Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I Am Thankful #3

Tomorrow this is how old I will become. 30. I am thankful
to the Lord for seeing my through yet another year. I thank
him for my health, my strength, and right frame of mind
for the most part. LOL! I don't think that anyone functions
all the time with a full deck. LOL!

For those who do not know the story of my birth or pre-birth.
I was very close to being aborted with my mother and father
sitting the office with papers filled out and appointments made.
They told her that if she were to get pregnant again and
attempt to have the baby (me) she or both of us would die.
My mother had sever complications with my older sister and
almost died because of it. So here she was again. Well, all of a
sudden she rose up, tore up the papers, and told my father
that if God meant it for us both to die than we would die and
if he meant for us to live than we would live. From that night
foward my mother and father prayed for her and myself
every night. They never missed a night praying. My father
would read to me and show me pictures. He would also sing to
me. When the time came to have me mother told me that she
was up helping everyone else out in very little pain and that it
was that way right up until the time she had me. I came right out
with the greatest ease. Praise God! So I am here today standing
on the brink of 30. I am also here now standing on the promises
of God knowing that he will never leave us nor forsake us.

Thank you all and be blessed!

Monday, December 22, 2008

I Am Thankful #2

A GOOD LAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They say that laughter is one of the best medicines
out there and best of all it's free!!! This was painted
on the back of someone truck and I just had take
a pic of it. It had me chuckling for a good while.
I didn't know what I was going to use the photo
for and it goes to show you nothing happens by
chance. I took it for such a time as this.
I am so thankful to God for the gift of laughter!!!

Be blessed!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I Am Thankful #1

Hello all! This is day one in my efforts to pick out the things
that I am most thankful for out of this tough year. Ofcourse
my little gifts that God has blessed me with came to mind.
Jadon is so much like daddy. BUSY and VERY SOCIAL!!!
He is super smart and bossy and has picked up a habit wanting
to chew gum thanks to our pastor and our friend Steve.
Leilani is my little cuttlebug and wants to cuddle all the time.
She is also my danger girl and has a sort of qiet busy about her.
That means I have to keep close tabs on her. LOL! She is also
a lot like me and carries pencil and paper around pretty much
everywhere she goes. My mother said that is exactly how I
was at her age.
They both LOVE MUSIC and will stop dead in their tracks to listen.
Don't try to fool either because they know the good stuff from
the bad!
I created this page with the loveliness of American Crafts
Christmas line, mini marks, and thickers. I must say that
all things American Crafts I love and can't get enough of.
I have the bad habit of wanting use everything on one page
and REALLY have to hold myself back. Even though the pic
is not a Christmas pic everything went perfect with it. Yay!
Thank you for letting me share my first day of thankfulness
with you and I will be back for round two tomorrow.
Be blessed

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Starting Tomorrow....

I will be starting a thankfulness post for each day of the week. We have been through so much this past year and think that I need to remind myself of the good things.

Stay tuned for post one!
Be blessed

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Good, The Bad, and The Classic With Snow

The good,
the bad,
and the classic with snow!!!

Yes, it actually snowed pretty hard here in Vegas first on
Monday and then on Wednesday!!! Wednesday was so bad
that they actually CLOSED THE SCHOOLS DOWN!!! That
is totally unheard of here but it happened. What strange
things lurk and ofcourse it just another sign of the times for
those who know what I mean.
I know I left a lot of details out in the previous post due to
plain tiredness. I visited the strangest park here in town
called the Wetlands. They designed it specifically for certain
wildlife here in the desert. It was on the Sabbath which was
perfect. The other people who are seen is my baby sis Melissa, her
HOPEFULLY soon to be Ricardo, Steve (one of the best guys
I know and friend), and ofcourse my kiddies. We had such
a great time. Gods creations are truely wonderful.
I will be back as soon as possible with some projects and things
of that sort. Until then be blessed!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Creating Again!!!

Enough said.
It's late. LOL.
Be blessed!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Happy 1st of December

No, it not snowing here in Vegas which would be a miracle but

we did have some fog which is just as strange here on Thanksgiving.

I pray that everyones turkey day was a blessed one.

I know that I had been gone for a while not by choice but if it happened

it was meant to be as such. We had to move two times in this past month

which was totally not fun at all and just now settling down. My husband

has also been having some serious issues in which he could use your

prayers. He is right now checked into the hospital and we don't know

exactly how long he is going to be there. It going to definately take its

toll on our finances being he is the only working at this time. Please keep

that in your prayers as well. Sorry for such a grim post but life is not

always on the ups. I want to be as real as I can be. There are trials in

in my life just like the next person but through Jesus Christ, family, and

friends we can make it. Trust me, I know it to be a very hard thing and

it is still hard. Hope in the Lord through these times is the ONLY thing

that has really kept me going. Without it I don't know where I would be.

On another note stay tuned for tons of photos and a few projects on the way.

I think that I will start feeling normal again once I get my hands on my artsy


Be blessed and I will be back soon!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Oh My Word!!!

I AM BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!! You all will never believe the hardships that have taken place with us over the last month. Oh my goodness, did I day a month?! Stay tuned for more details later on today. I am pooped beyond words!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

It's So Cool...

to be able to sneak another little post in AND to be able to inspire when you least expect it!
Check this place out where you will find TONS of amazing talent and creativity! One of my pages is being featured using Little Yellow Bicycle products. I remember making this page ofcourse and how simple it all came together. The internet for sure will be off soon so hope to catch you all real soon!

Be blessed!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Just Had To Get This One In!

Woweeeeee!!! Two post in a row before I move! AMAZING hugh! LOL!
I did this page for this months ColorStory challenge, http://www.colorstorychallenge.com/, in which I also used Octobers Scarlet Lime kit.
Just had to create something in the mist of all this moving stuff. ENJOY
and be blessed!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Moving Mode Again

Sorry that I have not been around lately. This month is moving
month so we have been working extra hard to get everything in
order. I also have a few projects that need to be completed before
we head out to yet another new home adventure. If you don't
hear from me after this post it is because we have not internet
until the move. LOL!

There is also some new stuff on the way so check it out here!!!
I ADORE this new line and it is perfect for those teens out there!
I managed to get my big sis into scrapbooking but she's not a teen.
LOL! Oh well, I have victims in mind. Hee, Hee....

In the meantime as always be blessed!!!

Jude 1:3
Jud 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Friday, September 26, 2008

So The Plan...

is God's plan. There is no other plan better but most times we
fight it so hard. Take for instance Evan All Mighty. At the end
of the movie Evan said something so simple yet profound. He
had made a statement about God knowing all along the end result
and outcome of his situation AND that He knew that it would
work for Evans own good but Evan fought God every step of the
way. We tend to do this ALL the time and even now there is some
situation or trial in our lives that we are fighting God about
yet we know that He knows what is ultimately best for us. How
insane is that and yet we do it.
I am getting into this because of the signs of the times and
personal issues in my life. Hubby has had to take off work for
the most part of the week due this new medication that he started
for anxiety. It is brutal to the body in all aspects for about 4 weeks.
After that is when we get to see the end results of it being in his
system. So that means little money for us since I am still looking for
work and a postponing of us getting a place of our own. It has to be
done either way so his has to be left in Gods hands plain and simple.
He knows what he is doing.

Here are a few projects that I completed. The page was done for
ScrapFaith and the card was done using the CPS sketch for this
week. I am so sorry that I didn't get a chance to post about the
giveaways and such. Life so gets in the way of us trying to live it. LOL!

Be blessed!

Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

Think about this one as we go throughout our day. We DO NOT want the enemy's rebellious heart.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Way Back Home

Happy second day of fall!!! This time of year always puts
me in the mood to go back home. The home in which I
grew up in and when I saw these specialty toys from McDonalds
(very rare we eat there) it just touched my heart. They have
such a classic look and the details are beyond words to me.
The series is by Madame Alexander's Wizard of Oz. I am not
one for collecting things but I sure wouldn't mind having
all the characters from this particular set. They remind me
of the true few friends that we all have in life that always
helps us find the way back home.

Here is a second page for the month that I created with some goodies
from American Crafts ofcourse. My sister has been after this one ever
since I started this one. This is her daughter Kelsey. I guess it's time
to give it up. LOL!

This page I created for ScrapJack! I couldn't resist this time around
and decided to get something together. Hope it's not too late!

We have been working on getting ready to move into a small
little corner of our own. We got rid of SO much stuff that it is
not funny. I figure that it is time for a fresh start with everything.
I am also seeking part-time work so if you all could lift that up
in prayer I sure would appreciate it.
I am off now to eat a litte bit of dinner and relax for the rest of
the night. I feel the woman thing comin on. LOL!
Be blessed!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Yesterday Turned into Todays Post!

Hiya! I was supposed to get this up yesterday but I didn't come
close to doing this. See that picture up top?! Well, that is an AMAZING
ADVENTURE about to take way this week starting on Friday the 19th!
I know that it says the 12th so pay no attention to that. It's wrong. LOL!
If you want to learn more about it for the kiddies check it out here!
It is going to be AWESOME and I can't wait to get started! We are also
starting up chour again in which we werer torn from when we moved to
Pahrump. If no other reason than our church family being in Vegas I am
happy with that.

I will try to come back later for the contests and giveaway post. I know,
such a tease I am but I gotta go move some more stuff from storage.
See you all later and be blessed!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Project Post Time!!!

Here are my latest creation over a span of time. I am in the
middle of packing and getting everything organized and am
finally working hard to get published for the first time ever.

This is the first of many American Crafts projects. I CAN NOT
get enough of it. Such gorgeousness with everything that they

my first love when it comes to art. Drawing! I have picked this
back up again. This one is not finished but will be soon. I needed
to practice and decided to draw this lovely young lady who just
recently went off to SDA Academy. I am SO proud of her. She
will be on leave soon and I wanted to surprise her with this. She
is going to be SO thrilled!
This colorful page I created for the Bad Girls Kits Top Designer
contest. The assignment was all about layering! You know I was
all over that one!

It has been a while since my last CPS creation so here's to you lovlies
who inspire us crafters SO much!
Lastly this is my very first creation for Inspired by Amelie! So much
stunning work that it is a must see! http://inspiredbyamelie.blogspot.com/
We are being sponsored by Red Velvet Kit Club which I have been stalking
for quite some time and have been meaning to add to my faves!!! Get creating
and get those projects in by the 21st!!!

I will be back on Sunday to tell you about a couple of contest and
2 Timothy 2:15
2Ti 2:15 Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Where Did She Go Again?!

No where. LOL! I have just been extremely busy with life, new projects,
having to move soon from my Mothers place, getting a part-time job, church
ofcourse, and other little odds and ends.

It seems as though our new found adventure has come to a quick end
and it was SO for the best for everyone. To make a long story really short
we had planned on moving some where a lot farther away from Vegas
than I have ever been. We prayed diligently about it and God said no. It
seems like evertime we take a turn to leave here God always leads us back.
A good friend told me that God probably has a plan for me right here in Sin City
as they call it. I know that there are who are seeking it's just a matter of
how He is going to use me to share. So we are staying and that's that.
I will be back tomorrow to share some recent works and to share a recent
craft that I have picked back up again.

Every Wednesday we have prayer meeting in which we memorize a key
scripture. I think this one was from last week. ENJOY!

Col 3:1 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Col 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Be blessed and thank you to all who have been keeping me in thought and prayer. Love you much!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Serious Prayer and a New Adventure On The Way

No, I am not preggy but we need tons of prayer for the things happening
now and for the things soon to come. We are in the middle of a family crisis
and getting ready to make a HUGE move from Vegas where we will be
surrounded with those we know we can count on. They are our second family
and are of the faith. This will not affect my creative process too much
but I will have to start working and know that the kids will be safe with
them. MAJOR prayers please as we plan this thing through.
It is about that Sabbath time again and I just wanted to let you know that
I am hangin in there blog and all.
Be blessed!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Just Makes Me Smile

These little creatures brings forth SO much joy. These pics are
from last Sabbath. We went over a friends house after church
to do some extra studies and the kids were getting restless. We
took them outside to let lose for a while. If only us adults were
so easy to amuse.

I have not worked on any projects for two days. I think that I
needed a mental break and the fact that I spent most of the day
going through storage had something to do with it. I just might
try to do a little something tonight before bed. Maybe...
Matthew 8:5-10
Mat 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
Mat 8:6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
Mat 8:7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
Mat 8:8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
Mat 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
Mat 8:10 When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
Be blessed!!!
Oh, if you are wondering who the little girl is in the first photo it's cousin Kelsey. Is she gorgeous or what! She is a little sweetheart as well.
Bye for now...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Giveaway and Some Projects!

Happy Wednesday all! I am popping in before having to head
off to prayer meeting tonight to share a couple of things. First
American Crafts is having a FAB giveaway here, http://americancrafts.typepad.com/, so you REEEEEALLY want to go check it
out! TOTALLY worth it!

Now for a few projects starting off with a project created for
back to school using Upsy Daisy!

This is a random page about music. Hubby LOVES music.
Here is my page that I made for ScrapFaith this month about unaswered
prayers. They really are the most difficult.
And lastly is my first time challenge for Inspired by Amelie! The girls
there can just really ROCK a page so here is my take for challenge #6
likes and dislikes.

I really have to go now and hope you all enjoy the rest of your
evening. BE BLESSED!!!