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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

Sunday, January 10, 2010

SSCC #21

Good morning, All. It's another Sunday and freezing here in Ohio. Hope no matter what the weather, you are toasty warm!
There have been some extremely sad stories in our local news this week. My heart hurts for these people whose lives were changed in an instant. Of course, all of us face hard circumstances and tragedy in our lives here on earth. Sometimes those experiences pile up around us, causing us to feel completely torn apart. When my family went through a lengthy time of trial, I was able to attend Downpour, a conference sponsored by Walk in the Word.
The conference Scripture was and this week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters In Christ is Hosea 6:1: "Come, let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds."
It's only as we return to the Lord again and again that we experience healing. The conference Scripture included verse 3 where God promises He will come as certainly as the spring rains. Oh, the comfort I recevied to be reminded that our wounds would be bound and our crushed hearts would be healed. I pray that each of us will continue to return to the Lord and seek His face everyday.
Now for our challenge: Make the broken look beautiful! Create a mosaic or tear apart something & stitch it back together. In some way, have your image look broken.
As you can see from my card, I did not follow the challenge exactly. I used two sided dp, cut it apart and fit it snuggly back together (don't have a sewing machine for papercrafting). Please join us by posting your creations to SSCC. May the Lord bless your week....Hugs, Laurie
Stamps: SU!, Stampendous
Paper: BoBunny, SU!
Accessories: Copics, Cuttlebug, Nesties Label 9, 6
Ink: Memento

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #20

Happy 1st Lord's Day of 2010! Do you have your resolutions in place? Are you ready to get started? My dh, dd, & I will be having our family meeting this evening to take a look at what the Lord did in 2009 and to discuss our 2010 hopes and goals.
As I was thinking about a challenge for the first week of the new year, the word 'new' was foremost in my mind. The verse that kept coming to me was 2 Corinthians 2:17: "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"

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.