Sunday, May 8, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 88 . . .Ecc 3:11

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Our hostess this week is Sabrina, one of our newer team members and I'm excited to read her devotional for her chosen verse this week from Ecclesiastes 3:11 "He has made everything beautiful in its time." Her challenge is to make a card and put all things "beautiful" on it (flowers, pearls, bling, butterflies, etc.) You can read Sabrina's thoughts and see all of the other creations by the design team on the home page here.

This weekend I am away from home enjoying the beauty of watching my oldest graduate from college. :) I also have enjoyed watching the landscape turn ever more green as we traveled south from our home. That is a beautiful color after all the white of winter! But the last part of that verse, that he has made "everything beautiful in its time" is a wonderful reminder of the beauty that each season holds. We cannot rush the seasons, no man can no matter how hard he might try. And how much complaining we hear about the weather! Its too rainy or too sunny or lately in my world, too wintery! This verse is a great reminder that if it is still wintery where I live, God has ordained it to be so and created it with its own special beauty.

I needed a sympathy card this week and this didn't start as a sympathy card, but ended up as one. I started with a new stamp set being introduced by Mark's Finest Papers this coming week, stamping the magnolias in gold and coloring them with prismacolor pencils. I don't own the larger sized nestabilities, so I took the labels one nestabilities that I do own and traced around the curves and point in the center to create a shaped card. Added a bit of DP, a verse from Verve and a bit of gray ribbon.

It is difficult to see but I outlined the designer paper in gold pen to match the magnolias stamped in gold, and then put a touch of glitter around the edges of the card.

Thank you for looking and we hope you have time to play along this week.

This card also suits the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges #86: Use lots of flowers
For Fun Challenges: Use lots of flowers
Tuesday Taggers: Something old, something new (the stamps are new, not yet released in fact, and the brad is older than two years . . .the bling is a sparkly brad)

17 comments:

Lisa Jane said...

wow what a beautiful card - i love the magnolias - so pretty
Lisa x

Becky said...

This is beautiful PeggySue, love the shape and colors. I pray you have a wonderful Mothers Day.

Aimes said...

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend, Peggysue! How lovely to see your eldest graduate from college during the Mothering Weekend!
Lovin the unique shape of this card and those pretty sparkles!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Wendy M said...

Beautiful card Peggysue. Lovely colours and design xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Congrats on DD's graduation! Such a wonderful sense of pride and satisfaction. I hope to experience the same in four years with Clay (fingers crossed!) lol

Really beautiful card, Ps. And, yes, we must trust and be patient. Easier said than done, but we have to try to get back to center.

Hugs,
Lisa

Miesje said...

Yikes - this is awesome! I love every aspect of it! The gold is so rich looking. Congrats on the graduation! Such a monumental day. Have a wonderful Mother's Day and a fantastic week!

Grace said...

Hi Peggysue! What a gorgeous card!!! I love the embossing and how elegant it makes your card! Tracing the label for this fancy edge was a GREAT idea! I love it!!! Love the verse you picked too... so perfect for today's challenge! Sorry you needed a sympathy card this week (I did too and they are hard to make) but you certainly made a beautiful one!!! Congrats on your DD graduating!!! Enjoy your Mother's Day and spring is coming your way SOON!!!
hugs!
Grace

Danni said...

Such a gorgeous card!

Kristine said...

WOW Peggysue, your card is fantastic! I love your scallopy base shape and your papers are lovely! Big beautiful flowers on there adorn your card so lovely too. Congrats on your DD's graduation!! So wonderful that you are with your family this weekend--enjoy and cherish every moment. Hugs,
Kris

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Peggysue!! Congrats on your dd graduation!!! I agree we all must be patient...it is hard though. Your card is gorgeous!! I love the side detail and your colors. Beautiful indeed!!
Happy Mother's Day!
hugs,
Chris

CAROL said...

Beautiful card xx

Meggymay said...

Your card is beautiful, thankyou for joining us at TioTs this week

MariLynn said...

This card is stunning. I love how you colored and placed the magnolias. I am sorry you needed a sympathy card. I hope you have a blessed week!

Traci M said...

This is beautiful!! Congrats again on your daughter's graduation!!

Traci M said...

This is beautiful!! Congrats again on your daughter's graduation!!

Lagene said...

This is gorgeous!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Peggysue - you are one busy stamper my friend - and it is all gorgeous!! I love this card and your words of testimony - what a great example you are of trusting God! Thank you Peggysue for being you - we all love you! {{{hugs}}}