Wednesday, December 4, 2013

{Rest} in the Lord

This week's focus verse at Word Art Wednesday is Psalm 37:7a, "Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him. Fret not thyself..."  Now the word "rest" is near and dear to my heart these days.  For the first time I'm working a seasonal retail job in addition to my regular job.  I really enjoy what I do, but usually come home ready to REST.  Just as we like to sink into our easy chair/sofa and just relax, we are to have the same attitude when waiting on the Lord.  Just be patient, wait on Him to act/answer and don't fret.  Patiently waiting and not fretting can be quite difficult.  But just think of yourself relaxing in your favorite spot and remember that should be our heart attitude.  Ouch!  I need to practice this more.

My project this week is a gift set.  It includes a standard A2 sized (4.25" x 5.5") birthday card, a corner bookmark and a post-it note pad.  All three use the same papers and techniques. The green floral paper was dry embossed and then inked to help bring out the embossing. I used faux stitching, a border punch and various sizes and styles of ovals to tie each item in the project together. 

The card holds the bookmark is a side fold so that the corner bookmark can be showcased inside.  I kept the bookmark embellishment free so that it can be used in a favorite book or Bible. 

The post-it note pad has the focus verse on the front.  I'm imagining this pad sitting on a desk or tucked into a purse.  The Scripture can be a frequent reminder to rest, be patient and don't fret.

Cardstock:  Bazzill (green), Recollections (cream)
Patterned Paper:  K & Company (Hannah 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps:  Card (exterior: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Feminine Birthday Greetings Digital Stamp; interior: Hero Arts - Special Birthday), Bookmark (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps - Across the Miles clear stamp set); Post-it Note Pad (WORDart by Karen - Psalms 37:7a)
Ink:  Versafine (Onyx Black), Memento (Toffee Crunch)
Tools/Embellishments:  Staedtler Fineliner pen (brown), Want2Scrap bling (Mother of Pearl), Spellbinders (Classic Ovals Large and Small, Lacey Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large and Small, Petite Ovals Small), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Victoria), Fiskars border punch (Apron Lace)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenge #48 - P is for... (patterned paper, present (it's a gift set)
Timeless Tuesday #149 - Stitch it Up (use real or faux stitching)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes

I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog, pick up your free digi and see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with to inspire you.  And in this season of hectic hustle and bustle, don't forget to REST!


Natalie said...

These are beautiful, Stephanie!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Absolutely gorgeous and I love that bookmark most of all. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge!!

Kerin said...

I love the color combo you used, and your stitching looks great! The pearls really make it pop too!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Your cards are beautiful! And I am also trying to grow in resting in the Lord as we face the challenges. Great verse to quote to myself as wI try to grow. Thank you for visiting me!

Peanut said...

A beautiful set of cards, Stephanie..and that's a lovely scripture verse. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.
xxx Sunny Summer Crafts

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful cards!

Debbie said...

Beautiful gift set!! Great reminder!
I love embossing on patterned paper!

Unknown said...

Fabulous set in great colors. Thank you for joining our challenge at Pile It On and I hope you will come back again.
Anna xxx


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