Sunday, April 17, 2011

Time to Follow Your Dreams

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

Our challenge hostess this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is Peggysue Turner. Peggysue chose as her inspiration scripture Matthew 16:23 "Jesus turned and said to Peter, 'Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men." Her challenge is to use Versamark or the same color ink on the same color of paper (e.g., purple ink on purple paper) for a tone on tone effect somewhere on your card.

Peggysue put just the first part of Matthew 16:23 (i.e., "Jesus turned and said to Peter, 'Get behind me Satan!'") in the database for her challenge and I had no idea where she was going with this until I prepared the SSIC post and read her devotional. And then, of course, I pulled out my Bible and read the entire scripture... actually the entirety of Matthew 16:21-28.

As I write this, it's midnight and I'm not feeling well... I've been a bit under the weather the past couple of days... so I don't feel capable of writing a devotional of my own. However, I don't need to... I agree with what Peggysue has said in her devotional, which you'll find on the SSIC blog. I encourage you to jump over there and read it and see the beautiful cards created by my design sisters. You will be blessed!

My card features sweet Anya, greeting and background stamp from the Spotlight Collection by The Greeting Farm. Did you know I'm lucky enough to be the April Guest Designer at TGF? Big smiles from me! I LOVE TGF!!! I used the background stamps from the Spotlight Collection to meet the challenge by stamping in Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Ink (which is green) on green cardstock and then I cut out the banners with Spellbinders Nested Pennants dies. The background paper and chipboard piece are from the Origins collection by Basic Grey.

TGF is sponsoring the current challenge at The Play Date Cafe, so I decided to combine challenges! A $25 Gift Certificate to spend at The Greeting Farm is up for grabs! There's still time to play, but you must hurry... the challenge ends on Tuesday at 11:59 pm Eastern!


Oh, and you'll definitely want to HOP over to the TGF blog and grab the adorable FREE digi images... Easter Ian and Easter Anya! Cute!!!

And I hope you'll come play with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges this week. We are delighted to welcome back Designed2Delight as our sponsor. There's a $10 gift certificate up for grabs! Have you visited their store lately? Lots and lots of wonderful digi images to be had!

Thanks for stopping by my friends! Have a blessed day!

21 comments:

Wendy M said...

Another stunning card Lisa... your cards are always so beautifully coordinated and coloured.

Hope you are feeling better today.

Have a lovely Easter.

Wendy xx

Grace said...

Just adorable Lisa! I love your colors and sweet image! Hope you are feeling better!!! Have a wonderful week!
hugs,
Grace

~amy~ said...

darling card...hope that you feel better soon!!!

Peggysuez said...

Nice job on the playdate cafe color challenge. And a gorgeous card as usual, so crisp and bright, looks like it took you hours! Hope you are feeling better. I have a Spring cold now, no fun!

Becky said...

This is adorable Lisa. Love the colors and your coloring is fabulous.
Hugs :)

Miesje said...

Beautiful Lisa! I love the colors. Congrats on being GD! I hope you feel better soon and have a wonderful week!

Leanne said...

AWWW!! Adorable Lisa! I love what you created! TFS! ;)

Kristine said...

Love it, Love it!! Cute with that girl and all the GREEN! =) And I really love the triangle banner--those are so "IN" right now. How did you do those, did you eye it and cut them yourself, or did you use a nestie or other die??

Have a blessed Palm Sunday!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!~

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!Amazing card!Beautiful colors and details!
Chris

Elizabeth, The Shepherdess said...

This is a very sweet card, Lisa! I really like the penants.

Reflections from Granny said...

Very pretty, I really love the green shades.

Fiona said...

love your fun card with it's layers Lisa :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

Too cute! LOVE that butterfly embellished pendant! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY! This is super adorable! It doesn't get any cuter than this!! LOVE your coloring and the papers--everything is PERFECT:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

MariLynn said...

Hope you get feeling better. Love how the little butterfly is flying near the banners. Have a blessed week!

Tracey said...

Super SWEET!!!! Beautiful card Lisa!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Helen L said...

Perfect sentiment for you new endeavor! I love the card: your coloring is masterful as usual, and I love the green color scheme: so fresh!

Michele Gross said...

How fun that you are guesting at TGF!
Adorable card, love all the fun elements, especially that awesome banner!! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Lisa, I hope that you are feeling better by now! I feel you..I have been dealing with severe headaches and can relate to not feeling well! Your card is absolutely stunning and I love the paper you chose and that sweet image! Sending you hugs and healing prayers, Sabrina

Alicia Garcia said...

****ADORE****
I lovee , the greeting farm image, and the banner and splatter background...just adore it all!