Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tear it Up!

Welcome to my blog today and today's Stampin' Sisters in Christ stamping challenge! This week's hostess is Peggysue!
The verse:
Matthew 27:51
"The veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom."

The challenge: Use torn paper technique (just tear your paper with your fingers and use it somehow on your card, but it must be torn, not cut.)
This week's sponsor is a 15.00 g.c. for Inspired Stamps. They have a great selection of stamps!

My card: I haven't torn paper in so felt kind of strange...but once I added some antiquing with ink, I liked the overall effect much better. I used SU! designer paper, Pool party paper, pool party ribbon, Spellbinders Nestabilities, CD embossing folder, ODBD stamp, and tiny blue rhinestones along with TH Ink, a bit of lace and my bow maker.
I always enjoy the Sundaydevotions and look forward on Sunday mornings to reading them along with you. Please visit the SSiC blog and play along with us for the chance to win stamps from Inspired Stamps and even more so, the opportunity to lift up Christ with your beautiful art!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Home is Where your Story Begins

Good morning friends! This card is for this week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ to make a Clean and Simple (CAS) card. Today's challenge hostess is Michelle. The verse she chose is:
Matthew 11:30

"For my yoke is easy and My burden is light."

This week's challenge sponsor is "A Day for Daisies" gift certificate
Card details:
Stamp: Market Street Stamps
SU! Edgelits embossing folder
Nestability dies
Green button and bakers twine
copics for coloring
Spica glitter pen for the windows
Notice how the die is in the shape of a book? This detail really made me fits the sentiment so well. This is a housewarming card for a friend...non-traditional colors because I know she likes them.
Hope you get to join in this fun challenge this week, and please visit the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog to read Michelle's devotional and see all the wonderful DT cards!!
Thanks as always for stopping in!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Pawprints on your Heart

Today's stamp challenge and devotions is brought to us by my friend, and Stampin' Sister in Christ, MariLynn.

The verse:
Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

The Challenge:  Make a project that follows this PLAN: (at least) 1 circle or oval element, at least two different papers, and at least 1 embellishment.
Our Sponsors this week: 3 digitals of your choice from Doodle Pantry!

I chose this sweet puppy and girl image from Stampavie. The sentiment is from There She Goes, and the paper is My Mind's Eye. I have not had a lot of opportunity to practice with my copic markers lately, so this was one of those images that I've had awhile and not used. I love to color, but it is one of those things I like to do when I have "all the time in the world." So this was my lazy Saturday card.
My parents recently had to give up one of their dogs due to a biting issue when health care workers came to the house. It is sadly one of those situations where they would either have to be dropped from home health or give up their dog. Thankfully, this was not my mom's "favorite" dog, but still I know they felt badly and it was a difficult choice to have to make. So this card is for my mom...God indeed has taken care of them and given them a new hope and future in their own home. We are all so grateful. I hope this little card will cheer her up and let her know how much I care!
Thanks for visiting, and have a wonderfully blessed week~
Hope you join Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week for our challenge! This was a really fun one!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

Good Sunday morning, friends! Today we have a new day and a new challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Our challenge hostess thsi week is my friend, Linda Lucas. Linda chose this Bible verse for this week's challenge.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. John 13:34-35

The challenge this week is to use something new on your card/project creation. For my card, I chose this big ol' shabby bloom flower from Flourishes Store. See the little rosette inside the larger one? That is part of another bloom strip/lace that I cut off just one rosette and glued it to the center. After looking at this card, I decided I may add an entire strip of the smaller rosette down the side over the taupe ribbon, but I left for a Christian conference  this weekend, so it will have to wait till tomorrow, I suppose.
This card uses Flourishes stamps, "Thinking of You," and a corresponding background stamp along with Labels Four, pearls, twine, and taupe ribbon. And of course my new ribbon that I have not used till now.
I always try to achieve balance in my cards, that is probably the priority for me when stamping, and when I received this ribbon and saw how large the rosettes are, I was befuddled as to how to use them without totally overwhelming a card.  I hope I accomplished balance on this card. It reminds me of one of those big floppy baby head bands with those huge rosettes that dwarf a baby's head. Kinda makes me laugh.
On a personal note: The conference I just returned from was in Colorado Springs, the city near the Waldo Canyon area engulfed in fire on Tuesday and over 300 homes have been destroyed so far. I was able to view the  fires from the highway, the helicopters flying in and out...and some areas that looked destroyed, while others were preserved. It was a bit surreal, but also a relief that the fire was going away from the city and as of last report was 30% contained. So praise the Lord for that. It has been very scary, tiring, overwhelming to live in an area where the fires seem to be a constant threat and new ones break out every day. My heart goes out to those that are still under evacuation, those that know their homes are gone, those that are waiting, firefighters and military all working together. I hope to write more when I have had time to process the conference and things we learned, as well as get some rest.
Thanks so much for visiting and your prayers always!