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by DarleneH Designs on 21 April 2011
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I’m Darlene Haughin and I’m a wife, mother, sister, friend – but mostly I define my self as a Christian. I do so because of my beliefs and the way I try to live my life. I am in a blended family with my husband, two sons of my own, and two stepsons whom I have raised. We have had our share of ups and downs, like everyone who is part of this human experience. I’d like to share a little of what faithbooking means to me, and how I incorporate it in my pages.. I have a “faithbook” – a scrapbook I’ve created using my favorite scriptures, and pages that remind me of what I aspire to be. I find the process of creating the layouts to be cathartic and energizing, and I always have something to go back to look at as a reminder. I’d like to share a couple of pages with you.

Another way I like to incorporate my faithbooking is in my general layouts, not specifically for my faithbook. Here’s a page from my wedding album:

And another from one of my vacation albums:

Not every layout has a scripture quote, of course – but there are some. When my oldest son headed off to college, I wanted to make something for him to remind him to stay grounded. I made a matchbook album that included a few relevant scriptures on topics like trust, integrity, loneliness, strength, joy, etc. Here is a sample of what it looks like:

Susan Godfrey and I teamed up to bring a new faithbooking kit to the Studio, called On My Knees. I’m so pleased with how this kit turned out – perfect for so many types of faithbooking layouts and even a “grown-up” Easter, without all the bunnies and Easter eggs.  Here’s a sample layout I created using this On My Knees:

It means so much to me because not only was this a major event in David’s life, by my husband (David’s stepdad) was with him, and my close friend Lynn (our children’s pastor) was the one who baptized him. What a beautiful event and a special memory!

This is my family:

This photo is several years old now – the boys are much bigger! – but it’s still my favorite.

May you all find comfort, peace, and joy through faithbooking. God bless!

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1 Min 21 April 2011 at 4:15 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this, Darlene! :) I love your pages and the idea of having a scrapped “faithbook”!

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2 DarleneH Designs 21 April 2011 at 6:06 pm

Thanks, Min. <3

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3 Rebecca 21 April 2011 at 11:11 pm

Thank you for sharing and reaffirming that I do not have to have a verse on every page for it to be considered faith based scrapbooking. I had the feeling some thought I was a little nuts. :) Not every page I create has a faith bent to it, but if I find if I am truly called to scrap that moment, it usually happens that my faith or some experience that way has come through. Thanks for the kit, another one on my wishlist, and for sharing!

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4 Debbie Hawley 21 April 2011 at 11:19 pm

I love this idea and your pages are beautiful! To be able to put together an inspirational book for your kids to have as a memory is truly a wonderful gift, something they will always treasure.

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5 Debbie Hawley 21 April 2011 at 11:21 pm

These pages are beautiful – what a great idea!

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