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".

Download Link:

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 your layouts to

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 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 sure to check out her older posts! She has even featured my Bat Kisses poem. :) Visit her at

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