Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It Is Well With My Soul. . .

The Lord is my portion says my soul, therefore I hope in Him.
 Lamentations 3:24

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #124

The Our Daily Bread Designs' Challenge Team challenges you to make a card or project with some musical element. It can include a musical theme, some words in the sentiment in verse having to do with music or instruments, an embossing folder, designer paper, etc.
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, Oct. 7 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!
Rosemary Dennis  * Jan Keen * Kathy Roney
September Guest Designer: Katherine Lawson

Project Details

"It is Well With My Soul," is such a theologically rich and comforting hymn. It provides great encouragement to those who are trusting in Christ, but experiencing the "trouble in this world," that our Savior warned would be our lot. (John 16:33).  It is even more powerful, when one considers the circumstances which prompted Horatio G. Spaffford to take pen in hand as he traveled across the sea to join his wife, who had earlier departed with their daughters for a trip abroad. The ship they were in encountered rough seas and sank. Many lives were lost inlcuding the Spafford's young daughters. As his ship passed over the spot where it was thought the first ship went down, he picked up his pen and, by the grace of God and for the edification of saints for ages to come, he penned this hymn:
It is Well With My Soul

              When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
               when sorrows like sea billows roll;
               whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
               It is well, it is well with my soul.
               It is well with my soul,
               it is well, it is well with my soul. 

              Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
               let this blest assurance control,
               that Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
               and hath shed his own blood for my soul.

              My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
               My sin, not in part but the whole,
               is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
               praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

              And, Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
               the clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
               the trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
               even so, it is well with my soul.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs It is Well With My Soul, Scripture Collection 5.
Ink: VersaFine Sepia and Onxy Black, Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Tea Stain and Antique Linen
Paper: Black, Beige, metallic gold
Designer Paper: None
Accessories: SU Glimmer Brads, Stampendous PearlLustre Champagne Embossing Powder, mini brads.
Challenges: Our Daily Bread Designs SLC124

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. I just love It is Well with My Soul song. It was my grandmother's favorite as well. I remember singing it at her funeral. Although it was sad to lose her, it was such a joyful time to know she was where she wanted to be...with Jesus.

    Your card is beautiful and so creative. I love your colors, the embossing, and the opening with the sentiment in it. Very elegant.

    Have a great day!


  2. Beautiful Jan Marie! I love how you have curled back that lovely paper to reveal your sentiment! So rich, elegant and lovely! Hugs and blessings to you this week!


  3. This is a wonderful card! I love the way you've opened up the song to reveal our hope! The song is a classic that I love too! Beautiful job!

  4. Wow Jan Marie!! This is an awesome piece of art you produced!! I just love how you scrolled back the paper to reveal the words of an most Awesome verse, One of my favorites!! I Love your work!!

  5. What a work of art and would make a beautiful framed piece. May need to think about framing your work. Love it dear sister, a definite WOW!

  6. Beautiful card Jan Marie and I love that Hymn! I can still hear the Choir singing it at my old Church in NH. It is amazing the circumstances around him when he wrote this song. I love how you curled the paper to express the song! Blessings! Kathy

  7. This is beautiful Jan Marie. I agree with the others about the song, and also about how you curled the card back to reveal the verse. It's just beautiful.

  8. Jan Marie this is absolutely beautiful - I love the way you have constructed the card and the hymn you have chosen.

  9. What a beautiful way to frame out the Scripture. It is so revealing in so many ways! In the depths of great sorrow, out came a song but we would never have that "song" if the Word wasn't implanted deep within our souls. Thank you for such a thought provoking and gorgeous work of art. Blessings to you dear sister!

  10. your card is absolutely gorgeous, jan marie! i love how you framed up the verse using the background stamp... stunning work!!

  11. Wow!!! This is stunning Jan Marie!!! Just stunning!~

  12. Beautiful work of art! Just like you many beautiful and sound layers...my top 5 all-time favorite hymns btw!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!