Sunday, March 27, 2011

Piece or Peace?

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Hello everyone! Happy Sunday! With Sunday comes another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! This week, Lisa is our hostess, and for this week's Scripture, she has chosen Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." This is one of my favorite verses! I have to be reminded often not to be anxious. I am learning... that with fervent prayer, that anxiety can be turned over to the God who loves me and wants only the best for me. I can truly attest to the truth of this verse because I have felt that peace that transcends all understanding. I have been in life threatening situations, and felt that peace... what's the worst that can happen to me? I die? Well... for the Christian, that is not something to be feared! In fact... being in the presence of my Savior will be more wonderful than anything I've ever experienced on earth! This verse assures me that this peace will guard my heart and my mind! Yes, anxiety does come sometimes, but when I'm really leaving it at His feet... He gives me peace and helps me keep my mind from dwelling on destructive thoughts, anxieties and fears.

The challenge is a fun one!
A different kind of peace... piece... as in paper piecing. Use paper piecing in the main image of your card/project.

Since Lisa opened her own on line crafting store this week... I decided to use this adorable little image that is made exclusively for Lisa's Store, The Craft's Meow. This is little Frieda and the set is called Little Frieda's Flowers. Isn't she adorable? Since my granddaughter is about to have a birthday, I made this in lavenders and greens for her. Unfortunately lavenders do NOT photograph well! All these lavenders really match beautifully in real life! I paper pieced Frieda's top and her shoes with a Papertrey dp scrap and then shaded it a bit with a Copic marker. I decided that since Frieda is out picking flowers, she should wear leggings so I colored her that way. (She could just as easily be colored with a dress and socks). My papers are a variety of things from my stash. The base is Bazzill. The background green is Martha Stewart. The lavender oval is Heidi Grace, and the front two layers are Kaisercraft Lilac Ave. I used a Craft Two embossing folder for the pretty butterflies. The flowers and buttons are from my stash, and the ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon. I added Stickles to her flowers, though you can't see the sparkle in this light. The sketch I used is from Cute Card Thursday.

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With Lisa opening her new store called the Craft's Meow she has decided to offer a second prize this week.....a set of the three Little Frieda stamps to one of our players!!! You see one here today, one a couple posts down and the other can be seen on her site. They are so fun... be sure to play along for a chance to win all three!


For more inspiration on today's challenge, please visit my DT Sisters:
Chris, Linda, Peggysue, Miesje, Rebecca, Lisa , Kris, Sabrina, & MariLynn
Randi (is on leave)

I also made this card for the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by and blessing me with your comments!!!

48 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Grace!! I just love this sweet image with the coloring and her sweet leggings!! Gorgeous colors and details my friend!!

Your words are so encouraging and inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

Have a great Sunday my friend!! TTYT!

hugs,
Chris

Gram's Treasures said...

What an adorable card! Lots of detail, with embossing and paper piecing. Thanks for joining us this week at DZ Doodles.
Joyce xx

CraftyC said...

Your card is beautiful Grace. I love this sweet image and the colours are gorgeous!
Clairexx

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card Grace. I love this image and your colour combo is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Renkata said...

So beautiful and adorable card Grace.
Have a lovely Sunday!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Grace with such an adorable image. Your post is so inspiring and perfect for Sunday, the day of the Lord. Thanks for sharing! "Hugs" Carol

Becky said...

Beautiful job on paper piecing this adorable image Grace. Gorgeous card.

annieambriel said...

This is so so pretty... love the image, embossing everything about it :)

Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards Challenge this week. :)

Miesje said...

This is beautiful! We both went with purples and isn't it fun to see how the same image can look so different - love the leggings on yours! Beautiful card, beautiful devotion. Have a wonderful week Grace!

WencheP said...

Such a sweet card and a lovely image. Great colors and beautiful flowers. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Lori said...

Your blog is so nice and peaceful, Grace. Your card is fantastic!!! Lovin' all of the details and layers.

Crystal said...

Grace this is sooooo beautiful, LOVE your colors and this image is sooo precious!!! Gorgeous sweetie! hope you are having a GREAT weekend!

Helen said...

What a stunning card, love the shades of greens you have used, love the scripture too.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Grace - really beautifully paper pieced and coloured. Love it. xx

Riet said...

So beautiful card Grace,I love the image ans the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Miranda said...

gorgeous card Grace, it has SPRING written all over it, very cute
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Peggysue said...

Pretty card Grace. Great job cutting that cute girl. Thanks for shining in our SHINE ON challenge at DYSU this week. Good luck in the draw!

Kathy said...

Oh my this is precious and adorable. Awesome blog too. So happy you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

A Walk With Faith said...

Hi Grace!
Thanks for stopping by my blog a few days ago. It was good to hear from you. This card is so sweet. I so appreciate you sharing Christ and the scriptures. Very uplifting and encouraging.

Kristine said...

Grace, beautiful card! I love the embossing folder, it's perfect with this cute li'l SPring-time image! =) And yes, I have felt that peace too in the midst of a tornado actually, going right over our college and we were confined to a little room in the basement. Girls all around me were freaking out, and I (the worry-wort normally) felt this amazing sense of peace. Have a blessed week!

Carla S. said...

What a beautiful Spring card, Grace! I love the wonderful colors and sweet image! Great paper piecing and very pretty details!

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours bright and fresh, thanks for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week

MariLynn said...

Grace, this is so cute. I love how her paper pieced outfit looks. Thanks for your insight on this week' scriptures. I especially liked this thought - In fact... being in the presence of my Savior will be more wonderful than anything I've ever experienced on earth! I hope you have a blessed day today my friend !!! HUGS!!

velta said...

Grace ~ What an adorable image...love all of the details behind her too! I copied your saying about anxiety including the scripture...and sent it to my daughter who is having some anxiety at her job. I know she will appreciate it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about Him with us...it always makes me smile :)

Martha said...

beautiful, just a wonderful image.
Thanks for playing with clear It Out

Rachel B said...

Beautiful card! I love the texture behind with the butterflies! I really like the buttons as your flower centers! Thanks for playing along with Clear It Out.

kadie said...

Grace, I just LOVE these new Freida stamps and your coard showcasing her is so sweet!! Thanks for sharing it with us for the Claudia and Company Challenge!

Jodi said...

This is adorable. I love the embossing and her paper pieced dress. Thanks for joining us at Claudia & Co.

Cards by Gina said...

Very sweet card! Love the embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at PPA this week.

Debs said...

a really pretty card :0)..thanks for joining us at WNW...hugs Debs x

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Grace, oh my goodness, what a fun card and your piecing....awesome!! I just love this card!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card, Grace!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!!
hugs, Sharon

Valerie said...

WOW! What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at DZ Doodles!

skylife said...

That girl is so adorable! Love the look of a spring garden :-)
Thanks for playing along with us at DDSB

Inspired By Friends said...

Beyond cute card. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.
Hugs,
Beth

rosalien said...

What a amazing card, I love this sunny colours and all the details on your card. Fantastic image too.;)
Thanks for joining us at DZDoodles.

Hugs, Rosalien

Deb said...

beautiful card, the image is so adorable!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!
Happy Crafting, Debxx

Traci S. said...

Grace, this card is so delightful! I love the lavender color, and yes, I can see the sparkle of the stickles in her flowers in her hair and bouquet! I love all of the flowers on this card, and the images is as precious as can be!

Everything you said is True. I know that right now, I am reminding myself to trust in Him. I keep repeating "I am trusting in You for ____" and fill in the blank. And, I am trying to remind myself...and glorify Him by remembering every time He was victorious...which is EVERY time! It is amazing...His peace. I'm learning, too. Thank you for sharing!

She will love this card, I am sure of it!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Tracy said...

This is so bright and cheery Grace! Really lovely design and a sweet image colored beautifully. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Love crafts forever said...

Thanks for playing with us at Stampin with the Dragon.
Hugs Nataliya.

Chris said...

I love how the image is popped up, the flowers are beautiful. thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Joy said...

looove the purple on this! sooo cute, thanks for playing with Hambo stamps! Joy DT

...just Barbara said...

Dropping by to check out your project! Thanks for playing along in the "Brads, Gems & Pearls" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. :D

Peggysuez said...

What lovely colors Grace! I am sure this card is going to be so very well received. And your thoughts are always so valuable to read. I think I fear most now not for myself but for my children and have to continually hand those fears over to the Lord. This verse is a good one for me as well! And one that I need to practice more faithfully!

...just Peggy said...

Very nice layout. Very sweet. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps.

Taylor U. said...

Grace, this is so lovely!!! And I loved this challenge :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Claudia and Company!

Julie said...

Oh, what a gorgeous card! Fab image and great papers! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create, Juliex

Elizabeth said...

Grace, I'm so blessed to have 'found' you in this vast world of blogging! Your coloring and etc. on this card is fabulous! But more important to me, is the way God has used you to be a comfort and encouragement to my heart. I didn't catch this challenge the week it was posted......because I didn't need it then! I needed this verse, and the 'sisterhood' of those who believe and are comforted by it, today. And today I found it. Thank You!