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Thursday, August 27, 2009

By the River

Most Beautiful Baby - Fiona Marie
I was on a roll yesterday and completed 2 layouts! Yipee! And such a gorgeous subject - she was instant inspiration... one of those "just have to scrap her, NOW!" moments. It didn't take long to find just the right digi-SB kit to complement & contrast the bright orange in her "fruffly" outfit (frilly + fluffy). This was a kit I bought at Brownie Scraps that's been waiting for the right photo to come along—it was an inspirational match by the "Most Beautiful Baby in the World" (grandma Tanya).
I've discovered that the layouts are MUCH easier to create when I begin with an awe-inspiring photo—or—a memory triggering pic... and then look for the kit to use. For the Fiona Daisy layout (previous post), I wanted a Daisy and immediately thought of MagsGraphics kit "Summer Garden". For these photos, I looked specifically for rich colors & elegance—successfully found in Kelly's kit "By the River".
I just love it when layouts fall into place so easily. Thanks Mags & Kelly for your wonderful designs/artwork that made these layouts possible for me!!

credits: "By the River" kit
by Kelly Walker
at DreamersMagicDesigns

font: CK maternal (Creating Keepsakes)

Isaiah 40:31

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Summer Garden

Fiona Marie - what a sweety!
This is my sister Tanya's grandaughter. When I saw the pics today, another layout was born... love it when I get those instant scrapping inspirations! The journaling came from all the comments from others on her photo in facebook! Look for another layout, hopefully soon!

credits: "Summer Garden" kit by
Mags Graphics

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Isaiah 40:31

Friday, August 14, 2009

another CT -- "on call"

I'm excited to be 'on-call' for Nicole's CT-team. Lord willing, when the 1st email request for layouts arrives, I'll be having 'good' days and can participate. Please go visit her blog & shoppe -- I'm sure you'll love her & Doris's digi-scrapping artwork-designing as much as I do!!
We've had family visiting (my parents) and a dental appointment this week -- so today is my 1st day of recovery without any further exposures (latex &/or chemicals) . . . so am hoping to bounce back before the weekend is over. Also have the exciting adventure of another son & daughter-in-law finding their 1st house. Our youngest son is having job woes & would appreciate prayer. Our grandson continues to keep his parents busy!!! and is looking forward to his new baby brother arriving late next month (we are too)!!!!
I've been doing SO much better since adding Nutritional Therapy and Homeopathic Remedies to my daily regime. PLUS having a "regular" routine has been crucial to the healing & recovery processes (regular sleeptime, regular eating (at regular times & NOT just when you're hungry, etc.). Anna Salanti (at and the has played a crucial role in my improvement since the Microwave fire event in Feb. She's an RN who has been able to regain a large part of her life back through nutritional supplements & homeopathic remedies. She now helps others like me. I encourage you to watch her story (video) at the pnf website listed above. Parthy McCandless, a NTP (nutritional therapy practitioner) in Eagan, MN has also been instrumental in my recovery. I've been able to meet her in person and have been safely tested for each & every NT/HR before I add it to my protocol.
My Dr continues to supervise my protocol & we've been able to fine-tune the steps taken to keep me as safe during necessary appointments. I actually travel 'out-of-state' to go to a much smaller office where they can give the attention needed to minimize any exposures and get me in & out as quickly as possible. The only drawback is that my Dr is only there one morning a week -- but, it's worked well so far.
I can't end this post without giving credit to the One who intervened in the MWfire event its and aftermath—and chose to leave me here to continue serving in His Name—my Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. Being disabled & unable to attend church (since last October) is definitely a challenge and I'm still seeking His will for my life at this newest juncture. I owe my life to the hundreds of people who were praying for me in February and my God who answered those prayers. Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus.

Isaiah 40:31
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You are not simply making a choice for yourself,
You are making a choice for everyone around you."
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