Saturday, October 27, 2007

Isn't She Lovely?

I was challenged to use some song lyrics to title a layout. I love this pic of Kendra from our vacation this past summer so the phrase, "Isn't she lovely?" came to mind. Chalk it up to a prejudiced Mom if you want. :)

The card under the "K" lifts up to reveal journaling which says:
Our summer vacation this year included a couple day trips as a family. On this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007, wearing her favorite dress, Kendra let me do a mini photo shoot. While she grows more lovely on the outside all the time, what the camera doesn't show is how lovely she is becoming on the inside. She has had a rough year physically. However, she's allowing the Lord to help her grow spiritually thru these tough times. It's exciting to watch her growing and maturing. We are looking forward to seeing how the Lord will use her and the lessons she's learning in her future. To us, she's very lovely.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

God's Comfort

I've been working on another circle journal layout. This time, the topic is to scrap a time when we felt the Lord's presence in our lives. I chose the period of time after my Mom died. That was a time when I truly felt the Lord's presence, grace, & comfort. Here's my LO. The picture is from our wedding.

The journaling says: Feb. 23, 1992, God called my mom Home to be with Him. I had never had to face anything so difficult before. One afternoon, as I lay on our bed, I remember praying, "Lord, I can't do this by myself. You have to help me." And He did. I felt His peace like I never had before. I've never forgotten His comfort and it's helped me have the faith to know He'll help me thru other difficult times as well.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Words of Comfort Card Deck

I made a deck of "comfort verses" for a friend that is going thru a really rough time right now. These are the Scriptures I go to when I need the Lord's comfort. I also included the words to a song that I find myself singing whenever those tough times come. I'm hoping she will find comfort & encouragement in these cards too.

I altered some cards from a kids' deck of "Go Fish" cards to make my deck/mini-album. Some of the cards are blank on the back -- though they are covered with the patterned paper. This mini-album or deck does have a back cover. But since it's just covered with patterned paper and no ribbons or embellishments, I didn't include pics. I used a note-book ring to bind them together and tied ribbons on the ring to hide it & decorate it.

This is my theme song during the storms of life. The chorus has been my prayer on many occasions when I just didn't know what or how to pray.

Friday, October 19, 2007

I've Been Tagged

I've been tagged by my friend Patter

Here are the rules which must be posted on your blog if you are tagged:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Here are the 7 facts about me:

1. I do NOT like mornings. I can stay up late at night pretty easily but get up early in the AM -- YUCK!
2. My favorite drink is a mocha cappuccino (white chocolate preferably).
3. I'm a pastor's daughter, a pastor's wife, and a future-pastor's mother.
4. I really enjoy old classic musicals.
5. I love cats. My family & I are currently owned by 3.
6. My favorite season of the year is fall.
7. I love a clean house but do not like house-cleaning.

I now tag 7 of my friends:


Have fun!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Sasha Belle

This was for Round 1 of the current Chinese Whispers game on ScrapJazz. It was just released to be posted today.

Journaling: We adopted Sasha on 1-26-06, when she was about 6 mos. old. Since that time she was brought lots of fun & playfulness to our home. She keeps the other cats moving with her love of running, chasing & wrestling. She hold the firm belief that anything & everything was meant for her to play with. She is our adorable "Sasha Belle."

Journaling around top pic: On my scrap chair waiting to scrap with me.

Journaling around bottom pic: Surveying things from the top of the cat tree.

Monday, October 15, 2007


One of the monthly challenges on Scraps-n-Such is to scrap an ISMs page. An "ism" is a saying that is unique to a family or person. Maybe something cute a child said when they were little or family expressions. Here is my page of Kendra-isms. The pictures were taken when she was almost 2. The sayings span a range from early talking to about 5.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Papa's Pumpkin

My dad decorated a pumpkin at his assisted living facility. He really enjoyed himself. Here's a LO I did of his pumpkin. Dad was a soldier in the Marines during WWII. He's still quite patriotic and carried that love into his pumpkin decoration.


This week's weight loss card theme was Water. Do we drink it? Why or why not? What do you like about water, etc.? Here's my card:

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mini-Album for my new great-niece

I recently had a great-niece born (I have 4 great-nephews). I made a mini-album from envelopes for her. Here are some pics of it. All pages have a pull-out insert. Most of these inserts have space for her parents and other family members to record their thoughts about her arrival.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

First Design Team Projects

I submitted my first projects for my design team. They were published in the monthly ezine on this past Friday. I was given a kit of papers and some embellishments and was to make a minimum of 1 layout, one project and 1 card from the kit. At least 1 layout had to be with the theme of Pastor Appreciation. Since my hubby is a pastor, this was pretty easy for me. I ended up with 3 layouts, 1 project and 1 card. Here are my layouts and card.

More Weight Loss Cards

Here are my next two weight loss cards.

For this one, we were to journal about our feelings about exercising. What exercise do we do, do we like exercise, etc.

For this one, we were to journal about eating out. Do we eat out? How do we make sure not to blow our diet? Etc.

Oct. Card Buffet

We had a "card buffet" at church recently. A Stampin' Up rep came and set up 11 stations of cards. We could pick & choose which cards we wanted to make. I did all of them. LOL I like having a stash of cards all ready to be sent out. We also decided to decorate the envelopes to match our cards. It was a very fun evening.


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