Happy Sunday blogging friends, and Happy Fourth of July to all my friends in the United States! It's time for another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge! This week our hostess is the sweet Peggysue! She has chosen one of my favorite verses for this week's Scripture:
Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.
Peggysue's challenge is to make a CAS (Clean and Simple) card or project
I used this fabulous set called "Sending You Sunshine" (Nina B designs) from The Craft's Meow. I just love this set! The card is made with Flourishes White cs and Prima Sparkling Springs, as well as a couple scraps of green and yellow. I paper pieced the trees, sun and ground. I sewed around the card and added a shabby seam binding bow I had colored using Honey Dew Glimmer Mist, and a crocheted flower I had won. I added a button from my stash and done. They say CAS is whatever clean and simple is to you. To me... I think of white space when I think of CAS. I resisted the urge to color my sky and left it pretty simple. I added no pearls, no brads, no fancy sketch with tons of layers.... so to me, this is CAS. What is CAS to you?
Our verse today pretty much says it all, doesn't it? Our lives today tend to get so cluttered with "busy-ness"! I used to think that after I stopped working that I'd have more time.... well.... quite the opposite I think! I know for myself that my life can get filled up with all well intentioned things.... but the one thing we need the most is often the one thing that gets squeezed out by all the clutter of our lives. We need that quiet time when we just focus our hearts and minds on God. Reading His Word and spending time with Him in prayer are critical to our relationship with Him.... but sometimes, I think just sitting still and meditating on Who He is.... reminding ourselves that He is God, and He is sovereign and really rejoicing in that is what we need most! I find so much peace in doing that! I hope you can take some time to just be still and know..... that He is God!
Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps.
The prize is a $15.00 Gift Certificate!
We want to thank Lori for her generosity and continued support of SSIC!
For more inspiration on today's challenge, please visit my DT Sisters:
Chris, Linda, Peggysue, Miesje, Rebecca, Lisa , Kris, Sabrina, & MariLynn
Randi (on leave)
I am entering this in the following challenges:
Allsorts - #110 July long Free & Easy, Catch The Bug - Anything Goes, Secret Crafter - #141 Here Comes Summer, Really Reasonable Ribbon - posts on the 1st, 15th - Must use ribbon - Picnic/ Summer Fun, The Craft Garden - - Use a bird on your creation, Crafty Ann's - Get well/ Thinking of you/ Just Because, Crafty Catz - Colors of Summer, Inspire Me Fridays - Always anything goes, Stampin For The Weekend - My favourite things (seam binding ribbon, crocheted flower, paper piecing, sewing), Wags 'n Whiskers - Summertime, 4 Crafty Chicks - Stitching, Just For Fun - Anything goes, Moving Along With The Times - Here comes the summer sun, Pals Paper Arts - Your favourite technique (paper piecing), Fab 'n' Funky - #79 triangles, Little Darlings Challenges - #2 favorite colors, My Mum's Craft shop - #12 something old, something new New stamps, old button), Paper Shelter Challenge - #20 anything goes, Ruby's Rainbow - flowers, Scrapbook Sisters - #42 summer fun, Truly Scrumptious - #60 things with wings, Bearly Mine - #13 2nd W - Summer Time,
Thanks so much for stopping by! I love knowing you were here!!!