Sunday, December 6, 2009

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge


Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's hostess is Ceal, who chose the verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

The challenge this week is to make a card or project using images of people such as children, men or women, to let someone know you are praying for them.

This is the same image I used in my last post, so a bit of an explanation is in order. We are redoing our kitchen and that's where I usually stamp. We're installing new cabinets and my husband is doing all the work himself. We've had no countertops or cabinets for two months now and we're moving closer to that happy day, slowly, but this weekend he's working on replacing drywall that had to be torn out to work on the pipes. Then it has to be taped and sanded. Then we paint. Then we start to put up new cabinets.

So everything that was IN the kitchen is now somewhere else in the house. There are very few places you can walk downstairs without stepping over a box of dishes or food items. And with the drywall installation there is dust over everything. Let me emphasize that . . . everything. So I used the items I had pulled out for my last project for this card, because any time I stamp I have to dig things out of boxes in the garage. It just makes stamping (and cooking) a bit of a challenge, but one day we'll all be put together again.

Back to the important stuff, Ceal's passage is a great reminder to us to spend some time in prayer this week. Did you know the bible contains 500 passages that refer to prayer? An important topic and one of our most accessible means of building a relationship with God. You can pray any time, anywhere. "If my people . . . humble themselves . . . " -- humility is the attitude to seek as you approach God when you pray. You can pray while driving in the car, while taking a walk . . . any time during the day, it isn't your external but your internal posture that matters. It is a good idea to have a quiet place in your home to pray, to get down on your knees, but prayer isn't limited to a time, location or physical position, so try to find yourself in prayer more often than not this week.

When I'm stumped over how to use an image, I always find a good sketch will help clear the roadblocks. I had all these pieces of things that I wanted to use, so I went to Priscilla Styles blog to look up this week's sketch challenge. The sketch for this week helped me out tremendously. You'll find the challenge for sketch #30 here. I turned the sketch on its side and moved the position of the little 'circle' in the sketch to be my sentiment. The image is double layered. I stamped the angel twice and embossed the frame in the frame in the bottom layer with irridescent ice EP. The whole card sparkles quite a bit IRL. Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Magenta, Clear Dollar Stamps (sentiment)
Ink: Distress inks in Faded Jeans, Broken China, Concord Grape, Weathered Wood, black craft
Paper: PTI white, SU shimmer white, black, PTI Spring Rain
Other: Rock Candy crackle distress paint, pearls, snowflakes, irridescent ice EP, rhinestone, prismacolor pencils, snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder, dazzling diamonds glitter

28 comments:

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

PS,

This is a beautiful card. I can completely understand about the drywall dust. been there a couple of times myself. thanks for the insight on the verse.

Grace

Kristine said...

Peggysue, this is sooo gorgeous! LOVE that angel and the colors you used. The touch of pink really pops off the picture, but doesn't distract from the beautiful angel and her sparkly wings! :) Great job. Praying you have a blessed Sunday today. Hope the kitchen gets done soon! :) Hugs!!

Kathy Winter said...

Love your card Peggysue! The angel is beautiful with her sparkley wings:) Have a great week.

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is so soft, serene and lovely....perfect for the theme

Priscilla said...

Oh PeggySue you always have such wonderful cards. Thank you for your kind word about our sketches in your post too. I just love how this all came together. Your image is just lovely too. Oh, if you have not do so already, be sure to get in on our huge giveaway with the 12 blogs of Christmas. I would love it if one of our players won :) Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.

Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Peggysue - I have to say if I had this image I would be using it over and over too - it is adorable! I love your use of the sketch and that Nestie is just the perfect background frame!! Love the sparkle and the light hint of pink - gorgeous Peggysue!! It is clear to see that you can work under and circumstances - hope the litchen gets finished soon! Thank you for playing along at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week, if you get a moment pop back and have a look at the HUGE Giveaway that is offering NOW. We would love to see you next week at our Blog Hop - there is so much fun to be had and you know we would love you to be part of it!
Linda MMSC Design Team

Belinda said...

Such a pretty card! Love the colors and the fun little touch of pink! And the sparkly wings are just the perfect touch!

Laurie said...

Oooo, I really like this image, Peggysue. The colors are just right...they don't take control so we can really zoom in on the image. Very beautiful, Sister! Hugs, Laurie

Karen Lynn said...

Very pretty, PS and a great take on MM sketch challenge. I hope you entered this into their challenge.

Carol said...

Love this nostalgic theme card. Such pretty soft colors and just the right amount of embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at Midnight Madness.

Carol
MMSC-DT

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

PeggySue, The image you used is so endearing, and the perfect sentiment to go with it. The colors are a peaceful pastel and the frame really hightlights it! Thanks for showing us your talent this week, xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Traci M said...

This has to be one of the prettiest angels I have seen, Peggysue! I don't think you need to explain using her twice, I'd be using her too, without the drywall!!
Your reminder for prayer this week is such a good one. I have a lot to be thankful for, and a lot to pray about.
I will pray your kitchen can get done soon, and give thanks that you are getting closer daily!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous vintage card. Love your image and colors!! Great take on the sketch and use of dies!! Hope you had a great weekend!!

Val said...

Peggysue, That is such a pretty card. Love that image. Hope your kitchen project gets done soon. BTW, I posted a new gift card template today and did NOT use the Hero Arts stamp just for you. LOL.

ashjoy said...

You do such an amazing job with everything packed away. Love the image, just beautiful!

Lee said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for your inspirational message. You have a great gift being able to minister for God.

Stephanie said...

absolutely beautiful!!

IamDerby said...

Really pretty, nice job!

BethieJ said...

Peggysue this card is BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a GREAT job on it!!

maryr917 said...

very pretty card-wow you have been so patient to have your kitchen torn apart for so long-but I guess the end is coming soon and you'll have a beautiful new kitchen to stamp in

Helen said...

Oh, Peggysue! This is beautiful! I love how you used the snowflakes in this project and that angel is beautiful!
Blessings!
~H

Gina said...

This is just beautiful! I love that angel image and enjoy seeing different projects made with the same image, it inspires me to do the same with my own images. Best of luck with getting the kitchen dona and kudos to your husband!

Mara... said...

So many gorgeous details!! Beautiful work!

Randi said...

Peggysue, this is out of this world beautiful. The spellbinders really adds to the overall look. Have a great weekend.

Christi said...

What a gorgeous card, Peggysue! I love it!

theneon said...

What an amazing card -- especially under "duress" -- I know what it is like to be displaced from your workplace -- and I also know about kitchen remodels -- we changed from the floor up last year and I learned a lot of creative ways of cooking with an electric wok, rice cooker, etc. Best of luck!