Hello Everybody!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  Luck of the Irish to ya!  Hope that you find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  I know that I would like to find it!  LOL!

This week you will find a menagerie of files. To be honest, I didn’t do as much this week due to Mother issues at the nursing home.  She is fine, but I had to deal with the staff itself.  Mom wasn’t happy with a few people this week.  Seems that they were disrespectful and made her feel like a child and she doesn’t want to feel like a child.  Anyway….lots of phone calls and little work done.  Sorry about that.  But, from the beginning, I had said that Mom comes first before any projects.

I have also been working on the newer site.  I am trying to get papers made.  Right now, I have decided to work on basic papers…simple designs so that you can change the colors to whatever you want them to be before printing out.  This will allow you to use the eye dropper tool on your photos….that will make your color palette.  You can then drop those colors into the designs of the page…and everything will match perfectly.  That is the part about digital scrapbooking that I like.

I have been also trying to learn a new program this week that I absolutely love.  Move over Adobe!  Oh don’t get me wrong…still love my Adobe…but this new program that I am working with, Craft Artist, is wonderful.  It is so much easier to use than the Adobe and I am just beginning.  One of the features that I like about this program is that I can do a double layout, side by side.  I don’t have to toggle back and forth to see both pages. I can design them both together.  I can import from Adobe and get an entirely different look.  So, a new creative door has opened and I am feeling overwhelmed as to where to begin….like a kid in a candy store without limitations.  I find myself saying things like “You’re kidding!  It’s that easy?!...huh?  I spent hours trying to do this…and one click?!”  Anyway, they have a free software package to try out.  It is very limited though.  And, you will think that you have to use their digital packages….you don’t.  Just import your stuff into the program.  There are tons of free digital sites out there where you can download from.  Here is the link:


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.

My Life:  All or Nothing!  An article about our suspicions when someone tries to help us.

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Videos:  Building a website

New Files:

Animals:  Nothing new this week.

Aquariums/Ocean life/Beaches   nothing new this week.

Audition Layouts:  nothing new this week.

Bugs and Critters  nothing new this week. 

Cards & Envelopes:  Scroll down to WINDOW CARDS: Misc:Photo Strip Cards;  Toppers:  two sizes of a tears overlay, topper for Love Your New Home 

Christian or Jewish:  pieced cross 

Country/Rodeo:  Nothing new this week. 

Decorations, Swirls, & Such:  fluer de lie, fluer de lie of Florence

Dinosaurs:  Nothing new this week

Fantasy:  nothing new this week

Flowers  nothing new this week

Food:  nothing new this week

Holidays/Seasonal:  nothing new this week

Journaling Tags & Office Supplies: nothing new this week

Lace, Borders, & Corners  Scroll to the bottom of the page: tear drop border

Paper and files:  nothing new this week.

Party Things:  Nothing new this week. 

Mats & Overlays:  nothing new this week

People & Their Belongings:  nothing new this week

Rhinestone Patterns:  nothing new this week.

Shared Files:   nothing new this week.

Sports nothing new this week

Steampunk/Antique/Vintage:  antique bottle, wine carafe/beaker, and eau de parfume

Things Around the House:  nothing new this week

Transportation:  nothing new this week.

Vacation/Travel:  flag of Quebec

Weather:  nothing new this week

Weddings & Proms:  nothing new this week.

3-D:  nothing new this week.

Guest Designers:

KID SCRAPS Creating Fun:  nothing new this week

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!