Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #163 "Time"

Wow! Time marches on...so quickly! Here it is the end of October already. Yikes! Are we ready for winter? With all the wind and rain we've had lately almost all the leaves are down in our woods already. We can see sunsets again!
This week I am honored to be the hostess of the challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.
Here is my card:
A b-day card for my brother. Inside it says,
"Yes, little bro, it's time for another birthday! Hope it's happy!"

Challenge theme:
TIME - Use clocks/watches, calendars, sundials, etc. OR use black and white only (to represent night and day).

Sponsor:
Inspired Stamps - http://www.inspiredstamps.com/servlet/StoreFront   They are generously offering a$15 gift card to one randomly chosen winner from all participants!

Scripture:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;
A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace,
                                                                     And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
A time to love,  And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.

On our main challenge blog (SSiC) I have a devotional about the scripture verses above. I actually chose this passage quite some time ago, before I knew I would be stepping down from this design team. But this is so very "timely"...yes, I have decided this will be my last week as a DT member of Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Life has gotten very busy and even though I have tremendously enjoyed my time on this great team, it is definitely time to focus on other things...like my family, my grandkids, my neglected Bible study group, my house cleaning (!), etc. etc. You get the idea! It has been wonderful getting to know these strong Christian women on this design team...I sure hope we work at keeping in touch! I thank them for the amazing influence they have been in my life the past six months. Through their prayers, devotionals, emails, and their creativity they have encouraged and inspired me. Love you girls! Thank you so much for sharing yourselves with me! Blessings to you all!

Please consider joining in this fun challenge this week. Make a card or project using the "Time" theme and link it up to the SSiC blog for a chance to win a lovely prize!




6 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

I really like the card and the words.

Diane said...

What a fun die, and how perfect for the challenge. Another artful creation from you, Sandie. I loved your devotion this week, and it is so relevant (timely!) for the seasons many of us are in right now. Your scripture selection was a God-inspired choice! It's been a privilege to serve beside you on SSIC and I'm so glad we are connected in so many other ways. I always enjoy your artwork, and your thoughtful words. I'm glad neither are disappearing! Have a blessed week.

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Sandie - This is a great card! I love those clock die cuts, they are perfect for this challenge! I have enjoyed being on the DT with you and look forward to stopping by and seeing what you are up to. Many blessings to you!
Michelle

Peggysue Turner said...

Great devotional and great challenge and great card Sandie! I understand what you are saying only too well, and that time is coming up for me as well. SOOOO very glad to have gotten to know your heart through our connection with this blog. And we share the same state, still, so who knows but that we might meet in person one day! Big HUGS and wishing you all the best!

Traci M said...

Sandie, I so appreciate your thoughts on this verse...timely indeed! Though I doubt I will ever stop stamping, there are always other priorities that need attending too, and I am glad that we are able to do that! You have been a wonderful woman of God and an encouragement to me also...I enjoy seeing your creations and reading your thoughts. Many blessings to you in your future and enjoy your time with all your many pursuits!
Super cute card, too...what a fun die!!

Debbie said...

This is a great card!!