Monday, October 24, 2011

Joy of the Lord

The joy of the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

When trials come (as they surely do) it serves us well to remember that our strength is not found in the things of this world. . .and it most certainly isn't found within ourselves. It is found only in the Lord. Even in the darkest of times, He can cause our hearts to rejoice through the tears and the sadness that seems to permeate to our core.

Bible commentator Matthew Henry says, "The joy of the Lord will arm us against the assaults of our spiritual enemies, and put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks."  

Weeping may last for the night, but a shout of joy comes in the morning.  Psalm 30:5b

This set was prepared as gift for another dear sister in Christ. It's a bit more "springy" but as gorgeous as they are, my fall color meter has been maxed for the time being. A few doses of pinks, lime green and soft blue will help considerably.

The gift set includes:
~ A card
~ A decorated basket
~ Framed Scripture
~ Mini Rose Garden

DETAILS
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs SC6 and Fancy Labels; SU Elegant Greetings, Oval All and Vintage Labels Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Cool Caribbean, Bazzill Moss Designer Paper: Prima Madeline Ink: Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Rose Red Accessories: Seam binding, Grandma's buttons, Assorted flowers, SU pearls, doily, Lattice Embossing Folder, Lines and Polka Dot Texturz Embossing Plate, Spellbinders Label 17 Nestabilities, KandCompany Border Tape, Clear embossing powder
Technique: Stamping, Sponging, Die Cutting, Piercing, Embossing
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18 comments:

  1. These are just lovely! Nothing too "springy" about all these gems. Suits me fine where I am :) Gorgeous!

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  2. Oh, yes! The JOY of the Lord is certainly my strength! Your projects are so lovely and JOYFUL, Jan Marie! Thank you so much!...Nancy :o)

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  3. You has a great blog. I'm like and very interesting. Dont forget to visit back my blog and gives us your comment for us. Thanks for share.

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  4. Jan Marie!!! this card is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!! i love the pop of turquoise, the layers... i really just love everything about it! amazing job on the Perfect Sentiment challenge! i also REALLY REALLY love that frame - such a wonderful gift set for your friend :)

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  5. OMG a great gift set!! Love the card, thank you for playing along with the Perfect Sentiment.

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  6. Suuuch a pretty pretty set Jan Marie! I love the POP of bright green in contrast to the soft feminine colors and flowers!

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  7. Beautifully done...in your own time of grief you are encouraging others. You are a beautiful example of Christ my dear :o)

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  8. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the bright cheery colors! Thanks so much for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment this week :)

    Stacey

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  9. Hello Jan Marie - what a beautiful set you have created - I love the colours and the wonderful sentiment! Gorgeous details! Thank you for sharing your art and your heart - what a blessing! {{{hugs}}}

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  10. Oh my word! Jan, you have certainly blown away both challenges with this lovely card. The entire set is gorgeous. I certainly understand about the fall colors. I love the lattice embossing folder you used and of course the Scripture is perfect. Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment.

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  11. That's a beautiful gift set, you did a fabulous job and I love the combination of pink and green, I don't think of it as springy, but definetly feminine!

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  12. wow what a beautiful set you did a great job on this thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment hope to see you again this week.

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  13. Oh Jan- everything is so, SO pretty! What wonderful, thoughtful gifts. The colors are all really lovely and you certainly added awesome detail to everything. Thanks for joining us and including The Perfect Sentiment in your awesome gift set. Beautifully done!

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  14. What a beautiful card, Jan!! Loving the pretty layers! Great projects!

    Hugs!

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  15. What a gorgeous ensemble Jan Marie!! I love your choice of papers and the different shapes. Gorgeous layering and details. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

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  16. This is such a pretty set! I love the little frame with the verse, I need to make some of these for gifts! How sweet of you to leave me such wonderful comments! You really make my day! Thank you and blessings!

    Kathy

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  17. Beautiful creations! Thank you so much for the blessing you left on my blog!

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Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!