Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ching's Kaya 21

Kinayanan ko. It was really challenging, the fact that I don't have any of the old things I treasured long before my kids were born. I would have loved to inherit my paternal grandmother's jar of buttons. I wonder what ever happened to those when she passed away. It was unfortunate I was half-way around the world when she did. I would have wanted my paternal grandfather's harmonica. He always played Que Sera, Sera on it, a song he is so fondly remembered for. From my maternal grandmother, I would have loved to keep that beige silky blouse she always used on special occasions. No matter how old and tattered it would have been, I would still keep it; along with the very simple comb she always used to hold her hair bun together. From my maternal grandfather, I would have liked to keep one of his pipes. Every time I smell tobacco burning in a pipe I remember the kisses I tried to avoid when I was a kid. I wouldn't mind it now just to feel the warmth of his hugs and kisses on my cheek!

I debated as to whether to have used a ring my mother gave me when I was still in college. It was one of her earrings. She lost one and had the other one made into a ring. I will treasure this forever.

The one precious item I chose was from both of my parents. It is a box of prayers. It symbol of their love for me. The way I see it, they put all their prayers in one box and gave that to me.
When I take out a card to pray, it is their voices I hear saying the prayer out loud, praising God and asking them to keep and guide me. It reminds me of how they taught me to pray and believe; that I am not really alone - there is always Someone to talk to and Someone who always listens.

Supplies used: Black cardstock, paper scraps from a collection by My Mind's Eye, flower cut-outs from a patterned paper, Prima flowers, Colorbox fluid chalk used to distress the edges of the Prima flowers; adhesive blings from Darice, Fiskars Threading Water punch, foam dots, K&Co Blue Awning journaling tag.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Oh, What Fun!

Rhonna Farrer is giving away 209 of her fabulous designs to one lucky winner! A generous heart always is a successful heart, I say! So visit her blog and spread the fun! I got this news from Lee.

I love Rhonna's designs! I've used her designs in both traditional and digital layouts. Lately, I've been purchasing more and more of her papers and clear stamps. One is more beautiful than the other!


Oh, BTW... have you noticed Rhonna's Christmas ornament in her blog? Ha-ha.... we've got the same idea... her mind is greater though...

Auld Lang Syne

Happy New Year to one and all!

May we have peace, may we be healthy, wealthy, and wise!!

It's the year to make the Earth green!!!