This week at the ICDevotions Family Counter we are featuring Faith Sisters, a wonderful faithbooking ministry that desires to help us all leave a legacy of faith. Please be sure to visit with them!
Faith Sisters opened its faithbooking website www.faithsisters.com, “Helping You Leave A Legacy Of Faith” in September 2007. The site is designed to provide inspiration, support, and a feeling of community amongst the Christian artists that visit there. It offers weekly faithbooking challenges, tutorials, exclusive designs, an online digital shop with lots of faithbooking freebies, downloadable Scrapbooking Kits, Templates, Word Art, and more. Inspiring layouts and artwork are in the layout gallery, and many other useful services. Members can post their own layout creations in the Project Gallery and chat with other Faith Sisters in the forums.
Faith Sisters is the brainstorm of three creative women who befriended one another while working in the scrapbooking industry. Karma Holoboff, Sunny Kohler and Michelle McVaney, the co-owners of Faith Sisters, live many states from one another but they are proof that the internet can be used for good. Their goal was to create a website that would give like minded women who are followers of Christ a forum to meet and share their art and inspiration, while also introducing others to this idea of leaving a legacy of faith. “We wanted to start Faith Sisters to provide an organized, fun, and helpful website for others to learn how to leave a legacy of faith in their scrapbooks,” says Michelle McVaney, a co-owner of Faith Sisters. “We envision it as a place for all to feel welcome; a place that nurtures those new to the idea of faithbooking and scrapping while allowing the more experienced artists to inspire and shine. Faith Sisters provides all of its members with a place to feel at home, surrounded by friends, sharing something that we love.”
Karma Holoboff, the Faith Sisters administrator and co-owner, says, “We expected the site to be popular, but we were shocked to see the forum grow so quickly! The traffic numbers on the site have been higher than we could have ever imagined. Proof that Faithbooking and Leaving A Legacy of Faith is growing quickly and has been much needed in the industry!” Sunny Kohler, another Faith Sisters co-owner, adds, “As faithbooking is growing and developing within the scrapbooking industry, we see a huge potential for product lines both paper and digital. This large faithbooking market is new and untouched and deserves to have high quality products specific to this new form of art and worship.”
The art of paper scrapbooking has seen tremendous growth in the past few years. The Hobby Industry Association estimates the number of scrapbookers in the U.S. to over 62 million, 57% of U.S. households participating in scrapbooking. Digital scrapbooking is a unique alternative to the traditional craft of scrapbooking by incorporating the computer to create artwork. Faithbooking is adding your faith into your scrapbooks, documenting God’s fingerprints in your life. “TELL the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord.” (Psalm 78:4 NIV).
The team at FaithSisters.com encourages everyone to come – be inspired to Leave A Legacy Of Faith.
FaithSisters would like to offer the readers at Internet Cafe Devotions a digital faithbooking kit download for their Faithbooks, free for a limited time. Click Here to access this kit and use the code ICDAPH_13 when you check out.