Monday, August 16, 2010

SSIC turns 1!


Even though I am no longer on the DT for Stampin' Sisters in Christ, I am very excited about it making it a year. I love the site and what it stands for. And have you been to the site lately...it is looking so cute! :) So, since SSIC is turning 1, they are having a blog hop which includes all of the current and past DT. I thought that was very neat to include us as well. :)

So if you came from Randi's blog, then you are in the right place. If not, why not start the hop at the beginning right here. (There are prizes to be won!)

Each of us was asked to create a project based on your favorite Bible verse(s). Here are the verses I choose:

Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 40:28-31 (NIV)

And here is the project that I made:



Those verses have been my favorite for as long as I can remember. I know I am not alone when I say that there are times when I just feel weary. I'm kinda there right now in fact. Tired. Busy. Just plain weary. But God has told us that HE will give us strength. I believe we need only ask and change our focus to Him! He can handle our lives and our problems better then we can. Come...all who are weary. But you know what is involved with coming to God...with placing our hope in Him. It's the T word...you know the one....time. When we change our focus from earthly things...from our own lives and just spend time with Him....things seem to fall into perspective...and we do feel renewed. Did you hear what He says...He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak! Wow! Why wouldn't you want some of that! :) I need Him right now. And I am so glad that I will have this reminder on my wall.
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And there is blog candy up for grabs today...you can win a $50 gift certificate to the sponsor of you choice! Visit the SSIC blog to find out more, but I too am offering up something simple.
Here's my blog candy:
These are the fabulous mini alphabet stickers from My Little Shoebox. It's kind of hard to tell in my picture...but those really are 5 different colors: Gumball (red), Lemon Pie (more orangish), Kiss (pink), Celery (green), and Seaside (aqua). To be eligible, simply leave a comment on my blog post and I will draw one lucky winner. :)

Ok...now it's time to hop on to the amazing Chris!!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! :)




Supplies:
Acrylic Heart--Punky Sprouts, Papers--Prima Marketing and Studio Calico, Flowers--Prima Marketing, Stamp--Unity Stamp Company, Ink--Stampin' Up!, Computer Program--Microsoft Word, Computer Fonts--Cambria and Marker Felt, 3D Paint--Scribbles.

65 comments:

Randi said...

Hi Pamela, I too find great strength from this chapter. Your project is beautiful and will be a perfect reminder in any part of your home. Have a great day.

Heather said...

How beautiful, and an inspiring verse.

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Pamela - it is great to have you with us at SSIC for this celebration! I LOVE your scripture and they way you have it up as a reminder - beautifully done! Thank you for joining with us and for the inspiration - love it! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Grace said...

Hi Pamela! Wow you made a gorgeous project and I too love these verses!!! I think it was a great idea to put these verses in a wall hanging as a more constant reminder! So glad you were able to join us for this birthday celebration!!!

Nicki-twinklebug said...

Awesome Pamela!I love your heart shape,colors,paper,and your verse!
Amazing job!
Nicki

Olga said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the way the flowers highlight the verse!!

Wilfreda said...

This is very pretty.

peggysue said...

Yay Pamela a fabulous verse! And I have not been to your blog in tooo long! I saw your name in the stampin' pub the other day at the bookstore, you make such beautiful things but you have a beautiful heart for the Lord and that is what will last eternally. Thanks for coming back for the anniversary.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Pamela,
Great project and very inspiring verse!

Christy said...

love the mini alphas and that verse is great!

jowilna said...

stunning project Pam! and so meaningful too! love jowilna

Becky said...

What a beautiful project. I love this verse too, it gives such encouragement of God's faithfulness to us.
Have a blessed day.

Ceal said...

Beautiful project Pamela! Love the verses thanks for sharing!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I really love it! Great job!

Jessica L said...

Such an inspiring verse and a lovely project. What a wonderful idea, to make something that can be on display all the time.

Cassie_lu said...

I really like how the flowers on the side frame the verse and the outline of the heart

Kathy Winter said...

Love your project Pamela. Very pretty. I too find comfort in those verses:)

Kristine said...

Beautiful project/wall hanging Pamela! I love that passage as well. It's great to see you back, even if only for a hop =) Thanks for sharing your heart. Happy birthday SSIC!! *Ü*

Helen said...

I really love this verse. I always just kind of sigh with relief when I read it. It's like I don't have to do this on my own, He is there with me, to give me strenght to endure whatever comes my way. Your creation is beautiful. You're such a talented lady!

Cindy Coutts said...

STUNNING Pamela. I love this work of art that you made! Thank you so much for sharing with us and your inspiration for it as well.

Kary said...

I love your project - it's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the Bible verse - it's a favourite of mine. I pray that you continue to look to God and find strength & wisdom as well as refuge in Him. Have a blessed day!

laterg8r said...

what a beautiful project :D

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful piece of scripture and so comforting!! Gorgeous project~Love your wall hanging!

MariLynn said...

Pamela, everytime I read this I think about the bald eagles that come to the Mississippi river in January near my house. I love watching them soar and circle around on the thermals. What strength He gives us. I love the bricks in the background of your wall hanging.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This project is just stunning!

Kristine said...

So many times, only His strenght can hold us up! It is true comfort in that verse! And, I have to admit, it is one of my all-time favorites too...

Miesje said...

What a wonderfully creative idea. I am so glad that you joined us for this celebration!

Laurie said...

Pamela, We are on the same wavelength, Sister! I am so excited that you included all the verses that you did. I love the dramatic way Isaiah gets the attention by posing a question. "Of course," he says, "you know this!"

This is one of my all time favorite passages in Scripture. You've highlighted it in such a lovely way...Hugs, Laurie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

wow Pamela!I love the colors and that paper.You have done an amazing job.
Chris

Mary said...

What a wonderful reassuring verse that God WILL give us strength!

Kelly Massman said...

You know, Pamela, I really needed to hear that verse today! you were a blessing to me1 thanks so much and for a chance to win!

Dani said...

This is so lovely!! Beautiful!

Lori said...

Thank you for sharing your verses and thoughts. Very comforting. Your project is lovely as well.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

HOOORAY for SSIC turning one!! Always love visiting the blog--This project is super beautiful! LOVE the verses;)

Margaret said...

Gorgeous wall hanging,something really different :o)

Angella D. Crockett said...

Oh my, what a fabulous project!!!! I am in love with this idea....thanks so much for the inspiration! Your scripture choice is fantastic as well! Blessings, Angie

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

i absolutely love those verses from Isaiah. your project is very beautiful and showcases the verse quite nicely.

perezmom said...

A beautiful project and a powerful verse!

Elena said...

I LOVE YOUR VERSE...it's always such an uplift to hear it. love your cards.

MaxineD said...

Thank you Pamela - i too have been 'given' this portion on more than one occasion - in fact a printed copy sits beside my computer!!

Love how you have framed this - it is worthy to be in a place of prominence in your home.

Stephanie said...

What a great reminder and such a beautiful wall-hanging. Thanks for sharing with us.

Mickie said...

Very uplifting and beautiful project. Thanks for your inspiration.

Traci M said...

Angela, that is one of my favorite Bible passages, too! And I love your project as a visible reminder for the home!
Blessings to you!

Lagene said...

Wonderful scripture! and such a beautiful way to display it! Thanks for a chance at your blog candy!

msfreida said...

Is this not ADORABLE??? What an awesome display of His love and your talent! Beautiful job!

Clare said...

What a great idea you had! Beautiful! I find great strength in Him, and need to rely on His promises! I have felt weary this past few months with recuperation from surgery, two daughters getting divorced, one of which split the four children up, and took two to another state. It's all in His mighty capable hands! I have no control over it, and don't need to. God is so good!

Wendy M said...

Stunning project and great Scripture choice... thank you for sharing xx

Magi said...

Good morning, Pamela! What a lovely way to start the day! All of the creations and verses are God's gentle reminders to me that I need to slow down and get back in touch with His words! I love your creation (pink is my favorite color); and the verse is one I had not read in a long time. Thank you for sharing your gifts . . . Hugs, Magi

Carol<>< said...

a lot to this verse, lovely project and reminder where you and all can see.
Carol<><

Natalie said...

Wonderful scripture, of course!! It says so much and in this busy world it is a reminder how the Lord will strengthen us when we get weary - sometimes we don't like the waiting part, but it is necessary! Lovely project to remind us of this very thing!

Fran, said...

Wonderful scripture.. one we should keep in mind every day. God is good!
Cheers

Sandee said...

Just beautiful Pamela! A wonderful reminder to have as decor for your home!!!

Janaria said...

Love this verse! (well, and the whole book of Isaiah!) It's such a potent reminder that God is God and there is no one like Him: He is the creator and sustains and provides for all, yet He is personal not aloof and distant and that pink heart frame speaks of His everlasting love! Great project

Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh beautiful Scripture and your artwork is stunning! Thank you for the chance to win!

Patti J said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project, and very inspiring passage with us!!! Hugs!

Tami said...

ooh, GREAT verse!!! Every time I see this verse the song comes to mind!

MiamiKel said...

What a beautiful scripture you've chosen and AMEN! And your project is just stunning - TFS!

Shelly said...

Lovely Pamela!!!! And what a great idea to use it as a visual reminder to take the time to come to Him.

Jerusha said...

This is so cool! Love your project! This is such a nice verse of encouragement!!

Traci S. said...

Hi Pamela~

Wow! Thank you for choosing this verse...I love it so. And, yes, I should get down, and ask Him once again to please renew me...give me strength. I am so glad that you showed all of the verses. They are so POWERFUL!

I love your wall hanging! It is beautiful. I love how the Scriptures are the main focus!

Thanks you so much for an opportunity to win your very fun, very generous--blog candy!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Jennie said...

Lovely design on this and what a beautiful verse. I know it is always good to be reminded of his promises thoughout the day!

Vicki said...

Pamela what a beautiful project...Love the soothing colors and your verse is so perfect and inspirning. Thanks for sharing!

HUGS!
Vicki

Catherine Kraft said...

I love your card and the scripture you chose is one of my favorites that quickly comes to mind at times of needing strength in my life.
hugs and blessings,
Cathy

Monaliza Sena said...

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Deedee Anderson said...

My thoughts exactly -- "why wouldn't you want some of that?" A lovely passage, and such a beautiful project to showcase it!