Friday, September 19, 2008

Bloom with the Fruit of the Spirit

I am in a Bible study called Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore. This Bible study is about exploring the Fruit of the Spirit. I decided to make bookmarks for all of the ladies participating. Living in the Spirit is very relevant to the believers life. I want to daily change my day and not just my life. I need to live in the Spirit to have purpose beyond me. To live in the Spirit, I need to not be self-absorbed. We all live self-absorbed don't we? I want to have abundant living in the fulness of the Spirit.
Here is the bookmark. It is honkin' HUGE isn't it!!! LOL I used chipboard coasters for these and colored the edge with Chocolate Chip. I used the set Bloomin' Beautiful because it has flowers and because of the word "bloom" and the blossom definition. I just had to use it and I sure had a lot that I wanted to cram on this bookmark. I wanted the Fruit of the Spirit printed on there and I just used the computer to do that. I covered the chipboard with a chocolate piece of Bella Rose DSP. The scalloped edge piece is Riding Hood Red and the green over that is Old Olive. Shimmery white was used to stamp the blossom definition and the flower. The flower is stamped in Chocolate Chip Craft and embossed with clear EP. I colored with inkpads with the aquapainter. The hardware is the Vanilla HPH sponged and wiped off with chocolate chip ink. I also added the Filigree Designer Brads.
The ladies will get these next Wednesday.
All items © Stampin' Up!


Shelley ~ Photocropper said...

BEAUTIFUL Bookmark Debra! HUGE... this is a trend with you lately!!! LOL! I love it! I am sure that your Bible Study sisters will love it too!

buggin2stamp said...

This is gorgeous Debra. I love that ribbon and the little silver flowers. I am curious how it looks in a book (considering how large it is). I am having a hard time visualizing it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful bookmark.

Praise God for His grace and love for us. I pray God will bless you and minister to you in your journey to draw closer to Him.

lisa onestampinmama said...

not sure you know how to make anything small!! It is beautiful and I am sure they will love it!

Jen said...

The ladies are going to love their bookmarks! You are so kind to make one for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Debra! Sure do wish I was in your Bible study group! :) For more than one reason, of coarse, but my goodness...these bookmarks are so fun. I love them. Thanks for sharing...they are just too perfect for the study...just perfect!

Beth Hartley!

Stampndiva said...

I did this bible study this summer. It is amazing! I learned so much about the bible and women and mostly just about myself.
Have fun and enjoy!
God Bless

Gail S. said...

Debra, I'm doing the same Bible study! It's fantastic! And I had the same idea, that is making bookmarks for the ladies! You are ahead of me since I haven't even started. I plan to do pears since we see them in between segments of the study. What week are you doing? It really is a great Bible study.