Wednesday, January 2, 2008

SALT Challenge - Where Your Treasure Is...



Happy New Year! May 2008 be a year of blessings and growth in the Lord for you!

This week it was Gillian's turn to set the SALT challenge, her write up is below:

You know setting these challenges is quite a soul searching exercise. When I chose this theme the time of year came to mind the start of a New Year and so many of us make New Years Resolutions, we look at the New Year as a sign of change & a time to grow. In order to change & grow we must examine so this weeks challenge is perhaps a verse that may help you to examine. Please take inspiration from the Gospel of Matthew 6:21, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will also be."

I confess that I didn't have an "ah-ha" moment with this week's challenge, although it is an excellent verse and wonderful for heart examination - thanks Gillian! :-)

I ended up creating a note card holder and cards, which are housed in a thin tin holder and sporting four verses that I thought focused on a few "treasures" of God's goodness. The four notecards are identical except for the verses and scalloped paper accent. Paper is K&Company, stamp set and ribbon compliments of Stampin' Up!, and that fabulous giant "N" on the cover of the tin is Tim Holtz grungeboard...ever heard of it? It's new for me but boy is it amazing! It's a super tough material, soft, flexible and it holds up much better than chipboard. You can paint it, stamp on it, distress it - anything you want! You can check out grungeboard on Tim's site here. One of my other favs on this project, which might be tough to see, are the tiny safety pins holding my tags onto my ribbon. So fun! Oh and the flowers on the front are a white material (from Stampin' Up!) that can be colored any color you want! Super fun!

We'd love for you to join in with us on this week's challenge. Once you've completed your piece, leave us a comment on the SALT blog and we'll come and view your creations!

Happy Day!

3 comments:

Hazel said...

This is a beautiful response to the Salt challenge - I love it - and I think I must get hold of some of that grungeboard!

KardKrazy said...

These are absolutely beautiful note cards! Love the way you've altered the case, too. Great gift for someone.

mamaluke said...

Absaloutely GORGEOUS! I love that swirly wirly stamp! SU has come to the UK!!! Now do I become a demonstrator.......