Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sing of the Lord's great love!

I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever! Psalm 39:1
“Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, “ Ephesians 5:19
This little songbird will sing out her praises all day to the Lord without reservation and with such joy and sweetness. I will sing out loudly only in the safety of my car or when our congregation is lifting their collectively voices in praise. I am so thankful that the song that is most sweet to the Lord is not necessarily that which sounds the best to our ears, but that which comes from our heart as we praise and worship Him in spirit and in truth! May He give us hearts that rejoice through the trials and troubles of this life as we look to the One who can, will and (if you are trusting in Him) HAS delivered us from the guilt of your sins and, therefore, from death and hell. Who is that One? The Lord Jesus Christ. He is the one who said, "No man has greater love than this, that he lay down his life for his brother, " and then went on to do just that; and not just for one, but for all who will repent and believe!

ODBDSLC94 Love Recipe

For this week’s Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge, the team challenges you to a Love Recipe- Use items that remind you of Valentine’s including the word Love or Loves, hearts, lace and the colors red and white, pink and white, or all of them(must be more than minimal. . .make these colors the main colors)
To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a prize, a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! Entries for the prize must be submitted by Friday, February 3rd at 8 a.m. EST. One random winner will be chosen and announced next Saturday. If you are not using ODBD stamps, please do not enter more than once. Additional entries without using ODBD stamps will not be commented on or will they qualify for prizes.

While it is not required to use Our Daily Bread Designs images and sentiments on your creations, we would love to see them if you have them. As a way of recognizing those who do use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. In order to qualify for this award, however, you must use Our Daily Bread stamps and have your submission added to Mr. Linky by Friday, Feb. 3 at 8 a.m. EST.  If you upload your creations to Splitcoast Stampers or any other online gallery, please use the keyword is ODBDSLC94. When creating your posts on blogs please include a link to the challenge.

For some really beautiful work, please take a bit of time to visit  my fellow challenge team members blogs. . .I know you’ll just LOVE what you see!

Project Details

Stamps Used: ODBD Sing to the Lord
Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso, Memento Black.
Card Stock: SU Early Espresso
Designer Paper: SU Bella Birds
Accessories:  Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels and Donna Salazar’s Rose Creations, Sizzix Birds with leaves and flowers die, SU Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Tattered Angels Shimmer Mist, SU Pearls (colored pink!), EK Border Punch, lace, twill tape, Bic and Prisma color markers

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. This is just beautiful Jan Marie!! This is still one of my fave stamp sets ever. Your coloring is so soft and beautiful. Your stamping of the sentiment on the twill and the soft details is beautiful. Gorgeous take on the Love challenge.
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Jan marie, This is so beautiful, I love this stamp set, and can't believe I don't have it yet...will have to fix that very soon, You did wonders with it, so very beautiful, joyful, and sweet!! Beautifully coloured and put together!! hugs

  3. JanMarie, girl, you never cease to amaze me! This is so beautiful I am speechless! What a fabulous idea to stamp on the twill and your colorins....WOW...stunning! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  4. Jan I just love how soft and beautiful this is! Wonderful work all around!

  5. This is gorgeous...inside and out! Love the softness of the coloring and love the wavy banner w/sentiment! Hope you have a wonderful w/e!

  6. This is lovely Jan Marie! I love the soft colors and that soft banner is yummy! I love how you incorporated twill into the design! You have inspired me to try a new medium! Have a great weekend.

  7. Jan, your card is beautiful as always. I have this stamp set and never thought about stamping on twill tape - what a great idea. I too sing loudly in the safety of my own car. Thank you so much for linking this card to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  8. a beautiful card, jan marie... love the soft color palette you used! hugs!

  9. Beautiful, Jan Marie! Love the soft coloring on the bird and the stamped twill!

  10. A beautiful work of art, and of the heart, Jan-Marie. thank you for sharing it, and your thoughts.

  11. Oh this is so pretty Jan Marie! This remains ONE of my all time ODBD faves! Love the soft pinks you used! Loved reading your thoughts as well!

  12. Absolutely beautiful! Love the stamped twill and the soft colors, flower accents!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!