Thursday, January 5, 2012

Be Strong and Take Heart

Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24

 It's the start of the new year and though we may be filled with expectation and hopes that the year will be uneventful and all smooth sailing, we know that may not be what the Lord has in store for our good and His glory! So, we are admonished and encouraged to be strong and take heart. . .our hope is in the Lord and not in the things of this world which are passing away!

The Challenge

It is time for ODBD Stamping In Time Challenge (SNTODBD51)!  The Challenge this rotation is all about 2012!  Or, at least the numbers that make up the year.  Like 2-0-1-2. The numbers are a formula or recipe for how much we can add  or not add to our card!   Any stamps are allowed; however, if you use ODBD stamps you are entered twice for the win!  Play as often as you like!  The more you play the more you increase you chances to win!  
2-  Use two of something
0-  Use zero of something (list what it dp?  No die cuts?)
1- Use one of something
2- Use two of something else
There are some lovely samples prepared for you by the ODBD designers:

 Now, it is your turn to play! Here are the guidelines.
     You must use ODBD Stamps! Other stamps allowed, but ODBD images need to be the focus!
  •     Use keyword codes SNTODBD51 and ODBD when linking to SCS, ODBD (ODBD stamps only) or public gallery.
  •     Be sure to use the LINK to be eligible for the gift certificate drawing!
  •     If you use either your blog link or online gallery, please give a link back to the ODBD Challenge Page

Project Details

This started out as the inside of a card. . .I liked it so much, I made another card. I liked the card so much that I made a wall hanging. This is a $5 frame. I covered the white mat with the faux leather, created a back panel and added essentially a card front to finish it off. The faux letter is really easy. . .take a leather colored shade of paper, sponge over with a slightly darker ink to give it some dimension. Dry emboss, sponge a bit more. . and there you have it! Crafted for a dear friend. . .

2 ~  Colors
0 ~  Ribbon
1 ~ Embossing Powder/Ink
2 ` Brads

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 3
Card Stock: Basic Black, Tan
Designer Paper: None
Ink: VersaFine Onyx, Creamy Caramel, Ranger Distress Antique Photo
Accessories: Brads, SU Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Sizzix Embossing Frame, Sizziz Texturz plate damask
Technique: Faux Leather

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Jan, what beautiful scripture. It amazes me there are SO many comforting scriptures from God's word. You have portrayed it beautifully in your project. WOW, it's stunning. Melissa added one of your cards to my blog and linked it back here to you. She's a sweetheart. Hugs ~ Abby

  2. Jan... all I can say is WOW! LOVE the idea of a wall hanging focusing on this wonderful verse! Love the faux leather... it is stunning! What a great gift idea and I love that this would be great for a guy too! The colors and leather look would look great in anyone's office or home! So excited to have you joining us in the bread basket!

  3. How rich and elegant Jan Marie!! I just love the depth and all of the texture you used to frame the scripture!! Your faux leather technique is perfect!! Gorgeous take on the challenge!!! So glad your time at ODBD has begun!! I look forward to working with you!!

  4. Jan Marie, this is so elegant! I love the colors you used and great idea to make it into a wall hanging! This does make a nice gift, and a beautiful verse to remember! Blessings! Kathy

  5. I love how you framed this Jan Marie! I love the faux leather technique and what a wonderful way to frame/highlight the scripture! Beautifully done!

  6. Jan Marie, this is just amazing! Rich design and detailing! Beautiful home decor!

  7. Jan this is wonderful - strong and masculine, and yet could be hung anywhere. That scripture is so powerful too - it is our hope in the Lord that makes us strong.

  8. OMGoodness!!! Jan Marie this is so elegant and absolutely gorgeous!!!!

  9. love, love , LOVE the look of the faux leather, gorgeous!

  10. Ooo, gorgeous, Jan! I'm sure your friend will feel stronger by this scripture and the love you put into making it.

    Thank you for your sweet friendship and how you've blessed me and been so supportive during this time of transition. You're a dear!


  11. This is really beautiful! It would be a wonderful gift!

  12. Jan you have outdone yourself again and what a great gift you have made. Love the faux leather and how it really looks like leather. Beautiful!

  13. Jan, it's a beautiful wallhanging! Wow!! Fun challenge.

  14. Beautiful Jan, I love your framed art, Its very striking, the Word just pops!! hugs


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!