Saturday, September 19, 2015

Birthday Bash Mini Crop - Challenge #6 Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone...Cara here to bring you our last challenge for our special Birthday Bash Mini Crop!

My challenge is an INSPIRATIONAL one...

Simply use this quilt as your inspiration and create a project (layout, card, canvas or something else crafty).

Here is the layout I created using the quilted inspiration above...

Can't wait to see what you create!
You have the rest of September to play along. Link to the side bar inlinkz and mark the Challenge #6
in the title with your name

On my own blog...enter to win some "Blog Candy" (a $10 gift card to Paper Issues) if you play along with my challenge and comment on my personal blog:

Be sure to look back all the fun challenges we have for you this month, and play along with one, two or all!! Have fun creating this month!!


Birthday Bash Mini Crop - Challenge #5...Color Inspiration

Hi everyone...Debbie here with Challenge #5
My challenge is a Color Inspiration.  

I have created a color chart to use.  You can create any kind of a project using these five colors.
The colors are: black, white, blue, green & brown.

I created a mixed media project.

This is done on a 11x14 block of wood. I started out by painting the wood black, then built upon that.  The bird, flowers, and the nest are pictures that I printed out on paper and glued on.  Then I used stencils,  paints and word stickers
Products used on this project are: matted medium, gesso, joint compound, stencils, paints, color pencils, and word stickers.    I really had fun with this!

Please use the Inlinkz on the side bar to enter your project and name, and please add #5 to it so we know.   Can't wait to see what you do!   Thanks for playing along.
You have all month to play along with any of these challenges.

Each challenge will give you a random ballot for the big draw at the end of the month.

Be sure to come back in 15 minutes to view the next Challenge!

Birthday Bash Mini-Crop - Challenge #4...

Are you guys having FUN!!! I know I'm enjoying seeing all the fun challenges my fellow DT girls have been creating for you!

Here's my challenge for you...since we're celebrating a BIRTHDAY today...I challenge you to make ANYTHING Birthday related!!!

I decided to make a layout featuring a photo I took of my son and I as we left my "birthday lunch" a few months ago. He now lives 1500 miles away and I've been missing him terribly so I decided to use this photo to force a smile from behind the tears!

Thanks for stopping by! have 'till the end of the month to post your challenge projects...make sure you put the challenge number by your Linky "title" so we'll know which one you're playing along with!

Feel free to stop over at my blog to leave some love :0)

Birthday Bash Mini Crop - Challenge #3 A Card!

Karla here this morning, and I am so excited to be part of this amazing Birthday Bash Mini Crop!

For my challenge I'm showing you a card I recently completed for a card swap and thought this challenge would be the perfect thing to share!

I used some pretty paper from Kaisercraft as a background and added a journaling card on top before layering on my elements. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed and then sponged with Distress Ink before I cut it into a banner shape.

You'll see one of the challenge requirements (below) is to use a bread tag and toothpick - Here I've added paint and embossing powder and the bread tag warped a bit when I heated it, which I thought made it look like a flag!

 I used a Julie Nutting Paper Doll stamp by Prima that I coloured with Prismacolor Markers and paper pieced. I love these mini stamps that fit perfectly on a card!


Here's what you need to add to your card to qualify:

1. A button 
2. A tooth pick
3. A bread tag
4. A paper clip 
5. Ribbon or a piece of lace 
6. Have a sentiment either on the outside or inside 

You may have more than one of each item and you can add whatever else you want, as long as you have at least one of each of the above 6 items!

See! Easy-Peasy! Gather up your supplies and get creating! Don't forget to link up on the sidebar before the end of the month for your chance to win a Grand Prize!

For some fun BLOG CANDY, be sure to visit my blog to follow and comment on the challenge post for your chance to win this amazing class:

Easy Hand Lettering

You can join in all the Birthday Bash Mini Crop fun by checking out each post this morning and all the challenges the other designers have come up with!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful crafty weekend :)

Birthday Bash Mini-Crop - Challenge #2 - Layout

Hi!  Paula here with challenge #2 
It's all about the Layout...

My challenge for you today is going to be a layout that you will create using the Tic-Tac-Toe board below.














Here is my sample page...I chose the vertical right row...

Vellum     Holiday Layout     Use a sketch

For the holiday I chose my eldest son's 22nd birthday.  

For the sketch I used the Team B September Week 2 sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy.

And here is my layout - 

My assignment for you is to create an awesome layout using the board above.   In your post be sure to share that you are playing in our Birthday Blog Mini crop, linking to this challenge page and which row you chose,  Enter your fabulous creation on the InLinkz in the sidebar being sure to put challenge #2 along with your name.

For every challenge you do from the crop you will get an entry towards the grand prize.  

If you enter my challenge be sure to visit my personal blog post at Precious Pages by Paula. When you visit, please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment with the link to your creation in order to win a fun rack from me! 

Birthday Bash Mini Crop - Challenge #1 Birthday Recipe

Welcome to Scrapping Everyday Miracles Birthday Bash Mini Crop with Challenges. I am lucky enough to be starting things off. Here is challenge #1

BIRTHDAY BASH CHALLENGE #1 ( using your actual birthday to get the recipe)
This is a recipe challenge where you cook up a layout.

START with the base and at least 2 patterned papers (cardstock is optional) and add a title.

THEN: Use your birthday to find the rest of your ingredients! Find your birth month to see how many photos to include on your page:
January, April, July, October – 3 photos
February. May, August, November – 1 photo
March, June, September, December – 2 photos

Use your birth date to see what embellishments you need to use.
For example, if your birthday is on the18th, you would use border and matting.
If your birthday is on the 1st – 9th, use a 0 in front of it (as in 01 - 09).
For example, if your birthday is on the 2nd, you would use 0 and 2 – chipboard and buttons ....
for 15 you would use border and stickers.. get the idea?
1 – border
2 – buttons
3 – ribbon/trim/lace
4 - bling
5 – stickers
6 – flowers
7 – rub ons
8 – matting
9 – tags
0 – chipboard

What decade you were born in determines what technique you use on your page:
30s (or earlier) – stitching
40s – distressing
50s – paint
60s – inking, misting
70s – embossing
80s – stencils
90s (and later) – stamping

 My birthday is February 8, 1951 so I used 1 photos, chipboard and matting, paint. PLUS 4 PP, TITLE.
You can use more elements along with the mandatory ones.

You have all month to play along. Link to the side bar inlinkz and mark the Challenge #1 in the title with your name.

There is also an additional random RAK up for grabs if you play along and comment on my personal blog :

Now be sure to come back in 15 minutes to view Challenge #2… you don’t want to miss it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

My Everyday Miracle with Karla!

Karla here today with the 'My Everyday Miracle' post! In the evenings my husband and I often watch a movie because I'm sooo tired after getting the kids to sleep (finally!) and I just want to sit down for an hour. Some days it seems like the day has been such a struggle! Recently, we found a movie, The Good Lie, and I thought this would be so perfect to share here on this post.

The synopsis of the movie includes -
They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.”
Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety.  Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.
Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan.  When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm.  But the hostile, treacherous terrain has other dangers in store for them. 
As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at 13, is already a man of faith, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival. 
Thirteen years later, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America.  Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis, an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs—no easy task, when things like straws, light switches and telephones are brand new to them. 

I found this movie so incredibly moving as you watch the young children on their journey, their faith unwavering, always so thankful for the little they did have. I was reminded that the little things that I complain about are really so unimportant compared to the incomprehensible struggles others have. I was also reminded how important having faith is and how thankful we have to be for all God gives us.

I used the Rhonna Designs app to create the photo above. I love the quote - If we open our hearts and listen we will see and hear those little Everyday Miracles.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you are having a lovely week, full of happiness.

Friday, September 4, 2015


I am so busy trying to pull thing together for our Birthday crop that I nearly forgot to post our August winners!  So...first for our top 3 as selected by the Design Team (and listed in numerical order).

#1 Melissa Gross

#4 Kimberly Fordyce

#6 Jane-Craft Princess

And our prize winner by random selection is:

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#1 Melissa Gross!

Melissa, you have 7 days to reach me on Facbook at Paula McLane Jennings to claim your prize.

Congratulations to all!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Is there anyone else out there that thinks the summer went even faster this year than it usually does? Summer is my favorite time of year and it's never long enough for me.

Well, here we are at the start of September already.  Today we will have our regular challenges and a special announcement! 

Our Scripture for the month is-
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  Proverbs 3:5

And now for the challenges-

Layout sketch



Cara is also sharing the companion page with us that she created with a PageMaps sketch.

Card Sketch




Off the Page-


We hope that you will play along with any or all of the challenges.  For each creation you submit you will receive an entry for this months awesome prize...which is...

and our special announcement - 

There will be a fun all day crop going on Saturday September 19 beginning at 8am.  There will be a challenge by each Design Team member.  You will have until month's end to complete them. For every challenge you complete you will receive an entry for the grand prize as well as any RAK that the DT may be having on her blog. There may also be something special for anyone that completes all of the crop challenges!