Sunday, May 30, 2010

Stampin Sisters in Christ and a sneak peek

Hello everyone! It's time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! We so enjoyed all your submissions for last week's distressed creations! They were amazing!

Our hostess this week is the lovely... Linda Lucas! For this week's Scripture, Linda has chosen Heb. 11:6 "For without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him."
What a great verse to be pondering this week as we diligently seek Him!  Do we really believe this verse?  Do we actually diligently seek Him expecting Him to keep His promises?  Do you ever feel like your prayers are just words being spoken but you're not sure if He's really listening?  I think we all have felt that way some time... but perhaps when we do, we need to examine our own hearts.  God is the same... yesterday, today and forever.  If there's a time when we don't feel like our prayers are "getting through"... it's not Him that moved!!!  Let's examine our own faith today and be sure that we DO believe that He is God, there is no other.  Then lets reaffirm our belief that   He does reward those who DILIGENTLY seek Him. Then.... let's diligently seek Him!  So often we don't seek Him until the going gets rough in our lives and then our prayers are all about us and our needs, and yes, He DOES care about our needs very much, and He does answer prayer... but I've learned so much lately about prayer!  It's all about HIM!  It's a time to not only bring our petitions, but a time to truly worship Him, glorify Him, adore Him, and LISTEN to Him!  I think the idea of diligence means much more than "much talking"!  I think it includes much listening too!  I hope you have a blessed week diligently seeking Him!

Linda's challenge is:
Use a heart on your creation.  It can be the image, a charm, the dp.... anything with a heart.

For my project, I made a gift set.  Both this card and the little box with tea lights in it are made with a sneak peek at one of the new sets being released June 1 by Our Daily Bread designs, "From You to Me".  The gorgeous Fuschias were colored with Copics, and the sentiment was stamped with Memento.   The pink is Bazzill and the purple is Kaisercraft La-Di-Da (love it!!!).  I used the Martha Stewart around the page loop punch, an Ornaire Piercing template and tool, and Recollections pearls.  The yummy pink ribbon was in a wonderful blog candy I won from Crystal B (Sugar Crystals)!  Crystal, I'm still hoarding some of that yummy ribbon you gave me... I love it so much, thanks again!!!

For the box, I used a template I had purchased at a stamp show by Darcie's Designs.  I used the same papers and cut out my Fuschica image, popped it up, then stamped just the word "blessings" from one of the sentiments of another of  the new releases at ODBD, "God Loves You", and punched out the heart in white, drew a larger one in pink for a mat and cut that out, mounting on my ribbon.  Inside is a ring of green tea light candles with one fuschia one in the middle, all wrapped in some purple tissue that comes wrapped around your purchase when you purchase from the ODBD store!  I hope you enjoyed this little project, and I hope you'll play along with us this week!

For more inspiration for this challenge, please visit my dt sisters: Candace , Chris , Kathy, Linda, Lisa, Peggysue, and Randi

Our sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Lou and they are donating 5 free digis to the winner!!!

Don't forget to stop by the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog to see all the exciting creations the week.

If you create a card or project for this challenge, please leave a direct link to your project on the Stampin Sisters Challenge thread. Also, please include a link to Stampin Sisters in Christ in your post!

Please come back June 1 for the Our Daily Bread designs Blog Hop!  You are going to LOVE the new releases this month!  They are among my favorites of all time.... and there is a surprise set too... you don't want to miss this!!! See you then!


Wendy M said...

Gorgeous xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are stunning Grace!! I just love the pink and purple combo with the punched detail. Everything just pops. That candle box is amazing my friend. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Becky said...

What a gorgeous box, love these flowers and amen to "we are to worship Him" Listen

Irena said...

Gorgeous creations :)

Anonymous said...

Grace this is taking stamping to a whole new level. Stunning and gorgeous hardly scratch the surface. What a delight to receive this beautiful gift set! Have a great week!

Lets see your new stamping digs. If you will I will.

Riet said...

Wowwww Grace,So beautiful,i love your images and the colours.

Hugs Riet.xx

kiwimeskreations said...

Grace these are exquisite!!! Love your colours and your colouring!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful says it all Grace!

NinaB said...

Stunning card, Grace. Your coloring is beautiful.

Lori said...

Stunning Fuchsia! You've colored them so beautifully, Grace. Wow!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Beautiful, joyful, love it all!

Gina said...

beautiful!!! I love the colors you've used.

Dawn B. said...

What a great color combo Grace.. I love these flowers. I used to have some back in IL.. Great job on this challenge card.. The new sneaks look great..

peggysue said...

Grace this gift set is da bomb! And I loved your thoughts on the verse selected for this week. It made me want to stand up and be diligent! :) What great exhortation, it was wonderful to read.