Sunday, March 25, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ~Romans 8:31

It's a beautiful weekend here in my hometown...Spring is springing up, birds are chirping, geese are a layin', (wait, isn't that another season? Seven geese a layin')...and another Sunday is here with a beautiful challenge befitting this time of year approaching  Easter! Our hostess this week is our friend, Miesje. Please visit the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog to read this week's devotional and see the DT challenge cards for all the details. We are always so blessed to have the opportunity to stamp a card using scripture as our inspiration!
This week's scripture:
Romans 8:31b-32: "If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
The Challenge:
Create a card or project that uses everything! The opposite of CAS - toss on the embellishments and/or different papers, textures.
The Prize: Our Stampin' sister, MariLynn, has a prize offer for this week's is a surprise package that is sure to delight!! Thanks, MariLynn, for being so generous!

My card uses one of the Our Daily Bread Designs scripture collection! I love the fonts of these stamps, and the biggest challenge was choosing which one to use, as all of them are my favorite scriptures! I added as many "extras" as I could...but my favorite is probably the embossing folder which gives such a nice texture to the already beautiful paper. And then topped it off with a beautiful color of silk, somewhere between rose and a deep coral...and added one of the Prima fairytale french rose to the center.
Hope you will join in on the challenge this week...and thanks for your visits, friendship, and such encouraging and fun comments!
An update:  My husband is on the mend from his hip replacement surgery. I am so thankful for all of your prayers and support...this was one of those worries that loomed large in my mind as he has had some extreme discomfort for many months now. He is relieved to have it done, and is learning not to swagger like John Wayne when he walks (he likes it when I call him John, now...) and is being very diligent about rehab and doing all the exercises. He's back at work, and I've taken a week off "recovering" myself this past week. Nobody told me how tired I would be from my husband's surgery! God has been so good to provide this avenue of healing for him, a surgeon that does this type of surgery in Boulder (one of the few in the nation that know how to perform it). Once again, the Lord shows me what this verse in my card says, "Do not be anxious, but with prayer and thanksgiving, present your requests to God," and I am slowly learning to heed this verse. So very thankful for your support and prayers!!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 4
Paper:  PTI Vanilla, SU! Pool Party, Poppy parade, Certainly Celery, DSP Everyday Enchantment
Accessories:  Labels 18 Dies, Square Lattice EF, Cherry Lynn Die, May Arts Silk, Crochet lace, Blue Rhinestone, Blue Pearls, Scallop Punch, Prima Rose
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Happy Spring!

Good morning stampers!! We have had beautiful spring weather this week in our part of the country here in Colorado! Unseasonably warm for sure! We are pretty sure there is more snow in our future, but this weather has us tricked into thinking spring is actually here to stay!
Today's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is brought to us by our friend MariLynn. The verse MariLynn chose this week is:
Psalm 104:19 He made the moon to mark the seasons...
The challenge this week is to make a card that shows the change of seasons.
Our challenge sponsor is a complimentary stamp set from Taylored Expressions!
Please visit our Stampin Sisters in Christ blog to read today's devotional in full and enjoy the DT cards.
I used this lovely stamp set from Flourishes...and wanting to try something a bit different, the nest was stamped on Kraft paper with versamark ink and white embossed. Then copics were used to color in the eggs and leaves. I had a bit of a challenge figuring the layout once the nest was hand just didn't seem to "fit" anywhere on my card. But use it I must, and I did and I liked it when it was all done!  This beautiful floral paper was given to me awhile back by a is one of those prints that reminds me so much of something from my childhood...maybe a dress I had? It just gives me such a warm feeling inside when I see it, perfect for this spring card!
I love playing along in these challenges based on scripture and seeing what the DT creates as well as you!! Thanks so much for visiting today...I wish you a blessed week filled with a bit of the loveliness of spring!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Celebrate your Day~!

Good morning! Today's Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is hostessed by our Stampin' Sister, Kristine. I am attending a women's retreat at our church this will be short.
Please visit this week's devotional thoughts, scripture challenge, prize sponsor, and of course, all the beautiful entries from the design team on the SSIC blog!
My husband is going in for a major surgery on Monday, so I will be taking a break from my blog for awhile while he is home recuperating. I appreciate your prayers so much! I am not worried, it is a planned hip replacement.
Thanks for stopping by to view my card, I hope you will play along with our challenge this week!