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
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 purchase.....how 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,
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