Sunday, January 29, 2012
Stampin' Sisters in Christ . . . beeee yourself
Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's hostess is the lovely Linda, who has chosen this verse from Phillippians 4:8 "Finally, brethren whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." Her challenge is to create a card/project true to your style -- show us who you really are!
We have a new sponsor this week, Inspired Stamps, one lucky winner will receive a $15 store credit to go shopping, you can find the store here. Also on our home page you can see the rest of the creations by the design team here.
I found this challenge . . . challenging. I don't know about you but I don't know exactly what my style is. Since everything I know about stamping I have learned from other people and observing other blogs and cards, perhaps my style is called 'copying.' :)
Some weeks I'm in a CAS mood, sometimes I like to try new techniques, sometimes I like to color, sometimes not . . .you know what I mean (tell me you know, even if you don't!). So for this challenge I simply pulled out some things that I lean towards more often than not. I have found I work best when my background cardstock is a neutral; kraft, cream or white. I don't seem to use colors well except as layers. I like cream and pink or salmon so I chose those for this card. I like punches, I like flowers and I like just mixing up stamps from different companies. So that's my style too . . . mixed up! :)
We can keep ourselves from being mixed up emotionally if we pay close attention to the instructions in that verse. I had a conversation with someone this week about the fact that you can own joy but happiness is fleeting. Happiness is linked to emotions, joy is in the Lord and we remember that joy when we think on those things that are pure, and lovely and true, because of course God always embodies those virtues. When we keep our hearts and minds fixed upon him we can have joy inside and shoo away the emotions that are so volatile and tend to bounce all over the place depending on our circumstances of the day.
That's what I think of when I read this verse but of course I will be very interested to read Linda's thoughts on the matter.
Hope you can join in with us this week.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: vintage cream, DP
Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger distress inks in spun sugar, lipstick, marigold, blue and green