Sunday, September 13, 2009

Golden Apples - Delicious!

Happy Sunday! Which means it's time for another challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!!! I was privileged to choose this week's scripture, Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

This is a very special scripture to me, one I live by each day. When the going gets tough, or I'm worried about something, or I have an important decision to make, I always rest in the knowledge that the Lord has plans for me... plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me a hope and a future. All I need to do is pray and listen for the voice of the Holy Spirit to guide me. And when things don't go exactly as I thought they should or hoped they would, I rest in the knowledge that there is simply something better ahead for me. This, my friends, is part of the peace that passes all understanding when you keep your heart and mind on Jesus Christ our Lord. I pray you know that peace yourself.

The challenge is to make a card using this sketch (plans!). We always have choices about how to build on Christ's foundation, so why not with our paper crafting as well?

And, by the way, can I just say we have the most awesome blinkie creator, blog designer and techie, and a girl who can turn my scribbles into a beautiful sketch like this... our very own Kristine Breach! I am not only privileged to be her Stampin' Sister in Christ, but she is also one of my dearest friends. I'm so blessed that blog world brought us together... through Christ! I saw a post of hers asking for prayers for a family member, to which I responded, and the rest, as they say, is history! Praise God!

Our sponsor this week is the wonderful Gina K Designs. Gina is one of my business woman heros... I admire her so much. She has got to be one of the sweetest most generous people in this wonderful industry, never hesitating to donate to worthy causes. I feel like I know her through her blog, A Day in the Life, and her awesome video tutorials on Stamp TV. If you haven't already visited her store, her blog and/or Stamp TV, what are you waiting for? You are in for a treat! And, by the way, there was a recent blog hop using one of the stamp sets donated as a prize, Autumn Beauty, to give you LOTS of ideas about how to use that set.

For my card, I used Gina's set from the current Signs of Autumn Stamp TV kit. I went for Golden Delicious when I colored my apples. The DP is from... you guessed it... the Taylored Expressions August Key Ingredients Kit. I'm just loving that Bo Bunny paper for fall!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I shall be hopping around, visiting you as well!

14 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Lisa, I love that verse too!! Nothing more comforting than that one. Your autumn card is beautiful! I love your coloring and paper. I can't wait to play with the sketch!!

jo said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! Fabulous! :)

Cat said...

Lisa, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Great inspirational verse for this week!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh just fab, aweso9me job.

Kathy Winter said...

Lisa, this card is so delicious!! I love it.

Kristine said...

Lisa... I don't know what to say, you sure know how to melt a girl's heart! You have become one of my most treasured friends and I hope you know how much I really appreciate your friendship! You're the best =0)

Your card is so GORGEOUS and so perfect for Fall!! I love Fall and I see you're having some Fallish weather right now if your weather widget is right?! cloudy and 66, lol! Hope it stays cool for you there in SoCal... specially w/o your A/C!! Love and Hugsx

Kristine said...

Oh ya... You've REALLY been tempting me to get Taylor's kits now! The last 2 cards you've entered I just love the DP and everything! Thanks, you big ENABLER you!! LOL! =0) xox

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi lisa! wow...this is so beautiful!!! wonderful card!

Patti J. said...

Lisa, this is beautiful! I love this set! I feel the same way about Gina K. - like she's just 'the girl next door'... such a sweetie! Great card! Thanks for sharing with us. Love this week's scripture too!

Davi said...

What a great card...The whole design makes you want to go pick your own basket of apples!! Nice combo of colors. blessings

Stamp and Smile said...

Oh, such WARM colors and perfect for fall! Those apples look so yummy and LOVE your embellies!! :)

Thanks for the scripture quote... 100% true and I'm getting there on having peace and balance in my life. You ROCK Lisa and don't let anyone tell you different! SMILES my sweet friend!! My PJ's are looking for me.. ha! :)

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous sketch - I must admit I'd rather follow one than make one up - LOL.
Gorgeous card too - hope to play along - working extra days this week - urgh! But I tell myself it's paying for my stamping - LOL
xXx

theneon said...

Lisa, this is a beautiful card and also a beautiful testimony -- thanks for the verse choice.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh I love the apples and the fabulous dp!!!!