Hello Newsletter Subscribers,

The file list is smaller…but I hope that you will like what you see this week.  I made a cuddly bear that can be arranged to stand, sit, run….you just move the pieces around the way that you want them.  But don’t stop there.  Do you know how you go to those sites that have the bear doing different things, like playing tennis, or soccer or cooking, etc.  Well, now you can collect these accessories throughout the site, or the existing files that you already own, and pair them with this bear.  Just use your imagination.  To help you, I have made suggestions to do this with some of this week’s files.  Stop thinking of isolated files and start thinking of integrating all of the files together!

We also need to welcome KID SCRAPS: Creating Fun Files to our Guest Designer Family.  They run a free coloring book website.  They have graciously allowed me to use their pages to create cutting files.  Their Terms of Use is the same as mine.  Please be sure to read before using for any commercial purpose due to copyright laws.  They have agreed to share…please don’t abuse this privilege.                                                                           Please visit their website at:

I have included a doll cutout this week with two different outfits.  At first glance, it won’t look like she has much clothing.  But, if you snip off the bottoms of the pants, you can have cropped pants or shorts.  If you crop off the bottom of her dress, you will have a shirt in different lengths.  You can change out papers and cut the same exact outfit and it will look different depending on how you “trim” it with your pens, glitters etc.  Little hands can have fun with this.  If you don’t need a cutout, this lady would be nice to place on the front of your card with a speech bubble.  Use your imagination!  She could be a mother on a page layout if you place kids next to her…and there are kids already on the site.  Have fun!

Someone had requested coffee files and I have been trying to include some.  This week it is about lattes.  Don’t forget that you can place a person or a “bear” in your layouts and use the coffee files as accessories.  Don’t limit yourselves to individual files….use them interchanged together for nice cards and layouts.

I didn’t make a video or as many files this week because again, I was working on the site itself.  I am trying to make new pages and links so that your experience will be more enjoyable.  Plus, I have been working on the new site.  So, please BEAR with me this week. 

BTW…my mother is doing great again.  They can’t explain any of what happened to her last week aside from medication changes.  I too am very sensitive to medications….must run in the family.  But, I just wanted to thank you for your prayers…because guess what?!  Prayer works!  God bless you all!


If  you have prayer requests, please send them to this address: 

In the subject area, type PRAYER REQUEST.  Do not send last names.  Only first names and brief descriptions of the situation.  God knows what is going on! :-)  I will add them to my prayer list!  I also ask that if the prayer is answered that you let me know so that we can give Him Praise!

ORDERS for WPC , PDF, SVG, and MTC files:  This feature is for those of you who need a special file.  I charge for these kinds of files.  The price would be determined by the complexity of the file. 

Also, from here on in, I am listing all free files as pdf and wpc.  If you want a svg or mtc, let me know....but I will be charging $1/file.  Most programs accept pdfs.  If I list all file formats on my website, it takes way too long and takes away from the quantity and quality of the designs that I want to post in the future.  This will encourage you to learn how to import pdf if you don't already know how.  One person said that she didn't know how to use pdf for svg.....well....I made a tutorial on how to do this and it is listed on the site under VIDEOS.

Videos:  Be sure to subscribe to Opal777 on You Tube:

Videos:  Be sure to watch :  How to Make Your Own Border Punches 1 & 2 & Snipping Tool.  Just click on the underlined number or Title.

New Files:

Animals:  In the Woods & Caves: Bears, Gone to the Birds: Penguin

Aquariums/Ocean life/Beaches   nothing new this week.

Audition Layouts:  nothing new this week.

Borders, & Corners nothing new this week.

Bugs and Critters  nothing new this week. 

Cards & Envelopes:  Scroll down to WINDOW CARDS: 3 window cards/mats 

Christian or Jewish:  nothing new this week. 

Country/Rodeo:  Nothing new this week. 

Decorations, Swirls, & Such:  nothing new this week.

Dinosaurs:  Nothing new this week

Fantasy:  tooth fairy

Flowers  nothing new this week

Food:  Cooking Accessories: BBQ Accessories; Beverages: Coffee to Go, See you Latte, Steaming Lattee

Holidays/Seasonal:  Scroll to bottom of page and click on St. Patrick’s Day:  scalloped Shamrock & Shamrock Bear.  (You could substitute the rosy cheeks with tiny shamrocks as well) 

Journaling Tags & Office Supplies: nothing new this week

Paper and files:  nothing new this week.

Party Things:  Nothing new this week. 

Mats & Overlays:  Loop circle & Loop circle frame

People & Their Belongings

Babies:  Father w Baby (would be great for a “New Father” card)

Body Parts: Heads: Girl’s Head & Boy’s Head (looks like Alfalfa)

Clothing: Hats, Scarves & Gloves:  Hat & Mittens

Teens & Adults:  Doll Cutout

Toys: Wagon  (place a bear or a child sitting in wagon and a bear or person pulling the wagon)

Rhinestone Patterns:  nothing new this week.

Shared Files:   nothing new this week.

Sports nothing new this week

Steampunk/Antique/Vintage:  nothing new this week.

Things Around the House:  nothing new this week.

Transportation:  nothing new this week.

Vacation/Travel:  nothing new this week

Weather:  Scroll to bottom of page:  Melting Snowman

Weddings & Proms:  nothing new this week.

3-D:  nothing new this week.

Guest Designers:

KID SCRAPS Creating Fun:  Bucking Bull, roping kid, roping & saddle up

Phillip Martin:  nothing new this week

Teacher Tools:  nothing new this week

If you have any ideas for files, please let me know!  I love to design and your suggestions let me know that I am not doing this in vain.  If you have an idea, just send an email with IDEA in the subject area.
Please send ALL correspondence to the  email address.  My Opal777 email address is a personal one.  I have an elderly mother who ails from time to time...and I need that one kept open for personal communication.  Thank you for understanding in advance.  :-)

HAPPY SCRAPPING!!  See you next week!