Wordless Wednesday: Sisters

Wordless Wednesday is just like what you read, it is wordless. It is a weekly link up party at my friend’s Ramona’s blog, Create With Joy.

It’s time to share your favorite family-friendly photos – with or without words – at the friendliest party in town!

This week I link up my most favorite picture with my sisters. We took “us-fie” (LOL! I made up the word!) when we had my youngest sister’s last day out as a single woman because the next morning she got married.

Oh I miss them a lot! Above all, I thank God for the opportunity we got to be there for her happiest day and to share it with the whole family.

I {heart} My Sisters

This is a digital layout I created using Pixelily Designs new kit: I Heart My Sister and her template: Freestyle from Template Galore Bundle 2. The font I used for the journaling is Pea Denise. Both scrapbook digital kit and Template are available at –> store.gingerscraps.net/Pixelily-Designs/

Thanks for visiting today! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family 🙂

Hello Spring

 

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Since a couple of weeks ago, our oldest daughter who is in Kindergarten and can read now, kept telling us almost every day when is the first day of Spring. I asked, “How do you know that March 20th is first day of Spring?” She replied, “I read it on my calendar. It says Spring begins on March 20th.” I went to check and sure enough she was right 🙂

So, Spring begins today, officially… But we have been nice days since Monday (3/16/15). It was raining on Thursday and Friday, but this week was great.

I have some pictures to share with you that I created these digital layout using Picture Life App with my iPhone. All pictures I took using my phone, too.

Sign of Springs

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Sign of Springs

Look, the winter is past,
and the rains are over and gone.
The flowers are springing up,
the season of singing birds has come,
and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.
(Song of Songs 2:11-12, NLT)

HAPPY SPRING ALL!!!!

Remember This

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY to you all! I hope your day is filled with love 🙂

Remember This: Strong

I would love to share a layout I created using Pixelily Designs new kit for this month Gotta Grab It bundle:

Grab The Kits at for special price at Gotta Pixel Store for only $7 for the Bundle Kit and $1 for each individual pack. You save 50% OFF the regular price for this month only.

Template is from Scrapping with Liz, a newsletter freebie from Scrap Orchard. You can sign up for their weekly newsletter here to get the freebie 🙂

Do you scrapbook? Paper or digital?

At First Day

Welcome February! You know that February is known as “Love” Month 🙂 You can see anything every where the word love, hearts, or any quote that express the meaning of love… Love love love everywhere!

I would love to share some “love” projects with you in this month. First project is a digital layout of me and my very handsome hubby. We have tons of wedding pictures. Our plan is to make some digital albums. When I was going through them, I found this one cute picture taken by one of our friends at church, right after the ceremony. At the first day we as Mr. & Mrs.

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This is a digital layout I did using Pixelily Designs new kit and template that available on her store here.

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Mini Crop With Scrapping Everyday Miracles

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Hey all… today I am up at Scrapping Everyday Miracles for their Mini Crop Challenge today. This mini crop as a kick off to relaunch SEM Challenge Blog! Each Design Team member will post their challenge every 15 minutes starting 8 A.M. EST.

My challenge is Color Inspiration, Mini Crop Challenge #5. Visit SEM Blog here to read the full post about this challenge, and to link up your project/s. While you are there, check out the other Mini Crop Challenges and the team inspirations 🙂

Here’s my first take on this challenge using Bev’s Sketch, I tweak a little bit from the sketch:

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I used Pathfinding WOTG Scrapbook Kit to make this card. I used Woodgrain Embossing Folder to emboss the background:

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And one more… I created a digital scrapbook layout using Jen C Designs new collection kit, My Story September and Memory Makers Template Vol.11

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So what does come in your mind the first time you see this color palate?

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I cannot wait to see your projects. With you playing with us, this Mini Crop is SUPER FUN! 🙂 Thank You for visiting and joining our Mini Crop Challenge!

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Virtual Blog Tour

It is Monday. As I am preparing myself to start this new week, no matter what we will go through this week I am reminded by the Lord that He is faithful and there is hope only in Him for those who depend on Him and to those who search for Him:

The faithful love of the  lord  never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. I say to myself, “The  lord  is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The  lord  is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the  lord . (Lamentations 3:22-26)

A few weeks ago, my blogging friend, Ramona, invited me to join this Virtual Blog Tour. She is one awesome lady I met on blogging world who inspires a lot of her readers through link ups, reviews, inspirational posts, crafts and giveaways! Check out her blog here to see what she has shared with her readers.

Virtual Blog Tour is one fun blog-hopping to get to know each other and they have been doing. Each participant of this Virtual Blog Tour has to answer these 4 questions. And today I would like to share a little bit about me with you all 🙂

What am I working on?

As a stay home wife and mom who has a kindergarten aged daughter and a pre-schooler aged girl, I am busy with them every single day 🙂 Right now, I am working on a lesson plan for my preschooler while the oldest at school.

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this picture was taken a few months ago… just a glimpse of what is happening in our loft almost every day 🙂

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I am also one of Wycliffe Associates volunteers working on a project for Pacific Area ministry. And I am a volunteer translator at YouVersion Bible App.

On my spare time, I blog, do scrapbook layouts, make cards, DIY, crafts with my girls and crafting with friends.

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How does my work differ from others of its genre?

In the last few months, I have been taking some times to seek God and reevaluate what I do and how it aligns with what He has called me to do. Couple weeks ago, when I attended a women blogging conference, Declare Conference, God confirmed me what and why. I know that God has given me the ability to do what I do to make his name known among to others through my role as a wife, a mom and a paper crafter.

What makes it different is that I do this as a servant to my Lord, a ministry to others. That brings joy and satisfaction in my heart, not only because it is my hobby or just because I can do it.

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Why do I write/create what I do?

I realize that through all of these what I am doing here is a preparation for me and my family to go serving the Lord overseas, among the people in SEA*.

I write because God has called me to share the stories He is writing in and through my life and my family. I write because of my hope more people to know the needs of the Good News to be heard in the languages of the people in SEA*. I write because I want more and more people to stand in the gap between these people and God, to intercede for them because they cannot.

I write because I am their voices to you.

I am writing and creating with a mission for a mission.

taken by Daniel B., Wycliffe Vision Trip 2005

taken by Daniel B., Wycliffe Vision Trip 2005

How does your writing/creating process work?

I am inspired by a lot of people and learn from a lot of people. My writing process is not as easy as I write in my first language, but I am thankful for many times God helps me through a lot of friends and teachers, especially with my husband who has been a great help for me to improve my English, written and spoken.

First, I write my first draft which come from a lot of resources, for instance my quite time with the Lord, reading the Bible or reading a book, even every day life is full of inspirations to write 🙂 Then after I get my first draft, I will go back to read it again and write more. Sometimes, I post after editing my second draft, but sometimes, I need to go back and edit again for the third or fourth time.

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And for my crafting process, I like to work with sketches. First, I will make plan. Right now, I am working with my daughters’ first year scrapbook albums. So I gather all of their pictures I want to put on the albums. Second, I will  find sketches or templates (for digital scrapbooking), then work on them as I can. For digital scrapbook layouts I created,  I want to make memory books for us to remember.

I love making handmade gifts and cards for family and friends. I make list what I want to make for who, search for inspirations and tutorials (from Pinterest, most of the time :D) and then I will work on them, sometimes I will ask extra time on the weekend to work on projects while my husband spend time with our daughters.

My church friends and I love to get together for craft night once in a while, for sure we always get together around October or early November to make hairbows and hairclips for Operation Christmas Child Show Boxes project.

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When I can, I take pictures of steps how I create my project to share here on my blog 🙂

Next stop of this Virtual Blog Tour is my creative friend, Padni. We met at Stuck On U Sketches Design Team. And the most amazing thing is that we come from the same country! She is a scrapbook maker and teacher, loves handmade craft, home living stuff and photography. Check out her blog on September 1 to get to know her and to see what she’s been up to 🙂

THANK YOU for visiting my blog today. Your visits brighten my day 🙂

Scrapping Everyday Miracles: New Challenge

New month, new challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, a challenge blog where we are challenged to share God’s miracles and blessings in our lives. It is one way of sharing how gracious and kind God has been to all His children.

This month theme challenge is Create / Creation. The inspiration is from Isaiah 45:18

“For this is what the LORD says — He who created the heavens, He is God; He who fashioned and made the earth, He founded it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited— He says: “I am the LORD, and there is no other.”

You may apply this theme in any way you can imagine, create anything you want to, a layout, card, journal page, off the page project, anything. You have until July 17th to post your entry at SEM Blog (link on the right sidebar using the link tool, please link up directly to your blog post or your project).

Here’s my layout for this theme challenge:

The verse I used for the journaling. Our friends were on the way to their new home and passed Ohio. They stayed overnight and we had so much fun. The next day, they gave us these Tiger Lily flower. One had bloomed, one was not yet. My oldest was so excited to see the process of the flower blooming. This remind me of the verse clearly saying the The LORD is the creator, the only one who made the earth, formed it to be inhabited. He created the flowers!

I hope you will join us at SEM Theme Challenge!