Thursday, April 12, 2012

John 3:16 for The Sweet Stop Anniversary

Today I'm getting ready to go to an open house at the Christian school my three grandsons attend fifty miles away. It is such a joy to watch them grow as Christians (in grades 3, 1, and Kindergarten). They have been memorizing so many verses. This is the very first verse I remember memorizing as a child and it still means so much to me. I'm including it in the Little Birdie Blessings Linky Party that started today.

The Sweet Stop is celebrating its third birthday by having us choose which of their sketches we'd like to use. I wanted to use sketch 101 because I had typed John 3:16 and needed a horizontal panel that would fit the verse and a vertical panel for the Sweet and Sassy cross image. The palette from The Color Throwdown was perfect because of the flowers around the cross. I have a friend with an abundance of yellowish calla lilies in front of her house and some years I have purplish asters at my house (although they bloom at different times - sh-h-h!) Here are the sketch and beautiful spring colored palette.

Since my sentiment covers the bottom panel, I didn't include one on the left.

May God richly bless you!

Except for the image from Sweet n Sassy Stamps and the Copics I used to color it, all of the other papers, ribbon, flower and brad are from Close To My Heart, mostly retired.


Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Vickie. That cross is gorgeous with the pretty flowers. Great coloring. That verse is perfect. Thank you for playing with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Vickie, your card is beautiful. What a blessing to have all three of your grand children in Christian school. Memorizing verses at such a young age is so important. Their little memories are like a sponge, absorbing it all in. I started memorizing verses from a young age through a weekly program. Although they didn't all make sense to me at the time, they were stored away in the file cabinet of my heart. They are still there today and the Lord brings them to mind as I need them. It's definitely a treasure. Thanks for linking this card to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

Shoregirl said...

I love your pretty Easter card! It's perfect!

Broni said...

That is a beautiful image and one of my favorite Bible verses! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Becky Green said...

VERY PRETTY!!!!!!!! LOVE all the Easter/Spring colors! :) PERFECTLY DONE! :)

Janice M said...

WHat a beautiful card, love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop this week.

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful design...the cross image is gorgeous and I love the verse!!! Thanks for joining usfor the Color Throwdown!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Vickie! I hope you're having a great week. This card is just so beautiful and inspiring. What a joy it is to be reminded of His love for mankind through this piece of art sharing the scripture. I hope you will link up with us at Word Art Wednesday - we'd LOVE to have you share it there also. Enjoy your week, and may God bless you as you strive to glorify Him through your art.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday