Sunday, March 25, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ . . . opposite of CAS

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ with this week's hostess Miesje, bringing us this verse from Romans :31b-32 "If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?"

And her challenge is to create a card or project that uses everything! The opposite of a CAS--toss on the embellishments and/or different papers/textures.

As I have been leaning closer to more CAS cards lately, this was a challenge for me to try to lay it on. I realize I could have used a few more layers, but did use different shapes, impression plates, etc. I had fun creating and that's the big thing.

I am looking forward to reading Miesje's thoughts on her chosen verse. I know that God is lavish with his gifts in my life. I haver the gift of salvation which in itself is a gift beyond measure or comprehension. I honestly derive a great deal of peace in my heart from this knowledge and expression of God's love for me. I also know my three oldest kids have accepted the Lord, another gift. I have a great husband, a huge gift and completely undeserved. I have my health, a home to live in, food on the table, friends, a good church, the breath in my lungs, the sights of Spring unfolding outside, the sunshine, a rainbow the other day, daffodils . . . and the list could go on and on and on. God is like that. He is a loving Father and lavish with his gifts, which I am thinking, might be the inspiration behind Miesje's challenge. We will see! I get to read the devotionals at the same time you do, unless its my turn to be the author!

For my two more 'lavish' creations today I pulled out some SU sets which will not be leaving my inky hands any time soon, regardless of the fact that I don't use them often. One of them is for a sick little girl and will be hitting the mailbox on Monday (guess which on it is!) and the other uses more muted pink tones with fine linen.

We look forward to seeing your own lovely creations in the gallery. Thanks for looking and have a blessed week!

Stamps: SU Fairy Nice and Bloomin' Beautiful
Other: embossing folders, pearls, glitter, copics, piercing tool, white gel pen, gold embossing powder, variety of spellbinders dies, ribbon, buttons, primas, gel pen, stickles, dew drops


Karen W said...

Both are so pretty!! Different looks and they both work perfectly for this challenge!

Becky said...

Beautiful cards Peggysue, that first one is one of my favorites from SU.
Miss you
Hugs :)

Kristine said...

Both cards are BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the 2nd one--so girly and cute! Love the embossing you did and all the gems, dots and what-nots. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Kris

Miesje said...

Great cards Peggysue - hope my devotion said what you had hoped! Loved reading your "many thanks"! You are so right - we are so incredibly blessed with having our needs met! Love the cards - both are wonderful.

Dell said...

So very lovely!!

Diane said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Your cards are always fabulous, and these are no exception. Love the soft, dainty look of #1 and the lighthearted girly fun of #2. Both will be treasures to the recipients!!

Traci M said...

Look at you, you made two!! Look what Peggysue can do!! It's me your dorky friend, so pardon the rhyme...these are both wonderful, I really like the pearl backdrop for your bloom in the first, and the second is just the sweetest girl card with her bit of glitter!! Your layout on it is superb. And thanks so much for the beautiful orange and pink came this weekend and I love it!!

Grace said...

Hi Peggysue! Oh wow!!! Not one but TWO beauties this week!!! Love them both! Love all the texture and the image on the top one has always been a fave of mine. love the dew drops on that! I always enjoy reading your thoughts... we are all so lavishly blessed!!!

Wendy said...

Awwwwwww! These cards are gorgeous xx