June 2, 2007
My daughter, Kori, is a constant reminder of God’s love! “I love you!” these 3 little words, she says daily or more like hourly. During the day, when I least expect it- “Mom”. “Yes, Kori” She answers, “I love you!” I love you too! And then there are times when I am particularly frustrasted and on edge. She will say, “Mom”. And I answer sharply, “What?” “I love you!” comes her sweet reply and then my heart melts along with my bad mood. What a reminder of what a true blessing from God she is to me and of God’s love for me!
I know I won’t forget this time, but I wanted to document as a reminder for me of God’s love as well as to share with others! I’m soo glad I finally finished it. I used the Innocence Collection papers, tags and stickers by Crossed Paths.
May 12, 2007
I recently made photo blocks as gifts and thought I would share with you. Not only do they make a fun gift for your loved ones, but also share your faith and creativity.
I started out with a blank block kit from DigitalScrapbookPlace.com. DH and I took the photos, I cropped in Photo Impact and printed out on regular cardstock. I used a square punch or just trimmed the photos to 1 1/2″ sq. I adhered the photos to the blocks with decoupage. I also used the following papers by Crossed Paths: Faith Collection: Stained Glass, Faith verses, Peace verses, Glory verses, Thankful Heart verses, and Family verses. My oldest daughter, Katlynn, painted the bases. I inked and stamped them to give them a distressed look. The metal plate is by Making Memories. I put 2 decoupage layers over the photos and papers and sanded the edges. I really enjoyed creating these keepsakes for my family. I think they enjoyed receiving them as well.
April 19, 2007
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A windstorm blew through leaving a lot of damage to our trees and no power for over a week!
Layout on left: Journaling includes 2 Timothy 1:7, lyrics from a Casting Crowns song and more about the storm.
Layout on right: Journaling includes Isaiah 25:4, Lessons Learned, I am Thankful for.
Digital layouts using No Fear kit by Kelly Shults.
February 28, 2007
To answer this question, I referred to Deuteronomy 8:1-19. This passage tells us not to forget the Lord our God. Each day is a new day, with new experiences, new opportunities, new trials-over time it can be easy to forget. So how can we remember the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord? (Psalm 78:4) Faithbooking. Whether it is in your scrapbooks with pictures and journaling and expressing yourself with your God-given talent or in a journal documenting your memories, thoughts and explorations of your faith! We are told in Deuteronomy 11:19, “Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Children enjoy flipping through scrapbooks, reading about our thoughts on this particular day. What better way to teach our children our faith, by documenting our faith right next to their picture! Even if your kids are not old enough to read yet, you can look through your albums together and tell them. When they grow up and leave home, send them with a keepsake album of their own that they can turn to in those tough times on their own! And remember… Verse 2 really stuck out to me, “to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.” In times of trial, God was working in you and preparing you for what was to come. It is important to document the trials as well and to remember how God pulled you through. What greater testimony for your kids as they face trials of their own! Even if you don’t have kids, what about other family members and friends. Of course, you will want to remember all that God as done for you and your family-not just your trials. Remembering in every situation God is in it with us. “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Faither of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:17 Remembering in all occasions…in birth, God is the giver of life…in death…to be in the presence of the Lord…in marriage…God is Love…in any accomplishment…God has given you the ability…Remember God when your belly is full…Remember God when things are going good. There are many more occurrences in the Bible that we are told to remember. How will you remember?
February 15, 2007
Hello, my name is Dawn Stegall and I’m a new contributor here on the AllThingsScrapbookingBlog. I will be sharing some information and ideas on faithbooking. What is faithbooking? Faithbooking is…
- A means to express our faith.
- A way to remember God’s faithfulness and presence in our daily lives.
- An eternal legacy for our children
- A witnessing tool
- A reminder of our God Moments and His hand in our lives.
- Obedience to God’s command to remember what he has done for us. (Ps. 78:4)
- Scripture, Thoughts, Prayers, Blessings, Memories, Letters, and Stories combined with our photographs to always remember our personal and spiritual journey with the Lord
What does faithbooking mean to you? I’ll be sharing more, so stay tuned…
http://www.FaithfullyYours.net Scrappin your Faith!