Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 81 . . .

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ! This week's hostess is the lovely and talented Grace, who selected this verse from Matthew 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."

Her challenge is to create a card or project that has something hidden from first view. It could be many things... an envelope, a pull out, doors that open to reveal something, a Joy Fold, Flip Flop, Magic, Slider...anything that you don't see at first glance. And one of our regular sponsors is back this week, Our Daily Bread Designs is offering a $15 gift card for one randomly selected winner!

On to the challenge and the verse. I selected a surprise pop up card. There is a great tutorial on SCS for this card and the first one I ever made was a bit tricky, but once you get it figured out, it is a cute card to try to make.

You can find the creations by the rest of the design team on the home page here, and I urge you to read Grace's thoughts on her chosen devotional verse. I can think of many reasons why Jesus instructed his followers to pray in this way. Most relationships flourish best with one on one attention. This is no less true concerning our relationship with God. Shutting out all the noise of the world, shutting out the distractions, can help us focus our minds and hearts on that relationship and help us hear his gentle instructions for our lives.

I hope you can play along this week, we look forward to seeing your creations in the galleries!!! Wishing you a week filled with rich, relational time in prayer with the Lord.

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps (sentiment), Mark's Finest Papers "Greet the Day with Gerber"
Ink: Brilliance black
Paper: Basic Grey
Other: prismacolor pencils and gamsol, ribbon, ricrac die, rhinestones


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Aw how darling and beautiful PeggySue. So springy and fun with the image! Gorgeous pocket card!! I also enjoyed reading your words.. so true.

Have a great Sunday and week!

Grace said...

I just love your secret pull out card Ps! It's springy and adorable! Love this dp too! Fantastic! Have a wonderful week my friend!!!

Stephanie said...

Love how the secret pull out reveals the sentiment - what a great card!!

Miesje said...

Such a cute card! I love that pull out and the colors and paper you used is wonderful! Shutting out noise and distraction is so true and often so difficult, especially in this day of cell phones and instant access to everyone. Great take on it! Have a wonderful week.

Becky said...

What a fabulous little creation, I love this pull up.
Have a blessed week.

Kristine said...

Hi Peggysue! Love your cute card! I've made this kind before and it does take a li'l bit to figure out but it's CUTE and fun to make. Thanks for popping by on IM last night. Good to chat for a second... sorry I didn't stay on long. Hugs!

MariLynn said...

Peggysue, what a cute card. I still haven't inked up the mousie part of this set. I am inspired after seeing how cute he looks on your card. I enjoyed reading your insight on this week's scripture. Have a blessed day today! Hugs!

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh Peggysue, what an intricate card! It came out marvelously! Gorgeous!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

PeggySue, oh my goodness, what an awesome card!! I have never ever done a card like this and this it!! Have a blessed week!! Hugs, Sabrina

Traci M said...

So cute, Peggysue! Love that little critter, as long as it isn't a mole!! :) This looks like a very tricky design for sure!