Sunday, July 18, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Happy Sunday! The weeks of summer are flying by which is evidenced by the fact that it seems like I just posted for Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges a little while ago! It is always good to have our Sunday visit though.

This week Grace brought us the verse from Psalm 127:1a. "Unless the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it." We were asked to make a card that depicts something that has to be built according to a set of plans. The first thing that comes to mind is a house. I really thought about this verse and how it speaks to me which led me to remember when my DH and I were first dating and talking about our future. We had it all planned out. We would buy a house and have about 4 children. I was going to be a nurse and Jerry was just out of the Army and thinking of going into hotel management. We were both still in school. Yup - those were the plans. Well, I had to have a hysterectomy just a few months after our marriage which led to a lot of bills and other complications. To shorten this incredibly long story; it is now 38 years later and we have 8 adopted children (grown ups now), I teach in a Catholic school where our children attended and Jerry owns a small precast company. Not the plans we originally had - guess God had other plans huh? And they were good for we have been blessed time and time again - thank you God! 

This week the sponsoring company is Wink Wink Ink. They have some adorable images (my card is made with some of them).  I printed the images on white cardstock and again on a DP. I colored the images with my copic markers and sponged the background. I used a Spellbinder die and cut it in half to put on the sides of the images to make it look like shutters and put nail head embellishments on them to look like nails. Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment if you have an extra minute - I love hearing from you. 

Have a week filled with blessings! 

Recipe:
Stamps:  Grandma's Parlor - Wink Wink Ink
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury Cranberry Tart and Kraft
Special Paper: SU Bella Bleu
Other: Nestabilities Label Four, Copic Markers, Brass Nailheads 

7 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet!! I so love your scene. Gorgeous job with the Wink Wink Ink images!! Such a well written post. You are so right our plans are not always His plans.
hugs,
Chris

Becky said...

Miesje this is so pretty. I love how you paper pieced the chair. Love your post this morning, it is so true that many are the plans of man but it is God that directs his footsteps. Huggs :)

Cindy Coutts said...

This is just beautiful. Love all of your detail.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I love the way you paper pieced the chair and included the picture on the wall! A lovely card, Miesje! And I very much enjoyed reading your post today. It makes me chuckle thinking about how we all have plans for ourselves, but they aren't always God's plans, are they? I think we can all relate to that!

Hugs,
Lisa

Olga said...

Catching up, your card is beautiful! After all it was God's plan.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what an amazing family you are - you are a blessing to so many! I love how you have used the sponsors image - what a cosy scene you have created! I would love to sit in that chair today and ...ZZZZzzzz....LOL! Thanks for sharing - it is always a treat to come and see you! {{{hugs}}}

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Sorry I am so late getting to comment on this week's challenge! As you know I was away and had no internet! But I love your card... the layout for this great image is perfect and I love the paper piecing of the image! I especially appreciated your words today, for I can so relate to those best laid plans of men... but God knows His plans for us, and they are for our good! Isn't that a comfort?!! Thanks for all you said!!! Hugs,
Grace