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Monday, August 16, 2010

Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenges celebrates!

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 
        Romans 5:6-8

Our Birthday Blog Hop starts at the Stampin' Sisters In Christ blog! You'll want to start there and follow along. There are many blessings along the way and chances to win prizes, so we hope you'll join us! All of the blog links will also be there in case you need them.

Now you know a couple of my favorite verses. Romans 5:6-8 astounds me.  God made a way for all people to know Him and have a relationship with Him even though we don't deserve it.  We're not righteous people, not even good people.  We all know it's true deep down in our hearts. There's no power in ourselves to make us worthy of God's love.  But God didn't care about that. His love was higher, deeper, wider, & longer than all our sins. We mean more to Him than all our sins. He proved it when Christ died a death He didn't deserve in order to make a way for us to have that relationship with God, which we don't deserve.   He did the work that gives us the gift of eternal life. Amazing!

I'm thankful you were able to join us for the celebration of a year's worth of Stampin' Sisters In Christ challenges.  You'll want to go HERE to Linda's post as you continue on your way.  May God bless you today.  Hugs, Laurie

EDIT:  Hey, don't forget to leave a comment on the SSIC blog post for the Birthday Hop.  One fortunate commentor will win a $50 gift certificate to spend at the sponsor of their choice!!!
DP-Lemonade by Basic Grey
Sentiment-computer generated
Accessories-Martha Stewart corner punch

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sunshine for Your Day

Good morning, Stamping Friends. I hope you are enjoying your day no matter the weather. But I have to tell you that we've had a string of sunny days that has been wonderful. Low humidity, sunshine, & warm. Ahhhh. But just in case you haven't had the same, here's a card to brighten your day!

This image is a wonderful Plain Jane from Verve. I've colored it with Copics & added some shimmery silver streaks with a Spica pen. Can you see those streaks? They don't show up too well in the pic. The paper is Basic Grey, but I can't remember which collection. It's one of my favorites, though. I don't often think of getting wired ribbon, but this was in my stash. It might be a bit big, but I think it works. : )

That's it for now. Thanks once again for checking in on my blog. Hugs, Laurie

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I hope today finds you well & enjoying yourself. I had a bunch of errands to run this morning so my day has flown by. I decided to make a list of every place I needed to go - I do like seeing items crossed off after accomplishing the task!

As you can see, my two cards for today use the same layout. I love the doing this! It's so much fun to pick colors, ribbons, bows, dp, & cardstock that coordinate with each other and put a layout together. If I'm making quite a few of the same layout, I usually cut out all the parts before assemblying them. The Bible verse & flower are by Verve & the cute cupcake is a $1 stamp from a bin at Michaels that I embellished with Stickles. I can't tell you where I got the dp or who made it, but I think both of them are wonderful.
That's it for today....Thanks for stopping by - Laurie

Friday, June 25, 2010

Hello, Baby Boy!

Morning! Here's a card made with another Shirleys2girls image. Oh, I forgot to say yesterday that these are DIGIS. I love the super flexibility of digis - make 'em any size you want.

This one can be colored and layered with a girl or boy in mind & a stork as colorful as you like. The CB bubbles folder was used to complement the corner punch (one of my all time favs!) on just two corners.

Enjoy your day......Laurie

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Birthday Babe

This card was made with my wonderful daughter in mind. Her favorite colors are red, black & purple with a little silver or gray thrown in. She likes wild knee socks & has mismatched them since she was little. She does not like ruffles, lace, or pink! She thinks a 32 gigabyte ipod is just about right - and she likes her music loud : D

Even tho I couldn't bring myself to make this rocking girl have mismatched socks, she is a perfect picture of Jen. This wonderful image is from Shirleys2girls. There's no ribbon or doodads in keeping with our dh's preferences, and the image is colored with Copics.

Hope you have a one-of-a-kind Sunshine girl in your life.....Hugs, Laurie

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Night time concert

I keep forgetting that I have samples I can post! That sure does tell you how long I've been out of the blogging loop.

This card is made with BG dp, I think, and the image is by Magenta. I'm loving all the green Copic markers I have, so you can see that I've used a bunch of them. The best part of all, though, is the shimmery green Glimmer Mist I sprayed over the image after I was done coloring it. It's bling in a bottle - fun, fun! You gotta try it....

Have a great evening, Laurie

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Graduation samples

Today I have more graduation cards for you. These are made with my all-time favorite grad set: Tassel Time from SU! It was retired several years ago, so if you've never tried it, you might have to do an ebay search, but it will be worth it! The red, yellow, & black cards were made using school colors while the others were not. I had some pink cs already crimped & couldn't resist it paired with deep, rich brown. Those ribbons are sooo girly, aren't they?
I had a blast with those crimped cs pieces and added some CB folder action, shiny doodads, ribbon, and a MS edge punch to one of the cards.
Sadly, today was our last graduation party for the year. It was an honor to join with the families of kids we've seen grow up as they eagerly celebrated their completion of high school . We're excited to see where the Lord takes each one of them as they enter the next season of their lives.
Blessings, Laurie

Friday, June 18, 2010

Graduation Cards

Hello, Fellow Stamping Friends! It's been such a llllooonnnnggg time since I've been able to post any samples. I've taken pictures of the cards I've been able to make since the end of April in anticipation of the new computer, so it's catch up time. That's good because I won't be able to make anything new for a little while since my stamping area is getting a face-lift thanks to my DH (& I do mean he is a darling!!). I'll tell you all about that when my spot is done & I can post some pictures of my fantastic work area.
My cards today are graduation cards made with some great dp by Graphic 45. They could just as easily be Father's Day cards, but I went the graduation route this time. I found my Fiskars crimper just as I was doing them. Woohoo! It's been ages since I used it but I don't know why - I love the look!
A couple of cards have some stitching thanks to a new tool...recently got a Janome Sew Mini machine. They aren't perfect, but I'm counting on that old saying of practice makes perfect.with practice. : ) That's it for today...Thanks a whole bunch for stopping by....Hugs, Laurie

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Still Waiting......

Ok, so my DH has decided that he just can't bring himself to buy a Mac. He has various reasons, which are all good, but I wish he had decided that right at the beginning of this process. Our new computer from Dell is scheduled to ship on - get this - JUNE 23! Ugh. DH had to get an upgraded video card (something about gaming???) that put the production of this baby into delay-mode. I am thankful we have something to use in the meantime, but can't do my regular blog hopping and challenge taking and ....well, you get the idea. I'm hoping to have gobs to post by the time we are up and running. Can't wait to catch up on all your wonderful creations! Blessings, Laurie

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Still waitin' for a new computer!

I can't believe it is 12 days later with no computer in sight. We've been trying to decide Mac or PC and then deciding what we need on it. Pretty sure my DH is going to order a Mac! (You can pray for me, as I will have a whole new system to learn.) I'm hoping to be up and running sometime next week. I've made a few new cards in the meantime, so I'll get 'em posted just as soon as I can. Hugs, Laurie

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hi, Friends. Just had to get on here and let you know that we are having computer problems. We have a quick fix for today, but I will be out of commission for at least this next week. I'm trying not to complain...afterall, life can go on without a computer! I will just have to catch up with my favorite blogs and challenges after my DH either fixes our computer or gets us a new one. Have a wonderful weekend....Blessings to you all!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Birthday Card for a Special Friend

As you can see, I have two watermarks on my picture today. How that happened? I have no idea! For fun, let's call it a tribute to Kristine who gave me this lovely watermark, complete with that cute heart! Thanks a bunch, Kristine!!

This card was made from a sketch I found at Taylored Expressions. The main idea was to use three different patterns of paper. I used a MS border punch across the middle, but you could easily substitute ribbon there for a more simple, straightforward look. The Verve flower is colored with Copics and layered onto Nesties Labels 11. I couldn't decide if my doodads should go on the Nesties to accentuate the curves or on the border. As you can see, the border has them, & I like it. : )

I'll be submitting this card for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week which is to make a card or project with flowers on it. I will also be using this to celebrate a dear friend's birthday with her. I am deeply thankful the Lord saw fit to provide such a Anne Shirley and Dianna in Anne of Green Gables. (Although I'd like to think we keep each other out of trouble instead of getting into it!!)

Thanks for checking in on me and my stamping. Blessings, Laurie

Friday, April 16, 2010

SSCC #34

Hi, Friends! We're back from Florida & slowly getting back into our routine. Our trip was wonderful -warm, sunny days at the beach with no rain until the day we left. Ahhhhh.

I found myself thanking the Lord often for the sea breezes, the sea birds, and the beautiful colors of the sky and water. My requests revolved around my family and the sweet woman who is in her 80's that owns and operates the apartments where we stay. I was able to put aside regular responsibilities and burdens for a few days to be renewed in body and spirit. As I've already said, it was wonderful. : )

My card today is for the Sisters in Christ Challenge this week. The verse is Phil 4:4-7: "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let you gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

The challenge is to make a card or project about prayer and/or peace.

Casting our cares onto the Lord's shoulders is just a part of following Phil 4:4-7, but it is a blessing to know He wants to hear both the requests and the praises, giving us His peace in return.

Thanks for stopping by...Blessings, Laurie

Saturday, April 10, 2010

You're the best!

Ok, so I have never in my life worn a 'belly shirt,' as I call them, but this babe was just too cute to pass up. (I don't have a tatoo either...just in case you were wondering. LOL)

I had already precut my cs and dp, so I had to crop out part of the digi image by Shirley's 2 Girls. Check out their website HERE to see the rest of her. They've got some unique images that are fun, fun, fun! You can get some inspiration, too, from their design team members - very talented.

Wouldn't you love having someone greet you with this much enthusiasm? It would have to tickle you. That's the feeling I hope the recipient of my card gets.

Hugs, Laurie

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Summertime Blossoms

I know, I know. Spring has just arrived and already I'm talking summer? I just couldn't help myself! Thise red flowers with their visiting butterfly puts me in mind of, sunny days, lemonade, butterflies, bees, and blossoms!

This image is by Impression Obsession and is SOOOO easy to color. They've drawn the shading into each section, so all I had to do was choose the colors of Copics I wanted. The red ribbon adds a little drama and adds to my summer dream.

(I'm writing this before we go to Florida, but I'm hoping for some hot weather down there! I'll have to let you know when we get back.)

Thanks for visiting my blog. -Laurie

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 33

Easter blessings to you all! What a wonderful gift God gave us when He raised Jesus from the dead.

SSCC's challenge today is based on John 3:16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes on him shall not perish but have everlasting life."

The challenge is to have the word 'love' or something that symbolizes love appear on your card or project.

This CAS card was made with BG dp and GinaK's Lovely Labels, no coloring required! The most complicated part was using the CB and Nestie.

Enjoy your day.....Laurie

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happiness Always

Good morning, Friends. I trust you are doing well and getting ready to celebrate our Lord's resurrection.

We are celebrating in Florida this year. That's kind of hard, but there is a wonderful church here where we can hopefully sing that old hymn, "Up From the Grave He Arose."

My card today was made using the Lovely Labels set from GinaK Designs. That set is made to coordinate with a couple of the Nesties Label die cuts. You can't see it very well in the picture, but the black layer has been run through a CB folder. The background paper is BG. The flower image is by SU! & was stamped with Versamark ink. I used chalks to add color.

Hugs, Laurie

Sunday, March 28, 2010

SSCC 32 - Isaiah 40:31

Good morning, Friends. It's been my pleasure to be on the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge design team for the past 6 months. Sadly, today is my last challenge as a team member. I will be in touch, though, by continuing to check your examples & by submitting my cards via Mr. Linky each week as the Lord allows.

I've had a great time getting to know the other DT members, as well as seeing all of your wonderful cards and projects & reading your posts. I am deeply moved to know that I have sisters in Christ all over the world. Let's keep encouraging each other in our walks of faith!

Ok, enough mushy stuff (I'm tearing up!)....on to the challenge. Our verse this week is Isaiah 40:31: "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

Here's the challenge: 'Mount up' parts of your image in layers. (Paper Tole technique).

On my card, this Daisy Kingdom bear's sleeves, ruffle, collar, and bow are all double layered. I've colored her with Copics, used SU! paper for my background, and added a border from an EKSuccess border punch. Finishing touches are the dotted ribbon, sticky gems, and this sparkly little flower.

Give this technique a try and link your sample HERE. In case you didn't know, I will be on vacation for two weeks & will not have internet access. I'm planning to catch up on all your samples when I get back! Hugs, Laurie

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Flowers

I bet you think I'm here posting this card and writing a message on my blog, don't you?! Not this time....I'm scheduling this post because, Lord willing, I'm almost to our vacation destination in Florida! :)

Soon my family will catch up with me, and we'll spend two weeks together at the beach. I'm spoiled and get to fly down a couple days early to visit with my sister and bro-in-law who are there now. I pre-post this I can almost feel that sunshine and warmth.

Well, now for my card. This flower image is part of GinaK's Spring Floral stamp set. The leaves reminded me of this K&Co paper I found a while ago. I love the colors and swirls together. This was such a quick project to complete. I think I like the texured ribbon the best.

Thanks for stopping by my post....Blessings, Laurie

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Psalm 51:7-10 Stampin' Sisters In Christ #31

Psalm 51:7-10: "Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness, let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide you face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."

That's our Scripture for this week, Friends. Our challenge is to make a clean and simple card/project (CAS).

My inspiration for this card came from Melanie Muenchinger. You can see her card HERE. I decided to make a very simple card by using white cardstock. You'll have to take my word for it that the bow looks a lot better in person. I don't know why it looks like that in the picture - Ugh! The sentiment and flower image are by Verve. The heart swirls are a background stamp by SU!

I hope you'll be able to play along with us this week. Check out the DT's samples and find out who our sponsor is HERE. Blessings, Laurie

Friday, March 19, 2010

Here's another card using the same format as the Birthday Turtle card. My red button is vintage from a collection given to me by my MIL. Don't you wish this puppy was the real deal? I can just see his tail wagging......
These are random thoughts, I know. It's one of those days. I'm hopping between the computer, stamping, and watching March Madness (I love college basketball!!)

Birthday Turtle

TGIF, Friends! Hope you've had a good week. The ending to our week here has been GORGEOUS! I definitely have Spring fever.
This card is made with a cute little turtle by Inkadinkado and some BG dp. I've colored him with Copics, added buttons, sticky gems, ribbon, and the sentiment. That's all there was to this card, but I love how it turned out.
Have a great weekend....See ya back here on Sunday for another great Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. {{Hugs}} Laurie

Sunday, March 14, 2010

SSCC 30 - Psalm 29:11

Good morning, Friends. It's time for another wonderful challenge from Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge. Today our Scripture is from the Psalms.

Psalm 29:11 - "The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace."

Our challenge is to use a peaceful image or a verse about peace in our project.

Can I just take a moment to say how much SSCC continues to bless me? My fellow DT members can come up with some good challenges...and I'm not simply talking about stamping! The Scripture verses and their testimonies are so encouraging. And then I look at the projects others share & read their posts. Wow! I wish I had time to read every link every week!

My image today is from Our Daily Bread Designs. The paper is BG Origins.

Hugs, Laurie

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Fun Project

I'm so happy to have the chance to post in the middle of the week, Friends! This past Saturday I had a free day and designated it 'stamping day.' My goal was two-fold: use up cs and dp already collected and make 30 to 40 cards. I had a plan!

First, I looked through my collection of samples, sketches, and tip sheets and tagged the ones I thought would be good for an assembly-line type production. Second, I chose base cs and any dp for three to 10 cards, using the same layout. I cut everything as I went. Next came putting together the layers, except for the layer that would be stamped & any embellishments. All that was left to do was choose the images, sentiments, and embellies.

The ric-rac was my starting point for the these cards. I had 8 different colors and made 8 different cards (only 6 would fit in the picture).

I didn't notice until now, but all the stamps are retired SU! sets. Funny - I guess that's what happens when you're a former demonstrator. : D

Thanks for checking in on my blog, Friends. Enjoy your Tuesday afternoon. -Laurie

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Isaiah 12:6 SSCC #29

Isaiah 12:6 says, "Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."

That's the Scripture this week for our challenge at Stampin' Sisters In Christ. Our challenge is to make a card that shows or expresses JOY or joyfulness. I think this digi image from Shirley's 2 Girls is perfect! Isn't this girl adorable flying away on her balloons?

The trick in life (for lack of a better word) is to allow this joy to be our experience no matter what our circumstance may be. In Nehemiah, he reminded the people to not grieve because the joy of the Lord was their strength. I think it's ours, too! When I focus on the Truth, I can somehow get beyond the circumstance of the day. I might still feel sad, but underneath at the very core of my being, there is JOY!

It's like that old hymn which is actually based on 2 Timothy 1:12: "For I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I've committed unto Him against that day."

Please join us HERE so we can see your joy! Blessings, Laurie

CS: DCWV, Accessories: Spellbinders Tag & sticky gems, Copics: 0, B52, R81, R83, R85, YR20, YR23, E21, E25, BG02, BG05, BG07

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 28

Good Morning, Friends. I trust you are doing well and enjoying this last weekend in February.
I'm so excited about Pamela's challenge to us this week. Whatever your project, she wants you to actively worship the Lord while you make it. Here's our verse from Colossians 3:17: "And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."

As I thought and prayed about my sample this week, I decided my act of worship would be sending special wishes to a converted Muslim gentleman, praising God for His mercy and grace extended to all who accept His free gift.

Yasir lives in a sensitive country and has no family or friends who remember his birthday. There cannot be any religious overtones to the card. That being said, I continue to ask the Lord to extend encouragement (Hebrews 12) & His love to a brother whom I've never met through my card. I guess I want God to help him 'read between the lines' so that he in turn worships the Lord.

Since our verse tells us to give thanks to God, I'd thought I'd share the part my Thankful List that pertains to stamping: letting me feel like an artist when I stamp, color/color/color (I love 'em all!!), supplies in abundance, opportunities to minister to others, and sharing giggles & heartaches with fellow-stampers. There's quite a bit more on my list, but you get the picture.

Click HERE to head on over to SSCC. I'm looking forward to not only viewing your projects, but hearing about your experience as you worship the Lord through stamping. Blessings, Laurie

(BTW - My font size is going crazy, so it'll be a big surprise when this post actually publishes on Sunday. : P)

My card is made with SU!'s Wild Wasabi. I think I have Spring Fever and just need some green! I used a CB folder for my textured background. Although it doesn't show up in the picture, I've also used Stickles and Glitter Mist to add shimmer. I wanted to make a fun card, but kept it as flat as I could since it will be mailed overseas. I hope those tiny square brads will go through successfully.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 27

Good Sunday morning, Friends. I hope you all have had an enjoyable week.
Our challenge at SSCC today is to make a card or project using a time piece or denoting time in some way.
It comes from Esther 4:14: "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?"
I've always loved the story of Esther and through the years, the Lord has used it to help me overcome discontent many times. He has also used it to remind me that He does have a plan for me and a work to do for Him. I need to be willing to do whatever He calls me to do because there's no such thing as 'menial' when it comes to the jobs He asks of me.
Click HERE to read the full challenge and add your project.
Blessings and hugs, Laurie
My card was made with Bazzil cs and Basic Grey's Wisteria dp. The image is a wonderful digi from Mo. I've colored it using Copics and cut it out with a Nestie. One of the time pieces used for the background is from 'Artisan' by SU! The other is unknown. The sentiment is computer generated.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Year of Flowers by Flourishes

Here's a project I did earlier in the year with three great sets from Flourishes. My dh was extremely generous at Christmas, giving me not only the sets but quite a few Copic markers that were on my wish list. I'm a lucky girl! : D

I chose a basic layout for the whole project: base cs, dp (mostly BG), calendar printed on cream Neenah cs, flower & Scripture images on cream Neenah, 'ribbon' made with same base cs and a Martha Stewart border punch.

The flower/Scripture images were eac cut out with a different Nestie. The Scriptures are by Verve, SU!, and an unknown source. Even though you can't see it in the pictures, I used a matching ink color to go around the edge of each Nestie cutout. I also used a neutral gray to outline the flower images.

That's all there is to it! The posts below show the rest of the flower images close up. I had a ton of fun doing this project. Thanks for letting me share it with you.

2010 Calendar

Calendar for 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 26

Happy Valentine's Day, Friends! Hearts stand for love wherever you go, and this week we are talking about the love that never fails.

Our verse is found in I John 4:10: "This is real love - not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins."

The challenge is to make a card or project for someone you love that lets them know how much God loves them.

Click HERE to see the DT's work and add your creation.

Stamps: Inkadinkado, Hero Arts, Stampabilities

Ink: Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Bazzill, Stampendous (I bought these glossy cards with the hearts already cutout about 16 years ago! I don't know if the company still makes them.)

Accessories: Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Nestabilities

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's a Birthday Celebration Day Blog Hop!!

Happy Birthday, Kris! Here's a card to offer you some bday wishes....some flowers to cheer you up on this cold winter day.

And for a GREAT BIG BDAY SURPRISE, I've brought you a trip to ITALY! Your first stop is the beautiful city of Venice where you will see the sights as you ride through the canals in a gondola. Then you are off to Florence in the heart of Tuscany. You'll visit the Piazza della Signoria, maybe see the Cow Parade, and stop by Boboli Gardens.
Take lots of pictures while you're there, Kris, & share them with us when you get back.
Click HERE to move on to Pamela's blog and keep the party rolling

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The challenge for this week is to use two of things to make your project. I've used two colors of ink, cs, ribbon and sticky gems. All the stamps and the cs are from SU!
Our verse for this week is Mark 10:7-9: "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
Hop on over to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog to read Randi's words of wisdom and to add your creation to our challenge. I love the DT's cards....Valentine's Day is my favorite: everything's hearts! Yah!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #24

I am so silly! Can't believe I forgot to post this morning....Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge today! I think I was too excited to get my card made and turned in on time. Sorry about that.

This little girl image, I believe, is by Whiff of Joy. It was a stamped image sent to me by a Stampin' Sister - what a sweetheart. : ) Anyway, I cut her out and colored her with Copics. The dp is the new BG Sugar Rush punched out in a scalloped circle. I used a Nestie for the sentiment cs. The sentiment is by Hero Arts and one of my favorite fonts.

But back to the challenge: You can read Helen's post & add your card by clicking HERE. The Scripture for this week is Matthew 18:4 : "Therefore, whomever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

What do most toddlers do when they get hurt? Who do they call for when they're hungry? They call for their mom or dad. This verse is a great reminder to me to call out to my Heavenly Father when I'm in need. I shouldn't let my pride or arrogance blind me from the truth of God's knowing best, not me. To help us remember being humble like a child, our challenge is to make a card or project with an image of a child or childlike things, but not a baby card.

Have fun! Hugs, Laurie

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #23

Good Morning! I hope you have had a good week and are excited to see what the Lord has in store for this coming one.

Unfortunately, I don't have a card or project to show you today. I've been busy with work and have started a minor re-organization project in the craft room. But you know how it get a new table, thinking it will be an easy switch, and then one thing leads to another!

Peggysue has an awesome challenge for us this week at SSCC. You can click HERE to see it & the DT's wonderful cards and to link us up to yours.

Our verse is 1 Peter 1:23: "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God."

I really love the words 'living' and 'enduring' in this verse. It blows my mind each time I think of the relevancy (living) of God's word which was written so long ago (enduring). Peggysue focuses on the idea of seed. Her challenge is to use a touch of green somewhere in your creation. She says not to have allover green....just a touch!

May the Lord bless and keep each of you this week. Hugs, Laurie

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #22

It's time once again to get our SSCC challenge. This week our verse if Joshua 24:15:

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

Our challenge is to make a project or card that is focused on the a housewarming card or gift or some kind of decoration for the home.

I used letter images by PSX colored with Copics to make this tabletop reminder to 'PRAY.' I've also used dp and a MS punch along with the cs to create the final picture which fits into this 8x10 frame.

It was fun to come up with something other than a card this week. What about you? I'd love to see your ideas. Be sure to check out the DT's projects and add a picture of yours on the SSCC blog HERE.

Copics used: B24, B26, RV21, RV23, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y00, Y02, BV11, BV13, YG11, YG17, G94, G99, G21, G24, YG 63, YG67