Sunday, January 1, 2012

{HSCRC12} Hymn #1 Amazing Grace

I decided it was time to get out of some of the things I have been obligated to so that I could make some time for just me, stamping what I want to stamp and maybe that would include stamping something special for me. A couple of years ago, I took part in Patter's Names for God challenge and made some wonderful little flip books with a scripture on each one. I just cherish those books. Last year I did not have time to take part because of some design team obligations and trying to sell my cards in some area shops. Letting those go for now, I decided that my stamping resolution would be to take part in some challenges I've been missing and trying some new ones I haven't ever done before. When I went to Patter's blog and saw this year she was going to be doing a hymn a week for the challenges, I just knew this was the little project I need to do just for me. Church music has always been the heart of worship for me, and even though I don't have a gorgeous solo voice, God did give me a decent alto voice to sing harmony with others. Besides, no where I have found that a perfect voice is required to worship God, it is only stated as "making a JOYFUL noise." When your heart is full of praise, God hears it with all the beauty necessary! It's good to be back doing these challenges. I'm making it my weekly commitment and if you want to take part too, check it out here.

Here's my first hymn and I look forward to many favorites to follow. Not only are hymns inspiring in our faith, I have found that it helps me keep scriptures in my head better. May your new year be blessed with all the things that bring a song to your heart and the words of truth to your lips.

8 comments:

Sarah said...

I really enjoyed your comments about this challenge. Your page is beautiful and I, too, was glad to see the theme of hymns. Looking forward to a new year of opportunities. Happy New Year! Hugs, Sarah

Blessed Ladybug said...

Awesome job on the First HSCRC12, i'malso excited and am taking part inonce another Patter cross Challenge.....Thanks for posting you did and awesome job.. stay blessed....Happy New years

Creative Cutter Room said...

Beautiful Card! I love this hymn and your card does it justice. TFS Cathie
www.creativecutterroom.com

Lynn McAuley said...

What a perfect fit for you with your love of music and wonderful musical talents!! I know this challenge will bring you much joy and us many beautiful cards this year!

Stamp what you love!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! Love the contrasting colors you used. You comments about this challenge were inspiring as well! {Hugs}

Patter Cross said...

Oh this is just beautiful! Love the color scheme you chose! So very glad you can join in this year! Many blessings to you!

A-M said...

Very nice piece of art. I do like the touches of red.

NickelNook said...

Amen, Liz! I think many of us feel the same way about the "joyful noise" business of worship! This new challenge will be a great blessing to us all! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely page and words!...Nancy :o)