Monday, May 6, 2013

Challenge #28 All Things Have Become New

Hi, it’s Tracey S. here to share our May challenge with you. Spring is my favorite time of the year with new life springing up all around. A verse I learned many years ago at vacation bible school is 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” It’s a verse I often reflect and meditate on. I find that my life is constantly changing, and our Lord wants me to put away the old things and embrace the new. 

For this month’s main challenge we would like you to share a project that represents something new in your life. You can reflect on a new relationship, a new phase of life, an event that brought change into your life, a new job, hobby, volunteer opportunity, or even a book or Scripture verse that has given you new insight. God blesses us with everyday miracles - sometimes big and sometimes small - that bring change and new opportunities to our lives. Your project doesn’t need to be about a recent event, but needs to represent something new in your life.

SCRAP TWIST: USE SOMETHING ON YOUR PROJECT THAT IS MORE THAN A YEAR OLD - THE OLDER THE BETTER, "AND" SOMETHING NEW TO YOU IN 2013. These supplies may be purchased, given to you, or even found objects. Be sure to tell us in your project blog post what these supplies are. 

Here’s my layout:

Two of our four children have married recently. This layout is of our daughter, Elizabeth, and me on her wedding day. We often think about the new relationship between a man and a woman when they marry, however, a marriage also brings about a new relationship between a parent and child. My role changed that day from one of loving authority to that of encouraging advisor. It is important for me to understand the dynamics of our changing and new relationship now that Elizabeth is married. Genesis 2:24 says, for this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” To have a healthy and vibrant relationship with Elizabeth, I must see our relationship in a new light. This new relationship didn’t just happen the moment her and Andrew were pronounced husband and wife, but is one that is lived out in our everyday lives as we grow together as a family. It's a miracle that the Lord guides and changes us so that we can nurture this new relationship. 

There are so many different things that change and become new in our lives every day. I can’t wait to see how you interpret this challenge.  

Here are the samples created by our Design Team members. Hover your mouse over each layout to see what each has to say about their project.

Our May Sponsor is:
We started 7 years ago hoping we could create a platform that our whole family could participate in. In addition, we wanted to do business the old fashioned way with an emphasis on those things that would let a customer know, "we value your choice to shop with us, thank you". Finally, we wanted to add perspective to the buying decision with video. As online shoppers, we knew it was sometimes hard to tell from the picture, what the product looked like. So we started posting scrapbooking product videos so you could "see" what you were buying. With almost 1,000 YouTube videos, we have been able to feature great scrapbooking companies like Graphic 45, Prima, Crate Paper and Memory Box. An online store located in sunny Tucson, Arizona we ship to customers in the US and all over the world. $50.00 Orders that are shipped in the US receive Free shipping everyday!  Our family at BlueMoon looks forward to you stopping in and shopping with us!

Lisa and Scott Shaw
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Lisa and Scott have generously provided two $20 gift certificates. You can win one of these fabulous gift certificates by linking your project(s) to one of our May challenges. 

**NOTE: 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 Top 3**

 All entries must be linked HERE by May 31th, 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!


Bohemian Babushka said...

What a beautiful post! Loved the words (gonna use the Bon Jovi quote if you don't mind),your view on your changed role in your daughter's life was inspirational. And the scrapbook pages- works of art. Alas BB does not share that talent of scrapbooking, but I know good work when I see it. Here from the Monday Mingle and glad I stopped by. Hope to see you at my dance sometime. BB2U

Marfa Otano said...

I am certainly joining in on this challenge. I have everything that I need :-D

Kathleen White said...

When do you post the winner?