Warning . . . I'm going to get a little sappy on you today but there's artwork involved, so stick with me!
One of my mottos in life has always been a famous line from one of my favorite movies . . . "Tomorrow is another day". I think what helps me shrug off the small stuff in life and think that tomorrow can only be better is knowing that I have faith in the Lord to take care of all my worries.
One of those big worries in life happened in January with my blood clot and that really made me take another look at life. It made me think of all things I had wished I had done or that I'd always meant to get around to but hadn't . . . 10 days laying around in bed recuperating will do that for you, LOL! I also had a lot of down time to talk with friends and to reflect upon their impact on my life.
Some of those sweet friends started a monthly venture this January to try and spread the Word of God through their artwork. You can check out their first blog posts on this venture here: Lori, Jami, Taylor, Angel. Basically, they've committed to sharing a year-long ongoing project that they will add Bible scripture to each month. It's neat to see all the project ideas they've had, so check out those links above.
I've decided to join them in this venture this year, so once a month on the 8th I'll be adding pages to a 6" photo album that I plan on giving my Mom for her birthday in November. It will include one of these scripture pages, along with a photo page of her favorite subjects -- her granddaughters! I'm starting a little late with March but hope to gradually catch up and eventually share the photo album cover I'll make. So here's my first page (if you've stuck with me this far!):
This scripture (1Peter 5:7) from Papertey Ink's new set, Everyday Blessings, really spoke to me so that's what I used for this month, along with this beautiful cross from the set. The scripture reads: "Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you".
Another sweet friend, Jody Morrow, had just sent me a beautiful birthday card with some wonderful assorted colors of Swarovski crystals in it and it was still laying on my desk. Since the dark pink crystals matched the lines on this Creative Imaginations paper (Antique Cream), I used those to embellish the cross. The beautiful swirl is from The Rummage Bin collection, Beautiful, by Cornish Heritage Farms.
More details: Black page base is Prismatic Black, Brilliance Graphite Black pigment ink, Tonic Edge Distresser, Dimensionals under Spellbinders Nestabilities Petite Classic Ovals, oval sticker frame under scripture is from the same Creative Imaginations paper pack, Stampin' Up black grosgrain ribbon, EK Success corner rounder, sewing machine & black thread.
There's a large gallery at SplitcoastStampers.com of all the participants in this monthly challenge -- If you'd like to check out all the fabulous ideas, click HERE or use keywords: BVC08 (Bible Verse Challenge '08). Please feel free to join in this venture and post your creations on Splitcoast and if you do, please leave me a comment and link to your work so I can check it out!
Have a happy weekend and I'll be back on Monday to share some new, fun projects with you!