Sunday, July 11, 2010
Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 47. . . peace
Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's hostess is the talented mom-to-many Miesje who selected this verse from Matthew 11:28 "Come to me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest." We are to make a card that to us symbolizes rest or peace. It could be flowers, the ocean, mountains, music, sitting with a friend, reading a book, whatever you find peaceful.
And our sponsor, who comes alongside us once a month is Simon Says Stamp! They have a great selection in their online store, you can check it out here. See our home page on the SSIC blog for the stamp set they are generously donating to one lucky winner this week, who participates with us in our challenge.
This week has been anything but restful or peaceful in our household. Have you noticed in your own life when one thing happens, more is sure to follow and soon? So this week I have sought out my true rest, my true peace in the Lord. As the saying goes, "Know Jesus, know peace. No Jesus, no peace."
In all circumstances lean on Him and we are . . . also all the while knowing that almost ANY problems we have encountered this week are so minor compared to what 95% of the rest of the world experiences on a daily basis. I am thankful that I am dealing with what I have on my plate and don't ever want to be caught whining or ungrateful for all of God's blessings.
I know I just posted a white on white card last week, but when I saw the challenge the first thought that came to my mind was snow. Are we all far enough into summer so no one is groaning at this? I find it so restful and peaceful to sit with a hot cup of cocoa, my bible open, facing a bank of windows with newly fallen, fresh snow on the ground. Who else likes that scene? Notice I did not say shoveling out the driveway for the fifth time after the plow leaves huge chunks of ice three feet high, or slipping on your way to get the mail . . . we're talking idyllic snow here!
So there is my cozy little house. I used a few different techniques in here, the main image is smashed onto a versamark pad and sprinkled with irridescent ice EP then embossed, so it looks like you're seeing it through a frost covered windowpane, used Bekka Feeken's corner punch technique for the silver framing, embossed some white on white, the rest is self explanatory. Oh, and I used the sketch challenge from this past Wednesday on Splitcoast Stampers.
What helps you find rest or peace? We'd love to hear your thoughts on this and see your creations. Come play along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Thanks for looking.
I've also entered this into the one Stop Craft Challenge blog monochromatic challenge for this week.
Also the Shabby Tea Room is hosting an embossing challenge this week and I used both types on this card, dry and heat embossing
Stamps: SU To You and Yours, some sort of snowflakes from Inkadinkado
Paper: white, enchanted evening, silver, white shimmer
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink Broken China (I think, it could have been faded jeans, I had them both out, white craft, black
OTher: silver clip, clear EP, II EP, corner punch, spellbinders medallion, cuttlebug folders, score tape, glitter, stickles, silver gel pen