Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Just Having Some Fun! (and doing lots of rambling)

Hello, my friends!

I have recently discovered a fun "new to me" blog. It's called Scrapping Everyday Miracles, and it's right up my alley! Turns out I even know a member of the DT! (Hi Tracey!) This lovely group encourage people to  "see that God is working in their lives all around them. That everyday is full of miracles if we just take the time to see them." That was taken right off their blog. See...right up my alley! It's all about including God in our work! :o)

The main challenge this month is to create a layout of our favorite season. I jumped in to participate! It's when I was trying to decide which season is my favorite that the trouble began.

Spring used to be my favorite season. My birthday is the first day of Spring. Spring is fresh and new and full of the promise of what's to come!

Summer is what's to come! Summer is full of relaxation, holidays, company! I don't like the heat but I sure like the attitude...and spending time in my yard with my Sweetie!

Fall...*sigh*...Fall is fabulous! Cooler days and the incredible beauty of the trees! Harvest and Thanksgiving and JOY! 

Winter is the wonderful season of hibernation! A time to cozy up and settle in! To cook and bake and create! A season to celebrate the birth of Christ and much more JOY! Also, towards the end, the Season of anticipating Spring! lol

Well, you see my problem, right? I love ALL the seasons! I am very grateful to live in a place where I can experience each and every one of them! So when it came to creating my layout for this challenge, I really had no choice but to include all four seasons!

Spring: A bright sky, sunshine, green grass, leaves budding on the trees, flowers starting, the birds and butterflies.
Summer: A bright sky of a different shade, sunshine, flowers and trees full and lush, more birds and butterflies.
Fall: A beautiful night sky full of twinkling stars that are out before I go to bed, a rainbow of leaves falling from the trees and piling on the ground, pumpkins.
Winter: A dark sky, big fluffy white flakes, glittery fields of snow.

With God right in the middle of them all: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven!" (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

What's your favorite season? :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: GCD Studios - Family Jeans,
Recollections - Cardstock;
Cricut Cartridge: Alphabet;
MM Slice Design Card: Summer;
Die: Tim Holtz Mover & Shaper - Pumpkin,
Stampin' Up Sizzix Embosslit - Beautiful Wings;
Border Punch: Fiskars - Grass;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Hydrangea, Rose Leaf,
Marvy - Mini Snowflake, Unknown - Star;
Stamp: KaiserCraft - Sweet Pea;
Glitter Glue: Unknown, Stickles - Diamond;
Felt Flowers: Stampin' Up;
Felt Birds: Recollections.

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Tracey Fehr said...

Nancy, this creation is amazing! I love how you have incorporated all four seasons! Just fabulous!
Tracey F.

Jennifer said...

This is totally incredible! Fabulous how you've woven it all together! Just delightful! Trusting in the Lord Jesus Christ for it all!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wonderful post and creation my Friend!

Susan M said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nancy ! When I [ eventually !] get up to date with my Hymn pages I'll have a look at this blog, sounds great ! I'm so glad you enjoy all the seasons what a wonderful picture you have created! I love all the elements of each season on your page , can't choose a favourite. Love the addition of the initials on the tree ,so many lovely touches ,all the lovely flowers and leaves and the little nest! LOVE this Nancy ,really looking forward to your next creations. Can't really say which is my favourite season since moving back to UK, something with a bit of blue sky would be nice instead of the grey !

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Wow. This is incredible, Nancy. Love it! I totally agree, how do you pick just one fave season? Canada is great for the 4 seasons. Your initials in the tree are sweet. Awww. So cute. Love it all, Nancy, especially the way you tied it all together with the beautiful Scripture. Superb layout and planning. Gorgeous work! It looks like you had lots of fun. xx Kathryne

Natalie said...

Nancy, this is fabulous! I love how your created the tree and all the seasons are there for all of us to enjoy!! I love autumn here where I live because it's more like summmer but not so humid. Enjoy your week!

freshbrewedeverymorning.blogspot.com said...

Yup, God is there with us through it all... each and every day and season... really fabulous layout!

Tracy said...

Oh ho you clever, clever girl. This is so amazing. The panels for each season are spot on and so much fun. You rocked this challenge GF...for EVERY season! Hugs!

chanya13 said...

Woderful creation!!! I love all season, hugs from rainy Poland :)

message8 said...

Nancy! This is fantastic! I love how you have used the tree throughout your seasonal panels. This is so colorful and rich in detail. You always amaze me.

Love you my friend - Leslie

Robyn said...

Nancy, I love your take on choosing a favorite season!! beautiful!!

gardenpinks said...

Hello Nancy :)
Long time, no see!! Love the layout and the way you have made the seasons flow into one another. Very clever. Love the tree in all its seasonal stages:)
Lynn x

Cely said...

this is so beautiful, my friend! love all the intricate flowers and leaves!

Jonia said...

Wow Nancy this is beautiful. I love the fall colors, but I think I will always love Spring and summer. Blessings dear friend!

Geri said...

BEAUTIFUL, Nancy...and what a great idea to celebrate them ALL! I'm like you...so thankful for the gift of the changing seasons! Each one...even Fall and Winter...bring a sense of renewal as an old one fades and a new one is ushered in! LOVE your project!!!

Embellishments said...

OH MY WORD NANCY!!! GENIUS!!! I tried to imagine how (without looking below to the layout) you were going to include ALL 4 seasons LOL... This is extremely creative! I LOVE IT! Going to show my little son and he might scraplift a little - hope you don't mind :-)
Hugs, Steff

Embellishments said...

Oh I forgot lol... My fav season would be in the "Winter" time for you all - December because it doesn't snow here in the Caribbean but it gets much cooler than the "summer" weather we have 90% of the year lol... so I LOVE cooler weather :-) ok I'm done!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Nancy! yes, Scrapping Everyday Miracles is a fun challenge blog and very inspiring as well. I'm glad you found them. I'm also THRILLED, as always, to have you share your beautiful art in our challenges. It's always a HUGE blessing to have you fellowship with us, and I thank you for stopping by to share with us. May God bless your week, and give you the desires of your heart.
Big hugs,
Word Art Wednesday

Debbie Buckland said...

This is a fabulous page!
Each season is represented perfectly with awesome layering. Great work

Tracey Sabella said...

Nancy, This is just an amazing page!! I just adore how you show all the different seasons using the same tree. You totally rocked this challenge and the twist!! Thanks for joining the Scrapping Everyday Miracles September “To Everything there Is a Season” Challenge ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Sandy Hentzel said...

You are so right, God knew what He was doing creating an awesome masterpiece. And I love how creative your project turned out. I will have to head over there!

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
♥ Scrapbook Blessings Club DT ♥
♥ Sandy's Paper FunTime ♥

blsd2scrp said...

this is such an awesome layout! love it so much! you have definitely a gift from God! thanks for joining us over at SEM!

Cara G said...

This is just awesome Nancy...so glad you joined us for this month's "Season" challenge at SEM!!!

Lisa H said...

Very cool take on our challenge! I'm so glad you found us and thanks for participating. =)

Jessica said...

Beautiful layout and such a great take on our challenge! I had trouble deciding on a season too! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

Francine said...

Nancy, I love how you made this layout! I'm a real fan of layouts that show the seasons and yours is gorgeous. Well done!