Sunday, July 8, 2012

SSiC Challenge #145

Hello dear friends and welcome to my place.  Draw up a comfy chair and stay a while.  Let me know you've been here so I cans top by your place as well.

Today I have a card for the new challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.  Marilynn is our lovely hostess this week.  She has picked our challenge to go along with her verse which is

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope."  Jeremiah 29:11

What an amazing promise from God's word.  The God of the universe is thinking about us.  He loves us and has great plans for us.  What a comfort that is because this world is big and scary.  My children are growing up and at times they have "growing pains".  They want to be adults but when they begin to spread their wings they can get scared.  Will their wings hold them?  Have they truly learned how to fly?  Alone?  Life can be scary for parents too.  But God gives us so many promises.  One that I love, that I think goes along with the verse above, is Psalm 37:3-5

"Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness.  Delight yourself also n the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass."

When we make God our focus He will guide us and direct us.  That is my prayer for each of my children.  That they would set their eyes on the Lord, desiring His will for their life.  When they do that I know He will bring about great things in their lives.  And that is my prayer for you today too.  Seek the Lord with all your heart.  Keep your eyes on Him and not on your circumstances.  God is bigger than any problem you may have.  Trust Him today. He will never let you down.

Marilynn has challenged us this week to follow her plan for your card.  She wants to see at least one circle or oval, two different design papers and at least one embellishment.  Our sponsor this week is the lovely Laurie over at the Doodle Pantry.  Her images are so adorable!  She is offering 3 digis of the winner's choice.  Won't you play along with us this week?  We'd love to see what you come up with!

I have used an image from Pollycraft called Chester Bubbles.  Pollycraft closed but the images can be found at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I'm not sure this particular one is available over there, but maybe they can help you out if you really want him.  I'm so glad I snatched him up before they closed.  He's such a cutie!
Isn't he adorable?  I used my Prismacolor pencils to color him in and sewed some beads to his cup for his bubbles!
The DP are from a DCWV stack called Nana's Nursery.  I added way more than 1 or 2 circles.  I got a bit carried away!
My sentiment says: Lose Your Troubles In The Bubbles.   My son came up with that and he was very proud of himself!  lol  He sort of laid claim to designing the front after we printed the sentiment.  I had to shoo him out of my chair more than once!
Here's the back.  Please be sure to check out all the lovely creations from the design team this week.  And consider joining us with your interpretation as well!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs

Michelle

8 comments:

  1. Michelle...what a fun, sweet card for this week's SSIC challenge. I love that cute little image and you've decked him out with perfect style once again. Love your devotional thoughts as well. Raising children makes us so much more passionate about God's plans, doesn't it?! Praying for God's plans to bless your life this week.

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  2. I love the way you "complete" your cards by doing and showing the insides. Love the pearls as buttons. Have a great week!

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  3. Hi Michelle, and happy Sunday to YoU! *Ü* Love your sweet adorable card, especially all the funky cirlces, cute monkey image and those PEARLS for bubbles??!! Insanely creative girl!! Hope you have a blessed week. Stay cool!! *Ü*
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  4. Michelle this is so cute! This is so much fun with all the circles and the way you have done the bubbles. So talented you are! Very cute indeed. Hope you are having a great week!

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  5. Oh my giddy aunt Michelle - this is way too cute! I love those bubbles, what a great idea! Great detail too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the devotional too Michelle - it is always appreciated! {{{hugs}}}

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  6. Your card is adorable...love that cute image and your pearly soap suds. Your desires for y our children to know God echo my own...that is the beginning of God's plans, isn't it? Thanks for sharing the additional scriptures also...theyare such good ones to meditate on!

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  7. Hi Michelle! Yes, that little guy in the bubbles sure is adorable! So is the whole card! And thanks for your encouraging words on the "plan" theme this week. The Psalm 37 verses DO fit perfectly and are a favorite of mine too.
    Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    May God keep blessing you!
    Sandie

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  8. This is awesome!!! I love your circle elements and the pearls used for bubbles! It's so adorable!!! This is also one of the images I purchased, I think he is darling! Have a blessed week-end! ~H

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