Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Created by Olivia Dorazio
to show what YOU could make using her new Styles Grab Bag!
Available NOW at


In Fact, the 'weave' style in this bag graphic is also included in the Grab Bag!
Go Get!

The 'corrugated' style is in set no. 2 of 3!

For $2 - no zero's behind that number -
this Grab Bag's a DESIGNER'S DREAM

See the lovlies which can be created using some of Olivia's products?

Layout by Olivia's CT


“It’s time for a really good cup of coffee!”

Clock photo from It’s About Time by Amy Pearson
Styles in September Grab Bag by Olivia Dorazio
DD Designer Pack by Barb Derksen (aka Olivia Dorazio) (blog)
Sweet Music by Barb Derksen (aka Olivia Dorazio) (blog)
Background paper by mizamigo
Font: Bickley Script
S/W: PSE 5.0

“Coffee smells like fresh brewed heaven. ~Jessi Lane Adams”

Layout by Olivia's CT


Olivia’s Kitchen by Olivia Dorazio
Coffee Photo from Classic Thirst by Amy Pearson
Old Grunge Overlay by Amy Pearson
Font: Dyspepsia
S/W: PSE 5.0

Thank you, Victoria, for sharing your LOVELY layouts!

If YOU would like to share any layouts or projects you've created using any of my products here, just email me a 600 x 600 px copy to lalalime{at}hotmail{dot}com Be sure to include all credits!


I have been thinking a lot about FAITH this week and the thought that came to my mind is the idea that like a well tuned guitar, our faith should be tested on a continual basis. With a guitar,if one does not test it (keep it tuned) then we can't be guaranteed that we will be assured of sweet 'in tune' music when we pick it up to play. The strings can 'relax' over time - on the other hand, they can be wound so tight that it only takes a bit of pressure to cause the string to snap!

Our faith needs to be used, checked, tested and adjusted, daily. It needs to be done so often that it becomes a habit, that we are ASSURED within ourselves that when we use it, its like putting on a comfortable glove. The more we use and test our faith, the deeper we can explore it's depths, the richer it becomes.

Test your faith today - and daily - keep it 'just right'

God, help me in my feeble way
To somehow do something each day
To show You I love You best
And that my faith will stand each test.

Prove me, O Lord,
and try me;
test my heart and my mind.
For thy steadfast love is before my eyes,
and I walk in faithfulness to thee.

Psalm 26:2,3


  1. that's a very nice reminder about Faith....
    we should all definitely have faith in something and people too

  2. Great thoughts on faith - lately we've had plenty of "external" tests of our faith going on, so I haven't taken time to think about it specifically. I definitely feel like I'm being tuned - stretched taut!!

    (thanks for visiting my blog today, btw!)

  3. Fun products! Thanks for giving us a peek!

  4. Thanks, as always, for dropping by.

    Great reminder about Faith.



  5. Thanks for the freebie. Will checking out those styles

  6. hi Barb, I hope I'm not duplicating this, my connection went off just as I clicked the posting button!
    anyway................... I was just wanting to say, your grab bag is brill, I've already had a play with one set of the styles, there's so many in each file! what a bargain.

  7. yes we some times lose it and forget to remeber we have it use it when we know that it is all we have to help us stand ..thanks for the the new Alpha they are neat ...I will have to jump over and grab that bag..:)
    thanks again

  8. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Sep [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

  9. Good Morning Barb:)
    I LOVE your example of testing our faith.What a cool way to remember to do that.:)
    Thank you so much for sharing your fantastic alpha with us.:)Love it!
    Have a wonderful day!


  10. me again.:)
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a poem for me.You know I like poems.:)
    I am still lurking around as often as I am able.Jim started taking Monday and Wednesday off each week and Christy has every Tuesday off and in between times..I have been visiting with my Mom etc.It seems to be increasingly difficult to find time to design something...anything.LOL If all goes well.. I should have something later today.:) I am home alone.LOL

  11. Evening my friend, and yup, we all need FAITH! I don't think we can live without it- it's almost like HOPE- where there is none, life is just one hard dark journey. Faith and hope alike are what keep us seeing the *light* and keeping us from dispair. And it's special people like YOU that bring that faith back to people like me ;-)
    Popped in with my coffee- and as Loucee said- your bag is one hell of a bargain! I've played with the one set so far - and WOW, AWESOME stuff- can't wait to get to the rest now.
    Sending you much love and huggies

  12. what a beautiful thought!
    I snagged your bag & it's awesome!!!! Have a fantab weekend!

  13. Sending Sunday night hugs

  14. Good Morning Barb:)
    Thanks for stopping by again and leaving such sweet comments and Bday wishes for Jimmy:)
    Not much happening today.I have been checking back in periodically to see if you had a new post.
    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    My friend Barb is the dearest of friends..
    Her love of the will never end...
    She lifts us up with love and with grace...
    And tests our faith with her words on this page.
    Thank you Barb for being "Just You"
    A child of God and a sweet one too!

    Love and Hugs!



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