Feb 07 2008

Bible Verse Challenge

Published by at 3 06 am under Bible Verse Challenge

A while back I got an email from Jami inviting me to play in a Bible Verse Challenge she and several friends were doing — it sounded like such a great idea!!! It was high on my *to do * list, but I never actually got anything started on it until tonight. The idea wasthat of Lori Craig in an effort to help memorize scripture, and this is the link to the challenge in the challenge forum at SCS. You can read all the details there, but the idea was to create a card or note or somethingwith a Bible Verse on it, and to do one a month for the remainder of the year. Anyone is welcome toplay along, just check out the link above. Anyway, this is my firstone and I do plan to make a file box to keep these all in as I continue to make more. Here’s my first:


This is like an index card, it does not open, and I plan to make a box for all these index cards I plan to make. The blue card base is 6 x 4, and I’ve rounded all top corners. The DP used is all from the Periphery pack by Basic Grey — just love that stuff!!!

The Bible Verse I chose is Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. I thoughtthis would be an appropriate verse to begin with seeing as it has been in my signature line at SCS right from the beginning. I find this verse so simply refreshing and rejuvenating. Yes, this IS the day the Lord has made and given to us — he gives us each and every day — and for that we should be thankul, rejoice and be glad! What a beautiful thought to have each morning as we arise — and I wanted to use this pretty Periphery sheet with the bird on the branch to signify the morning with all the birds chirping.

I did this in what I call sort of a *Clean Shabby* style. I used Tim Holtz Distressing Inks to shabby up my edges of the DP, along with a distressing tool on the edges of the sentiment piece (which was printed on the computer); however, I kept a clean and somewhat fresh look by keeping my sentiment panel pure, clean white (by Paper Trey) and by keeping my base card a fresh and clean blue. My blue taffeta bow is clean and fresh, too. All stamped images are from a favorite set of mine, Flourished Elements by Flourishes, and they also carry the Periphery paper used. I absolutely love working with these gorgeous papers that have such lovely images on them — it’s fun trying to get the printed image to work for you with your design.

  • Stamps: Flourished Elements by Flourishes
  • Paper: SU: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip. Paper Trey White. Periphery DP by Basic Grey.
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
  • Accessories: Taffeta Ribbon; Copper Hodgepodge Hardware and other unknown, Distressing Tool, 1/8″ punch (to run ribbon through), Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder, 3/4″ Punch, Crafter’s Tool Kit.

This is the link to the gallerywhere all theBible Verse Challenge uploads are. They have some really gorgeous Bible Verse cards you might like to check out!!!

Oh, almost forgot, this layout is from this weeks Sketch Challenge at SCS — great sketch to work with!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in — truly appreciate it!!! Be back with more Flourishes projects real soon, and hopefully a box soon, too!!! Thanks — and have a great day!!!

26 responses so far

26 Responses to “Bible Verse Challenge”

  1. jami says:

    Sharon this is gorgeous and we are so thrilled to have you join us in this monthly endeavor!

  2. Sabrina aka okimom2girlz says:

    Sharon, this is most beautiful! I love the idea of it and it would also make an oh so personal gift for someone near and dear that believes in the LORD.
    I am looking forward seeing the tin or other container that you might come up with :D.
    Thanks for sharing this stunning piece of art.

  3. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – what a beautiful idea!!! Having the Lord in our heart and sharing it with what we love to do is just a great combination!!!

    Your card is beautiful – the Psalm and the DSP are so pretty!!!

  4. Debra says:

    This is wonderful!!! Let us rejoice indeed!!!

  5. flossie says:

    This is beautiful, love the collage look and how you put it together.

  6. Stacy says:

    Beautiful! Great verse and I love how you used the paper. Can’t wait to see what you come up for other verses.

  7. rohla says:

    Love the clean/shabby look and this whole idea, Sharon–what a beautiful way to index the Bible verses!


  8. LeAnne says:

    Very nice! I should do this with the Bible verse I am SUPPOSED to memorize each week for my ladies’ Bible study!!! Instead….here I am lurking on peoples’ blogs! 🙂 Well, I figure that God gave us the gift of creativity, so I am exercising my gift!

  9. jeannen2 says:

    I love how you’re setting up for this challenge! I’m going to play along! I think you said you printed the verse up on the computer? Jeanne

  10. Kelley H. says:

    I didn’t know about this!! Thanks for the link! Such a beautiful card…as all yours are!!

  11. Fabrizio says:

    Lovely verse and I really like the choice of paper with that tab is just right ! I really like it. Thank you for sharing it. Fab X

  12. barb schram says:

    Sharon, what a great idea…and to use the index card format is a good way to store the verses. I am off to check this out…one of my news years resolutions was to dig deeper into the Word. Thanks for sharing your talent…it is inspiring.

  13. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    Beautiful! What a great idea!

  14. Julia (artystamper) says:

    Like you, I saw this link and have been meaning to participate – your index prayer idea is terrific – this has inspired me!

  15. this is great!!!! I love that paper too and agree this verse is perfect for it.

  16. Sheila says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I love your idea of making index cards to eventually fit into a box. What a lovely gift this would make for someone dear. I’m looking forward to seeing the box you will create. TFS!

  17. Shel9999 says:

    This is lovely Sharon. You’ve used the patterned paper perfectly (not that you wouldn’t)! 🙂 So beautiful!

  18. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Sharon! Take care! 🙂

  19. Giovana says:

    Beautiful!!!! I will play tomorrow.
    God bless you

  20. Marsha says:

    What a wonderful idea. This is a challenge I will do. Thanks for letting us know about it. (And your card is beautiful.)

  21. Peg says:

    What a beautiful card, Sharon. I love the index card idea for all the Bible Verses we will use ( and memorize, of course!). I also love the way you use the flourishes to embellish the DP. This is a challenge I want to accept!

  22. leslierich says:

    This is beautiful and truly a wonderful idea to make it into a file card! Oh, to have a file full of lovely cards like this! What a great idea this would be for a bible study group. You worked it out perfectly for the sketch, too!

  23. Sandra Smart says:

    This is absolutely beautiful! Great job!

  24. Barb S. says:

    Love this idea. To memorize a new verse & to have a place to keep them. Now I will be singing that song “This is the Day” all day!!! Thanks for sharing such an “uplifting” idea. Barb S.

  25. This is just beautiful! I love that verse too. I wish we could remember that every day — don’t you?

  26. Rose Ann says:

    This is so beautiful! Wonderful verse, and I love the idea of the index card for your box!

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