Monday, October 10, 2011

H2H Challenge–Layout with a Story

This week’s challenge has been one of my favorites so far. I love to scrapbook and this week’s challenge is to create a ‘Layout with a Story’. What a great challenge, right!?!

Well, I have a very special story to document for our future generations…my husband’s recent acceptance of Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior and his public profession by baptism!


The Studio J Kit I used is called Mischief…it’s not just for Halloween and Fall.



This story has been 43 years in the making. It was a hot summer day in August 2011. We were down at the South Concho River in Christoval, Texas attending morning worship for the  Revival at the River when God moved in Mike's heart.  I just happened to be taking pictures of the others being baptized when Mike tapped me on the shoulder and handed me everything from his pockets. I was totally caught by surprise even though it had been a prayer of mine for years. Mike jumped into the river, accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior and brother Clifton baptized Mike in the same river that hundreds before him have been baptized in. It was truly an amazing moment. We can't wait to see what God has in store for our marriage & our family now that He is at the center of it all!


The Bible verse is: ‘For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes…’ Romans 1:16

I know I should be including a story with each and every one of my scrapbook layouts, but some times it’s just easier to put the who, what, when & where. We should actually be including the 5 Ws & an H if possible…Who, What, When Where, Why & How. I am learning this technique through a Bible study I’m leading called, The New How to Study Your Bible by Kay Arthur.

Share Your Story!


The Heart 2 Heart Design Team for July – Dec 2011…

Brenda Rose, Cheryl Even, Debi Barber, Haley Dyer, Jody Gustafson, Mary Vogel (owner), Michelle Auten and Pamela O'Connor (me!).

Our October Guest Designer is…

Debra Almanza

Our October Sponsors are…

Nichole Lewno and Jena DeVries

Please be sure to create a project using mostly Close To My Heart products and then head on over to the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog and post your creation under the appropriate challenge. Your project may be one of ten chosen for the Top Ten at the end of September and you may even win a prize at the end of the month and an opportunity to be a future Guest Design Team member!

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!



  1. I love your layout...but even more, I love your story! Rejoicing with you about your husband's new life in Christ!!!!!

  2. While your layout is beautiful, the story behind the pictures is truly touching. Praise the Lord for your husband's decision to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord!

  3. Pamela,
    I love this layout, I would never have guessed it was a studio j creation....simply beautiful. Congrats to your husband also for making this wonderful decision.

  4. What a wonderful story you've captured on this layout and shared with us! Scrapbooking is truly a blessing to be able to preserve and share our stories.

  5. I am so excited for you and your family!! PTL - that your husband has come to know Jesus as HIS personal Lord and Savior! Blessings to you and your family as you go through these changes together!
    Also, I LOVE your layout - just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  6. Pamela!!!
    Rejoicing with you on this awesome news!! So excited that Mike is now part of the 'Family of God' as he accepted Him as his personal Savior!! AND your layout is terrific as always! Love ya' girl!

  7. That is SO exciting! Praise the Lord! You have a very exciting future in front of you with the Lord leading the way!


Thank you for taking the time to comment and have a blessed day! Pamela