Friday, January 6, 2012

Sing Praise - HSCRC12

This is a card I made for Patter Cross' Hymn & Scripture Challenge. Every other Sunday Patter gives a new hymn as the theme for the challenge. This week's is "Amazing Grace" by John Newton. Besides being inspired by the lyrics, Patter would like you to include a scripture verse on your project which also speaks to you. Well, I know this hymn by heart because I love it & we've sung it for years at church. But, what I didn't know was that the verse that speaks so much to me doesn't seem to be in the original version.  Oh well, I made my project with that verse in mind, so here it is.
The words are: When we've been there ten thousand years,
                         Bright shining as the sun;
                         We've no less days to sing God's praise,
                         Than when we'd first begun.
I just love singing praise to God ( though I am quite sure to those around me it sounds more like a "joyful noise", lol). Praise just seems to be the natural response to God & His abundant amazing grace - no wonder we'll be singing for ever. Thus my scripture verse, which is the inside of my card; "Let every creature praise His holy name for ever and ever." Psalm 145: 21
My card is 6x6. The papers are from my scrapbox (gotta' use some of this stuff up!). The cardinal was cut out of a recycled pop can using a Prickely Pear die. I then folder embossing it, inked it & finally heat embossed it. The branches were cut from a Nestie die. All edges were  distressed using a Tim Holtz Distress Ink & a blending tool. All printing was done on my computer. Added a few gems & a bit of JillyBean twisted twine. I think I'll enter this in the challenge over at Simply Create Too (Lots of Layers).
Thanks for stopping by to take a look.
Hope your day is going great.



Great job, Mom, happy you've decided to join in...I noticed that too {about the verse not being included}. xx Jazz.


I also like it when that verse you mention is sung as it is such a good one.. reminding us that in eternity we will spend praising our Saviour.


Your card is beautiful- the verse inside is great too--I love that hymn. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our "Layers, Layers, & More Layers Challenge". Maybe you can also join in our upcoming challenges?

Simply Create Too Design Team Member


Nancy the Lord loves to hear our joyful singing and its music to his ears .Beautiful card and Beautiful sentiments i might have a look over at that blog as i love to create spiritual items too.x


Hi Nancy,
Your page is really lovely! The Scripture you've chosen is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!
Congratulations on your new blog!
Nancy :o)

Patter Cross

Oooh, love the scripture you chose! Such a beautiful page, and the striped background is perfect with the sheet music. Love it, and glad to have you joining in!

Susan M

Your page is beautiful and the extra verse is wonderful the papers and embellishments are perfect!

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