Thursday, May 31, 2012

SEM Blog Hop

It's Scrapping Everyday Miracles' 1st Birthday! 
To celebrate we are having a blog hop with lots of fun and prizes to be had along the way.  If you've been hopping along, I want to say "Welcome Here!" You should have arrived here from Nic's blog.  If not, you'll want to go back here to hop in order, get the scoop and find out what all the hoopla is about.  There will be challenges and giveaways happening on our Facebook Group also.  Click here to check those out.

I am so honoured to be a part of this wonderful blog.  The team of women are kind, caring, loving, tenderhearted, funny, encouraging, thoughtful, sincere,  and exactly what I would ever have dreamed they be to work with.  These women are my friends and I love that I get to express my love and passion for my Lord Jesus, and this crafty hobby of mine right alongside each of them.  Over the past 6 months I have had the opportunity to grow in my faith, and share it through scrapbooking, and having met all of them, as well as having met some of YOU.  Thank you for taking the time to visit us, for pouring your heart and soul into your projects as you join us in the monthly and sketch challenges.  But most of all thank you for spreading the word of this wonderful place on the web to freely express our love for Jesus, and our thankfulness for all He is doing in our lives, as well as share with us in our love for pretty paper and all things scrappy.

When I think about the projects I've created for SEM over the past several months, there are 2 in particular that come to mind.  The first is this one:

This is actually the first layout I ever did for SEM.  The monthly challenge was to "find God's miracles in the natural world, and what they mean to you".  You can read more about why I chose this photo here if you're interested.  The second layout is this one:
The monthly challenge here was to scrap about an unexpected blessing we had received.  Mine was definitely having 2 babies so close together.  My first two girls are 28 months apart.  The younger two, however, are 15 months apart.  That was crazy.  It was hard.  It was challenging, and often times more than I could bare.  But I did it.  With the grace of God we not only survived, but thrived as a family of five.  On the hidden journaling tab lies the story behind the layout.  You can read more of the story here if you are interested.  It has been a fun journey thus far being on this team, and I sure look forward to what the next few months have in store for us.

The "Celebration" themed project I have to share with you, is a banner I created.  I thought it would be perfect to re-use for my youngest daughter's upcoming 9th birthday.  





Another smaller project I worked on is a few pinwheels.  I made these months ago just out of sheer curiosity.  For awhile they were the center piece of my kitchen table.  Now they adorn the top shelf of my book case in my scrap room.  
I hope you've been inspired somewhat here.  And that you'll continue along with our hop.  Good luck to you on the winning, and have a fabulous week playing with us, taking advantage of our sponsor deals, and entering all the giveaways along the way.

Our grand prize winner will win both a gift certificate for $15 to Paper Loves Glue and a $20 gift Certificate to Memorable Seasons. 

And one lucky reader of my blog will win a $10 gift certificate to Two Peas from me.  To be eligible you need to link yourself up as a new follower of mine, then leave me a comment telling me you've done so.  Easy!  Good luck to you!

Here is your hopping order
And don't forget, Monday, June 4th will be a new challenge and another chance at a prize! 

Happy Hopping!

Have a great day friends,

♥ S.
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32 comments:

SLuna said...

Hello, im not good speak english but i hope is good, im follower now. Thanks for this blog hop and scrapping everiday blog is very good :) kiss

Dolores said...

I love your past projects the banner is awesome!!!

Limorosh Hmmos said...

I loved this banner! It's amazing! Thanks for the blog hop! And joined to the new follower!

Scrapper Myra said...

Beautiful projects. Specially liked the lsyout w tags.

Nickie Hoffer said...

I love the layouts that you made. The pinwheels and banner are adorable.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Love the trims on your banner and the pinwheels, and I LOVE that first layout you shared. So much much white really focuses on the photo and all the snow!

Einat Kessler said...

What a fun blog hop! Your projects are beautiful and the banner is great!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Beautiful projects! That winter memory one takes my breath away!!!

Jojorenee said...

I really like looking at all the creations for the hop!

Moon Scraps! said...

Nice projects! I froze looking at the winter one :)

blsd2scrp said...

love, love, love the banner! I just started learning how to do pinwheels! fun! thanks for the hop and I am new follower! blessings!

Helen Gullett said...

I love the banner!!!

Amy E said...

Wow! That's a lot of projects! You've been a busy girl!

I'm your newest follower!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Nicole Brenna said...

My favorite layout of yours is also your nature one... I love it... I am also adoring the banners and pinwheels... you are so ubberly talented!

CarlyJo said...

I love your snow photo layout, what a great moment it seems you had while skiing! I love the felt heart, and also the poem you used for the journaling. The entire page is just perfection! Thanks for the fun hop! The only hop where I will never fall on my face :)

Patricia said...

I love both of those past projects! Thanks for sharing them!

Susan said...

great projects. I really like the banner - great idea. The page of the children is really color - love it. And the vase of pinwheels - really cute.

Lisa H said...

Sherri, thank you for your kind words. =) And I love both of the layouts you chose to share. They are beautiful, esp. the snow one. And that banner is too cute!!

Craftin Desert Divas said...

The pinwheels are adorable!!

Stacey Michaud said...

the love you have for your faith shines right through in your beautiful work!

antenucci said...

I loved your snow one also just think that was back in your GDT days! LOL

Great banner also, you know I have never gotten the nerve to try one yet! Miss you!

Jennie M said...

beautiful projects!

Elizabeth said...

Love your projects Sheri! That banner is super cute and I love those pinwheels :)

Monique Liedtke said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects Sherry! You're so versatile! Love the banner!

Jennifer said...

I'm thinking about how I can convert the layered embellishments on your banner to tags for my layouts--you are inspiring me!

I also had to read the stories behind your first two layouts; they were very interesting!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

new follower for sure!
luving your creative bunting and pinwheels !
thx for sharing your journey...

The Masters said...

As always, I love looking at all your projects! Love the banner. I am now officially a new follower of your blog!

jordanbev5 said...

Love your layouts, eespecially the one about your children! God has truely blessed you! Am so enjoying this blog hop and seeing each person's journey! So uplifting!
Thank you.
jordanbev5@yahoo.com

didi0518 said...

I love your banner!

Dawn said...

I love your banner and pinwheels I'm sure it will look great at your daughters bday, love the paper you used, these have really inspired me, thanks

Hilde/Scoobie said...

The snow layout is to ie for - love it!
And how cute is that banner with the matching pinwheels! Love the color scheme you picked.

TFS, Sherri (and yes, I'm a follower of your blog - have been a while, actually :-) )

Deborah said...

Well I believe you found and received many of God's blessing. I know it must be crazy at times but what a better way to see God as you look into the faces of your beautiful children.