More Divine Design

December 9th, 2008

bvc-in-clippie-jami-08-custom-2.jpgI’ve worked on my Divine Design Bible verse project all year with the intention of giving it to a friend for her birthday this December.  The verse I posted yesterday was only #10 for me since I missed one month and one month I veered off and made another verse project for a special gift.  So I have two more journaling cards to share – one of them today and the last one tomorrow.

Today’s verse is Romans 8:18 which Lori shared with me when I put the call out to some sisters in Christ for verses to put into the little tin I was making for Laurie (click here to see that project).

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

This short little verse is so incredibly deep.  It just really hit me as soon as Lori gave it to me. Paul most certainly suffered – physical ailment, imprisonment and more and yet he was able to focus on the big picture throughout all of it.  It’s so easy to get caught up in even the smallest forms of sufferings in this life and it seems I rarely focus on that wonderful big picture of glory and eternity in my daily life.  What an incredible verse this is – certainly one to be memorized!



The card has a So Saffrom base with a layer of Rose Red, layer of Old Olive and then a piece of dp from the Cosmo Cricket Honey Pie collection.  The verse was printed on vellum and then I added an SU rub on and attached the vellum with the Rose Red brads.  As always I added a punched tab and coordinating ribbon.



 As part of this gift set I wanted to decorate a binder clip to display the chosen verse of the month.  I simply covered the base of the clip with some dp using Tombow Multi which works great on the metal surface.  The *joy* is SU and is punched out with the SU large oval.  The felt flowers are by Zva Creative and available at TE.  You’ll see more of them on the projects pieces I’ll share tomorrow and Thursday.  I love them and I’m going to need to get more! (oh I just checked TE and looks like Taylor only has one type of these flowers in stock at the moment, but I’m pretty sure she’ll be getting more in soon.  I think there should be at least 4 or more different choices.)  I used a So Saffron brad in the middle of the flowers to attach them to two punched circles.  The circles were then attached to the clip with a pop-up glue dot.  Some Sage Shadow grosgrain ribbon finishes it off.  I generally prefer to use a wide ribbon at the top of these clips but I just didn’t have one in a coordinating color.  These clips do need a tight bow tied at the top to keep the clip closed tight enough to hold a card, or photo or recipe or whatever.

I first saw the binder clip idea on SCS and I just love it.  It makes a great little gift or party favor.  It’s also nice as a place card holder for a special meal.


I’ll be back in a bit with another post full of fun news and announcements.  🙂


2 Responses to “More Divine Design”

  1. loricraig Says:

    This is wonderful – your reflection is right on… this scripture is so appropriate for so many things that face us in our life. Times are hard. Things go wrong. We do hurt. But, the suffering is nothing compared to the glory we shall see.

    You are such a dear blessing to me, Jami! Thank you for your friendship and support. Thanks for walking the Divine Design road. 🙂 Hugs!

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