Friday, March 29, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Spring Blog Hop!

Hi there! Welcome to the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Spring Blog hop! It's a new term and we wanted to introduce our new Design Team and throw a little blog candy your way!
If you came here from Jessica then you are on the right track!
 If you want to start at the beginning  here is the blog roll order:
If you are not familiar with SEM, here is what our founder, Nicole, has to share:
"Here at SEM we want people to see that God is working in their lives all around them. That everyday is full of miracles if we just take the time to see them. It is the little things that sometimes we don't take the time to notice but He is standing right there saying here I am. As times are hard and we may feel where is God... where are the blessings.... why is this happening to me... if we take the time to stop sometimes the littlest thing can change your prospective.... can give you the hope to keeping going. As we complete challenges it is a chance for followers and the DT to spend time with God as we scrap... talking to Him and asking Him what He wants you to see... and what He will bring to mind when it comes to the theme of the challenge. "

I wanted to share with you a cute spring layout,
 featuring my niece,Vivien, on her first easter:

What do you love most about Spring?
Spring is a re-awakening of nature and spirit to me. After Christmas, I feel like I am just marking time until Easter. Oh, sure we have Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day to distract us from our winter blues but Easter is the start of the warmer days and promise of new growth to come! 
As a Christian, I feel Easter is really the decisive issue. Most folks have no problem believing in the Nativity Story. What's not to love about a baby? Most folks will agree with the fact that Jesus Christ was crucified. But, one must make a conscious decision as to whether or not they believe HE ROSE AGAIN! 
Jesus did what no one else could do and He did it for us! When things looked darkest for his followers, He rose above and gave them hope, just like He does today!

Where do you live?
I live in the mountains of the Berkshires in North Adams,Massachusetts,USA, where we are having an unusually long winter. I work as an RN and my center hosted a community egg hunt. It was really easy to hide the eggs this year as we still have at least a foot of snow on the ground!
In addition to the SEM Grand prize, 
I will be offering a Surprise Spring RAK of my own.
 To qualify:
 1. Leave me a comment telling me what YOU love about spring and/or 
                2. if you are not already a follower,become one and let me know in your comments

Our Blog Hop Grand prize is sponsored by...

Genuinely Jane Studios (GJS) manufactures small and medium sized mini-albums for scrapbooking, mixed media and altered arts in a variety of shapes and sizes. 100% American-made, our facility is located in rural, north-central Missouri and uses only the highest quality materials.  

Owned by a military veteran, and accomplished woodworker,  Mark Carosiello and a lifelong crafter, industry manufacturer’s rep, design team member,  passionate scrapbooker and altered artist, Susan Wojtkowski, we understand the craft and the crafter.

Twitter: @GJaneStudios

Our Hop into Spring Blog Hop Prize is two Genuinely Jane Wood albums!  You will receive both the dress form album and the flower album.

Here is an example of a flower album after it has been decorated!

To win this prize you need to leave a comment on each DT member's blog and we'll randomly choose one blog to select the winner from.
 All winners will be announced Saturday, April 6th.

Come check out the SEM Facebook Chit-Chat Page. We have a great prize over there also... to go along with a fun new challenge! (if you're not already part of the Chit-Chat page, just request an invitation when you get there, and we'll get you added!).
Thanks for stopping by!

 Next on your stop is:Helen



Toni Herron said...

Wow, Tracey, this is stunning..
The pic is so adorable! I am LOVING the layers!!
So excited to be a DT sister!! Toni.. xoxo

Buffy Esser said...

Good Morning Tracey, I so love this layout and the picture is just too Cute! I miss all the cute little outfits! Have a wonderful day!

Christy Butters said...

This is adorable. I love your layers on the page and of course the awesome flowers. Your niece is a cutie.

caroleanne said...

Hi wow a beautiful easter bunny indeed, am loving this layout just gorjuss. BFN x
p.s. am already a follower would love to be in with a chance to win, many thanks.

Helen Gullett said...

That is one adorable bunny :D what a beautiful layout, Tracey. Love the flowers!

Elizabeth said...

What an adorable photo!! Lovely layout :)

Keren Tamir said...

Oh how cute is this!! Love the LO Tracey

Jessica said...

What an adorable photo and you framed it so beautifully!

Joan Young said...

I love the zipper tag on the tear. How cool is that! lol Beautiful layout....and the most cutest bunny I have ever seen :-)

Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

Wow, I lolve all of the details and elements on your layout! I love how you created so many textures with the various papers!
I love spring beause the colors outside here in the NC Mountains change from gray to green! I am a new follower!

Cara G said... always, your project is just gorgeous! I love all the beautiful that photo is just precious! So glad you decided to stay on the team for this term...I love your creativity!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Great layout! Thank you for being part of this fun blog hop, and for all you do to make SEM such a fun place to play along and be blessed.

Cheri said...

Beautiful layout and great details!! What i love most about Spring is wtching the birds and nature come alive! the smell of cut grass and longer day light hours for more crafting time! Thank you for a chance to win and Happy Easter!

Carla said...

I love your lay out it's ADORABLE!!! I love the zipper!! Thanks so much for sharing.

I'm a new follower.

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blsd2scrp said...

too, too cute! loving this! :)

Mandi said...

Stunning page. I love that sweet photo.

sooofullofcraft said...

That spray is to die for! I love the hexagon background too, great choices here. Love this layout. "Jesus did what no one else could do and He did it for us! When things looked darkest for his followers, He rose above and gave them hope, just like He does today!" I needed to hear this today. Thank you.