Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SIWS21 - Sing Unto the Lord

This week's challenge verse for the Say It With Scripture Challenge at the Sweet 'n Sassy Connection is Isaiah 12:5, "Sing unto the LORD; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth."

I really like the positive emphasis in this verse.  It reminds us of the purpose of singing...to bring glory to the Lord because of all the wonderful things He has done for us. There are seven different verses in the Psalms where we are told to make a "joyful noise" to the Lord (Psalm 66:1; 81:1, 95:1, 95:2; 98:4; 98:6, 100:1).  This means that anyone and everyone (except maybe in some cases of extreme physical disability) can praise the Lord thru song.  You may be thinking, but I don't have a nice voice.  That doesn't matter.  Why not?  First of all, the seven verses in Psalms say we're to make a joyful "noise."  We all can make noise. And most importantly, singing isn't about us and how well we sing.  Singing is ALL about bringing glory to the Lord.  So, go ahead, sing those songs, hymns and spiritual songs that praise the Lord.  Your heart and spirit will be lightened and most importantly, the Lord will be glorified.

My husband has his undergrad degree in music and directed choirs for over 24 years.  As a result, we have lots of music around our house.  He had a some older song books that he was going to discard.  I salvaged them for my crafty projects. I used one of the pages for my background on my card.

I received several bottles of Liquid Pearls for my birthday last week.  I love this stuff!!  You'll probably be seeing a lot of it in the future.  :)

Cardstock:  Recollections (kraft, cream), SU (brown)
Patterned Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle (Hello, Fall)
Stamp:  Sweet 'n Sassy (Sing Unto the Lord)
Ink:  SU (Creamy Caramel)
Embellishments/Tools: Flower (PortaFolia), Button (Fancy Pants Designs), Ribbon (Michael's), Liquid Pearls (Bisque), DMC floss, Spellbinders Nestabilities (Circle, Lacey Circle, Petite Oval, Petite Scalloped oval), page from old hymnal

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday #213 - Sketch
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #113 - Use crimson, orange, and gold (or something similar)
Craft Your Passion #82 - Bingo card of embellishments (I used the left column - flower, button, distress)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says...Buttons


Liz, said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing at Papertake this week,

Liz x

Olena said...

So pretty card! Great job! Olena

Jenny said...

Very pretty! I love that the music looks like it came out of an old hymnal!!!

Jenny said...

Now I feel silly, because I just went and read your blog post....
***note to self: read blog post FIRST!!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful card.Love the colours and great work with the Liquid pearls.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Carissa said...

Gorgeous card. Love the music paper with this sentiment. Carissa

debby4000 said...

Oh beautiful card, love the use of the music paper and sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.


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