Monday, December 3, 2012

ScrapThat sponsors Scrapping Everyday Miracles December Challenge !

Hi Everybody ! I am loving my own little cross-over episode because ScrapThat! Kit Club has graciously sponsored the December Main Challenge that I am hosting at Scrapping Everyday Miracles !
Folks that know me, know that from Thanksgiving day to Christmas, I am that person at the store singing along to the muzac, that person at work that decorates the office, that car blasting Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the embarrasing Mom with the Christmas socks on. I draw joy from listening to my daughter sing in the choir, crafting ornaments with my church family and planning our live Nativity event. Christmas is so much more than the mere presents under the tree.
God wants his children to have joy !

"Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
sing, all you who are upright in heart!"
Psalm 32:11
 This month’s challenge theme is to scrap where you find joy in this holiday season.
The scrap twist is to include glimmer and/or sparkle on your layout.Mists, glitter and stickles are some ideas. Make it sparkle for the season!
There are so many ways to experience God’s joy in this holiday season! I find beauty in the carols, magic in the lights and peace in the falling snow. Every year my kids and I make cocoa and put on our jammies to drive around and admire the houses all lit up so beautifully! I am so thankful to my God for the blessings of family, friends and children. The highlight of my Christmas is the Christmas Eve service at my church. It’s a time to reflect on the birth of my savior and refocus on the reason for the season.
Here is my inspiration Layout:

I tried to capture the beauty of the season along with my joy-filled pic of me and 3 of my children at our Christmas Eve celebrations.{ I apologize for the quality of the pic, but my camera declined to cooperate and I used my phone camera.} I don't often like pictures that I am in, but my happiness is so evident in this simple picture.
 I am so proud of my family and our coming back to the Lord. By Christmas Eve, I am so overwhelmed with my blessings that I can't help but share my joy!
Stop over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles and see what the rest of our Design Team has to share with you.
Along with the oppurtunity to snag our "Top 3" blog badge of honor, you could win..
ScrapThat's September Kit, "Victorian Dream." This beautiful kit features the elegant Graphic 45' line "A Lady's Diary."

A little more about ScrapThat! :
Each month we create a unique and innovative kit FULL of carefully selected high-end, double sided papers, specialty papers, premium embellishments and often include one-of-a-kind specialty or handmade items. We include a signature product every month for you to collect, a scrapbook layout sketch and one technique product. Our mission is to nurture your creativity by providing the best products available, at a reasonable price to get the most out of your scrapbooking budget. Our online community provides monthly challenges, tips and tutorials and a fun place to hang out with our design team and other scrapbooking friends.
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**Winner will pay actual shipping costs for sending the kit from Canada.
**Shipping costs will be invoiced via PayPal unless you are a kit member,
then your prize will be shipped with your monthly kit.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
Due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.
We will choose 3 projects to be featured on Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog . You could snag our "Top 3" blog badge and one of you could become our next Guest Designer ! Winners will be announced Jan 5, 2013

So what brings you joy? Is it special traditions?
 Decorating the tree? Baking cookies with the kids?
 Time spent with family and friends?
 We can’t wait to see what you create!/


Sherri said...

Beautiful family photo Tracey, and love your heartfelt post. Even I think Christmas socks are a little much, ha ha.

Lizzyc said...

Oh this is beautiful.. I love all the cluster on the side of the photo.. and the simple things in life give me joy..

Marjolaine said...

Beautiful layout Tracey. How do you get those pinecones in your album?!

Tracey Sabella said...

This page is so stunning!! Love the cluster and dew drops!! ~ Blessings, Tracey