Thursday, August 28, 2008

TRUSTING... is it difficult??

I just received a phone call from our attorney sending us the good news that my petition was granted!! I have to asked her several times just to confirm that I did'nt heared it wrong!! haha.. I can't believe that it was really approved.. if I would look back on the last 2 years accomplishing my documents and gathering proofs, I really can't believe my hardships was not put to waste! (not to mention the financial expenses!!! haha) and the first thing that I thought about was! Whew! God is really faithful!! He really is! thinking about this "petition thing" was very tiring, and I can say that my faith was also tested during the process, I even doubted God would grant my prayers, so everytime there was a court hearing for the presentation of proofs and testimonies, I would call or text my close friends and church mates to pray for it. They would comfort me and tell me, "God has answered your prayer! so don't worry.." It's very difficult to trust like a child! I would say to myself, yes God will answer my prayers but most of the time I can't stop thinking what if it turned out to be the other way.. but I think that is what God is teaching me, to just trust in Him!! I would like to share this illustration I read from my favorite christian book:

The Cliff
A man named jack was walking along a steef cliff one day when he accidentally got too close to the edge and fell. On the way down he grabbed a branch which temporarily stopped his fall. He looked down and to his horror saw that the canyon fell straight down for more than a thousand feet. He couldn't hang onto the branch forever, and there was no way for him to climb up the steep wall of the cliff.
So Jack began yelling for help, hoping that someone passing by would hear him and lower a rope or something. "HELP! HELP!" Is anyone up there? HELP!" He yelled for hours, but no one heard him. He was about to give up when he heard a voice.
"Jack. Jack . Can you hear me?"
Yes, yes! I can hear you. I'm down here!"
"I can see you, Jack. Are you all right?"
"Yes, but... who are you, and where are you?"
"I am the Lord, Jack. I'm everywhere."
"The Lord? You mean, GOD?"
"That's me."
"God, please help me! I promise - if You'll get me down from here, I'll stop sinning. I'll be a really good person. I'll serve you for the rest of my life."
"Easy on the promises, Jack. Let's just get you down from there; then we can talk. Now, here's what I want you to do. Listen carefully."
'I'll do anything Lord. Just tell me what to do."
"Okay. Let go of the branch."
"What?" "I said, let go of the branch. Just trust me. Let go."
There was a long silence. Finally Jack yelled, "HELP, HELP! IS ANYONE ELSE UP THERE????"

Yes, sometimes my faith is shaken because of what is happening around me, but God remains faithful all the time. Sometimes when we face trials that we know are beyond our capabilities, that is the only time we start to trust in the Lord, I may be guilty on this but God didn't failed me, He still answered my prayers, great is His Faithfulness!! I bring back all the glory to Him!

How about you? are your problems seems letting you down?? Just trust in the Lord.
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wedding Layout for my Bestfriend

hi! I'm here to share with you some layouts I made for my friend for her wedding album.. I am a part-time layout artist on a photography shop, and this is what I really do before I got hooked up with digital scrapbooking and now.. on designing.. hehehe.. so addicted that I forgot to face all my layout works this past months.. (oh.. well, not to mention our (me and my hubby's) honeymoon layouts at Baguio City, Philippines -- which supposedly should be printed on an album by now! haha).
I'm just taking my time on organizing my files this past weeks, and finishing my layout jobs!! haha.. if my bestfriend didn't gave me a deadline on this, I think I won't do this until next month! lol!! and I'm really glad that she did liked it!!

Software used: Adobe Photoshop CS3

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Huckle Berry Daze Mini Kit Freebie

hello! I am back after a week!! .. and with my second kit.. we'll just like what kim B of DSO had warned me about.. designing is addicting!! hahaha.. but since I am a newbie at designing scrapbook stuffs.. you will be hearing a lot from me! (freebies freebies freebies!!) I read a lot of complementing comments from my first kit, I hope you will also like my second =) and I hope to hear a lot more! heehee..

this kit is for personal use only, I would love to see your layouts using my kit! and see my name on your credits!! hahaha send me a link on your layouts, ok?! here you go

I usually make my layouts on an 8x10 paper or 5x7 (landscape) instead of 12x12 so I included papers sized 8x10 on the kit for landscape scrappers =) enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

For the First Time mini kit add on

I love to read all of your comments! enjoy your downloads!
here it is!

My First Alphas

I am back again with another freebie for you, actually I made this alphas first before the kit I submitted at DSO, and now I am sharing with you my very first attempt on making an alpha... I hope you like it!! (for personal use only, and I would love to read all your comments, here on my blog and at 4shared! )

please link me your layouts if you used my alphas =) I would love to see what you've made with it.. so here it is!!

'back and with my very first creation!

it's been a while since i post on my blog.. I was busy completing a mini kit as an entry on the DSO Color Challenge...finally I've finished it.. not really great since I am still learning.. I hope that you can also enjoy it =) Here's the Preview

if you made a layout using this kit, I would be very curious what it looks like, please give me the link so I can also give you lots of love =)

you can download it here

Thursday, August 7, 2008

neighbors and bestfriends

This picture was taken months before I got married... she was a childhood friend... her mom and my mom are best buddies too =) although we haven't seen each other for years, still she will always be a friend I will never forget. she is like a sister to me... thinking about my childhood memories ... it will never be the same without her. I miss you and I love you friend!! I'm sorry if wasn't beside you when you needed a friend...

journal - AWP Designs, Dandelion Dream alpha - AWP designs- vineyard, fonts - mandingo, Impossibilium (BRK), polonaise, BakerSignet BT

Celebrating with our former church mates

hello, It's been a while since I blog.. I created some layouts but haven't posted it yet.. so this morning I would be sharing with you my creations for this past days.. (I was totally unhappy with my blog's template... I can't figure it out what is wrong with it.. so I haven't checked my blog for days)

so here are my scraps...

with me (from left to right) are Jaycel, Roselle, Meyette and Kristel

kent, is our Ninong Ptr. Rodel's and Ninang Dho's Eldest Son.. I can Still remember 4 or 5 years ago.. He would go home with us to stay for the afternoon before attending our fellowship. He loves hanging out with me (haha!! because of him, I once became an ate) have some chat.. sometimes play computer games and also take a nap... sometimes I really miss the good old days... = )

Take a look at the upper left picture.. he was a cute little boy back then.. but now.. he was a handsome young man!!! time fleets really fast... fast and furious.. hahaha

CREDITS: DDD July DAD kit, About a Boy Kit - AWP designs, Frolicsome Alpha - Eve Designs