Saturday, 28 December 2013

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #21 and #22.- Last of the 2013 Challenge

Hello, my dear friends!

I hope you have all been enjoying a wonderful time of celebration! Things have almost returned to normal around here! :o)

Today I am posting my last two Hymn and Scripture Challenge pages together. I want to get them both in before the end of the year. Since one of them is rather seasonal, I thought I should post it right away. I will try not to ramble too much but this might be a long post! 

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Challenge #21 is for "Lord, Speak to Me That I May Speak" and it's a beautiful song.  I included three Scripture verses on my page. The second part of the verse found in Psalm 81:10 really speaks to me. It says...
"Open wide your mouth and I will fill it." 
Isn't that great? If only I had the discipline to actually allow the Lord to give me my words every time I opened my mouth. There certainly wouldn't ever be a need for me to pull my foot out of my mouth, would there? lol This verse is also very encouraging for those times when you just don't know what to say to someone. They may be suffering terrible loss or pain and loving words of comfort fail to come to us. God will give us the words to say...the words that He wants them to hear. However, we do have to stop blabbing our own words in order to hear His words! :o)

My page is quite simple. I just had some fun with some punches, and used some of the punched out bits to decorate. A little stamping, punching, shaping and gluing for the flowers. Finally, a little shimmer was added with Liquid Pearls. 

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Boho Blossoms,
Martha Stewart - Flower Box Punch Around the Page:
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Beaded Circles,
Standard Circles (LG), Sizzix - Scribbles & Swirls,
Tim Holtz Alterations - Elegant Flourishes;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Language of Friendship;
Ink: Martha Stewart - Melon, Memento - Tuxedo Black;
Ranger Liquid Pearls - White Opal.

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Here is a very traditional version that includes all the words:

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The final Hymn and Scripture Challenge for 2013 is "Joy to the World." I love this beautiful song and think that we should be singing it throughout the year...not just at Christmas time. I've used two Scripture verses on this page. The second one is found in Psalm 98:4. It says:
"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, 
burst into jubilant song with music."
What a beautiful sound it is to hear voices raised in joyful song! It's even more beautiful when those voices are raised in joyful song for the Lord!  Voices full of gratitude and praise and worship for all the "marvelous things" He has done for us! :o)

I had fun with my page. I die-cut the carolers out of the music sheet. Then I backed it with black cardstock. I cut the "JOY" out with my Slice, and used my Label Buddy for the rest of the song title. I wrote out the Scripture verses and cut it into a banner. I wrapped some baker's twine around the page, and added some flowers.

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock;
MM Slice Design Card: Noel;
Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations - Victorian Carolers;
Ink: Distress Ink - Vintage Photo;
Flowers: Prima - Poinsettias;
Brads: Recollections;
Baker's Twine: Stampin' Up - Cherry Cobbler;
Label Buddy.

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You can read Patter's devotionals on both of these Hymns HERE and HERE.

Patter has just announced that she will be hosting  
Scripture Lessons and Lyrics Challenge 2014.

I am excited to continue participating. 
I haven't yet decided the format I will use. 
The first Challenge will be on January 11th.
I have added the button in my sidebar with a link to all the details.
Everyone is welcome to join! :o)

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Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Nancy! What a great card, and I really hope that you will stop by and link it up in our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday.
Blessings to you,

Ardilla said...

What a lovely cards!!! You did a great job here... I love the detail of little flowers with pearls in the first one.
Ardilla :)

Marilyn said...

Pretty pages Nancy. I like the colours of the first one and all those lovely flowers. Great design on the second and those silhouettes are perfect with the music backdrop.
Hope you had a fab Christmas and we'll talk soon.

Jonia said...

Good job Nancy, I kinda got behind with helping take care of mom and my brother. I am going to try and finish regardless but don't know when. Maybe soon. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have a wonderful Newyear.

Sandra Przybylska said...

the are beautiful Nancy ;)

Susan M said...

Your pages are beautiful Nancy ! Thanks for including the video of Casting Crowns , one of my favourite Worship groups! I love how you have cut the carol singers out and the scripture is wonderful. Your first page is so pretty with all those little flowers and I love the colours! I will catch up with your projects I have missed tomorrow, my son is waiting to get back on the computer!I am so glad Patter is having another challenge, really looking forward to more of your beautiful pages! A Happy and blessed New Year To you and your family Nancy !

Penny said...

Both are fab designs, Nancy! Love the die cuts, flowers, and the DP you chose for them! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Jennifer said...

Such beautifully made pages! I love the first hymn, may that be our prayer throughout the new year! I just adore those flowers that you've created! They are perfect with your page!

alexandra s.m. said...

I love your card my Friend!
I hope you have a WONDERFUL New Year!

Geri said...

Love both pages, Nancy...especially the silhouettes on the second...they just look perfect on there! And the first page...ya got me...finally a song I DON'T know!;) But the page and the lyrics are wonderful! Beautiful, my dear!

StampArt Design by Kathryne said...

Lovely cards, Nancy. Great version of Joy to the World with Casting Crowns but love the traditional hymn too. The words are awesome. May we hear the Lord always and be in tune with His voice. Thank You Lord for speaking to us. Thanks for sharing Nancy. It's always a delight to see the hymns and be refreshed with the timeless and most powerful words. xx Kathryne