Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sing - Genesis 1:1

Good to see you again. I hope you all had a peace filled week! It is once again time for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge. I have to take a moment to thank you for your wonderful comments last week. It really means a lot to all of us, especially when it is our turn to come up with the scripture and the challenge. So thank you!


This week the wonderful Rebekka is our hostess. She always has such amazing insight and shares with gentleness. Be sure to check out her reflection on the Stampin Sisters in Christ website. I will try not to repeat myself here. The scripture this week is taken from the book of Genesis 1:1:
"In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth."
Okay, I have to honest here and really did not know where I was going to go with this verse as far as a personal sharing goes. Then it came to me - amazingly at Mass tonight. My husband is the cantor at the Saturday night masses and I am a lector (scripture reader) and a minister of the Eucharist. One of the songs that we sang tonight was "Canticle of the Sun". The refrain goes like this (be thankful you can NOT hear me sing!) "The Heavens are telling the glory of God, and all creation is shouting for joy. Come, dance in the forest, come play in the field,, and sing, sing to the glory of the Lord." WOW - how wonderful is that! How often do we just stop and SING, SING to the glory of the Lord! I love it - sing with me dear friends!


For the challenge this week Rebekka asks that we create a nature card or project, using anything pertaining to nature, birds, trees, flowers, mountains,  the sky is the limit.

I chose to use 2 stamps sets from Nina Bracket since she is our sponsor this week. I urge you to check out her website Crafting in Croatia, she is amazingly talented and works tirelessly for the Lord. She is an inspiration to me and many others!

Grace, Chris, Rebekka, Linda, Patti, Peggysue, and Lisa
 
Have a great week and I look forward to reading your reflections and seeing your creations!

Sing Glory to the Lord this week!





Recipe:
Stamps: Hugs and Prayers and Vintage Borders sold by GinaK Designs
Paper: Gina K Pure Luxury In the Navy and Fresh Asparagus
Special Paper: Basic Grey - Oliver
Other: Flourish punch, half pearls, Copics to color
Challenges:
StampTV: Monday Color Challenge
Midnight Madness: Sketch Challenge

12 comments:

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Miesje!! Love the flower and the the bling in ti, and love how you cut out this bird, he longs like he is in mid air. :)

Grace said...

Oh Miesje this is sooooo pretty! That paper tole flower is beyond gorgeous! I love the little bird! Wow! Something to sing about everywhere we look, isn't there?! Thanks for your thoughts this week! I'm singing!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - can you hear me singing along with you Sistah! LOL! What a fabulous card! I love the way you have used the MMSC and the flower - divine my friend - your bird is a gorgeous touch! Thanks for the inspiration Miesje - Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we appreciate your support and would love to see you play along next week! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC & SSIC Design Teams

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Meisje!! I love your paper tole flowers and your colors!! I so love reading your post. Creation is definitely God's handiwork!! It is a reason to sing!!
hugs,
Chris

Mickie said...

Such a lovely card and so are your words of inspiration.

Carol said...

How pretty. The corner treatments are phenomenal and so attractive. Such a beautiful flower. What a great card. Superb job with the sketch. Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Kathy Bradley said...

The card is lovely and your flowers are perfect and pretty!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful!!!!

Holly Moore said...

Meisje this is a lovely card. The corner pieces are wonderful. From the layering of the beautiful flower and the music paper to the pretty bird, there is so much to love. Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week. Beautiful!

Yours,
Holly R. Moore
MMDT - GD

marsha said...

This is such a divine card you have created! Your flower, set on music is just gorgeous as well as all your embellishments. I just love how you worshipped with your card this week! Thanks for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we appreciate your support and hope to see you back next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMDT-GD

Sandra said...

Wow!! This is so beautiful and inspiring!! Congratulations on your great projects!!

xx

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