Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Paper Treehouse Studio Blog Hop





God's Fingerprints Blog Hop 
Dec. 15th-19th


Have you enjoyed the hop so far...or have you just found it.  If you havent started at the beginning click here.... Dont we have an awesome design team?  I hope you are enjoying the hop, seeing some wonderful layouts and reading some inspiring stories of what God is doing in each of our lives. We have a ton of RAKS, a Grand Prize and another prize for someone that completes the Blog Hop Layout Challenge.  Wow!!!!



Here is my story for you.... I became a Christian when I was a child but in Jr. High School I remember really committing to follow him.  I have really tried to live a life that glorifies our Lord.  It doesnt always mean that I accomplish that but I really try.  I also really have a heart for missions and helping others.  I have done several mission positions abroad (Europe, Africa and Mexico) I live in Norway right now with my husband and daughter but we are not here with a mission organization.  My husband took a job here flying the air ambulance.  It is so very different from the life I know in California.  Just because we arent here with a mission group it doesnt mean that God doesnt have a reason and a purpose for us being here.  We know that God lead us here... we have had a lot of bad days though.... wondering why here?  We havent been able to find a church or bible studies or any of the christian community we were use to.   Norway has a State Church and unfortunately not many people attend it on a regular basis.  Many of the people dont see a need for God in their lives they just see church and God as a tradition.  On the bad days I remember that he promises me that He will never leave me or forsake me.... and He wont give me more than what I can handle.... He is such a good God!  So we continue on living for him and trying to be a light for him here above the Arctic Circle.  How long will we be here?  Where will we go next?  I dont know but God has a plan and is doing very special in my life!  God's Blessings for each of you and have a very Merry Christmas!

This is one of my all time favorite layouts so I just thought I would share it with you... 


 We have a wonderful sponsor for the Blog Hop and she is offering a super prize!!!!  I just love this prize so much... Who is the sponsor well known other than ..... Artful Delight!
Artful Delight has  the most wonderful kits each month for a great price.  You wouldnt believe everything you get in the kit..... it is full of the newest and greatest scrappy items.  Artful Delight will also custom order you any scrappy item you would like to get your hands on for no additional charge.  Please stop by and see Artful Delight and dont forget to tell them that we sent you....


I also have a RAK for someone that leaves a comment on this blog post... want to know what it is....

Last but not least we have a Blog Hop Challenge for you.  At each of the stops on the hop the DT members will have a different item that you need to add to your layout.  When you have all the items create a beautiful layout and link it at the My Papertreehouse Blog by Sunday Dec. 19th by 11:59pm PST


Here is the item from me that you need to add to your layout  this quote by Elisabeth Elliot,"I have one desire now - to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it."

Next you will hop to Elizabeth's Blog .She is an amazing women of God and a super super super talented designer!!!!
Dont forget you need to leave a comment on each of the blogs and collect the different items for the Blog Hop Challenge Layout.   All layouts and comments are due by

Sunday the 19th 11:59pm PST.
Don't forget to stop by the My Paper Treehouse Blog on Monday to see our special surprise....

36 comments:

  1. God Bless you and your family, thanks for sharing and Wao I love your Layout!!! Merry Christmas to you!!!

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  2. wow your layout is stunning, I love it! Beautiful testimony

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  3. Love the quote....and such a beautiful layout - blessing to you and yours as well!!

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  4. Congratulations on the new team!!!
    Glad I found your blog!!
    I am your newest follower!!
    =)

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  5. Your layout is absolutly beautiful! And I am very excited my layout is going to include so many taleneted things! I am visioning it as we speak!
    Contact Info: incase I get lucky enough to win that amazing give-a-way! God Bless and Happy Holidays!
    arebori0204@gmail.com

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  6. Gratulerer som dagens utvalgte i That`s just so cute sin julekalender. Flott LO du har laga.

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  7. Congratulations on making the team!

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  8. That was a lovely story to share. Wow I can't imagine what you are going through over there. Stay strong and thankfully you have all of us that you can talk about the important things in life too!

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  9. Congrats on making the team. Outstanding LO and what an inspiring blog. I love it. TFS:)

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  10. Gorgeous layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Congratulations on being choosed on Thats just so cute Christmas Calender :o)
    I look forward to looking through your blog :o)

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  12. LOVE LOVE your LO, Merry Christmas

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  13. Very pretty layout. Thanks for the chance to win

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  14. Love your layout! Thanks for sharing, it is so great to hear how the Lord is working in people's lives. ~Blessings

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  15. Oh Wow That layout is Gorgeous!!!! Incredibly Beautiful!! Really!! Love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  16. beautiful photo and love the flowers

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  17. what a great message, thanks for sharing

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  18. your layout is STUNNING. thanks for sharing your story. May God bless you and your family in Norway.

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  19. What a great post!! And a beautiful layout!

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  20. A very lovely layout and a very inspiring post, too. God bless you and your family. Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2011.

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  21. WOW, your layouts is amazing. Reading your story, I can tell you can make the best f any place.

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  22. Oh my, this is a georgeus LO!
    Beautiful pictures, and lovely embellishments. :)

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  23. Thanks for sharing. "Let you light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." Hopping along...

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  24. What a beautiful layout. ....thanx for the inspiration..:)♥

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  25. Your lo is so beautiful and your blog post is so touching!!! Thanks for sharing with us your beautiful words!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda

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  26. wow.....what a gorgeous layout, Nicole.

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  27. What a beautiful layout x No wonder its your fav x Leigh x

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  28. Looking forward to seeing your creations, Blessings
    -bw

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  29. Congrats on making the team. An inspiring story about your obedience to follow God

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  30. Thanks for all you do........you are a blessing! I love your testimony & your heart! And that layout is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous layout! What amazing inspiration!

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  32. Amazing! Such a beautiful layout!

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Thanks
Nic