Monday, January 14, 2008

Scripture Chicks Challenge

Hey! My blog went over 10,000 visitors Friday night!! Yikes, that's so cool! Thank you!! I plan on doing some blog candy soon, I just haven't figured out what to offer yet. Soooooo - blog candy coming soon!

Over the weekend I've done some blog browsing and came across a really cool challenge by a group of ladies that call themselves "Scripture Chicks". The challenge started as a New Year's resolution to get into God's word more. One of them thought of having a monthly challenge to make a card using Scripture. The challenge is on the 8th of every month and after reading about it I thought, count me in!

When ever something from the bible or a study I'm working on speaks to me I make a bookmark. I thought I'd love to have a fancy box for my table in the living room to put my Scripture Chick challenges in, so pictured below is what I came up with.

It's an altered recipe box. I got it at Ellen Hutson's online store and it's made by We R Memory Keepers. My box isn't real fancy, I suppose I could add more later if I have more ideas for it. I covered it in paper by American Traditional Designs called Then & Now and the top is covered in Nut Brown card stock. I stamped one of my favorite bible verse stamps on a scrap of white paper and cut it out with my Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval and a scalloped oval in Nut Brown again, a strip of Organdy ribbon around the top and I was done.
My first challenge card is actually a card front because it's for me to put in my little box. It's a prayer that my Pastor used yesterday in his sermon that had a lot of meaning to I think all of us in attendance. He told us he feels God is calling him to a new ministry after 20 years at Christ's Church on the River and will be leaving us soon. It's a sad yet very exciting time. Sad to see a dear friend move away, exciting to see what will happen in his life and our lives as our church goes through the transition period into a new adventure.

Supply List - Stamps - Stampin' Up! Print Pattern, French Script, Weathered, Compass by Stampers Anonomous, Paper - Nut Brown, Tan, White, Ink - Creamy Carmel, Basic Brown, Sahara Sand, Accessories - Anchor by Quickutz dies, Linen Thread SU, SU ticket corner punch, SU photo corners punch, Stampin' Sponges, Dew Drops.

9 comments:

~KRISTY~ said...

LOVE THE YUMMY COLOURS YOU USED! I LOVE THOSE BOXES YOU CAN PUT ANYTHING IN THEM,THE ANCHOR LOOKS AWESOME!

Angel Wilde said...

This is beautiful. I love the paper you chose to cover the box in. Perfect! Thank you for linking it on my blog! Can't wait to see next month's project!

tyrymom29 said...

Just Beautiful !!!

nancy morgan said...

Jan, this is awesome! I love the scripture on your box as well as the beautiful prayer by Sir Francis Drake. The projects on your blog are amazing! Thanks for playing along = ) !!

Rose Ann said...

Sooo beautiful, Jan!! LOVE it!

(I finally did your tag. Sorry it took so long).

www.chicnscratch.typepad.com said...

I love your recipe box, I think it looks very classy!!

Donelda said...

Wow, this is amazing!! I really love the colors you have used!

Jessica said...

Great box!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love, love, LOVE this idea and the way you've decorated your box. Great quote on the card front, and that anchor is the perfect embellishment on so many levels. So glad you have found your blog!