Friday, August 6, 2010

HE is ABLE challenge!

Hello Friends and Family,
Hope you are enjoying your Saturday! Here is a new challenge I'm entering and I want encourage you to check out Traci's blog "He is Able" it will bless you for sure. Her love for the Lord is so evident and she wants to do what she can to spread His love and His Word out to blogland. So please won't you go and visit with her and let her know I have sent you her way!
Here are Traci's instuctions: August 8th is our 40 day WE Are Celebrating!

This challenge is about a very righteous man. It's Noah. Let me share a couple of things the Bible says about this man: Genesis 6:9-"But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God."And, Genesis 6:22-"Noah did everything just as God commanded him."
Now let's take a look at the number 40 in this part of the Bible: Genesis 7:4-"Seven days from now I will send rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights..."Genesis 7:17-19-"For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered."
How to play: Make a card or bookmark depicting anything mentioned in these quotes about the righteous man, Noah. Or about the quotes pertaining to the number 40.

How to enter: At any time, please leave a comment with a link to your card or bookmark.

Then, mail your card and an extra envelope to:
Traci Starkweather
116 Colyer Drive
Longwood, Florida 32779

How to Win: Traci will enter the name of each person who sends their card into a random drawing. (Enter as many times as you would like!)

What You Will Win! The person's name that is chosen by random drawing, will receive the first half of all of the cards received for this contest! Yippee! The other half, will go into the very large blessed pile of cards for her blog!

Here is my card for the challenge and since we were talking of Noah I used a lot of blue for the water and browns for the ark. The dove with the olive branch suggests peace of course (the stamp says that!) however, after the waters receded Noah sent out the dove and on the second trip out of the ark of safety the dove brought back an olive branch to Noah - the storm had passed. After 40 days and nights of judgment comes a new day! If you are in the midst of a storm know that God has an ark of safety for you and that it is the Lord Jesus Christ. Call upon Him for your salvation and it will be a brand new start, a brand new day for you!!


This card also qualifies for the Fun on Friday#65 challenge to use a Scripture on a card. You can find this challenge at Christian Paper Crafts!!

Have a great day and be blessed of the Lord!! This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it!

Details:Paper: Karen Foster designer paper; Bazzill cardstock; Stamps: VERVE (sentiment) Dove image: Unity Stamp Co. ; Ink: Memento, rich cocoa, Distress ink, Faded Jeans; Ribbon: American Crafts: Stickles, Ranger; Classic scallop circle diecut (Nestabilities - Spellbinders) Cuttlebug, Divine Swirls folder.


1 comment:

  1. Natalie, this is such an awesome card! I love the embossing swirls, the stickles. Just very nice all around.

    By the way, my daughter is doing wonderful, thanks to an almight God!