"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands." Isaiah 55:10-12
As we Christians share in our faith, seeds are planted into the hearts and minds of others. It is our joyful duty to plant those seeds....it is up to the Lord whether they grow right away....or lay dormant for a time. We should never be frustrated when they "don't get it", because the Lord did say that His word will not return void. Hallelujah!!!
And so, this week's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge theme at Christian Paper Crafts is "Planting Seeds"! Create a card, layout, altered item, or gift using this theme in any way you choose. Choose your favorite verse which would be good advice (or good seeds, if you will) for a friend or loved one. Use an image of something you plant or what grows because of seeds....veggies, fruits, flowers, etc. Or, if you feel like going over the edge, use real seeds on your project! Let's see your creative take on the challenge....have fun!!
If you are not yet a memeber of Christian Paper Crafts, you can still play along with any of the challenges by linking your project to the Christian Paper Crafts Creative Blog.....HERE is a direct link to this week's Bible Verse Challenge. If you haven't had a chance yet to check out our wonderful community at Christian Paper Crafts, you have a chance to sign up as a "Blessed Believer" (general member) for free during Resurrection Week, April 20-27. Why is there normally a fee to become a member, you ask? While the Bible Studies and Daily Devotionals are free to the public, the community forums and galleries were changed to members only first of all to prevent spamming, plus to create a safe environment in which our members share private information through prayer requests and chat forums. Not only is Christian Paper Crafts is a wonderful place to fellowship with other Christians, but there is lots of paper crafting inspiration as well for those who love to bless others with hand made cards and gifts. Come on over and make yourself right at home!!!
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Mother's Day' and 'Fancy Labels'
Cardstock: SU Peach Parfait and Whisper White Designer Paper: Prima 'Fairy Flora'
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Marigold Morning, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Early Espresso (sponging)
Accessories: ODBD Poppy Cutting Die, Bow Easy, May Arts Satin Ribbon, Ultrafine Flower Soft Black, Zva Creative Pearls, Prima Butterfly, CM Corner Rounder, Paper Piercer and template, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, Sponge Daubers
Techniques: Coloring with Sponges, Paper Piercing, Paper Tole
Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
One more announcement....thanks for sticking with me......tonight, beginning with prayer at 7 pm EDT, is the quarterly "Praise & Paper Night" at Christian Paper Crafts! Mary will be hosting four different fun challenges beginning at eight o'clock sharp, each to be done within an hour....if you like virtual stamping events, this will be a fun one! Hope to see you there!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Many blessings to you!