Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Comfort of God

I created this coaster frame for the Divine Design challenge on Splitcoast. Every month you choose a Bible Verse to memorize and make a card or project using that verse.I love this verse from 2 Corinthians - it reminds me that not only can I get comfort from God - but I can also give that comfort to others through my faith.

I used Amy Rysavy's great tutorial to create this frame. Added NOTE: You have to use the light coasters with your Nestabilities and cuttlebug to cut these and I get the coasters at Eclectic Paperie. I used a newly released stamp set from Artful INKables called Plant Prints. I off stamped the large fern before stamping it over the computer generated verse so that it wouldn't be too dark over the words. I stamped and cut out several of the smaller fern stamp in the set, curled the fronds on my finger and attached them to the corners.
I added Dew Drops to 3 of the corners.

You'll see on Amy's tutorial how you cut a piece from the square that you punch out of the front to make an eisel to hold up the frame on the back. You could also attach a piece of magnet and hang this on your fridge or metal cabinet. You can see my other coaster frames here.

Kristin is offering 10% off all stamp sets over at Artful INKables for the month of July - so be sure to hop over there and get your order in!!

Here are a few pictures from my vacation in NH that just ended! Back to work tomorrow :(
We went to a craft fair at Gunstock Mountain on Sunday.
We rode the chair lift up the mountain. This is a view of Lake Winnepsaukee, NH on our way down.
I always search out the potter booths - this guy was having his first show.
Cohen Caswell Ceramics
And these are my purchases from him - a toothbrush holder that I'm going to use to hold pens, brushes, etc on my work table - and a sponge holder for the kitchen sink area - I bought one of these last year and it is just super to hold the sponge up so it dries out in between uses.
Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Arftul Inkables: Plant Prints
Paper: Very Vanilla: SU, DP: The Paper Loft - Spring Fling: Garden Party, 2 Thin coasters
Ink: Olive, Vineyard Berry: Close to My Heart
Accessories: dew drops, glue dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, square nestabilities, cuttlebug


Beth said...

What a wonderful little frame. This would make such a sweet gift!

dpkennedy said...

Your coaster frame is gorgeous! What a beautiful verse, it goes perfect with your beautiful leaves and colors! Thanks for sharing your pictures too...love the sponge holder-what a great idea!

Kim said...

That coaster is gorgeous! TFS

Jennifer Muraoka said...

OMG, this is beautiful!!! Look at all this detail. I think this just might be my favorite. If I had a favorite button I would be tapping away on it!!!! I hope your fourth was spectacular!!!

Linsey said...

Oooh, what a lovely new set--and a perfect time for 10% off--I'm making my first purchase asap, now! OH, these pictures are great too, Julia! Sound like such a neat time! I have always wondered what Lake Winnepasuakee was like ever since I watched "What About Bob?" and they spent their summer there! I always wanted to go there after that! And look, you're near enough to do so and you did! How cool!! i love your new crafting organizers-they are gorgeous and very artistically inspiring themselves! thanks for the super share! hugs!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Julia I love your frame! It's gorgeous!

Great vacation pix also...thanks for sharing :)

Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful project, Julia!

So sorry to hear that your vacation has come to an end ... that stinks.

Thanks for sharing your photos!!

One4Joy said...

love the detail on your scripture coaster, Julia! I have enjoyed seeing them each month and this one's no exception. Great pottery and equally genius idea for using it in a different way. gorgeous color. Hold on to all those happy vacation memories...and welcome back to our world!!!!

Julia said...

Very pretty frame!

Debbie Olson said...

Such a lovely frame, Julia! I just noticed the optical illusion (I assume!) in your blog banner too--very interesting and clever!

Kristin said...

This is beautiful, Julia! I was trying to use those leaves as cutouts the other day and failed miserably. You did a great job, I shouldnt have tried to cut so close. You are on fire with this set!

Anonymous said...

Your Bible verse frame is adorable! I've enjoyed visiting your blog.