Oct 26 2009

Can You Picture That?

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Playing with Gradients paper from Major Tigger Scraps

Oct 25 2009

Spaghetti Raincoat

Katherine likes spaghetti as much as she likes sloppy joes… 2009100300 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Oct 24 2009

My Toes!

Flashback to February 2009 for this page. Katherine was 5 months old and just discovering her toes. Thanks to some friends on Digiscrap 101 for suggestions on this page. So much better than the original!
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Watercolour Brush set from Chris Spooner Background Paper from Soft Denim Set at AllieKat Creations

Oct 23 2009

Living "Print"

Think the moving photos in the Harry Potter world would be cool to have in reality? It turns out the technology is practically here. They just need to figure out a way to make the cost lower to make the technology as common as a magazine.

Check it out:

Living Magazine Cover & Spread – Outside Magazine from Alexx Henry on Vimeo.

Oct 21 2009

Yackity Yack

Every girl loves to talk on the phone. Guess Katherine wants to start early. 2009101000 Talking to Grandma

Oct 19 2009

Time in My Day?

Let’s face it: at any stage of life you feel like there is no time left in your day to do the things you need to do, much less want to do. I think since I have become a wife and mom, this statement is even more true. I especially feel the need to get into God’s Word for strength and refreshment, but with 2 toddlers screaming at each other that seems impossible. My husband pointed me to True Woman who says this:

1. First, think through the last 48 hrs. Any time-stealers come to mind? Facebook, Twitter, TV, email, Internet, phone calls, or texts? Make sure the enemy isn’t robbing you of God-moments by offering a “harmless” substitute. 2. Time with the Lord takes intentional planning when you have a full, noisy, busy house. Some days, gather your kids around and read a passage to them. If you can make it interesting to listen to, you might get through several verses. Write a few verses out and leave them in the kitchen, laundry room, or car so you can contemplate as you cook, fold, or wait for your kids. 3. Place Bibles in several spots around your house so anytime you do get to sit down you can snatch a verse or two to ponder. 4. Use the first few minutes of nap time to get rest for your spirit. You probably won’t be reading chapters or books at one sitting, but the Lord can use even snippets to instruct and encourage your heart. If you have kids who no longer nap, make a quiet zone where they can read or color while the little ones sleep and you get refreshed. Occasionally, this will actually work!! 5. Escape for a few minutes if you can after your husband gets home or right after dinner. I have had quiet times on picnic tables at the park, in my car at Sonic, on my driveway sitting in my car, and in my laundry room or closet. 6. Practice God’s presence “in the midst” of your crazy days. He doesn’t leave because your life is hectic. He can minister grace to your heart as you comfort that child or chop veggies for dinner or sort dirty socks. Christ knew what it was like to wash dirty feet. He is not absent when we are surrounded by lots of them! Remember that the Lord had many moments when He sought to draw apart to seek the Father. Sometimes that happened, sometimes He was moved with compassion and returned to the multitudes. His heart was to do the will of His Father every moment of every day, but He didn’t live apart, He lived in the midst. 7. Ask the Lord to give you wisdom and discernment as you discover what will work for your family. Since it is God’s will for you to know Him, ask Him to enable you to creatively pursue that in this season of your life. God’s Word is eternal. The lives of those who come to know Him are eternal. Houses, stuff, and even time will all pass away. We won’t regret time invested in His Word and in raising our kids to love Christ.

I would also add to this list #8: Get a good version of an audio Bible that you can play when you are driving, doing dishes, cooking, etc.

Oct 18 2009

Swing, Swing, Swing

Esther’s favorite summer activity is going to the park. Her favorites are the swings and the slides. I think Katherine will have the same favorites next summer if this summer is any clue.
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Papers and elements from Twilight Meadow by Numb BUMM Layout based on Template #45 by Midnight Scrapping

Oct 17 2009

Teddy Bear Bread

Esther gets to go to Georgie’s house on days that I work, and Mary always has fun projects for them to do. Must be the training she had as a teacher. Esther comes home with paintings, noodle necklaces (which she still strings and unstrings months later), bread, and coloring sheets. Every once in a while, Mary snags a picture of them and sends them to me. Here’s what they did one day this summer:

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The paper and elements are a collection called What’s Cookin’ by Dreamsfulfilled

Oct 16 2009

Pool Party

So, I’m a bit behind in scrapbooking…. That is why I started digiscrapping :) Enjoy a reminder of summer days gone by.

Paper and Elements from My Secret Garden Collab by YantiScraps
2009073000 Life Group Pool Party

Oct 10 2009

Aftermath of Sloppy Joes

This was a fun page to put together. I think every parent has pictures like this. I know my mom has pictures of me and my brothers in the same high chair with spaghetti faces. Carrying on the tradition…
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Papers Unearthly by Marta van Eck Layout based on a template from Biograffiti