Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge 75 . . . without words

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ! This week's hostess is my dear sister in Christ in Florida Miesje! She selected this verse from 1 John 3:18 "Dear children let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps and one lucky winner will receive $15 in a gift card to their store. Miesje's challenge is to create a card or project that uses no words on the front yet signifies love.

For my project you see a trifold or gatefold card; these are two samples I am going to send to my oldest daughter for her to help decide on a wedding invitation. My oldest baby is getting married in June and her colors are . . . anyone want to guess? :)

I was working with white, silver and brilliant or royal blue. Love without words . . . since my thoughts are focused on marriage this week I have been thinking of the different love languages that speak to each individual. Have you ever read Gary Chapman's book on the Five Love Languages? For someone whose language is acts of service or physical touch, you can use words, words, words all day long to very little effect. Studying your marriage partner, your children and other family members and learning their love language, then putting it into action, can have marvelous effects on helping a relationship blossom and grow.

For Miesje's thought on this bible passage and to see the phenomenally amazing creations of the other design team members, you can click on the home page for Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

So . . . opinions solicited here . . . which one do you like better? As you can see from the way it unfolds (see directions on Sharon Johnson's blog here), the back panel on the interior that is now solid blue would have the actual invitation panel and on the left there is a handy pocket to hold the response card. I was thinking on the narrow panel on the right I would place my daughter's and future SIL's life verses from the bible. And I'll let you know which my daughter selects once she sees them. Anyone want to come over and help me make 125 of these before April??? Have a blessed Sunday and hope you can play along this week.

For the top card, that also qualifies for the Mark's Finest Papers challenge #41 from yesterday to use a handmade flower on your card. I made a chiffon flower, one of the few times that a stamper gets to play with fire!
Allsorts Challenge #89: Love, love, love
Crafty Calendar Challenge #17: Love
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #29: Valentine with no red or pink
Polkadoodle #5: With hearts
Claudia & Co. #73: Unique fold . . . I used a tri-gate fold with a pocket
Stamping Vacation February challenge: Pick 3 . . . I chose a border punch, vellum and heart (top card)
Crazy4Challenges #73: Valentine . . . the top card would make a lovely valentine

Card One --
Stamps: SU Belle Toile background, MFP Hearts, Hearts, Hearts, PTI Alphabet, WM flourish
Paper: Co'ordinations blue, white, vellum, silver
Ink: SU Brilliant Blue, silver craft, white craft
Other: MS edge punch, white EP, twinkling silver EP, chiffon, blue reinker, waterfall stickles, pearl beads, pearl embellishments

Card Two--
Stamps: SU Belle Toile background, PTI Fancy Flourishes and year two anniversary set (butterflies)
Paper: Co'ordinations blue, white
Ink: SU Brilliant Blue, white craft, bashful blue
Ohter: MS edge punch, irridescent ice EP, silver pencil, dazzling diamonds glitter, charm, pearls, clear rhinestones.


Becky said...

WOW-Peggysue, both of these are just stunning! Gorgeous designs and colors.

Grace said...

Both cards are beautiful Ps! I love the colors for the wedding! The blue is stunning! I really love the second one because I love how it is cut around the flourish... but they are both beautiful!! Let us know which she picks! Have a wonderful week!

Miesje said...

I am picking my chin up off the floor! WOW - has to say it! They are both wonderful. I have done wedding invitations twice (for nieces) at 150 per wedding! So I also look at it with that eye - I would have to vote on the second one. I really like the flourishes. Have a LoveLy week dear friend!

Virgo5 said...

Wow, these are both gorgeous! It's going to be hard to choose!

Saskia said...

Beautiful card! Lovely to see your work at Polkadoodles! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Saskia :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so pretty PeggySue!! I just love the blue and white!! Both are gorgeous and it is hard to pick a fave. I think the second is my fave with the flourish. Beautiful work my friend!!
Have a great week!

Patti J said...

These are so beautiful! I think my favorite would be the second one, but girl, they both rock! And I love what you wrote as well about today's verse. And while I'm at it, your blog background is beautiful too!!! lol...Have a great week!

Susan Raihala said...

Ohmygoodness! These are stunningly pretty...the colors, the details, the layouts...everything!

Kimberly said...

These are both stunning, PeggySue. I really like the second, because of the cut out around the flourish, but I can't imagine doing that 125 times!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Anonymous said...

Both are beautiful, but #2 is my choice. Trying to put a name to it, maybe 'polished' is what I'm looking for. One thing for sure, looks like a lot of work!

BethH said...

Ohhhh these are just beautiful! I wish we lived closer I'd come up and help you crank out a gazillion invitations! They are both stunning!!! I wouldn't k ownwhich one to pick if I was your dd! Just beautiful!

~*Joni said...

Oh how beautiful! The blue and white is such a nice change up from the reds and pinks that are in Valentine blogland. ;) Wonderful design! Thank you so much for joining us in our Unique Fold challenge at Claudia & Co. this week.
~*Joni C&Co. DT

Debs said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Terri said...

They are both beautiful but I prefer the second one! I especially like the butterflies and the little key. I really admire you for making 125 of them! Wish I lived closer I would be happy to help.

ashjoy said...

Beautiful cards! She will be thrilled with both. How exciting!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Wow.... this is beautiful.

Lisa (mldesignworks) said...

These are beautiful! Either will be a wonderful invitation! Thanks for joining Fussy and Fancy this time! Lisa

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Peggysue! What gorgeoud cards - they are both divine but like most others I am livng the second one - the Flourish is perfect! I would love to hear which one she picks! What a good Mum you are - ths is indeed a labour of LOVE! {{{hugs}}}

Cor* said...

No words needed! Creation is remarkably stunning! Great color choice! Thanks so much for participating in our PICK 3 Challenge for Feb. over at SV. You now have an entry towards the $25.00 gift certificate to a store of your choice!!Rock On!

scotspanda said...

Both cards are fabulous and I am so glad I don't have to choose between them. Good luck with making them all :o)

thanks so much for joining in with our Love Love Love theme this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx

Colette said...

Beautiful cards, glad you could join us at Polkadoodles this week. Good Luck! Colette xx

glassgraffitix2 said...

Both your cards are beautiful! Why not do half and half!

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

Such lovely cards. Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge.

Ashley Lydia said...

Great card I love the combination of colors! Thanks for joining us over at Polkadoodles

Vintage Milly said...

This is gorgeous, I love all the different elements and detail, realy beautiful, thanks for joining in with us at Polkadoodles,

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

Fran, said...

I really think your cards are beautiful. Love your style!

Fliss said...

Really lovely cards.
Thanks for joining in with the Polka Doodles hearts challenge and hope to see you again.