Monday, March 4, 2013

Scrapping Everyday Miracles March Challenge

It's the beginning of a new month, which means a new challenge at Scrapping Everyday MiraclesThis month’s challenge is to scrap about how it is more blessed to give than to receive.

Have you even given someone something or done something for someone with absolutely no strings attached, expecting nothing in return? How did that make you feel? Have you ever been overjoyed after giving something that made someone truly happy? Have you been the recipient of a gift from a child, so eager to bring you pleasure with something they made for you? Has someone ever done something for you that you could never pay them back for? In this world of always striving for more we can easily forget the blessing of giving to others. 
So put your thinking cap on...and create a project about a gift you received that really touched your heart or a sacrificial gift you gave. Perhaps you could even make a gift to give (specifically for this challenge). wouldn't have to be a physical gift, do you have photos of when you donated your time to help out?
The scrap twist is to include some gems on your project.

I decided to do a layout about how my cousins and I surprised our grandma with a Cricut for Christmas two years ago. It was something she wanted, but just wouldn't buy for herself. The look on get face when she opened it was priceless. She was like a kid on Christmas morning. It truly was my favorite moment of that year.

I used lots of sparkly elements on this layout to emulate the sparkle of that time of year. One of the things I did was cover a couple of the stickers with Stickles.  I ended up not using gems, but I used sequins and glitter dot stickers which act a lot like gems.

Cardstock- Archivers
Patterned Paper- Bo Bunny Press
Stickers- Bo Bunny Press
Chipboard- Basic Grey
Brads- Oriental Trading Company, Making Memories
Ribbon- Michaels
Ink- Ranger, Tattered Angels
Glitter Dots- EK Success
Pen- Creative Memories
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Other- Sequins


  1. What a priceless moment! It feels so good to surprise a love done with an unexpected gift. Love her face in the middle pic!

  2. Lucky (blessed) grandma! Your layout looks fabulous and I love the photos and the expression on your grandmas face!