Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog Challenge #13...

Please accept my apologies for not getting this post up earlier today! Let's get on with it...

Today's challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog was to create a shadow box card. Interesting, (I thought)... Peggysue , our awesome hostess this week, is REALLY trying to challenge me now! Stretch beyond my capabilities, or what I though were my capapbilities! Sometimes we need challenges in our lives to move us forward, don't you think? We are all capable of being great! God created us in His image, didn't He? So, there! We all have that greatness in us, and a good stretching challenge is just what I needed this week! Thanks, Peggysue!

Here are the details of our challenge-

1 Corinthians 13:12 (King James Version): "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known."

CHALLENGE: Peggysue's stamping challenge was to create one of her favorite layouts, the shadowbox card. She says, "No more shadows, no more dim reflections when we get to heaven!"

You can find a tutorial for creating a shadowbox on Splitcoaststampers.

SPONSOR: Laura at Layers of Color Art Stamps is offering a beautiful set of butterfly stamps. Be sure to visit her, too!

You know how sometimes we think we're up against a major challenge, but when it gets right to it, the challenge isn't near the mountain you've made it out to be? Well, this card was one of those! I was worried that I wouldn't get it right, so I set out with several scrap papers and started following the tutorial Peggysue gave to us and oh my goodness! It turned out to be the easiest card I've ever made! And when you use dp in cardstock, there's no layers or anything needed! Anyway, here's my card: (I was into snowflakes this week!)

DP-Bo Bunny
Stamps-Magnolia & SU
Extras-Stickles, Snowflake Sequins, Snowflake punches by MS

So, let this be my challenge to you this week: Along with joining our challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge Blog, let God use the greatness He designed in YOU this week, do something that stretches you and helps you grow. And let me know how it goes! :)




peggysue said...

Oh no, here I came to comment on your cute Tilda shadowbox card (I go through snowflake phases too) and find out now I've been challenged! Hmm . . . I will have to think about that and report bak to you later this week, but you're right, it is a good idea to push through the comfort zone. Cute Tilda, she looks nice framed in her snowflake shadowbox.

theneon said...

This is so very precious -- especially as seen through the shadow box with beautiful design paper!

thinker said...

Helen, this is gorgeous! Although I'm not ready for the snow to fly, I love your snowflakes!!! hmmm... a 2nd challenge? I'm not sure this qualifies, but this week I need to really live out "do not worry" & "Cast all your cares...."