Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Votive holder

The Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge this week was to make a votive holder. I made one to match my card that I made for the SCS sketch challenge. This last weekend, we had a storm come through our town that knocked out our electricity. It was a good reminder to be thankful for the little things that we take for granted. We spent some time in the evening at my office so that we could fix dinner and the kids played on the computer, but when it was time to go home, my youngest son, Kaleb was a little apprehensive because he was wondering how we would see in our house to be able to get ready for bed. To go into our house I used the light from my i-pod screen. Not a very bright light under normal circumstances, but in the total darkness we were able to see our way around. There are times that I feel like that little light, not very bright or strong, but all that God asks is that I let Him shine through me and that will be sufficient.
So that light would shine through the panels, I paper pierced them. I used a piece of toilet paper that had an embossed swirl as my template. What can I say, I get my inspiration in weird places. I used my Layers of Color butterflies. Some I left whole and two I cut in half and layered on top of eachother.


  1. What an incredibly beautiful votive holder! I love the butterfly! It is amazing how we take things for granted, such as electricity! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

  2. You are some kind of stamper who can find inspiration in a toilet paper design. I think sometimes they're sort of pretty actually! But nowhere near as gorgeous as this votive, with the flowers and butterfly! Just beautiful! Thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week and sharing your thoughts.

  3. Hello MariLynn - I was deterrmoned to get over here and see all of the details after seeing these on the LOC SNR GROUP! They are totally gorgeous MariLynn - you have created the most beautiful votive's and let your light shine so brightly! Love it - perfect for this weeks challenge! Thank you for playing along with the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. We love to see your creations and value your support! Love to see you agian next week!
    Linda SSIC & LOC Design Team

  4. MariLynn, your work never ceases to amaze me, but you outdid yourself with this votive and card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges and we look forward to seeing you again next week!

  5. MariLynn, This is just fabulous, I love the design of this and that butterfly is just stunning. Thank you for playing with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ. Hope to see you next week.
    Blessings :)

  6. Hi MariLynn! WOW!!!! That's all I can think of to say!!! I love your butterflies and how you did some of them doubled up... each side is gorgeous and the piercing was a great idea! I love how your light shines all the time!!! Thanks so much for your continued support of Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!!