Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Philippians 4:8 for MOJO Monday 242

When I was in my thirties and early forties, life had many challenges that often discouraged me. One of the verses I quoted to myself frequently was Philippians 4:8. I also reminded my children of this verse and it's importance to their mental well-being from their teenage years to the present. I find that there are many beautiful, positive things in life that we can put our focus on when times are difficult. Dwelling on the problems is exhausting as well as discouraging. When I saw this verse in the newly-released May digi image collection called Value Verses from Clear Dollar Stamps, I wanted to use it for my cards of encouragement. The fonts and arrangement of the phrases make it attractive and memorable. I like the way the key words are on the right margin. It also perfectly fit the sketch from MOJO Monday #242 this week.


I had fun making the flower by using a Verve stamp and winding seam binding around the middle. You just add some very sticky glue dots to the center of any flower, start the twisted seam binding in the center and twist and adhere as you go around the circle. Love it! The leaves were slightly creased in the middle, then folded up for more dimension.

May God bless you today as you focus your thoughts on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, of virtue, and praiseworthy.

Challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #68 - Anything Goes, using Basic Grey
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes (use up your stash - the ancient yellow patterned paper!)
Little Birdie Blessings Linky Party - anything using scripture
MOJO Monday - Sketch #242
Ribbon Carousel Challenge #54 - Fancy Flowers - make flowers out of ribbon, fabric, felt or burlap
Scrap-Creations- Bingo (I used the middle row going down)

6.5" x 5" Encouragement Card Recipe:
Image: Value Verses (Philippians 4:8)
Stamp: flower from Verve Hope Blooms
Ink: Close To My Heart Sorbet
Papers: Basic Grey "Sweet Threads;" CTMH "Sweetheart"(pink), retired Buttercup patterned paper, Colonial White, Topiary, and Sorbet cardstock; Bazzill maroon cardstock
Accents: Martha Stewart border punch; Hug Snug seam binding
Technique: twisted seam binding for flower center

5 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO beautiful! Such an inspiring verse and I love the papers you used! Thanks for playing along with us at The Ribbon Carousel!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Vickie, What a beautiful card, I like the layout and colors you chose. This is one of my most absolute favorite verses. I'll have to check out the stamp you used. Thanks so much for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

Chrizette said...

I love this card - it is just so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week!

Chrizette
DT Member
Celestial Things

Andrea Ewen said...

How lovely! That sentiment is just beautiful and it set perfectly against the sweet background of your card. Great take on the Mojo sketch and darling homemade paper flower! Thanks for playing along in our challenge at the Ribbon Carousel!

suzARTe said...

such a beautiful card, everything has come together perfectly. The LO is just perfect for using the sentiment you have.

Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)