Friday, October 30, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog Challenge #11...

Good morning! It's time for another awesome challenge at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog!

This week's challenge is hosted by my lovely and uber talented DT sister, Pamela Young! The scripture she chose is Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (NIV)

Pamela's challenge is to create something about when God is "unseen"; i.e., a scrapbook layout that reminds you that God is always with you; a card to encourage a friend and remind them that God is with them; or something to hang on your wall.

This week I chose to make something using the verse from Pamela's challenge. I also wanted to make a "KISS" card (keep it simple sista card). Sometimes we try too hard to "find" God, when all the time He's right there! It's simple, He's everywhere we look! The promise that He will never leave us nor forsake us is such a comforting promise. I've been through trial after trial in my life (mostly self inflicted!), but no matter what He's always been there for me. He was there to welcome me back with open arms when I decided to get my life right with Him again. He simply had never left me, though I might not have been able to see Him at the time.

Paper-scraps that were laying around the house!
Sentiment-verse printed on the computer
Ink-SU Creamy Carmel (which I also sponged on the verse and around the edge of the card)
It's simple!

I also challenge you to let God love you this week. Let Him show you that He IS in fact with you.

Our awesome this week is Cornish Heritage Farms! They're offering an awesome prize for this week's challenge! Check that out here! Don't forget to visit their site and see all the wonderful things they offer.

Now, hop on over to the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog and see what inspiration the other incredible DT sisters have for you!



peggysue said...

Made me laugh, keep it simple sistah. True, sometimes we make it too difficult on ourselves, He is always there waiting for us to come to him. Very pretty and very elegantly simple.

Kathy Winter said...

Very pretty Helen. I often forget how the simplest of cards can make the most impact. Great job:)

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Hello, dear Helen! My name is Nika! I so like your blog! We are from Russia. My husband and I to work with students. We organize many clubs to construct attitudes friendship and to speak them about the Christ. I have ladys club, we to do hand made cards, scrapbook, quilt and crosstitch. It is good opportunity to testify about our God and His love! Every Saturday I have craft club for ladyes. We do cards, quilt, crochet, cross stitch too. It very not usual and new to Russian culture. I to study from different blogs how to make cards, made quilt and to use different technics. We are missionary to the Far East Russia. We are russian. We live in city Birobidzhan, it is the Jewish region in Russia. A lot of Jews live here. They have synagogues and to celebrate religious holidays. But many of them do not know the Christ. We have 2 daughters. Polina is 9 years and Liliya is 3 years.And if you are interesting about us I shall be glad give answer to you. I will glad if you can write me.Sorry my English. May I ask if you can send some stamps for our club?

You can vizit to my blog
and our family ministry blog

Kristine said...

Oh Helen... I just LOVE what you said and why you made a KISS card! He's always right there in front of us! Awesome interpretation of this challenge =) Love and Hugs!!

Candace said...

I love how you made a simple, yet beautiful card!

Christi said...

Oh, I love your card! So beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a great take on the challenge! I love your verse. So comforting.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Sweet simplicity. And, yes, God is always there. If we can't see Him, it's because we aren't looking!


Shary said...

What a lovely simple but elegant card.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog.x

Maria Matter said...

Simply Beautiful Helen!!!

Blessings, Maria