Friday, September 28, 2012

Scrapping Everyday Miracles - A New Chapter Blog Hop

Welcome everyone! It is great to have you here. We are so excited about a new chapter at SEM! We have recently added a few new design team members and we thought a blog hop would be the perfect way to introduce them. Each of the Design Team members and our Guest Designer have created a project with the theme of starting "A new Chapter".

The hop starts September 28 and ends Sunday September 30th  11:59pm PDT. Remember in order to qualify for our grand prize you must be a follower of SEM and leave a comment on all the blogs.

So, what are you waiting for...hop to it!


Felicity - you are here!








  Tracey G 


 and back to  


to let us know you have visited all of the blogs and go into the draw for the major prize!

And without further ado, here is my "New Chapter" project, an art journal style mini-book using a fabulous kit from Eve at Evalicious.

So Grateful

I have been spending a lot of time reflecting on my life and what's important, really important to me over the last few months. So in order to start a new chapter I thought it relevant to evaluate the last chapter. My mini-book is a journal about what I want to take with me in the future, the things I hold most dear, have opened my heart and mind to, and am truly grateful for.

I have incorporated the *twist by cutting definitions out of an old dictionary and highlighting them as part of my journalling.

So be part of a loving family, who care for each other and respect each other. To have an extended family that we can turn to for support and friendship, and for good friends - the family we choose for ourselves

So grateful... that our baby boy has grown into a strong, healthy young man. So clever, so athletic, surrounding himself with good friends, with maturity beyond his years

So grateful...that our beautiful little girl has so much spunk! Yes, sometime we butt heads, but at least you know what you want, and we love you for it

So grateful...that you are free to be whoever you want to be. This truly is the lucky country. Run, play, imagine, learn, just be free for a while

So grateful...for the simple things in life. Gathering shells at the beach, watching the sun rise, hatching a baby chick. The small everyday miracles that occur wtihout our intervention, but sometimes, if we just open our eyes we can see them

So grateful... to renew my faith in the church, in myself and in others. I feel blessed to be welcomed into our parish with open arms, and know that I have lots of support at home

Don't forget to leave a comment before you hop-along to visit Elizabeth!

And as an added bonus, become a follower of my blog to go into the draw to win this delicious bundle of Kaisercraft 'Mint Twist' Christmas goodies - including a 6 1/2" paper pad, wooden star flourishes, printed ribbons, cherry red mini alphas and a package of collectables with over 50 die cut shapes.

 And now its your turn to play along...

We would love to see you create a layout or mixed media project that represents a new chapter in your life. Whether you have already begun this journey or you are thinking about it, we want to know about it.

*Twist: Use book pages or book text on your creative!

Linking your project back to SEM before October 5th, 11:59 PDT will give you an EXTRA entry to win our grand prize generously provided by Art Freckles

Our grand prize winner will win a prize pack valued at $25 CAD

  In addition, Art Freckles is offering 15% discount to our blog hoppers on all purchases made between Sept. 28th and Oct. 5th.  The coupon code is 'SEMHOP'.  Please note however, that they are currently only shipping to Canada and the United States but have graciously offered to send international if the buyer is willing to pay the international shipping.

Winners will be announced at SEM on Saturday October 6th, 2012.

Make sure you also stop by our facebook page  for games, conversation and lots of fun! Please don't forget to come back Monday  for the October Challenge and another chance to win a prize!



  1. What an awesome idea Felicity! I just love it! We do have so much to be thankful for!

  2. Love this!!! I should do one myself.I love seeing how you carried through His blessings in every area of your life. Wonderful project!

  3. I love this! lots of inspiration and motivation!

  4. Great mini! Love that the photos are front and center, and it's not too fussy.

  5. I like the use of dictionary pages (with the relevant definitions highlighted) on your pages! Thanks for the ideas.

  6. I love your project... such a cute idea with the pages... I love your prize too. Thanks for being part of the team!

  7. I am afraid to get hooked on smash books so I haven't tried them yet. You make it look easy though. TFS.

  8. What a great idea on a mini book. Thank you for sharing!

  9. So adorable! I love mini albums and this one is just perfect! Great job :)

  10. WOW, Felicity.. What a wonderful idea! And loving the cut out quotes too!
    Do you mind if I borrow this idea one?!?!
    Thanks, Toni.. :)

  11. What an amazing book - so beautiful. What a wonderful way to document this part of your gratefulness!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  12. I love your gratitude book! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Lovely project! Not just how it is put together, but the fact that you stopped at a moment in time and documented everything you were thankful for. Something we should all do regularly. Love it.

  14. I love the idea for your project and how you put it together. Wonderful!

  15. Love this journal and how you incorporated the twist. I haven't done a journal for so long but this makes me want to do one!

  16. LuV your creativity, Felicity!
    the twist is GR8 ! lots of old dictionaries lying about that could do w/ some repurposing :))
    your colours and style are inspiring ...

    1. yikes! it's only 12.44 pm here :) funny to see that nxt day timestamp!

  17. and i seriously don't want to miss the darling gvwy pack! i'm a happy follower :)!

  18. Awesome little journal! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win! I'm a follower now btw!!!


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