Hello Newsletter Subscribers,

I hope that all of you had a wonderful week.  I noticed that the Yahoo Group was busy buzzing away.  Thank you to those of you who participated in the Michael’s Pay it Forward.  For those of you who don’t know what I am talking about, Michael’s Retail Stores had a Random Act of Kindness going on this week.  I interpreted that as a Pay it Forward in the IzzaBoutChu! Yahoo Group where I offered a quick free file for all of you.  I then invited those of you who were interested to also Pay it Forward by uploading a free file of your own (that was not copyrighted)…but was one of your favorite files…to share with the group.  If you have not done so already, please do.  I am hoping that our group will be givers and not just takers…and this is a way to begin doing that.

Also in the Yahoo Group, I have put up two new files for your use.  One is a file where you can list your blogs/websites so that you can promote them.  I have a requirement to this though.  That requirement is that you are sharing your website…but not to try to sell something on your website.  In other words, don’t offer a page that opens to something that you are selling.  If that is the case, then your post will be eliminated because  we are promoting a Pay it Forward environment here and that will go against the purpose of this group. 

The second file that I have there for your purposes are any video tutorials that you may have made that you want to promote.  I noticed on one of the posts that someone had linked a video…which is great in the present moment…but later when you want to refer to it again…you will be asking…which post was that on?....where can I find it?  Well, you can still post the videos, but I encourage you to also list the link with a quick description in the video folder so that people can refer back to them at a later date.

In the Pazzles Craft Room, Amanda posted a link that I have to share here.  It is another site that offers free SVG files that are very nice!  Be sure to go to & enjoy the site!  It is not an “all free” site…but there are tons of free files.  If you are looking for Disney party files, she has them there.  There are lots of pretty paper lace designs.  I love collecting free files as much as the rest of you and can’t wait to take the time to peruse this site further.  There is one catch though: Due to the site that she is using here…you can only download once per/30 minutes.  But, once you see the files, I think that you will agree that it is well worth the wait.

If you have visited the website this week, you will have noticed that construction site dust is collecting there.  I have been changing things around because Yola finally gave us free links.  So, when you go to the site, you will not see the “file” tabs at the top any longer.  You will see the home page and when you scroll down, there will be a list of categories to click on.  I do not have the "link back to home page" set up yet though…like I said…dust.  So, please bear with me as I try to improve the site.  I am trying to make it easier for you to scroll through the files.  This is what I had wanted to do from the beginning…but I didn’t have the option before.  So, I am quite happy that I now do.  But, because there are already thousands of files on the site…it is a tedious job that is going to take a long time to do.  But, it will get done…and should make things easier for you in the long run.


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 :  Making charms:

                                  Magic Extractor:


Most of the files were about CAMPING this week.   This is the perfect time of the year to camp here in Florida!

If your interests are not being represented, then write to me at and voice your opinion.

New Files:

Animals:  nothing new this week.

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:  nothing new this week.

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:  Nothing new this week

Flowers  ash tree, maple tree, row of trees

Food:  nothing new this week.

Holidays/Seasonal:  nothing new this week

Journaling Tags & Office Supplies: nothing new this week.

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:  nothing new this week.

Things Around the House:  nothing new this week.

Transportation:  motorcycles 1 & 2.

Vacation/Travel:  (Click on the word “CAMPING” which will link you to a new page.)

CAMPING:  axe, binoculars, fire pit, folding chair, marshmallow on a stick, sleeping bag, tent, row of trees. 

STATE PARKS (symbols): boardwalk, boat launch, camping signage, canoes, climbing, fire wood, fish cleaning, fishing allowed, picnic shelter, picnic tables, playground2, ranger station, rock climbing, swimming, trail.

Weather:  nothing new this week.

Weddings & Proms:  nothing new this week.

3-D:  nothing new this week.

Guest Designer: Phillip Martin:  CAMPING: bear in the woods, firefly, frog holding, grizzly bear,&  rattle snake.

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!