It's day five of our blog hop. With today's project we have basically made it half way through. If you are following the loop, then you should have just arrived from Heather Summers' blog. Yesterday, Heather eluded to the fact that I am very organized. Funny thing is, I don't necessarily see that as one of my strongest personality traites. In reality, she is probably much more organized than me, but that girl is so crazy busy with her family and SU business, that I just couldn't ask her to do one more thing. With her leadership ability, she would have been the natural person to step up and take the lead with our blog hop, but since I have a few more hours to spare, I am a "few years" her senior, and I have some experience with blog hops, I volunteered to keep these ten talented women organized...at least for ten days. I make no promises after that!
Since today is Sunday, I thought I would show you a page that has a deeper spiritual meaning than meets the eye. If you have followed my blog for a while, you probably already know that I am a Christian. I try not to be in your face with it all the time, but I hope that it shows in the things I say and do. I know that I am not perfect (I am far from it), but I know that my sins are forgiven through my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
As I was working on my entries for the Artisan Award, I took the time to pray over each project and ask the Lord to guide me so that He would be glorified. During this time period, I was also attending a ladies Bible study. One of the things they suggested was that we print a Bible verse on a post-it, stick it places where we would see it, and be encouraged and to hopefully memorize the verse. Honestly, memorization isn't exactly the easiest thing for me, but I found this to be very helpful. So, since I design on the computer almost every day, I decided to choose a verse each week and print it on post-it notes not only for myself, but for everyone in the group. I'll show you how to do that later on (after the blog hop), but it is very easy to do. When I was working on this page of my beautiful great niece, I kept feeling compelled to add a Bible verse to the page. Since there wasn't a stamp that said what I wanted to say, I decided to create my own in My Digital Studio. I have to admit that I was a little scared about how it would be received, but I prayed that God would give me the boldness to take the risk and do something that I have never seen done in the Artisan Awards before. I had to totally step out in faith that it was the right thing to do.
I know that I haven't really told you much about how I created the page itself, but basically it made it in My Digital Studio, printed it, and added some traditional elements like resin flowers and ribbon to complete the look. Sometimes I like to trim my digital pages down a little and mount them on card stock. I think it gives them a more traditional feel and a little more stability when adding things like ribbon and other embellishments.
That's all for today. Don't forget, we have five more days of award-winning projects to share, so be sure to check back every day this week. Now it's time to see what Sandra Farrell has to share with you today. As always, here's a little guide to help you along the way.
Oops, I almost forgot the recipe for this project. Digital Elements: My Digital Studio; Springtime Vintage DSP, Easter Blossoms-Branch SBS; First Edition-Butterfly SBS; Fonts: Zapf Calligraphic BT, Bickman Script Pro Regular, CK Ali’s Hand. Traditional Elements: Not Quite Navy 12”x12” Cardstock; Patterns DSP Stack-Brights-Old Olive; Big Shot Machine; Little Leaves Sizzlits Die; 1/2” Seam Binding Ribbon-Baja Breeze; Heat Gun; Vintage Flower Adornments.