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!
Have a great day friends,
♥ S.Pin It