Monday, 23 September 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #16 - I Love to Tell the Story

Hello, my friends!
I'm back today with a new Hymn and Scripture challenge page. I've had it finished for a few days but am just getting around to posting it. I'm still busy, busy working on some upcoming fun! I'm thinking perhaps it's been a little bit TOO busy, busy; I've accidentally finished Challenge #16 before Challenge #15. Oops!! I'll get to work on #15 right away.

I decided it was time to create a pretty page with flowers, as I haven't made any flowers for quite some time. I was also quite anxious to try out some new punches. I made the two larger flowers. The flowers were all white to begin with but they were colored with some sprays. I added the title with letter stickers in a contrast color so that it would stand out. 

This is seriously one of my favorite hymns! It's another one of those that bring my Dad's voice right to my ear! I love that! I've included the first verse of the hymn on my page. It says:
"I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know 'tis true;
it satisfies my longings as nothing else could do."

Isn't that beautiful? For my Scripture verse I used this one found in Psalm 89:1. It says:

"I will sing of the Lord's great love forever,
with my mouth I will make your faithfulness
known through all generations."

God is so good and I love to tell the story of all He has done for me! It's so easy to carry on with life, day by day, without taking the time to stop and acknowledge the abundant blessings we receive from the Father above. It's important that we do share because it gives others the opportunity to experience the love of God for themselves! So please tell me tell me your story...I'd love to hear it! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Fourteen,
Tim Holtz Alterations Die - Tatered Florals;
Border Punches: EK Success - Palm, Lattice Chain;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Branch, Rose Leaf;
Alphabet: MM Tiny Alphas - Mixed Ledger;
Sprays: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Butternut Squash,
Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist - Mandarin;
Pearls: Stampin' Up - Jewels;
Mini Roses: Unknown.

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I tried repeatedly to upload a traditional version of this hymn sung by Alan Jackson. 
No matter what I tried I could not upload it!
It seems this was the version I was supposed to share instead!
It's fabulous and I hope you enjoy! :o)


alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful my Friend and I love your handwriting ;)

Sandy Hentzel said...

Wonderful post and creation. Love the soft feel and the flowers. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day,
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Tracy said...

Pretty, pretty my friend. I've been feeling a bit rough this week. Could use some prayers from my warrior. Hugs!

Natalie said...

Beautiful tribute to a wonderful hymn! God bless and have a great week.

Susan M said...

First of all ,I love that video of the hymn! I do really believe you were meant to share it !I think I will be playing it quite a few times today ! Then ,your page , gorgeous as usual Nancy! Your new punches are lovely ! I have the tattered florals die but my flowers never look like that! Love how you've coloured them , so pretty. It really is a lovely hymn, I haven't heard it before, so glad it brings you happy memories!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Nancy, what a lovely layout, colors and that YouTube is precious.
We so love to see your artwork. Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday. Remember you can post up to FIVE of your beautiful projects this week .
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday
We have a Facebook page and would love to see you join us.

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Beautiful again, Nancy. Thanks for sharing your heart and Scripture. The hymn is great! The Lord has so much love for us. His mercies are definitely new every morning and it's up to us to spread His love to others. So many people are hurting and do not know Him. I thank Him all day, every day, for His abundant grace and love. Yes, I love to tell the story, too! Because I know it's absolutely true! There's nothing in the world that compares to His love. Praise Jesus. xx Kathryne

Anonymous said...

Nancy! Have mercy my friend! I feel like a kid in a candy store with treats as far as I can see. I love the larger roses, Tattered Florals. The color staining you have done is phenomenal! The palm border punch you have used is lovely, and the lattice punch as well. I also like the bitty letters you have used to make your title. Lastly, the color combination you have used is quite calming and makes this Scripture Challenge POP!

Love you my friend - Leslie

Jennifer said...

How precious is this story of Jesus and his love! Praise God he loves me!
Such a beautiful page Nancy! Love the flowers and the laticy bottom!

GCgirl said...

LOVE the go fish guys and this is such a sweet song! You did a lovely job with your page.