Happy Monday! It's Jessica here today with your main challenge for June.
First, a little about me. My husband and I have been married for 9 years and we have 4 children, ages 6, 4, 2 1/2, and 5 months. I started scrapping when I was in high school and have been doing it ever since. I have been Catholic all of my life and have really come to understand and love my faith and God as an adult.
Since June is one of the most popular months to get married (my husband and my anniversary is the 19th), I decided to do a challenge on love. Your challenge this month is to scrap about a husband and wife relationship and the love you see/experience because of it. The scrap twist is that you can only use cardstock, NO PATTERNED PAPER! The couple you choose can be you and your spouse, your parents, grandparents, or any other couple whose love for one another inspires you.
The bible has so much to say about love and marriage. It starts at the beginning, in Genesis, when God creates Man and Woman:
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, ' for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. Gn 2:22-24
These verses are revisited by Jesus in both Mark (10:6-9) and Matthew:
"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,' and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh' ? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." Mt 19:4-6
And then, of course, there is the description of love:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Here is what the design team has come up with:
(remember to hover your mouse over each project to see what each DT member has to say)
I know no patterned paper is a pretty big challenge for many of us, but I viewed this as a chance to really play with inks and other media on my layout. I did some stamping, masking with spray ink and molding paste, and I played with alcohol inks on glossy cardstock. I also did some dry embossing of some color core cardstock. There are so many ways to make patterns without patterned paper, I hope you take the opportunity to play this month!
(Note: Check out my blog for another project I made about me & my DH)
Our sponsor this month is Citrus Twist.
Citrus Twist Kits grew out of one girl’s love of all things crafty, with just a little love of vintage thrown in. Here is the story: My mom and I shared a love of the art world. I grew up tagging along to Art in the Park shows, quilting fairs and more. Early in 2012 my mom passed away and as I was going through her lifetime of art and crafts supplies, the idea for Citrus Twist Kits was born. It was the vintage scraps that inspired the handcrafted item that goes into each main kit.
Citrus Twist Kits are color-based, inspired and great value for your money. A box arrives on your doorstep each month filled with scrapbooking gifts to keep you playing all month long.
Trina has provided us not one, but TWO prizes to give away this month! The first is the May Project Life Kit:
And the second is the April main kit:
Awesome, right?! You can win one of these fabulous kits by linking your project(s) to one of our June challenges.
Subscriber special, for our site members, June only: Free alphabet set with 3- or 6-month sub.
You will need to mention in the comments box at checkout that you are a member of our site and want the promo that will ship with your first kit.
**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 HERE by June 30th, 11:59pm PST.
*Important: Make sure your link is to the blog post with your project & not just your blog in general...and be sure to remember the SCRAP TWIST!