It’s All in the Paper You Choose

The paper you use for any layout is important to the end result of your faith/scrapbooking. A great example is this layout I made of me and my two sisters sitting on our mom and dad’s bed.

The pictures are, of course, black and white, so subtle colors had to be used in the layout. Look closely at the wallpaper in the photo and you will see that it is almost identical to the background paper in the layout. My parent’s bedroom had wallpaper that was a lattice of roses – minus the vertical stripes in this paper. A dark paper behind the print makes it “pop” so that it isn’t just some ordinary page. I just love making a page “POP”!

Although I haven’t journaled on the layout yet, I’ve left plenty of space on the striped paper.

The second page has the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, which I somehow remember being on the wall or next to the bed.

I eventually added an embossed rose to the top right corner of the page. Of course, a scripture verse would be nice on this page too. Maybe I will use this one somewhere on the lattice:

he said to them, “my mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and do it.”  ~ Luke 8:21

This statement of Jesus would of course include sisters, not just brothers. We are all called to hear the word of God and keep it and by doing so, we will surely be blessed – for keeping God’s word is doing His will. Although my blood relationships with my sisters are important, I must remember that my relationship with God is more important.

Other verses that could be used are these:

“Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God.  Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”  And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands upon them. ~ Mark 10:14-16

“Truly, I say to you, there is no man who has left house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God,  who will not receive manifold more in this time, and in the age to come eternal life.” ~ Luke 18:29-30


About Theresa Sismilich

Beloved Daughter of the Father, Catholic writer, Artist, Poet, Advocate for Life and proud Gramma
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