Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SIWS32 - Nehemiah 8:10

This week's focus verse for the Say It With Scripture Challenge at The Sweet 'n Sassy Connection is one of those verses that is easy to memorize but harder to put into practice.   Nehemiah 8:10, "The joy of the Lord is your strength."

Have you ever been around someone who is going thru a difficult time and yet they still have a joyful attitude?   They are practicing this week's verse.  However, more often, we allow our circumstances to get us down  and we forget that our joy come from the Lord.  I'm as guilty of this as the next person.  It's a struggle to "live above our circumstances" as my husband calls it. Our joy doesn't come from things or circumstances or good comes from the Lord and His goodness.  Instead of meditating on this, we keep looking at the negative things in our lives and don't look at all that the Lord is doing and has done for us.  I want to work this week on changing my focus and allowing the joy of the Lord to shape my attitude.  Care to join me?

I made a new type of pocket card for me this week.  It's an easy design and I found the tutorial for it at StampTV's Mix-it-Up Monday Challenge for this week.  I did alter their sketch to make my finished card 5" wide by 5.5" high. 

I colored the hummingbird and flower with copics and then inked the background of my diecut.  A lacey circle mat, some pearls and a bow finished off the image panel.

I put the Scripture verse on the top of the pull-out panel and anchored each end with a brad.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Recollections (red)
Pattered Paper: BG Picadilly
Stamps:  Sweet 'n Sassy (Hummingbird digi set)
Ink:  SU (Bliss Blue)
Embellishments/Tools:  Copics, Ribbon (Wright's), Pearls (Recollections), Brads (MM), Spellbinders (Circles large, Lacey Circles), Cuttlebug EF (Swiss Dots), SU Stampin' Writer

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #86 - Die Cuts (Spellbinders Circle and Lacey Circle)
Stamp TV's Mix-It-Up Monday - Pocket/Envelope Card
Word Art Wednesday #12 - Use Scripture
BasicGrey Challenge #61 - Favorite Things + BasicGrey product (my favorites on this card are my spellbinders, pearls, and the fancy fold + I used Picadilly papers)

I hope you'll join us this week on our Say it With Scripture Challenge.  Don't forget to stop by and get your free digi.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please come back soon.


Sandy said...

This is so beautiful Steph! I love hummingbirds and paired with the Scripture, it makes a wonderful card. I love the pearl dots, ribbon and cheerful colors!

Archana Joshi said...

Sweet image on circle diecut. Love the card. Thanks for joining us at sentimental sundays.

Karen Letchworth said...

Another great verse, and another beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday. We are blessed by your work as you share your love for the Word of God through your art.

Becky said...

What a beautiful image and beautiful card. Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card. I love the coloring of the bird, so pretty.
Thank you for sharing again with us this week your art at my Word Art Wednesday challenge.

Have a great day!

Tameko said...

Beautiful card. Perfect image and sentiment. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge this week.

krcmasterpiece said...

I haven't seen this technique before. I really like it! A great way to do something special. Thanks for playing with us @ WAW

Dad24treasures said...

What a cool card! So unique -- and beautiful!

Thanks for participating in WAW :)


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