Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Delight Yourself in the Lord

Delight  yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

This scripture is just one of my favorites as it helps me to refocus when I get distracted and start looking to the things of this world to satisfy my soul. . .there is only one who can, and that is the Lord and He has opened the way with reconciliation through the Lord Jesus Christ. This scripture reminds me that only He can satisfy and that when I delight in Him, when I seek first His righteousness, when I store up my treasures in heaven, only then am I truly satiated. What I've discovered is that by delighting myself in the Lord, He truly gives me the desires of my heart, because my heart's desire is 1) to be known and loved by Him and 2) that He might receive all of the glory, honor, praise, worship and adoration that are His alone!! May you delight yourself in the Lord and receive the sweet blessings and desire of your heart! Lord bless!

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #118: Use Scripture

This week, the Our Daily Bread Design's Challenge Team challenges you to use scripture on your project!! (Not to hard, is it?)

To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! And, if you use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. All submissions must be added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, August 12 at 8 p.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
Please take a bit of time to visit  my fellow challenge team members blogs, you'll be blessed!
 Linda Lucas 
 (August Guest Team Member)

Project Details

This card was made based on the sketch challenge from the past couple of weeks (ODBD SLC117) with some modification and using the same designer series paper pack: Prima Almanac. Only this time, I colored the DP so that it would better match the color scheme of the card. I used a combination of Bic and Prisma color alcohol based markers and colored in the flower, the bird (in the cage, the butterfly and a few other areas. If you haven't tried this technique, give it a try!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Series 2; Bird and Butterfly Labels
Ink: Blush Memento Black, Versa Fine Onyx Black.
Paper: Black, peach and ivory
Designer Paper: Prima Almanac ~ Colored
Accessories: Spellbinders Label 18 die (matches ODBD Bird and Butterfly Labels), seam binding, crochet lace, pearls, Prima Pearl Bebe Almanac flowers and Prima Vintage Trinkets.
Techniques: Coloring Designer Paper using alcohol based markers, Stampendous Black Embossing Powder.
  • Our Daily Bread Designs~ Shining the Light Challenge #118

Blessings! jme ~ SD


  1. Your card is so soft and beautiful Jan Marie, and the scripture is such a wonderful message.

  2. Jan Marie I love this pretty vintage card!!! And this is one of my favorite scriptures too!!!!

  3. So stunning Jan Marie!! I just love the peach and black combo, the flowers and your choice of dp. Very vintage looking!!

  4. I just love the soft tones to this gem Jan Marie! The soft peaches and black flourishes are so very elegant! Thanks so much for blessing my day!


  5. I just discovered your blog and I admire your creations! I congratulate you! sorry for my bad english, I'm French ... lol!

  6. Soooo beautiful Jan Marie! LOVE the dp, and the soft stamping on the frame with the verse over stamped! Gorgeous!!! Hope all is well with you!

  7. This is simply GORGEOUS Jan Marie!!! I love the colors and papers and brilliant to color the dp to match! I love the verse you used (I kind of like them all lol) and I love the words you gave at the beginning of your post...good thing to remember. Blessings! Kathy

  8. This is So very PRETTY Jan Marie...I love your dsp and how it set of the beautifully framed verse!!

  9. What a unique idea to color in the patterned paper Jan! Love the finished effect.

  10. Jan Marie I love the colours you have used on your card, and the gorgeous dp's and accents that all serve to draw the eye to the scripture.

  11. your card is an absolute delight, jan marie!!! so many beeautiful details... hugs!!

  12. So beautiful and I love that verse!

  13. such pretty coloring and papers, love the little bird charm, Lovely card!

  14. This is beautiful. I love this verse, too. Delighting in Him IS the desire of my heart.


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!