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 28, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
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
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.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
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