Thursday, October 9, 2014

Another Good Morning

"Ebola, wars, politics, sex slavery, sexual & gender confusion, abuse, divorce, death, etc...things seem doomed ‪#‎AlwaysHope‬ ‪#‎PreachJesus‬"
Posted by my son on FB today.

Amen! There is always hope in Jesus. He IS our hope. 

It's another beautiful morning here in Central Florida. A good day to be alive and serving our Lord. We are getting ready to travel to South Carolina to visit our son and his family. Looking forward to seeing those grandkids!
Here they are at the State Fair last night. Aren't they adorable! Planning on having lots of fun with them. So I may not be around for the next couple of weeks. 

I've had to put my scrapping on hold for a couple of weeks but hope to be able to create a few pages in the car on the way to SC. I use Lumapix Fotofusion for my scrapping. If you haven't heard of it you really need to check it out. You can download and try it out as a free trial before you purchase. It is a wonderful program and so easy to learn. If you decide to try it out and have questions just post here and I will be glad to help all I can. I have used the program for over 10 years and it has been a life-saver. I make a book for each of my three kids' families each year, with over 150 pages each. I know I couldn't accomplish this without FotoFusion. BTW, I receive no compensation for this recommendation, I just love it and want to spread the love!

I did complete the Fall Romance mini-kit. I hope someone can use it. It would be awful nice to know that people appreciate and enjoy the things I make. Or it would also be nice to know if they are just not usable. At least that way I can either improve or not make them at all. So I would ask that if you download, please leave a comment so I will know that it is not just a robot downloading and placing on other sites for download. Download Part2 Here

Well that's all for now. Be back soon. Don't forget to click the link at the top on the right and check out Young Living Essential Oils. My family couldn't do without ours; from allergies, to burns, to scrapes... snoring... insomnia. Those are just some of the reasons we've used Young Living Essential Oils in just the past week.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

God is so amazing!!! His blood washes over all our sins! When we ask for forgiveness and we don't feel forgiven we already are! His love is amazing, true and never ending!! If you are going through a hard time with not feeling forgiven just remember that He has forgiven you and that He loves you and His blood washes over you!!!
(My granddaughter, Becca, posted this on Facebook!)

Good morning! It is a gorgeous Wednesday here in Florida! The sky is blue, the sun is shining and it is a nice warm day. I love the warm weather, no falling or changing leaves here yet. As I've said before, our leaves don't change and fall until about February each year. However, we do feel a change in the air. If you live in Florida for a while, you can definitely feel the air go from Summer to Fall.

Since I am a part-time draftsman, I work when the jobs come in. I have a job to do right now so I won't be able to add to the freebie, Fall Romance, until next week. Will get on that as soon as possible.

Wishing you all a great day!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My son shared this on Facebook this morning and I thought it was exactly my heart's desire; that my life begins and ends with Jesus!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 29, 2014

I love this quote that Toby Mac posted on Facebook: "We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God." 
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Good morning all. We had a great day at church yesterday! We went to our church for the 10:30 service then left and went to our daughter's church for a lunch and game afternoon. Lots of fun. 
Hope you all were able to enjoy your Sunday and were able to attend a church service as well. 
I have created a little something that you may want to download. It is a mini digital scrapbooking kit called Fall Romance. I may be adding to it in a few days to make it a larger kit. 
Here in Florida we really don't have fall until about February, which is fine with me. But I know many of you are getting into fall in full swing. I loved these colors and I realize there are plenty of kits out there with leaves, etc. so I didn't add any of those, although I am leaving that option open in the near future. Hope someone can use this. 
As I mentioned earlier, I am into using Young Living essential oils. I am always amazed at how well they work. I'm telling you there is no oil like them. I use the allergy trio (lemon, peppermint and lavender) almost daily and it helps with my runny nose and post nasal... you probably know the irritation of that. My daughters and daughter-in-law use it with their husbands and kids as well. We really could not be without it. Sometimes I use one of their blends named RC too, if I am going to be away from home for a while and want to have double protection. But I'll tell more about those at another time. Right now I wanted to share the link for the freebie, Fall Romance.
Please read my TOU that are included in the zip file. I do not allow the file to be shared. If you would like for someone else to be able to download this file, please send them here, to my blog. If I see that the file downloads do not match the visitors to my blog, I will discontinue my freebies. Thanks for respecting this.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Good morning. God is so good to give us another beautiful morning to wake up and live life. I love reading the book of Esther in the Bible. It is such an encouragement to obey God and let him do his work his way. Even though it seemed that Esther would surely die for her disobedience to the law, and that is what she feared, she finally just put her trust in God and he not only preserved her, but he promoted her and her family and blessed them beyond measure. One of our pastor's favorite saying is, "Obedience brings blessing, disobedience brings conflict." This is demonstrated so often in scripture.

I love Fotofusion. It makes my scrappy life so much easier with results that I love. I will be sharing some of my pages soon and hopefully getting back into creating a few freebies too. But for now I will just share a couple photos.

This is Julia and Bryanna. They are wearing makeup that their great-grandmother gave them before she passed away. They wanted mommy and daddy to see how beautiful they are and how beautiful their rainbow nails are. What fun being carefree little girls! We celebrated Julia's 8th birthday yesterday. I cannot believe she is growing so fast, although she is so tiny she still looks like she is six.

Hope you are having a wonderful day so far. God Bless!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I haven't been here in a very long time. Life had gotten the best of me for a few years. During my time away we have lost four dear family members. We mourned, but not as those who have no hope. (I Thess. 4: 13-18)

But hopefully I am back for regular updates.

I have begun two new journeys in my life which I will be sharing here, along with my digital scrapbooking. I am still digi-scrapping, still using Fotofusion, and still loving it all.
About twenty years ago a natural health professional introduced us to Young Living Essential Oils. I bought a package of the oils back then but never really learned what they were for or how to use them. Well, low and behold, I located those oils recently and after all these years they are still great! I was utterly amazed by this and I will be talking about this more in the days to come. But to me that just confirmed the purity of the Young Living oils.

This week we are keeping four of our granddaughters while their parents are away. Since another granddaughter lives with us we have five girls ages 4-13 here this week. Lots of fun! Will be posting pictures and layouts and all kinds of fun stuff about that soon.

I know that most of my links to the right are outdated and I will take care of that soon. Wishing you all a blessed Tuesday!

Well, I am back, and hopefully to stay for a while.
God Bless!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

‎"Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is." AW Tozer
My daughter, Amy, posted this on facebook yesterday, and I found it so
appropriate for what our family is going through right now. I have three
close family members, my mother, brother and brother-in-law, who are
in stage 4 cancer. Quite overwhelming if you look at the circumstances.
But God is still God. And he is still in control. No matter what circumstances
we see, he sees the big picture!

Bryanna Nicole. She is a year old now. Can't imagine life without her. She is such
a sparkly little personality. She makes me feel like a queen when I walk in the door.
Her little face lights up and she has a huge smile. What a little doll.

She was not happy to be wearing the tutu Grammy made for her.
She escaped from the pose as fast as her little feet would carry her.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Surprise. I'm actually here posting...

Saw this today and knew I would do it with my granddaughters for their "craft" class.
Here is where you can go for the directions. I think kids would love this especially since it dries puffy and colored! Gonna give it a try.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hello Blogging World...

I have been scrapping like crazy but not posting to my blog. This is a LO I did for the ABC challenge at DSO. These are two of my precious granddaughters. The letter this month is K so this picture was perfect for that.
I used the kit Sweet Caroline by Meredith Cardall. It is part of the August membership package at the Daily Digi.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Another Color Challenge and Freebie

I'm participating in the color challenge over at DSO this month and made a freebie mini-kit. I know it is almost summer but these colors just said spring to me so this little kit is called A Special Spring. There are a few more items than are shown on the preview below, just couldn't fit them in. This is also the kit I have used to create my blog deco. The download links are below the preview. If I run out of bandwidth at Box if someone will let me know I will upload them to 4shared also. I know the wait there is so irritating that is why I use Box when I can. Ok, here goes...
Here are new links to Mediafire. You need to download all four files.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Template Challenge

I have created a layout for the template challenge at the Shabby Shoppe. This is a LO of Olivia's sixth birthday party. I used the kit An Affair to Remember from the Shabby Shoppe. If you visit their blog there are some add-on freebies for that kit as birthday gifts... their blog and their shoppe birthdays.

 Ok then. Until next time.... God Bless!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Just sharing some Easter photos...

These are photos of Jake's family. Aren't the kids precious. They are very lively but they are just as sweet as can be!

Jett let the girls kiss on him longer than I thought he would tolerate. Then he had had enough. The family photo was taken after a day at the beach. We were in Port St. Joe, FL, where Jake was going to preach Easter Sunday morning. We stayed at a beach house with them. We had a great time.

And here is Missy Becca, such a beautiful young lady, takes after her mother, Amy, below. They were having an Easter picnic at the park then an egg hunt.

Then we have our lovely Priscilla's family. We had an egg hunt with the girls the Sunday before Easter since we were going to be gone. Little sweeties all decked out in their Easter attire.

I love my family!!!