Today starts a new challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges! Peggysue is our hostess this week and she shares this verse: "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33 (NIV)
The Challenge is: Make a card that to you represents peace or calm; with an image, color scheme, CAS layout or verse, something that speaks peace to you, but peace symbols themselves are excluded. The card has to speak peace through your own style.
Well the first thing that comes to mind when I read or hear "peace" is Jesus. He IS peace and without Him, there is no peace. So with that in mind I'm "breaking my own rules" by sharing a card I made... 3 years ago. Time did not allow me to create a new card using this awesome set from Our Daily Bread Designs, but I just love this card and speaks peace to me.
And now for a brand new card made this week for this challenge...
There's a place I love going to that is very peaceful... and that is to the ocean. Our family has made it an annual vacation to spend a week at the beach each summer. And so the colors green and blue, and the peaceful singing of birds inspired this card *Ü* I used a brand new release from McMahon Five Designs called "Love and Friendship."
And before you go, I want to share who our sponsor is this week!
The lovely Diane from Daydream Designs!! One player will be randomly chosen to receive a $20 Gift Voucher to the store!
Speaking of Daydream Designs… I’d love to share with you some new Christmas stuff
I've been working on that's now available in the store!
Li'l Bits of Christmas 12x12" Paper Pack
(available very soon!)
(original digital images by Diane Noble - I color them in PS and
create matching digital papers for Daydream Designs)
Come join our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week and you could be the winner and/or one of 3 Shining Stars who will be showcased on our blog the following week!
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And last but not least... I want to share our newly adopted "2nd Chance" doggy. This is Lacy.
She came a long way to find us as she was originally found as a stray in California and brought up to the Oregon Humane Society in Portland in the 2nd Chance program. I found her online and drove 2 1/2 hours to get her. She's a 4 yr. old Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix. These pics were taken in our backyard but she's definitely an indoor "lap dog" as she craves attention and loves to be everywhere I am. Carly & Maddy fell in love with her instantly and we've even found her sleeping in my hubby's lap a few times :) She tolerates our other dog Ginger pretty well as we walk them together, although we won't be seeing them curled up together any time soon. But I think they’re both pretty happy with us :)
I had to snap some shots of hubby playing with the girls...
Have a great week!