Sunday, November 14, 2010

Christmas Peace: John 3:30

Happy Sunday and what a glorious day it is! Welcome back for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. It is not yet Thanksgiving and we are already being bombarded with advertisements to buy now for Christmas. Sigh - can't I just enjoy Thanksgiving first!

Today our challenge hostess is Grace and the scripture she chose is John 3:30.
"He must increase; I must decrease".
Oh how true that is especially this time of the year! I want the upcoming Thanksgiving Day to be perfect with every one of my family members happy to be together and thankful for our many blessings. I want to start thinking of the perfect gifts for our children and grandchildren for Christmas. I suppose I want to live the Hallmark movie concept of "The Holiday Season". What I struggle with is the fact that I am not living the Hallmark version of the perfect life because I am not perfect (shocker isn't it?). I have to decrease so that He will increase. The more I expect my idea of perfect to make me and others happy the less I open my heart to every wonderful non-perfect moment as a wonderful blessing from God.

This week our sponsor is once again Simon Says Stamps. Grace gave us 2 choices this week:1. Make a CAS card, (representing "you" needing to decrease); or 2. Make a More is More card, (representing that He must INCREASE) or 3. Show us a simple version of a card and then show us the "More is More" version. I did just the CAS version - me needing to decrease!

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 (On Break)
Patti J Gilliam: Cherish Each Precious Day
Peggysue Turner: Roses By My Window
Rebekka Reed: Diamond in the Rough
Randi Barret: A New Creation (On break)

Thanks for stopping by - Peace!

Stamps: Stampin Up - Naughty or Nice sold by Simon Says Stamps
Paper: GinaK Pure Luxury White and Stampin Up Real Red
Other: Some polka dot ribbon, Copics to color and dots Cuttlebug border. 

Other Challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
Anything Goes Challenges - Embossing


Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautiful post and beautiful card Meisje! I feel the same...Your card is gorgeous!! I love the white with the embossing and splash of color. The ornament strip is so beautiful!
Have a blessed week!

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! I just love your CAS card! All the little images are so cute and the texture is great! Appreciated your thoughts today!!! I hope you have a great week ahead! Hugs,

Coachfans said...

Such a lovely card.


Becky said...

This is so cute Miesje, and beautiful colors. hugs :)

peggysue said...

Um, shocker here, I'm not perfect either!!! Shhh! Don't spread it about! I love your cute little card, so cheerful and the embossing is just the right touch. Have a blessed week preparing for Thanksgiving, Hallmark or not!

Mickie said...

Very pretty!

Jessica said...

Another beauty! I love your work! Thanks for sharing.

sue said...

great embossing thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is sooo pretty...what adorable little Christmas images and I'm lovin all the white!!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - this si adorable and perfect for this weeks challenge! I love the embossing! You made me laugh - a 'Hallmark' life - is there such a thing - I would think that it would be very shallow without the highs and lows that we have in out lives and the reality of God through each situation! Thank God you are not perfect - otherwise you would have no need for God! LOL! {{{hugs}}}