Sunday, July 18, 2010

I miss you so much...

A blessed Sunday to you! Today is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!

Our hostess for this week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters In Christ is Grace Nywening. She is as gracious and godly as her name implies. When Grace speaks, I listen! She has written a beautiful devotional on the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog for today's inspiration scripture. I urge you to read it. I know you will be blessed!

Grace chose as the inspiration scripture Psalm 127:1a "Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it." The challenge is to use an image in your card/project of something that is "built" using a set of plans ... a house, church, school, automobiles, even a bird house...anything that would be built according to a set of plans."

I struggle to stick with God's plans for me rather than my own plans for myself. But the struggle is really what happens when I don't.

Our sponsor this week is Wink Wink Ink!

I was delighted to use images from Grandma's Parlor Collection Set for my card. The different pieces of this set give you endless possibilities! Furniture is certainly something built using plans, so I believe my card meets the challenge!

The little pup looks a lot like our Sadie. She LOVES my husband. When he leaves, she lays up by the front door with her nose near the bottom, waiting for him to come back. That's why I chose the greeting "I miss you so much" from Gina K Designs to finish my card.

There are many people to whom I could send this card. I find myself missing a lot of people lately. I've got to do something about that!

The background DP is by Echo Park. The frame is by K&Company... something I found in my stash. That gorgeous crocheted flower was made for me by my dear friend Kim Yu. Kim is not only the sweetest person, but oh so talented! Lucky me has several more of these beauties to play with. Thank you Kim!!!

I hope you'll come play with us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Just think of all the things that are built using plans! And you'll have a chance at winning a fabulous prize, too... and perhaps a Shining Star! It's all good!

Have a blessed day my friends!


Andaje said...

What a lovely card.... really reflects that Sunday is the day of resting.

Deb said...

Adorable, Lisa! I love the vibrant colors!

These images remind me of my "Aunt LaVera" (actually a 2nd cousin) who had a beautiful Victorian sofa I was almost afraid to sit on! And she always had pillow mints in a crystal bowl! What smiles and fond memories this card inspired!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet image Lisa!! I love your coloring and design!! Love the dp and your crocheted flower!

Becky said...

This is a beautiful image Lisa, and the coloring is awesome.

Claire Brennan said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lisa!!!

Miesje said...

Wow Lisa, I love it! We chose the same images from all the possibilities - pretty amazing how different the cards are though. I LOVED your coloring and the dog is adorable!

Cindy Coutts said...

Fabulous card and the colors are so vivid and bright. Your coloring is perfect! Thank you for always inspiring me personally with your work and words of wisdom.

Sparkle said...

Such a sweet and darling card!

Kim Y. said...

This is so cute, Lisa! I love that paper! The flower matches it perfectly!

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

And I was just coming by to say I miss you!!! LOL
Now I am just grinning...:)

Adorable card! :)

Lovely Linda said...

How adorable Lisa! I love how you have used the sponsors image - your scene is so welcoming!! Your DP and that divine crochet flower are the perfect touches! Love it! Thank you for sharing both your art and your heart Lisa! {{{hugs}}}

itsabrt said...

Lisa this card is wonderful! Beth

Alice Wertz said...

very sweet card, Lisa! lovely card!

Grace said...

Hi Lisa, I'm so sorry I am late getting around to comment... but here I am at last!!! Your card is so adorable and I love the line of stamps you chose! The dp and colors just reach out and grab me!!! So cute! Thanks for your thoughtful words and for all you do for SSIC!!!
ps... sorry I had left when your email came... it would have been so great to meet at Big Bear! I loved it there too!!!