Sunday, October 4, 2009

You Make Me Happy!


Happy Sunday! Today is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it! (Where did I hear that already today? The Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge blog perhaps? Hee hee)

Yes, it's Sunday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. My BBFF Kristine is this week's hostess, and she chose the scripture Psalm 97:1, The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice!, let the distant shores be glad! The challenge is to show the "earth rejoicing"... flowers blooming, oceans roaring, trees bursting with fruit, mountains and hills 'clapping'... whatever comes to mind for you as long as your card or project shows the earth rejoicing.

What an awesome challenge! Too bad my mojo went on vacation just when I needed to make my challenge card. The one I ended up with is not what I had pictured in my head, but will have to do for now. I was just quite simply wiped out today. I think I got a touch of food poisoning. Not fun!

Nevertheless, I love the scripture and I love the challenge. Kris talks a lot in the challenge blog post about the blessing of worship songs, and I have to agree. Singing at church is one of my favorite parts of the service. The songs are always so moving. I also find them to be a huge source of comfort in times of stress, and a source of joy as I hum along with my day. One of my favorite praise songs is Shout to the Lord... "Mountains bow down and the seas will roar at the sound of your name!" Amen!

Remember when I said if you ever feel that your mojo is at a low ebb, find a good sketch and let it get you going? Well, I followed my own advice. My card is based on the Sketch 135 at Card Positioning Systems. I was too late for the prize drawing, but that wasn't the point... I just needed to jump start my creativity! (Too bad it sputtered after that! LOL)

The DP is Earth Love by Cosmo Cricket, which I thought of immediately when I heard Kris's challenge. The chipboard element is also by Cosmo Cricket. The greeting is by Unity Stamps. I distressed the layers with my edge tool and some brown ink.

I do hope you'll visit the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog, read Kristine's challenge post, and meet our 7 new Design Team members. Those girls ROCK!!! I am so looking forward to getting to know them better. How blessed am I?

Thanks for stopping by. YOU make me happy!!! Have a very HAPPY day!

14 comments:

Candace said...

I think your card is absolutely lovely, Lisa! We are our own worst critics. Have a happy Sunday!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Lisa this is so pretty, I love it.

Patti J. said...

You are so silly....this card is gorgeous! I love that you did the distressing around the edges! That's a bit outside your norm, and it fits your style quite well! Love the stitching also! Candace is right - we are our own worst critics. I think your card (and it's creator) rocks! Hugs!

Kristine said...

GORGEOUS job Lisa... I think you DEFINATELY had your mojo on for this... you were just feelin' a li'l too sicky to realize it!! LOOOVE that edge distressing--I've GOT to find me one of those, HA! So much better than the ripped edges I used to do years ago. LOVE that beautiful ummm, what do you call it, is that thing your sentiment is on a Spellbinders die, or is that the "chipboard element" you refer to?? Hmmm, well, I love it! Hope you are feeling much better today and are able to go to church! Love ya!!

Leah said...

Food poisoning or not I love this card! Beautiful colors and I just love the flowers. Hope you feel better soon!

Stamp and Smile said...

Lisa, your MOJO is working great! I LOVE the colors on this card and the sentiment is just PERFECT!! The flowers really pop off the card and your YUMMY ribbon is the final and again PERFECT touch.

I hope you are feeling better and getting some R&R for yourself. Now off to see more of your eye candy... :)

Kathy Winter said...

Love your card Lisa, it's the Bomb!! Hope you get to feeling well real soon:) Hugs and Prayers to you.

peggysue said...

I think your mojo was just playing tricks on you and came out when you needed it. This is very pretty! Hope the food poisoning or unidentified yuck goes away soon.

Debbie Pamment said...

Aww Lisa you poor thing - food poisoning is NOT pleasant!! Hope you are feeling better now!! Big cyber hugs heading your way!

I can tell you're not well if you think this card is just a "will have to do"!!! When you're feeling better have another look and you'll see how beautiful it is!

xXx

Kim Y. said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL one, Lisa! I love the colors and everything is so nicely put together! Cosmo Cricket....got to check that out!

Pamela said...

I absolutely love this card!!!! :)

Cat said...

Beautiful card, Lisa! I love the colors and chipboard. Hope you're feeling better now. Hugs!

Randi said...

Lisa I haven't told you how beautiful this card is to me. I love the Cosmo paper and the detail is simply stunning. I trust that you are having a great week.

Helen said...

Lisa,your card is so pretty!I love the perfect bow and the color combo is awesome! I like the way you have the frames and the flowers coming out of the frames. So pretty!
Blessings!
~H