Sunday, January 3, 2010

Stamin' Sisters in Christ challenge 20

Happy Sunday stampers! This is a new week in a new year and time for a new challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Our hostess this week is the lovely Laurie who chose the verse

2 Cor 5:17 "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"

The challenge is to make a card for a new baby or a new Christian. A few members of the design team challenged each other to make both types of cards, so I selected this free digi image from the Sew Many Cards web site (our sponsor this week).

I think this fish in an ornament is so cute! I used it first for the new baby card . . . I don't know anyone right now who is pregnant, but I'll have this in my stash if anyone receives the gift of a baby girl!

And for my new Christian card, I chose a piece of cuttlebug embossed paper sent to me ages ago by my dear friend Misti, which is loaded with variations on 'congratulations.' I put the phrase, 'the best is yet to be' because when you start walking with the Lord, amazing things happen. And the image? Well, Jesus told us we'd be fishers of men!

For the baby card I covered the bubbles with crystal effects and in the second card covered the entire clear 'glass' ornament with crystal effects and sprinkled some Martha Stewart blue glitter on the bottom before it dried, so it kind of looks like a shaker, maybe?

I do think that's a great verse to start off the new year. It doesn't matter what is in the past in terms of who we can be in the future. In Christ, all things are possible and He makes all things new, including you! Have a great week, hope you can play along.

18 comments:

Candace said...

These cards are super cute! The paper on the first one is PERFECT!! Have a great week! :)

IamDerby said...

Oh my goodness I love the buttons as bubbles. Too cute!

Becky said...

These are gorgeous.. the dp is beautiful and the images precious.

Joanne (jojot) said...

well....if this isn't just the sweetest baby card...luv it...you are rockin'

Traci M said...

That is exactly the message in this Sunday's sermon ...we look in the rearview mirror to reflect and then we throw aside every hindrance and through God's grace and mercy, are "overcomers"...that is such a wonderful verse and one of my favorites.
I like your take on the fisy, creatively done, and two cute cards to have on hand as well. Love the look of the CE with the glitter, looks a bit easier than a shaker card but with the same effect.
Thanks Peggysue, have a blessed day!!

Kay said...

Happy New Year! What a great card to start 2010 off with. That little fishy is just too cute:)

Belinda said...

So so so cute! :) LOVE the dp and the images are just too cute!

ashjoy said...

Very sweet!

Gina said...

Wow. i love the two very different looks. The button placement on the top card is just great. That glitter in the bottom one looks amazing!

The Mama Monkey said...

These are so cool, PeggySue! Love the crystal effects on the bubbles!! It makes it look so real!

Stephanie said...

Both cards are terrific, but I really like the fish ornament card. The colors are so vibrant!!

Val said...

Peggysue, Those are both are perfect for the challenge. You did an amazing job with it. Cute image.

Sew Many Cards said...

aw, I love this image, one of my favorites. I have a new pone being released next month with the fish in an Egg, just in time for Easter too. I am so glad to see someone use this image-
Thank you

Angela
Sew Many Cards

Mara... said...

Super super cute fish image!! Both your cards are great!

Pamela said...

Great cards! I really love them both, but especially your new Christian one. :)

BethH said...

Very cute! Love the ornament....just adorable.

Helen said...

So Cute! I love this image! I just HAD downloaded it once I saw your cards! lol I love the way you made the ornament look glossy. Awesome!
Blessings!
~H

Dell said...

These are wonderful cards. I just love the bright colors and the embossing adds just the right touch to these.