Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sending You Love

A blessed Sunday to each of you! It's time for another scripture-inspired challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Our challenge hostess this week is the inimitable Randi Barrett. Randi keeps us all in stitches with her wonderful sense of humor. I admire her for battling cancer and other health issues and yet putting all of her energy into counting her blessings and praising God. I love her and the example she sets for all of us!

Randi chose as the inspiration scripture Mark 10: 7-9 "7. 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8. and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. 9. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." (NASB)

As Valentine's Day draws near, we turn our focus on LOVE. This scripture is, of course, frequently read at weddings. Perhaps it was read at yours? And maybe after time has passed, you don't always feel as ONE with your husband. In fact, you might sometimes feel that you are very far apart. It might take quite a bit of effort... and a lot of humility...but perhaps you might consider Jesus's words and how you might restore your relationship to that of oneness. And if you're lucky enough to still have that oneness in your relationship, be sure to nurture it always!

Randi challenges us to create a card/project/layout that reflects this scripture's sentiment by following this formula: use whatever supplies/stamps you like to create whatever kind of card or project that you like BUT use must use TWO kinds of each item to make your ONE creation. An example would be as follows: 2 different colors of cardstock, 2 different pieces of patterned paper, 2 pieces of ribbon, 2 brads, 2 buttons, and so on.

For this challenge, I immediately reached for one of my new Taylored Expressions a la carte Animals in Love stamps. I love them all! I decided to paper piece my elephants, which I hope isn't a "cheat" on the challenge since it is technically a third DP. In any case, I have 2 elephants, 2 DP patterns, 2 cardstock colors, 2 hearts, and 2 ribbons. I also followed the Mojo Monday Sketch 124.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. To get your mojo going, check out what the rest of the Stampin' Sisters have created to inspire you!

Have a blessed day my friends!


17 comments:

Candace said...

Lisa, you KNOW I LOVE this one!!! I've had my eye on those elephants all weekend! Cute, cute, cute!!

Kristine said...

Awwww, sooo CUTE!! LOVE those ellies and hearts *Ü* Great job with the "two" challenge Lisa! Hope you have a fun Superbowl Sunday!! (I know I'll be spending it crafting or commenting while C and dad watch the game! Of course...they won't let me get by without whipping up some game FOOD first! LOL)

joey said...

Hi Lisa this is gorgeous, that dp is beautiful and I adore those little elephants. Joey.xxx

Kathy Winter said...

Aww Lisa, the elephants are so cute. And the dp is great too. Love this card!! Have a great week

Judy said...

Hi Lisa,

Judy here from Digital-Ink Co. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I love your card, its so beautiful. I'm also a Christian, and do hope you'll stop by sometime.

Lots of love,
Judy aka M&M Designz

peggysue said...

Those loops just go with the elephants so well, I can't even explain why, maybe their tails or noses? Cute creation and what you've said about marriage rings so true. Humility is a key element and if we don't learn that lesson on our own, God has a way of bringing it to our attention a bit more dramatically and emphatically.

NinaB said...

What a good reminder, Lisa. Your card is simply adorable.

Alice Wertz said...

that new Taylored image is soooo cute, Lisa! wonderful card as always!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOH! LOVE this my friend! Gorgeous papers and I LOVE how you paper pieced the elephants!! It was SO wonderful to finally meet you at CHA!!! HUGS!

Debbie Pamment said...

What a FUN FUN card!!! Your choice of DP and image - perfection plus!
Hope all is well on your side of the world!
Many hugz
xXx

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi Lisa!!! I'm just leaving for Julie's card class tonight an wanted to pop in for a visit!! Beauty of a card my friend... LOVE the non-traditional valentine colors... and sweet looking elephants!! Looks like Mark and I... :)

I have to run, but will pop in again to see more of your FAB cards! :)

Kim Y. said...

Oooo...Lisa! This is so adorable! I love your card with this new stamp! Great inspration! Now I regret not getting it at CHA. :(

Julia Aston said...

Love the papers you used - the combination of patterns looks wonderful on this Lisa!

Helen said...

Love it! Those little elephants are so cute! I love your dp and that is an awesome layout, too!
Blessings!
~H

theneon said...

This is so cleverly done, Lisa! Such imagination to use all those patterns and make a stunning piece!

Laurie said...

Cute, cute, cute. The paper you used is wonderful!

Randi said...

There is nothing better for this challenge then those C-U-T-E elephants!!! Just perfect!