I am doing the book of Lamentations in my BAJ right now. I find it very therapeutic in these times which seem sad for us but seem much brighter when compared to the feelings of the Israelites in 586 BC! This book is so full of deep feelings, despair, understanding of sin, and then hope. Hope is what we all want when we are in times of trouble. It is also masterfully written with special numbers and verse designs which are all way above my head.
For example, I read that the first 4 chapters are written as acrostics. 1, 2 and 4 have 22 verses which correspond to the 22 letters of he Hebrew alphabet. The first lines start with first letter of the alphabet and each line after starts with the next. Chapter 3 has 66 verses and each letter of the alphabet is used in three lines which is soooo cool.
Anyway, I was inspired to do this page after seeing THIS great journal layout by Kath Stewart, Wendy's **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY* bird theme, a dot theme on the Ways to Use IT challenge on SCS, and a falling leaves theme on the CAS challenge on SCS. Yes, I need inspiration from multiple sources these days.
Here is a closer look.
I used one of my favorite old SU! sets, Natural Beauty, as it has great birds, leaves, flowers and word stamps. I used several stencils as well.
I also have a card to share using some new DRS Designs stamps that will be available in the DRS Designs store next week. I love the new large Happy Retirement stamp, and the new bowling themed stamps they have come out with are so fun. I met with a Retirement advisor last week so putting our final plan together (keeping my fingers crossed).
Hope your week has been going well and you have fun weekend plans. I am going to be cleaning up the craft room as it is a horrible mess and getting the last of my Christmas shopping done as they say you need to get it done super early this year if ordering on-line (which I am).