Have Courage to Believe in Yourself

Have Courage to Believe in Yourself

There wasn’t any real need for journaling on this particular layout.  But I did add a scripture verse to support the theme.  “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God as called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14”...
My Help Comes From the Lord

My Help Comes From the Lord

Letting go and letting God have control can be easier said than done.  We tend to feel like we have to do something or earn it.  But what we really need to do is simply trust God and remember his grace. (by Dawn) Layout by Ann Bricker The journaling explains what has been happening this last month as my faith grows by leaps & bounds. I have used the  Glorious Morning collection (digital). About digital layout: I started with the PeachLilliesAllover page & put the PeachLilliesOverlay on top of that. Then using the Divide blending mode in PS I was able to combine them. I had two curved masks that I used the Allover page with – on the bottom one I again went to the blending mode & chose the Multiply mode to make it stand out from the lower paper & the upper curved...
My Strength Comes From the Lord

My Strength Comes From the Lord

Healing Through Scrapbooking by Ann Bricker It took me about a year before I could really deal with the intensity that it took to do my layouts for Andrew. I have about 40 pages that I put together remembering his life with us as a child & then all that he accomplished after he graduated and went out on his own. I have a few more that I’d like to do & will eventually have them all printed out for a scrapbook that was started at his memorial service in Ft. Wayne. As I worked my way through his early years it brought tears to my eyes, but it also brought a smile to my face as I remembered all the “Andy things” we remember him for doing & saying. He was a shining light to all he met. And now I can say that his light continues to shine for me as I look back on my layouts for him with fond memories of the wondrous gift he was, a gift from God. Give your kids hugs & encouragement daily — and don’t forget to tell them you love them! Journaling “The strongest point of my faith started early Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 and sustained me through the next few weeks as we faced the hardest days of our lives. Late that night we received a phone call from Dave’s cousin Cheryl where our son Andrew was living at the time. Andy hadn’t felt well for a few days after his long trip driving from California to return and make his home once again in Indiana. He had been at the...
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...
Friends: a threefold cord

Friends: a threefold cord

Layout by Carrie Sunderlin This is my daughter, far right, performing at school during their Fireside Poetry reading.  It’s an annual event where the kids either write or choose their favorite poems to read to the audience.  The older kids can also choose to perform a musical number, which is what my daughter is doing here.  I thought this would be a good example of Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 in action.  None of the three girls in the pictures would have done this on their own, but together they were stronger and braver than themselves. Two are better than one and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Wheat scripture dots and wheat crossed were used to create this layout. I love how Carrie used the wheat scripture dots paper, an Easter themed paper, for a different theme.  Another glorious reminder we serve a risen...
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...

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