Sunday, January 31, 2010

Can I Have a Bite???

Did you miss me? I realized yesterday that I hadn't stamped since Monday or posted since Wednesday. Yikes! How did that happen? I guess it's because it's been busy at work (I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go)... which tends to leave me exhausted at the end of the day, and I had my monthly stamp club ladies over on Wednesday night (which I love!). I'll be on a roll this week, though ...something special is going on every single day, so I hope you'll stop back by!

Today is blessed Sunday, and so time for another scripture-inspired challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Our challenge hostess this week is the sweet Helen Phelps, and she chose as her scripture inspiration Matthew 18:4 "Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." The challenge is to make a card or project with an image of a child or childlike things on it (such as toys or a saying about children), but not a baby card.

Humility. That's a tough one, isn't it? I know I often struggle with it. But I tell you, when I finally get off my high horse and humble myself, I find peace. Self-righteousness is emotionally exhausting and separates us from others. It can ruin relationships. And it creates anxiety and a sick spirit. Let us instead heed our Lord's words and humble ourselves. In doing so, we will reap great rewards, both here on earth and in the kingdom of heaven.

Our challenge sponsor this week is the fabulous Mo's Digital Pencil. I love love love Mo's images, and I'm certainly not alone! Hers are some of the most popular digis out there. They are so detailed and fanciful and fun, and many are of children. Naturally I grabbed one for my card. This is called Bronte and Louis and you can get it for free on the Mo's Digital Pencil Group Page at Papercraft Planet.

The DP is Jack's World by Cosmo Cricket. Do you like that cool button embellishment? That was one of the make-and-takes at CHA. I can't remember where, though. Isn't that awful!? I'm going to dig around in my bag of "stuff" until I figure it out. I can tell you they were over in the new exhibitor section, I had never heard of them before, and it was part of a set of coordinating 12" strips which are like book binding tape... it tears easily and has a sticky back. Very cool!

I'm slowly but surely making my way around to visit blogs and see what y'all have been up to. I'm so glad you take the time to visit me. I hope you'll come back tomorrow for another very special post. In the meantime, have a blessed day!

18 comments:

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is so cute!! and I love the wee button man flower!

Candace said...

I LOVE that button flower!! That image is too cute! Awesome card! Have a great week!

Lori said...

This is a perfect card for this weeks challenge! Bronte is adorable.

Randi said...

What??!! You haven't stamped since Monday? Have you checked in to the "Must Have My MOJO Back" clinic?

Your card is darling! The flower is just too cute and Mo's image is stunning!

Becky said...

This is just adorable, love this flower you created.

Sue from Oregon said...

great eye for the colors you used on the darling card! And yes, this button is darling!

Kristine said...

Awesome card Lisa. Love your flower too! Good things to say here about the Scripture too. HUGS!

Annmaree said...

I've been missing too, its funny how a couple of days off, you can miss so much great stuff!

Love your stuff as always!

Kathy Winter said...

Love your card Lisa. I want a bite too!!
Have a great week:)

Sparkle said...

Just darling!

peggysue said...

I do like that cool button and I'm going to stand here with my arms folded until you tell us how to make it. :) Very cute card!

Patti J said...

Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble.... when you're perfect in every way... lol, just kidding! Great choice for your challenge, and your card is absolutely perfect, as usual! U rock, my friend!!! Love it!

Debbie Pamment said...

You just gotta love Mo's kids!!! This is another fabulous image given the amazing Lisa treatment!!! Gorgeous!
xXx

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi my blogging buddy!! Fantastic'o card with these bright and cheery colors... and LOVE the image! Cooper would do the same thing... look at with his ears up and "Can I have some to"?? Yes, then the drool comes... LOL! Sweet flower too!

Your girls club meeting sounds so fun last Wednesday! Lots of chatting I'm sure and creative ideas going. My MOJO hit the road! I was just in my craft room and after 20 minutes of sitting and thinking I turned the light off and walked out! I did some blog surfing earlier. SMILES Lisa!! :)

Helen said...

I do love the button embellishment! I can't wait till you find what you need so you can teach us all how to make them! I love your image and color choices, too! Have a wonderful week!
Blessings!
~H

Chat Noir said...

Love the image. It reminds me of so many times at our place when little people shared their food with the dogs, sometimes more accidentally than others!! Its that p-l-e-a-d-i-n-g look in those big brown eyes.... Love your work.

Alice Wertz said...

why didn't I see this adorable image??? your colored it so beautifully, Lisa!! I love it! off to check out this image!! =)

Payne Holler Cards said...

adorable! coloring is wonderful...and that button! different... and like everyone else..love it!!