Sunday, August 5, 2012

SSiC #151

Hello dear friends.  Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoy your stay today.

I have a card for our challenge over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.  Our lovely hostess this week is Sandie.  She chose this verse for our inspiration this week:

"as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious."  1 Peter 2:2-3

Have you ever fed a baby?  When they are hungry they are so focused on eating.   They can get so worked up waiting for their meal that nothing else will satisfy.  A thumb, a pacifier, a toy just won't do it.  But once they taste that milk they calm right down.  They know what they need and they won't allow a substitute.  We should be the same way.  I know there are times my spirit is crying out for the Lord.  I need some quiet time with Him in His word and prayer.  Sometimes I don't listen to that still small voice calling me and I try to satisfy that longing with other things (usually either chocolate or crafting).  When I continue to feel upset and cranky I know I need to set everything aside and seek His face.  My spirit needs that nourishment from my Lord and nothing else will do.  I have indeed tasted that the Lord is gracious and I know the only way to grow in my relationship with Him is to spend time with Him.  When I respond to someone I want my words and actions to be gracious and loving.  The only way that will happen is if I am filling up with Jesus.  Won't you give Him a try today?  Taste and see that the Lord is good!

Sandie has asked us to make a card that is all pastel or for a baby (or both *wink,wink*) and the lovely people over at Denami Design are our very generous sponsor this week.  They are offering our winner a $30 gift card to their store.  If you haven't been over there you are in for a treat!  Hop over and see what goodies they have!

I chose an image from Janet over at By Digital Paper.  She has great digital art.  This sweet baby was one from a set and the its the third I have used.  It is just so sweet.
 Most everything on this card is from my stash.  I really wanted to use a doily but I didn't have one.  As I was pawing through my box of lace I found this eyelet.  To me, eyelet screams baby!  I cut a circle of card stock and glued the eyelet to the edge.  Then I glued my die cut on top of that.  The blue panel is embossed with my Swiss Dot folder.  Again, that's all baby for me.  I found the baby buttons in my stash and sewed them to the corners.  I'm not sure if you can see it too well, but my sewing is all crazy again.  And that is SO hard for me!  I spend a couple hours in the morning sewing for the quilt shop where a 1/4" seam allowance needs to be perfect!  Then I try to sew crazy on my paper and it is a challenge!
 This paper has been in my stash for so long!  It feels good to make a sweet card with it.  I used a MS punch for the corners of the wiring panel.
And here's the back.

I think that's about it.  Be sure to stop by my Sister's blogs and see the lovely things they have for you this week.  Then consider joining us for this fun challenge.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs

Michelle

7 comments:

  1. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
    E' davvero stupendo!!!
    Curato nei dettagli davanti, dentro e..... anche dietro!!!!!
    Bravissima!!!!!!!
    Kisssssssssssss

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  2. Good morning, sister! What a sweet card, and as always, inside and out! I love the way you did that eyelet lace; it's beautiful. So dainty and sweet. Love the colors...they go so well with the adorable vintage image. You are so very, very talented. Love your work! Have a blessed week feeding on the goodness of the Lord!

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  3. How adorable! Your image is cute and I love the eyelet that you've used! Wonderful card!!! Have a blessed week! ~H

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  4. oh i ♥LOVE♥ that fabulous vintage inspired baby image, that janet has the most GORGEOUS stuff, and you've done her proud with this lovely card!

    PS: welcome to SOS, we're so excited you are on the team! ♥

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  5. SO sweet and adorable. Love that pretty image and the DP you used is outstanding - gorgeous colors!

    So excited you're joining the Shopping Our Stash DT!!

    Lynn

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  6. Hi Michelle! Love that old-fashioned baby image! SO cute! And, yes, eyelet, dots, and pale pastels all say "baby" to me too! Thoroughly enjoyed reading your devotional thoughts on the verses! Thanks for that!
    Sandie

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