Sunday, September 19, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 57. . . Seasons


Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Today's hostess is the talented Chris Olsen, who selected this verse from Eccliastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven."

Her challenge is to use Fall colors (green, yellow, melon mambo, red, orange, brown) or leaves on your creation. Ummm, can you tell I read her verse and not her challenge for this weekend? If you look closely, the sand I colored in is brown and one piece of paper is green. I had a button in there but changed it out to a leaf.

Our sponsor this week is Our Daily Bread Designs, which is donating a $15 gift certificate to one randomly selected participant in our challenge this week on the main blog, Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Chris' verse is very appropriate for this week. There are a lot of 'seasonal' changes going on in our family. After living in a suburb of Chicago my entire life my husband and youngest daughter and I are moving to another state. That's why I haven't had time for much blog visiting. We were not expecting things to happen this quickly, but a buyer came along and we are scheduled to close on our house on October 1, less than a month after their offer came in. I am busy packing!!

My oldest daughter is getting married in June. My other two older children are in college in different states. And when we move, we're moving further away from them, not closer. It feels as if my family is scattering to the four winds and as a mom, I have to say, it makes me pensive. I've tiptoed into a new season of life with a mostly empty nest and I'm still getting used to it, finding my way.

That's why I chose the lighthouse image from ODBD which one of my design team sisters kindly sent me. Thank you Rebekka!! God is our lighthouse when life's seasons change or the pathway seems uncertain. I know if I pray and stay in His word, He will lead me and never leave me. There are many lighthouses in the area we're planning to go and they stand there in every season in every weather, guiding ships safely around the coast and into port. He's my rock when everything else in life is shifting.

Thanks for looking and hope you find a chance to play along this week!

14 comments:

Becky said...

Gorgeous card this morning PeggySue, beautiful colors.

Aimes said...

Challenges are open to interpretation, right?! You've just used artistic licence on the colours! I like your take on the challenge anyways!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so gorgeous Peggysue!! I so love the soft hues of blue and your layout and coloring!! Stunning my friend!! Your use of the lighthouse as a symbol of Peace among the trials we face is beautiful!! Praying for you my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Miesje said...

I love it Peggysue! Love the leaf brad! :-) I really like your sharing and know that this is a difficult time - the lighthouse was PERFECT for you to use! Seasons come and go - even a harsh winter becomes a soft and lovely spring. Praying for you!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

This is such a pretty card, PS! Good luck with the move and all the changes coming your way! ((HUGS))

Leah said...

Lovely card...prayers for you while you move and adjust to this new season in life:)

Grace said...

Absolutely gorgeous Peggysue! I love this card! I love lighthouses and this one is so pretty! Your layout and coloring is great, as are your thoughts on the seasons of our lives! I'm thinking of you and praying all goes smoothly in the days ahead and trusting God to guide you step by step!
Hugs,
Grace

Joanne (jojot) said...

you have captured the beauty of the sea and the ever present lighthouse....gorgeous work and thoughts, my friend

Sharron said...

Peggysue, this is such a lovely card--so glad you picked this image and these colors. I love your interpretation--it is perfect for the challenge!

Nerina said...

What a beautiful card! So full of colour, texture and sparkle (and who minds if the colours aren't EXACTLY what the challenge required :0)! I love the sanded edges with the lighthouse image - they really compliment it so well!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Oeggysue - what a lot you have happening in your life at the moment - just as well you know whose Hands your lives are in! I love this card - that image is divine and so beautifully coloured! Gorgeous embossing and LOVE the leaf - well done Peggysue!! {{{hugs}}}

Traci M said...

This is a lovely creation and insightful thoughts. I continue to lift you all up in prayer!

Karen Lynn said...

What a very pretty card! I like the stamp of the light house.

Terri said...

Great card! I am sorry to hear things are so stressful for you right now. Hope they will settle down soon.