Sunday, February 6, 2011

Great Love: I John 3:18

Hello February - the month where hearts are everywhere. Every classroom at my school has hearts on the windows and hearts floating from the ceilings. The month of love. Welcome to another Sunday and another challenge at  Stampin' Sisters in Christ .

It is my week to have the honor and pleasure of being your challenge hostess. The scripture I chose for this week is I John 3:18.
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth."(New American Bible - St. Joseph Edition)
Please check the Stampin' Sisters in Christ page to read my full devotional. I wanted to share a little thought with you here too though. Do you see that cute little Tildy with her arms outstretched? That reminded me so much of when my children were little and they (and I) would stretch our arms out and say "I love you soooooo much". Wow - that was and is a powerful love! That is how much Jesus loves us - that is how he asks us to love others. Soooooooo much!

The challenge this week is to create a card or project that shows love without using words. I floated some hearts around the image that I had embossed on some vellum. I cut them out and popped them up. It is really a simple card although it really did take me a while to finish. I kept thinking it needed more - more embellishments - more color - more something. I was not happy with the picture but it is a dreary rainy day here today and this is the best I could get.

Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps with a $15 gift certificate to spend on their 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)

So glad you stopped by today. Have a "lovely" week!

Stamps: Matilda
Paper: SU Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Designer Paper: SU Delicate Dots
Other: Copic Markers, ribbon, gems, button

Other Challenges:
Mojo Monday: Sketch
Simon Says Stamps: Love 
7 Kids College Fund: Love is in the Air
All Sorts Challenge: Love, love, love
Basic Grey Challenge: Hearts
Stamptacular Sunday - Love and lots of hearts
Creative Cowgirls - Love is in the air
Creative Inspirations Paint - Hearts
Just Magnolia - ribbon 


Becky said...

What a fabulous card Miesje,gorgeous layout. What a wonderful devotional.
Have a blessed week!

Grace said...

Oh Miesje this is so cute! I love this Tilda and how you have paper pieced her dress! Too cute! Love the outstretched arms and your thoughts today! Thanks for sharing your heart with us!!! We love you this much!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how sweet and gorgeous!! I just love the design and your colors!! Beautiful coloring!! I have so enjoyed this verse and your words!!

Patti J said...

Love your card, Miesje! It is so fitting for your devotional! Wonderful words today, and wonderful card - thanks for sharing from the heart! By the way, your new blog background is beautiful too!

Poppet said...

A great way to use this Tilda image Miesje. You always open your arms to make sure you catch all the love that's out there. Great colours beautiful and soft.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Lorraine A said...

aww ,, this is very cute :-) I love this Tilda and the little gems on her dress are lovely :-) gorgeous card :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

debby4000 said...

Adorable, gorgeous card.

Creative Inspirations said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations paint.

Marianne said...

What a sweet heart! Those hearts in the air are so beautiful!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

ACK... this is so adorable. Love the jewels on her dress. darling card.

Annette said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the subtle colours & the bit of gold embossing - beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at SSC this week.

Holly said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the gold hearts around the little girl! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - you make the most adorable cards - this Tilda is so cute with her paper pieced dress - I love it! Your thoughts are always from the heart and so true - thank you for being such a blessing - you touch so many! God bless you! {{{hugs}}}

Peggysuez said...

That is such a sweet little Tilda, I remember those days iwth the kids now too, that you remind me . . .I love you soooo much! Precious times and exactly how the Father wants us to run to him!

Mummylade said...

this is gorgeous, I love the paper piecing! Thank you so much for entering it in the Allsorts love challenge!

Karita said...

Gorgeous card! :) Tilda looks so cute and the hearts are wonderful!

Thanks for joining at SSC this week :)


Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Gorgeous card, just love the hearts around Tilda.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week,


Jo and the BasicGrey Challenges DT x

glassgraffitix2 said...

Great card! Love Matilda.

Lisa said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us for the 7 Kid's College Fund Challenge!

Kristine said...

This is sooo very CUTE Meisje!! ANd I love your words you shared on the SSIC blog.

I just wanted to thank you again for donating to my daughter's Revolve Tour!! And that I didn't forget about you! =) I am trying to make a bunch more crocheted flowers so I can add them to your package (and hoping to get some of my DT goodies here soon as well!) So thank you for being patience. I'll send yours out w/in the week!