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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!