Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Four FREE Christmas Bag Toppers

Thank you for all the birthday wishes I received here on my blog and via email. Also thank you so much for all the other nice comments you have left me.

Toady I offer you four 4-inch Christmas Bag Toppers for your last minute stocking stuffers. May you find joy and peace this Christmas and may the Lord richly bless you and yours. You may download the toppers here.

Hugs, Lisajo

Saturday, December 20, 2008

My Birthday and Winter Wishes Teabag

Today is my birthday. My oldest son and his girlfriend are coming here for a small celebration this evening. They are going to do the cooking. Isn't that sweet?!

Did you ever wonder what happened on the day you were born? The price of a gallon of gas was 0.31 on my birth-day!! But I didn't drive back then so it made no difference to me. rotflol You can find out, and even print off a nice copy, of the day's events and prices of things on your birthday at dmarie.

Today I have a teabag for you. I leave the teabag in its original pouch and just slip it into the printable pouch. You can download it at 300 dpi here.

Hugs, Lisajo

Sunday, December 14, 2008

FREE Printable of Santa Cone and Bag Topper

Hello, Friend! I really appreciate the comments I have received on my Printables. Today I have a Santa Cone and a Bag Topper for you. The poem on the topper is mine. Fill the cone with any kind of goodie and hang it. This concludes the coordinating Santa themed items. Come back tomorrow for another goodie. And please leave me some love...pretty please. :)

Download here.
Hugs, Lisajo

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa Soup Can Cover

Today's FREEBIE is a soup can wrap. It fits the larger soup cans. You can use a full can of soup or an empty can filled with cookies, candies, etc. Download it here.

Hugs, Lisajo

Friday, December 12, 2008

FREE Santa Jiffy Pop & Tag

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is on his way!

Today I'm offering a Santa Jiffy Pop cover and Tag. Use double-sided tape or a low-temp glue gun to attach the topper to the Jiffy Pop and then tie the tag onto the handle. I have a few more matching Santa projects so check back.

You can download the Santa Jiffy Pop Cover and Tag here.

Hugs, Lisajo

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Frosty Jiffy Pop and Bag Topper

I live in the Winter Wonderland (Michigan) and this winter is proving to be quite gorgeous with the snow clinging to the trees. Usually the wind comes along and blows the snow off the trees but this past week has been snowy with not much wind. Therefore, the trees are picture perfect.

Today's FREEBIE is a Frosty the Snowman Jiffy Pop Cover and a Frosty Bag Topper. Attach the Jiffy Pop topper with double-sided tape or use a low-temp glue gun. The bag topper fits a 3-inch baggie. You can download them here.

Hugs, Lisajo

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FREE Rudy Reindeer Jiffy Pop Printable

Welcome back, friend! I'm glad you stopped by. Today I have a Jiffy Pop popcorn Topper and Tag for you. He has "Cold Antlers, [but a] Warm Heart." So won't you invite Rudy into your home? :) You can use double-sided tape or a low-temp glue gun to attach him, then tie the tag onto the handle. A visual of Jiffy Pop is below Rudy. You can grab Rudy Reindeer here.

Happy Crafting!
Hugs, Lisajo

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Gummie Bears Bag Topper

Hello, friends! Today I have another Christian Christmas Bag Topper for you. I suggest you fill it with gummie bears, but of course it is entirely up to you what you fill the 3 inch ziplock baggie with.
Grab it here.

Hugs, Lisajo

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Devotional Offer & Award

With the New Year approaching I thought I'd tell you about a FREE devotional that you can receive by snail mail. RBC does request donations (in the mailing) but if you cannot afford it, they will still send it to you for free. It's a fantastic pocket-size daily devotional. Each day has a Scripture verse, a devotional, and a poem or prayer. Simply go here and fill out the form to begin receiving them in your mailbox. You can also get a 2009 calendar from RBC for any gift amount by going here.

Nancy from Nancy's Memories and Scraps, here, gave me an award. Thank you so much, hon!
I would like to nominate Delicious Scraps. Visit here and give her some love.

Enjoy your Sunday.
Love and Lord Bless, Lisajo

Friday, December 5, 2008

Reindeer Rootbeer & Sucker Crafts

Today I have a couple ideas for you.

The first is a 6-pack of Reindeer Rootbeer. This was originally posted at So Inspired. Lori Jean recently posted her version here. And now I share my verison. lol

You will need brown chenille stems for the antlers, craft eyes, red pom-poms, thin ribbon (I used metallic elastic cord) and jingle bells. Simply wrap the chenille stem just under the bottle cap and form into antlers. Use a glue-gun to glue on the eyes and nose. String the bell on the ribbon and tie around neck.

The next project is a Reindeer Sucker.
You will need approximately the size of a Kleenex square of brown fabric, ribbon or jute, brown chenille stems, craft eyes and red pom-pom. Place the sucker in the center of the fabric and tie below sucker at the neck. Form the antlers and glue to back of sucker. Add eyes and nose.

Happy Crafting!
Hugs, Lisajo

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Candy Cane Card Freebie

Today I have a candy cane card for you. There are two inserts...one for the inside left of the card and the other for the right side. I use spray adhesive to glue them. I just use a glue stick to glue the envelope.

Download Here

Hugs, Lisajo

Monday, December 1, 2008

FREE Candy Cane Tag Printable

Today I have a tag for you. Attach it to a candy cane. Click on the image to view full-size, then right-click and save to your hard drive.

Hugs, Lisajo

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Purpose of Christmas & FREE Printable

Rick Warren, the author of The Purpose Driven Life, has a new book out, The Purpose of Christmas, New York, Howard Books, 2008. It's a quick read with profound truths. I recommend it as a gift of love to those who are new to the faith, those who struggle during the holidays, those who need a gentle yet powerful reminder that Jesus is the Reason for the Season or those who desire a deeper understanding of what Christmas is all about. In it he describes the purpose of Christmas as a time for celebration, for salvation and a time for reconciliation. Amazon says "Beautifully written, The Purpose of Christmas will stir readers to honor the true significance of Christmas and to nurture God's gifts of love and peace in the world."

Today I have a bookmark for you to tuck into a book gift, a greeting card or use for yourself during the month. Print on card stock and laminate. If you don't have a laminator, cover it with clear contact paper (available in the house-wares section in your department store) both front and back before cutting it out. Click on image to view full size, then right-click to save it to your computer.

Love and Lord Bless, Lisajo

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I got this in an email tonight and thought I'd share....lol

May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have never a lump.

May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off of your thighs!

Wishing all my friends and visitors a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Lisajo

Kitty's Flowers & Cookies

My dear friend Kitty sent me these photos. The first one is flowers from one of her daycare children to which Kitty added the sucker covers I shared a few weeks back. The second photo is cookies that she made. Isn't she the best?!! Thank you, Kitty, for allowing me to share. ;)

Hugs, Lisajo

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Great White-Tail Deer Hunter

My oldest son Ryan bagged his first deer today on my property. His brother and I helped track it. At the point where he shot it, there was a small tuft of fur so he knew he'd hit it. I found a couple more tufts of hair but no blood trail. I followed a couple of tracks that were leading from the blueberry field to the back woods. I came upon a deer run in the woods and decided to follow it. I found the blood trail and then a large spot where it appeared to have laid down and called to the boys who were still in the blueberry field. We spread out to track it but no luck and no more blood. As we were heading back to the blood, Kyle found the doe only 10 feet from him. Their dad came over and helped field dress it. We are so happy for Ryan!! Whoo-hooooo! It was such a joy to share your success with you, hon! Congratulations, Ryan! Love you!!!

Hugs, Lisajo (and mom)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Living Water Devotional & Printable

The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long autumn harvest festival that usually occurs in October. Feast of the Tabernacles is also known as the Feast of the Ingathering, Feast of the Booths, Sukkoth, Succoth, or Sukkot. This is to be a joyous festival! The Israelites were instructed in Leviticus that after they had gathered the crops, they were to live in booths for seven days so they would remember that the Lord had them live in booths when He brought them out of Egypt.

The American pilgrims, who originated the Thanksgiving holiday, were deeply religious people. As they were trying to find a way to express their thanks for their survival and for the harvest, it is quite possible that they looked to the Bible (Leviticus 23:39) for an appropriate way of celebrating and based their holiday in part on the Feast of Tabernacles. Celebrating Thanksgiving on the third Thursday of November was established by the American government and may not necessarily coincide with the pilgrim's first observance.

Jesus attended the Feast of Tabernacles in John 7. Notice that Jesus STOOD and said these words in a LOUD voice when it was customary for a Rabbi to sit and speak. He wanted to get their attention, and He wants to grab yours too! 37On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him."

In this passage Jesus captures the intent and meaning of Isaiah 12:3, "With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation." And Isaiah 44:3, "For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants." And again in Isaiah 58:11, "The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose water never fails." Because God's Word stands forever, Jesus was able to call upon a promise of Scripture and make it available to His hearers.

Most of us know that we need eight 8-oz glasses of water each day. Water is your body's principal chemical component, making up 60 percent of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. Lack of water can lead to dehydration, a condition that occurs when you don't have enough water in your body to carry out normal functions. Even mild dehydration can drain your energy and make you tired.

But did you know that your soul needs a drink too lest it become parched? Only through Him can we renew, refresh, replenish and revive our souls! He promises that you will never be thirsty again!! "Jesus answered [the Samaritan woman at the well], 'Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.'"--John 4:13-14

So I encourage you to meet Him today at the Well. Let Him be your Lord. Learn from Him. Commune with Him. As Max Lucado says in Come Thirsty, "let Him be the water of your soul." He's just plain good for your soul's health. :)

Today's FREE Printable is a water bottle label. You can click on the image and then right-click and save it to your computer if you want a 100 dpi jpg. If you'd rather have a 300 dpi png, please click on the link below. Should you use a different size water bottle than an Ice Mountain, .5L (1PT, 0.9FL OZ), you probably will want to grab the 300 dpi so you can resize it in your graphics program. Just measure the label on your bottle and resize accordingly.

I recommend spraying the label with fixative so the ink will not run.


Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving...
Your Sister in Christ, Lisajo

Monday, November 17, 2008

Thanksiving Meme

While surfing, I found this meme at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/

1. Which do you like better: cooking at your house, or going elsewhere?

I've never hosted Thanksgiving at my home. What?! Yup, I'm almost 47 and never hosted. It was always held at either my mom's or at my older sister's home. This year my sister's oldest son will be hosting it (he just moved and has a spacious house)....not sure who's cooking the turkey (all I know is that it's not me).

2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen bird?

To the best of my knowledge it's a Butterball frozen...but is always thawed before hitting the oven rack (so does that make it semi-fresh? ROTFLOL)

3. What kind of stuffing?

I like my mom's stuffing...but I'll gobble down whatever is in the bird.

4. Sweet potato or pumpkin pie?

Pumpkin pie with a big dollop of whipping cream!! There is nothing better!

5. Do you believe that turkey leftovers are a curse, or the point of the whole thing?

What left-overs? When you eat at their house, they get all the perks of raiding the fridge later. So I guess I get the "curse" and they get the blessing.

6. Which side dish would provoke a riot if you left it off the menu?

Mom's "Luscious Potatoes"...she has to make them EVERY time we get together.

7. Do you save the carcass to make soup or stock?

What carcass?! What soup?! See question 1 & 5.

8. What do you wish you had that would make preparing Thanksgiving dinner easier?

Well, it doesn't get much easier than just bringing a dish to pass.

9. Do you get up at the crack of dawn to have dinner ready in the early afternoon, or do you eat at your normal dinner hour?

See question 1 ....I get to sleep in. neener, neener, neener! LOL We eat around 2.

10. If you go to somebody else's house, what's your favorite dish to bring?

The relish tray and dip (no point in slaving myself ROTFLOL).

11. What do you wish one of your guests would not bring to your house? What would you like them to bring?

We all contribute to the dinner, and there is a slew of us so there is enough food to please everyone.

12. Does your usual mix of guests result in drama, or is it a group you're happy to see?

We’re all thankful and blessed to be able to spend the time together....we're one big, happy family!!!

13. Is your cranberry sauce fresh or canned? Whole or jellied?

Canned jellied (I won't eat anything else!)

14. What's your absolute favorite thing on the menu?


14. Share one family tradition.

My sister Judy says a few words recapping the year as a family and how we've been blessed before saying grace and eating. She has a real knack for making this prelude very meaningful and moving. Sometimes she then has us go around the room and tell what we are thankful for before saying grace.

Your turn....Just copy this meme, post your own answers on your blog, and link back to me.
Hugs, Lisajo

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thanksgiving Teabag Holder Printable

Today's Printable is a teabag holder. I chose my favorite verse for this season. "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name."~Psalm 100:4 Where are God's gates and courts? The Quest Study Bible answers:

"These words borrow from practices familiar to ancient culture. Gates were often used as places to conduct legal business; the open enclosures of courtyards were used for large assemblies of people. The temple gates and courts symbolized the idea of meeting with God."

As I've already said this month, we must meet with God at His gates and courts daily. And a grateful heart must be cultivated, nurtured and developed. I encourage you to use the teabag holder during your quiet times right up to Thanksgiving. Each day concentrate on a heart of gratitude when you meet with our Lord and enjoy your tea times with our Savior.

Click to view/save full size. I like to print them on brochure paper...it really makes the colors pop!

Love and Lord Bless, Lisajo

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Turkey Card

A food editor of the local newspaper received a telephone call from a woman inquiring how long to cook a 22-pound turkey. "Just a minute," the food editor said as he turned to consult a chart. "Thank you very much," replied the lady and hung up.

Here's a turkey that will only take a few minutes to "cook up."

Hugs, Lisajo

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Turkey Soup Can Cover

Today I have a turkey soup can cover for you. This wrap fits a large soup can and has two parts. You can use a new can of soup or an empty can filled with treats.

Download Link:

Hugs, Lisajo

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thanksgiving Bag Topper

Today I have a small bag topper for you that you can use as a favor for your dinner guests. Click on image to view/save full size. Print on card stock. Cut out, score and fold. Staple it to a 3 inch ziplock baggie filled with any candy of your choosing. The template is Paulette's. The creative work and poem are mine. Enjoy!

Hugs, Lisajo

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thanks-living & Printable

This month we focus on Thanksgiving and take time to count our blessings. However, we should live each and every day with thankful hearts. It is then that each day becomes Thanks-living. I love that term, don't you? :) I first read it in a small book of prayers. But what about those times when we struggle with problems and don't feel an ounce of thankfulness? If we look at Philippians 4:6, we see that in EVERYTHING, by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING, we are to present our requests to God. In verse 7 we see that by doing so the PEACE of God, which transcends all understanding, will GUARD our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. It's all about your attitude. If you choose to grumble about your boss, you will not be at peace and will probably end up hating your job. Each day will be miserable and full of drudgery. However, if you take a moment to heartily thank your boss and God that you have work to do, you will enjoy your job more. The same is true for any life situation. There is a saying, "too blessed to be stressed." A thankful heart doesn't sweat the small stuff. So in order to enjoy your life more, you must change your attitude and make each day Thanks-living.

If you are struggling with thankfulness, try these suggestions:
1. Each morning or before bedtime, write down five things for which you are grateful.
2. Make it a point to show your gratitude daily to friends and family.
3. Demonstrate gratitude to people who work in public.
4. Count the blessing that surround you in nature.
5. Begin your day with a prayer of thanks.
~ God's Devotional Book, Honor Books, 2005, page 20.

Lord, this month we celebrate Thanksgiving. Each day my list of thanks grows for the gifts you bestow upon me. Let me live each day with a heart of gratitude so that each day becomes thanks-living. Let me take your love to others that they may too live abundantly. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Today's Printable is a card and envelope. Why not write a note of thankfulness and drop it in the mail to someone you are grateful for in your life. Maybe even your boss. :)

Templates used are by Paulette.

Lord Bless, Lisajo

Monday, November 10, 2008

Thanksgiving Game & Napkin Holder

Why not do something a little different this year for Thanksgiving or the day after when you're chowing on leftovers? Play a game of Thanksgiving Links. The first person says something they are thankful for. The second person must think of something that begins with the last letter of the word the first person used. For example, if person one says "food," the second person must think of something that begins with the letter D. A sequence might go as follows: food, dog, God, dentures (whatever, Grandpa! lol), snow, water, rainbows, etc. See how long a link you can create. This idea came from Christian Family Guide to Family Devotions, James S. Bell, Jr., Series Editor, by Pam and Stan Campbell, Alpha Books, 2003, page 322.

Today's Printable is a turkey napkin holder. Print on cardstock. You may want to laminate them so they can be used over and over. Cut out. Use an exacto knife to cut the circle out where the napkin will slip through. Score and fold in half. Slide a rolled napkin through the hole.

Lord Bless,

Sunday, November 9, 2008

I've Received an Award

RhondaSue from http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com has given me an award. I am tickled pink by this, and my heart is all a-flutter! :) Thank you so much, hon! Be sure to check out her blog; she really has a BIG heart!

The rules of the award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated.

The blogs I am nominating that I think have hearts are:


These wonderful bloggers share from their hearts with really adorable freebies. They really put their hearts into their work!!! Stop by and give them some love.

Hugs, Lisajo

Scripture Name Cards & Sucker Cover Printable

My good friend RhondaSue has some Thanksgiving place cards on her blog. One uses a turkey that I did the creative work using her template (she then made it into a place card). The other is a Pilgrim hat. Go grab them at http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com Look for her Saturday, October 25, 2008 post. You can find RhondaSue's turkey templates on her October 25th post as well. Another good friend has a cute printable set that includes a place card and more. Visit Victoria at http://sassyprintsandcrafts.blogspot.com Look for her Monday, October 27, 2008, post. Be sure to leave them some love. :)

When you make your individual name cards, write a Scripture verse on the back or inside. These verses should be in line with Thanksgiving. Example: Ephesians 5:20, "Always give thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (***more verses below***). Have each guest read their scripture as the blessing of thanks before your meal. This idea came from Emilie Barnes' 15 Minute Family Traditions and Memories, 1995, Harvest House Publishers. (My book is two-books-in-one...the other being 15 Minute Home and Family Organizer, 1991).

Today's Printable is a turkey sucker cover I made that matches RhondaSue's place card. Click on image to view/save at full size. Enjoy! (Remember, I'm also posting some verses for your place cards so read on).

Here are other verses from the King James Version to get you started on your place cards. If you use a modern version, please check your concordance for thanks/thanksgiving as the translations may be different. I'm citing the KJV because it is public domain. I used e-Sword, a handy electronic Bible, which I downloaded for free. Get yours at http://www.e-sword.net This is only a sampling of verses that you could use.

1Ch 16:8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

1Ch 16:34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.

Lev 22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice fo thanksgiving unto the Lord, offer it at your own will.

Psa 18:49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

Psa 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wonderous works.

Psa 30:4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psa 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High.

Psa 16:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psa 79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks forever; we will show forth thy praise to all generations.

Psa 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psa 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Psa 106:47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, to triumph in thy praise.

Psa 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

Psa 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.

Psa 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

Psa 147:7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God.

Jer 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry; and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

1Co 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

Phi 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1Ti 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.

Rev 7:12 Saying Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever. Amen.

Well that should get you started. :) Until next time....
Love in Christ, Lisajo

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Clean Hands (and Printable)

Isn't it wonderful to give yourself a manicure? I gave myself one this weekend. I've never had one done professionally (maybe someday), but I do like to pamper myself when time allows. But we must remember that how our hands look doesn't matter to our Lord. So what does matter to Him? Clean hands. And not the clean hands we get from soaking them during a manicure.

"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart." ~Psalm 24:3-4

What does this mean? Hands that please God are clean...not involved in sin. They symbolize a heart that is innocent, pure and unsoiled. A heart that has repented, sought the Lord's forgiveness, and is following after Him.

I remember making my first cross-stitch project. It was stuffed fabric hearts with ribbon joining them so you could hang them over a knob. The cross-stitch said, "Hands to Work, Hearts to God." The Lord gave us hands to do His good work. Colossians 3:23 tells us, "And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." This means that whatever work we undertake with our hands, we should do it with our heart focused on God and not for the recognition or monetary reward we may receive from people. We are, after all, serving Christ.

Today's Printable is an emery board case. I hope as you use it, you will be reminded to keep your hands clean and to do good works unto the Lord. Why not make another and tuck it, along with an emery board of course, into a card for someone in a nursing home or for a shut-in, or you could use it as a thank-you token for someone who has given you a helping hand.

Click picture to view/save full size. Print on cardstock. Score and fold on dashed lines. Put glue on side and bottom tabs.

Love in Christ, Lisajo
P.S. Today is my nephew's birthday. Happy Birthday, Mike! May your day be blessed!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin Glitter Charm

Today we finally went to get our pumpkins. It was a cold day with a mixture of rain and snow. Not the best day to be out in a pumpkin patch!! The pumpkins are still too cold to carve (I don't want to freeze my hands), so we will carve Jack and Jill tomorrow. In honor of this occasion, I have a little freebie for you....a pumpkin glitter charm to adorn your scrapbook pages or computer crafts. Link for the .png is below. Enjoy!


Hugs, Lisajo

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chew on the Word of God & Printables

What do you do when you're hungry? You can't just sit down at the table and expect your hunger to vanish. Nor can you listen to your dinner guests rave about the wonderful meal they're enjoying and expect to feel full. You must pick up your fork or spoon and taste the food yourself in order for it to sustain you. Then the body goes about digesting what you've eaten and turns it into energy that you need to live and grow.

The same is true for our spiritual life. If we expect our walk with Christ to thrive and grow, we must daily taste for ourselves that the Lord is good by chewing on His Word. He gives His dinner invitation in Psalm 34:8. Christ tells us that "man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4). We all need spiritual nourishment. We digest His Word by meditating on it. The resulting "energy" is when we apply His teachings to our lives. James 1:22 tells us not to merely listen to the word but to DO what it says. Following Jesus requires personal study and application if we are to be like Him.

Have you received your spiritual nourishment today? If you'd like to take a big bite out of the Bible, I recommend Rick Warren's Bible Study Methods; 12 ways you can unlock God's Word, Zondervan, 2006. The first method in Rick's book shows you how to study and apply God's truths to your life.

So begin today to chew on God's Word and "chews" to follow Jesus. :)

Today's Freebie is a couple of chewing gum wrappers. The template is by Tami Matta (jersgirl) and the creative work is mine. Click on the images to view/save them full size (yeah, they're still small! lol). I'd love to hear your creative ideas on how you might use them in ministering to others.

Love in Christ, Lisajo
P.S. Happy Birthday to my son Kyle, my sister Judy and my brother-in-law Chuck! May you feel Jesus near every day of the year!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grandma's Parlor Freebie Digital Scrap Kit

Do you have fond memories of your Grandmother? I still hold vivid memories of mine. :) Today I have a new mini scrap kit for you called "Grandma's Parlor." Also included in the download is a quick page. I hope you like it and enjoy scrapping your heritage. Link is below preview.

Download Link:

Hugs, Lisajo

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunday's Devotional and Freebie

I love Devotional books!! I have quite a collection of them. While reading my current devotional book, the quote below gave me reason to pause...

"Many of us cannot grasp the truth that the time allotted to us on this earth is sufficient for all the Lord has planned for us to do. We don't need one minute more or one minute less to get the job done; the job of living."
--Luci Swindoll, Joy Breaks, Zondervan Publishing House, 1997.

My mom's friend lost her husband last week, and one of my old schoolmates recently passed away as well. Though both Roger and Ed could be considered young with many years ahead of them, their time of living was done. They had fulfilled the jobs the Lord had given them to do within their allotment of time.

But frankly, many of us feel that we never seem to have enough time to get things done. Do you feel the same way most days? As we grow older, time seems to go faster; yet we still have the same 24 hours in a day. Now days people buy the latest and greatest gadgets hoping to shave some spare time so they can have time to do something else. Unfortunately, we cannot save time in a bottle and use it another day. All we have is this day. And this is the day which the Lord has made; so let us rejoice and be glad in it!

The Lord tells us in Ecclesiastes that there is a time for everything. A time to be born and a time to die. In between our birth and dying, He gives all of us the exact amount of time required to get our job of living done, to complete His plans for us. I believe that what we do with our time is our gift back to Him. Fortunately, He makes our job easier by giving us plenty of instructions through His Word on how to spend our time.

Why not take a little extra time today to do something nice for someone? In celebration of this season/time in our lives, today's Freebie is a bag topper with Ecclesiastes 3:1 on the back. I've done the work for you to save you some time. :) It fits a 3-inch wide zip-lock baggie (you can find them at Hobby Lobby). Click on the image and in the new window save it to your hard drive. Print the image at 340x643 ppi, 100 resolution. I put candy corn and peanuts in the bag...tastes like a PayDay candy bar. YUM! Now give it away to someone. All it takes is a little time to bring someone a smile and get your job of living done for today. :)

Until next time...
Love in Christ, Lisajo

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fall Splendor Scrapbook Kit

Greetings, everyone!

Fall is my favorite time of year!! Our autumn colors here in Michigan are reaching their peaks, and the trees are in their splendor!!! Today I have a freebie kit for you called "Fall Splendor".

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If you download, please leave me some love, and I hope you enjoy today's freebie. I'd love to see what you do with it...email your layouts to lisajostudio@gmail.com.

Hugs, Lisajo

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Halloween Layouts and Treat Poems

Welcome back, Friends! Thank you for the postive feedback regarding my blog. I appreciate your emails and comments.

Before we dig into the guts of today's post, I'd like to share a couple of blog tips with you. The Oct./Nov. 2008 issue of Digital Scrapbooking magazine has an article "Bling Your Blog" with some useful tips to customize your blog to fit your personal design style. Worth the read for any new blogger like myself (it couldn't have come at a better time for me). You can pick up this magazine at Barnes & Noble or at your local newstand. You might also like to check out http://bloggerfordummies.blogspot.com for more useful information. Of course, I'd like to thank my son Kyle for his assistance in helping me set up my blog. Thanks, hon! :)

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I'd share a couple of digi layouts and treat poems. The pages below are of my youngest son, Kyle...isn't he cute?! I love Halloween...the decorating, making cute treats using my computer crafting skills (my online friend Kitty recently sent me an email still raving about my "Bottle of Boos"), carving pumpkins and roasting the seeds, drinking hot apple cider, taking walks in the crisp fall air, passing out candy to the trick-or-treaters... Even though both of my sons are grown, each year we hold onto our traditions; and now that I am into digital scrapbooking, I can capture these memories in an artistic way for my family and for future generations. :)

My good friend, RhondaSue, has a lovely blog with a wealth of Halloween ideas that you might want to incorporate into this year's festivities...be sure to check out her older posts! She has even featured my Bat Kisses poem. :) Visit her at http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com/

Here are a couple more of my Hershey Kisses poems (they tie in with today's layouts lol). I put them on bag toppers with cute grapics and include a few autumn-colored Kisses in the baggie.

Spider Kisses

There once was a Halloween spider
Who was the sweetest you could find
In his web he nearly starved to death

for no bug or moth would he entwine

Instead he gave everyone he’d meet
All the love from the bottom of his heart

He’d kiss everyone instead of bite
For he truly was a dear sweetheart

And so this Halloween I share with you
A few of these Halloween Spider Kisses
And leave you with all of my very best
Happy Halloween wish
©2003 Lisajo Wolff

Pumpkin Kisses
On All Hallows Eve I went to my porch
To light my cute Jack-o-Lantern’s torch
And as I bent low, I caught a twinkle in his eye
It must have been a star fallen from the sky

Then suddenly he took on a life all his own
And asked me if he could come into my home

I said. "now why should I grant you this?"
He said "Aw please, I’ll give you a kiss"
Now how could I refuse his toothless grin
After all that’s how most romances begin
Now I’m in love with my pumpkin, and I tell you this
You ain’t had nothing ‘til you’ve had a pumpkin kiss
And because you’re sweet and I love you too
I’m sharing these Pumpkin Kisses with you.

©2003 Lisajo Wolff

Until next time, enjoy the season!
Hugs, Lisajo

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Hello! I'm Lisajo and I'd like to welcome you to my blog. I started scrapbooking this year, and a couple of months ago I decided to start designing my own kits. I had been a PaintShopPro user for several years; and when I decided to get into scrapbooking, I made up my mind to learn PhotoShop CS2. I belong to digitalscrappingclass where the emphasis is on PSP, but I do my lessons in both programs. I'm also new to blogging so please bear with me as my blog evolves.

Today I thought I'd share with you my results from the DSC lesson 1. This is my darling furbaby, Kadee. She was a stray that I took in back in January, and unbeknownst to me, she was pregnant. I fell in love with her and helped her birth her litter...which was a first for me. I kept the one kitten that was a tuxedo cat like his mom and gave Nikito to my youngest son, Kyle.

Thank you for stopping by, and I promise I'll have something to share with you real soon. :)
Hugs, Lisajo