Friday, November 13, 2009

Friends of Faith Blog Hop



Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective: “Thankful for Friends of Faith Blog Hop”!

Today we're on the Internet showing our faith expressions and giving all the glory to God. United we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the Internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you focused on this Old Testament verse:

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a).

If you're just joining the fun, you can find the start of the blog hop here: http://www.scrapbooknewsandreview.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=100783

Thanks to our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated three grand prizes for today's blog hop.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on her post. Then send us an email at
games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon EST, and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.

What are the prizes?

One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the hop!

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My project is a 12 x 12 inch dimensional layout that I intend to frame for wall art.

I chose to feature the "friends in Christian faith" that my parents are for one another and have been through their 63 years of marriage. An additional pertinent Scripture verse is from Proverbs 17:17... A friend loves at all times. This is so true! Sometimes it's the hardest to show love during the most difficult life situations. Mom and Dad have helped one another up through grave illnesses, literal falls, life decisions, and serious surgeries, always remembering Jesus' promise to be with us and giving thanks in all circumstances. That's what Christian helpmates are and do.

With strong Christian faith and helping hands, my parents have
* worked side by side
* raised a family in a Christ-centered home
* worshiped faithfully
* prayed and trusted in the Lord through low valleys and mountaintop highs
* rejoiced to welcome 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren into the family circle ...
* and into their retirement, they continue to praise the Lord and rely on His mercy and love. I thank the Lord for them!







On the right side of the dimensional circle, I added a braided cord in three colors. The significance is that "a cord of three strands is not quickly broken" (Ecclesiastes 4:12), a favorite Scripture from marriage services, signifying that Jesus Christ is one of the strands in a couple's marriage.




The dimensional scalloped circle, paper flowers,
and window charms are all pop-dotted to add interest.

I used all Close To My Heart products for this project:

Let's Get Together paper packet
Dimensional Element scalloped circle
Summer Celebrations Sassy Strands
Tulip marker
Twinkle Jolly brads
Vellum paper

Thanks for looking!

The next stop on this blog hop is: Karry Weaver
http://www.karryweaver.blogspot.com


God bless your blog hopping with Friends of Faith today!



45 comments:

Helen Dooley said...

I think you hit the nail on the head. You met this scripture fully. Your LO is the best one I have ever seen. It truely is the epitome of Gods love.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

fabulous photos, you have put the page together perfectly...have a blessed weekend!

enjoy *~*

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi jane! awwww...what a sweet layout! I love all your added touches to it as well. The perfect expression of friendship. TFS!

thinker said...

I love how you incorporated the cord of three strands... an incredible witness to the strength of your parent's marriage!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Jane what a beautiful testiment of your parents love - it is very touching!! Fabulous take on the challenge! I am loving being part of this Blog Hop with you and being inspired along the way! God bless you!

Crazy Creations said...

Great photos,Your pic shows the love god bless Sarah

Diane said...

This is just the sweetest treasure! I love the way you have captured your parents' obvious love and abiding friendship. You can just tell that they would indeed help one another along the way. Thanks for sharing your art and your heart!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Gorgeous work!!!! God Bless!!!

Alisa said...

beautiful layout, love the details!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Your certainly have done a beautiful job with your layout!! What gorgeous photos and sooo precious!! What a beautiful creation for today!! TFS HUGS

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome page!! Hope you are well and I hope you have a blessed day!!!

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Jane this is wonderful! I really like the fun bright colors you used in this layout of this totally sweet couple! What a nice way to honor your parents! Heather LOC Design Team

Anne House said...

Love the layout- the scallop circle is so nice! Thanks for playing along, this weekend!

alienanessa said...

Well, I'm with Helen Dooley (and everyone else, absolutely), good grief, I'm having trouble finding words. This layout will have its own fan club, I'm serious. I am blessed that you have shared this with us!

Kristine said...

OH WOW... what GORGEOUS photos and layout!! This is just stunning. You really have a GIFT with the camera for sure! I'm so happy and honored to "meet" you!! Wonderful hop!!

ZoiHoku said...

great layout. I just love how you choose to put the writting on the scallop. very sweet pictures

beadz said...

Sweet layout! Gotta love CTMH. This is an honor to showcase friendship with my Christian Sisters on the web. Hugs, Gini

Rachael said...

This is a truly beautiful layout. I find it very touching. Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Jane this is such a gorgeous page! You can see in the picture of your parents just how much they are in love with each other. Thanks for sharing.

hugs
Mary

Liz Williams said...

This is so sweet. What a legacy they have given your family in displaying a love so deep and so wonderful in a marriage.

Debby said...

this is an awesome layout and even better subject. How beautiful and how loving. TFS

Sammi said...

This page is so special! It's absolutely gorgeous!! Wonderful witness to your parent's liveing for the Lord!
xxx

Sharli said...

Jane,
It's beautiful! The entire blog hop has been beautiful - what a world of creative and loving people! Your project is so sweet and has wonderful details.

Hugs.

NickelNook said...

What a special layout! It's just lovely! I really enjoyed your blog...thanks very much!

Natalie said...

Such a beautiful layout! Wow, 63 years that's incredible! What a blessing for your family. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Jane! Oh I love your layout! Just wonderful! Well done! God Bless You!

Sue

tirzahdawn said...

I saw this earlier and it is just breath taking.

LisaB said...

Oh' I just ADORE your layouts... what beauty you've captured!
Blessings,
Lisa

Hope said...

oh Jane! Your pages are beautiful. The photos are precious and your LO is lovely. Love that you spoke of your parents with this theme. So inspiring. I pray my children might one day say the same of me and my husband. Blessings to you my friend!

Cassie said...

this is just beautiful!

Steve and Cri said...

What a treasure to pass on to your family. Just beautiful

Tara said...

Such a wonderful creation!

MaxineD said...

This is a beutiful page celebrating an incredible marriage. What an example your parents are.

blessings
Maxine

Rbarakat said...

I saw this in another blog and commented there- I'm sre you knwobut there have been so many I dont remeber! LOL! But I do remeber this lo it just brought me to tears - those pics of your parents together are precious! What a blessing!TFS!!

Sal :-) said...

I just love this layout, it's so precious. God bless

miss~nance said...

What a beautiful LO and a real testimony to your parents. TFS

Blessings

Gail (ps I thought I already commented on here earlier so i do apologise if two comments from me end up here)

khunter47 said...

Wow, what a sweet, beautiful layout. You are truly blessed with such wonderful parents. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

What a sweet page. You have a wonderful memory to put on your wall. TFS

Janine Rachau said...

That's so sweet!

Jerusha said...

Lovely!! I love this so much, this is an amazing AMAZING layout!!

Paula said...

I so love this lo! You did a wonderful job! BTW, I'm Paula. Glad to meet you on this hop!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh Jane, this brought tears to my eyes. You can still see the love they have for each other. How bless you are and how truly bless they are to have you. Thank you for sharing this and God bless you.

jmahugger said...

Perfect layout!! Beautiful pictures!!!

Ice Princess Scrapz said...

Your detail work is marvelous! This is an excellent composition; the page is very eye-catching and the colors are lovely. Thanks ever so much for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Helen

Lynn said...

Wow! Just an outstanding lo! Plus, it's so sweet! TFS!

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