Hello Newsletter Subscribers,

I hope that you all had a safe and exciting holiday!  It was a busy holiday week for my husband and me.  My hubby and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in much the same way that we did our honeymoon, ten years ago.  Ten years ago, we went to Orlando, Florida and stayed at a luxury resort hotel.  I was sick the entire time that we were there.  I later found out that I had pneumonia.  Well, it hasn’t gotten to pneumonia here in the present…but I have been having a bad bout of bronchitis.  It has been so bad that my doctor wanted to hospitalize me…of course…like most woman I know…I refused. After all, how would life go on without me?!  I am so egotistical…LOL.  Anyway, he gave me the same meds that I would have had via IV in the hospital with the understanding that I was to do nothing but rest at home.  So…guess what I have been doing?  Yeah…making files and videos.  I would have gone stir crazy if I didn’t have something to do with my time.  I am not a dormant person.  I like to be on the go.  So, this was my outlet. 

Other than that though, I had a wonderful Christmas.  We 2nd honeymooned in Orlando before going on to visit with my inlaws for the holidays.  We spent 3 days with them before heading home.  By that time, I was relapsed and back to the doctors.  So, if any of you have a cold…just seems like a nasty, run of the mill cold…go to the doctors if it doesn’t let up.  That is how mine started.  It was annoying at best…and just wouldn’t go away.  Take care of yourselves.  I always tell my female friends that we should follow airline rules:  If the altitude changes so badly that the oxygen masks drop….put it on your face before you put it on your child’s face…otherwise you might not be around to care for them when they need you.  Translation:  We need to spend as much time caring for ourselves as we do those around us.  If we think that we are that indispensible,  then we need to invest in ourselves so that we CAN be around.  Take care of yourself!

The files were miscellaneous this week.    If your interests are not being represented, then write to me at and voice your opinion.


My Life:  Nothing new this week

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 an 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:  I have been making videos throughout the week.  I have not had the chance to post them to the website yet though.  You can see them if you search OPAL777 on You Tube though. 

Gallery:  nothing new this week

I would like to see some of your work that you have made using the files listed in the IzzaBoutChu! Site.  Please share!

Some of you shared your photos at the Izzaboutchu! Yahoo Group site!  It warmed my heart!  Thank you for sharing your projects!  Please continue to do so. 

These are the FREE files that I added last week:


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:  nothing new this week


Christian or Jewish:  nothing new this week


Country/Rodeo:  Nothing new this week


Decorations, Swirls, & Such:  decorative journaling, filigree boot, filigree bow, flower power swirl.

Dinosaurs:  Nothing new this week

Fantasy:  Nothing new this week

Flowers 8 petal flower, cheerio flowers


Food:  nothing new this week



        New Years:  2012, confetti2, Happy New Year, Father Time and Baby New Year, Happy New Year Baby, Happy New Year Balloon, New Year Baby, New Year’s Hour Glass, Ring in the New Year, Toast to the New Year.

       Valentine’s Day:  Love guitar

Lace, Borders, & Corners:  tropical flower border, wrought iron leaves.

Paper and files:  nothing new this week.

Party Things:  Nothing new this week.


Mats & Overlays:  bracket lattice, flower mat2, heart edged mat, loopy page lace, slinky border, cheerio flower frame.

People & Their Belongings:  punch

Sports:  nothing new this week

Steampunk/Antique/Vintage:  nothing new this week

Things Around the House:  hour glass, plush animal

Transportation:  nothing new this week

Vacation/Travel: nothing new this week.

Weather:  sleigh bells ring, snowflakes, the snowflake that gave me grief.

Weddings & Proms:  nothing new this week

3-D:  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!