Sunday, July 8, 2012

SSiC "Plan" Challenge

Hello, Friends! I’m back again today with another challenge from the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ challenge blog! The title of this challenge is “Follow This Plan”. What plan? Well, I will explain that below. First, here is my card…the one I made for our DT to (hopefully!) provide a little inspiration for others to join in this week’s challenge.

Okay, here are all the specifics for this challenge (#147):

Hostess: the many-talented MariLynn!

Bible Verse she chose: Jeremiah 29:11
 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” NIV

Theme: “Follow This Plan”

Requirements: Here is the PLAN! You must use (at least) ONE circle or oval + (at least) TWO DP’s (design papers) + (at least) ONE embellishment. That’s not too hard to do! You have until 11:59 PM Saturday, July 14 to enter! One random winner will receive a prize from our…

Generous Sponsor: Doodle Pantry digital images and papers
I have used one of their pre-colored digital images from the set called “Bunny Friends” and the sentiment is also from the same set. I love the ease of using their images because 1) I was very short on time and didn’t have to color this one, and 2) the images and sentiments can be resized to fit any layout!

Jeremiah 29:11 is one of my favorite verses, an excellent one to remember when facing an unknown future…which is what we all do every day(!)… but especially when we go through trials and perhaps feel that God has forgotten us or no longer cares about us. I like to print this verse on graduation cards to remind the graduate that God DOES have a plan for them and goes with them into a sometimes scary or demanding future. For many different situations this is a wonderful verse to encourage and give hope…after an accident, a job lay-off, a sudden illness, a chronic illness, or even a promotion or graduation. The implication in the first part of the verse is that we must TRUST God…HE knows the plan and the future…WE don’t really need to know it…we just need to trust HIM…and His all-sufficient love and grace. Now that’s a GOOD PLAN!

Please join us this week and enter a card or project in our challenge! You can also visit the other DT “sisters” for more inspiration/ideas by clicking on their names in my sidebar. And MariLynn has a few devotional thoughts to read on her site, as well as the main blog:
Stampin’ Sisters in Christ.

My List of Ingredients:
 DP's - the stripe is The Paper Studio, the dark brown print is from my stash,
the aqua and white cardstock are also Paper Studio
Circle die cut - Spellbinders, Standard Circles Lg.
Digital image & sntiment - "Bunny Friends" by Doodle Pantry
Glitter glue - Stickles "Star Dust"
Flowers - StampingScrapping Design "Color Me, White"
colored with aqua Promarker and watercolor paints
Buttons and rhinestone heart - from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today! If you have the time, please leave a comment and let me know you were here...I LOVE to hear from you all!


Diane said...

Your card just brings a smile to my face, Sandie. Sometimes a hug is worth a million, isn't it? What a sweet card, and I love how you showcased the pre-colored image. A fabulous design! Appreciate your thoughts too regarding the trust part of following God's plan. A crucial element in being a truly devoted follower. Thanks for all your inspirations, Sandie. I'll be praying over you this week.

Miesje said...

Ah - I need a hug Sandie! What a cute card and one that can be used in so many situations. I love it - love the colors too! Have a great week!

Jill said...

Awww, how cute. You did a wonderful job on your card. I just love that image with the rabbit hugging his bunny...:-)

Kristine said...

Such a SWEET card Sandie!! I just adore Doodle Pantry images--and thank goodness she offers precolored versions for making quick cards too! Your papers match perfectly and I love that blue heart gem! Perfect with this image/sentiment. OOOO, that reminds me of the kids challenge my girls are going to do--it's "Titanic inspired" and that gem resembles the "Heart of the Ocean" necklace! Okay, a li'l off track here. LOL - I hope you have a blessed week and you are able to stay COOL in this summer heat.

Judy said...

I love this card... I'm new to your site and I look forward to following you. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Jerusha said...

Beautiful card Sandie! I am loving that bunny, I just love the Doodle Pantry images. So sweet! This really looks so perfect, you've matched it up adorably. SO cute and so sweet! :)

Helen said...

Awesome card! I love your colros and those flowers are beautiful! That image is adorable, too! Love it! Have a blessed week! ~H