Monday, December 28, 2015

TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Here with a belated post is Paula 
with December's Tips & Techniques.  

I know for me, organization has never been one of my strong suits and it often carries into my artistic endeavors too! 


There was something I learned several years ago which has become a staple to my supply organization, particuarly to my huge and ever expanding paper collection.



So here is my quick tip - 

For everything that is not a particular theme and sorted as such like birthday, western, animals, baby etc. and of course for cardstock and miscellaneous patterned papers is to sort everything by USING THE RAINBOW!!!

ROYGBIV

RED

ORANGE

YELLOW

GREEN

BLUE

INDIGO

VIOLET

I follow this up with my neutrals - 
Black and shades of Grey and Brown, 
and White/Ivory.

I am in the middle of packing to move in 2 days and hope that when I finally get to unpack my art supplies I will get better organized and I know this will be the first line in that process.

I hope that everyone enjoyed wonderful times over Christmas spent with family and good friends and that 2016 will bring in a year of health, happiness and all God's blessings!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My Everyday Miracle With Karla!

Happy Wednesday! Karla here today to share the Everyday Miracle post with you. I think I'm often so busy with life - activities, kids, and Christmas - especially this time of year that I don't always stop to appreciate the blessings and miracles in my life. One amazing miracle that I am thinking about right now though is my youngest daughter Erica. Her fourth birthday is coming up in a few days. As we prepare for her party it makes me think of how long we waited for her to come. We tried for another baby until just before her older sister, Amie, was 4. At that point we decided it was time to stop trying and be happy we had a wonderful family and focus on us. We got rid of all our baby clothes, toys and crib. About 6 months later we were very surprised to find out Amie would be a big sister after all. Even though there are 5 years between the girls they are very close. I just can't imagine our lives without Erica in it, and I feel very blessed that we had faith that God would lead us down the path we should be on. I know from experience there have been times my life didn't seem like it was going where it should and it was only when I gave up my agenda that it got back on track.

I found this verse from Psalms 139: 13-16 on BibleStudyTools.com that I felt was fitting for today:

13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. 

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 
16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

I'm once again awed at the miracle of a baby being created as well as reminded that God knows our path before we are even born. 

Here's a layout I created using a photo that was taken by a talented photographer friend of mine about a week after Erica was born. Amie was so proud to be a big sister and we were so amazed at this little bundle that took over our lives and hearts.



Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you're enjoying these days before Christmas and getting a chance to relax a bit and have a little crafty fun!



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

In The Word Wednesday

Hi everyone...Debbie here with In The Word Wednesday

With this being December and as we are getting ready to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I wanted to share the passages from Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month (of Elizabeth's pregnancy) the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary.
And he came to her and said, "Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!"
But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.
And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."
And Mary said to the angel, "How will this be, since I am a virgin?"
And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
For nothing will be impossible with God."
And Mary said, "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.

I try to image how Mary felt through this.  Being a young girl, she must have been pretty scared and uncertain about all of this.
But yet she says:  Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.

I want to have this kind of faith!   To be able to say...let it be to me.

Let's not get so caught up during this busy time of shopping and preparing for Christmas, that we overlook the real meaning of Christmas.  The birth of our Lord and Savior.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas celebration!







Monday, December 7, 2015

AND THE WINNERS FOR NOVEMBER ARE...

Here are our top 3 as selected by Design Team votes and presented in numerical order - 

#3  Toni Herron

#6  Giorgia Rossini

#8  Margaret A.

And our prize winner by Random.org -

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#2 Margaret A.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all our entrants.  Margaret, please message me within 7 days on Facebook to Paula McLane Jennings with your address information so we can get your prize out to you!

Don't forget to check out our December challenges here

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

WELCOME TO DECEMBER!

Here we are already at the final month of 2015. 

This year has really flown by...my Mom always said it would be this way when I grew up...

I hope that you will join us in any one or all three of our December challenges.  If there are enough entries we will have a Top 3 as selected by Design Team votes as well as a random draw for a fabulous prize!


 Layout Sketch-

Linda Oswald Harvey

Katy Donaldson Taylor

Cara Goedeking

Card Sketch

Debbie Reed

Paula Jennings

Scripture Inspiration
My soul glorifies the Lord 
and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.
Luke 1:46-47

Karla Yungwirth

Wishing you and your families 
a very blessed and peaceful holiday season 
and a very Merry Christmas 
from all of us on the 
Scrapping Everyday Miracles Team!