Christmas Gift Tags

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

The Christmas season is just around the corner. Preparing for the joyous celebration is always an exciting thing! One of the groups I participate in hosted a swap. The SWAP was to inspire us to get going Prepare for the Season! Using some old hymnal pages I picked up at a yard sale.. I cut, inked and adhered with chipboard embellishments.
Deciding to share last minute cam shots of some of the Christmas gift tags I made for a swap. I seldom participate in swaps, time just doesn't allow me to do so. However I hope to share the story behind the Christmas season even in the gift tags. You can see them here:

Each is adorned with holiday colored ribbons. The lyrics to the songs are visible and hopefully will encourage each of us to share the story of the Savior.

Custom Guest Book now available for order!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

There are so many ways we can share Jesus with others, sometimes it is as simple as the things we share.
This collection of photos are from a custom designed guestbook I made this summer.
I enjoyed doing this and making the gift special! It contained references to building a marriage and a home on the ROCK a solid foundation, Jesus!
There were many compliments on it and I wanted to share it with you!
I included pages for gifts, there are pages with space for letters from mothers, pages where the bride and groom write a letter to their new step child etc, a note from the pastor

You can place an order with me for custom work by emailing me:

new digi page!

Sunday, September 27, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

A while back we went to see Paula Dean at a local event center. I have put off scrapping the pictures because I hadn't found paper that suited me. Tonight I decided to create my own...
I did a digi sheet I can just add the pics to when i get back home...Leave a comment ..let me know what you think.

New Baby pages

Thursday, September 24, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

The following pages have been created as a gift for a friend. Hope you enjoy viewing them and will post some comments.

Joyful E

Sunday, September 20, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

This is my beautiful nephew now much bigger. He was such a joy as a little tyke!

Welcome Adara Perks

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This page was created ahead... I am waiting on Adara's arrival to add her pic. she was expected on last Wednesday and again on Friday. She is already hard headed and will come in her own sweet

I created this page just playing around with a new toy arrived in the mail today. Scrapbook Factory, it is a fun program for quick projects and can be saved in html format.

Getting started scrapbooking

Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

Think about the blessings you've received in your lifetime.
Think about how you feel when you are praying.
Who do you pray most for?
What types of things do you thank God for most frequently?
Include sections in your scrapbooking about religious sacraments, and blessings you've received. For instance Baptisms, Holy Communion, Reconciliation, and even the personal time you have with God. Journal about your experiences with each special event that you've gone through. The rest of what you include is seriously up to you. Many church's have Bingo and Game Night, plays and musicals mission teams, prayer teams, bible study groups, youth activities and more. Journal about the special events and include photos if you have them. Be blessed in your walk with God and share what you can in your album. The rest can be tucked away with hidden journaling by tucking a note inside a pretty envelope secured with a ribbon, or a tag in a pocket, a strip sliding in and out from behind a photo!
Get busy! Start yours today!

Why I scrap:

Saturday, September 5, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

I scrap, with a sincere desire in my heart to leave a legacy of faith that will out live me. The many years of my life continue to pass me quickly, through this passing of time I have learned there has been one true to me no matter. God has always been beside me... if not leading me, he was tapping me on the shoulder nudging me the other direction. I struggle to show others this amazing relationship that God wants with each of us.
While I do believe he gives us talents and creativity.. this isn't what he wants me to give back to him. He wants ME...all of me to glorify him, not just the talent that fumbles with paper between my hands.
When you have a bavarian creme filled donut: what is the good part? the bread is good but what is the best? the INSIDE! all that stuff that consumes us.
There has always been a strong creative flair within me, scrapbooking allows me to record the events, thoughts, heart strings, burdens, prayers, joys, desires etc in a creative way. It is as much therapy for me as it is an important message for me to leave to my loved ones.There are so many pictures I can look back to and see the memories rushing to me as if it were just hours ago. Sometimes they are joyful and sometimes I shed a tear. The pictures mean something to me and when I share a message of Love, pride, joy, heart break, whatever it is we share.. we can make a connection as to the relationship of the Lord Jesus in the event.


Monday, August 31, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

I spent the month of August travelling. Amazed at the majestic Niagra Falls, swallowed up in the foothills of the Appalachains, thinking how much I really like Greenville SC. It could easily become home. The entire travelling adventure was magnificent! I can't wait to scrap all the pictures! and get them posted!

Count Your Blessings Card

Thursday, June 25, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

Featured in SBChristianFamily Magazine!

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Welcome back to me!

Sunday, June 21, 2009 | Published in | 0 comments

The end of May thru the present near end of June has caught me sick... asthma and several trips to dr for steriods etc and regular nebulizer treatments...
The Lord is good and I am feeling his healing touch! We survived my little sis' wedding! my mom is on her way relocating to God's country ( here ) as I named it opposed to the Chicago area where she has been for nearly 10 years.
The present has me yearning to write, having started on a scrapbooking curriculum that can be used in churches as a ladies ministriy activity, I have begun this already and for some time have needed to get back to it again.
I am excited to share with you Leaving a Legacy of Faith was featured in the Shreveport Bossier Christian Family magazine (June 2009 page 6) It is exciting to see us published! The group is a fabulous resource as well as a great place to make christian scrap booking contacts!
I encourage each of you to take a tour and become a part of Leaving a Legacy of Faith!
You can locate us at

Congratulations! We Have a Winner!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Published in | 1 comments

Blog Candy goes to Mandy of Spring Texas!

A few cards to share!

Blog Candy

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 | Published in | 4 comments

Saturday is National Scrapbook Day! In conjunction with my new blog and National Scrapbook Day I am offering BLOG CANDY.
I will be giving away a fabulous "big" stamp set!
How can you be entered to win?
Leave me a comment and there will be a random selection from all the comments and crop participants. Leave your comment and or join the crop to be eligible for blog candy!
I must be able to reach you so be sure your comments are linked back to either your email or your blog.
Only comments left on my blog and crop participants will be eligible to win... if you email me with comments those do not count for this Blog Candy drawing.
This is a FUN DAY! Who wants CANDY? Please be sure I have contact info with your comments!

There are so many of us who have drawers, albums and boxes full of photographs,the scrap booking craze has encouraged many of us to have transferred our photos from the typical photo albums of the past to creative scrapbooks.
Leaving a Legacy of Faith wants to encourage you as a Christian to take your scrap booking even one step further and create spiritual scrapbooks to remind others around you what God is doing in your life. Creating a Spiritual scrapbook is leaving a recorded record of your faith.
Joshua 4, tells us God performed a miracle, he dried up the Jordan River so that the Israelites could cross into the promised land, God instructed Joshua to choose 12 Israelites to build a memorial out of 12 stones as a visual reminder of what God had done for them.
In verse 6, Joshua says, "These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.
Psalm 78:4 We will not keep them secret from our children; we will make clear to the coming generation the praises of the Lord and his strength, and the great works of wonder which he has done.
"Creating a spiritual scrapbook is leaving a recorded record of your faith,a visible reminder of all that God has done for your family. Leaving a Legacy of Faith will help you with resources and instructions for building your own "Leaving a Legacy of Faith Album":

a. God instructed Joshua to build the memorial out of stones. What are your stones? These stones become in your album the spiritual events or blessing in your life. I believe that the best place to start your Leaving a Legacy of Faith scrap book is by creating a list of those events that you want to include.
Here are some events of spiritual significance that you may want to include:
~Birth of A child (Psalm 127:3 children are a heritage of the Lord)
~Baptism (Luke: 3:21-23
21 when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened,
22 and the Holy Spirit descended upon Him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.”
23 When He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, the son of Eli,)


~Prayers (Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me and I will answer thee and shew thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not)
~Graduation (Proverbs 2 the pursuit of wisdom brings security)
~Wedding Anniversary
~Times when God answered specific prayers (Psalm 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him )
~Pictures of special friends or special times that brought you or members of your family closer to God
~Times when God provided in your own life or one you loved.
~Times that you heard God speaking to you.
~Songs and poems that mean a lot to you (you can even include the sheet music or lyrics to those songs)

b. Gather the supplies that you will need to put your memorial together.
*Photos and memorabilia you may not have photos of some of your spiritual events, for many of them it is OK to go back and stage a photo.
Now that you are beginning your spiritual scrapbook it will also change the way that you think when you are taking photos.
You will notice that you are taking pictures of things that you may not have thought of taking pictures of before you decided to leave a record of your journey!
*Leaving a Legacy of Faith album should be one that allows you to add pages, as it will continue to grow
*Acid free paper ( this is to prevent your pictures from deteriorating over the years)*Acid Free adhesive..
There are may varieties available and many are Very inexpensive and go a long way.
*Acid free pens ( writing your story: journal.)
*Embellishments, die cuts, stickers, etc to decorate your pages.
*A notebook to gather spiritual references and quotes from your Bible study, and family.
You have gathered many of the stones! and as life goes on there will be more! You are ready, and it is now time to begin building that record of your faith!
Maybe you would like to write a Scripture verse on the cover, such as Joshua 24:15,"As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."

c. Tell your story. Schedule some family nights to update your book and add more stories. Put your scrap book in a place where people will notice it. Encourage your kids to show it to visitors and tell the stories about what God has done in their lives. Your "Leaving a Legacy of Faith"album will become a wonderful witnessing tool, as well as a reminder of God's presence in the life of your family.
There are so many benefits to creating this album! I have enjoyed working on my own album and I can honestly say that it is a joyful thing! Many of the things I have done can't beat my albums, for so many different reasons. The time that I spend working on my album is very precious to me. Taking the time to sit and reflect on all of the blessings that God has given me draws me even closer to him.
Sharing my "Leaving a Legacy of Faith" album has been very rewarding as well. Several people have shared with me that through looking at my album they feel the desire to want to have the Lords joy in their life as well. I sometimes felt inadequate when talking about the Lord with my friends and relatives. My "Leaving a Legacy of Faith" album has opened up the door many times for me already to share Jesus. As I continue on my "Leaving a Legacy of Faith" journey I will be adding more posts on Spiritual scrap booking. I would love to hear from you.
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Michelle Dillahunty