PRAY

December 11th, 2008

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Here’s  the final piece of the Bible Verse Gift Set I made for my friend Ruth’s birthday.  This wooden plaque was given to me by friend TexasJodyLynn when she was visiting California with family a year or so ago.  She picked it up at Hobby Lobby (which we don’t have here in CA.)  I thought it was such a sweet gift and I knew it would be so fun to decorate.  I decided to pay it forward by by making it for a gift rather than keeping it for myself.  If you want a slightly larger view you can click on this thumbnail.  pray-plaque-jami-08-large.jpg  I used Plaid Royal Coat adhesive to attach the Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie dp to the wood letters.  Then I inked all the edges with Versamagic Jumbo Java ink. Then I just added some ribbon, a chipboard heart (cut with my Cuttlebug), some fun rhinestones (Zva Creative in pink and KaiserCraft flower), plus some Zva Creative felt flowers. (Zva Creative from TE and KaiserCraft from eP)

Here’s the entire set of 12 verse journaling cards, clippie holder, tin and plaque. Click the thumbnail to see it larger. bible-verse-set-ruth-bday-08-medium.jpg  If you’d like to see and read about the individual projects you can click on *Divine Design* just under the title of this post and it should take you to a listing of all the individual entries.  Thanks for sharing in this with me throughout the year.

Ruth’s birthday was yesterday and even though the set was finished a few days ago, I have yet to get it in the mail.  I’m off to work today, but I will definitley get it out tomorrow.  I still need to show you the birthday card I made for her.  I’ll try to get that up over the weekend.

This has been a wonderful challenge to participate in this year.  Be sure to subscribe to this thread on SCS so you’ll get updates on the 2009 version of the challenge and please come play along!

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My 12th and final verse for the Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge is

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.

2 Peter 1:3

And I finally got the mini lunch tin (by Provo Craft purchased at eP) decorated and ready to hold all the verse journaling cards.

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Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie paper was adhered to the tin with Plaid brand Royal Coat (like Mod Podge, but I like this better.)  Then some twill and ribbon and some of the felt flowers from Zva Creative (available at Taylored Expressions) – super simple.

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Ther verse was printed on vellum and layered over the dp.  I had punched a Saffron oval with a Marvy punch and adhered it to the dp so the verse would be positioned right on top of it to make it more readable.  The flowers are just cardstock punched with an SU flower punch.

 

I have one more element of this project that I plan to share tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by!

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More Divine Design

December 9th, 2008

bvc-in-clippie-jami-08-custom-2.jpgI’ve worked on my Divine Design Bible verse project all year with the intention of giving it to a friend for her birthday this December.  The verse I posted yesterday was only #10 for me since I missed one month and one month I veered off and made another verse project for a special gift.  So I have two more journaling cards to share – one of them today and the last one tomorrow.

Today’s verse is Romans 8:18 which Lori shared with me when I put the call out to some sisters in Christ for verses to put into the little tin I was making for Laurie (click here to see that project).

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

This short little verse is so incredibly deep.  It just really hit me as soon as Lori gave it to me. Paul most certainly suffered – physical ailment, imprisonment and more and yet he was able to focus on the big picture throughout all of it.  It’s so easy to get caught up in even the smallest forms of sufferings in this life and it seems I rarely focus on that wonderful big picture of glory and eternity in my daily life.  What an incredible verse this is – certainly one to be memorized!

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The card has a So Saffrom base with a layer of Rose Red, layer of Old Olive and then a piece of dp from the Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie collection.  The verse was printed on vellum and then I added an SU rub on and attached the vellum with the Rose Red brads.  As always I added a punched tab and coordinating ribbon.

 

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 As part of this gift set I wanted to decorate a binder clip to display the chosen verse of the month.  I simply covered the base of the clip with some dp using Tombow Multi which works great on the metal surface.  The *joy* is SU and is punched out with the SU large oval.  The felt flowers are by Zva Creative and available at TE.  You’ll see more of them on the projects pieces I’ll share tomorrow and Thursday.  I love them and I’m going to need to get more! (oh I just checked TE and looks like Taylor only has one type of these flowers in stock at the moment, but I’m pretty sure she’ll be getting more in soon.  I think there should be at least 4 or more different choices.)  I used a So Saffron brad in the middle of the flowers to attach them to two punched circles.  The circles were then attached to the clip with a pop-up glue dot.  Some Sage Shadow grosgrain ribbon finishes it off.  I generally prefer to use a wide ribbon at the top of these clips but I just didn’t have one in a coordinating color.  These clips do need a tight bow tied at the top to keep the clip closed tight enough to hold a card, or photo or recipe or whatever.

I first saw the binder clip idea on SCS and I just love it.  It makes a great little gift or party favor.  It’s also nice as a place card holder for a special meal.

 

I’ll be back in a bit with another post full of fun news and announcements.  :)

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December Divine Design

December 8th, 2008

I can hardly believe we’ve completed a whole year of Divine Design Challenges.  A huge thank you to Lori Craig for following the Lord’s leading to get us started on this year of challenges to focus on God’s word.  Since this is the last challenge for the year, I’ll be sharing more about my completed project over the next few days – so be sure to check back. I have a couple more verses to catch up and the tin for them all to be kept in, plus a couple of other pieces you might enjoy seeing.

Here is my journaling card for December featuring Galatians 6:9-10 which was part of our Pastor’s message in service yesterday.

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Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

This verse seemed particularly appropriate during this busy season when we are supposed to be focusing on the birth of Jesus and on giving, but when it’s so easy to be overwhelmed and weary of doing good amongst all the busy-ness.  This was part of Pastor Jeff’s message yesterday in Galatians about how we reap what we sow which can be either negative or positive.  Read Galatians 6:7-10 for a fuller picture. (You can click here to go to Bible Gateway if you don’t have a Bible handy.)

And now card deets – it’s really simple – text computer printed on vellum as usual.  Card base and tab are Prism cardstock and dp is Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie (you’ll be seeing more of that dp as I share the rest of the project this week). I took a piece of SU Sage Shadow cardstock and ran it through the CuttleBug and folded it over as a spine on the card.  The end of the vellum was punches with the scallop border punch and sponged with Sage Shadow ink.  The pink rhinestones are Zva Creative from TE – they are such nice quality – super sparkly and self-adhesive.

The Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge will be continuing on SCS in 2009, so whether or not you joined us this year I hope you’ll jump into the Challenge in January.  I’m not certain who will be *leading* it, but more details to come on that soon.  This year the idea was to choose an on-going project to add to each month.  I chose a mini lunch tin.  Other projects included 6×6 scrapbooks, hanging stands, coiled books, file boxes, etc.  These sets make a great gift at the end of the year, so I’d suggest you make doubles of everything as you go so you’ll end up with one for yourself and one to give as a gift.  You can see all the entries in the SCS gallery by clicking here.

Now let’s go see what the rest of the original Scripture Chicks have created for our last verse of the year:

Lori

Nancy

Angel

Taylor.

 

I have been so blessed to be part of the team this year to bring this challenge to you.  Being able to use stamping as a tool to study and proclaim God’s word has been awesome!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great week!

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Divine Design for November

November 8th, 2008

I’m very late in posting today.  We attended a beautiful and very touching wedding today – honestly one of the most beautiful weddings I have ever been to.  I thought it was going to be a quick cake and punch affair, but it turned out to include a lovely dinner so we were there much longer than I expected.   One of the best parts was how many old friends we had an opportunitly to catch up with.  I had hoped to share a couple of photos tonight, but we’re having a problem with the card that was in the camera.  Darn it – I took some nice photos.

Today is the 8th so it’s time for Divine Design.  This month I strayed from my regular pattern of adding a journaling card to my tin.  I had another scripture project that took precedence.  My fellow Bakers Dozen Team member Laurie Schmidlin and her husband had to travel far from home due to their daughter Ali’s illness.  (There’s a thread on SCS with updates here.)  Thankfully they’ve been able to go back home for some time now, but as I was remembering times I have spent long hours in the hospital with family members I was inspired to make a little scripture tin for Laurie.

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It’s a little Provo Craft band-aide tin very simply decorated and filled with about 20 verses of encouragement.  Making this tin was a real blessing to me as I e-mailed several wonderful Christian women and asked them to contribute a verse or two they thought would be appropriate for the situation.  I was amazed as the e-mails poured in filled with so many different verses and almost no duplicates.  I’ll list the verses at the end of this post.  If you are in need of some encouragement or comfort you’ll want to read through these verses and rejoice in our God!

 

A special thank you to all of the ladies who responded to my plea and who not only contributed verses but also have been in prayer for Ali.

 

Along with the little tin of verses I made up a tin of very simple essentials like a note pad, Purrell, lotion, mints, etc.  All just basic stuff I thought Laurie might find useful to have in her purse while at the hospital or traveling.

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Please continue to pray for Ali as they are in a period of waiting right now before they can continue on with further testing or treatment.

 

Last night was my Christmas Projects class and we all had a blast – at least I hope everyone had a blast. 😉  I’ll share pics of all those projects in the next few days.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you’re having a teriffic weekend!

 

Jami

 

 


18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.Romans 8:18

3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort

2 Corinthians 1:3

6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

The LORD is my rock, my
fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 18:2

Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall.

Psalm 55:22

My comfort in my suffering is this:
Your promise preserves my life.

Psalm 119:50

Shout for joy, O heavens;
rejoice, O earth;
burst into song, O mountains!
For the LORD comforts His
people
and will have compassion on his afflicted ones
.

Isaiah 49:13

29 He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:29-31

He tends his flock like a
shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young

Isaiah 40:11

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my

righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Hebrews 4:16

6Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

1 Peter 1:6-9

5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

James 1:12

I cry out to God Most High,
to God, who fulfills {his purpose} for me.

Psalm 57:2 

 

October Divine Design

October 8th, 2008

It’s the 8th and time for another Divine Design.  Please join us in this Challenge – you can read all the details by clicking here.  You can upload your creation any time during the month.

I’m starting a new Bible Study today with a small group of women from church.  The memory verse for this week is 2 Corinthians 5:17, so I had planned to use that for my DD journaling card today, but as I continued reading in the chapter I was struck by 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 and decided to use that instead.

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20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 

We had an interview with two of the church Elders this past weekend as a step toward church membership and part of the conversation that struck me then and also was reiterated in Pastor Jeff’s Sunday sermon was what salvation really means.  Reconciliation to God through Jesus alone – that nothing I could  do could earn me that reconciliation, it’s only Jesus taking on my sin and dying on the cross to allow me to become righteous.  It’s certainly nothing new to me, but as much as I hate to admit it  I do sometimes take that incredible scarifice for granted in day to day life.   And then also that we are Ambassadors…to implore others to be reconciled as well…to accept the incredible free gift of salvation and reconciliation.

 

Card details – as always my journaling card is 5″ x 3 3/8″.  The base this time is white and I stamped Bella Toile background in celery ink.  The verse is printed on vellum and then layed over the white base.  Layered on top is celery cardstock with a frame cut and embossed with a rectangle nestability.  The celery frame is decorated with Chateu Bella rub-ons and a some Adorn-it pearls.

 

And now it’s time to pay a visit to the blogs of the other Scripture Chicks Lori Craig, Angel Wilde, Nancy Morgan, and Taylor VanBruggen.  You’ll also want to check out Denise’s fun post today on the SASI blog!

Thanks for stopping by.

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Divine Design for September

September 8th, 2008

It’s the 8th and time for Divine Design.  We’d love to have you join us in this monthly challenge and you can get all the details by clicking here.  You are welcome to jump in any time even if you can’t catch up on the past months.  When uploading to SCS please use keyword BVC08.

It was a crazy week last week and I didn’t get my journaling card completed early as I had planned, so when I sat down to work on it today I decided to keep it simple.  Of course now I feel like it’s just not quite finished – LOL!  But it’s the verse I want to showcase, so that’s fine – EXCEPT – after I was all done and just waiting for the Petal Pink Liquid Pearls to dry I realized I had forgotten to type in the verse reference.  D’oh!  No wonder it looked so unfinished!

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Romans 8:38 has been a long time favorite verse so when Pastor Jeff mentioned during his sermon this morning on Galatians I jotted down the reference knowing I had the verse for my project today.

 

38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
39nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

To know that nothing can separate me from Christ’s love is a wonderful comfort and source of strength.  And I think it’s an important verse to have memorized.

My Blush Blossom base is 5″ x 3 3/8″ to fit into a small tin (yet to be decorated).  I stamped an image from Garden Silouettes in Riding Hood Red ink and then covered with the verse printed on vellum.  That was then covered with the RHR frame (cut with a craft knife and ruler) which was stamped with the same image but this time in black.  Liquid Pearls (Petal Pink) were used for a simple embellishment and as always ribbon was added to a tab at the top.  To see my Divine Designs for previous months you can click here

And now it’s time to see what the other Scripture Chicks have created this month.

Lori

Taylor

Angel

Nancy

Thanks for stopping by.

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