Sunday, January 30, 2011

Still Waters and Green Pastures...

Good morning!


This will be a short post, as we are grand-daughter-dog sitting! Our Rosie is a sweetie, but she's still all pup, and needs our attention! I wish you could see her walking on this computer...lol!!!


It is Sunday morning, and you know what that means - a new challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ!


Lisa, our amazing leader, is our hostess this week.

The scripture that Lisa has chosen for this challenge is one of my favorites.


"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures.

He leads me beside still waters.

He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of riteousness for his name's sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presense of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever."

~Psalm 23



We had fun with this week's challenge, and I think that you will all have fun with it, as well!

Lisa asks that we use blue (still waters) and green (green pastures) in your cards/projects.



Our sponsor this week is Taylored Expressions.

One lucky winner will receive the Rest and Renewal set from Taylored Expressions!

For my card, I used a piece of the CS that comes free in the Take Ten magazines for my background. It was perfect, in that it was already blue and green.
I stamped the butterfly from The Angel Company's "Happily Grateful" set, and the sentiment from the Our Daily Bread "Still Waters" set with Palette Noir Ink, covered them with Transdescent Embossing Powder, and Heat Embossed. The border is done with an E.K. Success border punch.
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

30 comments:

Grace said...

Hi Patti!
Wow you really found the perfect bg! Love the butterfly on it and love the serene card! I wish I could see Rosie... how fun! Have a wonderful week my friend!
hugs,
Grace

STAMPING SAM said...

Lovely and so serene! Hope you have had time to get out and stock up on supplies - sounds like we're in for a whopper of a storm. Hmmmm, just forgot that I forgot to stock up on whoppers and Mountain Dew! Have fun with the gran' puppy!

Yvonne Russell said...

I love the vibrancy of this card and the unusual border. The buckle and the black make it really dramatic and stylish.

Glittered Paws said...

Very very nice - love the bg paper and it was in Stamplers Sampler??? That was worth the magazine. I have some of those ribbon thingies - hmm...now where did I put them???

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Patti, this is so vibrant and stunning!! I just adore the background with the pop of black. It really stands out!! Love the added buckle!! STUNNING card GF! Have fun with Rosie!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
hugs,
Chris

The Other Patti Sue said...

WOW.... stunning! I love that paper, your stamping in black with the ribbon really pops! Beautiful work my friend!

Becky said...

This is fabulous Pattie, I love how you did these colors.
Have a fabulous week my sister.
hugs :)

Ruthie said...

What a beautiful card!!!! so peaceful and serene! Great job!!!

Chelsea said...

what a great card ... love the colors and all of the details!

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Patti this is totally GORGEOUS LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and how you did your ribbon!!!

Betty Benton said...

This is beautiful -- the background paper is just perfect and all those black accents just pop right out! Terrific job!

Iris said...

Gorgeous! Love those colors on the cardstock and the butterfly is a perfect touch! Love it!!

Patti P. said...

Patti, this is gorgeous. That is lovely paper and I like the CAS look of your card highlighting the bible verse. Beautiful job.

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Patti! Love the 23rd Psalm. "Hugs" Carol

Miesje said...

That background paper is amazing! SO perfect and love how you got it. Your card is really beautiful! Have a super week Patti!

Peggysuez said...

Free cardstock and in the perfect colors for the challenge! What a great deal and what a great deal of stamping and embellishments you added for the perfect touch. Gorgeous card!

Lynne in NI said...

OMGosh Patti, this is such a beautiful card! Love the colours and the butterfly really pops against it!

Angela K said...

Beautiful card!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card Patti! I hope you don't mind if I CASE it sometime???

kssdesigns said...

This is beautiful! The stampers sampler is one of my favorite publications and I always forget they come with paper! I bet if I went through all my magazines I could open a paper shop! LOL!

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. That's gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

OMGoodness, this is a knock out! Don't you just love the inserts from Take ten? I finally went through and pulled them all out of my back issues.

Colleen said...

Patti,
Your card is beautiful and that paper is showcased perfectly by the black accents and card base.
I received your card in the mail and it is just gorgeous. I want to thank you again so much for brightening my week so much. I will treasure this memory forever

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful card! Its so calm and relaxing, just like the sentiment!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Wow...this is really a gorgeous creation, Patti. I love these colors together and your design is just fabulous. A truly outstanding piece of creativity!

Stay safe and stay warm. Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Melisa Waldorf said...

GORGEOUS!!! I tear those sheets out, but haven't actually used them. Thanks for inspiring me to do so. WOW!

Curt in Carmel said...

I'm so glad to hear Rosie is doing well. I LOVE that background paper you used and the butterfly is perfect for this card. This is a stunner Patti! Love this. Best, Curt

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Patti - what a stunning card - I love your tale on this weeks challenge! It is so vibrant yet serene and that scripture - perfect! Thanks you for being such a belssing to us all Patti! {{{hugs}}}

Cat said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Patti! Hugs

Kristine said...

WOW, you found that cs in a magazine?? it's PERFECT!! =) Great job adding that butterfly too, really is a stunner Patti!