And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pinch Me!

What a surprise and an honor to have been asked to be a Guest DT member for the SCS Color Challenge for the month of June.  This is an answer to prayer and comes at the perfect time since I will be retired as of June 10th after teaching in the primary grades for thirty-five years...that's in just five days!  I am in the process of filling out report cards for the last time!  Hallelujah!

Inspirational Nugget: God is so good, and His timing is perfect.  Psalm 37:4-5, one of my favorite scriptures, says, "Delight yourself in the Lord; And He will give you the desires of your heart.  Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it."  I don't think this is saying that whatever we want, God will give us, but rather, as we seek Him, he will cause us to desire those things that He wants for us according to His perfect will for our lives.  He will grant us those things because it is what He wanted for us all along.  Praise the Lord!  He is so faithful even when we are not!

Creative Nugget:  This is my first card as a Guest DT member for the SCS Color Challenge. The colors this week for CC326 are Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, and Regal Rose.  Pearls and buttons were used to satisfy the dessert option which was to use a round embellishment.  The image was stamped and colored with Copics.  A bit of Diamond Stickles was added to the centers of the blossoms.  The DP was from a retired SU! paper pad.  Half a doily, buttons, and butterflies punched from DP and covered with some printed vellum were added to finish the card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Easter Blossoms (SU!), Mixed Messages (PTI)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Antique Linen (Ranger)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Close to Cocoa, Melon Mambo, DP (SU!), Pure Luxury White (Gina K), Printed Vellum (SU!)
Accessories: Nesties (Spellbinders), Doily, Ribbon and Buttons (PTI), Butterfly punches (Martha Stewart), Pearls (Kaiser Craft), Tool Kit (SU!), Copic Markers RV0000, RV11, RV29, RV32

My second card was made for the new neighbors who just moved in across the street.  These adorable houses  from a PTI set called "Love Lives Here,"  were cut out and popped up on the canvas textured white panel.  Rhinestones and a button were added for the dessert option. The black gingham ribbon was colored with a RV11 Copic Marker.  I hope you've been inspired today...thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Love Lives Here, Boards and Beams, Background Basics: Gingham (PTI)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose (SU!) 
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo (SU!), True Black (PTI), Pure Luxury White (Gina K)
Accessories: Lace Edgers Die, Canvas Impression Plate, Button, Black Gingham Ribbon (PTI), Bakers Twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Clear and Black Rhinestones (Kaiser Craft

1 comment:

LeAnne said...

These are both so sweet! How nice to be chosen the Guest Designer!! I admit that I don't go on SCS as much as I'd like to, so I had no idea you held that place of honor! And the "new home" card is wonderful--I hope they liked it.
Your blog is a treasure. I appreciate that you share your faith so boldly! I love your "nuggets"!!! I've put you in my Reader so I can see what you have every day! Good job so far! :D