Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blog Candy Winner and His Holy Name Challenge

Hi everyone ! Sorry I'm so late in posting but I had my monthly hair maintenance trim and color and it took forever!

First, I'm happy to announce the winner of my blog candy - and that winner is #7:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...
Soooo cute - love the colorful animals!! I went to the sale, added stuff to my cart and got sidetracked by kids.... then when I came back, the sets I wanted were sold out. Figures.hugs, Jami
January 7, 2009 6:23 PM

So Jami - let me know if you want the School Fun Percy


or the Percy builds Frosty. - and I'll mail it out to you right away! E-mail me with your choice and your address to julia.aston@comcast.net

They are both really cute stamps from H&M Stamp Co - you can see cards I made with them here and here.

And now I want to share with you a year long challenge that I am so excited to be participating in over on Split Coast.

It is called His Holy Name and you can see all the details here on Split Coast. It is run by Patter (identicaltriplets) on SCS and this is her description of the challenge:

"For 2009, we will be focusing on the Names of God. Every other week, I will post a name of our precious Lord along with a small devotion. You then will find a key scripture or a promise associated with that name and create a scrapbook page, card, ATC, Rolodex card or whatever you feel like creating."

She posts the challenge both on the Split Coast challenge thread and on her blog every other Sunday by 5 pm.

The name of God she gave us for our first challenge was "Holy". I am going to be making 6x6 scrapbook pages and I will be putting them in protective sleeves and hanging them on a wooden rack (that DH is making for me even as we speak!) that I can keep on my desk at work or on a table at home so I can flip through them and reflect on the different passages I chose for each name of God as the year goes on.

Here is my first page for the name HOLY: I chose Hebrews 12:14 as my verse: Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy: without holiness no one will see the Lord.

My NIV (New International Version) Bible has a Concordance in the back of it that list words (such as Holy) and lists all the verses where that word is used - so that is how I will locate and choose the verses for the challenges. I looked through all the Holy references until I found one that 'spoke' to me. I thought this one particularly timely given the conflicts going on in the world right now.

And please notice my very own watermark on the bottom left corner! I FINALLY figured out how to make one on my Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 thanks to this wonderful tutorial by Kurtis that I actually found quite some time ago but never had the time to focus on until yesterday. I am just so excited by this little thing!

I hope you will look into the "His Holy Name" challenge - maybe it's something you'd like to do this year also?

Thank you so much for coming by!

Stamps: Scrolly & star - PTI Silent Night, Words and stem: PTI Rustic Branches, globe: MFT back to school, Lesson 1: Karen Foster Snap Stamps
Paper: white PTI, Night of Navy: SU, DP - narratives by Karen Russell Coral notebook
Ink: onyx black versafine
Accessories: crystal stickers, oval punch, designer label punch, copic B29, Avery mailing label, computer generated Bible verse: 3hourtour font and CK fraternity font

Edit: I just found out that Heather at H&M Stamps has re-ordered the following stamp sets - so if you were looking for those during the sale - she should have them in her store sometime soon.

Cats Meow

Lil Behind

Sweetly Stamped

My Favorite Valentine

Comfy Valentine

Old English

Christmas is a Good time for Cookies

7 comments:

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Woo Hoo!! Thank you Julia!!

I love your 6x6 page! Such a wonderful verse, and I love that coral paper and layout!

Great job on your watermark too!! :)
hugs, Jami

One4Joy said...

I love your first page, Julia! And that your DH is creating a proper place to hold these mighty works!

Congrats on your watermark, woohoo!!! I remember when I first figured it out for myself!!!

I've been praying about joining in this challenge and was afraid I might be taking on more than I could handle, but now that "one thing* is outta the way, I know your nudge is from the Lord! I'm going to begin my study tonight!

God Bless,

dpkennedy said...

What a beautiful card Julia...the scripture is wonderful! Thanks for the link to Kurtis' tutorial...I need that!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

First of all congrats to Jami enjoy your candy. Second I love you page it is a great start to this challenge. Hope you all have a great weekend and TFS.

Debbie/Phx AZ

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a great watermark Julia!! :) Love your creation too!! TFS!

Shirley said...

Congrats to Jamie and a really lovely lesson card and verse too!

JAR said...

Your page is beautiful!! I am so looking forward to this challenge! I need to get with it though, or I will be behind! Making my ATC today!