Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday Tips and Techniques--Ribbon Banner




These banners come in so handy for layouts and cards...they can be any size or color...printed or stamped...have fun!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

In The Word

Hi everyone...Debbie here with the “In The Word”.

I have been reading through the book of Nehemiah, and I want to reflect a little on this.


Nehemiah 1: 1-4

The words of  Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it happened in the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Susa the citadel, that Hanani, one of my brothers, came with certain men from Judah. And I asked them concerning the Jews who escaped, who had survived the exile, and concerning Jerusalem.  And they said to me, “The remnant there in the province who had survived the exile is in great trouble and shame. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates are destroyed by fire.”  As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.
 
This just really puts things into a new perspective for me – do I mourn like this when I hear of bad things that happen to other Christians?  Do I weep for them and spend time praying and fasting before God on their behalf?  If I’m honest, I have to say no.   This makes me realize that I need to be more concerned for the problems that other Christians face, and be a prayer warrior for them..on their behalf.    I do pray when I hear of something going on...but I don’t spend a lot of time in it.  I do my praying, then I kind of go on my way and don’t think about it again.   My attitude in this area has to change.   I pray that God will grow me to be more like Him...to have a heart like His, and to hurt for what hurts Him.  To be more aware of what is going on in the world and what Christians are really facing, and stand in the gap for them.   To care more and love more, not just pray once and go on my way.

This just really challenges me....

I did up a Bible Journaling page for this:

Hope everyone has a great day!


Monday, August 8, 2016

July Challenge Winners!

Sorry for the lateness of this post (I was on vacation), but without further ado, here are the July Challenge Winners (by Design Team vote)! Thanks to all who linked up with us--all your creations were beautiful!!

TOP THREE

#9 Esther

#7 Naomi

#6 Rainny

Please grab this badge for your blog ladies...


And our Prize winner (chosen by random.org) is....

#7 Naomi


Congratulations Naomi...you'll be receiving a prize from Scrapbook Fantasies. Please email Alicia at aredshaw@bigpond.net.au (be sure to put SEM July Winner in the subject line and leave your mailing address).


And don't forget to grab this badge for your blog:








Monday, August 1, 2016

August Challenges

It is the start of a brand new month and we have some awesome challenges for all of our creative followers.....

First up is our Layout Sketch Challenge created by Bev Code:


And to show you just how versatile this sketch is we have these beautiful creations from our Design Team...

Julene Matthews


Paula Jennings



Our second challenge this month is a Card Sketch, also designed by Bev Code:


And once again we have these amazing creations using the sketch from our talented Design Team....

Helen Gullett


Linda Harvey



Last but definately not least we have our monthly Scripture challenge set for you by Paula Jennings:

But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God’s love. (Jude 1:20-21)

And yes you guessed it we have more Design Team inspiration to help you get started creating with this Scripture....

Debbie Reed



Please share your creations using any one of our three awesome challenges with the link-up at the bottom of this post.

One random winner will receive a prize from Scrapbook Fantasies and we will also choose our three favourites to share the title of August SEM Top 3.


Have fun and we can't wait to see your fabulous creations with our August Challenges!