Why Scraps of Grace you ask??? Primarily because it is through God's grace that I am able to do what I love...scrapbooking, cardmaking, basically anything that has beautiful paper and embellishments involved. This is also a place to share my work as well as whatever is on my heart. A creative outlet for the mind, body, and soul.

I encourage you to relax, read, and browse a while and I hope that your day will be brightened and blessed by what you encounter.

Friday, January 14, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge is The Scrappiest

This week I combined two challenges into one layout...what can I say, I'm working more and my time to craft is limited.  Plus I love Liz's sketches over at The Scrappiest so I tend to lean towards using them naturally.  So this week's sketch is shown below and the ABC Scripture Challenge to start off the year was the word Anchor.  I immediately thought of the Chris Tomlin song "I Will Rise" when I read this challenge.  God's word firmly grounds me on a daily basis.  I often feel I should be devoting significantly more time to being in His word.  This scripture challenge is letting me do just that and I can't wait to see what more God has in store for me.
Here's my take on the challenge & sketch...
I stitched my circle on my sewing machine (which hasn't gotten a ton of use since I got it over a year ago).  I was thrilled to discover this beautiful vine with leaves pattern.  It was SO easy and I love how it turned out.
These are the journaling cards that are tucked into the Maya Road kraft envelope that is next to the photograph.  The journaling is lyrics to the Chris Tomlin song.
I think you can see the stitched circle better in this picture.  I have a whole new love for my sewing machine and I bet you'll be seeing many more pretty patterns sewn onto layouts in the future!
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NickelNook said...

Hi Catherine! Your Scripture Challenge page is really beautiful! I love the stitching and the wonderful song lyrics! I used song lyrics on several of my pages last year! I look forward to seeing your next page!...Nancy :o)

Susan M said...

Really beautiful page lovely colours!What a wonderful way of journaling too.

Liz Chidester said...

Love the way you flipped the sketch and I love the stitching!
Great job, thanks for joining us at The Scrappiest!