Saturday, February 23, 2008

Shopa Bella Card

I just got my primsacolor pencils the other night at A.C. Moore. I could not wait to open them and start coloring. I had to dig through my college art supplies to find my trusted pencil sharpener. I was so excited that I was able to find it since I did not realize the pencils would not come with a sharpener. It's been a while since I have colored with pencils, but this was so much fun. I figured this card would be good for just about anytime. I hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Scripture Challenge Week 1, 2, & 3

Week 1: Faith
Here is the first week of the scripture challenge - Faith. I had so many different verses for faith that I found it difficult to narrow it down to just one verse. I thought that this scripture really showed the intensity of what faith is and what faith can do when you have it. While studying, many studies underscored the difference between faith and belief. I wanted my scripture to accentuate that as well.

Week 2: Kindness

So here is my second week of the scripture challenge .
This card has been done for a while, but I just never get around to taking pictures. Honestly, I am the worst photographer so that is probably why I put off taking the pics. For this card, I used a scripture from Psalms (my favorite section of the Bible). I am not sure if this is a scripture that people would associate with kindness, but I think that there is a strong correlation between being kind and being fair. IMO, justice is the best way to treat people with kindness.

Week 3: Beauty
Again, I found it very difficult to narrow it down to just one scripture. When I heard the word beauty, I immediately thought of Noah's Ark. Next, I thought of the creation story. I did not want to stop at that so I dug deeper into the Bible to find a verse that I was not familar with. I chose this verse because it is used during the celebration of the Jewish holiday, Sukkot. I did not remember that this verse was part of that holiday, but after studying it came to my attention that this verse is said during that holiday. My father is Jewish and as a child, my family would take part in this fun traditon. Although, I am a Christian (and always have been), the verse brought back warm memories for me. I decorated the card with my favorite tree stamp as that is one of the wonderful things that He has created for us.