Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 73 . . . vintage

Happy Sunday stampers!! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Our hostess this week is the lovely Linda from down under who selected this verse from Jeremiah 31:3 "The Lord hath appeared of old unto me saying Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee." Her challenge is to make a vintage card or project. You can read her devotional on the main blog as well as the other design team member's creations. Our sponsor this week is Designed2Delight @ One random winner from the main SSIC blog posting will receive two free digitals from her store.

In this verse I am keying in on one word, 'everlasting.' How often do people discount God, try to ignore his existence, deny his deity? Sometimes it isn't really a deliberate turning, life gets hard or troubles mount up faster than solutions and you might feel like you are lost and alone, that God has forgotten you. But He hasn't.

God exists outside of time, He created time itself. Everlasting--there is no beginning nor any end to God and His promises are always true. Therefore when He promised Israel that His love for them was everlasting, in the verse from Jeremiah, they knew they could trust in that promise, even though the Israelites themselves turned their backs on God many times.

That same promise is true today. We all have sinned and in that sin have turned away from God, yet if we accept the gift of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for our sins on the cross, that sin can be erased and we can experience eternity in God's love; experience it for everlasting. He does love you and that love is printed on every page of the bible in every promise He ever made. The stories among our design team ladies all are different, but all of us have experienced the saving grace of God's love and you can ask any one of us how to find that for yourself.

I was inspired by the current VSN mini challenge to create a luminaria.
I also was inspired by the current Shabby Tea room blog challenge 'White and Bright' to use either white or cream only, plus one other color. I consider the gold a neutral, like black. The tough part actually was finding a vertical sentiment in a small enough typeset to fit my luminaria opening--I realized a lot of them are horizontal, but I found one among my PTI sentiments. Thanks for looking! Hope you can play along with our SSIC challenge this week!

Stamps: Rubber Stamp Tapestry 'Antique Garden,' PTI sentiment
Ink: gold kraft, pink pirouette
CS: PTI cream, pink DS scrap
Other: cuttlebug embossing folder, Spellbinders nestabilities labels 14 and ovals, prima roses, leaves, gold EP, MS edge punch


Becky said...

I love this! I just love how you embossed this.

What wonderful insight on the scripture today.

Grace said...

OMgoodness Ps this is amazing!!! I absolutely love your luminaria! I hope you have a wonderful place to display this and enjoy it! I really appreciate how you shared your thoughts today... I love how God lays on each of us a different focus... but everlasting is an amazing word when you think of it! Thanks for sharing your heart my friend!!! With God as our everlasting Father, we are everlasting sisters and that's a great thought too!

Miesje said...

OMGosh! Your luminaria is incredible! I love your thoughts on the scripture. Your insight is so on target. I hope you have a fantastic week Peggysue!

Aimes said...

OMG! What an amazing creation! I adore your luminaria - it's stunning!

Sherry Kushibab said...

The luminaria is beautiful, and your words of sharing so true and inspiring....thank you for sharing both.

Kathleen said...

Hi Peggysuez, what a fabulous luminaria.
Thank you for your kind comment. You asked about the image I had used on my card, she is an Hanglar Stanglar stamp, I'm afraid you can only buy them if you live in Sweden, some are for sale on Ebay UK.

Ivanka said...

Your luminaria is just beautiful!

thinker said...

simply beautiful, peggysue!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Peggysue!! I just love the design with the embossing. Very vintage...the sentiment on the windows is perfect!! Love it!!

I also loved reading your words. Beautiful insight. I missed playing with you girls this week.

Have a good week!

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous project!! Such a lovely home decor keepsake ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Dell said...

Very elegant and what a gorgeous way to light one's life!

BTW, I made my first luminary on the SCS challenge this weekend. These are great projects to make.

Pattie said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Sharron said...

Oh, Peggysue, your luminaria is just stunning! And what a sweet verse to use. Love it!

Terri said...

Very pretty! That sentiment is perfect too.

Nerina said...

Oh my word Peggysue!! This is unbelievably beautiful! I can't believe how delicately you've executed this - the colours work so well with the embossing and those fragile little rose buds!

Your thoughts are WONDERFUL - and I appreciated your gospel presentation ... apples of gold in a setting of silver!!

MariLynn said...

This is gorgeous. I love how elegant it looks. I love luminarias. The roses are especially beautiful. Have a blessed day today!!!

glassgraffitix2 said...

I made these luminaria's before and really enjoyed doing so, although I love your take on it!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Peggysue - I loved reading your post this week - your insight on everlasting is so lovely and inspiring! I love your luminaria - it is gorgeous and looks fabulous in vintage@! Thank you for always sharing so beautifully Sistah! {{{hugs}}}

Traci M said...

Beautiful project and love the texture of your luminaria. I lived in New Mexico for awhile, the luminarias are so pretty, but none of them were this fancy!!