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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Trust in God

Our Daily Bread Designs, ODBDSLC203, Glory, Scripture Collection 6, Beautiful Borders Dies, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens

This week's Shining the Light challenge is a Sketch Challenge

Since I love flowers (and coloring them), I used one of the new May release sets, Glory, and added a verse from Scripture Collection 6. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees, keeping it simple by adding one of the Beautiful Borders dies, along with a bow (some seam binding dyed with a Copic marker) and a rose card stock matting to coordinate. 


This verse is a very special one for me. I read John 14:1-3 at my mom's funeral from her Bible, which is the version I memorized from as a young girl (and it still is hard to memorize in other versions!). This passage remains a great comfort to me, and it also comforts me in knowing that whatever God brings into my life (whatever it is), He is with me through it all. He will guide me, give me peace and comfort, and help me through all of life's trials. 

Let not your heart be troubled: 
Ye believe in God, believe also in Me. 
In my Father's house are many mansions: 
If it were not so, I would have told you. 
I go to prepare a place for you. 
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, 
And receive you until myself; 
That where I am, there ye may be also.
John 14:1-3

To see all the creations in one place or join the challenge, please visit Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. You have until May 25 to join us. You may use any stamps to enter, but if you have any Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have an opportunity to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be "spotlighted" for the Shining the Light Award (the SLC award is only for those who use ODBD stamps). We would love to see your creations!

For more beautiful inspiration ideas for this challenge, please visit my precious design team sisters:


I have also entered this card for this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge.  

Thanks so much for "stopping by" and leaving a comment or sharing a thought. 

I thank my parents, Sunday School teachers, and many others for encouraging me to memorize portions of God's Word when I was young and am thankful that God often brings these verses to mind when I need them most. I trust you too will hide God's Word in your heart!

For His glory,

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Glory, Scripture Collection 6 (ODBD)
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White and Autumn Rose (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento),
Tools/Accessories: Copic markers, Beautiful Borders dies (ODBD), seam binding dyed with R83, red tape
Card Size:  A-2

20 comments:

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The colors and image are so soothing and that scripture is one of the greatest for peace. Thank you for dropping in to visit us at Word Art Wednesday today with this beautiful art. Blessings, Carole

Robin Clendenning said...

I just love your red morning glories and ribbon!! The color is so bright, bold and happy!! Love your scripture too!! That script was part of a wonderful song I learned while in YWAM over in Germany!! Gives us such hope for the future!

Becky said...

This is beautiful! So simple but so elegant.

Pamela Haskin said...

Cheryl, this is a gorgeous card! One of my favorite scriptures too!

DJ Rants said...

So gorgeous!! Love your layout here with the flowers surrounding the beautiful verse, and the wonderful lace edge, superb!! Blessings!!

Shelia said...

Beautiful take on the sketch challenge. Love the verse and that it is so special to you. Gorgeous coloring too!! Hope to find some time to play along this week. If I do, I may just totally case your lovely card!! :-)

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so beautiful.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wonderful work Cheryl adore this card .. lovely words too my we remember them all throughout our day so we do not become anxious but rather fpray to our dear Heavenly father for the matter concerning us.. love Shaz in Oz.xx

Alshandra said...

Beautiful card Cheryl - very elegant. Love your red morning glories and gorgeous ribbon. I learnt this passage in Sunday School and I too am grateful that God brings passages to our minds when we need them most!

Diana Nguyen said...

What a clean and gorgeously colored card! Love it!

Grace said...

Your card is gorgeous Cheryl and your words are even more beautiful! Love your coloring of the morning glories and the gorgeous bow, and yes this is a very comforting Scripture! Thanks for sharing how special it is to you!
hugs,
Grace

SarahGeorge said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful combination of white pink and green! Adore this card :)

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet Cheryl! Your card, as always, is lovely! I like the sweet ribbon on it :)

The Scripture you shared blessed my heart this morning, "Let not your heart be troubled. . ." I must confess that there are many times I allow my heart to be troubled yet there is no need or purpose for our hope and promise IS in Jesus. Thank you, dear friend, for sharing this :)

Have a wonderful long weekend! Hugs to you

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is a very beautiful card Cheryl. It's been so long since I've watercolored, I think I must be incredibly rusty, but should give it a go. Your post is beautifully written, I'm so sorry for the loss of your Mom. Praise The Lord she's in a far better place than us. Hugs!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Cheryl, your card is beyond beautiful! The lovely flowers are a perfect frame for the comforting and beautifully scripted verse. Love that dainty little border along the edge, too. The ribbon color turned out great and is so pretty with the flowers.

Kelley said...

Beautiful, Cheryl! Love your pretty coloring!!

Cranberry Morning said...

That is beautiful, Cheryl!! And I know what you mean about memorizing in one version. I memorized so much in KJV when I was a kid and now when I read the NIV it doesn't sound right. :-) I'm stopping in from Stephanie's blog and am now following via Feedly Reader.

Linda Carson said...

Love the richness of this beauty Cheryl! Beautiful coloring, encouraging verse and lovely bow! Picture perfect!

Greta said...

Finally getting to my computer so I can leave you a comment! This is one of my all-time favorite cards, Cheryl! I love how you used the sketch, the scalloped border, your gorgeous coloring & that verse--a masterpiece, my friend!

Katie Sims said...

Another gorgeous Cheryl creation! Love the simplicity of the design to show off your beautiful blooms and again, the powerful message. Your post brought back some sweet memories for me...as a child in Sunday School we each had a paper crown and for each verse we memorized we got to add another jewel in the crown. We were all studying so hard so we could have a crown full of beautiful jewels....not realizing at the time, we would end up with a heart full of scripture and a mind full of beautiful memories. Thanks so much for trip down memory lane, Cheryl! :)