Sunday, August 29, 2010

Experience - Proverbs 27:17

Happy Sunday everyone! It is time once again for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge. We are always so happy to share this time with you. Great way to start a Sunday isn't it? 

This has been a long week! Most of the teachers felt the same way though. The first full week with kids is tiring. I also had a busy week with family life and making cards for my stint as the Center Stage Spotlight Designer for Gina K Designs. What fun that was but it sure kept me busy for most of my non-working hours! This week has also been filled with God's blessings in a very powerful way! 

The scripture verse this week was picked by Linda and it really made me have to stop and think for a while. Sometimes a verse just jumps out at you, other times we have to think about it. That is certainly not a bad thing - I thought about it a lot. It is taken from the book of Proverbs which is filled with the most wonderful thought provoking verses.
 "As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend."
There is a phrase that I have used many times with my children when they were children and even more as young adults. I would say "You are who you hang around with". I think that is true for all of us. When we surround ourselves with those who love our Lord, those who live a life of giving and forgiving. Those who try NOT to judge others. Friends who do not wear anger as a cloak. We need to be around people who help make us better people! I read in a magazine this week that doing good deeds, wearing a smile, being happy is actually very good for you AND makes others smile and feel happier. How easy is that? I have experienced that very strongly with my friends at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We turn to each other for prayers - and we know that we all do, in fact, pray! 

The challenge this week is to make a project that includes metal. We sure do hope to see many of you join this challenge - it is fun to put a metal embellishment on your project and the design team has several different ideas for you.

This card was not difficult to make. The stamp set is the new "free with three" from Gina K designs new August release. I gold embossed the image and then used the Labels Six die for the scalloped oval. I had the metal ribbon slide and that went so perfectly along the top. The sketch was for the Tuesday sketch challenge on Stamp TV. The sayings in this stamp set are wonderful! 

Now wear your smiles - be happy - God loves each and every one of us!

Paper: Pure Luxury Craft, Gold and White
Special Paper: DCWV - Linen Closet
Other: Spellbinder Die Labels Six, Ranger gold embossing, gold ribbon, gold ribbon slide, scallop punch 


Bev Gerard said...

An awesome scripture indeed! I have actually been watching some reruns, and this scripture was mentioned that I re-watched yesterday.

Such a beautiful card to showcase the sentiment. Sweet new week to you!


Olga said...

Beautiful card and scripture, don't work to hard!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Meisje!! I so love the scripture you chose. It is perfect for today's scripture at SSCC. Gorgeous card. Have a blessed day and week my friend.

Basslady said...

a fabulous card with fantastic colours!

xoxo silvi (germany)

Becky said...

Stunning card Miesje, love how you gold embossed this and love the die. Great insight on todays scripture. Have a blessed week :)

Cindy Coutts said...

So stunning and elegant Miesje! I need to learn how to do that technique you did around your main image. I guess it's Stamp TV I'm off to!

peggysue said...

Beautiful Miesje! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and what a blessing to have those older adults in your life to turn to for good advice. And what you tell your children is so true, especially if they are more thermometers than thermostats.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what a gorgeous card and what true workds you have shared! I am grateful for my SSIC Sistahs as well - we are sistahs and friends in the bonds of love!! Praise the Lord for blessings like you in our lives! {{{hugs}}}