Scrappin Saturday 8/4

My favorite LOTW... I had a hard time choosing... but this one is special to me because it was a prompt from Sara to use a hashtag and I was really grieving over all the political and religious hate on FB lately... I had completed it before the whole Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day thing... and I was thankful that I was able to finally share my page on the 1st while watching my newsfeed fill up with stuff that really broke my heart. It felt soooo good to do the scrap therapy and really work through my feelings.

for the Pen To Paper August MSA Prompt
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Summer Garden by Sara Gleason - 50% off today 8/1
Free As A Bird Papers by Lauren Grier
Free As A Bird Elements by Lauren Grier
Messy Marvin by Amy Wolff
Dandy: Random Bits by Allison Pennington
A Bit More Messy v.2 by Amy Martin
Sprinkles V.6 by Valorie Wibbens
Bloomin' Baubles by Kim Jensen
Chalk Alpha: Black by Kim Jensen
Life Cards by Jacque Larsen
Doodlings No. 2 by Emily Merritt
The Dry Ribbon by Heather Hess
They Said Stackers by Sissy Sparrows

Journaling Reads:
I’ve been really struggling with the judgment and hatred on Facebook lately. It really just saddens me. It breaks my heart that just because I have my beliefs, doesn’t mean I’m a hateful person. I’ve considered de-activating my FB account because of all it. I can’t because I have groups on there that I need to stay active in but I’m seriously considering just seeing those groups and taking a huge break from Facebook's newsfeed. Please stop the ugly fighting and hatred, political or spiritual, my friends... We only have this one life here on earth, let's make the most of it with peace, love and happiness!!! I know there will always be hot topics, I just wish they didn't get so mean and ugly...

I’m commanded to love everyone, no matter what their beliefs are and that’s the only reason I’m still on Facebook. I want my friends to know that I love them even if they make choices different than my own choices. I don’t ever want anyone to feel like I’m going to judge them or look down on them. I’m not holier than thou and I’m not perfect and it grieves me that sometimes I feel like some people who say they believe that Jesus Christ is their lord and savior, are sometimes the most hateful and hurtful people. I’m not like that though, I love you no matter what. Do I wish you believed the same God I do, yes, of course I do... but just because you don't doesn't mean I don't love you and only love those with the same beliefs and convictions, OK?

OK... here are the rest of the layouts from the week... including some that were completed a few weeks ago in preparation for the Summer Games going on at Sweet Shoppe Designs...

For The Syncronized Swimming Summer Game at Sweet Shoppe Designs...

List of syncronized items with Lizzy, my teammate: ribbons x 3, lace x 1, pinwheel x 1, wordstrips x 2, flowers x 8, stitches x 1, buttons x 2, photo corners x 4, solid papers x 3, patterned papers x 6, alpha x 1, font x 1

I'll Go Back To Black and White by Studio Basic Designs
Life Is Sweet {alpha} by Studio Basic Designs
Extra Extra! by Traci Reed and Kristin Cronin-Barrow
In Formal by Erica Zane
Cross Eyed by Erica Zane
Time Stands Still by Shawna Clingerman
DJB Fonts: Uncertain Tense by Darcy Baldwin {fontography}



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