Happy NEW Year!

I LOVE New starts. A beautiful morning every day. A New year full of promise. We have so many opportunity’s to begin again.  A heart full, yet still thirsty.  A SOURCE of Pure Joy, Full of  Truth. Holy and Righteous, Full of Hope.  Love itself!  May our dear Lord Jesus be real, intimate, and one with each of us as we take the next step in our lives. A Blessed NEW year to all.


The whole treasury of God!

I am not sure the direction my blog will go. I am considering Instagram to share my favorite scrapbook layouts as my kids see that. I no longer have a computer but do have a brand new iPad. I really don’t need this tool right now. For now, I want to end this post with a great quote which nourishes me daily. It was given to me by a friend years ago. It still is posted in my drop spot.

By Henry Whipple 1822-1901

“All we want in Christ, we shall find in Christ.

If we want little, we shall find little.

If we want much, we shall find much.

But, if in utter helplessness, we cast our all on Christ,

He will be to us the whole treasury of God!”

Much grace be to each of us today.   LUBM.   Debbie

I love hearts!

Today is Friday Feb. 14.  Friday is our date day as my hubby works a shorter day when the work load allows. We go out to eat a late lunch together and hang out the rest of the day.  I love Fridays as I get a lot of time with Jim. :).  Today is also valentines day. A day we actually don’t celebrate, but sometimes we use it to make excuses to eat some chocolate :)>  That also makes today great. I hope you all have a fun day. Enjoy some virtual heart balloons, some couple time, and definitely some chocolate.  (pink roses are also fun to have)  LUBM……Debbie

One little word

MINGLING. That is my word for 2014.

I have such a desire to Live Christ. He lives in me and He is my hope of glory. He is everything, the center of Gods economy. I want to be one who gives her life to help Him meet His need.  He wants a corporate body on this earth to live Him. That “living Him”, allows Him to have His Kingdom on this earth where He is free to supply all that He is to His creation. Mingling. May He mingle more and more with me, that His need, His purpose be fulfilled.

One Little Word

Each year since 2010, I have chosen a word.  I heard about this practice in the scrap booking community and Ali Edwards class concerning her “invention” of this idea.  I am very thankful for her sharing it with us. I took her class this year with Big Picture Classes, but didn’t participate fully with it.  I still love the idea of choosing a word to inspire and focus on for the year. Each year my word has been very special to me and been a word which was ruminating in my heart as I chose it.  My word for 2014 hasn’t been chosen yet as I am just now considering it. In 2010, my word was Peace. In 2011, Healthy. In 2012, Praise. In 2013, Prayer.  I am considering a few for 2014, I will let you know when I am sure which one is best. 🙂

Words create.  As a parent, words can make a huge difference to those little ones in our care. The environment is greatly effected by our words as we live our daily life. Spiritually, words mean everything.  I LOVE the word of God, and am daily supplied by His speaking to me.

As we all begin a new year, have another great new start, may we each be blessed by the Lord’s dear presence. He is everything, and desires to supply all of our needs.   A year of the blessing of his presence is my hope for each of you dear ones in my heart. LUBM   Debbie

Scrap booking!

I have been considering my plan for my hobby as the new year approaches.  I love to play with paper. I love to tell stories. I also love to remember and document these memories. Scrap booking fills all those needs.  I have a craft room which also is my guest room, and it is FULL.  I have collected over the years many things that are used for sewing, knitting and paper crafting.  The urge to purge has been strong! This past month I have collected many items and given them to friends or charities, but still want to use up or get rid of even more.

I am recording this plan as a reminder as well as a commitment to it!  For 6 months I am on a spending hiatus. Nothing is purchased for crafting during this time. I also am saving what I usually spend to purchase a Mac. computer.

I have stopped my subscriptions for scrap kits so I can use up my supplies, my stash.  My plan is to eventually return to a kit club, and use that as my way of scrapping. Using a kit is a real challenge to me, and I think it is good for me to be challenged.  I am looking forward to living more simply, and using what I have.

I will close with a lovely layout I did a few weeks ago. It was a challenge for a class I took at Studio Calico: “lifted”.  I love circles and loved this design of circles.

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I love this little one!  She is growing and is getting more and more active. I look forward to making many more layouts of Lucy!

This final layout is a page I did to use up some of my wooden letters.  I have had fun making layouts just to use up my stash. A kind of a page of play!

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I hope today is a restful happy day for you all!  LUB!    Debbie

Scrap book layouts!

It is hard to beleave it’s been a month plus since I have posted.  I went to a 12 hour crop last Saturday and made 6 layouts. I also am taking a “Lifted” class at Studio Calico this month.  I finished the 12 weeks of Hello Story, but was not able to do layouts for the final 2 weeks as I got to be at my sweet grand daughters birth! I also got to help her and her mommy settle in at home for the first 2 1/2 weeks of her life!  I won’t go into any more details, but I have so many photo’s to scrap book!  My project life is up to date with my favorites posted, but I love to play with paper and do 12×12 layouts as well.  I will post the layouts I did at the crop using the October Studio Calico kit: Antiquary.  A few things from my stash were also used.

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NovPL 038The last one is one I made from my scrap basket as a “clean out some favorite” scrap exercise!  ( I love to sort and clean ;)).

This final one is for the first week of Studio Calico’s class “Lifted”.  It has been fun to have a daily inspiration with a description of design and inspiration.  With just three “lessons”, I am being encouraged to see detail that I can miss.  The layouts name is Sparkle! 🙂

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This is a layout of our first grandchild Jaela.  Lucy Anne is now beginning to smile 🙂 as well.  I am so looking forward to great photo’s of our second sweet girl grand child, Lucy Anne!

Until the next time, Blessings to you all.   LUBM      Debbie


Hello Story week 10

Ali Edwards class Hello story with Big Picture Classes week 10 shared with us another great story telling tool. An organizing journalism tool, the 5 W’s:  Who, what, when, where, why.   Using these 5 W’s will help you tell a complete story.  She shared many ways these could be used.  I had a photo I have wanted to scrapbook for a few months, and I felt this tool would work very well for me.   I used the 5 W’s very simply.  Here is my layout.



I also made another layout this week which I will post here as well.  I heard and loved Stevie Wonders song, Stay gold.  I just had to write about what I felt the song meant.  It probably isn’t the artists rendition, but it spoke to me this way.

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I laid 2 of my favorite gospel tracks beside it and will actually put those beside the layout in my album.  There are many verses in the scripture that speak to our experience of the Life and Love of Christ.  Our salvation, regeneration, transformation and glorification. Our enjoyment of Him! Stay gold!  May today bring you much gold in your spirit and soul. LUBM      Debbie

Hello Story week 9

Ali Edwards Hello Story week 9 with Big Picture Classes continues to be awesome. This week we are to use numbers to tell our story.  I have many ideas, and completed two for this week.

The first is a very busy layout. I have wanted to document this as I really didn’t realize until 2 years ago that I collect hearts! The layout shows you a few of my favorites.

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This next layout was very fun to do.  I am not loving it, but it says what I want it to say. I love the beauty we have in creation that refreshes us daily. 

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I am also going to post 2 other layouts that I did in the last week.  I just enjoy telling story’s with photo’s and paper! The first is a photo of Jaela that I loved. She is growing so fast, and I want to keep up current with her photo’s.

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The final one is using the last full paper I had in my Marks & Co. Studio Calico kit.  This is of Jim and James in the hospital room after Jaela’s delivery.  The techy age has effected us all.  It’s very evident in our children’s lives, but even “daddy” can get a bit distracted. :)!

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Much grace to each of you as you continue on in this day.  Enjoy Jesus! He is everything! LUBM     Debbie

Hello Story week 8

Ali Edwards Hello Story class provided by Big Picture Classes, continues to be one of the best classes I have taken.  This week our assignment is to use maps to tell our story.  I really enjoyed this and from this, I now have many stories I want to document!  



I loved putting this simple imformation down on paper.  I will probably journal some childhood memories and put that more detailed information in my Project Life album next to this layout.  

I also want to share 2 layouts I made last weekend.  The first is “clean out some embellishment” layout!  I really wanted to use up a lot of some pretty things.  I made a heart!  I found a cute little picture to put on it!   The second layout I had some basic grey hipster tape strips I wanted to use up.  They were in a Studio Calico kit and I am cleaning things out after my kit kill! 🙂  It was fun to play this way!  Image


Thank you for visiting my site.  Much grace be with you as you continue on today. Jesus is Lord!   LUBM    Debbie