Thursday, August 7, 2008

Divine Design BVC August

It's the 8th of the month....that means it's time to post our Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge projects. I selected a scripture from Hebrews 12:2(a), "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him, endured the cross...". I especially love those first few words, Let us fix our eyes on Jesus. When I'm going through a tough time, I have a tendency to fixate on the problem, but this scripture reminds me of the importance of fixing my eyes on Jesus. Not taking a quick look in His direction, but chosing to make him the center of my focused attention. I'm reminded of how Peter was able to walk on water, as long as he kept his eyes fixed on Jesus. When he turned his attention to the waves, his fear and the storm, he began to sink (Matthew 14:22-32). This month, with God's help, as I meditate on and memorize this precious scripture, I hope to become better at fixing my eyes on Jesus!
The other Scripture Chicks are posting their projects today are those links so you can check out some AMAZING project from some AMAZING girls:
Lori Craig ~ Make A Difference, Angel Wilde ~ Angelosity, Jami Sibley ~ More isMore , Taylor Van Bruggen ~ Taylored Expression
My divine design card was made with images from 2 of my favorite new stamp sets, Cross of Christ (ODBD), and Pretty Peony (SU). I stamped a frame of Riding Hood Red flowers and Kiwi Kiss leaves around the scripture using the two-step stamping technique. I created the scalloped frame by cutting 4 strips of vanilla cardstock, punching them with the new SU Scallop Edge punch, then adhering them behind the black layer.
While I was playing around with the Pretty Peony set, I also made a couple simple 3" enclosure cards. I painted a thin coat of Crystal Effects onto the petals to make them look shiny ~

I added some touches of Dazzling Diamonds to this one ~Each month I make a Divine Design bookmark for my daughter Megan, along with my card. Usually I post them both on the 8th, but this month, I'll be posting that bookmark at little later...probably next week. If you'd like to join us for the Divine Design challenge, it's easy and all the details are right HERE! And if you upload your projects to the SCS gallery, be sure to use the keyword BVC08.

My daughter Katie's ultrasound was yesterday and I got my first glimpse at her precious little baby GIRL : ) !!! She's gorgeous, even in black & white !!!

Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your day : ) !

Supplies for the first card (finished size 5 1/4" square): Stamps: Cross of Christ (ODBD), Pretty Peony Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Pirouette Pink, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DP Ink: Brilliance Graphite(EP) Tools/Accessories: Scallop edge punch, Spica Clear Glitter pen, Stamp-a-majig, sheer vanilla ribbon, Dimensionals

Supplies for the second card (finished size 3" square): Stamps: Pretty Peony (SU), All Holidays (SU) Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White Ink: Stazon Black, Riding Hood Red, Pirouette Pink, Kiwi Kiss Tools/Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Small oval punch, Paper piercing tool, Black gingham ribbon, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals

Supplies for the third card (finished size 3" square): Stamps: Pretty Peony (SU), All Holidays (SU) Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Piroutte Pink Tools/Accessories: Small oval punch, Sponge daubers, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen, Dimensionals


Lori Craig said...

Oh how stunningly gorgeous! Love the colors and the flowers...BEAUTIFUL! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend, Nancy! Hugs!!

Joy said...

WOW! WOW! Nancy, your creations are GORGEOUS!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Nancy - THAT'S what Pretty Peony was meant to look like - AMAZING - WOW! Gorgeous! And that verse is a wonderful reminder - especially in relation to the story of Peter walking on water - thanks for that!


Tiffany said...

I love the bible verse on that card. Beautiful!

God bless.

Lisa_in_AR said...

This card is just gorgeous! Nice job.

Emily said...

Wow Nancy! These cards are just stunning! I've never cared for that set, but I love what you've done with it! Beautiful cards! TFS! =)

Jenn in GA said...

oh my! love the verse--it's one of my favorite reminders too--and love the peonies! simply gorgeous!

dini said...

Love how you framed the verse with the flowers...beautiful! I got to play this month, finally - here is my card:

Blessings, Dina
@ mamadinis

Nancy Riley said...

Nancy, these cards are as beautiful as the bible verse you've chosen! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Congrats, Grandma! How exciting to be expecting a grandDAUGHTER!!!

Kelley Holland said...

Nancy, this is so darn pretty! Those peonies are gorgeous!

A baby precious!! That is so cool. I look forward to when I will experience all that. (Hopefully not for awhile though!!)

Pauline said...

Very beautiful cards, Nancy. I've just been refreshed by the scripture verse. I'm sure if you send it to someone, it will have the same effect :o)
God bless you.

Angel W said...

This is lovely, Nancy! And one of my favorite scriptures too!
Congrats on your news too! YOU were right! :-)

Anonymous said...

Nancy, this is truly beautiful!! I so look forward to the 8th and the BVC. The scripture you picked is wonderful and you are right, a blessed reminder.

Tracy said...

Beautiful! I love the color combos, thank you for sharing..
I love the verse, I needed to hear that as today has been a stressful day.
Thank you,

Tonya said...'ve done a wonderful job showcasing this stamp set. WOW!!!

The scripture you chose was wonderful as well as the font too.....LOVE IT!!! The two smaller cards turned out just as wonderful nad the scallops are a precious touch!!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Nancy, your bible verse card is just gorgeous!!! That scripture is such a great one, reminding us how we need to live each day, keeping our eyes on Jesus! He has surely gifted you with creativity! All these cards are beautiful! Thanks for being an inspiration!! Blessings!

silke said...

Nancy - WOW - your cards are gorgeous!!! Love this set and the colors you have chosen!!!

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

So very beautiful! I love each of them, Nancy! The colors are wonderful and the flowers are so lovely!

Have a wonderful day!

Mary Fish said...

Hi Nancy: Your peony cards are the prettiest I have seen with the set. I have essentially shelved this set after having tried it only a few times. Thanks for inspiring me to dust it off and give it new life! Mary

nancy littrell said...

I got to see all 3 of these cards IRL.....they are even more gorgeous IRL :-) TFS Nance and Congrats on being the Granny to a beautiful baby girl in the near future :-)