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 dictionary.com 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!
Blessings!
~H

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

8 comments:

Kathy Winter said...

This is real cute Helen. That girl makes me think of my daughter. LOL!! Take care, have a great week:)

Randi said...

Helen, that little pout is so cute! Mo's images have such emotion and I can see the conversation that surrounds this. Have a great week.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Adorable Helen! I'm told I sometimes still look like that! LOL!

Hugs,
Lisa

P.S. I haven't forgotten about your images... it's been a busy week. I'll get them to you soon, I promise!

Becky said...

How cute.

Kristine said...

Awww, cute card Helen! Reminds me of Maddy when I would drop her off at Daycare when she was little and she didn't like being away from me. *sigh* Those were the days! LOL. I agree... Mo's has some of THE CUTEST (and realistic) images out there! *Ü* Have a blessed Sunday!

peggysue said...

That is very cute, that image looks so much like the pouty child; I'm going to fold my arms but I miss you at the same time. Nice job!

Maria Matter said...

Helen, this is such an adorable card!
Great challenge and a wonderful message, thanks so much for sharing your faith!
Blessings, Maria

Davi said...

Thanks for a great Scripture and challenge in more than one way!! That image is just tooo cute, brings a smile! Great coloring and colors.