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March 22, 2011

Mini Album

Hi Everyone!! For this My Pink Stamper Post we were challenged to create a scrapbook layout! YIKES...I have ONLY been making cards sooo this was indeed a challenge! Instead of grabbing one of my old untouched scrapbooks I decided to create a new mini for a VERY SPECIAL event in my beautiful daughter's life!

On March 12, 2011 (two weeks ago) my 16 year old daughter made a choice to commit herself a life of physical and spiritual purity, there was a ceremony where 20 friends and family showed support of her choice. In this day and age of technology, having everything NOW and intimacies no longer being viewed as precious it is a brave girl to say I choose to wait! I am so proud because this was her very own decision. For the young people out there as the pastor said during the ceremony it is never to late to make this commitment, no matter what your past holds you can chose to be pure now. Happy hugs to all the young ones out there you are all so very precious!

I hope you all like the mini I made! My Pink Stamper's More Faithful Sayings was the perfect stamp set for this creation!{hugs}~Raechel

{supplies}
Cartridge: Accent Essentials, Tags, Bags, Boxes and More
Stamps: My Pink Stamper's More Faithful Sayings
Paper: PaperTrey Ink, Michaels Cardstock, Patterned paper (forgot name)
Extras: Chipboard shape from michaels, toole, button, trim, stampin up brad, ribbon, Flower trim, rings for binding

19 comments:

Natasha said...

Raechel, this is beautiful!! I would never have guessed that you don't do layouts. Simply amazing.

Your daughter seems to be an amazing woman in the making. She's going to love it.

Natasha
craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com

Helen said...

This is so beautiful!! And what a wonderful event to make it for!

Shauna said...

Awesome mini!! I love the black, white and touch of green! :)

needingJesusdaily said...

My daughter made the same commitment when she was 13 and wears her purity ring everyday. God has truly blessed us both with wonderful daughters. She will love the mini. What a great way to remember such a special day in her life. I am so happy for you and for her!
God Bless
Sherry

LiveLaughScrap said...

Beautiful Mini & beautiful story. Congratulations to your daughter for having the strength to be strong & anounce & follow what she believes. Very strong girl. You should be so very proud!!
Lori

Nisson Family said...

What a beautiful reason to celebrate. Congrats to your daughter on making that decision, especially in these times. Beautiful creation, those stamps are perfect for the album.

Love it!
Pam
Simply-Pam.blogspot.com

Angela said...

Rachel,
This is such a great mini album. I love the colors and how you put it together, but most of all I love the purpose for it. Great job in raising your daughter and teaching her about the importance of being pure. My husband and I are associate pastors and we help lead the young adults at our church. So many people don't understand the importance to remain pure and live their life for God. Thank you for sharing this project with all of us. And congratulations to your daughter on her amazing decision.

Angela
Simple Creations

Maria said...

Beautiful :) The colors are wonderful, but what is even better is hearing about your daughter. Having two teens myself I know how hard it is to grow up in the world today and commend her and you in her choices.

Sherri said...

What a blessing to have your daughter make that special commitment! She must have a wonderful example from her parents. The album if beautiful!

jamme said...

Ok, I'm subscribing to your site. That mini album is my all time favorite. I love polka dots and love black and white so this was an absolute hit for me.

Amber said...

I love the black/white with the touch of green! It is very eye catching! This is awesome, the mini and the event you are scrapbooking! What a wonderful celebration and it is truly a reflection of the values you've enstilled in her! Congratulations to her for making this decision and to you! This is a blessing for you to share this special event with all of us! Thank you for the inspiration!

Jo said...

Amazingly beautiful!! Congratulations to your and your wonderful daughter!!

Jo xx

readysetstamp said...

This layout is so stunning. I love that your daughter choose to wait! It speaks volumes about her and you as as parent!! Wow!! What a beautiful verse you have chosen as well! XOXO, Julie. :0)

Cristi said...

Oh this layout is so beautiful!! I love the paper and the colors.
Big HUGS
Cristi

TruLou said...

Raech - you've done it again! Absolutely beautiful. Made me cry all over again reading about her big day. So proud of you, Todd, and Ney-Ney.
Love, Auntie Tee

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Congratulations to your daughter. That is a huge commitment and one that is so special.
This is a beautiful mini album. What a wonderful way to commerate your daughters decision.
Blessings,
Belinda

Edna said...

STUNNING!!!! I love everything about this album colors, very inspired :)

Pat N. said...

Such a beautiful mini-album. You did a fantastic job!

Heather's This and that said...

Beautiful-the book and your daughter's commitment!