Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Best Place on Earth

Today we are making our way here:

Our first ever visit to Disney.  None of us have been, and we are so very much looking forward to experiencing the so called magic they speak of.  We've got our list of don't miss rides, all our confirmation numbers, directions, and list of all sorts so we're ready for all that Orlando has to offer us.

The blog may be quiet during our week away, but you never know, I may get some time in to upload some photos for ya'll.

See you all in a week.

♥ Sherri

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Project Life wk 3

I'm thinking that I may have to stop sharing my Project Life with you, as it's turning out to be rather boring.  These baseball card pages are super fast, and convenient, hence my using them again this week.  I really think the issue is in my printer.  I've tried a few different things and not been able to print the appropriate size for the slot.  I'm having to cut everything down, or mount it on a second piece of card stock to get it to fit the pocket properly.  That's driving me crazy.  I'm not going to throw in the towel, but for now I'll just keep plugging away at it.

I had to sew an additional 4x6 pocket for the photos I wanted to highlight.  I just took a 12x12 protector, cut it to size, and sewed it shut.  I then sewed it to the center of the first page protector.  That way you can still flip it up to see the photos underneath.  This is what I mean.

But this is real life, is it not?  Not everything can go entirely as planned.  And so we put one foot in front of the other and do the best we know how.

Peace to you today my friends,
 ♥ S.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

Project Life Week 2

Happy Monday friends,

What a full weekend we had here.  Friends, sushi, football, shared meals, ice skating, working, church.  Feeling loved, and oh so very blessed.  I'm still not great at remembering  to take photos during all.  Really hoping to get better at it as the year goes on.  I've been using an App for my iPhone called Momento, that's been really handy for documenting moments in our days  and weeks.  It's pretty great actually it automatically draws any info you've shared on Twitter or Facebook, or  Instagram right into it's calendar.  It also allows you to keep notes that are important to you for that day, and upload photos that go with the day also.  So, if I forget to take a photo to serve as a memory I simply 'create an event' in Momento to remind me of it, when putting together my Project Life for that week.

For this week I decided to use two different style page protectors.  I had several photos, only a little time,and there really wasn't much out of the ordinary that had happened during the week, so quick and easy was what the album called for this week. 
You'll notice that not all the pictures flow in the same direction.  Normally that would drive me crazy.  I've decided not to sweat the small stuff with this project and  concentrate on why I'm doing it, and stick with that theme as I assemble my album.  The point of it all is to recognize, remember, and cherish, the moments in between the big events.  The fact that not everything is match-matchy, and that we're going to have to cock our heads from one side to the other from time to time, and the fact that some pages will just be plain boring is NOT the point, and will have zero lasting effect on how we enjoy the album in months, and years to come.  As long as I keep reminding myself of these things, I think I'll be able to see this project through to the end.

Thanks for peeking in to my corner of the world today,

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Lifting myself

... well not literally.  The scrappy kind of lifting.

Challenges number three and four are up at My Scrapbook Nook.  Three can be found here.  I've not done this one yet.  Challenge number four is from Hilde, who challenged us to pick one of our favorite layouts from last year and lift it.  I chose this one of D.
Although the placement of the journaling bothers me (I think it throws the balance off somewhat), I love this layout overall, so I chose this one.  Plus I had this sweet little photo of Wilson that I knew I wanted to use for the challenge.  Here's what I came up with.
Using My Scrapbook Nook's October kit featuring My Mind's Eye
This time I kept the journaling tiny, and better placed.  It's been awhile since I've hand stitched on a project too, so this was a fun one.

That's it for me today.  Been getting things ready for our trip next week, spoiled myself with my first manicure in about 16 years yesterday, schellac, loving it so far, (we'll see if it really last 2-4 weeks), volunteered in the girls' school today for pizza lunch (loved that), caught up with a friend with whom I haven't spoken to in months, and the sun is beaming in through my window.  Overall feeling really blessed this week. 

What about you, what have you been up to this week? If you plan on scrapping this weekend, perhaps you want to tackle Challenge #12 over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, or the January Sketch Challenge there.  Or perhaps Sketch 191 over at Creative Scrappers.  There's also the New Year Crop ongoing at My Scrapbook Nook.  No shortage of scrapping incentive this weekend, I'd say.  For those looking for a greater challenge, may I suggest the Creative Scrappers DT Call.  You have until Feb 20th to get your application in.  I just discovered this call this morning, and my heart leaped.  I love CS.  I love that the owner Kristine is a fellow Canadian, and uber talented, and was kind  enough to let me use one of her Sketches for my first ever Scrapping Everyday Miracles post.  And there's never, ever a shortage of inspiration to be found by those who submit to the challenges, nor by the wonderful sketches her team comes up with.  This will be my third time trying out for this team.  I'm really hoping this is the one for me.  If not, no worries, I'm gonna keep trying, she won't be able to shake me that easily, mwhahah.  I think it's good to keep putting myself out there, it helps me develop a think skin.  Something you very much need in this subjective world of creating, and putting emotions to paper.  Wish me luck, pretty please.

Have a great weekend, all!
♥ S.

eta: another 2Peas Fave - yay!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Project Life: Week 1

Thank you all for your sweet and encouraging comments last week regarding my Project Life or as I'm calling it, my Moments In Between Album.  I'm sticking it out, and did manage to complete my Week One on Friday night.  I actually don't even mind it too much.  I had way more photos than I had space, so I had to decide which ones stayed and which did not, and be somewhat creative in getting everything in.  I won't lie, I did find it somewhat frustrating, but realize that that is very much the perfectionist in me acting out.  I realize that appreciating the moments in between the events is anything but perfect.  It's often the things that cause us grief and frustration that make us eventually stop and realize the blessing in them.  Granted that blessing is not always immediate.  The stuff of life is rarely perfect, rarely convenient, and often comes with some sort of price, sometimes good, sometimes, not so good.  That is the type of attitude with which I really need to begin to appreciate the album and what it will mean to us when it's complete.  I  have no doubt that we'll all enjoy looking back through it as the weeks progresses.  With that, let me reveal to you my very first two pages of my Moments In Between Album.

I've decided to use the We R Memory Keepers page protectors to keep the cost down.  They are available at The Scrapbook Cottage where I work, and I can get them anytime, versus ordering something from online.  Everything else I used here is from my stash, again, in an attempt to keep the cost down.  The patterned paper on the left is from Simple Stories Year-o-graphy line, the rest is all from my stash.

So, one week down 51 to go.  Hope I can find my groove.  I know some of you are doing this project also, how are you doing with it?  I'd love to know.

You can see my Craft Gossip feature here.

Thanks so much for popping in today,

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New Year Crop

I've told you about the 5 week long crop happening over at My Scrapbook Nook.  Challenge 1 & 2 were posted last weekend, and closed this weekend.  I wanted to share with you the layouts I created for each of those.
Challenges 1 was a recipe challenge.  You needed to use the assigned number and specifications of products, and then follow the directions to create your layout.  This was an exercise for me that resulted in two layouts rather than just one.  I was so excited to get started on the challenge, that as soon as I read the product list I went off to create.  I should have scrolled down a little further to see that there were directions I was suppose to have followed.  Oops.
Here's the layout I created based on the product list.
My sister and brother in-law.  Using Studio Calico Jan kit.
And here's the layout I created based on the product list AND the directions.
Using My Scrapbook Nooks January kit featuring Lily Bee papers
If you look closely you'll notice they both have a lot of the same elements.  I am glad I managed to get both layouts, even if I did go about it the long way.

Challenge 2 was to use 10 different patterned papers.  I know that sounds like a ton, but there are some creative ways to use that many without overloading your page with colour.  I had 2 different ideas I thought would work well.  When I looked through the thread however, I discovered that 2 others had the same ideas also.  Hence this layout of my one of my dear friends and her daughter.
Using the Lily Bee papers again - no journaling required Maddy's expression says it all :)
There are two more challenges up for this week.  You can see them here.  There are some fun prizes up for grabs so if you decide to jump in, it may just be worth the effort to upload to the gallery too.  Tell them Sherri sent you :)

eta: look what I just saw...

Fun right?!  And I've been contacted by Francine Clouden once again to be featured in "Inspiration du Jour" over at Craft Gossip.  A scrappy good day thus far :)

Thanks for stopping by,

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Monday, January 16, 2012

SEM Sketch Challenge

Lisa is up with a Sketch Challenge over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles today.  It's a great sketch, so hopefully you'll have a chance to play along.  We've also switched things up a bit over there, where now you'll have two chances a month at the RAK up for grabs.  One will be with the month long challenge, and the second will be with the mid-month sketch/technique challenge.  You could double your chances of winning just like that.  Here's the layout I created for the challenge.

A Christmas Community celebration at the girls' school

Want to know something funny?  I had four photos for this layout, but couldn't make them work with the sketch.  I decided the best solution would be for me to put them in a hidden pocket so that they could stay with the others and still be seen.  That tab at the top is actually a long hidden pocket.  i added an extra piece of patterned paper and glued the photos onto it.  After I got all the paper down I decided they needed some stitching around the edges for definition.  Because the piece with the photos on it is angled, but the piece of paper in the hidded pocket isn't I ended up accidentally stitching right through the hidden pictures, actually adhering them to the layout completely.  There was no way to fix the problem without ripping the entire layout apart and starting from scratch.  So there will forever be 2 hidden photos on this layout. Hope that gave you a good laugh on this Monday morning.

Be sure to pop over to Scrapping Everyday Miracles to check out Lisa's sketch, and the fun technique she has for you to try.  You can check out this month's sponsor and the prize up for grabs here.

Happy Monday friends,

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Hello Friday

Came across this the other day.  I think I need it.

Lucky for me I work at a scrapbook store and have a feeling these will be making their way into my hot little hands in no time.

How about a couple more sneaks?  The first is for a project I'll reveal to you on Monday for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Sketch/Technique Challenge.
This next one, I can't reveal to you until February (it's not that far away really).  I had this idea of how I wanted to use this paper, and needed to get it out down on paper right away.  I wasn't thinking about the fact that I can't actually show you for a bit yet.  Sorry, hope you'll bare with me.

What does your weekend look like?  Pretty much the same as usual around here.  I'm really hoping to get a handle on my printer and my Moments In Between album on Saturday.  I sure would love to have something to show you early next week.  I'd also really like to work with this sketch for the Creative Scrappers site. 
This is so up my ally.  Plus I got my January kit from Studio Calico last week, and have yet to create with it.  Here's hoping.

Don't forget about the New Year Crop at My Scrapbook Nook.  The next round of challenges will be posted this weekend.  You'll have one week to complete them to be eligible for great prizes.  All the info you need can be found here.

A short post today.  Should make up for all my rambling yesterday.

Have a great weekend friends,

♥ S.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Head Over Heels

The January kit from My Scrapbook Nook was filled with Lily bee - Head Over Heels goodies.  I had a lot of fun working with this kit.  There were Maya Road chipboard elements that will have to find another home, but everything else was divine.

This first layout is a direct Stacey Michaud lift.  She's one of the DT members over at the Nook and has a wonderfully linear style.  I loved this layout when she posted it in the gallery, and jump started my own creative mojo by lifting it, and adding a little bit of Sherri to it here and there.  (Please note that I received her permission to post this layout online in advance, she's a sweetie like that)

Théa and my father in law on Christmas day
I had these photos sitting around for several months already.  Guess they were just waiting for this paper to come along.  They're a perfect match.
The girls with their buddy Lily on the last day of Summer Camp
Last is a more recent photo of the girls (taken in the back of the vehicle on the way to Grandma & Grandpas for Christmas dinner).  Love that the colours in their jackets match the papers so well too. 
I know doilies are no longer scrappy fashion, but I'm still loving them.  This one is actually from a party supply store package.
I have a few more layouts ready for viewing, but some need to wait for their respective posts over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles, and some just need to be photographed.
Speaking of Scrapping Everyday Miracles have you had a chance to consider creating something for Challenge #12.  There's still time, and  Monika has a generous RAK up for grabs for one lucky winner.  I'm sure enjoying getting to know the ladies over there.  Nicole and Wendy have very tender hearts, and have been so wonderful about welcoming me and helping my to find my footing.  I'm excited about what the next several months will have in store for us.  I'm especially excited about the new 'faces' we've been seeing around the blog.  It's wonderful to be meeting people from all over the world and to share our faith, and scrappy journeys together.  I feel very blessed to be where I am.

My Moments In Between album, or Project Life as it's more commonly known is causing me grief.  I feel sad about it.  It is just not coming together the way I'd like.  I know it's new so it will take some time.  It's not even the capturing the little things that's the problem.  I've taken some notes, jotted stuff down on scraps and cards, taken the photos.  That's all good.  It's the lack of supplies, and the difficulty printing that I'm having.  I cannot for the life of me figure out how to print properly on our printer, it's making me crazy.  I'll specify a print at 3 inches wide by 4 inches high, and it will come out as 4x4.  Because I'm trying to split my 4x6 pocket into two that's causing a problem.  Plus I don't have the right page protectors.  Remember I said I started this late, well now I'm paying for it.  I've got last weeks photos in the page protectors with a bunch of blank space (where the photo is to small for the slot) that needs to be filled.  I had to walk away from it tonight.  Hoping that tomorrow I'll have some new perspective.  I really, really want to run out and buy a new printer, one that's easy enough for a monkey to use, and that can stay in my scrap space so I'm not having to run up and down the stairs all evening (lazy, I know).  Sorry for the rant.  But if this is going to be a place of honesty you had to know that despite my heartfelt, sincere, and hopeful post from Monday, it's a different day today.  Hopefully tomorrow and into the weekend will be better.  I'm hoping I can just get over it, get it done and move on.  I know that in the big picture, fifty some weeks from now these first few pages won't matter.  My Title page was in Top 3 over at 2 peas for a few hours today, and Amy Tangerine, yes you heard me, the lovely inspiration and designer of her own line with American Crafts, even commented on it, saying she loved it - yay me.

Sorry for the rambling.  To make up for it how about I share some cards I made a while back.  I was thinking they'd make good teacher gifts.  I can't decide if they need a sentiment or not.  What do you think?
There are 4 cards semi-staked on top of each other
Thanks for stopping by.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The bullet list

I have got to get back on track with scheduled posts for sure.  As much work as NaBoPo was it felt better organized around here.

I feel like I've been neglecting my blog, when really I haven't there's just a lot going that I still have to share.  To remedy that I give you the bullet list.  Some of you may actually prefer this to my ramblings, lol.

1. I have yet to print, sort, and enter my week one photos for my Moments In Between Album.  It's driving me crazy that I'm already behind, only two weeks into the project.

2. We are taking the girls to Disney Wold in two weeks.  We're all very excited about this, as none of us have been before.  It's something both my hubby and I wanted to do as children, (who doesn't right?!).  We told the girls in a very fun way on New Year's Eve. We can not wait to see and experience 'The Greatest Place On Earth' together.  We've invited my in-laws to join us so, that only adds to the excitement.  We've rented a house (based on a friend's past experience there), and will have plenty of room, and our own private, screened in pool.

3. I created 3 layouts (one is a lift) in 3 hours with the brand new Jan kit from My Scrapbook Nook.  That was a shock for me, I usually find Lilybee difficult to work with.  I'm really loving this kit though.  Leah does a fab job putting them together.  If you haven't heard about the New Year promo, you really should hop over there and check it out.  Here are some sneaks...

4.  There's also another Card Class going on there in February.  Last time we used the wonderful My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2 line.  This time Leah, and Danni will be using Crate's Paper Heart Collection, it's super cute and great for V-Day, Birthday, and everyday girlie cards.

5. I got an email yesterday from Scrapbook News & Review stating that they have accepted all six of the projects I submitted to them for publication in this month's magazine.  That was a scrappy ego boost for sure.  It's an online magazine, so the most I'll be able to show you once it's live is screen shots.  But I'll be sure to share.

6. I am loving the weather this winter thus far.  It freaks me out a little as it's so not what we're accustomed to, but -25 C for days on end is no fun for anyone.  At -6 to +6 C everyone can find something to be happy about.  The best part is around noon when the sun makes an appearance.  Love that.

7.  I discovered this sweet little shop today. 

It's called Greatest View, and they have such sweet scrappy stuff.  Check out those doilies, and chevron badges.  I could find a use or two or sixteen for those.  Gail is having a giveaway right now, you should really check it out.

8. Did you watch Grey's Anatomy the other night.  I finally watched it, and am so glad it's back.  So happy for Derek & Meredith (yes I realize they're not real people, but I get wrapped up in characters so easily, and love them like friends).

9. I got THE BEST scrappy related email the other day.  Even better than the one from SNR.  I was so shocked when I opened it that the squeal I let out, actually startled my half sleeping kids in the back of the van.  I can't tell you about it yet, but can't wait until I can.

10. Apparently bullets for me are a little lengthier than the norm.  Hope you'll forgive me.

Thanks friends for stopping by today, and for leaving a little love.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Word of the Month

I'm up today with a Word of the Month post over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  The word that kept coming back to me when considering this post was Grow.  You can read a little more about how that came to be in today's SEM post.  The way I'm focusing on growth this month is through my scrapping.  I've come to understand something over the past few weeks about the way I scrap.  The whole reason I scrap is to document our family's memories in a fun and creative way.  I want my children, and hopefully even their children one day, to be able to look back and see the way we lived life as they were growing up.  I want them to be able to recall with detail the things that happened within our family.  What I've come to realize, however, is that I don't often scrap the everyday things about our life.  If you were to look through my albums you would see a lot of events.  Things like first time away at camp for each of them, music recitals, dance recitals, Christmas, ski vacations, birthday parties, and other such events.  There are not a whole lot of pages that document the every day goings on of our family.  Things like breakfast around the table, the drives to and from activities, the 'just hanging out with friends', the time outs, the hugs and kisses at the end of the day, and other such activities.  All the things I count as direct blessings from the Lord, somehow go missed in my effort to capture the 'events'.  This month, I want to grow in the way I chose to document our life.  It's not always a party around here, that's for certain, and I want my albums to reflect that.  I want to leave an honest all encompassing documentation of our life.  Albums where my kids remember the good, the not so good, and everything in between of growing up in our home.  I have no doubt this album, our Moments In Between album, will help us all to see how truly blessed we are.  From the fact that they are likely not wearing the same outfit from one page to the next, to the fact that they have many people in their lives who love and care about them, to the fact that every night they rest their head on a comfy pillow in a warm bed within the walls of a beautiful home.  WE count each one of these as tremendous blessings.  I hope to create albums where we are able to remember and reflect on these simple things just as much as all the events that will have help enriched their young lives.  The everyday things will take just as high of a standing as far as photos goes.  My Moments In Between album will be a year long, intentional attempt to remember the everyday blessings in our family's life.  This is very much the same idea as Project 365, Month In The Life, and Project Life that have all been very much talked about in the past few weeks in and around the scrappy world.  I thought I would give my album a new name, however.  I just wanted to personalize it for me, and help give the understanding to my family of what exactly the point of the camera coming out a lot more often was.  It's all in an attempt to capture the realness of our lives.  I'm hopeful that I can keep up with this.  I'm really trying not to over think it, and just snap away.  What I'm not so sure on is the actual layout of the album, it's all so new to me.  I've not purchased any of the pre-made resources that would likely speed up the 'getting it all in an album' part.  I've been looking around on the more popular sites/store and most things are sold out.  For now I've grabbed myself a package of page protectors, a couple of sheets of paper with pre-made journaling cards, and that's it.  I'm hoping to learn from other bloggers out there tips that work best for them, and what products they find the most useful.  If you've got any, please link me up in the comments section.  I'd love to hear them.  For now I'll share with you my title page and a handful of photos from week number one.  I'm going to try documenting a week (on two pages) at a time to begin with. if once a week turns out to be too much, I may change it up to once a month.

Here is my title page
I used Crate Paper Random collection, with some Studio Calico, and a few random items from my stash. 
some details shots
The butterflies are actually placed on the outside of the page protector
again the butterfly is on the outside
same thing with this chipboard banner

Here are the photos that will be making their way into Week One.  They are a combination of Canon Rebel shots and iPhone: Camera+, Instamatic, and my 365 apps.
I hope you take a moment to hop over the the SEM site and inspire others with your thoughts on the Word of The Month.  As always I am very grateful that you've taken the time to pop by my corner of the wold today.

Hope your day is a great one!

♥ S.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year Crop

Christmas has come and gone, you've taken your fair share of photos,'s time to get your scrap on.  Come join us at My Scrapbook Nook for a 5 Week Long Crop.  Challenges are posted every weekend, and you have the whole week to complete them.  Plus there's prizes to be had, and let me tell you they always have amazing scrappy prizes.  Hop on over here to check out the deets for yourself.  The fun begins TOMORROW, hope to see you there. 


woke up to discover this over at 2Peas this morning- yay.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

October Afternoon Holdiay Style

I took a break from the Crate Paper goodness that filled the December kit at My Scrapbook Nook, to use a little October Afternoon Holiday Style.  This is such a cute line.  I couldn't wait  to use it with some random Christmas photos.  I did these two layouts highlighting some fun stuff about my holiday experience.
My new fave holiday drink thanks to a friend.
The little baggies of chocolate covered pretzels I made for the girls' teachers.

I took a lot of photos this Christmas, more than usual, but this one really stood out for me.  It's my father-in-law, my hubby, and his nephew all on the same couch.  That's a rare photo op for sure.  So glad I got it. 
Crate: Peppermint collection.
I have a little of both lines left and want to use them to scrap the rest of my Christmas photos.  I'm really hoping to do a fun layout using a lot of tiny pictures.

I had a lot of fun scrapping Christmas photos so far this year.  I think it was a combination of having a lot of photos to choose from and two lines that were very easy to work with.  I received some fun recognition over at Two Peas for a couple of the layouts I shared with you just before Christmas.  Three of the layouts went Top 3 with in 3 days.  Two I've already shared with you in a previous post, and this was the third.

A big thank you to my scrappy friends your comments over at Two Peas.
That's it for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you leave feeling inspired.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - Challenge 12

Some of you may have noticed that Challenge 12 was not posted until just tonight.  There was a little bit of a glitch, but it's all been resolved now.  The challenge is to scrap about a dream you have or have had.  My layout documents the fact that I am currently living one of my dreams.  Ever since I fell in love with this scrappy hobby I've wanted to work in a scrappy store.  It's a dream that came true only a few months ago through one of the sweetest people I know.  If you've been a follower of mine, for some time now, you will have already heard me speak about Sharon.  I met her at her store: The Scrapbook Cottage, a wonderful little scrap store just outside the city.   She carries all the latest product, offers a great loyalty program, and is just simply a sweet woman through and through.  When she told me that she was opening a second store just a short distance from my house, I was over the moon excited for her.  I offered to give her my time as an employee (just a polite way of saying, that I pretty much begged her for a job, lol).  Luckily for me, she thought I would be a good fit for the store.  You may think that simply working in a scrappy store is anything but dreamy.  For me, however, it most certainly is.  It is a way for me to fuse my love of meeting new people, hearing their story,  seeing, and working with new product, and a variety of manufacturers, and most importantly helping others to fall more in love with this wonderful way of capturing, and documenting their own story.  I believe there's nothing  more compelling between us as people than story, our story, God's story unfolding in and through us.  Capturing it through photos, and  documenting it in a fun, and attractive way is a great way for us to realize and appreciate God's many blessings in our life, and a wonderful way to pass our story down through the ages.  The opportunity to be a part of that, a couple of times a week, for others, brings me tremendous joy.

Here's the layout I created for the challenge.
A little busier than my usual style, but it reminds me of the craziness and fun of that day.

The photos were taken on Opening Day, November 12, 2011.  Thanks to Sharon for posting these on her blog, so I could 'borrow' them.

My passion for story is taking a new turn this year.  I'm excited to share it with you, but have yet to figure out the best way to start.  Bear with me, I'll be sure to share with you as soon as I have something concrete to show you.

On another scrappy note, you may be interested to hear about this great offer from My Scrapbook Nook.  Here's Pam invitation to you,


Join our kit club and we will send you a FREE DEC. KIT! You will receive the free kit with any subscription.

Supplies are limited-act fast-SPECIAL ONLY GOOD THROUGH JAN. 10TH 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Thanks for stopping by today friends, and for all you gracious, and encouraging words regarding my top scrappy choices of 2011.  You guys are great for my scrappy ego :)

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome to 2012

Can you even believe it?  Twenty-twelve already.  Wasn't it just recently that we were all concerned about Y2K and the change of a millennium?  Now, here we are, already twelve years later.

A new year brings with it a new look here at faithandscraphappiness.  Not sure how I feel about the new Blogger interface.  I haven't found it intuitive, and spent a good deal of time on it yesterday removing the old look and updating with this one.  I was going for simple with just a touch of vintage.  I found it quite difficult, actually to find something suitable.  The free templates I came across, are rather bold in colour, and fairly busy as far as design goes.  This one will do for now, but I may have to start thinking about a custom designs.  What do you think of the look?  Do you find the post font difficult to read?  I readily welcome any feedback you may have.

Yesterday, I revealed my top layout picks of the year for you.  Today I have my fave card picks to share with you.   Here they are in no particular order.










How about you?  Have you chosen your top scrappy projects of the year?  I'd love to see them if so, please link me up.

On a scrappy note, Challenge #12 has been posted over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  I think Kline chose a great topic to scrap on. Hopefully you'll find the time to come by and play along with us this month, as usual we've got a wonderful sponsor offering up some scrappy goodies for one winner.

Well, Happy New Year friends.  Here's hoping 2012 brings with it many opportunities to laugh, to love, and to be reminded of all of God's rich blessings in our lives.

♥ S.

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