Sunday, July 4, 2010

Life is Good

Another Sunday and this weekend we also celebrate our wonderful country. You may know that I am not a USA native - I was born in the Netherlands, we immigrated to the USA when I was 8 years old. So I am an American (who loves tulips).Happy 4th of July to all Americans - native or not.

This week the scripture verse is from the book of 2 Chronicles 7:14. In this chapter and verse God talks to Solomon and promises that people's prayers will be heard and sins will be forgiven. God tells us again and again to pray - to talk to Him.

This card has geraniums on it and I chose it specifically for this week. If you look at the banner on the top of my blog you will see that we have a lot of geraniums hanging in our yard. They are very special to us. We purchased those shortly after we moved into this house 4 1/2 years ago. We have a geranium for each of our 8 children, all 4 of our parents (all in their 80s) and 1 for the extended family. Every day Jerry, my DH, waters and tends to these plants and says prayers for that person. So the geranium had to be made into a card. Life is good - thank you God!!!!

Recipe:
Stamps: Enjoy the Sunshine - GinaK
Paper: SU Real Red, Blue Bayou
Other: Nestibilities, Metal embelishments  

10 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

How fabulous Miesje - I love the geraniums and the symbolism you have with them! I love geraniums and have a number of them myself, I am not sure why but they remind me of my home, New Zealand!! Love this card and your lovely sentiment!! God bless you Miesje - it is great to have you with us for another month! {{{hugs}}}

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Meisje!! You used the red white and blue so eloquently. Gorgeous image and coloring as well as design!!

My parents immigrated to the USA from the Netherlands when they were teens also.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Happy July 4th!
hugs,
Chris

Cindy Coutts said...

No kidding on those views! No wonder you're so inspired, and blessed with the beauty! On a side note, I am very proud of myself that I've managed to keep a geranium alive inside now for over a year. God bless and happy 4th! PS: I would love to see a picture of the inside of your craft room!

Becky said...

Beautiful card Meisje! I am not from this country and did not become a citizen until 1980. But my prayer for her is "God bless America" have a great weekend.

peggysue said...

I love tulips too! And yes, I can see the geraniums in the photo on your header for your blog. Such a pretty card! And the one below it too! Happy 4th to a chosen citizen . . . my dad was one too.

Grace said...

Oh so beautiful Miesje! My hubby's parents are Dutch as well... hence my last name, which used to be spelled with a J instead of the Y... and we ALL love tulips! Your card is gorgeous! Love the pretty image and it's beautifully colored!!!Happy July 4th to you!!!
Hugs,
Grace

Earline said...

cute card Happy Fourth of July

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is just gorgeous!

Jodi said...

Just beautiful! I love the coloring and colors you used on your card!
Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Danni said...

Geraniums were always a favorite of my great grandmother. Such a wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!