Wednesday, January 9, 2008

BV Challenge #1

I am so excited to share today's project with you! This all started with an email from Lori Craig asking if I might be interested in participating in a year-long, monthly Bible Verse Challenge (aka Divine Design on SCS) that would combine scripture with stamping. What an AWESOME idea! So here we are...it's time to post our very first projects! I'll explain the details of the challenge in a minute, but first, I want to introduce you to the other "Scripture Chicks" (that was Angel's idea)! These ladies need no introduction, you already know them & their amazing work, so be sure to hop over to their blogs and check out their BVC projects~

Lori Craig ~ Make A Difference


Angel Wilde ~ Angelosity


Jami Sibley ~ More is More


Taylor Van Bruggen ~ Taylored Expressions


So...the details for the challenge are really simple. You just pick a Bible verse that is special to you and put it on a card, bookmark, scrapbook page, trading card...pretty much whatever works for you. I used my computer to print these scriptures onto cardstock, because I didn't have stamps for these verses.The 5 of us will be posting our projects on the 8th of each month during 2008 (I know today's the 10th...but from now on, it will be the 8th). I've decided to simply make a card each month which will be displayed in a prominent spot, so I can see it, and memorize the scripture during the month. I'll share my method of displaying with you next month (I've ordered something that I think is going to be really cool...but it hasn't arrived quite yet). At the end of the month, the card will go into a special box. At the end of the year, I will have 12 cards completed. I'm not sure yet if I'll keep them or give them away as gifts....I'm still deciding. A couple of the ones that are extra special to me might even get framed and used as wall art! My daughter, Megan, asked if I would make her a bookmark each month, using a scripture she's chosen. She a grown up college kid who loves bright colors, flowers and I know she especially LOVES this SU Unfrogettable frog...so I used all her favorite things along with her scripture on this bookmark~


If you want to play along, just make your project and upload it to the SCS gallery using the keywords: BVC08. It will be really fun to look through the gallery and see everyone's projects!! AND leave me a comment, linking me to your project...I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at youcanstamp@hotmail.com . By the way, a great resource I use is biblegateway.com...to look up verses, reference different versions, find keywords...really great site!

One of my New Years resolutions was to make time each morning, before anything else, to read my bible & pray. Something I try to do on a daily basis, but when life gets busy, it somehow gets pushed a little further down the priority list. As I'm reading, I'll be choosing a scripture for each month that is extra special to me and that's the one I'll use on my BVC project. This month, I've chosen a verse from Psalms 119:34-37...it's one of my favorites and it is truly the prayer of my heart. I also wanted to mention that the layout for my card was from Jen's (iheart2stamp) sketch challenge. Great layout...love it, thanks Jen!

Supplies for my card~ Stamps: none...the verse was printed from my computer Paper: Old Olive, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla, Bali Breeze DP Ink: computer..plus some sponging with Old Olive Accessories: Ticket corner punch, SU retired satin choc ribbon & non-su Olive ribbon, Pewter brads, CB embossing, Hodgepodge hardware

Supplies for Meg's bookmark~

Stamps: Unfrogettable, Wild about you, Background basics Paper: Pink Passion, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Whisper White Ink: Computer for verse, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Black Stazon Accessories: SU & Copic Markers, Sakura clear stardust & glaze pens, self-adhesive rhinestones by Kaiserscrapbook, Corner rounder punch (retired), non-SU ribbon


This IS the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it!

23 comments:

Angel Wilde said...

I LOVE both of your projects. I can't wait to see how you'll display your card!!

Lori Craig said...

{{{Nancy}}} I {heart} you. It was your sweet encouragement when we met in Portland that really stirred the pot on this. I am so glad you are going to keep me on the straight and narrow this year. I am really, really looking forward to it. Your projects are beautiful, and I love your idea to display them prominently in your home. Blessings, friend.

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! What a GREAT idea ... blessings to all of the ladies coordinating this challenge! Your card and bookmark -- top notch, as always, Nancy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and bookmark. I love your challenge as well. I've never partcipated in a challenge, but this is one I may try! Thanks for the inspiration. I love your work.
God Bless,
Krystal in CA

Anonymous said...

Oh Nancy - that verse is beauftiful! It's so exciting to read what verses everyone has chosen. And your project is beautiful too. I love the additional bookmark too - I waa telling Lori that I didn't know how to use cute whimsical stamps with verses but you have shown me how!

-Jami

Marisa said...

You go girl!! What a great way to use two things that you love. I was sad as I don't have any scripture stamps, but then you said you just printed your verse off the printer - haven't had my coffee yet, can you tell?? Great idea. Hope to be able to play once in a while. Blessings to you for doing this and inspiring others to do the same.

Tonya said...

Nancy, I was curious, you piqued my interest when you said there was a new challenge coming that incorporated scripture. I love this.....So beautiful, as all your projects turn out to be! I will include this in my New Year's goal of using all my creative tools to produce things rather than store them away! Thank you!!

Patti Gingrich said...

Beautiful projects! This is my first time visiting your blog...I look forward to returning. Blessings~ Patti

Kim said...

Right On! Awesome Challenge from you and the rest of the Chicks! I may have to hop in and play! Love You!

PS in case I haven't told you Jess and Brian are engaged!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Really wonderful! A wonderful reminder.

Debra

Heidi said...

This is beautiful and I quickly bookmarked it and went to Taylor's page and bookmarked hers and now will have to check out the rest. I wish I could committ to this b/c this is an awesome display of faith. I love it. Heidi

Heidi said...

Hey it is Heidi and I did it, I made one tonight and will post on my blog and on SCS if I get time, otherwise tomorrow. Thanks for giving me this challenge. I love it. Heidi
http://heidishappystamping.blogspot.com/

Sandra Smart said...

omgosh, What a great challenge! I am definatly going to participate! I love making scripture cards. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card and for the inspiration!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I love your challenge idea and want to play along too! I just discovered your blog from the other Scripture Chicks and I love it!

chat said...

what great projects !!!!
very cool undertaking, nancy !!!!!!
tfs, chat

Sharon in NE said...

Yes!!! Here, I had just resolved that I needed to take a break from blog surfing, only to discover the Bible verse challenge. I am so thrilled to see this "divine design" project. (love that name, btw) Now I have signed up for MORE blog subscriptions. (I wouldn't want to miss any!) Yes, I discovered Biblegateway.com via Beth Moore's studies. Its like seeing the world through clearer glasses, isn't it?
Can't wait to see more of your projects! This one is great!

Holly said...

I love both your projects...I love this idea...I love that the four of you conspired with Lori to bring us this inspiration...I think what I love most is your college age daughter asking you to make her the monthly book marks. I pray that my children are interested when they are that old, though I sometimes despair that they won't :o(
thanks for bringing us something so inspirational!!
hugs,
Holly

jeannen2 said...

I love the idea of the Bible verse challenge -- I will try to play along too! In the meantime, I especially love the frog bookmark that you did for your daughter, but your card is so beautiful and elegant too! Maybe you can make a frame that will fit cards that you make each month -- you can switch the framed images each month! Jeanne

Jan Hunnicutt said...

...several days later... Here's a link to my project for your challenge!
http://jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/
Thanks =)

nancy littrell said...

As always Nancy, your cards and bookmarks are so inspiring. TFS

Silke said...

I really like the frog and the bright colors are way to cute!!!

Toni said...

Nancy, both of your scripture projects are stunning! I have not yet participated in a Challenge, but this one caught my eye...what better than God's Word. Your gift has really made God smile. Be blessed!

suezie said...

I have just found your site and more importantly your 'bible verse challenge'. Thanks so much for sharing (and encouraging) your beautiful 'faith' crafts. I have been trying to craft my 'faith' for the past couple of years and became a stamper a year ago - a Papertrey convert!
How precious are the bookmarks to your daughter - she sounds lovely.
I run a craft group at my local church (Bury St Edmunds, UK)and I might try adding a challenge like this to next years programme.