Sunday, October 24, 2010

Faith: Psalm 73:26

Happy Sunday and another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This has been a busy weekend, then again it has been a busy several weeks! So much to always be thankful for - not the least of these being good health.

Today our challenge hostess is Chris and the scripture she chose is Psalm 73:26
"My health may fail, my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever."
The month of October has a lot of pink and this week's challenge is the same. We were asked to use a pink ribbon or use a lot of pink. I always make a card similar to this once a year for a friend and co-worker of mine who is a breast cancer survivor for 5 years now. She has had several set-backs including finding cancer in her brain which has also been put on hold. Through it all she is at work, teaching her students, every day with a smile on her face and hope in her heart! I made this card for her, my friend Karen. She is not the only one, there are others who have had the word "cancer" become a word that they wake up with every morning, my friend Dana, my sister-in-law Betsy, my friend Randi, 2 friends from church Pete and Kevin.

They all have something else in common - they have an incredible faith and an incredible trust in God! They have wonderfully sunny dispositions and they ALWAYS dwell on the positive. God is the strength of their hearts! To them and all the others - I dedicate this card to you!

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters to see what they have to share this week:

Grace Nywening: Th-INK-ing of You
Lisa Hjulberg: The Craft's Meow
Patti J Gilliam: Cherish Each Precious Day
Peggysue Turner: Roses By My Window
Rebekka Reed: Diamond in the Rough
Cindy Coutts: Cindy Coutts Designs
Randi Barret: A New Creation - (on Break)

Thanks for stopping by - pray for someone today.

Stamps: Lacie - The Lollipop Shop
Paper: SU Pinks - GinaK Pure Luxury Ivory
Specialty paper: Digi paper from GinaK
Other: Some pearls and Nestabilities 

Other Challenges:
Pear Tree Designs: Anything Goes
 Mark's Finest Paper: Use a die or punch
Stamp Insanity: Use pink
Hodge Podge: Monochromatic - all pinks 


Becky said...

This is so cute Miesje; love the cute little ribbon.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute - nice way to add in the pink ribbon~ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! What an adorable image and the ribbon is so cute! Perfect! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on today's challenge! I always love reading everyone's reflections! Being God's own dearly loved child surpasses all the pain of sickness we can know and does give us hope and assurance! Have a great week!

peggysue said...

I love the little touch of pink ribbon in the side of the sentiment. Perfect framing, wonderfully composed. Love it! Have a wonderful, blessed week.

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Beautiful pink card that's very fun and whimsy. All of your work is so beautiful! Have a very blessed week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is just gorgeous!! I so love the fun image and your coloring!! The added pink ribbon on the image and sentiment is perfect.
Your words are so encouraging. I am praying for your friend Karen. God gives them the faith and strength they true.
Have a blessed week!

Lynn McAuley said...

What a beautiful card of hope and encouragement!!

Thank you, Miesje, for sharing this wonderful die cut design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Miesje. Something about you card in Fridays hop just struck me so much. Maybe it was because of my post on Saturday. I just couldn't leave you blog without reading a little more about you. You have such a sweet loving smile I decided to read your "about me". And to my amazement you live in Florida too! I'm in Jacksonville, FL and have been in the area my whole life.

The photos of your family are great. You've obviously done an excellent job raising a loving and diverse family and in turn it looks like they have started doing the same.

Your pink card is darling and thank you for sharing it and the beautiful scripture.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Shelley said...

I love the pink card, that is great. Thanks for sharing with us at the Hodge Podge Shop. Shelley :)

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne Travis said...

What a sweet and wonderful sentiment! I love the little girl image.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends on our special anniversary week!

Jessica L said...

This is a cute card with a wonderful sentiment! Thank you for sharing your friend's story. It's truly inspirational and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing your talent with us this week at The Hodge Podge Shop. Hope to see you again soon!

Melissa Cash said...

Miesje, your card is adorable. I love how you added the pretty pink ribbon too. Sending thoughts and prayers for your dear friends who have had to deal with this horrible disease. I lost both my brother and father to cancer and look forward to the day there is a cure and people will no longer have to suffer through the trials of this disease.

Linda said...

Very beautiful card, thanks for joining the Hodge Podge Shop Challenge
hugs linda

Fae said...

What a lovely card.

Thanks for playing along with us at this week's Hodge Podge Shop Challenge.

See you again soon and good luck.
Fae xxx

Alison said...

This is just so pretty! I really love the bracket at the bottom! Beautiful and just perfect for our challenge! Thank you so much for playing along with StampInsanity!

Lovely Linda said...

Dear Miesje, what a great heart you have for so many! Your friends are so blessed to have you in their lives! Your words are always so encouraging Miesje! I love this adorbale card - the pink ribbon is perfect with that divine image! Thank you for sharng! {{{hugs}}}

Ms. Jen said...

Beautiful tribute to cancer. Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop.

rosalien said...

You did a great job with this card. Love it. Thanks for joining StampInsanity.


KC said...

fabulous card! Thanks for sharing you’re pink with us at StampInsanity.