Happy Sunday! The weeks of summer are flying by which is evidenced by the fact that it seems like I just posted for Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges a little while ago! It is always good to have our Sunday visit though.
This week Grace brought us the verse from Psalm 127:1a. "Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it." We were asked to make a card that depicts something that has to be built according to a set of plans. The first thing that comes to mind is a house. I really thought about this verse and how it speaks to me which led me to remember when my DH and I were first dating and talking about our future. We had it all planned out. We would buy a house and have about 4 children. I was going to be a nurse and Jerry was just out of the Army and thinking of going into hotel management. We were both still in school. Yup - those were the plans. Well, I had to have a hysterectomy just a few months after our marriage which led to a lot of bills and other complications. To shorten this incredibly long story; it is now 38 years later and we have 8 adopted children (grown ups now), I teach in a Catholic school where our children attended and Jerry owns a small precast company. Not the plans we originally had - guess God had other plans huh? And they were good for we have been blessed time and time again - thank you God!
This week the sponsoring company is Wink Wink Ink. They have some adorable images (my card is made with some of them). I printed the images on white cardstock and again on a DP. I colored the images with my copic markers and sponged the background. I used a Spellbinder die and cut it in half to put on the sides of the images to make it look like shutters and put nail head embellishments on them to look like nails. Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have an extra minute - I love hearing from you.
Have a week filled with blessings!
Stamps: Grandma's Parlor - Wink Wink Ink
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart and Kraft
Special Paper: SU Bella Bleu
Other: Nestabilities Label Four, Copic Markers, Brass Nailheads