Monday, May 28, 2007

Every Day is a Precious Gift

After our recent experiences with Cassie I saw this word art by Lindsay Jane... I knew I had to do a Layout with a pic of Cassie after she came home from the hospital.... Every day is truely a precious gift!
Just yesterday, a 17 yr old girl died about a block away from my home... and one of my friends lost his cousin in a head on collision... you just never know how fast someone can be gone from you...
I am soooo blessed that Cassie made it through her ordeal, that her heart is still beating and there is breath in her body... Though today she is back to being a kid... back to being a 10 yr old going on 20... I need to remind myself but for the GRACE of GOD she would not be here... For IT WAS INDEED The FATHER who saved her life....

Here she is playing with her Brother in law Tom and her nieces yesterday at her sister's baby shower.
Word Art by Lindsay Jane
Kit: by Rina: Imagine
Not a freebie but BEAUTIFUL! Available here:
template by Me

Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Fern and the Bamboo

I got this in my inbox... wanted to share with you... if you are like me, you have those days when you need a reminder.
One day I decided to quit...I quit my job, my relationship, my spirituality....
I wanted to quit my life.
I went to the woods to have one last talk with God.
"God", I said. "Can you give me one good reason not to quit?"
His answer surprised me.
"Look around", He said.
"Do you see the fern and the bamboo?"
"Yes", I replied.
"When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds, I took very good care of them.
I gave them light. I gave them water.
The fern quickly grew from the earth. Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In the second year the fern grew more vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the bamboo seed.
But I did not quit on the bamboo.
In year three there was still nothing from the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.
The same in year four.
"Then in the fifth year, a tiny sprout emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern, it was seemingly small and insignificant.
But just six months later, the bamboo rose to over 100 feet tall.
It had spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave it what it needed to survive.
I would not give any of my creations a challenge it could not handle.
"Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling,
you have actually been growing roots?
I would not quit on the bamboo.. I will never quit on you.
"Don't compare yourself to others." He said.
"The bamboo had a different purpose than the fern.
Yet they both make the forest beautiful.
"Your time will come", God said to me.
"You will rise high"
"How high should I rise?" I asked. "How high will the bamboo rise?"
He asked in return.
"As high as it can?" I questioned "Yes." He said,
"Give me glory by rising as high as you can."
I left the forest, realizing that God will never give up on me.
And He will never give up on you.
Never regret a day in your life.
Good days give you happiness;
bad days give you experiences;
both are essential to life.
Author Unknown

Monday, May 21, 2007

Canvas Texture overlay

This is the next overlay I have for you... it is canvas.

I am still not up to par from my weekend... guess it was too relaxing with my friends! It was really a good weekend with them and with the Lord... I just really didn't want to come home! OH well... I am home.
Hope you can use the overlay. again... click on the pick to get a close up.

Friday, May 18, 2007

a quick note

I will be away from the PC in a few hours until Sunday night sometime... you can still send requests to join the yahoo group and I will deal with them when I get back...

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Just Sharing

Cassie (My 10 yr old) got a blow-up bed for her birthday... Why? I don't have a clue but I know she LOVES it!
Anyway... last night my sweet granddaughter spent the night... they had a lot of laughs... they decided to blow up the bed then buried each other with my throw pillows.... (there wasn't any sand to bury each other in!)

But this was my favorite shot... they were both soooo cute and sleeping pretty much in the same position... I just couldn't resist!!!! The flash didn't even wake them up!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

just a short note

I got an email and I wanted to share part of it....

"I get very sad when I see on 4shared hundreds of downloads and only a couple people say thanks. It really isn't hard and like you said you can do it while waiting.
Anyway, THANKS for all you do, there really are people out here who are grateful for designers like you who share their talents with people like us!!!!!"

and another one:

"I try to leave comments when I download freebies. I'm not really sure how the blogger name thing works since I have a google account and not a blog. I am pretty sure I've left you a comment on 4-shared under the name @#%$&. I think your 4X6 templates are awesome! I can understand your frustration at people not leaving thanks for what you give. I know I am going to make extra effort to thank every single scrapper that shares with others. Thanks for sharing your talent and also for being bold enough to stand up to rudeness. "

I am posting these because I have only gotten two RUDE comments... probably from the same person.... who didn't even use their real names. AND Their opinions about HOW I share my freebies or why I share them doesn't matter.
Does EVERYONE who downloads leave a comment now? NO... but that wasn't the WHOLE point... but as another blogger wrote me in an email... maybe the person being so rude was feeling a little guilty? Maybe.... I just don't care anymore.

THANKS EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!... As someone else put it to me...

"...don't let them silly people in your garden...they will grow like weeds honey...your to beautiful...for that...I got a few dandelions in my garden too..smiles....that is part of their game plan...I am sure..upsetting people....."

That is sure something to think about!
HUGS everyone!!! Have a WONDERFUL EVENING/Day (which ever it is)!!!!

For a good laugh

If you want a GOOD LAUGH....You have got to go read this post!!!!
As a mother to 4 daughters this means alot!!!!!

BURLAP texture Overlay

Again... pink paper is just to show the texture... and click on pic to get a close up view.
PW is bluebells

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Texture Overlays

although all of my texture overlays will be shared through my yahoo group I decided to share a few on my blog.
This one is Berber... click on the pic for a better example. Pink paper is NOT included and is only used to show the texture.
Password for these is bluebells

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Note EDITED!!!!!

ALL of you who left even one comment, or NEVER shared my links, can ignore this
At the risk of sounding like a B@$#%... I started the yahoo group to share my templates (and other creations) with those who actually at least said thank you EVEN ONE TIME on my blog or one 4shared, and to TRY to keep my stuff from being shared with others that didn't even come to the blog.

I make these freebies so they are mine to give as I see fit... just as it is for everyone who makes and gives... if you don't like what I have done go somewhere else... there are plenty of freebies elsewhere.

so with that.... If what I have said upsets you or offends you... I am truly sorry... but as I read other peoples blogs that offer freebies it is really ticking me off that soooooo many can't even take the 2 seconds it takes on 4shared to leave a comment while the file loads, even those on dial up can do... I KNOW I DID and many others do it ALL THE TIME. people put lots of time and energy into making the freebies and are very giving people and sooooo many just hit the download and for get their manners!!!!!!

Don't come here to MY blog whining and posting/ or try to post a nasty comment... MY BLOG I will have it set up how I WANT... my freebies... I will GIVE THEM HOW I WANT!!!

My Favorite present

I got some really good presents for Mother's day... and some beautiful flowers... some roses, lilies, and the above lilacs (and something else) ... they were picked by hand and arranged by my 10 yr old. I just love the thought and love that she put into it! (NOT THAT I AM DISCOUNTING THE OTHERS AT ALL!)... these really touched my heart.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

A Mother's Beatitudes

A Mother's Beatitudes

· Blessed is the mother who understands her child, for she shall inherit a kingdom of memories.
· Blessed is the mother who knows how to comfort, for she shall possess a child's devotion.
· Blessed is the mother who guides by the path of righteousness, for she shall be proud of her offspring.
· Blessed is the mother who is never shocked, for she shall receive confidences.
· Blessed is the mother who teaches respect, for she shall be respected.
· Blessed is the mother who emphasizes the good and minimizes the bad, for in like manner the child himself shall make evaluations.
· Blessed is the mother who treats her child as she would be treated, for her home shall be filled with happiness.
· Blessed is the mother who answers simply the startling questions, for she shall always be trusted.
· Blessed is the mother who has character strong enough to withstand the thoughtless remarks and resentments of the growing child,
for, in due time, she shall be honored.
Leonora Zearfoss

Friday, May 11, 2007

Need Email addys

I have started a yahoo group.... If you would like to join PLEASE send me an email to the addy below. it will be faster that way, I won't have to go searching for email addys. If you have psoted comments on my blog or 4shared please, in the email, type the name you have left those comments under... THANKS.

do not just leave a comment here... I need to email addy to send the invites.
or you can go to the home page and request to join... which may take longer because I am approving everyone who requests to join.

If you just leave a comment on the post about the yahoo group and don't have a blog I won't be able to send an invite to the group.... please send me an email at the addy below... THANKS

I need your email addresses...
Please email me at

Designsbyhilmarose @ (without spaces)


I am considering starting a yahoo group or google group... If you are interested please email me at designsbyhilmarose at
Those that take the time to email will be the first to get approved if they want to join. In the future this may be the only way to get my stuff.
So if you are interested then let me know.

Brag book Templates

Don't miss the 12x12 template in the post below!

sorry... gone

Template 31

No layout this morning... yesterday was a busy day and I didn't get to get on the pc much. but here is the next template.... I will TRY to get some more 4x6's done today... depends on how my day goes.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Template 30

Another LO of my wonderful grandson... and his momma... my oldest.... (Just in case any one wants to know... my granddaughter is just as wonderful... just as I know the grandson on the way will be!)

sorry... gone

“Wishful Remix” © 2006 Kimberly Stewart, all rights reserved

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Brag book Templates 11 and 12

Thought I would make a bragbook template to match the previous 12x12 (see post below) I thought it would look good as I was making the 12x12... so here it is... Hope you can use these!

Just a note: When I draw out the templates and make them on the computer I try to make them pretty simple, just the "basics" so that you still have pleanty of room to play and make the layouts your own.

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Template 29

My handsom Grandson... I LOVE those eyes!
Ya know... you just can't tell by looking at him just how many physical problems he has... and when he isn't wearing his hearing aides you can't tell he is deaf.... He looks soooooo perfect.... you wanna know why???? Because he IS perfect! Perfectly created by a perfectly LOVING GOD! For a perfect purpose on this earth. I love him sooo much it makes me cry, we are blessed beyond measure!

“Wishful Remix” © 2006 Kimberly Stewart, all rights reserved

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Monday, May 07, 2007

Template 28

Thank you for all the birthday wishes!
I am really very tired tonight, after the NSB weekend at 3scraps, and my birthday... but I wanted to get this posted tonight... I will try to write more tomorrow.
Here is template 28
Remember the password is springfever

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Sunday, May 06, 2007


Some are not able to find the password, I guess some links just go to the page of the new posts and maybe they don't know how to get to the main blog... some have a hard time beacuse they can read english very well (wish I knew all the languages so I could post in them!) anyway... so here is is again: springfever

It is my birthday (Monday) but you get the presents... 3 12x12s in one post,

I took my grandaughter to McDonald's today for playtime and lunch.... I couldn't resist taking pics! I LOVE this one!
Items from The NSB day MEGA,MEGA,MEGA,MEGA KIT that was given out at
Papers: Bannerwoman, Rina Kroes (and buttons on corner), Daniela Austen, kashiabean, Kimberly Stewart, Linda Walton

Brigid Gonzalez: Corner
Carla Ware: Flowers
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Thursday, May 03, 2007

New Templates and A note

I just want to publicly Thank those of you that have been my "angels" and kept me on track and focused on why I do this...
I do this because I enjoy making templates.. (and other digital scrap stuff, that you may see someday)
and I share because that is what The Lord has put in my heart... He alone has made me giving and I take noooooo credit for it!
I am NOT a happy person if I don't share of myself in some way or another.... BUT... I am human... I have feelings.... and they do get hurt sometimes.... BUT GOD is a Faithful Father and sends encouragement when I am at my low points and just want to throw in the towel....

He has sent me many "angels" lately as He knows how I have struggled everyday. Again... I want to thank everyone one who has ever left a comment, those of you who constantly leave comments (You know who you are... and I wish I could name you all here),Those of you who sent me copies of your lOs or the links to them... and those of you that have went beyond the call, send me encouraging emails... Sindiego;~Joanne~My Pocket Angel; ~Sandy~ aka snojewel; Catroina ...Made blog posts for me, and the one who even made me a banner,JellyBean AKA Rachel, (I just gotta figure out how to install it!!!)
I hope I didn't miss anyone... and I hope I haven't hurt anyone's feelings by not naming everyone who posts comments ALL the time! All anyone has to do is look at the comments on my blog and on 4shared to see who you are... also The Father sees and I ask Him to BLESS you Abundantly!!!!
I have started writing down everyone because I am thinking about my options for sharing my templates and soon other things... I am considering starting a yahoo or google group so that I can send them directly to you... Those who's names I have written down will be the first invited/approved if that is the way I choose to go.

I am posting 2 more bragbook Temps tonight, along with the 12x12 for Friday... as I am not sure if I will be posting any on Monday as it is my BD... Ugggghhhh another digit that I have to add. Oh well! I heard something on TV the other night... "A good day is any day that you're alive" I keep trying to remind myself of that... while I try to figure out why He still has me here...
Have a WONDERFUL, JOYFILLED, BLESSED weekend! I hope you enjoy NSB day!!!!

On with the templates...

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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

ALL Links

These are the links of all the templates I still have up in case anyone missed them... I am not posting the previews again, sorry.
I will be removing these soon, by the weekend.

Sorry.. they are gone, if you want more join my yahoo group

Thursday's Template on Wednesday night

I thought I would post early again... In a funk and want to get it done. Again... no layout... maybe tomorrow I will get one done for this template.... I had something in mind while I drew it out but... oh well... If I get to it I get to it! TFL and hope you can use it. sorry.... gone!


There are so many wonderful things going on this coming weekend for national scrapbooking day...
there are at least 2 places I want to be this coming week end and I wanted to share them here...

The Scrapping Garden:

for the schedule of events....

to preview the wonderful kit they will be giving out....

check out Rina's blog for close ups

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


I just couldn't resist adding yet another post!

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TEMPLATE 22 Layout

I finished this LO last night... I loved how the pics of Cassie blowing out her candles turned out so I couldn't wait to scrap them.
This is a preview to the next template but I couldn't wait to upload the LO... I will edit this post later and add the template and link. so IF you want the template check back at this post later.
Paper (Colorized) from: "Sundae Surprise Birthday!" Created by Royanna Lea Fritschmann
Word Art by Life Song Kreations (

and here is the link: sorry... gone