Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blessings: 2 Cor. 5:17

I hope you are staying warm with all this cold air everywhere.  I thought this little girl would warm your heart, and working on a challenge will warm your hands. So here is this weeks challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ.

Today Grace is our challenge hostess and the scripture she chose is from the book of 2 Cor.5:17.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
Such a simple concept - believe and be new. The tulip that the little Tilda girl is holding represents new to me. The cold and freezes of winter leads into the warmth of new growth every year. Like life, we may experience some darkness some cold times. What brings us back is the grace of Christ's love. If we trust and believe and let Him into our lives we get through and become new. Great verse Grace!

The challenge this week is to create a card or project shows "new".  Use the theme of "NEW" and interpret it as you want: new year, new life, new birth, new supplies, new house, etc. Please tell us what you use to fit the challenge. This is the first time I used the Magnolia stamp - in fact it was a gift (thanks Jennie Harper!). I also think that the tulip represents new.

Our sponsor this week is a $15.00 gift certificate to Clear Dollar Stamps. 

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
Randi Barret: A New Creation (On break)

Thanks for the visit, count your blessings dear friends!  

Stamps: Magnolia, sentiment is from ODBD's Blessings
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Fresh Asparagus and SU So Saffron
Designer Paper: October Afternoon (paper piecing the dress)
Other: Spellbinder's Dies - Copic Markers, Impressibility (tulip), ribbon and a heart

Other Challenges:
Simon Says Stamps: Sketch
Delicious Doodles: 3 colors (Green, Yellow, Red)
Raise the Bar: Use a child image
Stamp Something: Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund: Hot or Cold - Red Hot tulip


Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Oh this is so cute! I love this little Tilda and how beautifully you colored her! Love the layout and sponging... and the wonderful sentiment!!! Wonderful thoughts on today's verse Miesje! Have a wonderful week and I so appreciate you!!!

Patti J said...

This is simply darling!!! What a fun card today! Have a good week!

Becky said...

Good Morning Miesje!
This is just adorable. Wonderful coloring of her.
Hugs. :)

Lagene said...

Wonderful card! Love your coloring of Tilda and the shading on embossed bg looks so pretty!

Peggysuez said...

The tulip does make me think of new, of Spring and a new season and Tilda is such a cutie with the way you colored her! I have plans for NEXT Fall, we moved in too late to plant any bulbs this year. And how wonderful, the news that we can always start fresh and new with Christ.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!I love the colors,image,dp,and your coloring!Beautiful!

Mephisto said...

Really sweet card.
Thanks for joining in by SimonSaysChallenge this week.


Laura - Layers of Color said...

Sweet card!

Thank you for joining us at the "Love Layers of Color Blog Hop"! Good luck with your Grand Prize drawing entry!

debby4000 said...

What a gorgeous cute card.

Lisa said...

Wonderful work! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids Challenge!

Jessica said...

Adorable, Miesje! I love your card!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - this is adorable! I love your beautifully coloured Tilda and all of your gorgeous details! How encouraging your owrds are Miesje - thank you Sistah!! {{{hugs}}}