Sunday, November 1, 2009

While I've Been Dreamin' You've Been Singing Over Me

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from the Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

This week's hostess is Pamela and she selected Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged." The challenge is to create a project, scrapbook page or card, to remind yourself or others that when God is unseen, it doesn't mean that He isn't there, He is always with you.

Scripture points to other scripture and when I read the challenge three things combined to help create my project. First, the verse that came to my mind to coincide with Deuteronomy and the challenge was 1 Peter 5:7 "Cast all your cares upon Him because He cares for you."

Then I saw this little digital angel by Mo's Digital Pencil, sleeping so peacefully, without a care in the world and it seemed to exemplify trust -- he doesn't look a bit afraid, does he? And the third thing that came to mind was one of my favorite songs by an artist called Chris Rice called "Smellin' Coffee." I can't find a track to link for you to listen to, but one verse in that song says,

"I remember reading you're the God who never sleeps;
while I've been dreaming you've been singing over me, yeah,
Singing about my freedom waking me up to hear your song,
Now I can't dance hard enough, cuz yesterday is gone, gone, gone . . . "

All these combine to remind me that God is always there, even when I'm asleep or dreaming, whether I see Him or not. God is aware, He is in control and He cares for me. We can have peace in our lives if we truly do cast all of our cares upon Him. He goes before us . . . what a wonderful thought! Before tomorrow comes, God has already been there, He already knows what is going to happen and He will be there to guide us through it if we trust Him.

Almost forgot to add we have Cornish Heritage Farms as our sponsor this week and if you look at the main challenge blog there is a great prize you can win for playing along.

To frame my little angel I chose the sketch challenge this week from the Midnight Madness blog, which you can find here. My mind always seems to work better with stamping when it is 'organized' with a sketch. If I have a layout, I can think better, if that makes sense? And I had a lot of fun cutting into some paper scraps I had been hoarding, little bits and pieces of flocked Heidi Grace paper that I was saving for . . . I don't know what . . . this card I guess! I was leery of digital images, I usually like to watercolor, but I was brave and pulled out my prismacolor pencils and gamsol and I'm pretty pleased, seems to work well. Thanks for looking, hope you get a chance to play with your ink and stamps this week.

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, computer generated scripture (Edwardian Script font, 18 pt type)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar white, silver, scraps of Heidi Grace flocked paper and other bits and pieces from my scrap drawer, white shimmer, blue shimmer
Accessories: prismacolor pencils, gamsol, SU dazzling diamonds glitter, rhinestones, silver ribbon, vanilla hardware, pearls, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, random star punch, petite scalloped circle nestabilities

38 comments:

thinker said...

peggysue... what precious thoughts with which to start the day... the week... the month! Thank you for the reminder that He goes before us...
blessings,

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Hi PeggySue, this is the sweetest little guy! I love your colors and snowflake touches. Just Beautiful. :)
Michelle MMDT

Carol said...

Awww is that ever so precious. I love the snow flakes and the frame you used with your sentiment. Simply beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Midnight Madness. We appreciate your support.

Carol
MMSC-Design Team

Vikki Jo said...

Precious! Beautiful card and colors. The image is simply precious!!

Phyllis said...

Oh my goodness is this cute or what?? Love your image and the colors you have chosen. Great story to go with the card and I love all the snowflakes and sparkle!! Just an AWESOME creation!! Beautifully done!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing with us this week and we will be looking for you next week too!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

BethH said...

Love it...so pretty and uplifting thoughts about our God. Thank GOODNESS he goes before us in our days! Beautiful work, as always!

Sandee said...

PeggySue, your card is precious! And your post is very uplifting and just what I needed to hear on this day! God Bless You!

Kathy Winter said...

This is adorable. Love the image and the coloring is awsome!!

Randi said...

This card reminds me of the wonderful peace that God gives us as we face trouble. It brings tears to my eyes.

Ceal said...

such a sweet card TFS

Lovely Linda said...

PeggySue this card is just 'divine!' Your image is adorable and I love your inspiration...and appreciated what you shared! Gorgeous serene colours and fabulous embellishments! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, we look forward to seeing you next week!!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Belinda said...

So precious! Love the frame and the snowflakes!

Gina said...

Tis is just so pretty and goes so well with the selected verse. I love all the extras on your card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is so precious...wow

ashjoy said...

Just beautiful!

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Awwww, what an adorable sweet sleeping angel! You did a terrfic coloring job and ROCKED the sketch this week! Every detail is perfect, Peggysue. Thanks so much for playing this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Zhenya and Nika Aksutin said...

Hello! My name is Nika! I so like your blog! We are from Russia. My husband and I to work with students. We organize many clubs to construct attitudes friendship and to speak them about the Christ. I have ladys club, we to do hand made cards, scrapbook, quilt and crosstitch. It is good opportunity to testify about our God and His love! Every Saturday I have craft club for ladyes. We do cards, quilt, crochet, cross stitch too. It very not usual and new to Russian culture. I to study from different blogs how to make cards, made quilt and to use different technics. We are missionary to the Far East Russia. We are russian. We live in city Birobidzhan, it is the Jewish region in Russia. A lot of Jews live here. They have synagogues and to celebrate religious holidays. But many of them do not know the Christ. We have 2 daughters. Polina is 9 years and Liliya is 3 years.And if you are interesting about us I shall be glad give answer to you. I will glad if you can write me.Sorry my English. May I ask if you can send some stamps for our club?
Nika
zn4hisglory4@gmail.com

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You can vizit to my blog http://christforchristglory.blogspot.com
and our family ministry blog
http://fareastrussiaforgodsglory

IamDerby said...

Very pretty! I love all the sparkle.

Kristine said...

This is such a BEAUTIFUL card Peggysue! I love the calm colors, but the touch of sparkles and glimmers gives it that "somethin' special" and of course your image and verse are perfect! Great job... wonderful post! =) Have a lovely week!! xXx

Karen Lynn said...

Oh my, PS, this is a great card! What a wonderful take on the sketch. Everything fell into place so nicely.

kat9 said...

Peggysue, this is so cute. I love the coloring and the way you made is look soft and sweet.

Kathy

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this is just the SWEET PRECIOUS little card! Nice job!!!

Candace said...

This is so precious! You did a beautiful coloring job.

Christi said...

Oh, wow! Your card is absolutely beautiful, Peggysue! I love that sweet little angel image and all the gorgeous details in your card! Fabulous my friend!!!

Traci M said...

Your card is so sweet with the angel sleeping and is the perfect picture of trust. I like the song too, and don't think I have heard that one...but mostly I like your words and the example of trusting God that you used.

Val said...

Very pretty card. Love the image.

Stephanie said...

such a sweet card! The perfect image for the challenge :)

JazzyH said...

Very sweet!

Mary said...

this is gorgeous! So many pretty layers and elements that all work so well together - beautiful!

Mara... said...

Pure gorgeousness!!!!

Davi said...

Your card is beautiful.. the colors, precious image and the embellishments especially the wonderful snowflakes.

Toni said...

peggy sue...the card you created is so sweet and truly shows the peacefullness that come with that kind of trust and faith...faith that comes with being a child...no worries about how breakfast is going to be provided or how he will be clothed...it will just be there and he knows it. That is just how our God wants us to be. Free from worry and just trust Him as our Father who will meet all our needs. You captured the meaning of the scripture and portrayed it beautifully.

Helen said...

Beautiful card! The image is darling and I love the blues and the snowflakes, too! It's wonderful to know that our God never sleeps and that we can peacefully sleep knowing that He's still in control!
Blessings!
~H

Dell said...

What a wonderful card and I love this image!

Thanks for the wonderful story too.

Melissa said...

So sweet! Love this card!

Kay said...

Too cute!! I just love Mo's work and this is why. I love what you did with it and i agree about sketches. Without one, I just sort of sit and look at the piles of stuff in front of me and nothing gets done. Like yesterday afternoon...

Laurie said...

Such a sweet card! I love all the layers/textures and the coloring is beautiful.

Carla Gade said...

That card is so sweet!