Thursday, February 4, 2010

Bible Verse Thursday - Do Not Fear

Happy Thursday, everyone! One more day and then it's the weekend and then.....SUPER BOWL SUNDAY!!!! I am so proud of my Colts! Even if they don't win, it's okay, because I think they set good examples for kids and everyone....very respectful and class acts whether they win or lose! If the Saints win, that's okay too, since Drew Brees is a Christian and is not afraid to talk about his faith!

This week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge for Christian Paper Crafts is quite personal for me. The topic is "Do Not Fear". For most of my life, I was plagued with fear in almost every area of my life. Now that the Lord has lifted those burdens from me, I do my very best to help others to realize that it is impossible to have fear and faith at the same time. My dear friend, and founder of Christian Paper Crafts, Cindy Coutts, pointed out that we are told 365 times in the Bible not to fear....hmmmm, isn't that interesting? Why does the Lord have to remind us so many times? Because we have "issues"....we get doubts in our head and do not believe or have enough faith! When I find myself afraid of something, I pray that the Lord fill me completely up with much that it spills that there is no way that fear or doubt can creep back in!!!! Try it and feel the peace and knowing wash over you!!!

I really enjoyed making the card sample for this week's Bible Verse challenge. I used one of the gorgeous new sets from Our Daily Bread designs, called "He Watches Me". The bird is really a sparrow, but I couldn't resist turning him into a Gold Finch to match this gorgeous new "Green At Heart" dsp coming out soon by Basic Grey. (This paper is another sneak-peek sample from CHA!) I have also used Gloria's Sketch Tuesday Challenge from Christian Paper Crafts as well. Other materials used: Melon Mambo cardstock by SU, Martha Stuart Floral Vine Border Punch, May Arts Satin Ribbon tied with the small Bow Easy, Spellbinders Labels Eight, exacto knife, paper piercer, scalloped circle punch for sponging the clouds, and lots of foam tape for dimension.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a blessed day!!!


Sandee said...

Angella this is so very beautiful!!! Love your design and those pretty borders and perfectly tied bow!!!! I love this Angella!!!!

Susan M said...

Everything is perfectly placed on this card .It is just gorgeous!

jdmommy said...

Oh Dear! You are such an enabler!!! Now I NEED that punch! fabulous card, Angella. Your coloring of the bird is awesome!

Jane Wetzel said...

gorgeous Ang! Love this!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer Angie!! This is stunning!! Love your finch and your colors are fantastic. Gorgeous design! You rock GF!

Grace said...

Angie I can't tell you how much I love this one!!! Your coloring of this sparrow and the dp are so perfectly matched... and the punched edge is pretty!!! I most especially love your words of wisdom on this subject that touches all of us at one time or another. Thanks for the reminder!!! Hugs and blessings my sweet friend!