Friday, November 13, 2009

Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop

(This post will remain at the top of my blog until MONDAY so be sure and scroll down to see other fantastic things that are going on!! If you are looking for the Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop it follows. Thanks for coming by!!)

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's

"A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop"

Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a
If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train HERE

First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today’s blog hop.
Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today’s event. To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member’s name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today’s hop. It’s that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?
One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One set of digital stamps from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let’s get to the Hop!

What better way to share a friendship than lifting up our voices together and worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! This 8x8 "Faith" page is my sample for todays Blog Hop!

When I was praying about how to use this stamp set called Autumn Pals from Unity Stamp Co. this quote by Francis of Assisi, (which you have probably heard most recently sung by the David Crowder Band) just kept going through my head and the Lord used it to inspire this page. Which incidently will be used as a lesson for my Sunday School class about our Creator and worship. I'm blessed to teach a small and very creative, all girls class who range in ages 6 to 12 years old.

Here is the recipe for my card:
Paper: Kraft, white cardstock (Paper Accents) Rainforest cardstock (Bazzill) Talk Soup (pattern paper by Jillybean)
Stamps: Autumn Pals and Something Within (Unity Stamp Company)
Quote from Francis of Assisi: font: "You All Everybody"
Ink: Archival Ink (Ranger) colors: coffee, olive; Smooch: pearlized ink (dots around the green);Distress Ink (Ranger) colors: scattered straw, dried marigold
Sakura black Identi-pen;
Paint: Claudine Hellmuth, Studio semi-gloss (blank canvas, charcoal black, sable brown)
Pencils: Prismacolor (dk green, goldenrod, sienna brown, rose deco, )
Embellishment: button (Foof-a-la Bag of Buttons)
Tools: Blending Ink Tool (Ranger) Corner rounder (EK Success), Odorless Mineral Spirits (Ace Hardware) Blending Stump

The next stop on this blog hop is the inspirational: Susan House


Layers of Color Stamps:

Gina K Designs Stamps:

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps:

Thanks for looking and I hope you leave a delightful comment, God bless!!


Have you not heard? the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. Isaiah 40:28


  1. adorable, this is cute..have a blessed weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Awwwww...this is adorable! perfect for the hop. TFS!

  3. Hello Natalie - this is just adorable - a great take on the scripture! Thank you for using your gift to glorify God in this way! I am loving being part of this Blog Hop with you and looking at everyones creations along the way! God bless you!

  4. Those little critters are so cute, and I love that quote too!

  5. Aw, this is so precious, Natalie! All creatures will praise the Lord! I love the little details like the acorns and mushrooms, so cute!

    What a joy to meet you through this special hop! God bless you!

  6. Love those cute woodland animals. Great colors. TFS!

  7. Such an adorable page, Natalie!!! I love it!!! God Bless you, my friend!!

  8. Hi Natalie!! I sure love all those adorable animals on your project!! :) Beautiful coloring and layout!!TFS! HUGS

  9. Very cute!!! Hope you are well and I hope you have a blessed day!!

  10. Oh my goodness Natalie!! This card is adorable beyond words!! Thank you for your sweet visit to my blog for this hop! =)

  11. Thiose little animals are adorable! Thanks for playing along, this weekend!

  12. Hi Natalie! I feel like I have found a new friend! I just love your blog and love your page... you really put these Unity stamps to good use and I love that you prayed about how to use them!!! Love your siggy BTW... I need to figure out how to do that as I'd love to add a Scripture to mine! I'ms so glad I found your blog! God bless!

  13. Your card is soooo CUTE! :) Love the forest animals. Nice to "meet" you!! Have a lovely weekend!

  14. Natalie, hello! Your little stamped cards are just delightful. I lov love love the little creatures and that background paper is so spcial! Thank you for being part of this amazing blog hop effort this blessed weekend!

  15. Very cute card! This is an honor to showcase friendship with my Christian Sisters on the web. Hugs, Gini

  16. Loved your beautiful blog! Cute card with the animals reminded me we are all God's creatures and we should live in harmony with one another.

  17. Such a cute layout!
    LOVE that verse from Isaiah. Thanks!

  18. I love your cards and how God inspired you from a song and your SS. TFS

  19. I love this stamp set and what a wonderful idea for your class lesson! Thank you for the blessing!

  20. The woodsies are adorable. I especially like your use of the St. Francis of Assissi quote here. Friends do praise the Lord together! Blessings!

  21. What a wonderful page you created! I really enjoyed my visit to your blog today! (I also really enjoy David Crowder!) Thank you so much!

  22. Adorable critters! :) Well done! God Bless You!


  23. What cute little creatures! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us on the blog hop. So happy for the opportunity to visit and enjoy! Blessings!

  24. forest friends... what a great layout! Thanks for sharing it with us today!!

  25. Love all the little animals..I love the whole layout. Just adorable

  26. Yes, I have heard that! Praise the Lord!

    I love your signature, by the way.

    Adorable card Natalie! Little animals are such favorites of mine and my youngest son. He wants to be an animal photographer when he grows up. Wouldn't that be something!


  27. Love everthing on the kraft papers! they look so cute!

  28. So sweet - love your use of the stamps and the song!

  29. Thats very cute. great use of the verse with those stamps.



  30. I love your card. Thank you for sharing. I too was a Sunday School Teacher to a small group of girls. It is such a blessing to be able to do that. God Bless you for all you do.

  31. This is just adorable!! Great job and God bless!

  32. Very cute. I'm sure your girls will love the lesson. TFS

  33. Hey Natalie, those little critters are really cute and adorable. Nice work! See you around the boards!

  34. Those little critters are just to cute. Great layout and thank you for sharing it with us and all God's creatures.

  35. That is a very cute are so creative!!

  36. Super cute layout!! TFS!~!~

  37. Super cute and sweet! Your creation is just perfect for young and old alike. Thank you for joining this blog hop and sharing your talent with us and your love of the Lord. Hugs and blessings, Helen