Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 142 . . . lift up your eyes

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 Diane, who formerly hosted Women to Women Sharing Jesus, so I'm looking forward to reading her thoughts on this scripture she chose from Isaiah 40:26 "Isaiah 40:26— “Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.”  Her challenge for you is to create a card that depicts any element of heaven—angels, music, clouds, sun, stars, blue, glitter, bling, etc.

Our sponsor this week is Market Street Stamps, a new one for Stampin' Sisters in Christ and we're so pleased to welcome them on board! They are offering a $20 gift card to one lucky, randomly selected stamper who enters our challenge this week, and that person ought to have a lot of fun in their store! 

I loved the little camping set that Market Street carries and bought it a while ago. My camping scene is at 'night' to fit Diane's challenge with my blue sky and stars. That's when we always made s'mores during camping anyhow, you don't make them during the day. 

I love the book of Isaiah, there are so many comforting passages that speak to God's glory and power and creativity. When you were a kid, did you ever lie in a dark field of grass staring up at the night sky and watch the meteor showers or try to identify the constellations? It is amazing to think of how many stars there are and the distance between them and that an almighty God created those stars, the galaxies, and He created me! He doesn't just know each star by name, He knows my name. He knows your name. But if you don't know Him, just ask any of the ladies on the design team how you would get to know God better and any of us would be happy to chat with you. 

Thanks for looking and have a great, creative week!

Stamps: Market Street
Ink: Stazon brown
Paper: SU retired DP, kraft, brown, green, orange and confetti white
Other: copics, die for tag, woodgrain impression plate (PTI), spellbinders nestabilities, twine, ribbon, sizzix die for stars


Diane said... have created a wonderful rendition of the challenge. What a great card...I thought that image was so fun too, and I love the campfire under the starry sky! It IS amazing that God knows all the stars...and that He knows us so intimately. May that thought give you peace, comfort and strength all week long, and may you be showered with the treasure trove from heaven.

Wendy @ ECTaS said...

Yummy card design ;D

Jerusha said...

Awesome, awesome card! I am loving this one. Thanks for sharing!

Becky said...

I love this little camping scene too. love the smiling marshmallows :)

Kristine said...

Peggysue, LOVE your campfire card--it's adorable!! Great thinking adding the li'l stars in the sky above. Those marshmallows are so cute with their smiley faces. Maddy loves marshmallows and has been wanting me to buy a pack of those HUGE ones in the store. I finally did just for her birthday! :) Anyways, hope you have a blessed week. Hugs, Kris

Jingle said...

This is so cute!

ScrappySandie said...

Hi PeggySue! Love your camping-under-the-stars card! Adorable! Kindles great memories! Also enjoyed your thoughts on the Bible passage. TFS

Candace said...

Hi, Peggysue! I love your card!! The stars on the background look great! Hope you are having a great week! Hugs!!! :)

MariLynn said...

Peggysue, this is fabulous. Your coloring on this image looks expert while mine looks like a 5 year old colored mine! I loved reading your thoughts on this weeks scripture. Still trying to get me a microphone. I hope you are having a blessed week. HUGS!!!!!!

Helen said...

Those little smiling marshmallows crack me up! What they don't know is that they are about to be burnt to a crisp then eaten! Maybe I'm the only one who burns my marshmallows for s'mores! lol I do love your card! It's so fun! Your coloring is perfect, too! Have a blessed week-end! ~H