Sunday, August 26, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #154

Hey there blog friends!  Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you like what you see.  Won't you leave a comment so I can stop by your blog and see what you have been up to?

Today I have a card for the next challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.  Our sweet and lovely hostess this week is Diane.  She chose our verse and our challenge.

"But now, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hands."  Isaiah 64:8

God is working on us.  If you have ever spent time with a small child you know that they have a tendency to get in trouble.  They will see what they can get away with.  They may do something you have just told them not to do.  As we grow we will learn not to touch the flame on the stove, or not to run into traffic.  But we may not learn to not do other things that don't seem so blatantly bad for us.  The Bible tells us we are all sinners.  We are born with the same sin nature that Adam had.  As we grow we need to realize our need for a Saviour.  God is working on us and in us.  When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour God continues to mold us into His image.  That's where the analogy of the potter and His clay come in.  We should allow the Lord to shape and mold us into what He wants us to be.  When we willingly do that we can be sure we are going to be the beautiful vessel He desires us to be and we can be used for His glory.

Diane wants us to be the "potter" this time, shaping paper with dies or punches (or just scissors!).  We have a dear friend that has sponsored us this week.  She is offering a selection of stamps from her stash to bless the winner of this week's challenge.
For my card I chose the sweet image, Felicity from Whimsey and Stars Studio.  I actually purchased her last year to make a Christmas card for my friend Donna.  Then I forgot all about her!  So, she'll get this sweet card this year!  I colored her with my Prismacolor pencils.
 The DP is from a MME stack called Oh Christmas Tree.  Most of the papers are glittered.  It really is a beautiful stack.  Since Diane wants us to use dies or punches I chose a Memory Box die called Frosty.  It is so sweet and delicate.  I curved it just a bit as I glued it down to get it to fit in my space.  I added some pearls to the centers of the snowflakes.
 Here's the inside.  Lots of paper...as usual I guess.
And the back.

I am entering this card in the challenge over at CLP since I used their great stash yet again!

I think that's about it.  Make sure you check out all my Sister's blogs and the beautiful things they have made this week.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,

Michelle

12 comments:

  1. Inside and out, it's a beautiful work of heART Michelle! I love your designer papers and that digi is one of my faves from Whimsy *Ü* May you have a blessed day and week ahead! ~kris

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  2. I so love this card, Michelle. What an adorable image...and of course you colored it perfectly again. You get such rich depth and form to your coloring. Amazing! Very sweet card!

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  3. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! Stupendo, meraviglioso e fantastico!! Brava come sempre!! Il timbro, poi, è dolcissimo!!
    Kissssssssssssss

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  4. You place such incredible attention to details in your cards. This one is no exception. It is beautiful! Have a great week!

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  5. This is the sweetest image, and I love your choice of papers and emnpbellishments, Michelle!! What a beautiful Christmas card this will be for someone special.

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  6. Okay, I need to know. Did you make that papered cottage? Because that is beyond amazing. I love it! Wow. And this card is BEAUTIFUL, love that image and wow wow wow wow wow it is really gorgeous!!!!

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  7. That is such a sweet image!! That dainty die is beautiful!! Wonderful card!!

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  8. This is gorgeous! I love the snowflake die cut! Your image is so sweet and colored so wonderfully! Hope you're having a blessed week! ~H

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  9. Hi sweetie this is just simply stunning, thank you for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces this time huggles Pops x x x

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  10. Another beauty, Michelle! Love the pretty DPs, that cute image and the delicate die cut. Lovely!
    Sandie

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  11. I loved my walks through your blog, your image selections are so sweet and you can see the love shining through your creations. This is a beauty as are the images above.

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  12. Such a wonderful Christmas card! I love the image and your coloring. :)
    Thanks for joining us at CLP.

    Hugs, Anne.

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