Hello Everyone,

Why is it that when the light is at the end of the tunnel, we peter out?!  I have not done anything on the website these past two weeks.  I kind of went on strike, LOL.  To be honest, I have been working out in the yard in this beautiful weather that we have been experiencing.  I got some huge flower pots and filled them with flowers for the patio.  I weeded out our huge flower bed in the backyard because a lot of our plants didn’t survive our mild winter…yeah I know…try to figure that one out.  I covered them just like I do every year, here in Florida, and they didn’t make it through our mild winter….yet persevered the past two wicked winters.  It doesn’t make any sense.  So, I have been a busy outdoor girl…fighting with my sinuses the entire time…LOL.  Allergies are horrible this year. I did manage to make you some files though.

I catered to babies this week.  Recently, I got an invitation to help out a church committee out of town.  They have a program that helps women who find themselves pregnant…who do not want to have an abortion.  They want to keep their babies….but can’t afford the costs.  They church puts them in touch with the right organizations and helps to provide them with what they need.  For example, our church contributes each year by holding an annual baby shower in addition to helping with funds.  That is one thing that I have to credit the churches for in this area, they put differences aside and help together for a united cause.  More gets done that way.  In my case, it is to help women who do not scrapbook or make cards, to learn how to make baby scrapbooks from scraps and donations from others.  So, I have been collecting files for them and have been cutting up a storm to make pieced files as models so that they will know how to construct them.  I have only been to one meeting thus far…but these are people who use scissors to cut everything out.  Imagine their surprise next week, when I bring in the pieces already cut out.  All that they will have to do is construct the pieces together.  Some of these women didn’t know what a Cricut or a Pazzles were.  It should prove to be fun.  The last time that I embarked on a mission for this cause was when I went to quilting bees to make quilts for the babies.  We would quilt and pray over the quilts so that they would bless the child.  I think that we need to start doing the same thing with these albums.  In this world, these children need all of the blessings that we can muster up for them.  So, don’t forget to bless your children as they go in and out of your house!  You have no idea what you might have protected them from in doing so. J

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:  nothing new this week

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Videos:  nothing new this week.

New Files:

Animals:  Nothing new this week

                  Circus & Zoo Animals:  Silly Giraffe, Monkey7.           

Aquariums/Ocean life/Beaches   nothing new this week.

Audition Layouts:  nothing new this week.

Bugs and Critters  array of butterflies 

Cards & Envelopes:  Toppers:  Happy Mother’s Day

                                      Regular Cards: Scalloped Edge Card bases

                                      Special Folds:  Mini Venetian Blind Card 

Christian or Jewish:  nothing new this week 

Country/Rodeo:  Nothing new this week. 

Decorations, Swirls, & Such:  Chinese flowers, Lobster deco

Dinosaurs:  Nothing new this week

Fantasy:  Mermaid.  This will look strange when you first look at it because the bottom of the mermaid is cut so that there are attached strips.  You need to curl those strips up towards her.  You can add as many of these layers as you wish to get the full look that you want.  Also, it looks like her hands are behind her back, but for the photo, I could not bring them forward.  You should bring the hands to the front of the doll and place the seashell in her “hands”.

Flowers  nothing new this week

Food:  nothing new this week

Holidays/Seasonal:  Nothing new this week

Journaling Tags & Office Supplies:  mat or label

Lace, Borders, & Corners  Nothing new this week

Mats & Overlays:  diamond grid, squiggly frame, wrought iron door shield

Paper and files:  nothing new this week.

Party Things:  Nothing new this week. 

People & Their Belongings:  Babies Furniture:   Rock-a-bye Baby

                                                    Pregnancy & Misc.:  It’s a Boy, It’s a Girl, Labor-ious Walk, Any Time Now!,                                                            

                                                                                        Love seeds, & Our Little Seedling.

                                                    Toys:  Bear                                     

Rhinestone Patterns:  nothing new this week.

Shared Files:   nothing new this week.

Sports Golf:  Putting

Steampunk/Antique/Vintage:  nothing new this week

Things Around the House:  Nothing new this week

Transportation:  nothing new this week.

Vacation/Travel:  Amusement Parks:  Cotton Candy, Ferris Wheel, Merry-go-Round, Roller Coaster.

                                Europe:  London Bridge (Do not make it too small or it will not cut well.)

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!