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.
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