Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Scripture Thursday ~ Featured Friends for Mother's Day


Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.

Proverbs 31:10




Mother's Day History:  The campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the U.S. was started by Anna Jarvis, and became successful in 1914.  It is celebrated all over the world.  Traditionally, a person offers a gift, card or remembrance toward their mothers, grandmothers and/or maternal figure on Mother's Day. ~ Wikipedia ~
My friend Karen at Papercraft Memories, regularly makes free WORDart.  You can click on the scripture graphic below to visit her blog and download without the watermark.

Papercraft Memories ~ Visit to download without watermark
 

My friend Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose Blog, has offered to be a guest today featuring her Scripture Jar.  I saw this previously on her blog and loved the idea.  I thought it would be perfect to share as we approach Mother's Day. It would also be a nice idea to have children make one to help with their memorization. 






In Stephanie's Words:

Scripture is wonderful to have out at all times since it's not always possible to get to a Bible.  With all that has taken place in my life recently, I thought now would be a perfect time for me to make one for myself and family members.
It's amazing what verses of love, encouragement and comfort can do for a sad heart.

It's always better to think upon that which is pure, lovely, and of good report (Philippians 4:8).  When I keep my thoughts on Christ I am keeping myself from falling into deep sadness and troubled thoughts.



My mom likes posting verses on her bathroom mirror, in cupboards and in closets.  I love visiting her because I know I will find a verse when I open a cupboard door.

With this jar, all you have to do is pull out a stick and the verse and reference are written on it.  A great way to be blessed and renewed while on the go.  Also a great way to memorize Scripture.

It's very easy to make and will make your life more full with God's sweet blessings.



Items needed:

glass jar
paper
Mod Podge
large Popsicle sticks 
paint
paintbrush
marker
hot glue gun/glue
lace
waxed paper





Lay your Popsicle stick on wax paper and apply a coat of paint.  (Or you can use colored sticks or keep them plain. I wanted a soft green color so I painted them).

While drying, cut the paper to fit around the glass jar and apply Mod Podge to the jar; firmly press paper onto it.  Apply lace with hot glue around the top edge of the jar.

Paint the other side of the Popsicle sticks, let dry.  Write out desired verse onto one side of the stick and the reference on the other side.



I cut out a border and flowers using a paper punch.  It added a nice touch to the middle of the jar.


Blessings to you, friends!
~ Stephanie ~

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand forever
.  ~ Isaiah 40:8 ~



Thanks so much Stephanie and Karen for sharing your talents here this week at Little Birdie Blessings.   I pray you all have a blessed Mother's Day. 

If you missed last week's Scripture Thursday, you can find it here:

Scripture Thursday ~ Mothers of Influence




This post is linked to: Monday's Musings, Word Art Wednesday, Hearts 4 HomeEncourage One AnotherHope in Every Season, Free Pretty Things for You,






17 comments:

Natalie said...

Hi Abby, I think the Scripture jar is a great idea!! Thanks for having Stephanie share this homemade gift. I think I may make one for my mom. I know the Lord speaks through His Word so this may be just the thing that may help minister to her heart.
Happy Mother's Day to you and all the moms who read and visit your blog! God bless.

Stephanie said...

Dearest Abby, thank you for your kindness and friendship! And thank you for sharing Karen's picture and link to her website. The picture is just lovely and I would enjoy using it for a special craft.

I hope you, sweet lady, have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Blessings and love to you!

Angela said...

I get excited when I see a post from you. I LOVE this craft. Thanks again for shining His light :)

blessings~~angela

JES said...

Thank you for sharing the two sweet projects and the beautiful clip art :)

Mary said...

Lovely post. Love the beautiful clip art! Thank you!

Debbie Harris said...

Hello Abby! Dropping by to wish you a blessed Mother's Day!
Beautiful post to share for Mother's Day.

Joy to you!

Karen Murray said...

Abby, thank you so much for sharing my blog and wordart with your readers. I love the scripture jar idea...it's fantastic. I'm going to check out Stephanie's blog and see what else she has going on. I enjoyed the history on Mother's day as well.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Karen

Vee said...

Sweet idea...cute decorated jar, too. I was shocked to learn the first year of blogging that lots of countries have their date designated for Mother's Day. I thought everyone celebrated on the same day.

Conniecrafter said...

I have little cards with scripture on them on my cupboards so I can read them as I am working, I love this idea!

Bernadette Bliss said...

Abby, A great reminder this week. Thank you for Karen's art and the scripture jar craft. I love them both. Have a blessed and Happy Mothers Day sweet lady. Hugs, Bernadette

Marcia said...

Beautiful verse, and I think Stephanie's work is always so pretty. This is perfect.
Happy Mother's Day, Abby.

Naomi@What Joy Is Mine said...

Abby...what sweet gifts to share. Thank you for a wonderful post. Praying you have a blessed Mother's Day sweet friend. Hugs.

Mrs. Smith said...

Enjoyed this post! Have a wonderful Mother's Day, dear Abby!!

Pamelyn said...

Thanks for sharing these ideas from two very talented ladies!

no spring chicken said...

Scripture jar ideas are turning in my head for the upcoming baby shower my girls are throwing for their sister Saturday.. if there's time... hmm. Love it!

Blessings, Debbie

Joy said...

What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing!

Patty said...

I like this idea of the Scripture jar and have pinned it!