Monday, March 4, 2013

Main Challenge #26

Hello dear friends! Marjolaine here to bring you March's Main Challenge. 
This month’s challenge is to scrap about how it is more blessed to give than to receive.

Have you even given someone something or done something for someone with absolutely no strings attached, expecting nothing in return? How did that make you feel? Have you ever been overjoyed after giving something that made someone truly happy? Have you been the recipient of a gift from a child, so eager to bring you pleasure with something they made for you? Has someone ever done something for you that you could never pay them back for? In this world of always striving for more we can easily forget the blessing of giving to others. 
So put your thinking cap on...and create a project about a gift you received that really touched your heart or a sacrificial gift you gave. Perhaps you could even make a gift to give (specifically for this challenge). wouldn't have to be a physical gift, do you have photos of when you donated your time to help out?
The scrap twist is to include some gems on your project.

Back in the fall I was shopping at a thrift shop when I found something that I really, really liked. It was an umbrella, but not just any umbrella. This was one of great quality, well made, name brand, expensive...I really wanted this kind of umbrella! I looked at the price tag and they were only asking a few dollars for it. Of course I immediately put it in my cart, so totally excited about this treasure that I had found! As I kept walking through the aisle I was stopped by a woman with a very thick Russian accent. She asked me if there was any more umbrellas like this one. I told her no but that she could have it. She was so happy, she opened it up and smiled the biggest smile I have ever seen. She began to tell me about her life back in Russia, and we chatted about my children. I had never seen someone so excited about an umbrella! She eventually insisted I take the umbrella back. Her reasoning was that my kids needed this see-through umbrella so that they could look up and see the sky even when it rained. I so loved her child-like spirit, I had not thought of that! I continued my shopping and prayed about finding a way to give this woman the umbrella. To make a long story short, I ended up buying it and chased her in the parking lot to give it to her. She accepted my gift and insisted on giving me a flower in exchange. She again opened it and the child-like joy on her face will be forever etched on my mind. I wish I had a better photo of the moment so you could see it!

“Give expecting nothing in return.” 



This month's sponsor is ScrapChicKits and here is what the owner Sue has to say about it:

I got started into scrapbooking from Bernadine Segui who is an American fluent in French who has a website in French and does amazing design work. Here is her link  for any of you who speak French. I wanted to bring some of her products together into kits for the English speaking and that's how Scrapchickits got started.   I love family history and scrapbooking can make our history so bright and creative. My store features quality products from Websters, Crate Paper, Pink Paisley and more  at a very reasonable price.  My shop is on Etsy so it is really easy to find and to order. ScrapChicKits. Happy Scrapbooking!"

And now for the prize that Sue has so generously donated:

Dolls, Butterflies and Flower Scrapbooking kit 8

This kit is especially designed for your little girl who loves dolls, dress up and flowers. It is luscious pink and turquoise. Look what you get inside: 3 Crate Paper Cottage Collection papers, 1 Crate Paper Paper Doll Collection paper, 4 Crate Paper Pink Plum Collection papers, Crate Paper Chipboard Paper Doll Accents, Crate Paper Paper Doll Glazed Brads, 18 inches turquoise ribbon, My Minds Eye Alphabet.

One winner will be chosen randomly.

**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 March 31st, 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!


Tracey Sabella said...

What a wonderful challenge and inspiration by the DT. Marjolaine, thanks so much for sharing this amazing event!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Lisa H said...

Good challenge! I'll have to think about this one!

Joan Young said...

Time for a new challenge already!? Goodness! What a lovely theme. The DT's submissions are lovely and each very special.

scrappin2babygirls said...

thanks for the fun challenge :) loved it!

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Hoping to give this one a try!

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