Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge 152 ...home

Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ, where all of our challenges are based on scripture. The hostess for today's challenge is none other than my good friend Traci, who selected this verse from John 14:1-6 "Do not let your heart be troubled;believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father'S house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am , there you may be also. And you know the way where I am going."

Her challenge is to create something that says 'home' to you. Our sponsor today is DRS Designs. The lemonade pitcher on my card is one example from their stamp line and so reminiscent of my childhood at home, drinking lemonade or other cold beverages during those long summer breaks from school. 

I love that verse that Traci selected; it is one of my all time favorites. My daughter had a dream the other night about events that sounded so like the rapture. It could come today and welcome! 

The struggles of this life can grow wearying. Or sometimes you just feel a general sense of being misplaced. That is because no matter how comfortable our dwelling here, no matter how loving our family, how rewarding our occupation or work, or how joyful our Sunday worship, none of it can compare to the rest and joy we will feel when we make it to our eternal home in heaven with Jesus. 

You can read Traci's thoughts on her chosen verse and see the rest of the creations by our design team on our home page here. We hope you find time this week to play along. Thanks for looking! 

Stamps: DRS Designs (image), PTI (sentiment)
Ink: black
Paper: PTI white, Cosmo Cricket DeLovely DP
Other: embossing strip, ric rac die, spellbinders, copics


Miesje said...

Fantastic Ps! I really like the sketch and the lemonade looks yummy! I agree - true home is yet to be for us. But how warming to know that it is there waiting for our arrival! Have a wonderful week!

Diane said...

Oh such a sweet card, immediately brought to mind a kitchen towel my grandmother had. It had three rows of rick-rack on the bottom and a picture embroidered above. WOW...I would have never thought of that towel had you not made this card. It's adorable, and I love the precious memory it elicits in my mind. Have a glorious week!

Traci M said...

I love your card, Peggysue, especially those cute ric rac dies, and the row of daisies on the side panel. Your thoughts on being " misplaced" are so true...I feel that way often. Hope you can catch up soon, and you had special time this week with your kiddos.

Yolanda said...

What a welcoming home that card represents. I love the colors!

ScrappySandie said...

Hi PeggySue! Very pretty card! Love the white background with the embossing and the perfectly placed die cuts and sentiment! Such a light, airy feel to a cool glass of lemonade on a hot summer day! Go figure!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Ps - What a sweet card! Love that ricrac die! And the embossing on the side! The image is perfect for summer! Hope you are having a blessed week!

DIANA L. said...

Very pretty card Peggy Sue, Love the clean and simple look.

Helen said...

Simply gorgeous!!! I love the stark white with the bright colors! That lemonade looks refreshing, too! Your coloring of it is awesome! Have a blessed day! ~H