Thursday, July 9, 2009

a rainy day.

This morning I dragged myself out of bed very early (I am more of a night owl than a morning bird) to watch the tour de France. It was a very stressful stage as it was raining and there were quite a few crashes. Lance Armstrong and I chat on twitter you know, and he said it was all well. George Hincapie tweeted that he had a crash but said I don't have to worry he is ok. I told him he is a hero. don't tell him but note I didnt say he is my hero, just a hero. Lance is my hero. But I wont tell George that i am sure it will hurt his feelings. I did tell Lance that tomorrow I (and probably Jaku too) will be shouting at the TV for him. Tomorrow they go into the mountains.

did you know that Lance made a come back to the tour after a 3 year hiatus. And he is 0.00s behind the current leader Fabian Cancellara. I must confess that I do feel the chatting is very much one sided though. But I choose not to be offended. they are riding the TDF after all.

And ALL this I wrote because I wanted to say it's raining here and that thought lead to the TDF where it's also raining and they were in Spain today: The rain in spain stays mainly in the plain.
he-he.

I did this page yesterday. I was most definately inspired by Christine Middlecamp. I am sure all of you saw her tutorial on ali's blog. That page of hers is magnificent. I am so excited to be making pages again. Yesterday I got a whole box full of Making Memories papers... their brand new Christmas papers. I know! Christmas in July! They haven't even been released yet. So today. It can be Christmas in July for you to. I will send a box of happy Christmas papers for one happy person. Leave me a comment and tell me something!

I am really in a mood to scrapbook right now. I have wonderful peacock feathers. mmmm....

A thought for today: 2 Peter 1: 1:9 (Mirror translation) If anyone feels that these things are absent in his life, they are not; spiritual blindness and short sightedness only veil them from you. This happens when one loses sight of one’s innocence. The moment one forgets the tremendous consequence of the fact that we were cleansed from our past sins, one seems to become pre-occupied again with the immediate sense ruled horizon, which is what short sightedness is all about; this makes one blind to His blessings. (Spiritual realities suddenly seem vague and distant.) 1:10 Therefore I encourage you to make every conscious effort my Brothers to become cemented in the knowledge of your original identity revealed in the Word; fully engage these realities in your lifestyle; if you do this you will never falter. (Or get out of tune again in the context of verse 5, lit. to fall, lose height, to stop flying.)

I love this. Remember that you originate out of God! (Jer 1:5, Acts 17:28 and Gen 1:26)
Have a wonderful day!
kiss-kiss
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ps... if you wonder where I come up with these wonderful thoughts and want to know more... email me! I will link you up! (wilna71 at yahoo dot com.)

28 comments :

Sheri (Aunt Re Re) said...

Wilna, you are so inspiring. I check your blog all the time and I am amazed at your creativity and the freedom with which you express yourself! Thank you is my something to tell you!

~*{ Michelle }*~ said...

Yay! I love Chrismas and I love RAK's! See - now I've told you 2 things! ;)

jacqui said...

I'm so glad you're back to creating! I have been missing you and your creativity. I have also been missing my creativity and am pleased to say I am also back creating again after a long time!!!! I hope I'm the winner... could do with some yummy goodies to scrap with!! Hugs to you!

Bernadine said...

Love reading your blog. Your layouts inspire me a lot and so do your words that you type on your blog. :)

Angela @ ScrapSugar said...

Your blog is such an inspiration to me creatively and spiritually. I tried to email you to be linked up to the wonderful words you have on your blog. Please link me up. My email is angeebutler (at) yahoo (dot) com. Thanks so much

Sophia said...

So glad to see you doing pages again...what can I tell you, oh yes I made another DT this time for a local SA site Scrap Shack Studio...

Dale Anne said...

LOVE this layout!
I'm not a morning person either, but I was up bright & early for Wimbledon coverage...LOL!
And, for the record - its been raining off and on here in the SW of the province also, we are happy as its needed!

Kimberly White said...

It's raining in Red Deer too. Hope you have a happy rainy day! Stunning layout Wilna!
Kim

DeniseLynn said...

Oh how I adore Christmas in July! I have been telling my family we should have a Christmas party in July as another fun reason to gather together, pray and eat. Wilna, seriously, your spirit is beautiful. I enjoy reading your blog and being uplifted by your sweet words of truth, hope and the love of Christ. Thank you - you have become like a friend to my heart.

Grammy and Olivia said...

So nice to see you post again. I love the thoughts you post from scripture. I will email you for the link. As far as the rain, it finally stopped here...for today. Tomorrow it is supposed to come back:o( I know what you mean about Christine Middlecamp's pages. I have followed her blog for a long time, her attention to detail is awesome. I have to go get something together to take to a crop I am hosting at church tomorrow night. Thanks for the inspiration and the RAK opportunity.
Terry

Jen H said...

I love Christmas products and MM. Can't wait to see it on their blog. I love Christines work also. Beautiful layout.

alisa logue said...

Wilna... Lance is my husband's hero too! Viva La Tour! Happy summer to you! Fab layout as always. I would love to have a play by play of your creative endeavors sometime. Love the rich layers and details and that every bit tells a story. -Alisa

Louise Dubord said...

We have been having lots of rain too around here (Gatineau, close to Ottawa. We are having a new house built, we bought rain boots (mine are pink and purple paisley!) and went to the site yesterday. We walked around in the mud, I thought I was going to lose my pretty boots to the sucking mud. I felt like a kid playing in the mud. Of course, we forgot the camera! They started the roof today. Christmas in July, like at a campground! I vote for Christmas everyday!

linda said...

Christmas in July in Australia is regularly celebrated, to get the northern hemisphere Christmas feel, celebrated with snow, warm food and snuggles infront of the fire place
Have a great day
Linda

Toni said...

I would love to win. Thanks for the chance. Wish you scrapbook mood every single day. That's good for us - your blog readers. Right?:)

Jersey Girl Anne said...

I have been following your blog for awhile now and take to heart every scripture you post. I need them!!! Two of my fav things are Christmas and MM so I sure hope I win. I love your style and I have just gotten back into scrapping after a few months of scrapblock. MM products always get my juices flowing

scruzfam4 said...

I recently found your blog...love the inspiration that I get from your scrapbook pages. I haven't been able to scrapbook much lately...I'm pregnant and I'm due in a couple of weeks and my feet are swelling. I can't wait to scrapbook again...I have alot of ideas swimming around in my head.

Thanks for a chance to win some MM goodies...I love their stuff.

IreneSC

Jenn said...

Wilna, you have such an inspiring blog and such a kind heart to share some of your goodies. You have a wonderful sense of style and grace about your creativeness. :)

Creative Designs Team said...

so bly jy create weer!!! mis jou blogs en layouts! jy is SOOOO inspiring!!! die kersfees papier sal PERFECT wees vir waarmee ek besig is. wil 'n 'bracket' book maak met kersfees foto's vir ouma maar kry nerens kersfees papier waarvan ek hou nie :-(. PS kyk ook TDF en het omtrentt naels gekou aan die einde gisteraand. is seker onse Lance sal vandag die geeltrui oorvat ;-). Lekker dag! Heidi

Candice said...

I really love visiting you blog, for the pages but especially for the Word of God that you so eloquently write about. Thank you!

karen said...

oooh christmas and making memories sounds like perfect combination!! i have been glued to the TV watching TdF as well. isn't it magnificent?

amy lapi said...

ahh i love your blog--- your banner is incredibly beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I do like your newest page very much!

"Christmas" in July! That must be a special feeling. Now you know how the season/weather can be when the Australians celebrate Christmas...
I'd like to win and start "scrapbooking" for Christmas :-).

Although the TdF takes place in a country next to the one I live, I follow it only in short version over radio or newspaper. But even so it can be interesting.

And right now we get some sunshine and I send you some through to Canada! Hope you enjoy it.

Sandra

Juel said...

My oldest daughter is getting married in September!! I'm so happy!

LizNess said...

LOL! Love that you're chatting with Lance! =)

gleestormont said...

I have been so busy this summer (mom, i want to swim everyday1- how could i resist that?) that i haven't had time to scrap. some lovely papers from you would definitely set me back on track. love your blog and scripture and everything!!;)

Jennifer said...

My something to tell you is that my Grandma passed away yesterday, but she is with the Lord. We are having a celebration of her life and her homecoming to Heaven, not a normal funeral that is very sad. How can you be sad about someone going from suffering and pain to the arms of Jesus?

Anonymous said...

Hello from Texas (Austin)Wilna! Enjoyed your post on Lance & TDF...of course, here we're all fans & occasionally spot your hero in town! Love the LO! AnnaD :)