Tuesday, November 29, 2011

For a friend. . .

A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised! Proverbs 31:30

The Lord tells us that the "fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." Do you fear the Lord? Are you in awe as you consider His majesty, His holiness, His purity, His omnipotence, His omnipresence, His goodness, His mercy, His wrath against unrepentant sinners. . . and the list goes on. He tells us not to fear the one who can harm the body, but only to fear the one that can condemn the soul eternally. The fear of the Lord is a godly attribute. . .and one that receives accolades from the Lord as evidenced in the scripture above.

Our Daily Bread Designs Forum Challenge

The challenge schedule is starting to solidify over at the Our Daily Bread Designs forum and this is the fifth Tuesday, so that means it's time for a Surprise Challenge. It's a surprise because we don't have it all planned out way in advance, but kind of wing it the week before. The first Surprise Challenge theme is "Anything But a Card." If you want to participate, just leave me a comment with a link to your project. If  it uses ODBD Stamps, be sure to upload it to the ODBD gallery and use the keywords ODBDFTS01 ~ that's it, no commas. We're having a few technical difficulties at the forum. . .as part of the transition from Christian Paper Crafts, the registration feature isn't working. However, if you've previously registered, you still have access, just log in, and then click the Forum button. It should take you right to the discussion board. If you click on "new posts," you'll see all that's been happening since your last visit. (We are seeking to honor the Lord and learn the lesson in patience that He has for us during this time!)

Project Details

This darling gift burlap gift bag was dug out of  a closeout bin. A flower here, a ribbon there. . .and it's ready to pack up and give to a special friend. The scripture is stamped on a scrap from an old salt sack, adhered to a re-purposed piece from a cardboard cracker box

Stamps: ODBD Fancy Labels and Scripture Collection 7
Ink: SU Riding Hood Red and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Satin roses and paper roses from Floral Supply, pearl strand from the thrift store, ribbon and lace trim, salt sack scrap fabric, buttons from my heritage stash.
Mechanical Things: Spellbinders Labels 17, Glue gun
Challenges: Our Daily Bread Designs Forum 

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. What a pretty project you've created from such a wonderful combination of diverse pieces! Just like the Lord does with us when He brings us all together! It's a thing of beauty, Jan Marie! Thanks you so much!...Nancy :o)

  2. What a sweet little bag...that you transformed into a beautiful gift! Indeed, it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God...having the awe of the Lord leads to heightened gratitude for the atonement of Christ!

  3. this is beautiful, Jan Marie. Love how you have re-purposed the bag and accessories.

  4. Oh my word, Jan, girl, this is absolutely AMAZING!!! I love everything about this fun little bag....I think I need to give this one try for sure!! Love that yummy lace and those rolled ribbon roses....gorgeous!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  5. Oh Jan Marie!!! Stunning!! I just love your sweet little bag! How creative to alter it!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Challenge again this week!!! I just love seeing your creations!!

  6. Beautiful bag, Jan!! The roses, buttons and lace certainly dress up burlap! Fun and yet such an elegant combination! And of course, the verse is perfect to complete the feminine touch! Gorgeous!

  7. Fearing and respecting the Lord's greatness and all His attributes brings security and peace. and yet with the Lord there is nothing else to fear as any other fear is not of the Lord.

    Sweet little purse, Jan! I love the creative recycling and the lovely contrast of the delicacy and the roughness.

    I love your new blog graphics!

    precious friendship hugs

  8. Oh this is so cute, I love your little bag, and especially the verse! hugs


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!