Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge...

Good Sunday morning to you!

This week's Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge was picked by none other than...ME. The verse I chose was Galatians 6:9 "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." (NIV) and the challenge is to make a Thanksgiving card or card of thankfulness.

This verse reminds me that we are to do good and though it might not feel as though we're being "rewarded" or that anyone really carest that we're doing right, God sees and God cares and we WILL be blessed if we do not give up. We have to complete that job God gave us. If a farmer only worked half his field when he felt like it, would there be much to harvest? I would think not. A farmer has many challenges that he faces while working his crops. The weather, bugs, animals, the soil, broken equipment, etc. yet, he does what he has to so that his crops can grow and at harvest time, if he does as he should, he will reap a very blessed harvest. That is how God wants us to be, determined to do the right thing no matter what, and he's promised to bless us.


I chose a Thanksgiving card because this week in the US we will celebrate our Thanksgiving Day. If you're not in the US, please still join us by making a card of thankfulness. There's always a reason to give thanks to our Lord for how wonderful He is to us!

And don't forget to check out our sponsor this week! Our Daily Bread Designs is going to send one very blessed person this gorgeous stamp set this week!


Here's the card I made this week. Isn't Tilda just adorable?!?

Ingredients:
CS-SU-Really Rust & Hobby Lobby-Brown
Stamps-Magnolia; G Studios (pumpkins were printed)
Ink-Colorbox Fluid Chalk-Black; SU-Really Rust; SU-Green
Accessories-Stickles, Glossy Accents, Nestabilities
Coloring-Water colors; SU ink (on pumpkins using a paint brush)
Join us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ and let us know what you're thankful for!

Blessings!
~H

17 comments:

Kristine said...

Yes, she IS adorable Helen! I haven't seen this one before :) Very cute card with all the pumpkins and leaves too. Great thoughts on the verse as well! Have a wonderful Sunday.

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Helen! She makes the perfect Thanksgiving Tilda! Love the font on the sentiment too! hugs!

Barb Hardeman said...

She is just the dearest, Helen! I love the colors you used. I'm adding your challenge blog to my blog roll. Love the things that you've been doing...hugs...Barb

Norma said...

Helen, beautiful card. Yes, I think this Tilda is more appropriate for Thanksgiving too, rather than Halloween. She's absolutely adorable. Love the autumn colour scheme and beautifully coloured.

Hugs.
Norma

Handmade by Vivi said...

oh, this card is so pretty and perfect for thanksgiving....
Hugs
Vivi

Kerry D-C said...

Little pilgrim Tilda is SOOO cute!! Great card!

maryr917 said...

this card is so sweet-love the tilda images-don't know why I haven't bought any-thanks for the challenge and scripture this week-I will be able to join in

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Oh how CUTE! great job! your so creative!

Candace said...

This is precious!! I just love it! :)

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Beautiful verse and thoughts ! Your card is adorable TFS
Hugs

cabio's craft corner said...

Pretty card for the Thanksgiving. Cute Tilda card!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Jodie from Oz said...

beautiful card, Tilda is adorable, a wonderful Thanksgiving card. Thanks for sharing and wishing you & your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Cami said...

Helen, this is a very precious card and so appropriate for Thanksgiving. Tilda is so cute and makes a great pilgrim. Your coloring is superb and I love the DPs you used. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Cami

Nancy said...

What a perfect Thanksgiving card! Love this little Tilda and you have colored her perfectly!
Hugs,
Nancy

Angelwood said...

Tilda is adorable! I love this image and your card is lovely. I'm so excited to have gotten this stamp mailed to me this week and hope to ink her up soon! hugs, Angela

theneon said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Helen. Your card is absolutely precious -- love the colors and the sweet Tilda with the array of leafs -- you can just see the glee on her manner as she receives blessings. I can also see that you have given us quite an assignment (Should we chose to accept -- LOL -- lots of great places to visit for sure for some delightful candy.)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Hello sweet Helen! I'm sorry it's been so long since I've been by to visit. So much I want to do, so little time to do it all. Your card and challenge are wonderful! I know I'm thankful for many things, including all of you on the SSCC DT!

I didn't comment under your blog candy so that someone else can have the chance to win. My cup runneth over. But, of course, I know and love nearly all the blogs you mentioned!

Hugs,
Lisa