Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Guest Blogger and a Giveaway!!

Hi Everyone! I’m Karen Hunter and I’ve been an instructor at MCC for a little over a year now. I love teaching and participating in such a fun and creative online community. You can check out all of my classes here and I’d be honored if you visited my blog, KarenScraps.

One of my first classes at MCC was Scrapbooking Your Faith and I am so excited to introduce a second installment of that class, Scrapbooking Your Faith 2, which begins on April 5th. In this class, our focus is on incorporating our faith and family values into our scrapbook layouts – whether those layouts are a part of our everyday albums or specifically faithbooking albums. Each week focuses on a different faith word and you’ll receive tons of inspiration through journaling prompts, page focus ideas, quotes, title suggestions, scripture, and even printables for your layouts. You’ll also have access to a set of page sketches made just for this class and each week I’ll walk you through my sample layout(s) and offer scrapbooking tips and techniques along the way to help you create great pages with meaningful journaling and faith elements.
I wanted to share this layout inspired by the materials in class.  I created it using a sketch, journaling prompt, and printable sentiment from class materials. The grid pattern is simple and can be recreated in endless ways. You can keep it simple like I did or really step it up with added techniques and embellishments. You’ll find my scrapbooking style is relatively simple – I get more pages done that way! I also try to keep the emphasis on my photos and journaling.


Scrapbooking Your Faith 2 is packed full of weekly prompts and ideas that offer many approaches to incorporating your faith and values into your scrapbook pages. You’ll be able to return to the handouts again and again for continued inspiration long after class is over! I hope you’ll join me in this inspirational class.


GIVEAWAY!! One lucky winner will receive a free seat to the online class “Scrapbooking Your Faith 2” which begins Friday, April 5th. How to win? Our first faith word in class will be “JOY,” so post a comment and tell us: "What brings you the greatest joy?"

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Monday, March 25th. We will post the winner on Tuesday, March 26th.  Already enrolled in class? Thanks so much! and guess what....you can still play along. Your tuition will simply be refunded if we pick someone who is already enrolled in the class.

Good luck in the giveaway ~Karen

20 comments:

  1. My grandchildren bring me great joy. Our 5th grandchild was born last Thursday 3 months early and we are so joyful he is doing so well.

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  2. I have tons of pictures of my neices and nephews in Scotland and WV and as I dont get to see them as often as I would like I am always glad and give thanks when pictures are posted or sent...

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  3. My greatest joy comes from knowing that God loves me know matter what and that all things work for good to those that loves the Lord. I have no grandchildren and will never have them. It's me and my husband and I try to delight in the Lord and in the husband He gave me and in my son despite his choices.

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  4. My greatest joy is when I can spend time with my son & daughter in law. They live 12000 miles away so as you can imagine I don't spend much time on the same continent let alone the same room

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  5. After thinking long and hard on this question, coming up with the usual, family, husband, pets, crafting, nature, I finally discovered the word I needed, LIFE. Life gives me JOY from smiles and cuddles of family to standing outside after midnight and looking at the stars that take my breathe away, taking in the mountain air and listening to the roar of the ocean. What a great planet to live on.

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  6. My greatest joy would be to see my son happy, he has a mental illness which is very hard on us as well as him. Faith I have to believe one day he will be happy.

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  7. My greatest joy every day is to watch the beautiful sunrise, to watch and hear the world come to life! It always brings a smile to know that my Heavenly Father bestows such beauty for us.

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  8. To be surrounded by family brings me great joy and peace..

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  9. Joy is that splendid gift we can give ourselves, and once experienced it just makes us crave it more and more :) After loss and heartache and then the ultimate blessing of being a mommy 4 times, I can humbly say my children are my greatest joy! From their silly questions to giggle fits and everything in between, they bring such joy to our lives and remind us that all the blessings bestowed to us are in His time :) Blessings!

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  10. It would be my kids...without them, I'd be LOST!!! Life will have no meaning even if some days are CRAZY...I wouldn't change it for millions...

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  11. I am new to your classes, but I have enjoyed the one that I have taken, and I can't wait to take more. Thank You so much.

    Bernice Gainey

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  12. My family is my greatest Joy in my life....Thanks for the chance to win..

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    1. Lucy,

      You are our winner. Please contact us at support.mcc@gmail.com so we can get you enrolled.

      Jeri Parks,
      My Creative Classroom

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  13. The older I get, it is knowing that someday I will get to be in Heaven with my Heavenly Father. He has given me my life's joy throughout the years, my husband. We have three children, eight grand children and three great grand children. I try to keep up scrap booking and card making for my large family. Only one child lives close by. So I get a lot of pictures emailed, and by snail mail. It gives me great joy to watch them grow up and see each one's accomplishment's in life. I try to keep everything documented in scrapbooks and journals. This is my Joy and Blessings in life.

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  14. My greatest job is the love my twin 14 year old granddaughters have for the Lord. They both love Him and want to spend time worshiping Him and studying His Word. I pray they continue in this manner throughout their lives.

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  15. My sweet feather babies bring me the most joy. They brighten my mood when I am down.

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  16. For me joy is sitting quietly in church and just letting the peace wash over me. My furbabies also bring me joy as they are always so happy to see me no matter what. Roseann H.

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  17. If you look closely at our new urban art collection you'll see elements of design made popular by street art.

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