One of my favorite blogs is 'Triple the Scraps'. Patter Cross has such a unique style and is also a great bible teacher. She was also recently chosen to be a designer for Creative Memories. So You might want to pop on over to her blog and congratulate her. Anyhow, once a week on her blog, she hosts a 'Scripture Challenge'. She picks a theme and verse out of the bible, gives a very good lesson on that verse, and then challenges you to make a card. Last weeks theme was 'Fear'. A very appropriate theme considering whats going on in our economy right now. The verse was Isaiah 43:5 "Do not be afraid, for I am with you". When I thought about this theme and how to put a card together, I remembered when I was younger and didn't know Jesus what I would do everytime I was afraid of something : I would sing the song that the cowardly lion in the broadway musical from 'The Wiz' sang. I know it sounds silly, but for some reason that song always gave me courage. The lyric that gave me courage was this 'I'm standing strong and tall, I'm the bravest one of all'. Now that I'm older, wiser, and a born-again believer, I don't need to sing Broadway songs to give me courage, I just need to remember scripture and draw my strenth from God's word.
So when creating this card, I chose this Lion Image from 'Mindy's Zoo' because it not only reminded me of the cowardly lion from 'The Wiz', but also the lion that represented Jesus in "The Chronicles of Narnia." The sentiment on the inside of the card reads: "Whatever happens, God is there to keep you safe within his care." The sentiment is from the retired Stampin Up! Set 'Brighter Tomorrow.' I used 'Ruby Red', 'Not Quite Navy' , and 'Summer Sun' cardstock, also from Stampin Up!. The card front sentiment I created using my Image Tree Alphabet Stamps. I ran the 'Summer Sun' panel thru my cuttlebug using the 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder. The designer paper is from Michaels. I colored the image with copic markers, then added prima flowers, brads, and dew drops.
If you'd like to play along on the next Scripture Challenge, the theme this week is "Name" and the verse is: Psalm 99:3 "Let them praise your great and awesome name". You can find Patter's blog here:http://triplethescraps.blogspot.com/
Have a great day!