Monday, June 30, 2008

Featured Layout of the Week 6-30-08

I've got to say, I love everything about this layout from Alisa. The colors are awesome, the pictures are perfect...and I am a sucker for that soft, swirly, flourishy look! Great job, Alisa...and congrats!!

A reminder, if you are having problems posting to the gallery- and most people are- feel free to link us up to your work here...we would still love to see it!! And, I would be happy to 'travel' to find the next LOTW!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Featured Blog of the Week 6-25-08

Well, Prazdance was kind enough to send me her link this week...and I wanted to share it with all of you. In the Spirit is a fun site, filled with passion. I love the glimpse that Prazdance has given us into her soul...and the Spirit that shines back. Her tribute to her preacher is completely inspiring!! Congrats, Prazdance at being this week's Featured Blog of the Week. Keep sending in those links, everybody....I LOVE visiting your blogs!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Weekly Prompt 6-24-08

This month, we are talking about what influences us as Christians--For more info see here...this This week, our prompt is to use the words of a song in a layout. Christian song, old time hymn, anything-just bust out the words and use them in a layout... Use them as your journaling, quote a song as the title of your page...whatever. Need lyrics? Here ya go: Christian Lyrics. When you're done, be sure to leave a comment and link us up---we want to see, too!!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Featured Layout of the Week 6-23-08

This week's layout is such a perfect example of a dedication page. It just answers the question, why faithbook so perfectly...not to mention, it is just plain gorgeous!! I love the way the photo is cut in half, and this child is darling! I believe this is Kristi's work, but do let me know!! Remember to label your layouts as you upload them, so we all know where the credit goes, lol! Congrats on being Layout of the Week!!

Speaking of uploading---we know the gallery is having some real problems....I could bore you with the techie details, but I won't. It will be fixed soon- promise....actually, it will be replaced soon- woohoo!! Till then, if you all want to leave a comment on this post linking us to your faith layouts, we would still love to see them! And, I would really love to give everyone a chance to participate!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Featured Blog of the Week- 6/18/08

Just got back from a visit to Judy's blog, and let me just say---anyone that loves giraffes is ok in my book! Seriously, what a fun blog, filled with beautiful cards and great ideas. I've really been in a card mood lately, and Judy has some truly great ones to look at for sure! I also love the positive and upbeat spirit her whole blog is filled with...definitely pop on over for a visit!

Joy in a Jar

Congrats, Judy, on being this week's Featured Blog of the Week!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A New Column- A New Challenge

This month, our column in Scrapbook News and Review Talks about what influences us as Christians. Here's a peek:

The Children of God live in an interesting state-- in the world, but not of the world. We are to influence our culture but not be influenced by it. Not an easy tightrope to walk, but we have been called to this, nonetheless. Wondering whether you have been influenced by the culture you are living in? Ask yourself these questions: how many commercial jingles can you quote or finish? How many top 40 hits can you hum along with? What movies do you want to see this weekend? It would be foolish for us, in this media age, to believe that we have not been influenced by that which surrounds us. The question becomes: What is influencing us for Christ? What are we exposing ourselves to for the betterment of our faith? And, what has influenced us to such a degree as to warrant notice in our scrapbooks? As scrapbookers, it makes perfect sense to acknowledge, explore, and even chronicle those books, songs, movies and characters that have affected our lives and our faith. For the rest of the column...

This month you challenge is: I want to encourage you to do a page or project based on a favorite book, movie, character, or song. Share with us the influence it has had over your Spiritual development. Be sure to upload it to the gallery, for your chance at being Featured Layout of the Week at A Faith Perspective.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Featured Layout of the Week 6-16-08 AND- WOO HOO!!

I love this cheerful layout from Gail Comber. What's not to love? Its so cheerful, and the colors are so vibrant! I love the piecing of the journaling together, too. I will say, you guys did not make it easy for me- great week in the gallery! Congrats to Gail Comber for being this week's Featured Layout!!

And, the Woo Hoo...The June issue of Scrapbook News and Review has been posted...and this just keeps getting better and better! There are over 200 layout, cards, mini albums and projects...including some rocking submissions for the Faith column! And, did you know, we always keep 3 months of content posted and handy? That means, for $4.99 you get 3 months of magazines...I mean- can you beat that deal?!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Featured Blog of the Week 6/11/08

I just found the most fun blog- Diane's Designs. Too cool!! I love that she has tons, and I mean tons of cards and project ideas. (Not to mention some serious talent.) The cool thing is, she often throws in ideas about how to add Scripture, or such. I could seriously spend hours wondering through this need to take a look!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Weekly Prompt 6-10-08

This month we are working on faithbooking for our family. So, what is your greatest prayer for your family? If you could tell your children, your siblings, even your parents about the man or woman of God you would wish them to be- what would you say? Your page start this week is to create a page doing just this. Take one person, andcreate a layout for them by finishing this sentence: My prayer for you is__________________. Take this prompt, pray about it, and really pour your heart into this. You may never know what a profound influence it has!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Featured Layout of the Week 6-09-08

Ok, I have a confession...I've been saving this layout to feature. Can you blame me? considering this month's challenge is to do a layout on your family- this is perfect! This layout was submitted by Karma. I love the black and white color, and the lovely, graphic feel, too. Great job, Karma, on being this week's Featured Layout of the Week!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

FaithBuilder Friday

This week, we are looking at a resource perfect for mom's of preschoolers- though there are some great resources here for older kids, too. MOPS is Mother's of Preschooler's and is a Christian support group. They have a magazines, a resource center chocked full of articles and ideas, and advice for starting a MOPS group in your area. If you never have, I would advise you to check it out...Great Tool!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Featured Blog of the Week- 6/04/08

Wow, I have just been over to visit Kim's blog Paperie Petals- how lovely! The girl has an energy and joy that is contagious....and her art- get outta here!! I am really loving the texture and colors in her work! By the way- great quote from Somerset Maugham. I would highly recommend visit...go...have fun!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Weekly Prompt 6-03-08

We are a little behind in our prompts...last week's holidays messed with our schedule a little. This month we are looking at faithbooking for our family. This week, I want to challenge you to take one member of your family and create a layout just for them. Tell them their strengths, your dreams for them, how much God loves them, how the have changed you...whatever. If you need a starting point, check out our Featured Layout of the Week, Sally has done a great job with this!! When you have done your layout, be sure to add them to our gallery for everyone to enjoy!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Featured Layout of the Week- 6/02/08

Holly has sent in a lovely layout for us to look at! I am loving the clean, graphic lines of this. And, really, how cute is her daughter!! Thanks for the submission! If you could contact me with your name and email address, I would like to make sure you get proper credit...and your free issue of Scrapbook News and Review!!

Keep sending in that eye candy, ladies!! And, I will make an offer- I know that while our gallery is having technical troubles- and it is being fixed!- uploading can be touchy. If you would like to email your layout and info to me, I would be happy to upload it for you. Send to: and be sure to include the subject as Add to the Gallery. Be sure to include your name, too!! Thanks!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Call for Faith Based Layouts

Scrapbook News and Review is looking for your faith based layouts for her column: A Faith Perspective. This month is a little different, but I challenge you to really think about it...then send in your very best!! We are looking for your layouts, mini albums or projects dealing with your religious heritage. This could be a faithful grandparent or other relative that inspired you, a time of difficulty you or your family dealt with as a result of your faith, or even the heritage you are choosing to leave to your family. Dig into this one, then send us your work!

Details: Send to: by 6/21/08. Submissions should be 550 pixels on the longest side, and include a complete supply list. Please type out all journaling. Remember to include contact information.

We look forward to seeing your work!

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