Sunday, April 3, 2011

Rise and shine......

Rise and Shine my sweet stamping friends!  It is Sunday and time for a new Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. This weeks host is none other than Miesje.

Miesje has chosen the following scripture for us

Luke 18:17 "Amen I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it."

My thoughts on this wonderful scripture are going way back when I've got saved. I remember I was so hungry for everything that had to do with the bible and wanting to know it all!!!  I was studying hard and made lots of notes. See, me being German and English not being my first language it was hard for me to understand the King James Version of the bible. My then friend and now husband bought me a compatible bible, you know one of those GIANT bibles that has 4 different versions of the bible in one book.  Yes, I did have a German bible, but I was attending a Baptist church back then on a Military Base and I wanted to understand what they were teaching. One of the sisters and the pastor back then told me in the New Comers class I was only a babe in Christ and I needed to learn like a child. To make a long story short, I chose to study the New American Standard version back then and everything looked much easier. As I used to say: "the King James Version used mostly $25 words and I needed to feed on the 25 cents ones first". In other words I started with milk or formula if you will and made my way up to the more solid food just like children do. I am now after all of these words still sometimes have to go back to a version that breaks things down a little more, but that is all right, I am able to break things down and help other new believers out a lot more, since I've been there and done that ;D.

 We can't expect to be fully equipped when we first get saved, you have to learn to walk the walk. A walk that I am proud of walking and I hope that when that day comes that I will be one of those that will have their name written in the big book and GOD will  welcome me with open arms. I am not saying I am perfect yet, but I am striving to get there.

Well, by doing all of this talking today, I totally forgot to tell you what the challenge is:

                                                       Make a card/project for a child. 

And here is what I came up with

Sweet One.......


Paper:  PTI White, Lavender Moon, SU Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey Urban Prairie

Stamps: SU So many scallops, Victoria Bell stamp (I don't have the name for it, it was a gift)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rose Bud, Studio G pink, Tim Hltz Disressing Ink Worn Lipstick

Accessories: white cotton crochet lace, pink loop trim from my stash, pink rhinestones from my stash, Zva Creative pink rhinestone flourish, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Standard Scalloped Circles Large, Petite Ovals Large and Petite Scalloped Ovals  Large , Sakura Glitter pen

To see the wonderful creations of my Design Sisters
 Chris, Grace, Kristine, Linda, Lisa, Marilynn, Miesje, Peggysue and Rebekka make sure you head on over to their blogs and leave them some love too ;D;D.

Oh, almost forgot, this weeks sponsor is

                      Clear Dollar Stamps

and they are giving away a $ 15 gift certificate than can go towards a stamp awesome is that?

Well, get those stamps ready and make sure you'll play along this week!! To find out all of the details you can also check out the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Blog and look for challenge # 83.

Thanks for stopping by today and making my day a happy day!!

Hugs and blessings,


Grace said...

This is so adorable Sabrina!!! I love the sweet image and how you colored it! Isn't it fun to do some cute ones now and then?!! I'm so glad we are sisters in Christ! Thanks for sharing your testimony today! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!!!

Wendy @ E-1-A said...

Sweet card Sabrina. Even sweeter words of faith and trust in God.

Wendy xx

Miesje said...

Love that Sabrina! I loved your story - so perfect with the scripture today! Have a wonderful week!

Crystal said...

AWW Sabrina she is SOOOOO SWEET!!!! LOVE the pink!!! Super CUTE CUTE creation girly! big hugs!

Silke Ledlow said...

Sabrina, your card is totally cute! Love how you are getting out of your comfort zone...giggle! Hugs ~S~

Unknown said...

So very sweet Sabrina! I like that image and all the embellishments! Your words are so interesting to read too, even though English was my first language I still found the King James version of the bible a bit difficult to understand. It wasn't until I had the NIV that I was able to decipher Luke, for example, so you are not alone. I was a baby Christian at age 30 . . . took me a while. :)

Kristine said...

Cute card Sabrina!! love the image and rhinestones =)

Mary said...

Sabrina, thank you for sharing some of your journey with reading the bible. I cannot imagine going from German to English. But you did it! :)

The card that you made is so adorable. The stamps are precious and your color combination. I also love that you added lace. :) I hope that you have a wonderful week.


Lori said...

Adorable card, Sabrina! I must agree that the King James is a tough Bible to read. How wonderful your friend/husband gave you such a fabulous gift.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am sorry I did not make it here yesterday my friend. I was away and only had a brief window of time to comment. I went to yours first but it was not up at the time. Sorry...

What a gorgeous and adorable card my friend!! I just love your coloring of the adorable image and your design!!

I enjoyed reading your testimony are such a blessing my friend.


MariLynn said...

I really enjoyed reading your testimony. I bet that Giant bible gaver you strong arms from carrying it around. I had to smile at your $25 words and 25 cent words. Cute card. I like the lace and the trim at the bottom.

velta said...

I just left "Grace's" blog and sent the verse and her story to my have gotten to me also with your story...and Sabrina ~ What an adorable card! I love it all! Thank you for sharing

Conniecrafter said...

I still find it easier to read out of the newer translations myself :)
This is just darling, love your choice of lace and ribbon to go on this so sweet and just love those tear drop gems too!

Becky said...

This is adorable Sabrina, such a darling image and that lace is so perfect.
I studied the NIV, but memorized all scripture in the King James. :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

this truly is a 'sweet one'....a sweet little girl....sweet sentiment.....sweet in pink and in it