Monday, January 7, 2013

January's Main Challenge # 24 - Sad Moments


Hello dear friends! Svetlana here to bring you January's Main Challenge. Life is not always filled with smiles and laughter - sometimes there is time when we feel sad and our hearts are broken. But it doesn't matter how big our problems are, God is always near to lift us up and give us hope. 
This month’s challenge is to scrap about a "not-so-happy" moment in your life.



The scrap twist is to include a bird on your projectTo me it is a symbol of freedom. We can choose to be free by receiving peace from the Lord into our hearts in any circumstances.



It is very easy to be thankful and see God's big and small everyday blessings when things are going smooth in our lives. But it is in the time of trouble we need Him the most. 

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). 

It may be just one of those days when everything seems to be so much bigger than you. Maybe it is season in your life when you need to learn some hard lessons. Or maybe it is something so big when your world seems to fall apart because that person whom you love so dearly is not near anymore... or not coming back... but take heart - there IS ALWAYS hope in Him. You can be sure of that!



While I would like us to look for blessings in the hardships, your take on this challenge shouldn't be hard. You can scrap anything you think of in this line: it can be a photo of your crying or just-a-little-bit sad child; it can be a story about a burst tire in the middle of nowhere...or you can express your feelings and preserve some special memories about a loved person 
who passed away.


Here are our Design Team's projects and some heartfelt stories behind it:
(hover your mouse over each creation to see what each of us had to say about our projects)


Svetlana







This Christmas was bittersweet as my son, Austin, had decided to move out after graduation. This is a decsion that makes my heart ache but I trust that God is watching over him.



Felicity

Nan




We are excited to once again have Paper Loves Glue sponsoring us this month!!!!!!!

One lucky winner, chosen by Random.org, will receive two packages of flair buttons from 
Paper Loves Glue on Etsy features a variety of baker’s twine, flair buttons, embellishment kits and shabby crinkled seam binding ribbon. This handmade ribbon has gorgeous variations of color and aged distressing. The crinkled fabric adds to the vintage appearance giving it a unique look to your crafty projects, gifts, or handmade creations. 

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Here are the awesome flair buttons you can win....

Color Me Happy - Set of 6 Flair Buttons


In addition to our prize we will choose 3 projects to be featured on Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog!

**You may submit the project you create for Scrapping Everyday Miracles  to other challenge blogs but your project must be mainly created for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles challenge in order to win the sponsor prize and/or be one of the Top 3**

Please link up your projects by January, 31 11:59pm PST. 



*Important: Make sure your link is to the blog post with your project & not just your blog in general...and be sure to remember the SCRAP TWIST!


Thank you for visiting Scrapping Everyday Miracles today! 



6 comments:

glorygirl said...

Great projects, ladies! It takes a lot of courage to scrap the sadder moments of life. Beautiful works of bravery here!

Scrapper Myra said...

Oh, I love this challenge. I believe scrap booking is not only for the "party" moments... it's about life. I have so many ideas already. Hope I can participate. And loved all the stories from the team. My condolences to the recently losses. I think the message from Stevlana is great. Tks.

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Carole Robb Bisson said...

Hi,
I just found this and want say hi. I have entered a card I made which will be going on a scrapbook page.
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Tamika said...

The team did a fantastic job!

Karen Letchworth said...

Thank you for the opportunity to share this difficult experience we're going through in your challenge this week. Having this challenge where people really care about what we're going through is really helping. I am grateful for people of God who care about others. Thanks!
Karen
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com