Friday, November 13, 2009

Thankful for Friends Blog Hop


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

games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com 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!

I really am very thankful for the friends God has blessed me with. One wonderful lady really stands out, I would not be the person I am if not for the friendship of this beautiful lady Esther (& of course Gods saving grace). She has been my steadfast supporter, encourager, teacher, spiritual mentor & prayer warrior for many years but has really become a great, close & fun friend in the last 18 months. We have supported & cried with each other through some pretty trying times and of course have laughed and joked with each other in the good times. She has taught me so much about God's love and his goodness to us (especially in the hard times). She has a gentle & beautiful spirit and a way with words. I truly love this lady and am very thankful that God has blessed my life with her Friendship.





To celebrate our blog hop I want to share my a tutorial of my Bouquet of friends with you. This is a great way of showing all of your friends of faith off in a fun and (I think) very pretty way. To download the instructions click
here .

I am also going to have a little giveaway of one of my fibre bookmarks and a mini book of bible verses (see post below for a photo of the book and bookmarks). All you need to do is leave a comment for an entry (I am happy to post anywhere), dont forget to leave me a way of contacting you if you are the winner or makes sure you come back Monday evening.


The next stop on this blog hop is: Liz at Right Brain Madness

46 comments:

Hazel said...

Off topic to this, I'm afraid, but just wanted to thank you for your comment on Salt. We at Salt are joining in the blog hop, so I'll be back later to have a proper look here x

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is amazing, great project...have a blessed weekend!

enjoy *~*

Jane ... said...

What a solid testimony to your friendship with Esther! Love the paper patterns and your photos in your layout. Thanks for sharing the friendship bouquet too! Blessings!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi gail! my name is sue and it's nice to meet you. What fun projects!! I love it! TFS!

Sal :-) said...

Gail that friendship boquet is one of my fav projects of yours!! :-D THanks for sharing the instructions :-D Love ya xo

Cass said...

Beautiful bouquet. :)

Lovely Linda said...

What gorgeous projects for this Blog Hop - Esther is indeed a blessed lady having you as a friend too!! I am loving being part of this Blog Hop with you and being inspired along the way! God bless you!

thinker said...

what a beautiful testimony to the faithfulness of your dear friend... thanks for sharing it. And your bouquet of friends is priceless!!

Crazy Creations said...

Everything you did here is wongerful I will be coming back to see howto make the pic photo pot great gift for hubby.Thank you for sharing Hugs Sarah K makeacard@yahoo.com

Angella D. Crockett said...

Awesome projects!!! You do beautiful work!!! God Bless!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Now these are some really awesome projects!! Love your layout and all of your photos, but that bucket of flowers project is such a clever idea!! :) TFS! HUGS

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome projects!! Hope you are well and I hope you have a blessed day!!

Grace said...

Your page and your words paint such a perfect picture of what a real friend... especially one of faith who helps us not just as friends but helps us grow spiritually... Esther truly is that kind of special friend! I'm so glad to have met you! Your project is so sweet and thanks for sharing the instructions with us! I have an email link on my blog:
http://th-ink-ingofyou.blogspot.com

God bless you AND Esther!!!

Anne House said...

Love these- that bucket is so cute! Thanks for playing along, this weekend!!

ZoiHoku said...

your bouquet of friends is such a celebration of friendship. I really love it. Hugs

beadz said...

Love your bouquet of friends! This is an honor to showcase friendship with my Christian Sisters on the web. Hugs, Gini

Rachael said...

Your projects are both so pretty!

Dani said...

Great projects!! Blessings!! :)

Mary said...

Gorgeous projects!

hugs
Mary

Liz Williams said...

Love this friend bouquet.

Debby said...

Amazing layout, and more special story. I love it. TFS. I love your Bouquet of Friends project too.

Sammi said...

wow!! Love the layout and the bouquet of friends is superb!! What a wonderful idea and looks awesome too!
xxx

Sandy said...

Beautiful! You are truly blessed!

NickelNook said...

Your layout and bouquet are really wonderful! However, I have to say that I absolutely LOVE your mini book of Bible Verses and your bookmarks! They are GORGEOUS and I sure would love to win one of them! Thank you so much for sharing your talent and for your generosity!...Nancy

Natalie said...

Cute bouquet!! And what a lovely layout, great job!! Blessings to you!!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Gail! Your layout and Bouquet of Friends are awesome!! Well done! God Bless You!

Sue

tirzahdawn said...

These are just beautiful! I love your bouquet of Friends! I think I will make one for my scrappy room. Have a very blessed weekend.

Hope said...

your projects are so precious! Love the bouquet of friends! so sweet :)

Cassie said...

i love the layout - those are some of my favorite papers!!
thanks for the sweet blog prize too - they are both super and you better believe i'm crossing my fingers!

Diane said...

What sweet projects and so appropriate for our blog hop. Love both but the bouquet of friends is such a clever idea. What a fun display...and precious treasure. Blessings...

Patty said...

I love your scrapbook page and bouquet of friends!

Steve and Cri said...

Love the bouquet of friends. What a cute thing to do for friends..Fun display

LisaB said...

Oh' I just love your ideas and your blog!
Blessings,
Lisa

Tara said...

Such a wonderful idea. Beautiful work.

Rbarakat said...

How fun are those flowers! Great projects!

MaxineD said...

aYou have a great friend and have made a wonderful tribute to her.
blessings
Maxine

khunter47 said...

What a cute idea. I love your project. Thanks for sharing it.

khunter47@cox.net

Janine Rachau said...

You are blessed to have such a wonderful friend,....tfs.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute project. Praise God for good Christian friends. TFS

Jerusha said...

Super great blog! Thanks for all the fun on this hop! Love these!!!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Way to cool. Love your layout and you picture flower. Thank you for sharing.

Marcy H. said...

Beautiful Projects!!! Love the bouquet of flowers!!!

Ice Princess Scrapz said...

Oh my goodness, what a magnificent idea your bouquet of friends is! I never thought of something like that. I've bookmarked your page so that I can come back and follow your tutorial. Thank you for sharing this with us. Kindest regards, Helen

Lynn said...

What a great idea for this hop! Your bouquet of friends is beautiful. TFS!

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vneal1 said...

Wonderful Blog Hop. Beautiful Projects!