Restoring Our Womanhood
Each month a new theme will be posted, with verses to encourage, with challenges to inspirire you both in your faith and in your craft. We hope that you will jump on board the journey of Restoring your Womanhood and that God will use these challanges to draw us closer to Him and also give us a purpose in our roles.
We would love to hear from those who are following along so please leave a comment, and share a link to your blog :-) Also on the Scrap of Faith forum there is a weekly thread for encouraging each other through the journey.
Friday, December 05, 2008
I managed to do a few at the retreat .
Here's my princess Gail page for the Book of faith challenge.
And this one is my Mystery challenge attempt.
No patterned paper - stamps may be used and lots of bling. Thanks to Lou for her suggestion of putting bling in the centre of the flowers it really makes the page zing.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I haven't managed to do a lot of scrapbooking this month, but I did manage to complete a couple of the challenges at the Scrap of Faith retreat. Here are my takes on the Sketch Challenge (Challenge 1) and also Challenge 4.
I am looking forward to seeing your take on the challenges this month. Don't forget to email them in.
This one will look familiar to those of you who were able to come to the retreat. For those who didn't make it ... this is the layout class we did while there.
Full instructions are available here.
If you haven't already done your challenge layouts this one covers the Book of Faith challenge, but could also be used for the verse challenge or maybe you could use the background techniques for the Mystery Challenge.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Full of bling and pretty things.For full intructions go to http://www.4shared.com/file/72159287/e72d42df/Princess_Mini_Book.html
The mini book has been made to fit into the tin made at the retreat. For those not at the retreat please go to http://www.4shared.com/file/72159286/902a7249/Princess_Tin_for_retreat.html
for instructions on how to alter a tin.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Words just can't describe what an incredible weekend the SoF retreat was. So hard to believe that after all the planing and anticipation it's over.
The biggest thrill of the weekend for me was seeing God working in the lives of the girls who attended and seeing the love that the SoF girls had for each other and their willingingness to share that love with new girls who had not been on the SoF forum. The "sisterhood" in Christ was just amazing.
I just pray that for the next retreat (looking at Aprli, May or June 2o10) that many more of you girls can come, as those of you who are on the forum and join in on the blog, were so dearly missed.
So for your viewing pleasure here are some photos from the weekend :-)
CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE AS BLOGGER IS CUTTING THEM OFF IN THE POST :(
Sillyness at the His Princess Dinner
All the beautiful girls
The Team that put it all together and are the faces behind the blog posts - we missed you Lara & Katie.
And some of this scrapping stuff did happen....
Gail's Tin Class
Bev's Layout Class
Ro's Digi Class
There are just tooooooo many photos to share here, but if you want to see more the girls have been sharing their photos on photobucket. http://s368.photobucket.com/albums/oo130/ScrapofFaith_album/
Monday, November 03, 2008
A quick appology for being behind in the challenge comps from September to October.
With the Scrap of Faith retreat happening this weekend (YEAH!) I just have spent all my spare SoF time organising that and I've neglected my part on the blog :-( So to bring you all up to speed The following weekend, 14th of November I will draw the winners for September and October, I will also extend the deadline for October entries to that date. The November Challenges are up, but as the themes, Sisters in Christ & His Princess are so reflective of the retreat, we'll have October and November running together for awhile :-) (see the bottom of this post for what the October Challenges are)
So for all of you who are waiting on challenge information and winners, you are not forgotten just delayed.
Also given the horrible turn in the economy and the fall in the Aussie Dollar from 95c US to 65c US I've had to make the voucher at Christian Book $20 instead of $3o.
Challenge 1 - to any size layout, traditional or digi based on this sketch by Trina McClune.
Challenge 2 - Verse Challenge - Scrap a Layout or Beyond the Page item featuring the following verse: 1 Timothy 5:1b-2 Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
Challenge 3 - Word Challenge - The word for September is "FAITHFULNESS". Do a Layout or Off the Page project based on "FAITHFULNESS". (The inspiration for this word came from what type of qualities do God have and what qualities in friendship would he desire of us)
Challenge 4 - Book of Faith Challenge - The theme for this month's Book of Faith is "Sister's in Christ (our Christian family)"
Challenge 5 - Mystery Challange - Do a layout about your childhood family. Were they Christian, how did they shape who you are in Christ today? If they were not Christian journal about the challenges of this.
I know this one is a bit late for October ... I actually did have it done last week but somehow forgot to post it here on the blog. (I got busy working on my layout class for the retreat.)
Full step by step instructions to make this layout are available by clicking on this link.
And speaking of the retreat ... only 4 more sleeps to go! I am looking forward to meeting up with my Scrap of Faith Sisters in Christ this side of heaven. No doubt after the retreat I'll have many more photos of my 'sisters' and will be able to scrap a whole series of 'Sisters in Christ' layouts!
Here's just a little sneaky look at the layout class I'll be teaching ... just a little bit royal looking!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Its whimsical and was fun to do and can keep growing as new sisters bloom in my life.
http://www.4shared.com/file/68329887/7d88e5c2/Sisters_In_Christ_Bouquet.html for full instructions.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
HOW ARE WE TRAVELLING? & A GIVEAWAY :o) & SOME CHALLENGE UPDATES.
Just a little checking in post :o)
As this blog is for you guys we want to know what you think?
Are we meeting your needs, what do you like and dislike, and ideas you'd love to see us tackle, or any themes you'd love to see?
We really want to know what you want and all comments will go into a draw to win a scrapping rak, YEAH!!
& the news we've all been waiting for..... SORBET DREAM IS AVAILABLE!! check here for stockists.
So for those who leave a comment for the paper scrappers we'll send out a Rak for the digi girls, we'll send you a SORBET DREAM kit. Just leave digi or paper in your comment.
We'll do the draw next Monday the 6th of October :o)
& The challenge deadline for September has been extended to 11th of October :o)
Monday, September 29, 2008
I have created both an off the page item for hanging in a handy spot to remember...The instruction downloads are just below the pictures of the projects.
bible verses for the project
and an 8.5 x 11 layout
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This layout is based on this months sketch by Patter Cross. I've used one larger photo instead of two smaller ones and flipped the body of the sketch so that it better suited the balance of my photo.
I also used the verse from this month ' ... whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.' 1 Corinthians 10:31
This is a verse I've been thinking a lot about recently, especially in relation to 'my job' as a Mum. The hidden journalling explains some of my thoughts.
"Raising you three is my job. It's my job to teach you right from wrong. To instruct you in using good manners, to be polite, to blow your nose and use please and thank-you. It's my job to provide for your needs, to dress you well and feed you good food. It's my job to talk to you about God and help you to love Him too. It's my job to read to you, to fill your minds with good things. It's my job to send you to school and help you do your homework, to provide you with experiences to expand your world. It's my job to hold your hand when crossing the street, to cuddle you when you need it and apply sticking plasters when required. Whatever part of my job that I'm doing, I do it all for the glory of my God. That's my job."
Sounds like a pretty awesome job don't you think?
Don't forget that challenges for this month are due on 3 October ...
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
CHALLENGE LAYOUT SHARE
Well I'm finally underway this month in getting the challenge layouts done. I have really being enjoying the Sorbet Dream kit from Willro&co. Hopefully it will hit the shops soon, will let you know as soon as that happens.
The first one is the monthly theme "The Ten Commandments" I hoping to print this one off and put it up where everyone can see it daily. This used Willro&co Sorbet Dreams.
The second one used Willro&co for the Paint & brushes, Cinnamon Toast by vicki20.blogspot.com for the paper & the Cardboard & lastly the Alpha was created by MymyAlpha - Fei Fei (Fei Stuff). The bracket was a shape I had and used it as a clipping mask to get the carboard look. Don't forget to check out Ro's tutorial and freebie below on clipping masks :-)
And the last layout, you've seen it before was for the Grow challenge, using Willro&co Sorbet Dream and the clipping masks.
So come on join in the challenges and don't for get to share. Remember we draw a prize for each category so the more you enter the more chance you have to get some fabulous resources from Christianbook.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
JOIN THE BLOG TRAIN FOR SOME GREAT FREEBIES
Faith Sisters are running a blog train to introduce their new designers. The theme for the blog train is "Sisterly Love" and our very own Rowena Field is one of the designers participating in the blog train.
Next month on Scrap of Faith our them is - Sister's in Christ (our christian family), perfect timing to go with these kits.
So go hop around the blogs and collect a heap of free digi stuff & then next month we'll do another bonus challenge using these kits :-)
For Paper scrappers don't feel that you've missed out. A lot of these packs have elements that can be printed out and used on a traditional layout. Journaling tags etc.
So go to the first stop HERE and grab your first freebie.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
WE NEED YOU!!!!
To come to the SoF Retreat.
When - November 7th to 9th 2008
Where - Brisbane, in Sunny Queensland Australia
What - Lots of fun laughter and great company. More importantly no cooking and cleaning!!!
Theme - His Princess, so be expected to be treated like royalty!!
Cost - $150
Deadline to book - 10th October.
More information can be found here or email Sally
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Well! they are very handy little tricks to create fabulous digi layouts! I have used quite a few clipping masks in the LO below (which I have done for our word challenge - GROW), and thought I would do up a quick tutorial to show you how to use them. I have also made a pack of clipping masks for you to have a go with.
the tutorial can be found here: http://www.4shared.com/file/62007910/8b17a8ac/Clipping_Mask_Tutorial.html
and the free clipping mask download can be found here:
The password you will need is scrapoffaith. Save the zipped clipping mask file to your computer then unzip/extract it :)
Saturday, September 06, 2008
Winners of the August Challenges are:
Challenge 1 - Annette Ledger
Challenge 2 - Janelle Santa
Challenge 3 - Jane Rao
Challenge 4 - Debbie Buckland
Challenge 5 - No entries :(
UPDATE!!! Debbie has genoursly thrown her prize back into the pool after having one the BoF comp. So I have redrawn all other names that hadn't one a prize & Sandy you are the winner.
So if Annette, Janelle, Jane & Sandy could email me for their voucher. Thanks.
Please email Sally to claim your prize.
And to recap the challenges were:
Challenge 1 - to any size layout, traditional or digi based on this sketch by Patter Cross from Tripple the Sketch.
Challenge 2 - Verse Challenge - Scrap a Layout or Beyond the Page item featuring the following verse: Proverbs 17:17a 'A Friend Loves at all times'
Challenge 3 - Word Challenge - The word for August is "BLESSED". Do a Layout or Off the Page project based on "BLESSED".
Challenge 4 - Book of Faith Challenge - The theme for this month's Book of Faith is "Inner Beauty"
Challenge 5 - Mystery Challange - Scrap a favourite childhood memory if you dont have an old photo to use take a current photo that can support your memory.
Check the sidebar to see the entries :-)
September Challenges are up the top.
Challange Layout & A New Comp
What is it they say about best laid plans and all.....
I had really intended to do ALL the challenges this month and some how I only managed one. It's a 2 for 1 hehe. It's my take on the sketch and BLESSED challange.
It's using Willro&co Designs Part of a collab kit called Sorbet Dreams about to be realeased in September. It's a great kit to work with so I'll give you heads up when it's released :-) And the silver alpha is by Amy Teets.
Actually I'm inspired to start a little comp :-)
Here's the deal this month Ro is going to give us a tutorial on how to use clipping masks (how I did the scalloped edges). So do a layout using a clipping mask after Ro's instructions and email it to Sally and we'll post them on the blog. At the end of the month we'll draw all entries and you'll recive free a Sorbet Dreams digi kit & because it's a collab kit it will have HEAPS in it :-)
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
This month theme is Inner Beauty. I knew what I wanted to do almost straight away - an Altered Mirror and knew which verse I would use. 1 Samuel 16:7c "Man Looks at outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart".
We can dress ourselves up as much as we like, change our hair colour or style even keep up with the ever changing clothing trends but that isn't going to change who we are inside. Only God can make us beautiful on the inside but we do need to listen and allow him to change us.
Follow this link for the Altered Inner Beauty Mirror instructionshttp://www.4shared.com/file/60740461/59442246/Inner_Beauty_Mirror.html
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
It's been a busy busy month this month in our household, so finding a night to myself has been a bit of a luxury. I have really enjoyed the challenges this month and have managed to do three of the five challenges.
This is my take on the Sketch Challenge.
Second layout was Challenge 2 for the Verse of Scripture, and since the verse was based on "Friends, it was a great to do a layout about two of my dearest friends. They are a real blessing from the Lord, and have been a real source of encouragement to me, especially in my Christian walk.
Third layout is based on the word "Blessed". I don't often get to scrap photos of my parents and sisters, so this was the perfect challenge to do this. I have been so blessed in my life to be raised by wonderful Christian parents, and have sisters who love and support each other, even though we are all as different as chalk and cheese. I hope you have as much fun doing these layouts as I have had.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Here's my layout for the book of Faith theme: inner beauty.
I wasn't sure how many layouts on this month I would get done as I have started a new job and my children have had a nasty flu that has been going around this area... my son needed to stay home today from Church as he has a temperature so I have had the perfect opportunity to get this scrapping done while the girls went to church with their dad.
created this wall hanging for the word challenge: Blessed - just a wee reminder that they are blessings... cause sometimes I need that. It measures about 6 x 12, with the photo being a 6 x 4.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
This little piece of torn paper was the inspiration for my Word challenge. I was struggling to prepare for the SWS scrap day where I was hoping to knock over a few of the challenges, when I stopped to pick up a torn piece of paper on the floor - for those who don't know, my scrap room floor is usually covered in things. So I picked up this pie e of paper that had "Her children arise up and call her blessed, Proverbs 31:28" . If that wasn't God inspire me to do a LO on this verse I don't know what is.
This is said LO. I made the PP using Bazzill, AL flowers stamps and Enchanted ink.
Sketch challenges I still find very difficult to do, but had fun playing with this one.
This little wall hanging was made for a"Teeny Tiny" swap on Handmade craft forum, using this months verse challenge Proverbs 17:17a.
I am still hoping to get a LO done for this challenge.
How are you all going with your challenges?