My Prayer

My Prayer

In a recent ezine issue, I issued a challenge/journaling prompt. —>Create a layout with a prayer for a loved one A great way to scrapbook your faith is by including your prayers.  You can record prayers for your children, spouse, other loved ones, friends and even your personal prayers. Layout by Ann Bricker Materials list: Praise Today digital kit Scalloped journal from Faith Goals kit (recolored) Also available as  traditional paper-Stacked Flowers. How about you? Will you accept the...
Recycle, Simplify, Use

Recycle, Simplify, Use

Stewardship Saturday, the Way of the Steward, whatever you call it-it’s back!  <smile>  Yes, the contest is still going on. You have time to get your best stewardship tip entry in.  Learn more here. While Jesus is the only way…there are many ways to be good stewards with our scrapbooking supplies, time and money. One great way is recycling.  For today’s post, I’m actually going to recycle an old blog post from January of 2009. The layouts I already showcased as well, but today instead of focusing on the theme of the layout, I will be focusing on the stewarship aspect. Stewardship tip: Simplicity! Simply use what you already have. No altering, repurposing, etc. just use supplies you already have on hand. For this layout, I used all supplies already on hand. The black and white photo is even something I had on hand waiting to use one day. Daisy Bucket has cut off strips with information about the paper, but the reverse side is a pattern, so I used it as one of my strips. (middle one) Their paper is also double-sided so I could use both sides and have more patterns available. The chipboard alphabet was originally white that I inked. (I know I said no altering) I used several punches on hand, some I haven’t used in awhile. This second layout, I used scraps from the first layout. I believe I only used 3 sheets of paper for both layouts. (plus white and mint cardstock scraps) The top part is one sheet of patterned paper, while the bottom is a different sheet. I covered up the...
Standing on the Promises

Standing on the Promises

I made this for Patter’s Hymn and Scripture challenge found here. This week’s hymn is Standing on the Promises.  This is one of my favorite hymns because it reminds me of my Grandpa. When I was younger and we were visiting, he would take us to church with him.  I’m sure my mom and grandma attended as well, but I just remember going with him. The church is one room with a wood burning stove in the middle. (think Little House on the Prairie)  I remember singing this hymn and hearing the bass tones of other men in the church.  Just a memory of comfort and warmth.  Afterwards he would take us to a gas station/diner and let us order chocolate milk.  That was a big treat, possibly showing my age!  🙂 Now that I think about it, I would like to visit that old church again and take some pictures.  Lots of childhood memories there. Just an observation: I know this hymn to be on page 121 and I think another version on 122.  Whenever I attend a different church with hymnals, I always check.  Apparently the old hymnal we have at home is a different denomination, but I found it! Materials used: Paper from the Faith Goals collection Standing on the Promises scanned and printed out border punch flowers punched from scraps blue bliss...
Whoooo Loves You?

Whoooo Loves You?

I bought these stamps awhile ago and finally am using them.  They worked out great for the challenge over at Stampin Sisters in Christ. Miesje Flach is the challenge hostess this week! “Once more will he fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with rejoicing.”  Job 8:21 I heard on the radio the other morning that laughter is healthy, in fact it is infectious. Oh how true that is. When someone smiles it is natural to smile back. It is even very difficult to NOT laugh when we hear others laughing. I believe that God wants us to be happy and to share that with others.  We all go through times that are challenging – although most of us never have to go through all that Job went through! When we do walk through difficult times we have a choice – we can choose to show others that we have given ourselves over to God and His plan for us. Really, for me, there is no other choice. My husband and I have spent many years working with couples through our church. One statement that is so hard for me to understand is, “He/she just doesn’t make me happy anymore.” Goodness, happiness comes from within! We choose to be happy or not. Mother Theresa said, “Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family. Be holy – let us pray.” Great quote because loving God is joyful! This year we got a new principal at our school. He is full of energy and enthusiasm and joy. He...
How Great Thou Art

How Great Thou Art

I made this for Patter’s Hymn and Scripture challenge found here.  This week’s hymn is How Great Thou Art.  One thing I enjoy about these challenges, is that I find myself singing the hymns.  I typically look over the challenge a day or so before I intend to create. This gives me time to ponder over the hymn, supporting scripture as well as what I want to do.  Therefore, I find myself singing the hymn as well.  This was a good thing for the day I was pondering this project, I was particularly irritable.  So finding myself singing “Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee, How great Thou art, how great Thou art!”  really helped put my bad mood into perspective. Materials used: Paper from the Faith Goals collection How Great Thou Art printed out flourish die cut butterfly punch flowers punched from scraps pearl bling perfect plum...
Who Do You Turn To?

Who Do You Turn To?

In times of trouble, times of joy, times of sadness, times of celebration who or what do you turn to?  This is rather timely as I’m currently working on my faith goal to lose weight while reading Made to Crave and yep, (sigh) in the times mentioned above, I turn to food. I made this for Patter’s Hymn and Scripture challenge found here.  This week’s hymn is Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus by Helen Lemmel.  I love the chorus. Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim, In the light of His glory and grace. I’ve been singing it all week preparing for this challenge.  It has kind of been in the back of mind.  (nice and handy to refer to when needed)  So I thought it appropriate to make the chorus my background as well.  I actually created the wordart in a pink color, but as you can see it didn’t print pink.  So I adjusted the rest of project and went with it. I decided on Colossians 3:2-3 as the scripture I wanted to highlight. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:2-3 Materials used: Paper from the Faith Goals collection Colossians 3:2-3 wordart I created Fleur De Lis Spellbinders dies ivory ribbon butterfly punch blue...
Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

I made this for Patter’s Hymn and Scripture challenge found here.  This week’s hymn is Amazing Grace by John Newton.  I love this quote by John, “My memory is nearly gone; but I remember two things: That I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior“. I tend to be more works-oriented.  I seem to think that if I just work harder, I’ll get whatever I am hoping to achieve.  Isn’t it wonderful to know that I don’t have to work to earn God’s love?  By His grace, I am saved! I am excited to use my Amazing Grace stamp set again.  I have seen the “G.R.A.C.E.” acronymn before and decided to create some wordart with it to add as my tag.  I also added the scripture verse to finish it off. Materials list: Amazing Grace stamp set by Heartfelt Creations Grace wordart Music vellum, wine cardstock, ivory paper dies: Spellbinders label 7, alphabet scallop tag punch gold cross brad gold...

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