Tuesday, December 30, 2008

free quick pages for valentines day

Okay so you thought.. the holidays are almost over.. Ha.. here comes valentines day
Now first I want to warn you.. I have exceeded my bandwith with my 4-shared account. so I just bought more. so if you are unable to download ..please try again later. as it hasnt been updated yet.
here are the previews of the quick pages.
just click on the picture it will take you to the download.
and here is the second oneagain just click on the page and it will take you to the download page.
the quick pages was made by some exclusive art work I had made for me. If you are interested in the clip art to purchase for your own scrap pages. please email me at countrydreamz@countrydreamz.com
You may use these scrap pages for CU.

wow .. we recieved another award

I cant believe it another award., it is the fire heart award and was given to us from Judy at http://scrappocket.blogspot.com/.. Thank you so much Judy. Please make sure you visit here site for some really nice things.
Now the rules are I am to pass this on to 5 other people.
So the people I have chosen is .....
1. cameron.. hes a very young blogger.. but has a lot to offer.
2. Rosey great things check her out..
5my sister..
please visit each one of the sites above for some great items.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Snow inTexas near Houston..

It is not something you see everyday in the Houston area. But we really did have snow. So I scrapped a page to show you our snow.. this amount only took 10 min.. we got more.. but I had to put down the camera to play in it. lolYou can click on it and it will open to the full size.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

free quick pages elements and more... the blog train starts...

Guess what its almost time for the blog train to start.. Scrap those resolutions, is the name of the theme we have given for this little train ride.. It is Items to deal with the new year. Here is the preview you will be able to download from my blog. cu okayAll links are expired on this train.. watch soon for the next train...choo choo
This has quick pages .. papers and some elements. -- ribbons and bows,, stick pins and chains,, diamonds and frames in the whole set, Here is another picture with more of the stuff..

To get all the items. we have put them on both my blog and my sisters blog,, the whole scrap assortment looks like this....
so now all you need is the links..you can download part 2 and and and and there's more.. I split them up for people on slow download.. or dial up,, qp5 and qp1
taggers size quick page ,, now to get the rest of this set go here to (Expired)
tell Margaret I sent you,, and leave her some love..she has a lot more of the kit. have fun collecting everyone.
the tutorial on how to make your blog page is in the archives nov 23 one, for those that need to refresh them self..

Sunday, December 21, 2008

free quick page andChristmas at my sons.. ARRRGGG!!!!

We went to my sons house for a Christmas dinner today, his wife refuses to come to our home.. she hates me.. and boy was it clear today just how much.. We have tried to be nice to her .. for our sons sake and for our grand kids sake.. but it is getting harder and harder.And it was not a fun day.. but a very stressful event..So all that pray.. please say a prayer for this evil person, who's only goal in life is to be mean to people. and she is good at it.and maybe a prayer that my son and the grand kids.. wont be abused by her. As she is an abusive person..
Thank you and now for the quick page....
So today I will give everyone an early Christmas present.
Just click on the quick page. and it will open in a new window. then right click and save as.. It is a png. and a taggers size. the full size along with 4 other full size will be added on the 26 as part of the train. items.
Have a great night

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Blog train is coming

We are in the scrap your resolutions blog train. It starts DEC 26.. so watch for all the free stuff you can get.
we are doing elements and quick pages..It ends Jan 6.b

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

yikes, i didnt update yesterday. so free today is raggedy ann scrap kit

I got so busy yesterday trying to learn how to do something, I didnt get anything done.lol so today I have for you a scrap kit, taggers size.you can download the papers here the elements here and the frame here
Here is what the papers look like. These papers were made from our clip art raggedy Anns.
you can purchase the clip art here. our terms of use are .. use it for whatever you want.. except you may not sell the clip art as is. you must make something with it.
out terms of use for the scrap kits are.. use them for what ever you want.. no credit is required. cu okay.. a link would be nice.. but you dont have to. just have fun with it.
here is what the picture frame looks like. I love the frame.
and the elements.. I don't know if I put them all in. but here is the preview. of them..that's the whole little kit I made.so enjoy.so for the other elements that are not included in the first set .. download here
and for those that want to make full size paper here are the seamless tiles. download here
enjoy .. now I am going to go over and update my sisters blog for her. so stop over to the countrydreamz blogspot. to find out what you can get there.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

free train tag

I was playing today and made a new tag. I will be on the train for scrap your resolutions and thought I would make a little train tag to go with it. If you would like the blank one
just right click and save as. you may use it for whatever you want
Here is mine.. I guess I could have animated it .. lol

and I made one for Margaret so back to work I go. more stuff later

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

My 2nd award

Wow .. I am just so surprised .. I got another award..I would like to thank
Miguy , Just click on her name and it will take you to her blog. she has some wonderful things on her Blog.
I copied the meaning of this award from her blog. so I could share with you what this award means. Thank you
This award is called the "Proximidade Award" or "Friendship Around the World Award" Originally this award was written in spanish, but it translates to highlight blogs that are pleasing or special in some way, and also to extend the hand of friendship around the world. Now I am suppose to pass this award on to some great blogs:
Now I have to give this award to 5 more people.. and wow the decisions were hard to make. I have been all over this morning trying to decide
and here are the 5 blogs I chose
1. http://scrapurheartout.blogspot.com/
2. .http://ladydove59.blogspot.com/
3. .http://funky-fever.blogspot.com/
4. http://www.digicyberscraps.com/
5. .http://sassypumpkinsdesigns.blogspot.com/
Again thank you

Friday, December 5, 2008

a few frames and a quick page plus showing off 2 favorite scrap pages

Hi everyone
Well, its been a busy day today. But I did some scrapping.Here is one scrap page I finished. you can click on it to see a larger view.
I made a couple frames. and thought I would share them. for the blue car frame. click here

and for the red car frame click here and for the quick page click here also I have a christmas frame., which is here

and now to see the Christmas picture frame. the tube, I used for it came from fork art treasures.

. and now for some of my other scrap pages I have made. and are my favorites..
these I do not have a quick page for. just showing them.

Have a great weekend

I got my first award

Wow thank you , is all I can say to http://djsdesign.blogspot.com/
DJ has given me my first award. I am very surprised..now I have to pass it on to 5 more people.
this was hard for me.. as I have so many placesI love to visit and love the things they do
so here are the 5
everything and any thing you need is here, you will spend hours here,
2.http://debeedezines.blogspot.com/... check out her site for great things.
3.http://gingerscraps.blogspot.com/ great site .. lots of tutorials
4.http://emmas-scrapbook.blogspot.com/.. lots of cute things
5.http://www.trifaith.blogspot.com/ right now she is doing 31 freebies. a Free design every day for 31 days
Thanks again for the award.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

visit my sisters Blog to get the greenbay packers quick page

Today my sister finally added some new things to look at and a free quick page. so if you want a green bay packers quick page visit here
and she will be adding more to her sites here. as we are starting to play in photo shop.
so keep an eye out for new things

Monday, December 1, 2008

free quick page

Good Morning everyone
Hopefully your Monday will be a good one. I am hoping mine will be..lol
so for you today. I was playing with the scrap kit i gave away yesterday. and made a quick page. It is 3600x3600. you can download it here
this is what i did with it.

These are my grand babies, Valin lives with us full time. Everen use to stay with us Monday through Friday night and day while my son and his wife was finishing school.. college. what ever. and Bailey is new.. we don't know her to well yet.. but hope to, Any how I hope you like it.
have a great Monday

Sunday, November 30, 2008

new scrap kit using clip art from stickman santa claus

Yesterday I was playing with my clip art.. I like playing with clip art. and made a couple scrap kits.
heres what it looks like for the mini kit.. with taggers size paper
you can download the paper here
and the elements here. the preview of elements have some resized 60 percent or more.
I also have made the full size with lots of extras in it. and it will be put up on the web site for sale, I think.. I dont know yet. Its early..lol
I might put it here.
so off now I go.. as I have a house to clean.. icky.. I hate cleaning.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Good morning... or afternoon what ever the case is..lol
Wow I was busy yesterday.. Making pies and cleaning and getting ready for today..
How many are going to venture out tomorrow.. I will. I love fighting for a parking spot.. and finding my treasures..
remember if your at a place you are using a shopping cart.. keep a close on on your treasures.. for you don't know who is doing their shopping in your cart.. If you have an item .. that they want and it was a limited amount of them.. you might not have it anymore...

Today I have for you visions of flowers. you may download the quick page here for the jpg or here for the png
also all the papers and elements I used to make it here
Here is my granddaughter Bailey in the quick page. It was for her I made it. she is my grand daughter.. I have 3 sons 2 grandsons and another grandson on the way..lol
I hope you like it. I love making quick pages as I am still working on making a CD for my three boys, It still isn't finished.lol.. Ive been working on it for 2 years.. scanning in pictures of when they were young.. Its a lot of work.. and they keep having kids... lol
well that's it for today. Happy turkey day everyone

Monday, November 24, 2008

Wow . Lots of people testing the tutorials-- Thanks

Good Morning everyone
Boy yesterday was a busy day... with the new tutorials.. and trying to help everyone with any problems. A few things came up I didn't even think about when making the tutorials.. Like how things look different on different size screens. I have a 19 inch screen.My sister has a 22 inch screen. and a lot of people have a 15 inch screen.. so it looks different...also loading from photo bucket or tiny pics.. can make a difference.. you will need to adjust accordingly to it.
And then there are the templates we all use the same one.. but sometimes the template don't give you all the code.. so we encountered that problem.. my sisters site.. countrydreamz didn't have all the code so we added it. and the fix we put in worked. now to find out why it happens.. and what the real solution for the problem is. any one know why that happens or how to fix it.. let me know.. it where it says background.. but it has like $ signs instead of the area you insert your code.
I do want to thank everyone who tried my tutorials. As you know they are the first ones I have done.. and Mostly they are screen shots of what I am doing as a reminder to me.. oh how I did it.lol...My memorery isnt what it use to be,, so if i am trying to do something.. without a tutorial .. I have to do screen shots.. Thats how I get measurement for some tthings. like a blog page. I do a screen shot of my blog and take it into psp and then using the selection tool. select the parts I want to make like the topper. and middle insert. and then I play with them.. and see if they work. thats just a little hint of how I do my stuff.
Another good tip is.. the elements on your layout.. is psp.. they look right.. but on the web they are too big.. make sure you keep them down to around 300 x300 at the biggest..otherwise they look huge.. Today I am going to work on some inserts and toppers ..

Sunday, November 23, 2008

how to edit --HTML-- to put your background in from tiny pics

Now you are ready to upload to tiny pic
I upload my background my and topper. But only use the background and when I put my topper in I get it from my computer

Okay now in the picture above you copy the number where I put the arrow.
Go to your blog. Sign in
Make sure you choose minima
I always go to customize.
Then click on HTML
Okay now the trickey part
Go down to where it says background,, I highlighted it in yellow
And choose it and paste your code in from tiny pictures
Now you can save it and view it. Then I go back to customize it and put my header in.
If you look at the screen shot of the edit blog up above.. You will see header and the word edit click on it and it opens to a new window

Get your header and put in
Your done.

I hope this helps any one who is having problem.. I know I was and I think I have it now..lol

How I make my blog background

I just put in how I make the layout for my blog.. hopefully this is of some help to someone. I know when I tried to do it the first time.. i had a heck of a time.. I upload my background to tiny pics. if you need help with where to put the HTML. let me know and I will add a tutorial on how I do it.. This is by no means the only way to do a blog background.. It is how I do mine.
if you have any questions please let me know. I will try to help you. please dont pass this tutorial around give them the link and let them come to my blog to get it. thanks Joani

how to make a layout for your blog

If you click on the above image. It will open in a new windo and you can right click and save as.. and you have a background. please give credit if you use it for your blog. thanks joani

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Good morning
I did a quick page you may download if you like.. This is my sister.. my best friend..
my patner in the web stuff.. lol
if you like the layout, you can get the quick page here
heres what it looks like without the picture

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

over 100 Clip art sets on a cd sale

Good Day everyone
I have a special deal for everyone that starts now.. We have just open our countrydreamz scrappin site.. so we are having a grand opening sale...We are putting all the clip art on a cd and we are going to sell it all for 100.00.. thats over 100 semi exclusive and exclusive clip art packs.. I know for sure 115.. but we plan on adding more goodies.
This is a limited sale.. where we will sell only so many, of these cds. so if you want one.. please e-mail me at

Our terms of use are very easy.. Make whar you want with it.. have fun with it.. the only thing you cant do with it is resell the clip art as is. You must do something with it .. and you must give us credit somewhere on the site you use it on.
now thats easy right..lol
no license is needed. you can digitize it for embroidery designs and d sell your end results.. you can make scrap kit.. web sets..labels.. Use your imaginenation...Some of this clip art we had made for us. and havent even had the chance to put up on our site. .. This offer is going to be put up on our site this week. so if you know you want one.. make sure you contact me.. so I can put you on the list. You can see most of the clip art on our site at
We will putting up more of the clip art packages this week, so you know what you are getting.. or you can contact us and I will send you a list of all the clip art packages.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy vets day

Good Morning everyone
Today is veterans day. so too you vets.. Thank you. My husband was in the Marines for 91/2 years.. so I do understand Military life. we moved from il- to Mississippi to Arizona back to IL. while he went to Japan.. then to north Carolina... So to all you Military and vets.. Thank you...from the bottom of my heart. we would not be a free country without you.Today I have for you a free sunflower scrap kit.. yes a whole kit.. not just a quick page,, yeah.. I did this kit along time ago .. its one of my first.. maybe a tad bit rough.. but do with it as you please. cu ok

Image has been reduce to save space
I have separated the kit for easier downloads. you can downlod the elements here

the paper here and the tiles here
and the quick page in psp format only.. herehere is the quick page in the jpeg. I believe this is a taggers size kit,, I really cant remember. fo when I made it.. I didnt know there was taggers and full size kits..lol. I did put in the seamless tiles so you can make it what ever size you want. .
The clip art I used for this, scrap kit is from our site, here.
So Have a great day everone and enjoy

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Its Sunday.. what r u doing

Good Morning
Today is Sunday.. in case you dont know.. I just thought I would mention that.. lol. Wow we have been so busy on the weekends lately. Today we are going to go back to work on our back porch. well really a back room. we are ready to put the tar paper and windows in. Yeah. I am always frightened that our windows will get broken before we get them in. But they survived Ike.. so we are doing good huh,,
Yesterday we took our grandson Valin and went to see my oldest son , for his Birthday, he has 2 kids ,, Everen and Bailey. Valin had such a great time playing with Everen.. he did get upset with me holing the baby..He looked at me and said.. Im andmaws baby.. LOL.. the grandkids call me Andmaw..
anyhow we ended up taking Everen and Valin to Traders Village, where they were having an Indian expo. The kids loved watching the Indians dance.. and touching all the furs.. and hearing the history of the Indians from my hubby.
My middle son Mark and His wife showed up there. They had gone to galveston to see the area where their summer home was.. before Ike took it away..There was nothing there except a piece of the shed. so they took the piece of the shed. and are going to make something with it. They said they had a hard time there.. the ground was a slippery mess. it was firm but real slippery. and there was a parking lot full of cars.. buried under lots of sand .. dirt and wood. They had wanted to dig around and see if they could find any of there stuff.. but didnt.. it was just too slippery to do even that. and with her being pregnant. they just left.. and joined us for fun..
Today .. I have for you a quick Page. you may just click on it and it will open in a new window. then right click on it and save to your computer.
I will add a free scrap kit sometime next week so keep an eye out for that.
Have a great day everyone

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Good Morning
Here is the link to the quick page. It is an 8x10. and you may add items to it. I also included the picture frame and ribbon I used.
I finished digitizing my flower fairies yesterday. the art work is from Innys and Here they are. They come in 4x4 and 5x7. Margaret also finished a new set. sunflower kids. art work by whimsy primsy. and it is the start of a series. you can find both sets at www.countrydreamz.com

okay. I guess that is it for today..I will add more quick pages and psp items soon.