Monday, August 5, 2013

"Remember" for SEM July Main Challenge

Our Lord delights when we persevere to develop the talents and gifts He gives us. Our daughter, Maria, discovered a love and ability for music at a young age. She started piano lessons with Mrs. Henning when she was 8 and had her final recital this spring after 10 years of playing under her instruction. What a special accomplishment. 

The August Main Challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles is:
"I Can Do All Things Through Christ"

With a twist:
Use something metal or metallic on your page.

Here's my example for you:


Cara created this lovely challenge for us this month and here are her thoughts:

"I Can Do All Things Through Christ".
For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

God created us to do great things and gives us the strength, courage and perseverance to do them!  He also delights in us and with us when we do---isn't that cool? So this month I want to you to create a project about an can be your own or a loved ones.

The LORD your God is with you, 
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with his love, 
He will rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I chose to create a layout about my daughter Ellie's Kindergarten graduation (back in spring 2012). She is in the Dual-Language program and many times felt overwhelmed not understanding very much of the Spanish language, but she has stuck with it despite her fears, and is on her way to becoming a fluent Spanish speaker (she will be going into the 2nd grade in the program this Fall). I know God is so very proud of her...just like I am!

So, you can choose anything that you consider an accomplishment---completing a degree, finishing a race, beating an illness, weight loss, etc. Can't wait to see what God is doing in your lives.

Oh, and don't forget the Scrap Twist...use metal or something metallic on your project.

Our generous sponsor this month is 
The prize is a Gift Certificate for $35 to the store. Also, they are offering a 15% discount code for readers. The code is PRETTY15. 

From the start of party planning with pretty invitations to the end with thank you cards, our printables are personalized for you. All that's left for you to do is print and cut! We want your parties to be perfect, just like you do. We strive hard to make everything just right for you. We offer quick and reliable customer service to make you happy!

**NOTE: You may submit the project you create for Scrapping Everyday Miracles to other challenge blogs but your project must be mainly created for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles challenge in order to win the sponsor prize and/or be one of Top 3**

All entries must be linked on the SEM Blog by August 31, 11:55pm PST.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, September 7th.

Tips and Techniques:
Guilded Flowers ~ I used several items to fit this month's twist. Here you can see that I dry brushed metallic paint on these lovely Petaloo flowers. I also added metal flowers centers and chicken wire. 

Here's a view from another angle.

Splatter ~ I flicked teal and cranberry mists across the background.

Altered Chipboard ~ I mixed several metallic embossing powders together to get this lovely texture and color. I also added metallic bronze paint at the edges to highlight. Another Metallic item. I cut apart the Dusty Attic Corner Flourish #1 to adjust it to fit the space and tucked one of the pieces into the bottom corner of my flower cluster. 

Mixed Media ~ I used molding paste and a stencil to create this lovely flourish next to the sweet medallion, my final metallic twist. I then painted it with white glimmer paint. 

Edging ~ I tucked painted corrugated board and ink dabbed lace into the edge next to the medallion. 

I also used the sketch and mood board over at Scrap Around the World for inspiration.
yellow color
powder - embossing powder
gathers (flower)
hair accessory ~ flower hair pin tucked onto photo mat

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~ Blessings ~


  1. Tracey this is just so beautiful and those flowers gives lovely dimension and colour to the design.
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  2. This is very eye catching and the flowers are amazing, what a wonderful tribute to your DD too!! gorgeous layout!!

  3. Breathtaking beautiful. We serve an awesome mighty God. So happy for your daughter.

  4. Wowwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the distressing and the flowers!! And WTG to her for her accomplishments! That's AWESOME!!!!!

  5. Love the bright colors on your page, Tracey! thank you for playing along with Scrap Around the World!

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Love your design and sweet memory!

  7. so beautiful layout! thank you for playing along with Scrap Around the World!

  8. Wow - such a vibrant & beautiful layout Tracey! Thank you so much for entering it at Scrap Around The World - it is truly incredible!!

  9. Oh wow! This is awesome! Such a striking colour combo! :)

  10. This is just simply beautiful. The colors and textures here...oh my.
    Fantastically done.

  11. Ooh I do love the bright vibrant colours! This is such a neat take on my moodboard and our sketch this month. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at SATW!

  12. oh wow Tracey, love love those flowers!! the LO is so beautiful!! thanks for joining us at SATW!!

  13. A vibrant and inspirational layout :)

  14. Fantastic vibes and energy in your page. So many interesting details, thank you for sharing with us at SATW!

  15. Oh this is Lovely! Thanks for joining in at SATW.

  16. Such incredible vibrancy and verve! Love how everything is gently gilded!!! Beautiful work!


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