Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Gives: Hebrews 13:5

Happy Sunday and time for another challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ .

It is our wonderful Patti's turn for the scripture and challenge choice. She chose Hebrews 13:5 - wonderful choice Patti - a great reminder to all of us.

"Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." - NIV

I believe that we, as a generation, are very much into having the best and the newest. I too fall to that. We (Stampin Sisters in Christ Design Team) recently had a discussion about that. How do we decide how many new stamps, new DP, new embellishments, and now the fabulous new nestabilities do we need? All of you fellow stampers know that dilemma! And I have to be honest - I am very guilty of wanting more! I think the difference is that if our budget would not allow it I would not be buying it. These days too many people have gotten themselves into financial difficulties with bigger houses, nicer cars, fantastic vacations etc. My DH and I know that God has never left us nor forsaken us. We always seemed to have just enough money to pay for one more adoption, one more child in Catholic school, food on the table and a house that kept us safe.Trusting in God is the ultimate challenge!

The challenge this week is to create a KISS (keep it simple sisters) card or project - a one layer card.

Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamps who generously are giving the winner an adorable stamp set!

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 wonderful week filled with blessings.

Stamps: ODBD - Let us Begin
Paper: GinaK Pure Luxury White
Designer Paper: None
Other: Copic Markers, ribbon, and Nestibility

Other Challenges:
Allsorts Challenges: It's all about the sentiment
Frosted Designs: Use the word Love
Totally PaperCrafts: Clean and Simple 
Less is More: Single layer card 
Our Daily Bread Designs: Embossing, ODBD stamps, ribbon
Sentimental Sundays: Red, Pink, White and a sentiment


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Miesje!! Love the embossed shape in the middle and your design with the gorgeous coloring of those flowers!! Stunning!!

I enjoyed your words as well!!
Have a great rest of the weekend!

Grace said...

Oh WOW Miesje!!! This is beyond gorgeous!!! THIS makes the single layer look so elegant! LOVE your embossed sentiment and how you colored the flowers!!! I can't take my eyes off it!!! Beautifully done! I always love reading your thoughts on the verse as well! Thanks for always inspiring me!!!

Have a great week!

Becky said...

What a stunning card Miesje! Love the embossing and flowers. The devotion this morning is very thought provoking, something we should remember. I just love reading your thoughts on this Miesje.
love & hugs :)

Patti J said...

Beautiful cards, and beautiful words, dear friend! Hugs...

Mandi said...
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Chrissie said...

What a great sentiment Miesje in that beautifully embossed frame!
Thanks so much for joining us this week and we hope you'll return for our theme challenge next week!
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

I made a mistake with my other comment..I didn't look with my eyes OPEN, so sorry!

Lovely card, beautiful flowers and embossed frame
Thanks for joining in with us this week, much appreciated
"Less is More"

Susan said...

Beautiful card...fabulous color combo...thanks for sharing!

Peggysuez said...

This is beautiful! Such great colors and design. Truly inspiring.

Lynne said...

Stunning card.
Lynne xxx

Sue said...

beautiful card and i love the clean crisp finish to this one:)


CraftyGirl said...

Stunning card! I love the embossing and the way you did the sentiment is gorgeous! Thanks for taking on our Love challenge at Frosted Designs this week!
Barb :)

Cassie said...

Wonderful quote and very pretty flowers. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Frosted Designs.

Shirl said...

Beautiful sentiment, your card is elegant, clean and simple I love it. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Sentimental Sundays.
Hugs Shirley x x

Diana said...

Gorgeous card. great quoteThanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs..

mudmaven said...

This is so beautiful - card and quote! The embossing makes it so very elegant. Thanks so much for joining us in our challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week. ~chris

Sue said...

Hi ya
a beautiful card, lovely sentiment & design, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Rush'd Lady said...

Love your card! I'm gonna have to put my thinking cap on for this card challenge! What do I have in my many stamps (yes, & who doesn't want more *wink*) that can illustrate this theme. Thank you for commenting on my card for the last challenge. Blessings!

Dorcas said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us at SS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I don't know how I missed it before...the challenges. This is a stunning take on it. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Debgem said...

This is lovely!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Miesje, this is one stunning card card!!! I love how you've highlighted some of the words...just makes the entire sentiment pop. Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

ruth said...

I love your card! The dimesional flowers are so cool and I love the embossed center.

Thanks for taking the challenge this week at FRosted Designs!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what a gorgeous card! I love that sentiment and the gorgeous flowers are perfect! Upi do CAS do one layer so well Miesje - love it! Thank you for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

Evette K. said...

Just adore this card Miesje. My first time on your it. Sometimes the most elegant cards are the simple direct ones and your is that and MORE!! Keep up the great work. Some of us, like me, need to see such lovely work more often. Thanks for sharing.