Wednesday, 29 December 2010

52 Week Challenge - Make a Triangle

Well...I'm back to some old pictures for this challenge! Not only that but these are some fun pictures that I look at now and think..."why am I just standing there taking pictures?" lol Liane was a very active little girl and so excited about having a baby sister. Andrea was just taking too long to start running around with her, so here she's just being a helpful big sister! I only had the two pictures so I added a piece of embossed cardstock to form the triangle. Then I remembered the embellishment, Mary! :o)

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Scripture Challenge - Represent

Can you believe this is the final Scripture word for 2010? Guess what? Patter's starting a new Scripture Challenge on January 2, 2011! YAY!! It's called the ABC Scripture Challenge for 2011 and we'll be working our way through the alphabet! I am so excited to be continuing with this! I must say that I have been thoroughly BLESSED during this entire challenge! There is nothing that compares with opening the Bible and receiving a word from God! I would like to encourage all of you to join in for 2011. I've added a button here on my blog. Just click on it and you'll be taken to Patter's site where you'll find all the information!
Okay...on to today's word which is "represent". As followers of Christ we are His representatives. Our purpose is to show Jesus Christ and His love to others through our words, our actions, and in everything we do. This is not only how we honour the Lord, but how we let others know about how wonderful He is!  He is just too good to not be shared with others! :o)

 DCWV Ciao Bella "Hello Beautiful" Stack,
Tim Holtz Sizzix Hanging Sign Die,
MM Slice Design Card: Bon Appetit!,
Recollections Gemstone Brads,
Gold Stickles, Glitter Glue,
Unknown Dimensional Foam Tape.

Saturday, 25 December 2010

52 Week Challenge - Photo Corners & Merry Christmas!!

I did not think I would get this challenge done on time! Whew!! I was a bit ahead of schedule and my company will be here any minute...but I did it! This picture is from quite a number of years ago and my tree has changed quite a bit since then...even the actual tree has changed! lol
I am also using this challenge to wish all of you a VERY JOYFUL CHRISTMAS!! I thank you for stopping by and visiting my little blog! I appreciate each and every one of you! :o)

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Scripture Challenge - Worth

As I was looking through the Bible for verses that contained the word "worth", I knew this one in Matthew was the one for my page. It's always been a favorite...but I think I say that every time, don't I? lol God created His sweet little sparrows, and He loves and cares for each and every one of them. Yet each one of us are worth more to Him than MANY sparrows!  If He knows when a sparrow falls to the ground, He certainly know what's happening with us in our lives! As often happens with my favorite verses, this one also brought a wonderful old song to mind. It's called "His Eye Is On The Sparrow" and it's based on these verses in Matthew. I'm including the lyrics for you here. It's just the song I need to be singing these days! :o)

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Refrain:
I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.
Paper: My Mind's Eye - Wonderful Winter,
MM Slice Design Card: Vintage Findings,
Stamp: Papermania - Henbury Lane - Gift from Sarah,
Ink: Martha Stewart,
Handmade Flowers: The Nickel Nook,
Markers: Marvy Le Plume II.

Friday, 17 December 2010

Playing in Paradise Sketch Challenge #03

I am very excited about today's post! Last month, after participating in the Sketch Challenge #02, I was chosen as the Paradise Player! That was lots of fun! Since I was the Paradise Player, I was invited to play along again this month. Now here's the exciting part! The sketches for this month were actually designed by Becky Fleck herself! I really love Becky's work and totally loved these sketches she did! There's more! There will be a random draw, from those that participate, for a chance to win a copy of Becky's book Scrapbook Page Maps 2. You can find all the details about Becky and her book HERE. The link to the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog and where to enter your sketches can be found HERE.
Here is the layout sketch followed by my layout:

Here is the card sketch followed by my card:


This shows the detail of the card.


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Use an Envelope on Your Page

These pictures are of a beautiful bouquet of roses that my sweet husband gave me a little while ago. I thought they were the perfect photos to work with for this challenge. I needed an envelope for the journaling on my this one...it got really mushy!lol This page really looks "Valentiney", doesn't it? Perhaps I've been inspired by all the new collections that have just been released! :o)

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

52 Week Challenge - Some Things Old / Some Things New

For this challenge we were supposed to use a variety of our oldest supplies and our newest supplies.
Old supplies:  rub-ons (originally purchased and used years ago for decorative painting and wood crafts), and decorative scissors. New supplies: flower stamp used for background stamping, new daffodil from Sarah, new leaf sizzlit, and flowers made from new Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.

I just LOVE this picture! When my girls were both home in November I showed it to them and they had so much fun...each teasing the other about the way they looked in it! lol I just think they're both adorable! I guess the photo itself could be one of the old things since it's another one that's over twenty years old. So I   warned my girls that this photo would be one of the next ones I would play with! You have to click on it to get a good look...it's priceless...at least to a Mother! :o)

   "Okay girls, say cheese!" 
             

Thursday, 2 December 2010

52 Week Scrapbook Challenge - Punch Art

This challenge had me a little bit stressed! I don't have a huge number of punches and I really couldn't come up with any kind of "plan". So I put all my punches in front of me and this is what happened! You may have noticed that there isn't a photo on my page. I decided that this is going to be the Title Page of my album that will house photos of my Snowman Collection. The only circle punch I have is the 1" one that I used for the head. The body is made up of squares that I used a corner rounder punch on. The top hat is an arrow punch, the mittens are a funky heart, and the carrot nose is a teardrop. For the boots I used the file tab punch, cut it in half and then rounded the cut corner. The eyes are the teeny, tiny 1/16th" punch. The others are rather obvious. Maybe I have more punches than I thought! :o)
Punches: Fiskars Squeeze Punches, McGill, Martha Stewart