Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 115 . . . Give Thanks


Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Our lovely and friendly hostess this week is Traci, who selected this verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." Our sponsor is SImon Says Stamp. And Traci's challenge is to Create a card or project that depicts gratitude...it can be an image of something you are grateful for, a scripture that evokes your gratitude, or it can be a card made especially for a person you would like to thank this time of year!!

Be sure to check out the home page to see the rest of the creations by the SSIC design team and to read Traci's devotional on her chosen scripture.

I am so glad that November rolls around. Every year I make the commitment to keep a thankfulness journal and every year I start with fresh zeal only to have that idea fall by the wayside as life's problems start to mount and my vision of all my blessings grows dim. November, because of Thanksgiving, is always a jolt to the negative mindset and provides fresh perspectives. Each week it seems that the scripture verse one of my Stampin' Sisters selects is just what I needed to hear.

This week I am reminded again of all that I have in my life and I chose this cute house image from Waltzingmouse Stamps because in this blustery and cold time of year I am very thankful that God has provided us with a home. It has well sealed windows too, but that's just a bonus. We have a roof over our heads and that is not to be taken for granted. What are you thankful for today?

Stamps: Waltzingmouse (house), MFP (sentiment)
Ink: Memento black
Paper: Echo Park, PTI
Other: copics, glitter, ribbon

12 comments:

Kara said...

beautiful coloring!!

Miesje said...

OMGoodness! I love this card! That house is adorable and your coloring is fantastic! Great card PS. Love your idea of a thankful journal! Great idea - starting one now in a journal that my DIL gave me. The cover of the leather journal says "trust in the Lord", wasn't sure how I was going to use it - now I do! Thanks!

Traci M said...

I love your house, Peggysue, perfect with the sentiment and your beautiful paper..it looks magical!! I have never kept a gratitude journal, I have been thinking of it, and may start one this year. My 30 days of gratitude has been a really good practice for me. I am thankful for so many things, our home, church, family...my husband probably most of all right now. And of course...friends like you!!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is gorgeous .. i just love the cute little gingerbread house and gorgeous papers
Lisa x

Chef Mama Lori said...

Beautiful card my dear friend. And I just love that Traci and you! :-)

Vicky said...

Beautiful Peggysue....

hugs Vicky xx

The Mama Monkey said...

This is stunning, PS! The details are amazing!

Becky said...

Amen my dear sister...When I pray in the morning I begin with praise and when I go to bed I end with praise. For His goodness and mercy, His protection and grace and so on :). I have made this a habit from the beginning because it is so easy to get caught up with the trials on this earth.

Love this card, that image is just so warm and inviting.

Sharron said...

Peggysue, your card is gorgeous! You did such a beautiful job coloring your cottage!!

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Rebekah said...

This is so beautiful and heart-warming. So nicely put together!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card!! Love that stamp and the papers are perfect!!