Thursday, February 07, 2008

Abundance Is...

Last month, during my blog browsing, I found a wonderful challenge on a few blogs that I frequent... Nancy Grant's in particular. On the 8th of each month these gals were going to post a scripture verse that had meant a lot to them the past month. They were to choose a format to display it, so at the end of the year they would have a remembrance of what the Lord had done in their lives over the past year. I was so glad to take their challenge. What a wonderful way to show you all what is truly the most important thing in my life, my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and the time that I spend in His Word.

Since I've been using the Sidetracked Home Executive Card File this year to help me stay organized, my life is currently on 3x5 cards, so that's the format that I chose. That way I can keep the cards in my box during the year and then scrapbook them at the end of the year.

This year, the "word" that I chose was satisfied. So I chose that theme for my verses as well. I used the set More Abundance from TAC, and my new Amberley Grace cardstock (also TAC) because I love its classy, vintage colors and feel. I have a feeling that cardstock pack will become a staple in my collection. At least until I find a new favorite! :)

My verse is special to me because it is so easy for me to become greedy when I browse around in the stamping world. Greedy of the new sets, new accessories, new papers, Copics, nestabilities, even other people's resumes! Sometimes I forget why I started to papercraft in the first place. To preserve my memories, to be creative and to bless others. How am I doing on the things that really matter??

Now, you may be asking why I posted today, rather than on the 8th.... This was such an important post to me that I wanted to be sure it got top billing. Because tomorrow, if all goes well, I should have the new monkeys from CC Designs to share with you!!! :) In the meantime you can check out the All That Scraps gallery to see some sneak peaks from some of the other Design Team members.

Thanks for stopping by!


First Daughter said...

I just came upon your blog and have to tell you how much I enjoy this card with scripture written in a scallop circle. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Good morning! I've been enjoying your blog for a couple of weeks now, but this post really caught my eye. Lately I've felt "greedy" in thinking about all of the new papercrafting "toys" that I would like. With 2 small boys at home, our money can certainly be put to better use.

I love the idea of a weekly project based on scripture... I don't know that I'm organized enough to do this weekly, but I think it would be a fun challenge for me. Thanks for posting this wonderful idea. After receiving 14 inches of snow yesterday, I'll stay home today with the boys...a good time to start my new project. During naptime I'll finish my Valentine's Day cards and then start on my scripture project. My Grama's favorite verse, Philippians 4:13 comes to mind "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Have a blessed day! Thanks for the inspiration!


Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful, and I love your idea of 3x5 cards to scrap at the end of the year. Fantastic!

Angel W said...

I'm so glad you joined us for the BVC. Your scripture speaks volumes to all of us I think! Wowsers. I love your 3x5 card idea too!

Taylor VanBruggen said...

Oh I'm so glad you joined the BV Challenge! And amen sistah! You hit the nail on the head for me! It's so important to reflect on what really matters and focus on those things!

Anonymous said...

What you said about being satisfied amd becoming greedy really hits home as I have been thinking about these things also lately. Thanks for sharing your verse and joing the challenge!


Lori Craig said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS!! I love that verse, and your layout is fab! I'm sorry I'm behind, but I'm so glad you are joining us on the challenge! God Bless!