Sunday, November 29, 2009

Marrakech Card Set

Here is another recent set of cards I made for a wedding gift. I used the same procedure to make the gift box.

Supplies: Paper - Basic Grey Marakech, Stamp - Studio G, Ink - Color Box Fluid Chalk, Stampabilities, Bling - Studio G, Stickles

Friday, November 27, 2009

Indian Summer Card Set

Here is a set of cards I made from Basic Gray's Indian Summer papers. I love the deep fall colors of this line.

For a gift box, I started with a box that originally held markers:

I used a little Goo-Gone to remove the labels and then covered the lid with Indian Summer papers. I decorated the lid to look like one of the cards inside. This was a wedding gift so I put the name of the Couple in the place where the card would have the sentiment.

Here's a view of the cards & envelopes in the box:

Supplies: Papers - Basic Gray Indian Summer, Ribbon - Offray, Stamp - Studio G, Bling - Studio G, Ink - Stampabilities, embossing powder

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Faith Journal Challenge

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends. In thinking about my blessings, I thought it only appropriate to share the following challenge.

Patter has just started having a Faith Journal Challenge over on her blog, Triple the Scraps. You can read all about the challenge here. The whole idea behind the challenge is to leave a legacy of faith for those who come behind us. Ever since my mom passed away 16 yrs. ago, I've realized how precious things written by her have become. Many times, I would have loved to know what she thought, believed, felt, etc. about various subjects. As a new grandma :), I want to make sure that those who come behind me know what I believe.

This challenge is great for even non-scrappers because, as Patter says, the whole purpose of the challenge is not "about writing, not creating."

Patter posts a new question each week. In our journal we're to write the question at the top of the page and then answer it using as much space as we'd like. She only posts one question per week so that it doesn't get overwhelming. The first week's challenge was posted here last Thurs. It's not too late to join. Why not leave a legacy of your faith for your children & grandchildren to treasure?

Friday, November 13, 2009

A Faith Perspective's Thankful for Friends of Faith Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's "A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends of Faith Blog Hop." Today we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
For if they fall, one will lift up his neighbor..."

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here. First we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.

Prizes? Oh, yeah!! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.

What are the prizes?

One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Colors Stamps AND a 6-month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs AND a 6-month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3-month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

In addition, every participating member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors simply for leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!

I chose to do a digi-layout about our daughter and one of her friends. Kendra and her friend, Layna Porter, have been friends since the church nursery. When they were little girls, they looked a little alike and were even mistaken for each other a time or two. They thought this was pretty funny. I chose to use a brightly colored digi-kit because I thought it looked youthful and because Layna is partial to these colors & the funky florals.

Supplies: Digi kit: Chris' Colorful Expressions by Fairytale Studio Scraps, Template by Lisa of Digital Designs by Lisa, & PSE7

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you're enjoying the blog hop. You next stop on this fun journey is Cassandra's blog: Altered for Him.

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Lifetime Story - Year Long Faith Sisters Challenge

I recently read the following in an update from Faith Sisters. Faith Sisters has a great forum, gallery, & store that all have an emphasis on sharing our faith.

Ever since Mom died back in 1992, I've realized the importance of leaving our stories behind in a way that our children & grandchildren can know what we were thinking, doing, feeling, etc. Now that I'm a new grandma (Yay!!), I want to make sure little Jack (and any other grandchildren they Lord may bless us with) know some things about me. So this challenge to record My Story really appeals to me. Read the details below and then go visit the Faith Sisters site for yourself. You'll be glad you did.

As the year is coming to an end we are busy planning for next year. In 2010 we are going back to the basics of leaving a legacy of faith. This years challenges are all focused on YOU and your lifetime story. When you join us in this challenge you will be creating a mini-autobiography. We are counting down the days till January 6th because we are so stinkin' excited about the My Lifetime Story challenges!!!

Wouldn't you love to know what your grandma's favorite toy was as a child, how she felt when she met your grandpa, her favorite scripture and the song that expressed her heart? Your children and grandchildren will have that treasure when you join us in this challenge!

We will start out with your family roots in January and move into your childhood in February. We will continue throughout the year with your teen and adult years as well. The last challenge of the year will be a letter to your future generations or anyone who reads your book.

Each of our stories is important. This is a book that everyone should create about themselves. It will be the most treasured album of your family. As you create this album about your lifetime story you will be leaving YOUR LEGACY OF FAITH. This is an album that can make an impact in your life as you create it, but it will also create a major impact in the lives of your family both now and in future generations. As your children read your story in this scrapbook that YOU created, they will take your stories to heart. Your stories may have more impact on them than even Bible stories, because they are personal and from someone they know and love. When friends and neighbors pick up your storybook and look through it you will be witnessing without even saying a word. They will read your lifetime history and discover your love of Jesus, and His forgiveness and faithfulness in your life!

The My Lifetime story challenges will begin the first Wednesday in January. A new challenge will be posted each Wednesday all throughout 2010. The last challenge will be posted the last Wednesday of December. Just because the challenge series ends at the end of 2010 doesn't mean your lifetime story album is finished. We will continue to offer periodic challenges to continue your autobiography and keep it current.

Please join us in this year long challenge! Some of these challenges may be layouts you have already completed. That is ok! We need to get these all compiled in your lifetime storybook. Everyone deserves to be the star of their own book, including and most importantly YOU! If you don't put some time aside to create your My Lifetime Story album now, you may never find the time. If something were to happen to you, would your legacy of faith be lost forever? Take action now, join us as we create our lifetime storybooks for the next generation to see the glorious work the Lord can do in the life of a woman that loves God!

Begin thinking about what size album you would like to use for your My Lifetime Story challenge. Michelle started hers in an 8x8 but now has decided that she needs more space so is moving up to a 12x12. Sunny is doing hers 12x12 also because she knew she had a lot she wanted to fit into this album. What size do you prefer? Start gathering your supplies now so you will be ready to start when we kick off the first challenge January 6th!

Next week Faith Sisters will post a Photo List so you can start gathering photos that you will need for this challenge.


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