This is a page I did last year at this time for my "Soul Notes". It pretty much tells how I feel about Jesus Christ. This morning, we had a sunrise service. I have never attended one, but now I'm hooked. There is something....I don't know, maybe magical, or better yet something divine about the birds singing to welcome the sun and the scripture reading of Mary discovering Jesus' tomb empty early in the morning while the day was still dark. And then the sun coming forth in all it's glory to proclaim that Jesus has risen. I love the words, "sun" and "Son". Everyday as the sun rises in the sky, I thank God for his sacrifice in sending his Son to die for me and then to be risen!
My dear friend Laurie Ann and her beautiful daughter shared some very happy news with me last week! I am so happy for them and wanted to share this layout with them and you to celebrate their family! Laurie's mom, who was my mom's BFF, sent these photos years ago to my mom. We were so enchanted by little Bailey and today, I continue to be crazy about this wonderfully beautiful and sweet young lady.
Marcie, a member of the Live Imagine Create Creative Team and an awesome scrapbooker, sent all of us on the Creative Team, this gorgeous paper! It is by Graphic 45 and I love creating with it!
Jennifer Young, a very talented crafter and SAHM, is celebrating being chosen for the Design Team at Above Rubies, by giving away some fantastic scrappin' candy!! Be sure to check out her site and sign up for a chance to win! Above Rubies has also sweetened the pot by giving away a Cricut A to Z DVD! Follow this link:
Over at Live Imagine Create, we have joined with Cookin' Up Creations and are having a game of Clue! There are many challenges and when you complete a challenge you are sent a clue! So far, I have one clue.......But oh well, it's a lot of fun and I'm getting some precious memories scrapbooked. One of the challenges was to make a mini-book that could not be larger than a playing card. So I made this! I first altered an Altoids box, then lined it with felt. Then I made this accordian-style album. This is now in my purse in case anyone wants (or doesn't want...) to see my beautiful daughters and Grandchildren!
Okay, so I'm a little late! But the sentiment remains the same! I hope you do have a very happy year, of course while remembering you do make your own happiness! I think of all the brave souls in Haiti that really had nothing, and now they have less than nothing. Yet, so many of them manage to still praise God and are thankful for his blessings.
I have made my annual resolutions and hopefully this year, I will follow through! I decided that If I keep them short and sweet, it could become my mantra. And so far it has become exactly that! At LIVE IMAGINE CREATE, Marcie put up some rockin' ATC challenges. For the first ATC, you needed to do one that celebrated the new year. The second one is for your resolutions. The 4th is to commemorate LIVE IMAGINE CREATE. What you see here are my 3 ATCs for the challenges.
These challenges fit so well into my scrapbooking goals for the year! I want to do an ATC every week throughout the year that say something about that week, so here are my first 3 weeks.
If you love a good mystery and like the game Clue, come on over to LIC, where we all get to be detectives AND scrapbook! I'm really liking the detective part because of my new favorite author, Diana Mott Davidson. She writes mysteries about a caterer that is married to a detective. She cooks and solves crimes, and shares the recipes to boot!
Anyway, my prayer for you is that you have a wonderful blessing-filled year!!
This is a paint can (new!) that I altered into a "Christmas in a Can". It is covered with cardstock from Die Cuts With a View "Christmas Stack". I love this line of crafty papers. Some of them are glittery and all are very pretty and sturdy! On the handle of the can is an acrylic photo album.See below for a close-up view. This is a gift from the Grans to the other Grandparents. They have all kinds of goodies in it to help them have a cheery Christmas! Now, just to get it in the mail!! EEKS!!