Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 38 . . . Blue, Brown and White


Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's hostess is the lovely and talented Linda, who from 'down under' selected this verse: John 4:23 "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him." Please click on the home page for Stampin' Sisters in Christ to read her thoughts on this passage, you will be blessed.

Her challenge to you this week is to use the colors blue, brown and white in your card.

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp which is offering up a great set, Deer with Forest Family, to one lucky winner of this week's challenge. Hope you can find the time to play along.

A dear friend sent me this Flourishes set for my birthday, with its various flower stamps, and I chose to use the morning glory for this challenge as the flower most naturally blue. The sentiment was a tough one, but I found the perfect one from the set I used last weekend from Mark's Finest Papers. The ribbon is covering it up somewhat, the full sentiment says; I will be here for you. Please depend on me.

My best friend is going through a very tough time right now. Her oldest daughter, the same age as my oldest, might have a very rare form of cancer. I've known this girl since she was in preschool with my daughter. They discovered a large tumor in a bad place and it has to come out. This has all happened very quickly in a matter of just a few weeks and no one knows what lies ahead.

I feel so helpless because we differ in our faith walk. What provides me with great comfort when my world is shaken does not comfort here, or at least to the same degree. So I listen and try to be as good a friend as I can be when I don't have any answers to the question 'why?' This card is for her to let her know she has my ears and my help in whatever form I can give it at any time. This friend walked with me through my divorce almost seventeen years ago, every step of the way and she means so much to me. Thanks for looking.

Stamps Flourishes, Mark's Finest Papers
Ink: Black Stazon, silver
Paper: watercolor, blue, green, brown, patterned paper from my stash
Other: silver EP, nestability, pearls, ribbon, impression plate, twinkling H20s in wild blueberry and Tahitian blue, frosted lace sticles, WWC, Martha Stewart edge punch

16 comments:

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Peggysue, what a beautiful card for your dear friend. Just letting her know that you will 'be there' for her when needed is really all you can do right now.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Peggy Sue!! I just love your beautiful flowers, the colors and design!! Your friend will love it!! Happy Mother's Day. Have a good week!
hugs,
Chris

Sharron said...

Peggysue, this is such a beautiful card and wonderful sentiment. I am sure it will mean a great deal to your friend. Happy Mother's Day to you.......

Ceal said...

Beautiful card Peggy Sue and Happy belated birthday I hope you had a great one

Grace said...

Hi Peggysue! Your card is beautiful and comforting! Your friend must be beside herself right now but what a comfort that you are there for her ready to help her in any way you can! That speaks volumes and so do your prayers! The card is so pretty and the colors perfect!

Terri said...

Very pretty. I am sorry to hear about your friends daughter. I am glad that you can still be there for her.

Traci M said...

Peggysue, I don't think God could have put another in your place to be there for your friend right now. I feel her sorrow, but hope that the outcome is positive and your friendship just gets stronger through this.
Your card is beautiful...it must be so twinkly, and you did a great job with that flower image! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and talents!

Candace said...

This is so beautiful. I'll be praying...

Hope you have a great week! :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

so lovely....great use of punch on both vertical sides....wonderful coloring....fabbo work

Lovely Linda said...

Oh Peggysue - you are just a heart with arms and legs!! What a blessed lady your friend is, she may not hear your prayers, but she would know about it if you weren't praying!!! I love this card - it is so serene and beautiful! Your colours are gorgeous and the sentiment is perfect, along with that gorgeous punched border - I am lovng it! {{{hugs}}}

JazzyH said...

My prayers. Beautiful card

Kathy Winter said...

oh Peggysue, your friend is going to love this card. It's so beautiful. Have a super week:)

Randi said...

Awww Peggysue, this is a beautiful card. I love the long tails on that sweet ribbon. Your flowers are stunning and the pearls is a wonderful touch. I am so sorry to hear of your friends DD. I am sure that she is grateful for such a dear friend as you.

Have a great rest of the week.

Dain Q. Gore said...

The morning glories are a beautiful choice for the blue, brown and white challenge. This is a fab card --- and much congrats on your new DT assignment with Faith -- I know you will do her proud!

theneon said...

PeggySue -- the comment above by Dain is really Dain's Mom -- aka, Me! Thought I'd better come back and explain -- that gives you yet another happy comment. Best to you!

Karen Lynn said...

Oh, Peggysue, how awful about your friend's daughter. I am glad you are able to walk with her and help her.