Monday, November 28, 2022

Celebrate the Past; Enjoy the Present

One of my favorite challenge groups is the Challenge Your Stash group on SCS, under the capable and organized leadership of my friend Barb. The idea is we can't shop for anything when making our monthly challenge card (which we post on the 28th of each month).

We take turns choosing the theme. This month it was Pansy's turn. She challenged us with these words... Celebrating the Past, Enjoying the Present - Try to evoke both on your card.

I will admit I struggled. While I love the idea behind Pansy's theme, I was stumped. I thought and thought and thought some more. Then I had an epiphany and I felt so foolish. It had been so simple. (I guess I was over-thinking the theme.)

We celebrate the birth of Jesus each year, something that happened a long time ago. As a Christian I believe He came to earth as a baby, grew to adulthood without sin, died a brutal death on the cross and paid the price for my sins. Because of my relationship with Him, I can enjoy the present. He walks with me through the trials of life and brings joy into my life in the good times. Not only can I enjoy the present because of Jesus, I can look forward to the future; a future in heaven with Him.

I hope Pansy, Barb and the other Challenge Your Stash gals like my card.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp Sets: Maker Forte Oh Holy Night stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink and Our Daily Bread Names of Jesus stamped with Concord & 9th Wheat Ink

Ink (for blending): Concord & 9th Wheat

White Pen (for specks): Sakura Decorese

Papers: Fun Stampers Journey Oatmeal Cookie CS 

Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangles

Embellishment: Amazon Rhinestones


Tracie said...

Jeanette what a gorgeous card and perfect for the challenge.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a sensational Christmas card with these two images overlapping each other!! Wonderful work, Jeanette!

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW, wow, and wow again Jeanette - what a powerful way to express you testimony - and a stunning card! Love the background you created, and that die cut is sensational