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Helmar & Authentique - Believe

I was not sure what to expect yesterday when I went to visit my friend. I was shocked when I saw her on the news with her damaged home from the flood last week. I had been trying to get in touch with her but there was no answer when I called her and we were asked to stay away from flood areas so that emergency vehicles could get through and repair damaged bridges. I wasn't ready to see a gutted house.

My friend could be asking "Why?" But she wasn't. She was even trying to get her kids back to some sort of schedule since their home school curriculum was lost. She said to me, "We have to move forward." While her husband and a team stripped the home down to the bare minimum, she was making a home at the camp her husband helps run.

She told me that there was every news station in her home the day before. Was she telling her sob story? No. She told me that she witnessed to each one of them while the cameras were rolling. "There are so many other people who are needing more help than us... God protected us, got us out, and we are safe." This coming from a woman who doesn't know what can be salvaged from her home. This is faith.

I have always admired my friend's strength in times of trouble. More so now than ever.

This layout was created for Helmar & Authentique Week last week. Isn't it important to "enjoy the moment" no matter our circumstance?


The layout is a take on Helmar's January sketch by Lydell Quin. I wanted to use Authentique's Gathering line and was inspired to keep to the square and rectangle shapes of the icons.  I kept everything really tight mimicking the sketch's circle design.


After throwing some paint on the background page, I started layers my pieces. I always use Helmar's Quickfix Adhesive Runner for my first layer, which in this case, was my photograph and three pieces of pattern paper.


Then, I began to use Zapdots double sided adhesive circles and squares on the borders and icons. I continued to layer the quote and sub-title with Scrapdots.


Use Scrapdots as your last layer so that you can leave it alone to dry all the way. The larger the dot of this liquid adhesive the higher the layer! (I love this product!)



Create Well: Have faith, no matter what the circumstance.

1 comment

  1. your friend is awesome...
    what faith ad determination to have normalcy (sp) for her kiddos... God will most certainly bless her!

    great layout too!

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