Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eureka Stamps - For The Kids

Hello blog friends!  I am very excited to share this sweet little card with you that I made for this week's challenge at Eureka Stamps.  I used Simple Stories' Baby Steps patterned papers and stickers.
Euereka Stamps was gracious enough to invite me to join them as a Guest Designer for this week's challenge, "FOR THE KIDS".  I chose this darling digi (#5906 Best Friends Sitting).  Isn't this just the sweetest little image?  I printed it on Bazzill, so it's a little bit bumpy/texturized, but I still thought it turned out cute.  I added the scripture Psalm 127:3a "Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord."  I used this verse because when I think about kids, I just think about what a blessing they are to us, and what an important responsibility we have to train them up in the way that is right (Proverbs 22:6).  I am so grateful to God that my children are living for Him, and honoring Him in their lives.  But I can't take the credit for this.  I give Him ALL the thanks, ALL the glory, and I just can't express strongly enough to any one reading this post that our children are a gift given to us by God; and we really MUST raise them with controlled Christian disciline, love, encouragement, and the truth of Jesus Christ.  Child are our heritage, and we need to give them the brightest future possible - one that reflects the love and truth of Jesus Christ.
If any of you are raising children and are interested in a really good book about how to train them with a heart for the Lord, I would highly suggest "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Tedd Tripp (click on link to view book). It has some wonderful (and very helpful) truths about training up our children. I think we all want our children to be joyful, well-rounded, and happy.  When my kids were younger, I always knew that I never wanted to be that family where people said, "oh no, here come the Letchworth kids".  I wanted to have children that people enjoyed having around.  Children who were fun, respectful, obedient and happy.  My husband and I were able to do that, by the grace of God, and by making some really tough decisions about how they would be raised.  I just want to be an encouragement to you (especially young parents).  Raising children should never be "a chore".  It should be (and can be) a JOY when you raise them for Him.  I really do encourage young parents to seek (and read/study) a copy of "Shepherding a Child's Heart".  If you apply it's teachings, get involved in a really good solid Christian church, and pray for them every day, you really can have happy, obedient children.  I'm here to attest that it CAN be done.  And......P.S. we even raised our kids in "Sin City"  (Las Vegas...LOL).  God is SO GOOD!
I really hope that you will all stop by Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog and join this week's "For The Kids" challenge.  You will really love the sweet digital images available in their shop, and have fun playing along in the challenge.  I am certain that they would LOVE to have you visit and join in the fun.
Here are the challenges I'm entering with my card:
http://www.stampinsistersinchrist.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-166-psalm-1273.html - Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Challenge #166 - Create a Card For a Child
http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-140-use-digi.html - One Stitch At a Time - Challenge #140 - Use a Digital Image (mine is from Eureka Stamps)
http://paper-craftingjourney.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/anything-goes-challenge.html - Paper-Crafting Journey Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

http://www.twistoffaithcards.blogspot.com/2012/11/12-children-are-gift.html - Twist of Faith Cards - Challenge #12 - Children Are a Gift

http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/2012/11/challenge-90-kids-teens.html - Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #90 - Kids/Teens - And here's my Top Tip:  If you don't have just the right sentiment for a card or project, you can use a photo-altering website (such as www.picmonkey.com) and add the sentiment with a cool font/color to your image as I did on this card.
Thanks for stopping by today and for letting me bend your ear.  I never want to come across as though I know it all; because I most certainly DO NOT.  I only want to be a blessing and encouragement to you in successfully raising your precious children or grandchildren.  They are a gift from God, and I want each child to have the opportunity to live a lifetime filled with God's richest blessings bestowed upon them, and finally, to receive the assurance of an eternity with Him in heaven.  That's my wish "For The Kids".
My Cup Runneth Over,


  1. Thank you for the encouragement Karen! What a joy it is to be able to raise our children in the fear and admonition of the Lord. All around us the sinful world tries to lay claim to our children, we as parents must be diligent and stick close to the Lord Jesus.
    Love your card! Such a cute image and the sewing is fabulous with this!

  2. Congratulations on being our Guest Designer at Eureka Stamps!! I love your post and your card is beautiful!!

  3. This is so beautiful. Caroline xxx

  4. Hi Karen! Congratulations on being the Guest Designer at Eureka Stamps! Your card is so sweet! I love the stitching, papers and soft coloring. You did a great job!
    Hope you and your Family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Have a great day!

  5. Wonderful card for you GDT post - love that image.

  6. Congrats Karen and this is such a sweet card love the stitching and that Bazzil paper makes it look like it is on canvas.

  7. Congratulations on being a guest designer, Karen, very well deserved! Such an adorable card! Blessings! Kathy

  8. Congrats on the GD spot! Thanks for the testimony, too!
    Beautiful card! I like the Bazzill paper but I bet it was 'fun' to color!!

  9. The image does look good - almost like a tapestry. Thank for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  10. Hi Karen! This is so wonderful.... I love it completely. And the scripture.... well, you know that warm excitement when a scripture really hits your heart? This one is it! Thanks for sharing at Twist of Faith...
    hugs and blessings,

  11. Hi Karen!

    What a sweet sweet card! I so love the sweet image and the paper is adorable! Great card!! Happy Thanksgiving :-)

  12. Such a precious card with such amazing color work!! ~ Blessings, Tracey


  13. c'est une adorable scene, toute charmante, biz

  14. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey. Hugs Lisa xxx

  15. Hi Karen,
    Thanks for playing in our Children Challenge this week at Twist of Faith. This is adorable and I love your card colour combination,great card!
    Hugs Trish xx

  16. Super card Karen! Love your colored image and sentiment. Great TIP as well, thanks for the info. So glad you joined our Kids/Teens challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips. Good Luck!

  17. Hi Karen - thank you for entering your beautiful card in the Twist of Faith Card Challenge this week! It is adorable -I love that digital stamp - those two sweet kids sitting on a bench - nice work on your card Karen - it is a joy to have you join the challenge. Have a wonderful week! Gail Scott DT Twist of Faith.

  18. Hi Karen - your card is adorable!! I love the image, all the different textures. Really really pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Twist of Faith this hope and we hope you will join us again next week.

    Hugs and smiles

    DT - Twist of Faith

  19. Oh this is totally adorable. Love the design with the stitches, buttons and polkadot papers. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

  20. karen this is cute cute cute:) i love your style :) thank you so much for visiting my blog and the lovely comments you left they really did bring a smile to my face :)