Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saying {goodbye} is never easy...

...after being on the Creative Team for over 2 is time to say goodbye! ...but as one door closes...two more open...don't you LOVE how that works!!!

...I have joined the liv.e DESIGNS creative team...and I am so honored to be working beside these creative artists who are supportive and most importantly great friends!

...I have already shared a couple of my first LOs since joining the team...but here is my newest...I dug through my computer and pulled out some photos from about 3 years ago of me and my dad...I thought is was time that I do something with these...I used Liv's newest KNOCK ON WOOD PPs which are arriving soon in the store at

Items Used: Liv.e Designs: Knock on Wood PP, Brown Bagger 3, Title Express. Other Items: Green Lights Ahead by Karla Dudley & Gennifer Bursett, Word Art by KD.

...and I have also become a member of Jane's Doodles Design Team! Woo Hoo...and it feels really good to be playing with paper again!

 {Thanks for stopping by!}

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

{Our Baptism}

...recently Ben and I were Baptized...what an amazing evening that was...and evening we both will never forget!

I had been thinking about this for the last year and I knew it was time to do it...Ben had gone to Young Life camp this past summer and it was there that he allowed God into his heart...and he also felt it was time to do this. It was a very special time for the both be {baptized} on the same evening.

It's not so important as to what the baptism looks like...WE KNOW THAT...we were baptized in a small horse trough...what matters is the right's what is in your heart!

During my journey...I knew that Baptism was the next step...I had a strong desire to find and be right with God, I know He will respond with the personal miracle of receiving the Holy Spirit. Not as a reward for being baptized but because I have asked according to His word.

Click {HERE} for Items Used
I used the following: Liv.e Designs Loopies Vol 3, kd Storyboard, Pink Paislee: Affirmation Kit
...another amazing YET SCARY thing about our Baptism was Ben and I needed to make a video! We were both SO is ours...

Welcome to Jane's Doodles RELEASE Blog Hop

I am excited to announce that I am part of the Jane's Doodles creative team! ...and this is my first blog hop!!! WELCOME to my blog {It Is What It Is}
Today there, two, three, four **NEW RELEASES**
...the first one is this adorable DINOSAUR one...called DINO-MITE...created by Jane...

 ...and the next is called FOOD ON THE GO...also created by Jane...

...this one was created by Mariana and it's called SWEET TREAT! I just LOVE those OWLS!!!

  ...and LAST but certainly NOT LEAST is DOODLE BLOOM created by Jane...and I used it to create this {just a note} card... 

...and just for FUN...I used the recent DONUT FREEBIE and made a {little} tag! can find this freebie {HERE}... 

...your NEXT STOP is the amazing Eva's BLOG!

There is a GIVE-A-WAY!!! ...and one LUCKY winner will get all 3 sets!!! So be sure to leave comments as you hop through all the blogs! Also, the new digital stamp will be given away to 2 LUCKY people!
If you found my blog first and want to start at the should go {HERE} to start at the beginning of the HOP!
Please stop by the shop {JANES DOODLES} and look are sure to find something {AMAZING} to create with! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

{Happy New Year} happy to say goodbye to 2012! ...and I welcome 2013 :) I look back on this last has been hard for me to describe my many of you know how broken-hearted I have felt...but I have looked back and through all the heartache and sadness...I have also been very blessed this past year...just a few highlights of this past year:

JANUARY '12: I started working in the Kennewick School District and Stuart and I finally made a conscience effort in making our house feel more like a {HOME} was about time we did this...Stuart did our walk-through while my dad was in Spokane having his brain surgery (Mar. 2010) we knew it was time to start making this our home and stop putting it off...we still have a lot to do but we are on our way!

FEBRUARY '12: {Girls Weekend} with Charlotte to Vegas and Sedona...such a FUN and very needed trip!

MARCH '12: {REMEMBERING} and {HONORING} my Dad at the Run for Ribbons.

APRIL '12: Started working FULL-TIME after more than 6 years off...what an adjustment for me and the entire family!

MAY '12: Two trips to the Emergency Room, One Surgery! Can't say I've never had surgery anymore! ...this year Camryn ran the Joggin' for the Noggin with me...she was {AMAZING}.

JUNE '12: LOTS of traveling for soccer with Camryn has started! {SO MUCH FUN} Stuart took the family to Winthrop, WA...such a beautiful area.

JULY '12: ...more soccer! ...a FUN and EXCITING weekend in Seattle with Beth...she flew in from Ohio.  Stuart and I showed her all around Seattle and did things even we have never done was a lot of fun!

AUGUST '12: ...still MORE soccer and MORE traveling...and we added in some football with the boys...and let's not forget BACK TO SCHOOL for everyone...including me!

SEPTEMBER '12: We all settled into our busy schedules with school and sports.

OCTOBER '12: ...finished up outdoor soccer and football...and started indoor soccer! ...and moved in my Mother-in-Law and cared for her while she recovered from quintuple by-pass surgery...{NEVER a dull moment at the Dezember house!}

NOVEMBER '12: Camryn is still playing indoor...I had yet another surgery...the day before Thanksgiving...

DECEMBER '12: Camryn was asked to be a part of the U10 RCL State Cup Team! Woo baby is so awesome...I couldn't be prouder!!! Ben and I both were Baptized...and I was so grateful for the friends and family who showed their support and came and watched this blessed event....AND FINALLY my MILs last stitch is out...I am hoping she will start to recover a bit faster now! I think she is {finally} on the mend now!

{MUSIC} is a BIG part of my life...if you are close to me...YOU KNOW THIS...I want to share a few songs with you...these songs have so much meaning in my life...the message is so strong for one reason or another...I could probably share 100s but I will share just a few :)

{Walk By Faith} 
{Steady My Heart}
{In Better Hands} 
{Give Me Words to Speak}
{You Never Let Go}
{I still Believe}
{From Where You Are}
...It's so good to be able to reflect...looking back I am able to see that there was plenty to be {thankful} for...I am so blessed...I thank god everyday for the life that I have...for the life that he has given me...I pray and hope that 2013 will be less stressful and our health will be {better} than ever!