Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Influence of Life Philosopher *Scrap Faith*

*Scrap Faith* issued a great new challenge, entitled: Influence

On our way to finding our own faith there are always people who influence us. These people can be, friends, acquaintances...but they set an example of goodness and change who we are with their influence.

The challenge is to scrap an individual who has impacted you spiritually.

While I wouldn't say Charles Schultz was the biggest impact on my spirituality, who can fail to appreciate Linus' devotion to the Great Pumpkin, while fully understanding the Biblical Basis of Christmas? When I am feeling up or down, there is always something to be found in the Peanuts gang. I go to them for daily encouragement.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Reality Show Challenge *Dream Girls*

This challenge was completed for the challenge over at Dream Girls, a super new scrapbooking site. The reality show is to be a writer for the Rolling Stone Magazine. I have been waiting to scrap this photo of my dh and ds, somehow this just seemed "right".

Monday, April 21, 2008

Heritage Lay Outs

My family history is really important to me. I have been scanning photos of my grandparents and great-grandparents to use in my heritage album. It has been fun using memorabilia as well. In my latest LO, I used a doily crocheted by my great grandma with her photo. I love the tea coloring. So much fun!

Friday, April 4, 2008


This a LO for a challenge at Scrap Faith to describe when you knew your religious beliefs were right for you. The journaling says: When did I know?
I attended a Presbyterian Church regularly until I was 11. The kids that went to my church were really mean in middle school and I drifted away from my beliefs.

When I was in College, my roommate Jill Anderson was a devote Methodist. She quietly witnessed to me. We had Bible studies at our dorm and did lots of fun things. When I was in Pullman, I began attending the American Baptist Church. I loved it and continued going to one in Everett and when I moved to Olympia. When I moved to Seattle, there was a lot of contention in the ABC. At that time, I met my husband. He was going to RCIA to become Catholic. I went to church with him and learned as he did. As we got more serious, I knew that I would become Catholic because I wanted to share the same beliefs. In 1998 at Easter I completed my RCIA class at St. Bridget in Seattle. I have never been surer that being Catholic is right for me. I have lots of support from people at Ascension Parish and St. Ignatius, where Preston attends school. I am a catechist and help out where ever I can. God has proven faithful to me through many trials. I know He loves and cares for me.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

My April Fools

This LO was completed for the Scrapdragon's Challenge Number 14 - Foolin' Around

I was to: use the word "fool" somewhere on the layout, it can be in the title or the journaling; use something "unexpected" on the layout; not use any two products from the same line/manufacturer other than cardstock!

The title of this LO is Fool 4 Love!

Journaling Reads:

Where's my baby?
Preston, daddy is crazy about you. At 7 1/2 years, you're about as big as you can be and still get a lift. March 2008

So here is what I came up with all from scraps
The patterned papers are from:
Karen Foster
Basic Grey
Hot Off the Press
The cardstock is from:
Bazzill Bling Line
Rub Ons are from:
Colorbok and Unknown,
Chipboard: Rusty pickle
Staples: Swingline
Buttons: Unknown
The Unexpected item is a Flattened dinosaur penny from the Oregon Museaum of Science and Industry.

Thanks for a great challenge and for checking this out!