Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Any one need some fall leaves for scrappin?LOL This is my back yard at the moment.The winds came and then the rain and the leaves covered the yard.:) I can see in the top pic that there are still more leaves to fall ya'll. This isn't even half of the yard.I have another tree almost as big as it on the opposite side of the yard...doing the same thing.:( Sorry the pics are so dark..the sun hasn't come peeking through the clouds yet.I took these pics through the sliding glass doors cause it is cold out there this morning and if I hold the door open..the cat tries to run out...and she would be totally lost out there...cause she is an indoor cat with a passion for fresh air.LOL
The little orange spot in the top pic is the reflection of my kitchen in the glass.:) I am definitely not a professional photographer.hehe
I have a question for my dear friend Barb (Mrs.Miles). Would you like some more yard work to do? You would definitely get a work out over here.hehe

Hugs,
Valinda

Tuesday, October 27, 2009



This is an oldie but goodie.I can remember listening to B.J. Thomas years and years ago and falling in love with my Lord..deeper and deeper.I LOVE Evie songs too.More oldies but really goodies.:)

There REALLY is a deeper walk with the Lord.He REALLY is a "personal" Savior and a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.For those of us who have developed that personal relationship ..we wouldn't trade that closeness for ANYTHING! It all starts with BELIEVING him and in him.What he says IS "truth".I'm not trying to say I have arrived at the ultimate closeness..but as Paul the Apostle says..

Phillipians 3:

12Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

I wish I could let you inside my life for just a couple of minutes to let you see how the Lord has changed me through the years and brought me into a closer relationship with him. It hasn't always been an easy ride getting to where I am now. I like to call it "growing pains".It hurts some as we grow..but eventually we become adults and are ready to walk side by side with our Savior on the same wave link with ONE mind. That being..to spread the good news..that Christ died for ALL...and is offering a "freebie" to all of those who will accept it.:) You don't have to work for it..you don't have to do anything except..BELIEVE in your heart. How easy is that?:)
I wouldn't feel right if I hadn't at least mentioned this on my blog one time.:) The closer I become with my Lord the more I want others to have this experience.! You can laugh..or scoff all you want at me...but I KNOW..that I KNOW..that I KNOW...what I am talking about.:)

Hugs,
Valinda

Saturday, October 24, 2009

New Roof ...Yay!

We got a new roof Thursday.:) We really needed one and especially because of the storm that came through a few weeks ago .Remember the flooding in Georgia? Well..the wind and rain did damage and we had leaks.Plus a few hail storms didn't help any either! :) We noticed that several of the houses on our street were getting new roofs ..so Jim stopped by and talked to the roofer.He came to inspect ours and between him (the roofer) and the insurance guy..the decision was made.:) This pic is before the clean up.It's the back part of the house above the deck.:)
I have been keeping busy lately..paper scrapping ....transferring files....cleaning the house...watching roofers.LOL I have started an album of Christy.From the time she was born.I scanned her school pics too and am doing a progression album. I still enjoy paper scrapping!! I find the digital elements that I have collected over the years and then place the ones I want on a single sheet in my paint program and print them out to cut out for my pages. Some of the photos..I do digitally..(place the pic in the frame I like and print it out) ..then cut it out and place on my page.I also make cards using elements from my collections.:) I do the paper scrapping when my eyes get tired from looking at the monitor too long...and lately..that has been happening..so I will enjoy the hybrids for a while! :)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Hugs,
Valinda

Sunday, October 18, 2009



More Mama:) The top left pic is my sister with her arms around Mama.The bottom right pic is Carrie..my oldest grand daughter with Mama.:) These were taken with different cameras at different times so that is why there is a big difference in the quality of the pics...but hey..I use them anyway.LOL Thanks for looking!

Freebie QP in last post!!

Valjs QP 10-14-09 page 2


Here is another page to go with the last one.I want to show several pics of my Mama and this will be the second page of a two page spread. If you would like to have it.....

Here's the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Layout of my Mama

    This is my pretty Mama.:) She turned eighty this last April.
    Love you Mama!

    Friday, October 16, 2009

    Here's a Traditional Qp I made yesterday.I needed to see if my paint program was working properly after the reinstall.I am still finding glitches in it.Will have to work on those today.:)

    If you would like to have this one...

    Here's the link:

  • dwnldlink
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2009

    Monday, October 12, 2009

    Layout and a freebie QP

    Here is a layout I made yesterday of my youngest son..Robert. I thought I would offer the QP as a freebie for those of you who would like to have it.Enjoy! Oh..the one you get doesn't have ROBERT or his name or 2009 on it.:) Click on the pic for a closer look!

    Jim spent yesterday digging out a foundation for a patio which is the beginning of some badly needed steps going up the hill on the side of our house. He and Christy went to Home Depot late yesterday afternoon to get some bags of concrete mix so Jim could spend his day off (today) mixing concrete and pouring it into the foundation. Well...that has come to a fast stop.It's raining!! I have no idea how long it's been doing it..but I got up at five thirty and it was raining and it hasn't stopped and it is now eight fourteen.He's gonna have to do some repairing before he can get it going again cause some of the mud has washed out of the area where he dug.:( Oh well...such is life!LOL


    Here's the link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Sunday, October 11, 2009

    Challenge layout for Sharon!!

    Here is a challenge layout I did for my friend,
  • Sharon
  • She joined a forum..Michelle's-angels.(Link in sidebar) and in order to get the 4th part of the welcome gift..you had to ask a friend to do a layout using only the 1st part of the kit.Your friend would then post the layout in the gallery and then the original friend (Sharon) would then place the url to MY layout in the "How to get the 4th part of the Welcome kit" post.Then BOTH of you can get the 4th part. So..for me doing this..I got the first and last part of the kit and also if I wanted to do the challenges for the rest of the kit..I could.:) I now have three parts.LOL

    This layout is of Katlyn..my Great Niece on her third birthday.:) She is such a cutie!!

    Hope you have a fantasic weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Valinda

    Thursday, October 08, 2009

    Wednesday, October 07, 2009

    Today's post deleted.:) Wasn't happy with it!

    Tuesday, October 06, 2009

    Valjs Desktop 10-3-09

    Here is a simple layout I made of Christy when she was much younger.hehe It's a simple layout but I really love it.Doesn't she look like she knows who she is?LOL I have loved this photo since the day I saw it..cause it is SOO her.:)

    I made another layout of my DD ..using my dear friend Cintia's "Fashion Girl" kit. I LOVE Cintia's designs.Such wonderful elements and the textured papers are awesome.:) Thanks Cintia for sharing your Fantastic designs with me.:) If you haven't checked out Cintia's designs..please look to the right and click on her link.It's in my sidebar.:)



    I made myself a desktop for my puter..using my Hearts Frame Cluster...and I am really happy with it.:) There is room on the left side for those who show the icons and want a spot to put them.Or...there is room for journaling or reminders etc. It's made at 1280x800.I have a widescreen monitor and that size works great!:)

    Here's the link ..if you would like to have it.:)

  • dwnldlink
  • Monday, October 05, 2009

    WOW! It's been a longgggg time since I have offered a freebie.I just got in the mood to share this morning..so if you would like to have this one..help yourself.:) It is an 8"x8" since my paint program doesn't respond well with the larger sizes.Hope you like it and can use it.:) Click on the preview for a closer look.:)

    It's raining again today.Everything is wet.We just had those floods last week and had to sweep two inches of water out of our garage.Whew! That was a job.:) My brother told me that we are suppose to get two to four inches more over the next couple of days. Can we say "Mold"? I saw some man at Walmart yesterday buying up ALL the product that they had of one brand to take care of moisture.He almost got down on his hands and knees to get to the back of the bottom shelf.Poor guy.:( It has hit a lot of people in our area. If we could share some of this rain for those unfortunate in California ...wouldn't that be great?:)
    Well..I am off to get a few things done around the house..before Jim fires me.LOL

    Here's your link:
  • dwnldlink
  • Saturday, October 03, 2009

    Some more layouts.:)

    I saw this layout on Scrapbook Memories on TV. I just loved the layout and since it was done in paper..I decided to create my own designs in digi.:) I am really happy with the way they turned out.The top layout is done with the word "baby" and has my DD as a baby.Sure wish I had a better pic of her..but this one has aged.She is thirty two now.:)

    You prolly have seen this pic of Katlyn (my great niece) before but I couldn't resist using it again in this layout and all I did was change the word "baby" to "sweet".It works for me!!LOL The pink vellum was my idea.Theirs didn't have that ..just another patterned paper.
    Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!:)

    Thanks for looking and comments are welcome.:)

    Hugs,
    Valinda