Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge 62 . . . Think Pink!

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's sponsor is the Lollipop Shop by Lori Boyd. Many of the DT members used her images, you can view them on the home page, very cute! I couldn't get my ornery printer to cooperate and pulled out a different stamp instead.

And our hostess this week is the uber-talented Chris Olsen, who selected this verse from Psalm 73:6 "My health may fail, my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever." You can read her thoughts on the main page.

Her challenge is to use a pink ribbon and primarily pink on your card. I used pink and dusky rose in combination to match some pretty Basic Grey Indian Summer paper. I just wasn't feeling the brights, but more subtle shades of pink this week.

October is breast cancer awareness month. I am going in on Monday for the annual mammogram and doctor visit. If you have not scheduled yours yet this year, DO SO! Please.

My family has been touched more than once by breast cancer. My SIL is currently battling a recurrence of it and it takes many various and nasty forms when it returns. She is not doing well. My grandmother died of breast cancer when I was in high school and she was a dear person.

This verse that Chris selected is a great reminder that regardless of whether someone is battling breast cancer or some other dreadful disease, the Lord is our strength. I just love how the writer of that psalm phrased it, "God remains the strength of my heart." Our body can be sick and weak, but our hearts can hold comfort, strength and peace.

I know my SIL draws a lot of strength in this battle from her faith. One of our design team members, Randi Barrett, is a continual beacon of hope and thanksgiving in the midst of her many health concerns, cancer among them. Her faith never wavers. Although she has discouraging moments and faces a lot of fears she is continually leaning on God and recounting his blessings.

I know there are a lot of other blogs and challenges featuring pink this month, won't you join us as we raise awareness? We look forward to seeing your creations.

One of the fun things I enjoyed making my card is that I used papers and coloring materials from Basic Grey, PTI, SU and my prismacolor pencils yet it was one of those rare occasions when they matched up really easily. Don't you love it when that happens?

The Just Magnolia blogspot is also having a pink challenge this week, you can check it out here.
Stampin' Royalty challenge is to use ribbons .

Stamps: Magnolia Tilda, Mark's Finest Papers sentiment Autumn Fun, Rubber Stamp Tapestry vine images behind Tilda {I stamped them in versamark and used chalk to color them in to match the BG paper}
Ink: black, versamark, Ranger Distress Ink tea rose
Paper: lavender, scarlet, poppy, white, pink, silver, Basic Grey Indian Summer
Other: Martha Stewart edge punch, silver EP, silver gel pen, pink ribbon {light satin and hot pink organdy with stripes}, prismacolor pencils, oval punch, pins, chalks


Becky said...

This is so cute! Love the paper and colors. Yes I love it when things come together. :)
Great insight on the verse this morning. Have a great week and know that you being showered with prayers also. {hugs}

Miesje said...

Oh my goodness what an adorable card! I finally got my first Magnolia - not even inked up yet. Your reflection was perfect - still praying for you!

Grace said...

Adorable card and wonderful thoughts Peggysue! It sure did come together perfectly! I don't know how you do it all in the midst of all that's going on but it's wonderful!!!! Have a blessed week! I have a quick access to an insecured internet so catching a moment for my SSIC sisters and sending hugs!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

BEAUTIFUL card Peggysue. You have been in my prayers and what a warrior you are girlfriend. I loved reading what you wrote this morning. I pray that your week is beyond blessed.

The Mama Monkey said...

I love that Basic Grey paper and you picked a perfect card to use it on! Hope things are going OK with the house. I have been thinking about you!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous and also so precious!!!

Sharron said...

Goodness, your card is SO PRETTY and Tilda is just adorable! Such beautiful colors and details--love how you stamped and colored the background behind Tilda. Hope you have a good week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw!! This is darling and I just love the image and design. Your insight on the verse is such an inspiration. I so look forward to reading your words each week. Have a blessed week. Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

This card is so cute! Love the image you used. Fantastic colouring too! Thanks for playing with Stamping Royalty this week.

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Diane said...

Just a beautiful card, PS, as is the one just before that I peeked out. Both challenges resulted in wonderful cards. Just now hearing about all your life challenges...hope the move goes well. How comforting for us to know we can still find you right here! Blessings on you sweet sister.

Cammie said...

This is so sweet! Love how the papers give a feeling of fall while using pink! Sending hugs to you.

Nerina said...

What a treat this card is! Everything blends together so beautifully - I love the double strips of ribbon and the embossing behind your image. Your thoughts are always inspiring and encouraging - so good to remember where to go - whatever our trial!

Dell said...

So adorable!! I will have to check out that Magnolia site.

Also, you are in my prayers.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Peggysue - what a delightful card - Tilda is perfect for this challenge, especially with those gorgeous BG papers! I love it! I am so sorry to hear of all your SIL is going through - she is in my prayers! Thank God for God - how would we cope without Him! God bless you Peggysue! {{{hugs}}}

Gina said...

Love the card. I find so much encouragement from the words you add to these challenges. thanks for taking the time to encourage.

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