Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sending a smile across the miles...

A blessed Fifth Sunday in Lent to you!

This week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is from our dear Ceal Pritchett. Ceal chose as the inspiration scripture Psalm 51:7-10 "Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness, let the bones you have crushed rejoice. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me." The challenge is to make a Clean and Simple card/project.

I think we all need to ask God to create is us a pure heart and steadfast spirit probably every day. We are sinners by nature, and it's hard to do the "right thing" all the time, especially when we're under stress or feel we've been wronged. The good news is that because of the great sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! "Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow." Yes, my friends, Jesus Paid It All. For that, I am eternally grateful.

My card follows Sketchtastically 83 at Clean & Simple Stamping. I'm thinking maybe it's not all that clean and simple after all, but I sure like how it turned out. (*grin*)

The cardstock is Kraft, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz from Papertrey Ink. The stamp is from Everyday Button Bits by Papertrey Ink, stamped with New Leaf ink, and decorated with Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz buttons. The felt butterflies are by Heidi Grace.

Please come play with us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. You'll surely be inspired when you see the CAS cards made by our awesome design team.

Before you go, here's a little something I felt compelled to share with you today. Blessings to you, my friends!




17 comments:

Alice Wertz said...

super sweet card, Lisa! love it! =)

Laurie said...

Love the bold pink color today, Lisa. Funny, when I saw your card I thought you put in more work than what I think when I hear the word 'simple,' and then you said that in your post. :) But I like it! Pretty, pretty. Hugs, Laurie

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Beautiful card Lisa! I love the pink. I have this set, but have yet to use. Definitely have the inspiration now.

Randi said...

Lisa, just another beautiful day in the neighborhood. Your card is fabulous and fun. Love the little butterflies. You should add it to the ODBD challenge as it is about spring.

Kathy Winter said...

Such a fun card Lisa. Love the butterflies also and the colors are bright and cheery:)

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Candace said...

I love your card today! The pink is so fun, and the butterflies add the perfect touch.

Stressed Stamper said...

Beautiful card - buttons make great flowers - clean neat card - love it

Kristine said...

"SIMPLE"y Beautiful!! *Ü*

Ceal said...

lovely card, love the buttons and butterflys!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!! I just love those butterflies!

Gayatri said...

Very Very Pretty card! Love the colors and the buttons.

Kathy said...

I love this bright spring card..so lovely and summery.

Helen said...

Sooo prettiful! I love this use of buttons! Awesome card!
Blessings!
~H

Tasha said...

WOW stunning! Love the buttons and fabulous butterflies
love tasha xx

Stamp and Smile said...

Girl, I'm LOVING these butterflies! Now off to bed I go... SMILES! :)

Natasha said...

I love your take on the sketch! So pretty!