Monday, November 25, 2013

All Wrapped Up!

Can you smell the Christmas breeze? This is definitely my favorite time of the year!  And so the scrapper in me would always look for Christmas kits to scrap my Christmas memories with.

Leaving a Legacy Designs' new kit ALL WRAPPED UP just came out.   It's a fabulous kit with 132 elements, 91 unique elements, 7 solid papers, 20 pattern papers and a full alpha. Yay! Isn't that huge!  Here is a preview of the kit and a link to it in the Shoppe here - ALL WRAPPED UP or here - Don’t forget today it is still on sale -- a huge kit@ 20% off!

Here are the layouts I made with the kit.

My 2 boys with their cousin, Miguel

One of my favorite Christmas memories with my Lolo and Lola

a non-themed layout I made for my mom's birthday

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013


After the typhoon that badly hit our country, there is still so much to be thankful for. I wrote this on my birthday in October. I just thought it was appropriate to post it today.



Knowing Jesus Christ is the best gift I ever received.  I am grateful He saved me and gave me the assurance that someday I'll be with Him. I am grateful because He loves me unconditionally that not even life nor death can separate me from Him. (Romans 8:37)

I am grateful for the gift of family, for a loving husband and 2 wonderful kids. I thank the Lord for the borrowed time I have with them.

I am grateful for the daily provisions and unexpected blessings.

I am grateful for the ministry He has entrusted to me and for the many opportunities He has opened this year. I am nobody, yet He called me. I am grateful for our dgroup, my spiritual family.

I am grateful that I know what joy feels like.

I am grateful for the privilege to pray, to commune with my  Lord.  I am so much grateful that He has never left my side.

I am grateful simply because Jesus is who He says He is. 

"Oh Lord, I stand amazed at the wonder of your deeds
and yet a greater wonder brings me to my knees ...
Lord I praise you, because of who You are.
You're all the reason that I need to voice my praise.
Because of who You are."
(Sandi Patti - Because of Who You Are)

Layout credits:
This kit came at a perfect time.  
Newly designed by Leaving a Legacy Designs,
Count Your Blessings kit is perfect for scrapping the things you are thankful for.
It's 20% off today. Grab it HERE

I also made my desktop for November from the kit

... and to remind me of God's faithfulness, I wrote 30 random things I am grateful for

3.alvin (my husband) kids
6.CCF (Our church, Christ's Commission Fellowship)
7.Dgroup (Church Discipleship group)
8.Family/parents - our homeschool coop
11.Bible / Praise and Worship
14.daily provisions
19.roof on our head
21.scrapbooking (digital scrapping)
23.laptop videos (we love watching family videos)
26. heaven
27. family bonding
28. grace
29. mercy
30. life

Friday, November 08, 2013

Hurting Vs. Helping Words

I found this great reminder as I was scanning last year's homeschool portfolio.  Are we building up our children with our words?
By Aethan, 8 years old

"Words have power, and we can either speak life or death into a situation...the Bible says that when we go to be with the Lord we will have to account for every careless word we have spoken. We pay for them here  on earth also. The price is too high to pay for something that can easily be controlled by our own will. We can speak love, joy, and peace into our world, or we can speak strife, hatred, deception, an all other manifestations of evil." - Stormie Omartian

Birthday Fun

Last week, our Homeschool coop gave a surprise birthday party for  Michael & Aethan.  They were asking a lot of things before we left home like - why are we bringing lots of food, why is there a cake, why will dad drop us off at Tita Beth's.   Somehow I think we gave a good answer to their every question because they stopped asking. :)

     The mommies were already busy preparing the cabana when we arrived.  It looked beautiful with Tita Beth's banderitas and Tita Onnie's candy bar. What made the day more special was the presence of their dad.  The kids were really ecstatic when they learned that Alvin took a leave from the office so he can be with them.  They had so much fun swimming, playing basketball and eating (gummies and all).

     On our way home, Michael said,, "This is a playgroup I will never forget!"

This layout was created using
Campfire Kit by Leaving a Legacy Designs
which you can grab HERE

The kit has warm, earthy colors 
that coordinates with your outdoor photos.  
Kit includes 11 solid papers, 
16 pattern papers, 103 elements 
and a full alpha with numbers and symbols.
You can also check Kimberly's blog for more of this kit.