Sunday, June 13, 2010
Cabin in the Woods
Hello everyone! Welcome to another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! Lisa is our hostess today and she chose the following verse:
2 Timothy 1-6 "You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer. Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor's crown unless he competes according to the rules. The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops."
There's great reward for running the race well! Timothy had all the right training... from his Mother and Grandmother and Paul himself... but ultimately, he had to put that training to work, help train others to also teach, and remember who it was he really was working for! Paul often used the phrase "run the race well" when referring to his job as God's servant. As we approach Father's Day, let's remember to thank and appreciate the men in our lives who are Dads. Lets especially appreciate all those who lead by Godly example, who don't compromise their faith, and are running the race well.
Lisa's challenge to us this week is to make a Father's Day card or a Masculine card.
I used the MMSC57 for my layout, and one of the free digi's over at Priscilla's new NING community "Crafter's Digital Art Center". They have a month long kick off challenge... anything goes! Several companies have chipped in free digis to get the group started! I chose this cabin in the woods image by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps. I'm really new to digis... have only used I think 2 before, but I decided to give it a try. I loved this image and thought it would be perfect for a masculine card! I printed it on my Laser printer and then colored with Copics. I doodled in a little detail to give the bushes in the foreground a little dimension. I sponged over the whole thing with T Holtz distress ink to take the "whiteness" down. The frame is from Nellies Multi Frames from Terryfic Times. I used the simpler of the two options for the sketch, since this is a guy card. My only embellishments are the three little screw brads in two corners. The image panel is popped up and the wood dp is embossed with the CB Distressed Stripes EF. I added the MS trees punch double punched at the top and the sentiment is from Our Daily Bread designs set called "Dad". I used a SB label 8 for that.
We'd love to have you play along... if you do, please place a link to the Stampin Sisters in Christ Blog in your post, and place a direct link to your project on the SSCC thread.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration for this week's challenge!
Here's links to the rest of the team to make it easier for you!
Thanks to our sponsor this week, Simon Says Stamp. They are donating a cute birthday cake set which you can see on the Stampin sisters in Christ Challenge.
The Shabby Tea Room - Just for Dad
Cards For Men - Father's Day
I Love Digi - For Dad
Stamp Something - Happy Something (This is Dad's happy place)
Daisy Doodles - Father's Day
My Time to craft: xtra special- This is a card for my hubby's Dad who will be 96 this summer
Kah wink E Dink: six of something- six brads
Pixie Cottage- Father's Day
C.R.A.F.T Challenge#54- Boy to Men
Creative Craft Challenge- For the men in your life
Thanks for looking and I so appreciate your sweet comments! Have a blessed week!