Sunday, January 31, 2010
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
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 goes....you 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
"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 home....like 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
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I've been thinking about new things for a while now because there is a new baby in our family. My niece and her husband had their first baby on 12/14. We have new grandparents, a new aunt, new great grandparents, new tiny clothes, & new items at the grocery to buy (lots of diapers & wipes!!). Danielle has to get used to her 'new' body, & Andrew has a new member of his family he's responsible to take care of. It's all very exciting and overwhelming at the same time. But I want you to know, our family has done some really fine rejoicing over this 'new'!!! The Lord says children are a blessing from Him, so it is good and right to celebrate.
Ok, so go with me here....This makes me think of a person's NEW birth when they accept Jesus as their Savior. The Bible says that the angels in heaven rejoice at this kind of conversion. I mean, can you imagine what that party is like? I believe there is nothing so important to God than when a precious soul has been united with Him for all eternity! Have you heard that song 'Favorite Song of All' by Phillips, Craig, & Dean? Here's a portion of it:
"And He loves to hear the angels as they sing, 'Holy, holy is the Lamb.' Heaven's choirs in harmony lift up praises to the Great I Am. But He lifts His hands for silence when the wicked, saved by grace, begin to sing. And a million angels listen as the newborn soul sings, 'I have been redeemed!'"
Oh, the glory and praise we give to our Lord when we realize the gift of His grace & mercy in giving new life. So, Friends, the challenge for this week is to make a card or project celebrating a new baby or a new Christian's conversion.
Sure hope you add your project to our challenge this week at SSCC. Hugs, Laurie
Image-Sew Many Cards digi image
Copics-E31, E33, E35, YG00, YG0000, B21, B24, B26
Effects-On inside of CB folder, use ink pad to apply ink. This transfers when you run the folder thru the CB, making the embossing pop.