Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pure: Philippians 4:8


Sunday already! If so then it is time once again for a challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. Today (Saturday) we woke up to wonderful slightly cooler weather. We then went to the soccer games of 2 of our grandchildren - it was delightful. What blessings grandchildren are! 

Today our challenge hostess is Linda and the scripture she chose is Philippians 4:8
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."
I am having a difficult time this week wrapping my head around the scripture. Does that ever happen to you? I love what it says but my mind is cluttered with some difficult things and at those times sharing on all the wonderful words in the scripture, like those above is, is a struggle. My heart is troubled and I believe that Linda chose this so that I could get beyond my troubled heart, let go of the difficulties that I have no control over anyway, and look at the pure and honest and lovely - like watching my grandchildren at the soccer field today. Let go and let God.... that has to be my mantra right now. 

The challenge this week is to make a card using all white or cream - monochrome in pure tones. I really had a hard time with that too! Guess I just had a hard week....  I made a loss card - sometimes loss is not just in death - loss of a relationship can be just as painful. I made this card for someone with that kind of loss.

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 - Let Go and Let God! 




Recipe:
Stamps: By Your Side and Fanciful Tags from Gina K Designs
Paper: GinaK Pure Luxury White
Other: Some pearls, Nestabilities, distress inks, ribbon 

Other Challenges:
Card Patterns - sketch
Our Daily Bread Designs - Top 3 challenges - Punches/Dies
Simon Says Stamps - Punches
Spoonful of Sugar - Punches

13 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous Sympathy card Meisje!! I so love the embossing, your use of dies and the image. So calming. I also love reading your words. Always so inspirational and food for thought.
Have a great week!
hugs,
Chris

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh...I am so sorry you have had a difficult week my friend. Praying for you!!

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I'd never know you struggled with it, but I did with mine too!!! I'm sorry you've had a rough week and I do hope that God will fill your thoughts and emotions with all the good things He's done for you, how much He loves you and wants only what's for your good! I've struggled sometimes like this too and this is truly a great Scripture to memorize and use when those down moments come!!!
Big hugs,
Grace

Becky said...

This is stunning Miesje. Love the embossing and that ribbon.

I struggle with certain scriptures myself. I study but sometimes my head gets foggy. :) sending {hugs}

Patti J said...

It's very hard to let go and let God! We so want to be in control! I am praying for you, and hope that this week is better. Miesje, your sympathy card is gorgeous. It will be a calming and peaceful card for someone in need. Beautifully done!

Mickie said...

Simple but very elegant, very very pretty!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hey girl!! Just had to come back and thank you for joining the Shining the Light challenge creation. I just love your beautiful card my friend.
hugs,
Chris

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Miesje, your card is so beautiful!!! I love the embossing and the softness of it!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Lovely Linda said...

Dear Miesje - your post touched my heart heart today! God bless you Sistah - you are in my prayers!! I am so grateful that God is always right there with us and I pray for will feel His presence even more today! I love your card - you nailed the challenge - after I had posted it I thought "What was I thinking!?!?" LOL! But everyone cvreated somehting beautiful!! Thank you for being such a breathe of fresh air!! {{{hugs}}}

Jane said...

Beautiful card. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Jane xxx

NinaB said...

What an elegant card, Miesje. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns this week.

Wendy M said...

Simply beautiful:D

peggysue said...

Hi Miesje, I know you've been having difficult times, you are in my prayers. And this card was a sweet gesture for someone going through a troubled time. Hoping you're finding rest in Him this week.