Sunday, May 15, 2011

Star Quality: Psalm 121: 2-4

Sunday again - already?! Honestly these weeks go quickly! I am so glad that you could join us for another challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

This week  Chris chose the verse for the challenge. The verse she chose comes from the book of Psalm 121:2-4.
"My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip” he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep."
Not slumber or sleep! Yikes - I need my 7 hours! While reflecting on this I couldn't help but think about when we brought our first child home. He was about 3 months old and the most precious gift from God ever! To say I hovered would probably be an understatement! The love that I felt was so overwhelming and all encompassing that I did not want to sleep, I wanted to check on him constantly. (these were the days BEFORE baby monitors) And when he started to crawl and walk I made sure his feet did not slip and that he would not get hurt in any way. This is how our Lord watches over us!

As time passed and we were blessed with 7 more wonderful gifts I was less panicky about watching every minute. I love them the same but the boo boos happened and the hurts could not all be prevented. Even now that they are adults with children of their own, I still would like to keep them from pain and hardship but alas I cannot. Our Father can and does! He does not slumber or sleep - so that we can!  

Create a card or project with a tea or coffee cup or pot-this can be the designer paper, the image, or embellishment.

I wanted to use one of the stamp sets that I got from TCM - that was the star and the sentiment. I then wanted to include it with a cup. I have this image from GKD called Mugs and Kisses and thought the star would be perfect on it. I paper pieced the up and used a lot of embossing because I also wanted to use it for the Lily Pad challenge. 

Our sponsor this week is The Craft's Meow with this wonderful stamp set! 

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters to see what they have to share this week:

Grace Nywening: Th-INK-ing of You
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow 
Peggysue Turner: Roses By My Window
Rebekka Reed: Diamond in the Rough
Kristine Breach: Ink Something
MariLynn DeGroot - Mississippi McGyver
Sabrina Jackson - SJ Butterfly Dreams
Randi Barret: A New Creation (On break)

It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments!

Stamps: Star Quality from TCM; Mugs and Kisses from GKD.
Paper: SU - black and Confetti Cream
Designer Paper: Graphics 45
Other: Embossing powders, a charm, button and some ribbon
MoJo Monday: Sketch
Lily Pad: embossing
Mami Doodles - Spots and/or stripes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug -  Polka Dots & Stripes 
Our Creative Corner -  Monochromatic Neutrals
Sugar Creek Hollow  - 3 DP's, 2 Die-cuts, 1 Charm 
Creative Belli -  Anything starting with S (Spoon) 
ODBD - Recipe - 2 die shapes, dry embossed background, 1 sentiment 


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous card Miesje!! I just love your colors, textures and your take on the Mojo sketch!! What an awesome take on this week's challenge!! Have a great Sunday!!

Grace said...

Oh Miesje your star mug is fabulous!!! So clever and I would never have thought of it and wow! I love it! Loved reading your thoughts today as well! Have a wonderful Sunday my friend!!!

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

What a wonderful card. I love the colors and the cute mug. The button on the star is such a cute embellishment. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Hope to see you again soon!

Jemima's Jems said...

Fabulous card,fab colours and fab it:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS


Wendy said...

Fab card and design... and boy did God bless you wish many wonderful blessings... must be fab having such a big family (and difficult at times too). I don't have any children of my own but I do have 2 gorgeous neices... just wish I could see them more often however as they live at the other side of the country.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

wonderful composition!

Sue from Oregon said...

Lovely creation!

Danni said...

This is so classy!! Fabulous!

Becky said...

Awesome card Miesje! Love the paper piecing and the use of those stars. Love your thoughts on the verse today.
hugs :)

Mami Doodles said...

I love this card, the cup of coffee and the colours are great! Many thanks for taking part in the Mami Doodles challenge.

lynn said...

i just love how you've used this stamp set! cute cup!

Davi said...

Love the cut and pieced tea cup and saucer! The pretty embossing and embellies are so perfect with it :)

marsha said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the colors you chose and all that texture is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hey girlie, what an awesome take on the ODBD recipe!! I love it!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

Primitive Paper said...

Lovely card and so well dressed in the black and white. Thanks so much for stopping my our challenge this week. Tracy, SCH

Faye said...

This is sooooooo cool, the colours are lovely too. Thanks for playing at MMCS. x

sgc said...

Cute card. Love those polka dots and stripes--and the sentiment also. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Miesje, your card is your papers and everything else about this beautoful card! Sorry, I am late commenting, lots going on ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Peggysuez said...

This is lovely! I like your paper piecing and the star in the center! "They have stars upon thars . . " makes me think of Dr. Suess, I don't know why!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what a beautiful card - I love the colour combo, the images and the gorgeous sentiment! This is fabulous!! You are a heart with arms and legs Miesje - how blessed your children are to call you Mum! {{{hugs}}}

Sharon said...

I love your creation using our challenge requirements! How pretty! and who wouldn't love to drink their morning coffee from such an inspirational mug! Thank you for playing along with us @ OCC! I hope that we see more of your work, again!