Friday, July 6, 2007

Friday RAK!


Hi sweet girls! It's Friday and everybody is heading out for the lakes in saskatchewan (did you know there is a 100 000 lakes in Saskatchewan alone?) but we are staying home in anticipation for our holiday in August. So no hanging lips here. This weekend is the Live earth event which I think will accomplish some good towards a better earth. Tomorrow is 7-7-7. Is that not an awesome day?

AND i am doing a little RAK today. Leave me a comment telling me what's up in your life and I will choose a number on MONDAY and send you some AWESOME scrapbook product. I promise you will drool.

A thought for today is: Matt 28-30"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."

This page is also to celebrate Louie and Glen's marriage, HAPPY DAY!

Love and a kiss
Wilna
x

87 comments :

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lo Wilna!!! As always!!! What's up in my world is: I leave for vacation tonight until the 15th!! Yeah!! Can't wait to spend some quality time with the family!! Hope you have a good weekend and a great week!!

Lori B aka StraitFan10 @ SIStv
lrborntreger@netscape.com

Cricket said...

Love your thought for today! I'm hanging out with my dd today, took some pics for a layout that I've been wanting to do and hopefully tonight after dinner out with the hubby I can work on it!! Have a great weekend!!

Smiles,

Trynity said...

Oh I think I have just gained a little more inspiration from that passage from Matt 28-30. "learn the unforced rhythms of grace"... what a beautiful sentiment..
Today I am going to be busy, like all days, making sweet, decadent treats, like blissful brownies, homemade ice creams, water ices, and gooey and delicious fresh baked cookies.
And of course, i offer most of my treats in "low sugar and low fat" varieties that taste just as yummy
So I am looking forward to a great 7-7-07 and wish you blessings and peace.

Nicole said...

Hey SISter! I, too, love the "thought for today." Today, I'm working on making detailed price comparison lists for my company before we start actually ordering stuff...loads of fun, let me tell you :)

Maureen Ferriter said...

What is going on with my life - I am training for the Breast Cancer 3 day walk that is in August - it is 60 miles. I am walking in support of my friend Lauren who was diagnosed with it 2 years ago while pregnant with their 3rd child. It has moved to her lungs, brain and hip. She has such a fantastic spirit. I am helping her pack this weekend as she is moving forward with putting up a full addition on her house. What an undertaking. I have nothing to complain about when you she what other people are struglling with everyday.

Love you wedding layout

Thanks
Maureen
aka "MoeMade" SIStv

AnnaB said...

Your layout is SO beautiful! Love the stitching! We've had a lazy day at home today and tomorrow my mother in law will come visit, so I guess we have some cleaning to do... :)

CINNIBONBON said...

Oh great!!! Congrats on all your happy goodness. I'm headed home early and packing up my scrap goodies. A frined invited me over tonight to scrap, which is good since I have not had time to scrap with her. The rest of the weekend, I'll be working!! So bummer on, except, It's great to be employeed, right? well happy weekend!!!! Thanks for posting to all your SISters

scrapcat said...

gorgeous page!
love it!

and what's going on my life?
little sofi has a bit of a cough so we're staying in today- just making up games for her to play and sometimes I can sneak in on the computer for a short time ;)

have a great day!

Christa said...

I just love this layout! I commented on it on SIStv already but its just so awesome, that I'll tell you again..i love it!

As always summer is busy, so lots of parties, spending time with family, being outside in the pool! you know...

As far as scrapping goes...just attended my brothers ARMY graduation and I can't wait to get his ARMY scrapbook going. He has been saving things for me to put in it.

Pearl Maple - Mandy Collins said...

Appreciate all the art you are posting to your blog and that is a great banner you have.

What is going on in my life, is a big question.
As a transplanted Canadian living in Australia, I find that winter in the tropics is delightful. I like to get out and play in the sunshine as much as time permits.

Working full time in the city does not a leave much time for creativity but I squeeze in minutes here and there too keep things moving around the work table. Which by the way, I should be doing, not cruising the internet again, but inspirational sites like yours are good fun to visit.

Roos said...

great layout .

whe have a busy weekend : wedding tomorrow and bbq on sunday , love to party .

also busy with scrapbooking have so much idea`s in my head .

now whe are hoping on the summer , because we don`t have great weather here in holland , it`s raining two weeks now , i want to SWIMMMMMMMM

lots of love Roos
from holland

mary h. said...

Beautiful page! I am about to take my dds to the library to return/checkout books for the summer reading program.I also think I'm going to checkout a Francine Rivers book for myself. They always put me in a better frame of mind.;)

Heather said...

hey SISter! this weekend is all about remodeling our kitchen. laying our new floor is next on the list!

have a great weekend!

Tina said...

hhmmm...what's up with me....the some ol'. eat, work, and sleep. but I will be getting some play time in this weekend with my new Shabby Rockstar kit I got yesturday! But that's after we finish painting our kitchen/living room. nothing overly exciting.

have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

beautiful layout! and there is nothing going on in my life today. hubby, son and i are looking for some fun to get into!!!

scrap {n} flava said...

We just adopted a Saint Bernard from saintrescue.org. My husband is off from work for part of the summer so we have been spending tons of time with the kids and our new family member, Bo. THis weekend is the ParkFest for our community so if the rain lets up we will go to see the fireworks and take the kids on a few rides. It's been a busy summer but so far, it's been so rewarding and blessed!

Mandy said...

What a great layout! This is my first time visiting your blog and it is very inspirational! I just started a new job on Monday, which I'm really excited about, but I'm pretty drained. TGIF! :)

kimosabescraps said...

I am sitting by a wading pool... watching my 5 year old daughter... and then we are heading inside to watch (her first time) My Fair Lady... this afternoon before my son comes home from summer schooll... enjoying the wonderful day!

Kimber-Leigh said...

I'm enjoying a visit from my precious mother...it is so much fun to get to visit with her and see my children love her!!!

jo said...

Not much going on today... Super excited about taking a Kristina Contes class at a LSS tomorrow thought! :) What a great RAK!

And lovely LO! So pretty! "_

Anonymous said...

Hi Wilna
DANKIE DANKIE DANKIE!!! vir my pragtige poskaart van Vancouver wat ek vandag gekry het!
Wat 'n geseƫnde dag en week was dit nie vir my/ons nie - ons bouwerk is KLAAR, nuwe matte is Woensdag ingesit, huis is Donderdag skoongemaak en vandag (Vrydag) is nuwe gordyne gehang. Dit voel of my lewe vir die eerste keer in 3 maande weer 'normaal' is, en exciting daarby, want dit voel of ek in 'n nuwe huis bly. Ons weet dit kom net van die Here af, Hy het vir ons die vermoeƫ gegee om dit te doen!
Geniet jou naweek!
liefde
ingrid

Vanessa said...

7.7.7.!!!! im so excited for it! its supposed to be a lucky day so i have some sweet treats planned to make a special day with my boyfriend <3

have a great weekend

Jenn said...

We are just enjoying a beautiful Canadian summer. So sad it is so short!
Have a great weekend.

Jenn N

Heather B said...

Thanks for getting me over to your blog with the RAK. I have really needed that verse from Matthew 28-30.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Heather

Susan Dingess said...

Hi,
Here in South Florida it's the rainy season, so every afternoon it rains! That is a good thing; just put off the shrub trimming too long today. I am going through my things to scrap a couple of my homemade Mother's Day cards to my Mom. Thank goodness she saved them. Loved the way you used the new SIS kit!
Susan

Debbie said...

I am waiting the arrival of my 4th grandbaby. He/She is due on or about the 27th of July.
I am also in a contest and also trying my hand at digital scrapbooking with Renee Pearson's books. God Bless!

VexedAngel said...

In my life? Well, I am currently proofing the galleys of the August 2007 issue of the International Journal of Music Education: Research, so that's interesting... if a bit tedious. :-)

And working on a paper for my abnormal psychology class...

And participating in the Short Order Cook off at Scrapbook Takeout--that about sums it up! :-)

VexedAngel said...

Oh--and for the first time ever, I get to play with the praise band at church on sunday. THis is a big deal, b/c I always sang and played at my home church, but it was an itty bitty place. I've been too scared to participate here, it's so huge, but I'm filling in for someone this week, and am very excited to be serving this way again. :-)

Little Lulu (aka Laurie Dagg-Labine) said...

totally workin my butt of at school..and hoping to be done my degree by the end of the year...and trying to enjoya little sunshine...without being eaten a live....by mosquitos.

Kathrine said...

Wow, your post really inspired me! Thanks! I´ve just been packing some swaps and was going to sit with my hubby to have a snack, but right know I feel more like sitting down doing some thanksgiving/praising/thinking/praying art-journaling - I guess its how I come.

Lauren Shaw said...

Dear Wilna,

I have been following your scrapping, your blog and therefore parts of your life since before the MM idols, and I can say that you are a true inspiration to those of us who's religion is being tested. You stay steadfast in your beliefs and you put all trust in God. You are an inspiration to me. My mother had a tumour removed from her chest area last year and received radiation treatment for the leftover pieces that the doctors couldn't reach. She was cleared in November last year of any cancer or tumour residue. You ask where we are in our lives today? Well here I am. I'm waiting for our good Lord to speak to me. My mom went for another scan on wednesday and was told today that the tumour is back. She cannot have radiation anymore as she had the maximum amount her body can take last year, and so this year she must have chemotherapy and another chest operation to remove the tumour. This is what's up in my life today... I am asking the question 'Why?' I am asking what lesson are we supposed to get from this? Today you can find me at the end of the rope where my faith runs thin. But today I looked at your blog and I saw your bible reading. My faith does not run thin anymore. Thank you dear lady for your inspiration and grace that you share with us all. Thank you dear Wilna.

Lisa the Lovely said...

Heading out to the 'city' to have a small bachelorette party for my sister. Can't wait.

jill s said...

love your work as always.

we're heading up to my hubby's hometown for a tubing party tomorrow. he's taking my almost 3 year old with him. and i'll be hanging out at a friends house...nursing baby=can't tube down the river for 4 hours! :) looking forward to visiting with friends though!

have a beautiful weekend!

xx
jill

forestsister said...

wilna ~ ur thought for the day hit the spot. i go through a lot of things never feeling like i fit in, and i think it's time to stop trying to fit in and get be: one on one.

as for what i'm up to... my boys & i received a bursary to attend a camp in sorrento, bc, and so we're off to spend two weeks on the shuswap lake in our little tent. the boys will attend a day program and i switch between volunteering and attending a program as well. am soooo looking forward to this. fits well with the sentiment you posted... how things come together.

Robin said...

Well...this weekend starts off with a party because I just got a job! I was a SAHM looking for something meaningful to do apart from my wonderful family! And I found it! An at home position for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!
Whoo Hoo!
Then we are going to a party for my neice who is turning 7, on 7-7-07!
After that, we will be holding an open house to hopefully find someone to buy it!
OH! And I musn't forget scrappin' with some friends on Friday night!

Robin

lisa garay said...

hey you....
i don't need a rak, i just wanted to say hi!
have a wonderful weekend, sweetie!
-xo-

Julie said...

Hello. First, I have to say I admire your art. Not much new happening in my life other than taking care of my kiddos and scrapping any chance I get :)

tanya_williams said...

What a Sweetie!
My life...well, I too, am starting a "lifestyle change" AKA diet Monday. I bought the Fat Smash book by the Dr on the Celebrity Fit Club show. It sounds like a reasonable, not easy/quick, solution to my weight problem. Crossing fingers (and toes).
Thanks for the inspo.

Dianna said...

Im hanging out with my mom and DD not too much just watching Food network-yummm! Have a great day!~ Dianna

Heather said...

what is going on in my life. well nothing special. hubby's job takes most of his time so i'm alone most of my wakeing hours. no time for a vacation since this is tourist season. so it's a lonely summer for me.
heather southwell

lisa stead said...

I don't need a scrapbooking rak, but I will leave you a quick note :D Love the pic of you guys from the wedding...I posted a quick note there :D I really like your new 3 column blog as well...very nice.

What's up with me these days?? Well mostly baby prep and still working at getting everything unpacked and settled in. Trying to tie up loose ends in every area of life so that when the twins get here, I won't be having to worry about anything other than them haha! So yea...that's about it :D

Today is too warm and I'm hanging out in my basement...I think we're going to get central air put in so we can enjoy our house this summer. It's so hard to enjoy a new house when you can't stand the heat. We were so spoiled with central air in our other house for 5 years haha!

Anyways, hope you have a great day!

Anonymous said...

You are so blessed to live in SASK - all of my family live there and I miss them!
Not much happening here - just fun day trips with the kids and lots of sun :-) thanks for all the inspiration Wilna - you are one of a kind!
Jen from BC

Liz Ness said...

Wilna, you are so sweet to RAK and I love your page, too!

We are enjoying the sun here in the Northwest portion of the USA...a treat after so much rain. Right after I catch up with our circle, I'm going to look for a new picnic backback...something I've been wanting for a while. Then, we can take our picnics beyond the park and hike to beautiful places. I can't wait!

Hope you and you family are well and thanks so much for holding a RAK...you ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Wilna,
Love you RAKs....we are going to a parade this weekend in which my husband participates (he is a firefighter) and my son (2 1/2) proudly watches his daddy...makes for great scrapbooking every year. Thanks so much for the postcard...I have it right above my desk. Vancouver makes me sooo happy.
Sarah L

Debee Campos said...

Wilna,
Thanks for your posting devotions-so true in my life right now. So right now, I am hanging on to God's promises. Holding onto Him, learning, waiting and anticipating life through him. My heart takes comfort in his word. God is amazing, love that you rock out to Audio A! So love them too :) You are a blessing you know that?
you truly are...
blessed by you,
Debee

Anonymous said...

Your layouts are gorgeous, very inspirational. I am going to get busy this weekend being creative!!
Liane

Heather said...

This weekend i am going to take the baby to the lake and then start scrapbooking the secret (a challenge) and start the write now challenge!

Roslyn said...

Hi Wilna,
Love the passage you posted. You always seem to post what I need to hear :)
Enjoying a much cooler evening today compared to yesterday, hanging out at home this evening...I think some rootbeer floats are coming up later, I work tomorrow at a SB store - awesome "job" - I love it!, then we plan to go to the zoo on Sunday - good times!

Melissa Salomon said...

Hi Wilna,
I am keeping way too busy but enjoying being stretched and challenged in my service to the Lord. When outside of my comfort zone and my ability zone, forces me to rest and trust in Jesus. It is a good thing.
Have a great weekend.
Melissa

Natalie Laney said...

Not doing much the rest of this summer, working and relaxing when I can. And enjoying my family in the here and now.

I got to go home to Colorado after 2 years to see my mom and dad. It was so nice to be there and see them and 2 of my brothers. We took the northern route from Kentucky up to the Mall of America-which is a vacation in itself, it is just so big. Then went to South Dakota and saw Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments. That was just wonderful. I told my kids maybe in their lifetime Crazy horse with be complete and they will tell their kids they saw it when the head was almost done and the arm was started. Hopefully, the kids will remember these road trips we take every coupld of years. I know I sure love them.

kirstenjuenke said...

We've just been enjoying no school this week - finally! And busy, busy, busy, having 24 people for dinner tomorrow!

BishopsMommie said...

Well I am trying to enjoy my day off, but dreading work tomorrow.Me and my toddler hung out by the baby pool today and enjoyed the sunshine. Then I came in scrapped a little completed 2 pages. I am trying to get 2006 finished before the new baby comes in September~~wish me luck!!

jen kallevig said...

I just got home from a beach vacation and I'm catching up on blog's.....should be doing laundry instead. :)

djkallevig@msn.com

me..... said...

Hi daar. Mis jou baie. Hoop regtig ons kan breakfast uitwerk in Pretoria. Vandag doen Kathryn en Andrew grading in kick boxing en ons maak ons badkamer klaar. Het nuwe teels gele en meot nou wasbak insit en verf. Love ya

jacqui said...

Hi Wilna!!! We're also having a quiet time at home. Just got back a while ago from a little holiday break and while we were there it snowed. Take a peak at my pics on my blog www.jacquibourne.blogspot.com. We had an awesome time. I so can't wait for Sept!!!

americanmom said...

I just discovered your blog and love it. You are inspirational in more ways than one. What I'm up to: a quiet weekend at home, hopefully doing some swimming, scrapbooking and (yuck) housework. Hoping to start a new novel I bought today and hoping my August CK comes in the mail tomorrow, LOL (poolside reading, kwim?). Thanks for doing the RAK!

Lynne said...

I am in such need of your thought for today. Why is it that when we are in such need of a decent night sleep we still find ourselves awake before the sun comes up? I have a lot of things on my todo list that that need doing this weekend along with some studying for my course. Hope you have a great weekend.

Jenny said...

Today I am on holiday with my family. The weather is not so great but we're a family and we are having fun together

Michelle said...

Hi SISter!! LOVE that layout! I really like how you share your thoughts for the day... :) Sometimes they're just exactly what I need to hear. Thanks!!!

Brigitta said...

your thought of the day is a good one for me, as I'm weary, weary of taxpeople who "surprise" you with a letter, weary of being in the dating game (5 years of being single is way too much at this age) weary of the rain (two weeks now almost non-stop) so maybe it is time indeed to give over. thanks for the wise words

Scrapbook With Vanilla said...

Your thought of the day is just right for me... starting a new job on monday - after being out of work for way too long... just received my dd's report card... no comment... just glad it is summer and there is no more snow! ;)

Happy 7-7-7 :)

caro said...

hello from bokke-land (boo-hoo, we lost)

we just finished our kitchen re-model, so a bit of time-away from home, meant a drive around the nearby countryside. it's very dry & wintry and bare, but i enjoy identifying thr trees by their skeletons. some are easy, some impossible.
too far to send a RAK, thanks for the gift of matthew.

judith said...

Hi, I just love your LO!!
And for what is going on in my life: waiting for my sister to give birth to a beautiful baby boy! I am really excited!!
Love, Judith

Michelle said...

I love that die cut paper and your layout great. Those photos are amazing!!! Not too much going on here this weekend. Just trying to do some scrapping and cleaning :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Wilna. Count me in. : ) -Alisa

Anonymous said...

Anyway I just wanted to thank you for the Bible verse today, you don't know how bad I needed to read that and how that really hit close to home. It has been one of those weeks to say the least so again thanks for sharing. I am printing that and putting it in my journal for sure!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for offering up the RAK today!

Diana

jen said...

thank you for the encouraging verses. count me in on the drawing. thank you!

Anonymous said...

:-)

Juel said...

Yesterday was my son's 14th birthday and we went out to dinner. Sorry to say the dinner wasn't that great but the company of family was good. Today my son wanted to have a BBQ with spare ribs. It is all fun stuff!!
Thanks for the great scripture!

longnecklady said...

I have gotten a 40 hour a week job and it's taken over my life. I am thinking about starting my own business though.

xoxo~

Sue

Stephie J said...

I've been making curtains this weekend - ones I promised hubby to make 2 years ago...

leslie said...

Yay for Live Earth! I am going to a Wedding today and I have a job interview on Monday. Trying to move onto bigger and better things!

Theresa Tyree said...

Hello sweet,

Guess what?? I think we're getting an offer on our house today!! We put our house on the market a few weeks ago. Today we showed it to a nice family for a second time and got a call from our realtor saying they would like to make an offer! I knew an offer would come because as I was mopping the floor last night, that still small voice (God) spoke to me and said "Your house is going to sell. Prepare to move." I stood back in amazement and got so excited and told my husband, "We're selling our house!!" Sorry I went into all that but I'm so excited!!!

Love you. Thanks for the scripture!
Theresa
XOX

Theresa Tyree said...

Oops, forgot to add. I love love love this layout. The photos, the colors, everything is exquisite! I have that paper with the big bold scrolly thing too! Now I'm inspired to dig it up and use it on a layout! Thanks!
T

Sara said...

Not a lot going on in my life at the moment. :) Staying home and trying to organize our new apartment. Spending some time exploring the new city. Listening to the poor little teething baby...I feel so helpless!!! Speaking in church tomorrow...

Kelly said...

Well, my babies are back to school this week. And I have been hibernating as it is winter.
Also celebrated both of their birthdays in the last 2 weeks!!

Lisa said...

Hi! and thanks for the inspiration! Your layout (as always) is beautiful. This week... have an interview for a new job. Hope to make extra money for new books for my kiddos for the upcoming homeschool year. Praying that this is what the Lord wants for us as well.

Hope your summer is going fabulously!

Anonymous said...

:-)

karlynn said...

Hi Wilna!!! Glad your having a great summer...WE are too here....we bought an outdoor pool, so we are filling our days by swimming!!!

Sophia said...

What's up in my life, is that I am nearly 5 months preggy and starting to battle with heartburn...

Deborah said...

Hello there.
What's up in my life - a fairly quiet weekend enjoying my family. A visit to my sister's new house that she's renovating, to see how thing's are progressing and a little outing to the local village fete (weather permitting - soooo much rain here in the United Kingdom right now).

coRinne not connie said...

What's up with my life? - just hanging out doing my thing... not much - enjoying the much cooler temps in Toon town!
Have a great day yourself!

Sharon said...

Hi! Great layout - looks like it was a beautiful wedding. I'm just back from a trip to Calgary to visit relatives and catching up on my emails, etc. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

:-)

Jaclyn Venter said...

HI Wilna! Thank you for the bible verse... i am going through a bit of a tough patch in my life and scrapbooking is such a light point! This morning in my bible diary I had a similar message! God is King and if he takes you to it He'll lead you through it! Wish you were in SA!! regards

Littleone's Scrapbook Journal said...

I am getting ready for my husbands return from being deployed. We have decorated and bought welcome home presents and stuff. He is going to be so amazed at how much the twins have grown. I can't wait for this week to be over so he will be home. It stinks though b/c he is only home for one month. The only other thing we have been up to is story time at the library and potty training!! Have fun at CHA-lucky you.

Creanijn said...

I'm too busy at the moment that I almost don't remember what scrapbooking is... Seems ages ago since my last page... But next to working, I'm really looking forward to go on a holiday to Alaska next week, but I still have to loose some weight before we go...
Love,
Vicky