Monday, December 8, 2008

December Divine Design


It's December 8th... time to post our Divine Design monthly projects :) ! Hard to believe but this is our 12th and final project for 2008. Seems like just yesterday that I got an email from Lori Craig (Make a Difference) asking if I'd like to join her & a few other girls in doing monthly scripture based projects...and now we're posting our final projects for the year. It's been a rewarding challenge and one I plan on continuing in 2009!

It's my my honor & priveldge to be a part of the Divine Design team this year! The girls on the team are truly amazing and have inspired me all year long, not only with their creativity & talent, but even more with their love for the Lord! Scripture plus stamping really is a match made in heaven :) ! Here are the links to their blogs so you can check out their December projects: Lori Craig ~ Make A Difference, Angel Wilde ~ Angelosity, Jami Sibley ~ More isMore , Taylor Van Bruggen ~ Taylored Expressions

This month I made a bookmark to tuck into my bible & take with me. I'm packing up & preparing to spend several weeks with my daughter and son-in-law as their baby is born and undergoes a series of surgeries. Baby Chloe will be born in Portland on December 17th ... I'm gonna be a grandma :) ! As I was praying and asking God for a scripture to focus on, I went back to one of my favorites (Phillipians 4:6-7), and found a new version (NLT) that I really liked! (Biblegateway.com is a great online resource). My bookmark is 3 x 6". I stamped the sweet little flowers from the OCL set, Tree-mendous onto some brand new (soon to be released) SU Valentine DP and colored them in with Copics & Spica markers. They look so pretty irl, but the sparkle & shine didn't show up in the photo...you can double click on the photo to see more detail, but the sparkle just didn't show up...you'll have to trust me on that one :) !

And...Here's a fun little project my daughter Megan made ~

Meg was diagnosed with a pituitary autoimmune disease earlier this year, so a scripture that speaks about weakness and exhaustion...she can relate to that. As she returns to college and starts classes next month, she chose this to be the scripture she'd focus on. Yep, we've had our share of challenge this year, but I bet a lot of you are dealing with struggles of your own. The reality is, struggles and challenge are a part of life. Whew, I'm just glad this scripture reminds us that those who trust in God WILL find new strength...we could use a little of that! Megan started out thinking she might frame this, but decided to laminate it instead. She has a wall of inspiration cards and quotes at her apartment...it will probably find a home there :) ! Finished size is 5 3/4 x 7 3/4" and she used the "For Peeps Sake Chick" stamp and the row of heart flowers are from the SU set, Happy Heart Day. She LOVES her Kaiser self-adhesive rhinestones...uses them on almost every project she makes :) ! And I LOVE what how used those rhinestones to make swirls...such a clever girl!!

I hope you'll play along with Divine Design this month and maybe even think about making a commitment to make monthly projects in 2009! If you upload your project to SCS, be sure to use the keywords BVC08. Thanks for stopping by :) and have a great day!

9 comments:

Angel said...

Love your bookmark. What a great verse to focus on. And Megan picked my favorite scripture and life's verse so I am especially fond of her project! Have a great week, my friend!

Jami said...

Both of these projects are wonderful! Nancy it has been an honor to serve on the team with you this year. Prayers for baby Chloe and your whole family!

Misti said...

The card that Megan made has my favorite passage! I love the song Everlasting God and the last time we sang that my daughter read this scripture right afterward! It's a powerful passage!

Tonya said...

I love both the scriptures you chose this month.

I will miss Miss Megan being around so much. But am so glad that she is headed back to to school.

Thankfully God is there no matter what! I have enjoyed all the Divine Design challenges and hope you all continue with them in 2009 too!

Hugs to you both! Enjoy your week!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are both so wonderful!! Sending hugs and prayers for baby Chloe and you all!!
hugs, Jami

Marisa said...

That verse in Philippians is one of my favorites. Lovely job on the bookmark.

Your DD has a wonderful set of verses too! I'm thankful for her desire to have God's word present in her life at university to give her strength :)

Jane Wetzel said...

Sending you many prayers!

nancy littrell said...

Now that Meg is doing so well we can focus our prayers on Katie, Ryan and baby Chloe. Take care and I will sure be thinking and praying for Chloe on the 17th and beyond. Your friend always, nancy

Lori Craig said...

This is great Nancy. I love your book mark! It will be a wonderful reminder for you, I'm trusting in that. I'll be praying for you in the coming weeks.

Megan, you are awesome to have shared this journey with us this year. I'll look forward to your designs in 2009 - I love how stamping brings us together with people we know we love and care for - even though we might have never met. :) I'll be praying for you, for strength and renewal.

Praying for the Morgans and for Chloe! Much love, Lori