Sunday, July 24, 2011

Another sketch at Stuck?!Sketches!

Stuck?! Sketches has another awesome sketch out for the second half of July . . . so I just had to play along!





























I was browsing some of my favorite scrapbookings sites when I say a layout with this title, and I knew I wanted to use the title for a page of my kids!! The paper and embellishments I've used here is all from a kit I recently ordered from Little Red Scrapbook! I have to say I'm mightely impressed with them, and I just might join the club!

Stuck?! Sketches also has a CT call out, so I decided to apply! We'll wait and see if I made the cut!! Holding tumbs!!

Have a wonderful week!!

Creative Scrappers ~ Sketch 164

Quick post to share this layout I made about my DH! Once again I used some amazing paper and embellishments from one of the kits I orderd from Little Red Scrapbook! I really am loving these gorgeous papers from Prima's Reflections Collection!

I did some handwritten journaling just because I wanted it to be straight from my heart! I really have such a wonderful, supportive and loving husband!! Here is the sketch and my layout:




























And some of the detail highlighted:




















Happy Sunday!!

Friday's Praise Post @ Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

It's my turn to host the Friday Praise Post at Scrapping Everyday Miracles and I thought I'd share it here with all of you as well!

"Hallo everyone . . . It's Roulien here with this weeks Praise Post!

Many of you know that my family lives in Saudi Arabia . . . and it's not an easy place to be! Right now it's HOT . . . temperatures of well over 120 for weeks on end and with a heat wave warning that has been issued for the week to come! To say I'm thankful for the airconditioning in our home is an understatement!!!!

But what I'm the most grateful for right at this moment, is for a wonderful group of woman that has graciously invited me to have biblestudy with them once a week. And once a month we have communion together . . . What a blessing to have in my life!!! To live in Saudi, where the Muslims are having prayer 6 times a day, and "normal" live as we know it, comes to a standstill with those prayer times, can be very overwhelming! Christianity (or any other religion for that matter) are not accepted or tolerated here.

To find this group ladies, really makes it easier for me to be here. It's like going to church . . . just on a smaller scale! When I walk away after having communion, I feel like I can do anything!! It's such a blessing to have these woman who share my believes and faith in my live! And I'm so grateful that God has brought them to me in a time when I really needed the fellowship!!

Here is a photo of the lady who stared it all at the first communion we had together!!! She is such an inspiration to me!















And the communion table that she has prepared for us!











Please pray with us that more woman will join our little group to sing His praise! And please keep all the wonderful people who do missionary work in countries where it's dangerous to do so, in your thoughts and prayer!!! It realy is not easy or save to do so for them or their families!!!

Wishing all of you a wonderful and blessed weekend!!"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lots of scrappy goodies to share!!!!

I know . . . I know . . . I'm such a bad blogger . . . but it's summer . . . and the kids are at home . . .and we love to play!!! I know you'll forgive me!!

I have this burst of creativity at the moment and I'm doing a lot of scrapping!! To much to share in one post! Today I want to share the most important one's!!

Challenge 4 @ Scrapping Everyday Miracles is up and going strong! It's all about a song/lyrics that inspires you! I chose Brian Doerksen's song "Today", which I love from the very fist moment I heard it! I play it almost every morning while I'm doing the dusting & cleaning around the house . . . It reminds me that I have the choose everyday to do His will!! Here is the layout I created for challenge 4!















With some photos of some of the detail:











I sure hope you'll play along with all the great challenges at Scapping Everyday Miracles! We have some awesome prizes for each challenge and don't forget that you could be our next guest designer!!

Next I would like to share this weeks Let's Scrap sketch with you! It's a card sketch this week! Here is Debby's sketch and my card!




























I have one for reveal for Let's Scrap (insert sad face here!!!) before the end of my 3rd term. Due to some personal reasons I've decided to not re-apply! The new DT has been revealed on the site this week, and what an amazing group of scrappers we have!!!! I can't wait to see what they do with the wonderful sketches!!!

That's it for me for today! I will really, really try very hard to keep up with the blogging!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Let's Scrap sketch 7-13-11

Just a quick post to share this weeks Let's Scrap sketch and my layout with you!

I used some of the photos the DD and her friends took on prom night. The theme for the prom was Winter Wonderland, and Bo bunny's Midnight Frost paper was PERFECT for this. Here is the sketch:








And my double pager with a close up photo of the filmstrip (which I'm so in love it!!!) and the gorgeous ribbon!


















PP ~ Bo Bunny Midnight Frost
Filmstrip ~ Tim Holtz Alterations die
Ribbon ~ Paper loves glue etsy shop

And there yo have it!! I'll be back tomorrow to share a mini album I've been working on this week!

Happy Friday!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Creative Scrappers ~ Sketch #163

I had to play along with this one since it's such an awesome sketch!! Not much to say today . . . I have a lot on my mind, so without any further ado here is the sketch and my layout . . .



























I had this one photo of my DH with his "catch" that I wanted to scrap forever and this sketch really was just perfect for this one. I use the last of my Memory Works (Destination collection) papers and used my sewing machine.

Have a great day!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Are you Stuck?!

I have just discovered the Stuck Sketches challenge blog and decided to join in the fun! They have this GREAT sketch and I just knew what I wanted to do with it! Stuck Sketches has a new sketch every fortnight and great prizes up for grabs as well! Check it out . . . I'm sure you'll love it!

Okay, so let's get to the sketch and my layout! Here it is:













And my layout! I've used a new picture of Monique that was taken at a recent photoshoot of her with my friend, Clarissa! Clasi is such a great photographer and it's so easy to just relax and be yourself with her. Thanks Clasi! Once again I used a tag for hidden journaling, since this time it really is to personal to share. We are going through a rough time with Monique and I can just pray that in the end it will all work out! This layout is to express to her how I feel about it all right now.















PP ~ Crate Papers Portrait Collection
Chipboard accents ~ Crate Paper Portrait Collection
Mist ~ Mr Huey
Alphas ~ Cricut with Ashlyn Cartridge

That's it for now . . . have a great weekend and see you soon!!!

New @ Let's Scrap!

We have a new sketch at Let's Scrap. This one is super easy to work with with lots of straight line and photos. Here is what Cheri gave us to work with:








And here is my layout! It's another one with pictures from the Maldives! This one is all about the 300 year old tree that is on the island. It's a HUGE tree and it's trunk is so big and hollow that DH and I could walk around in it . . . Pretty Amazing!









PP ~ My Minds Eye
Die cut stickers ~ My Minds Eye
Punch ~ EK Success
Alphas ~ American Craft

Let's Scrap is also having a month long Fancy Pants challenge with a truly AWESOME PRIZE!! All the detail are on the main page! Here is the Let's Scrap I've used and my entry:
















Happy Wednesday!!

Enjoying Summer!!

I know I am and therefor my laps in blogging for the last week!! It's hot, hot, hot out here in the desert, but we're spending loads of time at the pool and enjoying time with friends! I hope you have a great summer also!!

Challenge #3 is up and running at Scrapping Everyday Miracles and it's my turn hosting the challenge! It's all about what a new day means to you! I recently realized that I take this gift from God for granted and I know that each day that He has added to your life is a blessing, and we should live life to the fullest! The DT girls made some amazing layout for you to get inspiration from. I used one of our Maldivian holiday pictures for this layout. A beautiful sunset at the very bottom of the island. Here is my layout!
















I've decided on hidden journaling (a new love for me!!) and made a tag that I tug in the back of my picture!

Here are some close-up photo's.
























Check out the really awesome prizes from our sponsors for this challenge. We had TWO generous sponsors this time! Also remember that if your the top 3 DT pick that you'll be our GD for September . . . pretty cool!!

Happy Scrappin'!