Sunday, February 21, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 27 -- Time . . . Sunrise

Happy Sunday stampers! Our hostess today from Stampin' Sisters in Christ is the lovely Laurie, who selected this verse from Esther 4:14 "For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father's family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to a royal position for such a time as this?"

Her challenge is to make a project using a time piece or in some way denoting time. Our sponsor this week is Designed to Delight, a cute digital stamp company and one random winner will receive a $10 gift certificate for playing along in the SSIC challenge this week, follow the link to the home page for more details and to read Laurie's wonderful thoughts on the scripture she chose. I have two cards to share with you today simply because I tried using two different stamp sets while I was playing with my ink.

I've always loved the song by Wayne Watson, "For Such a Time as This," based upon this verse from Esther I believe. Here is part of it:

For such a time as this
I was placed upon the earth
To hear the voice of God
And do His will
Whatever it is

That's what Esther did, she did God's will despite personal danger. She was a brave, courageous, smart and godly woman. And notice she didn't just rush in headlong without a plan either, she asked her people to fast and pray for her prior to approaching the king with her dinner invitation. If you want to read all about it, the entire story of Esther's courage and how she saved her people is written in the book of Esther in your bible.

We are all as individuals placed upon this earth for a reason too. Just like Esther we are to do the will of God and bring him glory. You too were placed here for maybe one particular hugely important moment in time or for a lifetime of service in small but meaningful deeds. But there is a reason, probably more than one. :)

For my cards, I am depicting a scene of time -- sunrise--the beginning of the day, when everything is fresh and new and opportunities abound. I used wax paper and Tim Holtz ranger distress inks with a spritzer to create my background for the trees, stamped in black craft and embossed with clear EP. Thanks for looking.

First card:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Lovely as a Tree
Paper: PTI Berry Sorbet, Spring Rain, SU Apricot, Nenah solar white, The Paper Studio DP
Ink: Black craft, Tim Holtz ranger distress inks in mustard seed, dried marigold, worn lipstick, broken china, faded jeans, peeled paint
Other: clear EP, PTI spring rain button, summer sunrise dotted ribbon, nestabilities die (bird), labels 4, oval, Cuttlebug 'with love' embossing border

Second card:
Stamps: PTI Through the Trees
Paper: PTI Spring Rain, vanilla, lemon tart, Neenah solar white, SU Kiwi Kiss, Melissa Frances "Lilly" DP
Ink: black craft, Tim Holtz ranger distress inks in mustard seed, dried marigold, worn lipstick, peeled paint, broken china
Other: clear EP, SU apricot large GG ribbon, PTI sweet blush satin ribbon, cuttlebug Frills embossing border, nestabilities petite scalloped circles, PTI buttons in berry sorbet, summer sunrise, lemon tart


Laurie said...

Hi, Peggysue! Both of your cards are all those 'glowing' colors.

Karen Lynn said...

I love your sunrise backgrounds. How pretty! You did an excellent job on these cards.

Ted said...

Peggy Sue, these are beautiful! It's interesting how you mention time regarding sunrises. I saw them as time regarding seasons...the first card depicting autumn and the second card depicting spring. Guess I'm not as tuned in as others! ;) Great cards!

Kathy Winter said...

Both of these cards are amazing Peggysue. Love the colors and how they depict 'time' great job:)

BethieJ said...

Peggysue both your cards are LOVELY!! I love the sunrises!!
Have a GREAT day!

BethH said...

So pretty, PS! Love the card and your devotional that goes with it is perfect. Just beautiful!

Kristine said...

Hi Peggysue... both your cards are so beautiful. Love the sunsets you created!

ashjoy said...

Love all the trees, and beautiful coloring!

Dell said...

These cards are gorgeous!!

Ceal said...

Both your cards are just beautiful! love those trees

Lori said...

peggy sue,
these are beautiful and so is that verse. Very soothing and lovely. Very nice job. We live very close to each other, what church may I ask that you go? Is is Willow Creek?

Traci M said...

I love that song by Wayne Watson also!
Was playing with alcohol inks and made a sunrise background last week...will be making one for this challenge for sure. Your sunsets give a lot of depth to those trees, and I love the whimsy with your colors.
Wonderful thoughts as is good to be reminded of our purpose for this time.

Terri said...

Great job on both of them! I especially like the bright colors.

Hanneke van der Linde said...

Beautiful cards, Peggusue!!

Rhonda said...

Great cards Peggy Sue. Love the backgrounds you created.

Chef Mama Lori said...

Such beautiful cards!

Becky said...

These are beautiful, love the background.

Helen said...

Those cards are awesome! You did an amazing job! I love those trees & the sunrise behind them. Wonderful cards!

Stephanie said...

what a fabulous challenge and I love your interpretation! these sunrise backgrounds are gorgeous, Peggysue!!