Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge

Welcome to another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! Here are the details, then a message from the hostess!

Scripture: Matthew 18:4
Challenge: To make a card or other project featuring a child or child-like things
Hostess: ME!
Sponsor: Mo's Digital Pencil I LOVE these images! They are positively ADORABLE!
Message: I just love children! They are so precious and wonderful! So, I wanted a verse & challenge about children. But, when I picked my verse I don’t think I was paying much attention. What I was going for was something along the lines of how blessed and precious children are and how we should treat them and protect them and care for them. When studying Matthew 18, I found that God just might have a different plan for this message! What I learned is that verses 1-6 tell a completely different message than I thought. The disciples are arguing about which one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven and Jesus tells them that anyone who humbles himself as a child is the greatest. It does speak of how we should be treating children, but just as important as that, it tells us to be humble as the child. What does that really mean? One definition of humble at is “not proud or arrogant; modest”. When I think of children, I think of the innocence and the faith they have. They think that everyone is wonderful and they are interested in everything! They genuinely care about others. They know what it is to dream and have huge faith. They know how to forgive. It isn’t about being better or having more than anyone else, it’s about becoming humble and serving others. It’s about sharing Jesus with everyone and loving Him with all our heart. That’s what these verses say to me.

Here's my card:

I used some dp scraps I had laying around and then this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil called "Two Jill" Isn't she too cute?!? I printed the sentiment, used pearls and rhinestones that I picked up from Michael's as well as liquid pearls from my LSS and some ribbon that I've had forever! I also used a little stickles on the crowns of Jill's shirt and the barettes in her hair.

I do hope you'll join our challenge this week! I can't wait to see your creation!

On one final note....WAY TO GO JAYHAWKS!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2 Challenges & Blog Candy!

Another post this week already! Man, I'm on a roll! lol Today I have a card that I made for 2 different challenges. The first is for KLSNS which was to use nesties, punches or dies and the second is a sketch challenge at The Sweet Stop.

I used Bo Bunny dp, Chef Tilda Magnolia stamp which I got from the Magnolia-Licious Store, cupcakes and cupcake sentiment are by Hampton Art and the Be Mine sentiment I picked up at Michael's last year. I also used some stickles, but you can't see it very well.

I hope you enjoyed my card this week! Now, one more little (BIG) thing! My good friend, Kristine, is having a birthday and to celebrate she's giving away some blog candy! Be sure to visit her site where there are details, and check out her SUPER AWESOME designs! Happy birthday, Kris!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sweet news!

What a wonderful morning I had! I decided to check out the KLSNS Blog to see the Dragon Appreciation Day winners and what to my wondering eyes did I see???? MY OWN CARD! How exciting is that?!? The other 2 winning cards were sooo awesome! I get to display their awesome blinkie on my blog now, too! Check it out on my side bar. Doesn't it look sweet?!? Thanks, Kelly & DT for choosing my card this week! Just wait till you see my card for this week! hehe


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #23!

Can you belive that Stampin Sisters in Christ has already hosted 23 challenges?!?! That's amazing and wonderful that we've been able to find an awesome way to share Christ with others through the talents God has blessed us with! Let's get right to today's challenge!

Scripture: 1 Peter 1:23 (NIV) "For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God."
Hostess: PeggySue of Roses by My Window Wow! God has really blessed Ms. PeggySue with an abundance of talent! She's uber talented and super sweet!
Challenge: For this challenge, since most seeds come up as tiny green shoots, use the color green somewhere in your creation, not all over green, just a touch somewhere.
Sponsor: Incy Wincy Designs They are giving away 6 digi images to a random participant! I LOVE DIGIS and they've got a great selection!

Here's my card:

I've used a pre-folded tag card & dp by K & Co. My flower & butterflies are by Stampin' Up. The pearls are from Michaels & I've also used stickles to make it sparkly!

Don't forget to post your card and link it to Mr. Linky at Stampin Sisters in Christ! I can't wait to check your creations out!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

KLSNS Challenge

Dragon Appreciation Day?!? Well, what better reason to make a card with this adorable dragon digi by Dustin Pike?!

I've kept it very simple, just some dp by K & Co. with some Bo Bunny buttons, the Dustin Pike image, a sentiment that I picked up at Michaels & some stickles!
Join them over at KLSNS and show everyone the "dragon" in you!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge

Happy Sunday morning to you! Today's another wonderful day in the Lord with an awesome new challenge from Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Scripture: Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Hostess: The lovely and very creative Candace
Challenge: Create a card or project focused on the "home". For example a housewarming card or decor for the home.
Sponsor: Layers of Color and one of you could win a beautiful stamp set from them!

This is my project:

I can't tell you which brand of paper I used but the blue is what is on the back side of the patterned paper. I printed the verse and flower on my printer using power point. I used black and white pearls that I purchaced from Michaels. The paper also came from Michaels. You can't really see them, but there are black pearls in the corners.

Stop by Stampin Sisters in Christ and see the other beautiful creations our DT memebers have created! You will be delighted!

Have a wonderful week!


Friday, January 15, 2010

KLSNS Color Challenge

Whew! I think I'm just in time to enter this challenge at KLSNS! It's a pink/black/neutral color challenge. What fun and wonderful colors! Here's the card I created:

It really is pink & black, not brown! I used a digi image, but I don't remember where I got it! She's so fun, though, don't you think? I used Bo Bunny paper, my small flower punch by Marvy, lots of stickles and even some liquid pearls & dew drops. The sentiment is by craftsmart, I picked it up at Michaels this week for $1.
Be sure to stop by KLSNS and see what everyone else has come up with!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge

Happy Sunday morning to you! Here's today's Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge!
Hostess: The lovely and uber talented Pamela

Scripture: Hosea 6:1 "Come let us return to the Lord. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds."
Challenge: "To make the broken look beautiful...create a mosaic, or tear apart and stitch back together. In some way have your image look broken."
Sponsor: Simon Says Stamps They have a HUGE variety of stamps and accessories!
Guest Designer: Debby Yates

May the Lord pour out His love for you today. I can't wait to see what you've created for the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Blog Candy...

Oh, my! Jodi has delicious blog candy! It ends on January 25th, so hurry on over! Be sure to check out her creations while you're there! They are awesome!

First Christmas Card of 2010 & KLSNS Challenge

Good snowy morning to you! Do you know how cold it is in Kansas? It's so cold that someonw took the scarf off of my neighbor's snowman and the snowman knocked on her door to ask her if he could come in to get warm. hehe It really is THAT cold here!

Today I'm sharing a card with you that I created for the new KLSNS Blog challenge. They have a new DT and a new schedule of challenges! It's going to be such a fun year with them! I used a stamp that the sweet Kelly sent to me from her awesome store! It's called "His love for ewe" isn't that adorable? They've got some awesome prizes and you can also win a badge for your blog! Check them out and join the fun today!

Stamp: High hopes
Sentiment: G studios
Ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk
DP: something I bought at the dollar store years ago
Embellishments: Stickles/Prisma color pencils

Have a wonderful day and try to stay warm!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge...

Happy New Year! Aren't new beginnings wonderful? I'm always reminded at this time of year about the new beginning I was given over 25 years ago...We all come into this world as sinners and when I was 9, I got the most wonderful new beginning possible. That's when I decided to accept God's free gift of salvation. His Son, Jesus, was born in a stable and died on a cross for me and for you. All we have to do to get our new beginning is to believe this and accept the gift of salvation that He's given us.

Today's Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge is all about new beginnings!
Hostess: The lovely and super talented Laurie Gatton
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
Challenge: To make a baby card or a card for a new believer
Sponsor: Angela Doescher of Sew Many Cards <-- check them out! They have some awesome digital images! So cute!

I chose of of Angel's baby images to use on my card. Isn't it adorable? The cs background is by Bo Bunny, light blue cs is from my stash and I used my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder on it. I also embossed the white cs I used with the sentiment on it. I used stickles around the pink cs "flower" and I used a pink glittery gel pen on the dots on the blanket. Oh! My new embelishment is dew drops and I used 3 of them on this cards. They are awesome!

Thanks for stopping by today and please join our challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge blog! I can't wait to see your gorgeous new creation!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I created this card for the controller of the company I work for. She loves my cards and loves margarita's and when I saw this image on Whimsie Doodles and just had to use it for her card! The blue paper I used is from my scraps, the white is from SU and the silver is from the LSS, no brand indicated. I used fun flock on the sheep and stickles for the "sparkling juice" in the glass. I also used glossy accents on the hoofs and in the middle of the olives. The other stamps I belive are from Hero arts and I outlined them with a silver glittery pen, then drew some squiggles. So fun! Have a wonderful week-end!