Sunday, July 27, 2008

Coming next - greeting cards . . .

Well, I have posted a number of framed pictures in the last week or so and am now ready to begin the daunting task of selecting which greeting cards to post both here and on my forthcoming etsy site - I make so many styles, it's gonna be hard to know where to begin. Each card is pretty "time consuming" as each is embellished with ribbons, flowers, brads, etc.

Well, I'd best get started! Y'all have a good week!


Today I posted more of the Scripture pictures I make. Learning to work with my camera and framed pictures with glass (glare problems, you know) has been interesting to say the least. My family would tell you that if we want a family snapshot of an event, the camera is kept very far away from me. Half the family will be out of the picture, or no one will have a head. But, I press on. Yesterday I signed up for an etsy store - - and pictures of what I make are a pretty important feature! Nothing is there yet, but hopefully there will be products listed in the next week or so!

My thing is handcrafted Scripture greeting cards and framed Scripture pictures. I have lots of new ideas churning around in my head, but I'll post on my blog when etsy is up and running!

Have a blessed Sunday!


You Are a Daughter of the King - God wants you to Soar with Him!

"Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and faint not." Isaiah 40.31

You Are a Daughter of the King - Womanhood is the harp of the Eternal over whose strings He breathes His sweetest music!

"May the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5.23

You Are a Daughter of the King - God wants you to Soar with Him!

"Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and faint not." Isaiah 40.31

Jesus Christ is Joy and heart music!

"I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." Philippians 1.6

Our God is an Awesome God

"Come and what God has done; He is awesome in His deeds toward His children!" Psalm 66.5

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A series of pictures of my pictures . . .

Today I am posting (below and above) a number of Scripture pictures (almost all pics are 5 X 7) without alot of details. Scroll down a bit (to July 22) and you will see more pictures with detailed descriptions and specs. Hopefully you can see that each piece contains several layers (even behind glass you can see the 3D effect) of papers, ribbons, embellishments, etc. One recurring theme is: "You are a daughter of the King!" This is a glorious truth for Christian girls and women to realize, to really begin to grasp and to cherish! Enjoy!

Hopefully my work will be on a website soon and also on Occasionally I auction on eBay.

The plan is to have Scripture pictures and greeting cards "out there" for sale soon. I currently sell cards to individuals, limited retail accounts, and church ministries and have been doing so for about twelve years. Greeting cards have been my passion for years; Scripture pictures are fairly new in my "creative life."

Very soon there will be pictures of greeting cards on this blog--some to blend with the pictures.

So, scroll up and down a bit and enjoy the Scripture and messages!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rejoice . . .

You are a daughter of the King!
The holiest vista ever given to womanhood is shown when she is alone with her Lord. Silence becomes a precious sanctuary. Worship becomes oneness with His will.
"Thou wilt reveal the path of life to the full joy of Thy presence, to the bliss of being closes to Thee forever." Psalm 16.11 (Moffat)

Dainty, pale pink and pretty. Words are on cream paper; rhinestones embellishments; pink and white flower; pink ribbon.

The frame is metal; rhinestones centers on each flower; picture size is 5 x 5; outside dimension is 6 x 6; black faux velvet back; table top with glass.

Shalom . . .

"The Lord bless thee and keep thee: the LORD make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: the LORD lift up His countenance upon thee and give thee Shalom." Numbers 6.24-26

Cream background; cream and gold ribbon; gold and cream flowers; gold chain; message is torn cream linen paper with gold peeking out. Hebrew words under English words.

Picture is 5 x 7; cream frame with glass and goldish highlighting; back is black faux velvet; table top; outside dimension 8 x 10.

Bloom . . .

Bloom . . . where He plants you!
"You make know to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore." Psalm 16.11

The background paper is white with green flowers, leaves and vines. There is silver glitter in the flowers - subtle and very pretty. Pink ribbon, pink gingham (paper) flower with green rhinestone center - all-in-all, very feminine and lovely.

Picture is 5 x 7; frame is black; black faux velvet back; table top; outside dimension is 8 x 10.


Alleluia . . .
You are a daughter of the King!
"Keep me as the apple of Your eye! Hide me in the shadow of Your wings!" Psalm 17.8

Green, cream, rust background paper; cream ribbon, red and green apples.

Picture is 5 x 7 with glass; frame is gold-tone, leafy sculpture with black edges; outside dimension is 8 x 10 ; back is black faux velvet; table top.

Jesus is the song within . . .

This Scripture picture represents my blog name - My Song Within. It reads:
Jesus is the song within!
The life that would soar must carry the echo
of His divine music.
"Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into
His presence with singing. Know that the
LORD, He is God." Psalm 100.2,3

The picture is 5 X 7; the frame is cream faux mother-of-pearl with silver trim; outside frame dimension is 7 X 9; backing is black faux velvet. It is a table top with glass. The picture is made up of designer paper, ribbon, paper flower and rhinestone embellishments.

All the pictures you will see on my blog are 5 X 7; frames are all table-top; frame outside dimensions will vary. Each is a one-of-a-kind design. I never make two exactly alike (that would be boring, plus I want each one to be special to whoever receives it!). The messages, coloration, frames, papers, embellishments, etc., will recur - but the completed picture will be one-of-a-kind.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Yea! Today I took some pretty good pictures of my new line of Scripture pictures and hope to get them posted with descriptions soon. First I plan to make greeting cards to blend/match each framed picture so that it is a "package" that a person can purchase as a "one-stop-shop," drop it in a gift sack, and you're good to go!

More soon!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Song Within

The life that would soar like an eagle must hear and respond to the melody of divine music. My Song Within is Jesus; He has saved me and promised me that I am a daughter of the King of kings! How awesome!

My favorite pastime is creating hand-crafted Christian, Scripture-based greeting cards and framed Scripture pictures. Over the past twelve years I have made, sent and sold several thousand cards. This passion constantly changes in its "look" and "type" and new series come and go. This keeps it interesting for me and people seem to be blessed who receive a card (because they are all Scripture!). The framed pictures are a new addition, so right now I just make them and stash them in my home studio (though I have given and sold a few). Soon (when I learn how to make it happen) they will be pictured on my blog.

I have decided it's time to broaden the scope of this hobby (and a desired future business), so hopefully God will lead people of likemindedness to find my blog and future website.

Blessings! Jayne