Sunday, February 17, 2008

Faith Sisters Challenge-"Lover of My Soul"


Faith sisters had a challenge for Valentine's Day to recognize someone who has really been a blessing on your life, since on of the ways that God shows His love to us is through blessing us through the people in our lives. Now, I made DH a very nice card and we had a great valentine's day, but I started the challenge today, and so I thought instead of scrapping a page of my close friend, Shell, who I just hung out with all day yesterday.
We met at Freshman Preview weekend at Northwest Christian College in Eugene, OR in the fall of 1994 (I think it was '94 anyway...), I asked her to be my roommate, and she said "Yes!" We have also been roommates one other time, with another close friend, Tana, for about a year. She helped a ton in planning and overseeing my wedding, and I was a bridesmaid in her wedding. I found the awesome duplex I've been living in for the past 2 years through her, and now we live just 15 minutes away from each other. Our friendship has really endured and has been and continues to be such a blessing from God. I love you Shell!!! (Hope this doesn't embarrass you too much, I know you read my blog!!! :)

Here's the official description:

I did this layout for the "Lover of my Soul" challenge. It is about a really close friend of me, who is really more like a sister, and definitely a sister in Christ. I chose Proverbs 17:17 as my inspiration for the layout, "A Friend Loves At All Times..." I wrote some journalling as well:

"From the day we met in 1994 or 1995 (was it at fall preview-then 1994?) our friendship has just grown stronger and stronger all the time. I am so incredibly thankful for all the memories that we have made together, and I am so happy that as we transitioned into new seasons in our lives, (marriage for both of us and then parenthood for you and Jon) we have still been able to stay close. Sometimes we let too much time go by in between visits, but I love how we pick up right where we left off, as if we had just seen each other yesterday or something. You are so much more to me than just a best friend, you are a sister. I know part of the reason we are so close is that our faith is so important to both of us, and God has really knit our hearts together. I thank God for you, Shelly, and I love you so much. Here’s to the next 13 years!!!"

This layout was made with Fancy Pants paper and die-cuts, colorbok chipboard letters, generic felt flowers, a making memories brad, and the "Burst My Bubble" font from Dafont. I cut all the pictures using a sizzix circles die in my cuttlebug.

27 comments:

Sharmaine said...

Very cool page, love your journaling!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your comment :)
Hope to see you again ;)

Edleen said...

Thank you for coming by my blog :)
Love your page! the circles, photos are all so Cool! :)

Corina said...

That is a beautiful page!!

Scrap Evangel said...

This is wonderful. Looks like it took lots of work. Great job!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the sweet words on my blog! =) Very cute page in honor of your friend...=) happy day!

Lisa said...

aw, what a sweet layout! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

KJ-Starre said...

What a great L.O! She is going to feel so special...especially seeing as you have put SO much love & work into it. Great job!
x

My Paper World said...

What a special layout! It looks wonderful!
Nicola xx

Lesli said...

What a wonderful LO - thanks for sharing it with us!

Samantha said...

I love the LO and the journaling is beautiful. She's lucky to have such a wonderful friend as yourself!

Ashley said...

Fun layout. Sorry you're getting a cold. Hope you get better soon.

Dettao said...

You are indeed blessed to have a special friend like her. What a wonderful way to let her know. thanks for visiting my blog.

emily said...

i love how you incorporated all these pictures on this page...i never know what to do with a lot of pictures, but you've done a great job, without making it look too busy!!
the journaling is so great too :)
blessings!

Theresa Tyree said...

It's such a blessing to have, not only a best friend, but a sister in Christ as well! You can't talk about spiritual things with just anyone. They have to have the ears to hear, kwim? So you've been doubly blessed!

Such a beautiful layout! I love all the precious details and love the story of your friendship.

Karla Dudley said...

{ soooo crying right now } ....girl that is just beautiful. I can relate and I NEED to do this myself.

Thanks so very much for sharing with all of us.

-Karla

Marfa said...

I absolutely love this...all those lil pictures and the sweet story. It's awesome! I also ADORE your Starbucks page!!! You've been a scrapping fool, eh?? :)

Terrie B x said...

AW this is sooo beautiful...your friend will be sooo proud..Thankyou for visiting my blog your kind comments are much apprecited:)I must take more of a look around yours now:)x
Have a lovely Day:)

luckyducky said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Great layout too! I love that you have a good friend that shares in your life's moments.
BTW....what do you mean drawings that you USED to do? oh my goodness you should surely find a way to work them into your scrapbooking...perhaps making them into patterned paper? Just a thought..Loved them all! Thanks for sharing.

takako said...

Thank you for coming by my blog.
I'm sorry if different.

It is wonderful LO!

CINNIBONBON said...

Sorry..Luckyducky is my daughter's blog, I was logged into her name helping her with uploads.
The above post is from me Cinnibonbon....

AliciaSharp said...

Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! I really appreciate you stopping by and leaving those words! Bless you!

Mistylynn said...

Wonderful lo! Great use of multiple pics!
Misty

Renee said...

What a great layout. I love how you got so many pictures in.

justynapalasiewicz said...

I love your style! And the "Ode to Self" page is beautiful! I'm always looking for ways to add more pictures to my layouts, simply because I'm indecisive and hate playing favorites :-)

Thank you so much for your comment on my cards...I'll definitely be keeping up with your blog as well.

-Justyna

Shalay said...

Oh my gosh, I just LOVE that layout! You're amazingly talented!

keisha said...

cool page!! love all those circles!!

Pamela said...

Great LO!