Sunday, August 26, 2012

SSiC Challenge #154

Happy Sunday, fellow stampers/scrappers!
We have a new challenge again today at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!
The challenge: Use punches, dies, or shapes of any kind.
Our Hostess: Diane
Bible Verse:

"Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand."
Isaiah 64:8

Prize: a grab bag of stamps (wow!) from
Generous Sponsor: Anonymous
My thoughts: In this verse are 2 very comforting ideas. First, that God IS our loving Father and always wants and does what is best for us. Second, He is our Creator...He had a perfect plan for each of us when He created us. He does not make mistakes but has formed each of us differently, to glorify Him in a way that no one else can. This is yet an on-going process...the clay is still pliable and in the process of being shaped to perfection. But we aren't quite there yet, are we! Does God make useless, ugly things? Nope, I don't think so! His creations are beautiful and full of purpose. So comforting! To God be the glory!

For my card I used 2 dies and 1 punch. I was a "bit" confused about our sponsor this week! I looked ahead in the schedule too far and thought the sponsor was A Day for Daisies but that won't be for a month yet! So the adorable digital image is from them! I got it several weeks ago and was SO looking forward to using it, but now that I did I'm not too satisfied with my card. Still love the image but the sentiment stamp I had to go with it "perfectly" wasn't so perfect. It is an unbranded (i.e. CHEAP) stamp and the spacing of the lines of words was awful so I cut them all apart and overlapped them which of course looks rather tacky.  You can't see that in my photo, fortunately! This stamp will definitely find a new home!

Here's my list of ingrdients:
Spellbinders dies: Labels 15, Beaded Ovals
Border Punch: Doily Lace by Martha Stewart
Digital image: A Day for Daisies
colored with colored pencils
Cardstock, ribbon, pearls...all from my stash

I hope you join our challenge this week! For more inspiration check out the blogs of my DT sisters, all listed on my sidebar, or go to SSiC!
Have a wonderful week, friends!


Kristine said...

Hi Sandie... you card here is so full of sweetness! I just love the adorable image and colors, ribbon etc. So cute! I hope you have a wonderful new week. *Ü*

Diane said...

Despite your crafting trials, your card is adorable, Sandie! Everything about it is sweet...nothing tacky from my vantage point. It is a very sweet image and you've showcased it beautifully!

Miesje said...

Such a sweet card! I love the colors and the that image is adorable!Have a wonderful week!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Sandie - I think your sentiment, your whole card, looks wonderful! That is a very sweet image. I love everything about your card! Great job! Do we get to see this image again when A Day for Daisies is truly the sponsor?? hint hint ;)

Debbie said...

Your card is beautiful!! We are often our own worst critic, aren't we?? I love your ribbon!!
I have a few of those "really good deal" stamps that turn out to NOT be worth even their cheap price!

Jerusha Borden said...

What a sweet card. I love love love baby cards, you have done such a great job on this one. Adorable!!! Have a fantastic week!

Helen said...

This is adorable! Your ribbon makes me smile out loud! :) Great job paper piecing! I love the softness of the card! Hope you're having a blessed week! ~H

Traci M said...

This is the sweetest image...I think you did a great job with your little patchwork job!! I would not have known the spacing...this will be sure to bless someone special!! Beautiful card, Sandie!

Peggysue Turner said...

This is so sweet Sandie! Love that image and the colors are so soft and pretty.