Friday, 2 November 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #14 - Take My Life and Let It Be

Happy Friday, my friends!
I finally have something new for you to look at! For those of you that didn't notice, I am actually skipping over the Hymn for Challenge #13 and posting #14. I thought I would go ahead and do the page that is due now rather than continue to be a page behind. Then I can go back and do #13 when I have time and be all caught up again. I WILL be doing it eventually because it's one of my FAVORITE hymns! lol Since I've just said it I won't say it again for this hymn...even though it's true! ;o)
This wonderful hymn is all about being dedicated to the service and worship of God! It speaks of offering God our life, hands, feet, voice, silver & gold, moments & days, will, and our heart. In other words giving Him EVERYTHING that we have and EVERYTHING that we are because we love Him. I see it as a beautiful love song really!
Inspired by the "love" theme, I did some fun playing with Since the hymn page was so small, there was room for both it and some additional embellishments. I used a second hymn page to cut out several hearts. In one larger heart I placed my Scripture verse which is found in 1 Corinthians 10:31. It says:

" So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God."

An assortment of punches, dies, and papers; and it came together smoothly. It's like my Valentine to the Lord! I wish you all a wonderful weekend full of JOY and BLESSINGS! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollection Cardstock, GCD Studios -  Material Girls;
MM Slice Design Cards: Je t'adore, Dilly Dally;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Cherish, Double Loops, Doily Lace,
EK Success  Border Punch, Assorted Flower Punches;
Die: Cherry Lynn Designs - English Tea Party; 
Inks: Stampin' Up -  Soft Suede,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet;
Trim: Maya Road;
Pearls: My Stash.

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Linking Up To:

Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #52 - HERE
Read Patter's Devotional at the Hymn and Scripture Challenge - HERE

Here's a lovely version of the hymn for your listening pleasure!


Friday said...

Such a beautiful page and Hymn, Nancy. Love all those hearts. TFS... Hugs!!

Karen Letchworth said...

This is awesome, Nancy. Each week, you submit something that touches and blesses my heart and is such an encouragement. I am very grateful for your faithful participation, and for how you share your faith and love for the Lord Jesus Christ through your beautiful art. I hope you're having a blessed week. I'm so grateful for you!
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Oh, my friend Nancy, i love all the hearts. The dies you have used are so beutiful,They give quite a special note to the entirety.

I wish you a nice weekend.

a big Hugs from Andrea

Jennifer said...

Nancy, this is just beautiful, the hymn and your page! I love how you've used the punches and dies to highlight this hymn! One of my favourites to!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow Nancy your card rocks! love the hearts, the hymns just perfect....
Enjoy your wonderful weeekend!

Tracy said...

I love your description--your Valentine to the Lord. So beautiful Nancy. Just like this page. The punches and die cuts add the perfect background visual for all those cute little heart clusters. Hugs!

Holly said...

Hi my friend, What a beautiful card- in my favorite color! I hope you are doing well and enjoying all of that snow!!

Gemiel said...

Nancy, what a beautiful card. A Valentine to the Lord, I like that thought. Love how you used all the punches and diecuts. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings!

Tracey Sabella said...

What a gorgeous card showcasing this amazing hymn!! Love your inking and punch work!! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Word Art Wednesday. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Sparkly Pink Star said...

So pretty, love the pinks and reds!

Sparkly Pink Star said...

So pretty, love the pinks and reds!

Daen'Ys said...

Hello Nancy,
Love those little hearts and the beautiful rose color on this card!
All these lovely details are so pretty arranged. A really charming card!
Thank you so much for your comment on my candy post, but please note, if you want to participate on the 10.000 clic candy, in the comments the number 10.000 should be mentioned.
Thanks for understanding...

Oh yeah, the video is beautiful too! Season to season, all fantastically beautiful images and colors! Homemade?

Wish you a great day ....Rosi x

Jo Ann said...

What a fabulous card. Love all the elements you put together and the inking is fab. Thanks for blessing us with your project this week at Word Art Wednesday. God bless!


Susan M said...

A very lovely and moving post! What a beautiful way to describe this hymn! Your pages always delight me Nancy, each one is different and they are all gorgeous! Really love the hearts and colours on this and as usual you have chosen a wonderful scripture.

Geri said...

I love your take on this challenge, Nancy! The page that resulted is beautiful! LOVE the reds and pinks! Your dies and embellishments look beautiful together!

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Nancy,
Love the layout and style and this pretty inking and ribbon
Hugs Trish

Anonymous said...

I love your layering on this piece. Looks to me like you have that "Punch around the page" technique down pat. Makes our hymnal piece stand out.

Girlfriend, you have a way of making flowers, or attaching purchased flowers, to your layouts that I just love. The pearl centers in varying sizes make me smile each time I see a "Nancy" piece :D

Love you - Leslie

p.s. I know I'm really late in commenting on your blog and I'm going to fill your email box. Finally home from our wanderings and I have to get caught up.

Jonia said...

Nancy I love what you did. A valentine for Christ. Girl you are so creative and I love it. Beautiful work.

Embellishments said...

Hi Nancy, ok so I'm catching up here :-) This is so pretty with all the punches and layering! love layering, just wish I can do it well lol... love this!
Hugs, Steff