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Friday, November 13, 2009

Friends of Faith Blog Hop!!!! Our God is SOOOOO Awesome!!! :)

Coffee of the Day - Pumpkin Spice of course! :)

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop. Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blog owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with you based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Eccl 4:9-10a

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here. If you have arrived from the fabby blog of *KAREN* then you are in the right spot! :)

First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors: Layers of Color Stamps, Gina K Designs Stamps and Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today's blog hop.

Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today's event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member's name, and leave a comment on their posts. Then send us an email at
games@scrapbooknewsandreview.com listing each of the staff members who participated in today's hop. It's that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?

*One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Color Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
*One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.
*One set of digital stamps from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.


In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let's get to the Hop!

I know how much my friends mean to me and how precious are those times we spend together. Many of those times seem to be spent over coffee, yeah, I know most of you are in shock. grins and giggles! but really, it is the conversations and the fellowship with these beautiful people that means more to me than the coffee. REALLY! :) and I have been told that one of my spiritual gifts is that of encouragement. I think because I have been through so much in my life, especially my battle with depression, I don't want to see other people suffer the way I did. And so I want to always try to fill people with hope, especially the hope that comes from knowing God in the most personal way. He is such a huge part of my life that I can't help but talk about Him to people and share about all that He does for me.

So this wonderful image from IldiCo seemed like the perfect one to use for a card to send to a friend when thinking of what to make for this blog hop. I have several friends going through some tough times right now. We all have them. We can't escape them. But no where is it said that we have to go through them alone. God brings friends into our lives for a reason. One of my favorite musical groups EVER is Jars of Clay. Honest to goodness, this one CD of theirs, Who We are Instead, I have gone through TWICE!!! and I am gonna have to go buy another one it looks like..... one of the songs on it is titled, "I'm In the Way". They lyrics are so very poignant. They are short, so I will post them here.

You sit and stare out at the sky/And think of ways to fake a smile.

But life is never what it seems/ Sometimes it only takes a while.

I'm in the way of fallin' down/ I won't let you go that far now.

If you think that hope was left behind/ I picked it up a mile ago.

And I am running close behind/ So don't give up and don't let go.

For my friends, I am here for you. You are not alone. Hope is in your hands. You may not see it, you may not feel it, but it is there nonetheless. And God will never ever leave you. He can't. He doesn't do that to His children. And He loves you more than you can possibly imagine. so do I. :)

so now on to the wonderful blog of *DANIELLE*!!!! and thank you for hopping along with us! have a marvy weekend!

58 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a fabulous card. the whole meaning of it is just awesome!

you're the best!

hugs,

Helen Dooley said...

You Rock Jennifer!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is sooo very adorable, I luv it....have a blesed weekend!

enjoy *~*

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi jennifer!! yay! I'm glad to see your part of the hop as well! Such a CUTE card! God Bless you my sister in faith. *hugs*

Grace said...

Hi! My name is Grace and I'm so glad to have come to your blog today! Your card is fabulous and your words a treasure! Thank you! God bless!

MaxineD said...

That card is just so pretty and feminine - love it. Blessings
Maxine

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Jennifer! What a sweet friends card! So pretty in pink! God Bless you!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Super cute card!!! Your work is awesome!! God Bless!

Liz Williams said...

Friends truely are those treasures of this life that God gives us. It'
s better than riches and gold!!! Love your adorable card.

thinker said...

what an adorable card... you find just the cutest images, my friend!!!

Jenny said...

Love it, love it, love it!! So cute and pretty in pink, you've got such talent girl and to use it to praise God is even better :)

Alisa said...

What a cute card!! TFS!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wowzer!! Jennifer, this is just one adorable creation!! I have recently fallen in love with those digi images!! :) So very sweet and I'm happy to be joining in this blog hop with you!! HUGS

Dani said...

What a sweet, happy card! Just lovely!! I am so happy to be a part of the wonderful blog hop with you! :)

Catherine said...

What a sweet post, Jennifer!
This card is so cute! Love the layout and colors! It's just adorable and so are you! {{{HUGS}}}

ZoiHoku said...

Your little coffee card is so cute. The jars of clay lyrics are wonderful as well. Thank you

Jane ... said...

Friends and coffee together=a great combo! Cute card & thanks for the inspirational music too!

Kristine said...

super cute Jennifer!! :) Love this image and your pretty colors of DP etc. I'm so glad we've "met" through the SSCC blog! You're inspiring and uplifting. Thanks for sharing! ~

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card, Jennifer!! Have a blessed day!!

Mary said...

Beautiful card.

Rachael said...

What a cute card!

JazzyH said...

Cute!

Gina said...

Great post Jennifer. As someone you have encouraged in the year since I met you, I would definitely agree that encouragement is one of your gifts. I love your card and it is so appropriate that it involves friends sitting together over coffee!

beadz said...

Great card, Jennifer and very sweet words of encouragement. This is an honor to showcase friendship with my Christian Sisters on the web. Hugs, Gini

Rbarakat said...

Wow so many cute cards!!

Cassie said...

cute card! but your words are what really touched me. such a glorious message!

Debby said...

So cute and you are one for encouragement. I am. thank you very much.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Such a sweet card and beautiful song! Thank you for sharing them!

It's fun hopping with you, Jennifer!

huggs!

Stacy said...

cute card!!

Janine Rachau said...

Your sentiments are beautiful and your card is adorable. Your post makes me want to come to Ohio and bring you a cup, (strike that), a pot, of coffee to share!

I'll be marking your site, for sure. Thanks for being so transparent.

Be blessed! Janine

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute card...sweet TFS

NickelNook said...

What a fantastic card! Thank you!

miss~nance said...

Cute card.

Friends and coffee what more do we need (a saviour).TFS.

What a great W/E his has been - I have discovered so many new faith blogs.

Blessings

Gail

Sammi said...

Awesome!! Love the card - gorgeous!
xxx

Lynn said...

Love your card! The image is super cute and so unique! A perfect choice to cheer up a friend! TFS!

khunter47 said...

What a precious card. You blog really touched my heart. Thank you so much for sharing. I will visit again for sure.

Marisa said...

Darling image and card.

C.C. said...

Your cards are so cute and I am glad to be a part of the hop so I could visit you!

jan said...

Jennifer,I also suffer from depression;when all my "friends" let me down,I know HE listens and lifts my spirits.Your card is so cute.Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Cindy said...

What a cute card!! Love the colors and the flowers!!

Paula said...

Hey girl, glad to see you on the hop! Fabulous image by the way and is that coffee in those cups?

LisaB said...

Hello,
Love your blog and your creations, you're so creative!!!
Blessings,
Lisa

Audrey said...

Jennifer,
What wonderful words of encouragement! Love the card also. I have been blessed withthe gift of a Worshipper. I love to praise and worship the Lord.
Gos Bless you as you encourage those you meet and those who know you through your blog!!

Tara said...

I loved your card. Wonderful colors and design. I loved your words as well. Awesome!

Marsha said...

Cute image. And I like the use of polka dots.

Sal :-) said...

Such beautiful cards. Really love the one for the Friends of Faith :-D Blessings.

Gloria Westerman said...

Jennifer thank you for sharing you path. I too suffer with depression. And only our Lord has help me to cope. In my darkest time I knew who was caring for me, even times when I couldn't feel him. I still knew he love me and wouldn't leave me. I love your card. Sometime I still feel like a sad clown. God bless you

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hi Jennifer! I love your card AND your post.

God bless,
Lisa

Ice Princess Scrapz said...

This little mouse and clown friendship card is so cute. Thanks for sharing it and your love of God. Hugs and blessings.

Cr8ive ME said...

Adorable card.

And what a wonderful blog hop that we can share our love for HIM through our art.

{hugs}
M.E.

Diane said...

So good to visit here again. I always enjoy it. Your card is so sweet and I loved your thoughts on Friendship. I know the CD...very powerful. Thanks for sharing!

The Wired Angel said...

Beautiful card Jennifer! Love the lyrics you posted too. I hope you are doing well.. With special hugs to you, Peggy

Vicki said...

Just precious Jennifer! Such a sweet image! And I love the lyrics you posted. No wonder you love to listen to them so much! Blessings to you!

valken said...

Your card is very cute but I liked all your comments and now I have to go listen to the CD to see why you liked it so much.

Jerusha said...

I love your card! It is really cute. Thank you for blessing me with your creativity and words today!!

Carol said...

nice blog!
so nice, TFS
Carol<><

Karen from PA said...

Hey, Jennifer, your card is adorable as always. Have a fabulous week!

maiahs_momma said...

great card :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca