Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy & a Challenge

Hi all - I am still here... this week has just been real busy....

I don't know if I have shared this with you here, but my husband is
getting ready to deploy. So life can be kind of crazy at times. He
has only been home on the weekends the past month - so are weekends are
real busy as we spend a lot of quality time together as a family!!!
Then since we are so busy, I am kind of tired the 1st of the week....
LOL But I am keeping up with homeschooling and other things....

As you know, I am a new designer at KJOI Studios - so one of my tasks
this week has been loading up my store with my kits.... Have you seen
my brand-new kit....

In The Garden...

I really enjoyed creating this unique kit!!!

Here is a LO I made with it...

So my challenge to you...

Make a LO of a prayer for your children, spouse, friends, family, self, etc. Choose your subject. It can be a simple prayer. This can be a prayer of thanks, prayer of protection, prayer of joy,.... Please leave me a link to your LO in the comments section and I will send you a coupon for a free kit from me. Please email me at digiscraps @ (remove the spaces) if you have not heard back from me within a few days. Especially if you are doing this challenge at a later time....

As you do this LO, pray for this loved one. Do you pray daily for your loved one??? Take time today and everyday to lift your loved ones up to the Saviour!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Time to Celebrate

We are having a party at KJOI Studios!!!

The Designer Search is finally over, we have a brand
new server, and we are celebrating KJOIs 1st Birthday!
Come join us in all the festivities!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Are YOU Ready???

Are YOU Ready???

* With all that is going on with the economy, are you ready???

* With all that is happening in the election, are you ready???

* With winter approaching, are you ready???

* Christmas, Thanksgiving are coming soon, are you ready???

All of these are important things effecting our lives. But even more important than these, are you ready for heaven? If you died today, tomorrow, next week.... would you be ready to meet God??? Do you believe that Jesus - God's Son died in your place for ALL the sins you have commited???

Even if you do not die soon, would you be ready for Jesus to return to take us home with him??? When he returns to take his church with Him, will you go or will you be left behind???

If YOU are sure about your salvation... are you telling others??? Do your friends, co-workers, neighbors - know that you are a Christian??? Are you spreading the good news that Jesus died for their sins???

I personally am planning on doing a LOT more sharing about how GOD loves you!!! I think time might be short and I want everyone I know - to know where I stand before GOD!!!

Will you join me???

Isaiah 38:20

“ The LORD was ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life, in the house of the LORD.”

Matthew 24:44

Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;

Monday's Motivation - Oct 13, 2008

Hi all - well I thought I might get back into my weekly theme's....

SO Monday is Motivation....

How about a motivation to scrap a LO???

Show me a LO you have done in Oct that gives praise to God - and I will send you a coupon for a kit of your choice in my store!!! This can be any subject that acknowledges God!!!

Here is a LO that I have done recently...

Leave me a link to your LO (in the comments) and I will email you your coupon code!!

SO what is my motivation this week....

* start doing more challenges to get people to "Put a Little God in Every LO"
* start blogging more - inspirational messages
* start working out more on the Wii Fit
* start Learning Adventures this week with the kids....

Thank you for reading,

Thursday, October 9, 2008

While I live...

Hi all,

While I was doing my Quiet Time with God, one of the verses really popped out at me...

Psalm 146:2

While I live I will praise the Lord; I will sing Praises to my God while I have my being.

The Psalmist continued by talking about how God created us - and everything we see. God IS in control. He KNOWS what is going on in our lives. HE LOVES us - He is there for us....s

This is just a neat reminder - to Praise the Lord - no matter what! I am Alive - isn't that a great thing to Praise the LORD for!!!

I am also reminded of the verses in the NT that read - in All things give THANKS to the Lord.... DO we have an "Attitude of Gratitude"? Are we giving praise / thanks to the One who created us??? For all that HE has done and is doing in our lives???

I pray that You and I will PRAISE the LORD ALWAYS!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Round 4 of the contest is posted! 31 free items & voting!

We are so happy to announce that Round 4 (the final round) in our designer contest has been posted!

Please visit our shop ( ) and download all the entries for free. Pick you FOUR favorite entries for this round and then go here and vote!

You can also visit our gallery and leave comments for the designers
and post layouts with these entries. I know the contestants will LOVE
to hear what you have to say about their work. Smiley

Round 3 voting is still going on too, so if you haven’t downloaded
and cast your vote for round 3, please do so. You can still pick up
the freebies from Rounds 1 & 2, although the voting is closed for
those Rounds!

I hope that you have enjoyed the contest and I look forward to welcoming our new team members!

Thank you all for your votes, downloads and comments. It really helps to know what our customers think!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Where is Your Confidence

Hi all - Life can sure get busy and out of control at times...  I am trying to get back to things that are good and make good routines - again....  So I am going to try and do a devotional on the Verse of the Day (on the left - by BibleGateway).

Last night, I did not get good sleep - neither did I, 1 year ago....  Jessica was born 1 year ago - last evening.  She is such a blessing in our lives.  But having a 1 year old at 44 is not so easy.  She is so busy - evens runs circles around her 8 brothers and sister.  BUT she is truly a blessing from God - she brings so much joy to our lives - all of the time!!!

So how can I be thankful even in the midst of being so tired this morning??? 

32 But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings: 33
partly while you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and
tribulations, and partly while you became companions of those who were
so treated; 34 for you had compassion on me[h]
in my chains, and joyfully accepted the plundering of your goods,
knowing that you have a better and an enduring possession for
yourselves in heaven.[i]35 Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
       37 “ For yet a little while,
      And He[j] who is coming will come and will not tarry.
       38 Now the[k]just shall live by faith;
      But if anyone draws back,
      My soul has no pleasure in him.”[l]

What is my confidence???  - it is the confidence of what God has done for me before.  It is seeing HIM bring me through easy and hard times.  It is knowing what HE has DONE for those in before me - in the Bible.  When we see God's awesome power in our lives - what HE has done - how can we but have CONFIDENCE???  "I CAN do ALL things through Christ who gives me STRENGTH!"  We can have all confidence in HIM!!!

What is our purpose?  We are to praise and worship God.  We are to tell the "Good News" of God sending HIS one and only Son to die for our sins.  Jesus rose again and is alive for ever-more.  He paid the penalty for our sins - the perfect sacrifice - he took our place.  We can now be brought back to God - to have perfect fellowship with HIM - only because Jesus!!!

I pray that you can have the confidence to share the good news!!!

In Christ,

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Birthday Celebration

Hi all - I am having a Birthday Celebration!!!

Look who is turning one!!!

To celebrate my baby's Birthday, I have everything in
my store for $1!!! This sale will be through the end of September. Come browse through my store and pick up some great bargains!!!

Thank you for looking,


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Come Celebrate With ME!!!

Hi all - I am in a Designer Contest at KJOI Studios!!! We are having so much fun!!!

You can go to the Shop
and download our entries for FREE!!! Then vote here for your favorite designs. There are tons of great things being created - and you can get them all for free!!! Please VOTE!!!

Here is a preview...

My 1st CU FREEBIE!!!
So to celebrate our fun... I decided to give you a free commercial use paper texture. Use it in anyway you see fit - just do not sell or give it away in its present state....

Monday, August 4, 2008

How Fit Are YOU?

Digital Scrapbooking is addicting.... :)

It can keep us glued to our computers as we have fun making LOs and designing. It is such an exciting hobby as we see our photos come to life!!!

But... that can leave us a bit lacking on the physical side of things.... What are you doing to keep yourself active.... Today, I started (again) my 1 mile walk with Leslie Sansone (DVD). I have always loved it, but my back objects a lot of the time.... So now I am trying it again, with my bouncer shoes. Hopefully this will work.

It was hard doing todays walk.... It was a struggle to walk it. I really did not want to do it.... but since having baby, I have gained 25 lbs. A few years ago, I lost 65 lbs in one year, and I still want to loose a lot more. But we were surprised last year with our new arrival.... I am nursing her and it is not recommended to "diet". So I now am seeing the typical weight gain I have when my babies start eating baby food.... But I don't WANT to have to buy bigger clothes ever again.... I am getting close.... ugh

So today I am starting my "Walk The Walk" venture with Leslie Sansone....

I actually feel really good now, after doing it! I walked 1 mile. Walked it well!!!

Are you interested in joining me???


Thursday, July 31, 2008

Verse Of The Day - Have You Believed?

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of
blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of
God.” (John 1:12-13)

Have you ever read the "Left Behind" series? They are all about after the rapture of the church. If you have never trusted Jesus as your Saviour, you will be one of the ones who will be left behind.

God loved you so much that he gave HIS only Son - to die in your place so that you could spend eternity with HIM (John 3:16).

The only thing you need to do is Believe.... "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved!!!" (Acts 16:31)

There is nothing else we need to do.... "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us." (Titus 3:5)

I pray that you will BELIEVE today! If you are already a BELIEVER, are you sharing the good news of Christ?


Long Time - No See!

I started this post a few days ago, but I have been struggling with what to say... I guess I am out of practice.... LOL I can't believe that it has been about 6 months since I have written.... life has gone crazy.

Can you believe our baby is now 10 months old??? The other day she started taking a few steps by herself.... She has been crawling for awhile and practically running around holding onto the furniture.... I can't believe how busy she keep us....

I have been a creative slump for awhile.... I am trying everything to try and get out of it.... I even opened a new store.... Faith Scraps - I have even created a Gallery and a Forum.... but not much happening on any of it yet.... I don't even know if there is any interest.... But I do have a blog coupon for 50% off your purchase.... coupon: AugBlog08.

A few months ago, my Compaq Laptop was severely wounded when XP tried an update. I ended up having to reformat my hard drive. So I am now using Linus OS and GIMP. Well I have been struggling with designing in GIMP - until today.... I finally figured out how to install Eye Candy on GIMP!!! Yahoo!!! I have done some really neat pages in GIMP but was struggling with elements - no good beveling.... now I am on my way to really designing again!!!

I have joined ADS Designers and today I am joining a Designing Challenge at Funky Playground! Hopefully I will learn a lot of new techniques to improve my designing!!! Tomorrow - ADSD will be sharing our newest Mega Kit - come back and get my piece of this kit tomorrow.

I hope to start a more regular habit of blogging once again!!!


Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Template Tuesday - January 15, 2008

Hi all - Have you seen any great templates lately???

Well HummiesWorld has a lot of great templates in both square and rectangular.

She also has a lot of great challenges with more to come in her forum.

Here is one - that if you can complete a LO by tomorrow Wed - January 16th you could win a kit by Tina Williams!!!

See details here.

You can download this freebie template for a limited time....

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday's Motivation - January 14, 2008

Hi all - it has been a long time, since I have done one of these....

Life kind of has been crazy with a newborn again....

This past week, we had a lot of sick kids - I have a light case of this cold so far....

So I am going to try going slowly....


1. So what do you have planned for this week???

2. January is the time for organizing. How are your Digi-scraps organized? I just got a new external hard drive for my laptop. I have almost finished organizing things, but there is a few more things that NEED to be put in their correct folder.... Do you need to go thru your files? Eliminate junk or things you will never use???

My Week's Goals -

1. Organize a few more areas of my scrap stuff.

2. Scrap at least 7 LOs one for each day.

3. Work on a kit....

4. Participate on HummiesWorld.....

5. Keep things going at home....

So what are your goals for this week???

Also I would love to see your goals!!!

Please share below using Mr. Linky...