem is..I am soo use to using PI now and it is sooo different using PSE4. It's like learning something all over again.KWIM? I am taking baby steps now. I have learned a few things on it already..but am not real comfortable with it yet.Plus..I now have Vista and am having to figure out where everything is...and that really slows me down too. I hope that saying "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" doesn't apply to me.LOL
    Christy is off today and I will be running around with her.Guess I will have to put off learning the puter stuff until later.:)

    Have a wonderful day and if I get a chance to make something for you..you can be sure I will share it.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Thursday, February 05, 2009

    Just thought I would let you know where I have been the last couple of days. I have been having computer issues so..Jim upgraded my puter yesterday and today I plan to load all the necessary programs into it.(after my Mom's visit and us watching Katlyn again.).:)It won't be a chore though cause I am sooo happy to get it running correctly.Wonder how long it will take me to get it filled up again?LOL


    I'll be back when I get this done.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Monday, February 02, 2009

    Another Doggy layout:)

    Have you ever had a moment when you shot a pic and it was just at the right moment? I took this pic at Jim's folks when we went down there in Jan. Buddy..and Shorty are really best of friends.This was them PLAYING..can you believe it???LOL I would hate to see Shorty serious..wouldn't you?(click on pic for a closer look at those teeth.) The smaller preview doesn't do the layout justice either.My copy isn't blurry like this shows. I made the frame a while back and hadn't been able to use it until now.
    Jim's folks got Buddy..the cute one on the left before getting Shorty..(wonder how he got that name) hehe.He's cute too ..but not in this pic.LOL They got separate Doggy cages for them to sleep in at night in their bedroom.Buddy and Shorty cried for each other all night long..so Jim's folks took one cage away and now the two friends can have a sleep over every night.:) I wanted to show you the pic and then decided I may as well add this layout to my Doggy album that I started a while back.You can see the different layouts I did..in the archives...but go easy..it's a jungle in there.LOL

    How many of you watched the Super Bowl? Jim and I don't usually watch football..but we do watch the Super Bowl. I usually root for the underdogs. I was shouting.."GO ..go..go"...just before that second touchdown that the Cardinals made.He was way out front of those guys!!LOL How exciting.!! Even if the other team won..it was a fantastic effort on the Cardinals part.They didn't give the game away..that is for sure!:) Congratulations to the Stealers for winning six Super Bowls!! You had to fight for it!!!LOL

    I had a really busy weekend.Christy was off all weekend.We went shopping and to lunch at Applebees on Saturday.She loves their Crispy Orance Chicken Bowl.Have you ever tried it? It's really good..it has a little bite to it..with the spices ...but very good.I would get it too if it didn't contain so much sugar.It's served over rice pilaf or some kind of rice with steamed broccoli added to the bowl.mmm. I ended up getting their chicken fingers platter.Okay..I couldn't resist the honey mustard.:)
    Sunday..Jim was off so I spent the day with him.:) We mostly lazed around the house all afternoon.Nobody felt like going anywhere and that was okay with me too.My foot was really hurting and now I know why..the weather.:) Jim said it's suppose to rain most of the day today. I will have to check the weather report though..sometimes they predict something and it never happens. Am I right?LOL We will know they are right when things begin to get wet.hehe

    Well..that's pretty much my weekend.How was yours?:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda