First of all I want to apologize for not visiting your blogs in the last little while. I'm afraid I've been hit by the flu bug...twice...and have just not been up to it. I hope to be back at it again very soon!
Secondly, I want to thank all of you for your lovely comments on my recent posts! Your kind words have been such an encouragement to me!
I haven't been up to doing anything lately but I had been working quite far ahead. That means I do have something new to show you. I must say that I am really excited about this new year of Scripture Challenges...this is my fifth year participating. For two years I did 6 X 6 pages, one year of 8 1/2 X 11, and last year I did 8 1/2 X 8 1/2 pages. I was just not sure what I was going to do this year...and then it hit me! :o)
I have been totally inspired to get into doing some pocket page scrapping by my sweet friend Alexandra. She creates the most incredible Project Life albums, using various products and techniques. I have decided to use my new 6 X 8 Simple Stories Snap album for the challenge this year. One of the exciting things about this format is that every page can be a different configuration, depending on which pocket page I use. I had so much fun making my first page! I hope that you like it too, and that you'll come back to see more! :o)
I know I'm doing a lot of "talking" here but there's on more thing I want to mention before I show you my page. When I became interested in this style of scrapping, I became aware of all the incredible Project Life Kit subscriptions that are available. I was very tempted by many of them. However, with the cost of shipping to Canada, and the way our dollar is right now, it just didn't make sense. I have been subscribing to the Simon Says Stamp Card Kits for some time now and really love them. So I am planning to use the items from these kits to make my Scripture challenge pages.
Oh, one more bit of info for you...this year's challenge is called Scripture Lessons and Lyrics. Patter is continuing to share a different song with us every two weeks. The difference this year is that it may be a traditional hymn, or it may be a contemporary Christian song. This first one is a contemporary song by Jeremy Camp called "You are the Lord", and yes...it's one of my favorites!
Okay, I'm finished all my rambling introduction for the year! Here is my first pocket page:
This page format works perfectly for the present challenge. One pocket is the song title..."You are the Lord". One pocket is my chosen Scripture from the song. The last pocket shows some of the lyrics from the song that inspired my choice of Scripture...or that spoke to me.
This is one of the songs that often plays on my favorite Galaxy channel. It's a beautiful song of praise and worship. My chosen Scripture is found in Romans 8:31. The second half of the verse says "If God is for us, who can be against us?" This Scripture is also quoted in the song directly before the part that I've shared. Isn't it a great verse of encouragement? The truth is that God IS for us...and with Him...nobody can be against us! :o)
This is a crazy long post but I'm going to tell you a bit about what I've done. For the title I used some letter stickers, stamped the borders, and added the little acrylic heart embellishments. For the Scripture pocket I used a Spellbinders die and layered a circle in the center for my verse. I adhered some sequins in the corners. For the final pocket I die-cut some more layers and just added some black pearls. Super fun to put together!
Here is my page in the Snap binder:
Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit;
Other various SSS Card Kit supplies;
Spellbinders Nestabilities: Standard Circles (LG), Labels Fifteen;
Spellbinders Shapeabilities: Lotus Pendants;
Simple Stories Snap: Binder and Pocket Page;
Black Pearls from My Stash.
This is the binder I'm using. At some point I will decorate it:
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Linking Up To:
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This great challenge is open to everyone...
maybe you'd like to participate too! :o)
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Here's a video for you to enjoy: