Monday, January 13, 2014

Scripture Lessons and Lyrics Challenge #1

I'm fighting a respiratory and stomach virus, so decided I wouldn't make any cards until I'm better so I won't spread germs to recipients. I've been working on my own personal scrapbooks instead. I have two posts for today.

Patter Cross at started a new challenge for this year. I always enjoyed her hymn and scripture challenges, even though I have many more that I'm deternined to make for my own journal. I decided to start this year's challenge while I'm still working on the last. I have a NEW designer notebook from Close To My Heart called My Crush - Bluebird Book. It comes with an assortment of journal spots, stickers, and small envelopes- perfect for my journaling or additional verses. Each page is a different colored, decorated differently with words or drawings. I really liked it but wasn't sure what my retired-life-at-home would have to save or journal about. When I saw that Patter's new challenge was using a newer, non-hymn song for the lyrics, I knew the recent song would fit well with the contemporary design. This book does not have page protectors, so I'll probably have to be careful what I attach to the pages.

I googled and found the lyrics to Jeremy Camp's "You Are the Lord" and printed them to put on one of the larger journaling cards. I sized it to fit three sections and made the journaling card one that flips up.

I also printed the verse phrases and Scriptures that Patter included so I could keep referring to them in the future. I reduced the print size to 10 points. These fit nicely in the pocket. I put the verse that I wanted to emphasize on the front of the pocket to go with the first part of the lyrics on the front:

"If God is for us, who can be against us?"

I'm so glad that Patter introduced this song so I could learn the beauty and depth of it's lyrics. You can listen to it here. I'll be returning to this study multiple times for strength and encouragement. I hope you'll check out Patter's study for the rich commentary that accompanies the selected Scriptures.

Anything But a Card has a challenge right now on balance:


This intrigued me because focusing on both Scripture and hymns or songs truly give me balance. I said more about this on my first post for today.  Here's the portion of the suggested definition that I chose:

"stability of mind or feelings - the way to some kind of peace or personal balance"

So I am sharing this project on their challenge and the following:
A Gem of a Challenge #110 - something new (new challenge, new notebook, new journal cards)
Anything But a Card #31 - Balance
Make It Monday - always anything goes
Order of the Opus Gluei #174 - need a lift (this study is very uplifting for me and others)
Triple the Scraps challenge #1
Word Art Wednesday #114 - anything goes with scripture, encouraging, or uplifting verse


Chat Noir said...

I hope your 2014 journal continues to be a source of joy and inspiration for you. Thank you for thinking outside the square and joining us at Opus Gluei.

Patter Cross said...

Oh this is wonderful! Just love what you did with the lyrics, how you have used the pocket, everything. And praying you feel better quickly! Hugs to you! Have a joyous week ahead! Blessings,

A-M said...

This looks a perfect journal for taking part in these scripture challenges. Hope by now you are feeling lots better.
God Bless

Rosemary said...

Those Close to My Heart books are wonderful, they are a good jumping off guide for creating with elements already there. I love that you are using this for spiritual lifts and this is lovely. You really got into this theme wonderfully and it is visually inspiring as well.

Thank you for coming over to play with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you come back and find inspiration in our future themes.

(p.s., hope you are over the bugs quickly, I can't imagine how crummy you feel with fighting two of them off)

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Vickie, Firstly I'm praying for your immune system to achieve top gears and that health will return quickly. This page is perfect topped with Scripture and many references to them in the song. It is lovely to see your wonderful art journal posted in this week’s creative challenge at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson

Electra said...

I agree, these verses are very uplifting! So glad you have shared them with us at Opus Gluei, we hope to see you often!

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Hi Vickie. What a beautiful 1st page to what I think will be a true keep sake .
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday .

Susan Carol said...

This is lovely and such a good idea to have the pocket and the flap so you can include everything.

Sue said...

This is so beautiful, such a lovely design.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge
Sue xx

Becky Garrison said...

Your journal page is lovely, and I love how you found the balance between scripture and music ... I feel much the same ... just as worship without music is hard to imagine! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Anything But A Card challenge! Becky (DT)

Nancy said...

You've created a beautiful page, Vickie! Isn't it a fabulous song? I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful book pages! :o)

Susan M said...

Really love the journal you have used , it will be fabulous when it is completed ! Hope you are feeling much better!