Friday, August 17, 2007

Seeking...

I'm sitting on Adrienne's computer so I can upload this layout for the One Little Word scrapbook challenge. It had to be done my midnight, so I'm taking a break from scrapping (I've actually done three pages! yay!) and eating (i've eaten a chocolate cupcake, a key lime bar, some pizza, and way too much sweet tea. I think I'm on a sugar high!) to post it.

I love the OLW challenges, because they make you think about a certain word and what it means to you. When I heard the word "seek" I immediately thought of some Bible verses that really mean something to me. And I came up with this...

(First off, I borrowed the fun technique they had on OLW this week and made these cool flowers and hearts--by crumpling up shapes, inking them, uncrumpling them, then layering them).

The journaling (which is alongside the photo) says: "with my busy life, i have to make a choice, set my priorities...to seek Christ sincerely...in prayer...in kind acts...in worship...in communion...in escape with Him...in service...in study...in church...in CHOOSING to seek Him." The verse I've used as the title is Jeremiah 29:13.

Also--the picture is a scene from Camp Sumatanga, a beautiful retreat about an hour from home. It's where I have been on some very meaningful spiritual get-aways, and where we spend our Family Life Retreat every March together. Just a special place to me; a place where I feel spiritually connected. So I thought it was perfect for this page.

Thanks for letting me share with all of you!!

And now...I'm heading back to some more scrapbooking. Trying to stay awake, but I'm gradually starting to lose it!! LOL

See ya on Monday, when I should have pictures of...

High School Musical cupcakes...

more pages I completed...

the girls acting crazy...

me displaying sleep-deprived and chocolate-induced-behavior! (well, just kidding--I sure hope there will be no photos of it!!)

and whatever else we can concoct!!


20 comments:

Gigi said...

WOW!!!!! totally love your l/o!!! & dude...i adore how you did the crumpled hearts! AWESOME!!! SEE...now THAT's what i'm talkin' about!!!

& those cupcakes sound yummy!

Anonymous said...

Oh Cheryl, I just love this!!! SO pretty!!

Lisa

Tamara Nicole said...

Great take on the OLW!!! I didn't get a chance to do this one, but can't wait for the next :-) Also, thanks for the comment!

Sharmaine said...

Very cool layout Cheryl. Love your journaling

Lis said...

Awesome layout, love it!!

Adrienne said...

Love the LO and YES my kids are awake!!! lol

Tawnya said...

ok I love this layout! it speaks to me! love your journaling! perfectly said!

Gin said...

Ooh, I love it. Super!!!!!
Cant wait to see the pics.

Liz Ness said...

WOW...this is so beautiful! Love how you went for the flower technique...you totally pulled it off, too! AWESOME PAGE!

Maria said...

Beautiful journaling and what an awesome thing to do, using the flower idea that they had shared at the OLW blog. So cool! I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures. It sounds like you had a fun evening with Adrienne! Sooo jealous over here...LOL. Hugs.

Veroncia said...

Beautiful LO C. One of my favorite verses.

Chad & Tiffany Hewlett said...

Very cute! Thanks for all the fun comments-love your scrapbook pages-all of them!

MsGrace said...

This came out fabulous!!

Laura

Theresa Tyree said...

Cheryl, this is beautiful! I love your take on the word, SEEK. My take would have been so, so similar!
Another thing I'm impressed to know is that you eat junk food too! But it's not fair that you stay skinny and I don't! Ha ha!

Brook said...

I love your LO! Great job! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Danielle said...

BEAUTIFUL layout!!!!

Andy said...

i love that verse. very pretty page.

Adriann said...

I absolutely LOVE your LO!!! It has such a warm vintage feel to it. Great scripture too!

Sounds like you and Adrienne have gained a few pounds during your scrap a thon. LOL!!!

I can't wait to see you all's LO's.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh Cheryl, what a touching LO! Simply beautiful!

It is pretty impressive how you guys are able to come up with LO's and only have a single word with which to begin. Not sure I could pull that off :-).

Sounds like you and Adrienne are having a good time. Can't wait to see what YA'LL created and those cupcakes!

Phats said...

MMM chocolate cupcakes!

Kristen and I watched High School Musical, don't tell anyone I will totally deny it haha. I was expecting the worst but it wasn't bad