Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Salt Bi-Weekly Dare #1 - PRAISE!!

What better challenge to begin the Salt blog with but praise....Just writing the last post, announcing the launch of the site, causes me to praise!

From the SALT blog: "Express your praise to God in whatever way you choose.Praise is such a wonderful word. We give praise to people - especially children when they have done something that makes us proud and pleases us. We give praise to God because he has done everything for us and we are proud to be his children."

Webster's defines praise as "the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship. " When praise was offered as the first challenge two things instantly came to my mind; 1) Christ's work on the cross and 2) the blessing of my family.

The verse I choose, from Psalm 63, highlights why God is worthy to be praised. His love is demonstrated through Christ's work of redemption and in the way that He blesses us with the gifts of children, loving spouses and families, shelter, employment...well I could go on and on! These blessings cause me to sing God's praises and rejoice in His mercy and grace!

I found this beautiful glass trey at a my local superstore. Since it had cut outs for photos I thought it would be perfect to not only highlight some favorite photos but to also use some of the panels as a mini canvas.

All of the paper used for this project are from Crate, which I purchased at Eclectic Paperie. This particular design is called Crush and I adore it!! All of the stamped letters and images are from various Stampin' Up! sets, as well as the chipboard star, brads, and ribbon. Once I had the design ideas in mind, it was a fairly simple project to complete. I think I spent more time fooling with all of the photos! I'm excited to have the finished piece sitting on my coffee table, where it can serve as a reminder of one reason that I should offer praise!!

I heartful, giant THANK YOU to everyone who has visited and/or left comments. I truly appreciate each and every thought!!

Happy Creating!

Paper by Crate
Stamps, ink, brads, and ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Trey from Walmart


esther said...

What better way to have a constant reminder of God's love and goodness in your life, a great reminder of praise!

Hazel said...

It's so lovely to be involved in this new venture - particularly humbled to be sharing with such talented peeps as yourself!

Scripture by Design said...

Yeah yeah...praise on sister!

Debbie Olson said...

Your Praise project is lovely, Kim! I tried to leave a comment on the Salt Blog, but I couldn't remeber my Google password. I usually sign in as "Other" with my real name. . . Anyway, great job on that site too!

Lythan said...

I think this is just a wonderful idea and so beautifully put together. Your work is full of praise for the Lord and all he has done for you through your family

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Kim!! The ideas were all so clearly expressed, truly a work of art! :)

mamaluke said...

Lovely piece, what a great way to use crafting in every day life. So glad to be working with you!

Mel Goodsell said...

This is such a beautiful piece, you do lovely work,

Gillian :O) said...

Kim your tray is just STUNNING!
and a very special keepsake, not only because of the beautiful photo's of your lovely family, but because you have truly PRAISED God through your ART!