Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 119 . . . birthday!

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ, where all of our challenges are based on scripture. This week's hostess is sweet MariLynn who has selected this verse from Luke 2:11 "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord." Her challenge is for you to, in honor of Christ's birthday, make a birthday card. You can read MariLynn's thoughts about her chosen verse here as well as view the rest of the creations by the design team. We hope you can play along with us this week! I do apologize that I haven't had any time lately to make comments, life has ramped up and gotten busier than ever. I am hoping I will have more time to comment in 2012.

In our family we are doing an Advent wreath once a week. It is supposed to happen Sunday nights, but it gets pushed to Monday sometimes and last week was on Tuesday because of our schedules, but we fit it in every week. We light a candle and read and discuss scripture and sing a few carols. Then our daughter gets to have Christmas cookies when all is done; that was one of the parts that my older kids liked best when they were little as well.

I used to like the cookies and the decorating and those minor details much more when I was younger too, but every year that passes I'm more interested in the bible verses and the wonder of the story. They are better than old, familiar friends, those bible verses because they are always true and hold out such hope and promise no matter what life situation you're facing. I hope that you are able to slow down a little and enjoy the Christmas story and the wonder that the God of this universe would send his only son down to earth to live among us, Emmanuel, God with us, my favorite name for the Lord. Wishing you blessings this Christmas.

Just thought I'd show the selection of pencils I used to color in that little Lockhart image. Thanks for looking and have a great week!

Stamps: Lockhart (lemons) and PTI (sentiment)
Ink: memento black
Other: prismacolor pencils, spellbinders, ribbon, MS edge punch


Miesje said...

I love the cheerful colors in this card! So darn cute! Great idea stamping on the printed paper too! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Becky said...

Great design and great colors.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful birthday card Peggysue!! Love the colors and your layout. I enjoyed reading your words about your traditions. What a great idea!! I hope things slow down for you soon!!

Traci M said...

I wonder if your phone companion had any part of this inspring card? ;) It is so fun to see these bright, springy colors in the snow of December!! Hugs from Colorado!

The Mama Monkey said...

Those colors brightened my dark day! Can' wait for the winter solstice!