Sunday, December 4, 2011

Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge

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

Yes, it's true... I finally sat down and made a card! I'm terribly rusty, especially in the coloring department. It took me ages to color this image, but, come to think of it, it nearly always does. I have to practice on a spare image first before I commit to the real one. So please don't look too carefully... squinting is probably best! LOL

I'm privileged to be the hostess of this week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. I chose as my inspiration scripture Matthew 1:20-22, "But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, 'Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.' All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 'The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel' which means, 'God with us.'" My challenge is to use an angel in your card/project... be it in the designer paper, stamped image, charm, etc. 

The devotion I shared is actually one written by the lovely Laura Campbell of Layers of Color called The 5 Best Christmas Gifts.

I hope you'll jump over to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog to read her devotional and to see the wonderful cards created by the rest of the design team. I promise you will be blessed!

I hope you'll also join us for this week's challenge. Our sponsor is Clear Dollar Stamps, offering a $15 gift card to spend in their store. :)

A note about my card... the adorable angel is Angel Marci from La-La Land Crafts paired with patterned paper by Memory Box's Brioche collection. The border punch is by Martha Stewart (love!) as is the holly punch. I used red Candy Dots for the berries. I also sponged around the edges of all the patterned paper and punched border with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Marci is colored with Copic markers. I also followed this week's sketch at Sketch Saturday. Hi girls! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hopefully I'll find more time to craft and post soon. In the meantime, don't forget to visit me over at my store blog. We're in the middle of our December release festivities!!!

Have a blessed day!


Mrs Weyremaster said...

I think you've coloured Angel Marci beautifully, such a beautiful peaceful card, i love it:D
Hugs and Blessing to you

~amy~ said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous...your coloring is absolutely wonderful!

Becky said...

Lisa, this is adorable! Gorgeous coloring .

Becky said...

P.S. :)
I forgot to tell you what a wonderful devotion Laura did. True meaning of Christmas.

Miesje said...

The devotion is wonderful, Laura said it well and am so glad that you shared it! I love that image and the coloring is wonderful (didn't even have to squint!). You really are an amazing card maker - I love this card! I hope you have a wonderful week Lisa!

Patti J said...

So happy to see a "Lisa Original"! Love this morning's scripture (don't you wonder what thoughts were racing through Joseph's head during this time?), and girl, your card is wonderful! Beautiful coloring, adorable image, perfect card. Thanks for sharing! Great devotion today, as well!

Leanne said...

She looks wonderful Lisa! I love her dress color.
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful and darling!! I just love the coloring and all the highlighting you used!! Gorgeous use of paper and design!!

I enjoyed reading Laura's words!! What a neat idea to have guest writers.

Have a great weekend!! Praying for you my friend. Love your new profile picture too!!


Traci M said...

Lisa, I think you could easily teach copic do such a fabulous job highlighting and blending! Anway, I love Laura's words today and thanks for sharing them...and your card is beautiful!!

Grace said...

Lisa this just adorable and I have no idea what you mean about being rusty!!! She is colored beautifully! Don't ever look at MY coloring if you don't like this!!!! LOL! Thanks too for sharing Laura's devo as it was wonderful!
Sending hugs and prayers!

*Alison* said...

This is amazing.. your coloring is wonderful.. I just love seeing your creations.. you are so talented.. :)
ps thanks for missing me ;)

Kristine said...

Hey there long lost friend!! ;P (kidding) LOVE your gorgeous angel card here--the new LaLa images are too cute! You are so funny too, and no I didn't squint to see your um... booboos, that is IF there were any (DOUBTFUL!) heehee.

You've been on my mind today and just wanted to say I hope you're having a wonderful week!!

PEACE & JOY to you friend,

Niki Estes said...

Lisa, this is so sweet! Your coloring is just beautiful!

Luanne said...

Hi Lisa, Just want to greet Very Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Venus said...

Hello Lisa,

Wishing you and your family a blessed year ahead!