Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Cara here to bring you some scrappy inspiration. I continually find my greatest source of scrapbooking inspiration from Pinterest. I LOVE it! So when I was searching for something new, I went to Pinterest and found some cool ways of using photos on your pages. 

I love how these two pages draw your eye in to the photos because of the way the photos have been cut and cropped. So COOL!! I know it wouldn't work on every photo, but I can't wait to try with a special photo on one of my layouts!!



as an extra bonus in the "WOW, that's such a great idea" department...I'm bringing you this idea (again from Pinterest)...

Create little banner/arrows using your heart punch! SO easy!!

from flowerbug's inkspot

Hope you enjoyed the ideas I found for you...Happy Scrapping!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

My Everyday Miracle

Hi everyone, Debbie here with the My Everyday Miracle.

A couple of weeks ago my daughter and I were driving down a fairly busy street when the car in front of me slammed on there breaks, rear ending the car in front of them.  I was able to slam on my breaks in time, swerving to the left to avoid hitting the car in front of me.
But, the car behind me could not stop in time and slammed right into us, jerking us pretty good.
It pretty much totaled our vehicle out, it did quite a bit a damage.
But Praise the Lord that He kept us safe and basically unharmed.  My daughter's head hit the side window, but she was ok from it.

I'm just so thankful that the Lord is always with us watching over us and protecting us from sudden harm.
Thank you Jesus!


Friday, June 10, 2016

May Winners!

Welcome back today for our May Winners Announcement!

We had some awesome entries in May making our task that much harder....

The winners, based on design team votes, are:

#7 Cathy

#11 Hannah

#1 Scrapperita

Congratulations ladies...and don't forget to grab this badge for your blogs:

And the PRIZE WINNER chosen randomly is:  #14 Steffi.

Grab this badge for your blog Steffi:

CONGRATULATIONS'll be receiving a prize from Scrapbook Fantasies. Please email me (Alicia) at (be sure to put SEM May Winner in the subject line and leave your mailing address). 

And don't forget to check out our latest challenges here

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

In the Word

Hi I am Helen. Today I would to share a thought on Hebrew 11:1 for In The Word. This verse also the verse for our Scripture Inspiration Challenge.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. (Hebrew 11:1, NLT)
We often or maybe always hear people preach on this verse. For me, my faith in Christ Jesus is my every day miracle that God has done and still is doing in my life. And the Bible says that without faith we cannot please our God (Hebrew 11:6). Faith is the confidence we have for what we hope for that will actually happen. Faith gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Faith enables us to please God by believing that He exists.
We have faith in Christ Jesus because of what He had done even we do not see that. It is a past experience that we have hope on what God will be doing in our lives based on what Jesus had done on the that cross. It is the confidence we have based on a past experience that God’s new and fresh surprise and amazing work in our lives will surely be ours.
From the NLT Life Application Study Bible, it says that the beginning point of our faith is believing in God’s character that He is who He says. And the end point is believing in God’s promises that He will do what He says.
We have hope in our faith.
We have hope since the beginning we put our faith in Christ Jesus, we live out our faith and until the end of time we still standing still on our faith. All because of believing in who God is and in His promises.
I pray today that may God bless all of us today to grow in your faith and live by the faith so that we all can walk in obedience to Him and many will know Him through us. May God bless your faith richly in Jesus Christ. Amen

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Challenges!

Before getting started with our challenges I would like to add a fond farewell to Karla Yungwirth who has completed her term with the design team and give a big welcome to Julene Matthews who is joining the team for the first time as well as Helen Gullett who is returning to the team. 

You can find out more about them by visiting the meet the team page!

Here are our JUNE CHALLENGES...we can't wait to see what you create!

First up, our Card Sketch by Bev Code, followed by some samples from our Design Team.

Linda Harvey

Linda used Kreaxion punches on her card to create the inner circle and small flowers.

Cara Goedeking

Alicia Redshaw

And here is our Layout Sketch by Bev Code, followed by Design Team samples:

Debbie Reed

NEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBER from Sydney, Australia---Welcome Julene!!!

Julene Matthews

And our SCRIPTURE INSPIRATION CHALLENGE this month is to create a project using this scripture:

Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see."

Welcome back to returning Design Team Member, Helen!

Helen Gullett

Love this awesome page she created in her journaling bible.

Please share your creations using either our Card Sketch, our Layout Sketch, or our Scripture Inspiration by linking up with us below.

We will choose winners at the beginning of July, including Top 3 picks by our Design Team and also a random winner for a prize provided by Scrapbook Fantasies