Sunday, April 11, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 34 -- Peace


Happy Sunday stampers! Its time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's hostess is the lovely and talented Lisa who selected the verse from Phillippians 4:4-7 "Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Her challenge to you is to make a card or project about prayer and/or peace.

I thought of a lot of images that might portray peace or prayer and settled on this one, which might seem an odd choice. Years ago (too many years ago) our high school choir took a trip through Wisconsin and Minnesota visiting various places and singing along the way. One place we stopped was this fabulous church with soaring ceilings. The entire interior was paneled in a light wood and huge windows made it feel so airy and peaceful. I've forgotten what denomination it was, I've forgotten what town it was in, but I've never forgotten the feeling I had when we stood in the sanctuary, that God was present, that He inspired this beauty and this flood of peace.

For some reason this stamp just evokes for me memories of that trip, that church and that peace that I felt. This was released by Flourishes last month I think? And the minute I saw this stamp memories of that trip and that church flooded my mind and I had to order it right away! Don't ask me why a straw hat with ribbons eminded me of that church, it just did. :) I paired it up with a verse from Thessalonians . . . for as long as I've been going to church since I was a bitty girl, there is always a benediction at the end, the priest, pastor or worship leader offers final words of peace and encouragement to the congregation as you leave to face the world, wishing upon us Christ's peace.



Because that is where our peace comes from, from Christ Jesus, amen? It doesn't matter what denomination you attend, we're united in Christ Jesus and that is our common bond. I wish you all that sense of peace from our Lord and Savior this week.

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp! They have a lovely selection of so many things, go check it out here. And please join in our challenge this week, using Mr. Linky (if he's feeling cooperative) and posting your card to the main Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge blog here.

I don't know why I waited so long to try an easel card, what fun this was! And I tried and tried to add some ribbon to match the ribbon on the hat, but the ribbon I chose kept overwhelming the image. I am in looooove with the new impression plates from PTI, I only own this one vintage tintype but I can see adding more to my collection. Thanks for looking.

Other Challenges:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC61 use it! challenge (I used my new PTI template and my new Flourishes stamps)

Stamps: Flourishes, computer generated sentiment
Ink: Brown Stazon
Paper: watercolor, SU Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose, PTI vintage cream, yellow gingham (Hobby Lobby)
Other: reinkers for watercoloring, aquapainter, Tintype impression plate from PTI, Fiskars corner embosser, vintage corner adorner thingie plate/die, pearl, butterfly, glitter, threading water punch

21 comments:

Grace said...

Beautiful Peggysue! Love the CAS presentation... that in itself is peaceful! Thanks for the inspiration this morning! Have a blessed week!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi PeggySue - I love this image and how you have used it! Your card is so serene and beautiful! Love the colours and the embossing too - totally gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, especially your memories, how precious they are! God bless you PeggySue! {{{hugs}}}

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful and peaceful looking card for me. I love images of big brimmed hats. They seem to bring to mind walking along a country pathway in the summer. I also like that flourish thingy in the corner!

Kathy Winter said...

Hi Peggysue, I love this card. The flourish is a nice touch and the image is awsome!!

Traci M said...

What a pretty card Peggysue...your light and airy feeling comes through and evokes feelings of peace! Amen to your words also! We are very blessed in this country to worship freely and with a choice of styles but one message and one God!!

ashjoy said...

Very pretty! I keep looking at the directions for that card but haven't taken it on yet. You make it look very easy.

Very peaceful!

Randi said...

I LOVE that Flourishes stamp. It really does bring a sense of peace. Thanks for the word spoken today! Have a great week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful easel Peggy Sue!! Love the bonnet and the beautiful verse. Simply serene and elegant!! Awesome take on today's SSCC!! Have a blessed day and week!
hugs,
Chris

Nerina said...

Peggysue this card is utterly precious and so are the words you introduced it with! I love the simplicity and texture you used here - with the small and beautiful details like the punched and embossed corners. This is a truly lovely and inspirational piece of art!

Candace said...

I love your card! It's simply beautiful! Great job on the easel card...I've never been brave enough to try one of those. Loved reading the story behind your card, too! Hope you have a great week! :)

Anonymous said...

PeggySue, this creation perfectly portrays the "peaceful place" that you recall from your visit to the church years ago. Lovely colors, perfectly balanced layout and the use of the die cut flourish in the lower corner finishes it beautifully. Well done!!!!
Boss

Allison said...

This is such a pretty creation with lovely colors and great embellishments!

Sharron said...

Peggysue, your card is so lovely--very serene! Love all the beautiful details! The flourish and punched corners are such nice touches and there truly is something peaceful about the hat image.

Terri said...

Definitely a very peaceful card. I love making easel cards too.
Thanks for the prayers for my mom!

Angy said...

Such a beautiful easel card! Great job.

Rhonda said...

Lovely Peggy Sue. I am going to try an easel card one of these days.

Gina said...

I love the story to go along with this card. Isn't it amazing how some things like that stay in our memories? I love the card.

The Mama Monkey said...

Love your post, PS! Great background with the serene white background!

Becky said...

This is just gorgeous!! Love the lay out of this card, so sweet.

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty, Peggysue! It reminds me of a ceramic hat that I painted for my mom in high school. She had it hanging on the wall in her bedroom with the ribbons trailing down the wall. I might have to pick up this image :)

Karen Lynn said...

PS, that is a peaceful card. Women are allowed to wear hats in church, so maybe that is why?? I wore a white hat for Easter. What fun that was!