Thursday, November 29, 2007

Lesson in Giving

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow ... during this season of giving, and all the year through.

May today be full of unexpected blessings, and pleasant surprises.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sleep Deprivation

What a long week it's been so far. I can't seem to get enough sleep. Probably the changing of the seasons/holidays/hours. Or it could be the allergy meds on top of other meds, huh. :)

Our puppy says it all right here:


Saturday, November 24, 2007


It just makes me WEARY to think about going shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving here in the US. I know there are a kajillion bargains in countless stores, but some of the frenzy just isn't a pretty sight.

Having said that, I defend my right to shop whenever I want, without ridicule from the male gender. Grin.

Hope you have a terrific Saturday, whatever you are doing.


font credits: Adler, BoyzRGross, 2Peas Architect

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


Here are the individual links for the Nov 21st word art.

Crossing my finger that it will work for you as easily as it does for me.


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Bless This Mess
Kiss the Cook
Be Thankful

New link

I've been getting reports that 4Shared is requiring a password for the most recent word art package. Don't know why -- I don't get the password request when I call it up using the same link, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Try this one: NEW DOWNLOAD

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Let's Be Careful Out There

Here in the US, the Thanksgiving holiday traffic has already begun; many started early over the past weekend, but there are so many on the road today, all day, and all night. Prayers are already winging their way to surround you and keep you safe on your journeys.

Knowing how things are with my family, I made some quick word art to illustrate the day. The "Bless This Mess" word art can cover the aftermath of the Thanksgiving lunch/dinner dishes -- or (more fun) it can illustrate everyone stretched out, hands over their full bellies, as they watch their football game of choice. Truly a "mess"!!

Be safe ... and be good.

Blessings to you all,
font credits: Scrap Cursive, Trubble, Pea Missy Cursive

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Definitions For Which to be Thankful

I thought these explanations kept things in perspective when I came across them recently, and thought I'd share them with you. We are all more blessed than we know. Just take a look around you and you'll see. [This word art is much larger than it appears in this posting!]

In our family, we are grateful that we still have our Mom. It's been 9 years since we lost Dad, so we never take it for granted when the family has a chance to be together. Thanksgiving holidays are a huge family tradition, and I look forward to participating in that tradition again this week.

Here's a layout I created with a "glamour shot" I took of my Mom earlier this year. The layout was inspired by a World Scrapping Tour word art challenge led by Kim B. I used Kim's word art, and her marvelous kit, Stone Castle (which you can find at DSO). Thanks, Kim!!

Hope you and your family have a terrific week.

font credits: SBC Stone Inscription, Pea Missy Cursive, Coltaine No. 1

Monday, November 19, 2007


Still not very chatty this morning, but obviously I have something on my mind!!!!

Since being diagnosed with diabetes a couple of years ago, I have frequent severe chocolate withdrawals -- don't you just hate that? There are some nice sugar-free substitutes, I know. I know. But it's just not the same.

If you like this word art, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I have a series of related phrases that could be scrapbooked but didn't want to do them if there wasn't an interest in them. I've set up a poll on the far right column, at the top, for your convenience in replying.

Happy Monday!


Friday, November 16, 2007


Thursday, November 15, 2007

You know you love it ...

...when you accidentally-on-purpose embarrass your kids ( in a fun way, of course). But don't you think that secretly they kinda think it's cool? My nieces and nephews do, at least. And they are soooooooo funny about it, too.

Blessings today,
font credits: Quares, VTKS Scrubbed, Umbles, Power Regular

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Everybody Wins!

I don't know if I'm just getting sappier in my old age, or if people visiting my blog are getting kinder -- I think it's the latter-- but I can't help but notice that people are saying some REALLY NICE things. It's like swimming in a vat of chocolate: really sweet!

Thank you so much for your very kind comments, and particularly those of you who are becoming "regulars." I appreciate it more than you know.

This quotation is something I aspire to do daily (long before I ever heard it as a "quotation"), because not only does it make others feel better, but it has the added bonus of pulling you along with it. Everybody wins!!!

May your paths be truly blessed today,
font credits: Blackjack Regular, Scrabble, Myriad, Applescruffs, Litterbox ICG, Screwball Final, CK Fan Club, Mixed Up, Dots Type "On Film"

Monday, November 12, 2007

But Both are Special

Milestones AND Moments, that is. Don't get so caught up in the milestones, however, that you lose those precious moments. Scrapbookers -- I'm delighted to say -- DO recognize the little moments that may otherwise go unsung, and it's such a pleasure to see them in the countless layouts posted everywhere. Thanks for the inspiration!

Best wishes today,
font credits: VTKS News Label, Rachel Regular, Lithos, LDJ Doodaddles

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sisterhood of Women

It just makes sense, doesn't it?!!!

Hope your weekend was blessed,

font credits: Colonna MT, Algerian, Brittanic Bold, 2Peas Gift, Paquet Cadeaux

Friday, November 9, 2007

Music, Music, Music

Music has always been a huge part of my life. To such an extreme that when I'm walking down the streets downtown, I feel as if I can hear and feel the beat of my own movie score accompanying my stroll. Sad, huh?!!

I love the universality of music, and hope you do, too. To paraphrase a line from the film, Chariots of Fire, when I'm singing in the choir at church, I "feel God's pleasure." God honors those who honor Him in such ways, and that's a high that's a bigger rush than any drug or drink, I promise you!.

Friday blessings to you all,
font credits: Amaze Normal, Amadeus Regular, Paternoster AH, Stake

Thursday, November 8, 2007

My 100th Post

Boy, it snuck up on me! Thanks for all of you whose kind comments make it easier to maintain the creative juices.

Welcome back, Joy and Hilmarose. It's always a particular pleasure to hear from you both.

Soooooo, how many miracles have YOU experienced today so far? We find them all around us and they're truly a Godsend when we recognize them.

Hope you have a blessed Thursday,


font credits: Castellar, Chitown, Funky2

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

FRIENDS: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Friends like KimB are an irrepressible, irreplaceable part of our lives. We should gather them around us as we would rosebuds in May and a soft comforter in December. A belated Happy Birthday gift for you, Kim!

Please take time to drop a note or send me a layout in which you've used any of the word art or kit freebies you find on this blog. I would really appreciate it.

Hope each one of you and your family of friends find meaning in everything you do.

All the best,
font credits: JumpStart, Irrep, Wash Me, CK Long & Lanky, CK Mapped Out

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Caffeine, Revisited

They can't fool me. Just because daylight gets here sooner after the time change this past weekend, it's still MORNING. And chilly. Although I love the cooler weather, it's much cozier when you can start the day with something warm to drink.

Chilly + morning = COFFEE.

Now if only it would cure the "don't want to go to work blahs" that also accompany morning. Sigh. Okay, okay ... I'm deeply grateful to be employed, I just have to whine about the routine of it every now and then.

This piece of word art is dedicated to that coffee vixen herself, MINDY, who courageously admits her addiction and still puts on a brave front to the world. Drop by and visit her, say hi, and check out the things she's been learning with her photography class.

JOY, in case you check in again sometime soon, this one is for you. I'm sorry you're having a rough time; please remember that you are not alone.

Hope the week treats you well,

Monday, November 5, 2007

A Year in Review

Just for fun!!!

By the way, I'm still working on the Add-On for Wise Men Still Seek Him.

Have a great day,
font credits: Typist Condensed Normal, Snowdrift, Chopin Script, Fairydust, Liorah BT, CK Peeking Posies, Chitown Script, CK Odd Ball, CK Skritchy, Museum Regular, A Yummy Apology, Mixed Up, CK Snow

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Sunday Thoughts

Family is our mainstay ... please keep yours safe, close to your heart, and always loved.
Blessings on your day,
font credits: Engravers MT, Rosewood, Vivaldi, Thurston-erc

Friday, November 2, 2007

Wise Ones

I wasn't going to have an opportunity to post this kit over the weekend, so am uploading it today. As I was uploading it, I remembered a key element I had planned to prepare, so will add that on Monday! I'm still practicing putting together kits, so please continue to bear with me.

As you gear up for this season of holidays, spending time with family and friends, please remember why we do what we do ... why we have what we have ... why we celebrate His birth.

Have a terrific weekend,

You can never be too grateful

font credits: Becks, CK Calligraphy, Bauer Bodoni, Copperplate Gothic

Thursday, November 1, 2007

If not for you ...

Today's word art is in honor of YOU. Yes, all of you who leave me such kind comments, cute notes and terrific anecdotes. It means a lot. This smiling laugh is in your honor.

If not for you, it would be much less joy in the creating process. Thanks!!!!!
font credits: Beyond Wonderland, EK Brush Lettering, House Sitter's Club