I fell in love with the idea of scripture cards when I first saw them at http://www.pinkroomponderings.blogspot.com/. Thankfully Angie, also known as BritChickNY, graciously agreed to write a guest blog here at Simply Faithful so we could learn more about the cards and about creativity. May you be inspired…
Hello all you creative souls out there! Yes! You! (Oh, you don’t think you are creative? Hm….you might be surprised) Think about it. What does being creative mean? Well, to be honest I believe that many of us think that it means we make a living creating something that someone else wants. It means that nobody can do “this” better than we can. It’s having someone compliment us on our handiwork. I beg to differ. To believe that, denies us the joy and freedom of expressing ourselves in a way that He intended to glorify Him and not us, and to use His gifts regardless of the stamp of approval from others or even ourselves.
Anybody who knows me will tell you that I always have projects on the front (and back!) burners. Just gotta be “doing.” Always on the look out for ideas. And completely inspired by what I see other artists/quilters/sewers/knitters works in progress. Here’s a little project that I did back in 2010. Rolodex Scripture cards. Go-ahead, Google that one! Whoa. Little works of art, touchy feely and so accessible. All jumbled together and taking up so little space and yet the possibilities are endless. And so….I participated in a scripture card swap. These are the cards I received.
Look, His word, in lovely bite size pieces, decorated and embellished and ready to encourage the recipient. And I am encouraged! Creatively and Faithfully! They all fit so nicely in a rolodex on my desk. Daily reminders.
Each person took the time to search the Word, thinking all the time about the others in the swap. Spending time putting papers together, gathering the trims and embellishments. All of us using the same “template,” but look how individual they are.
And these cards lend themselves to other “themes.” How about “thankful for” cards with your children? Perhaps a family photo album with special thoughts or memories of that person, or a shower gift for a newlywed or new mom with scriptural encouragement. The possibilities are endless but they do not have to be complicated. We ARE all creative, sometimes we just need some inspiration (and a little nudge) from each other. Please visit or contact me at http://www.pinkroomponderings.blogspot.com/
I would love to hear from you and look forward to see Him work in your creative world.
Angie (aka BritChickNY)