Sunday, February 10, 2013

5 Minutes Friday ~ Bare

Sunday, February 10, 2013
Ok, isn't Friday anymore, however, I still want to play along with 5 Minutes Friday party hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker.

I checked this week prompt out on Friday afternoon. When I saw it, I was so clueless, not sure what to write. I decided to take time to come up with a topic for my writing. I don't know if this ok or not...Oh well!!

This Friday, February 8th, 2013, Prompt is BARE


Bare Feet.
Bare Hands.

I remember when the pastor in my church preached about the little children faith. Their faith are so simple, pure and just simply plain. The only persons they trust are their parents.
Whatever the parents say,command, and decide for their lives, these children know those are for their own good.

I remember when I used to have a strong faith. I hardly felt worry and knew that tomorrow is going to be a better day.
But when problems and troubles strike real hard...I simply just lost it.

I need to learn to be like these little children.
I need to be like my kids, trying to be patient and just trust.

I need to learn to have a BARE Faith ~ a strong belief that when troubles come, I know Somebody up there is holding me tight with His everlasting arms ~
So help me GOD. 


Until next time.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Scraplifting Sunday #1 ~ Love the Fall Season

Sunday, February 3, 2013
I'm back again...Two days in a row...hardly happened before. :D

Anyway, I stayed up pretty late Saturday night. Lets say I only had an hour sleep. No kidding. I was so excited to create a layout that I didn't feel sleepy or tired.

This will be my very first layout since I came to Indonesia.
To be honest...awhile ago I felt that I lost my passion.
For once, I forgot how to scrapbooking.
Then, I realized that I don't have a space to make a mess.
I wanted to give up scrapbooking, but I didn't dare to do it.

So...I tried a different approach.
I need to do a scraplifting.

My scrapbooking board on pinterest has 845 pins of layouts.
I pinned and pinned...wishing that one day I will scraplift some of them.

That day is finally here.

I approved scrapliting.

Scraplifting is a great idea to bring your mojo back.
Scraplifting is a great idea when you stuck and can't finish your creation.

As weird as this quotation may sound, but the great Artist, Pablo Picasso, said it all.
"Good artists copy, Great artists steal."

So, here's my scraplifting inspiration made by Melanie Blackburn.

and here goes my layout,

I LOVE the way Mel did the layers.
And that's what I stole from her layout.

A couple of closer looks

Fall is totally my favorite season. This picture was taken in November 2009, it was a gorgeous Fall day. We decided to clean up the leaves,....but ended up playing with them.

Being away from my comfort zone, it pushed me to use my whatever supplies I have. And still...turned out really great.

Well...I'm really sleepy and tired. Gotta go to work in the morning...
So, thank you for stopping by and I wish you a great and wonderful week.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

5 Minutes Friday ~ Afraid

Saturday, February 2, 2013
Back in December 2012, I was browsing around the internet looking for some inspirations, and I came across Lisa-Jo Baker's Blog. I didn't really find the inspirations I was searching, however, I found a great linky party she hosts every Friday.

The party is called 5 Minutes Friday.

Here's all about it;

Friday, time to crack open the chocolate ice cream and unscripted version of beautiful you!
Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s finger paint with words.
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how to play along:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you {and if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to say howdy}
It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes for the prompt:

This Friday {Feb 01, 2013} Prompt is AFRAID.


Afraid is a word that I can really relate at the moment.
Ever since we arrived in Indonesia, our plans fell through.

We didn't live in Bali.
We couldn't start our own business.
Our kids can't go to school yet.

Deep down in my heart, I regret the decision to go back to Indonesia.
We're in the deepest hole....our family has ever experienced.

I'm so thankful for my parents who took us in.
But how long we should stay with them.
We're trying to get back on our feet.
It's hard. It's risky.

I lost hope, but at the same time I have to be strong for my husband and my kids.
My biggest worry is my children.
I'm afraid of their well-beings at this moment.

I'm afraid of not knowing what the future will hold for us.


Well...that's it.
I hope I can make it on time next Friday :D.
Have a great weekend everyone,

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