Sunday, September 19, 2010

Seasons - Ecclesiastes 3:1

Do you have a favorite season? I have to say that mine is the wonderful season of Autumn. I love the colors and the crisp cool feel to the air along with the brilliant blue skies! Can't you just hear the leaves crackling under your feet. Okay - so I have a vivid imagination and a good memory - living in Florida I have to be honest and the only physical thing that marks the season of Autumn is that football season started! Last Saturday my DH and I went to 2 of our grandson's football game and I honestly think that it was about 95 degrees out there in the blazing sun. Oh well - I still love this season, now onto another Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

The scripture verse this week was chosen by Chris. I do think that it is one that all of us have heard more than once, and that we can all relate to!
Ecclesiastes 3:1 "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven."
Last night my husband and I were sitting out on the porch watching a baseball (TB RAYS) game and talking about life in general. He mentioned that we were in the Autumn of our life. All of our children are on their own and it us just us. We enjoyed our years of raising our 8 children, the toddler years, the busy years of running them everywhere, the worrisome teenage years (kind of), we really liked every "season". I do believe that we remember them all fondly because we never were alone - God was with us through every one of those seasons and is here with us now and when we get to the winter of our life - He will still be with us. There is a season for everything and those seasons have a purpose. I love the saying on my card from Mother Theresa - Yesterday (spring and summer) is gone, tomorrow (winter) has not yet come, we only have today (autumn), let us begin! 

Chris asked us to use fall colors (green, yellow, melon mambo, red, orange, brown) or leaves on our creation. This challenge is being sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs! - they have one of the best selection of Christian images and verses, in fact my card was made with one of them, so be sure to stop over.

Enjoy today and thank God for it!




Recipe: 
Stamps: Let us Begin - ODBD, Autumn Splendor for the leaves - GKD
Paper: SU - Really Rust - GKD Pure Luxury Chocolate
Special Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Nutmeg
Other:Some buttons, Copic Markers, Ribbon, button


Challenges:
Spoonful of Sugar - Autumn Colors
Incy Wincy - Autumn Colors
Creative Card Crew - Fall Colors
Belli Challenge - Use a B embelishment - button and bow
 

11 comments:

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Miesje, love the colors and beautiful design paper.

Olga said...

I can't help it but always think of the Movie Footloose when I hear or read that verse LOL, your card is beautiful!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so beautiful Meisje, your words on the verse and your card. Stunning sentiment to match todays verse and so appropriate. Your card is exquisite with the shading around the verse, the colors, the ribbon and leaves and the beautiful layout. Have a great Sunday!
hugs,
Chris

Basslady said...

wow, fantastic card!

love the leaves above the ribbon...great idea!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Grace said...

Miesje I just love the sentiment you chose to use today with the fall colors... and your thoughts on the seasons of our lives. You are so right... just because the hair grows white, or the branches become bare, doesn't mean there isn't something to do today! Thanks for the reminder! Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Grace

Ingrid said...

What a beautiful card in beautiful colors. And your sentiment is so nice.
Thanks for joining us this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
Hugs Ingrid

joy said...

I love this card! The lightness of the ribbon and delicate veins in the leaves are beautiful details!

Nikki said...

What a great fall card Thanks for Playing Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT
Win some free Digi's Here till the 30th

Robin Parker said...

What a stunning card. Love all the fall colors and the sentiment. Thanks for sharing at the Belli challenge with your button and lovely bow.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Meisje - this is such a gorgeous card! I love that sentiment and the fabulous autumn colours you have used! This is gorgeous Meisje - thank you for all you add to the SSIC DT - you are a blessing! {{{hugs}}}

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo pretty, Miesje...the quote is so inspirational and I just love the gorgeous colros and details!!! Thanks so much for joining us in the Belli challenge!!!