Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Hymn and Scripture Challenge #11 - Great Is Thy Faithfulness

* If you missed yesterday's post, scroll down and take a peek after this one! *

Happy Wednesday to you all! I did have this page ready to post last night but I decided to leave it for today instead.  I thought the shock of two posts from me in one day might be too much for you! lol This page is actually LATE. It's the first time in almost three years of these challenges that I've had a late page! I know, right? :o) You can read Patter's devotional HERE.
I did things a little bit different with this page. Rather than use the full music sheet on my page, I cut the birdhouse out of it. The bird is also cut out of the music sheet. I've got the chorus of the song on one journaling spot, and a Scripture verse on another. I posted my photo large enough that you can read them. Then I have all the verses of the song written out on a tri-fold tag that slips in behind the birdhouse. I cut a 12" paper down to the 81/2 X 11 that I'm using for this challenge. Then working with the pretty paper, I just added further embellishment with my new cherry blossom die and a leaf punch.
Yes, this is another one of my FAVORITE hymns! It's a beautiful song that reminds us of the never changing faithfulness of our God! Jobs we have, the things we own, the places we live, even the people in our lives; they all come and go. How reassuring it is to know that God is a constant with no "variableness." Another great Scripture verse that this hymn is based on can be found in Lamentations 3:22-23:

"Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." 

I find this hymn and these verses very encouraging! I pray you will as well! Have a beautiful day full of JOY! :o)

Below is a photo of the tag hidden behind the birdhouse.
It shows two verses and the third is on the back. It reads:

"Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth, Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!"
(I've underlined my favorite part of the song! )

Materials Used:
Papers: DCWV - Ciao Bella Paper, Cardstock;
MM Slice Design Card: Je t'adore;
Dies: Tim Holtz Alterations - Bird Branch,
Sizzix - Birdhouse, Memory Box - Cherry Blossom,
Spellbinder Nestabilities - Curved Rectangles;
Punch: Martha Stewart - Rose Leaf;
Stamp: Stampin' Up - Woodgrain;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede, More Mustard,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet;
My Stash: Ribbon, Trim, Pearls.

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Linking up to Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #48 - HERE
Linking up to Playing In Paradise #86 - HERE
Linking up to Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Challenge #159 - HERE

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Here is a wonderful and joyous version of the hymn for you to listen to! Enjoy! :o)


Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh this is GORGEOUS!!~

TLady said...

BEAUTIFUL Nancy!!!!!!! :) Thanks for visiting me! :) You ALWAYS make me laugh!!!!!! :)

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh, Nancy! What a blessing you are to me. This is such a well-loved scripture, and I'm SO blessed to see it used in a card like this. Someone is going to LOVE receiving this one! Thanks for sharing it with us at Word Art Wednesday and for the encouragaing words.
By the way, Stampin' Sisters in Christ has a theme this week of music if you want to link it up there, too. I know they would enjoy your fellowship, too.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Creations by Shirl said...

What a great scripture... love the video and the hymn Israel sang...

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Oh my friend Nancy, its great....a very beuatiful scriptur and the desing is so wonderful.

a big hugs from Andrea

Marilyn said...

Oh my gosh Nancy, you've outdone yourself on this one. I love, love, love those flowers adn that fabulous birdhouse. All the colours belong together and I can't tell you enough how nice this is.
You've changed your blog... I like this new look. I miss the sunflowers but this is very elegant and pretty. Please don't tell me it's been like this for ages and I never noticed... can't be because it was the first thing I saw today. Doesn't matter.. it's very nice.

Anne-Marie said...

Nancy, this is beautiful. The tag hidden looks good. I like the lettering you have used for the title.

Debbie Buckland said...

Beautiful page! Love how you arranged the colours and flowers

Jo Ann said...

Oh, what a wonderful card and I found myself singing praise to the Lord with the verse you shared...Thanks for joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Have a blessed day!


sharon said...

Love this, the colours are lovely and the tag is great

Geri said...

This is such a beautiful page, Nancy...a favorite, I think! I love your pretty florals with the bird house and love the idea of tucking the rest of your lyrics behind it! Wonderful song and a lovely tribute to it!!

Tracy said...

Wow oh wow oh wow this is gorgeous! You have created the perfect layout for all the items you've used. It's so pretty Nancy. I still like those blossoms--a LOT, and the little lyric tag tucked in behind the birdie house is lots of fun. Hugs!

Jessi Fogan said...

Such a gorgeous page, and what a wonderful way to incorporate the tag! Thanks so much for playing peek-a-boo in Paradise with us :)

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty page, the soft colours are lovely. Thank you for Playing in Paradise this week.

June said...

This is truly beautiful.

Teen Queen said...

Lovely work as usual! I love the house andd the lettering.

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Nancy! What a lovely card! Love all the pretty details...especially the cute birdhouse with the hidden tag! Great way to showcase a favorite hymn! So glad you could share your creation with us at SSiC!

Unknown said...

Great take on the the hidden verses! Thanks for playing at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

Jonia said...

WOW Nancy you really outdid yourself on this one. Just beautiful by dear, BEAUTIFUL!

MariLynn said...

This is awesome. I love this hymn. I can hear it in my mind as I type my comment. I love the way you have the hidden tag behind the birdhouse. So creative. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' sisters in Christ Challenge.

Holly said...

That is one of my favorite hymns too!! I was thinking of you this weekend...hope you had a wonderful time celebrating! How are you feeling?

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this page! The white ribbon trim stuff, the bird, the bird house, and the flowers....the flowers are my favorite!

Great hymn as well. I can hear it in my head as faint music from my childhood. Thanks for that memory.

Love you - Leslie

Robyn said...

Nancy, your work is so uplifting for me. I have been away from the blogging world for a llooong time! I check in now and again, never disappointed in your wonderful post. Inspired by your spirit, it is always warm here at the Nickel Nook! Thank you for your faithfulness. Now back to my paper world. Hope to get a few things put together today! Blessings,

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