Sunday, June 26, 2011

Freedom: Galations 5:1

It is almost the 4th of July weekend - and I am going to be getting ready for some family arriving. It is hard to believe that we are already in the middle of summer - at least that is what I think of when I think of 4th of July! I am so glad you could join us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture!

This week was my turn to choose the verse and the challenge. I chose Galatians 5:1 and decided to be patriotic with the card. 

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. "

Slavery can take many forms. It may be difficult to think of slavery as affecting us in these modern days. We associate it more with a history lesson – not something that we can relate to in our lives. Yet I, for one, am burdened by a yoke of slavery that prevents me from living in the freedom that Christ created for us.  One of the things I struggle with is worrying. Honest to goodness my husband says that if there is nothing to worry about I will worry about not worrying! How is that like slavery you may ask? Well it keeps me from living in each precious moment and being thankful for it. When I worry about everything large and small it also affects my prayer life. I expend such energy on what could go wrong and what might happen that I end up praying for the “what ifs” instead of sending forth my thanks and praise. My life is so good – I am so blessed that my focus should be on that. So this is a burden in my life, not just for me but for those I love.

I decided I wanted to use wonderful little Frieda and Lulu - My Girl from TCM for this card but instead of holding the mirror she is holding the flag. I paper pieced her dress and colored her using my Copics.

The challenge for this week is to make a red, white, and blue thank you card.
Our sponsor this week is Gingerloft who has some wonderful digital images for you to peruse.

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 
Peggysue Turner: Roses By My Window
Rebekka Reed: Diamond in the Rough
Kristine Breach: Ink Something
MariLynn DeGroot - Mississippi McGyver
Sabrina Jackson - SJ Butterfly Dreams
Randi Barret: A New Creation (On break)

It is always great to see you, thanks for the comments!

Stamps: TCM - Little Frieda and Lulu - My Girl - thank you script is from GinaK
Paper: SU Brilliant Blue and Real Red
Designer Paper:October Afternoon Schoolhouse for the dress
Other: Star Cuttlebug folder, Nestability, ribbon, flag

Fairy Tale America (not just the United States).
Stamp Something - Celebrate with red, white & blue
Craft Us Crazy - Red, white & blue and/or Summer theme
Paper Play -  Stars & stripes
Shelly's Images -  Patriotic stars & stripes
Penny's Paper-Crafty -  red white and blue
JUGS - 3d (flag) Patriotic project
Catch The Bug -  Red, White & Blue + Add a Ribbon
Card Creations & More By C -Something Patriotic  
My Sheri Crafts - Independence Day or Canada Day  
Sweet Stampin - Use Something Old (flag - left over from last year's cupcake making session) with Something New (first time inked up this stamp)


Becky said...

This is just adorable Meisje, love the paper piecing and flag.
What an awesome devotional to meditate on this week. It was just a blessing to read this morning.
Have a wonderful week my sister.
Hugs :)

Courtney said...

This is absolutely adorable Meisje!! Thanks so much for joining in on our Red, White & Blue Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!!


Grace said...

Miesje this is simply adorable! I LOVE how you have "dressed" little Frieda and put the flag in her hand! So clever!!! I loved reading your thoughts today! Thanks for sharing your heart! I can't believe it's almost July and so much going on all summer long! I hope you can find some time to relax and enjoy that gorgeous lake some this week!!!

Céline said...

gorgeous card perfect for our challenge
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
céline PPC DT

Kristine said...

Miesje... wonderful devotional today, thank you!! And your card is so CUTE - I had to click through to see what Frieda was holding in the actual stamp because I didn't see the flag underneath your 3D flag... you CLEVER GIRL!! Love it *Ü*

Lisa Kind said...

This is so adorable! I love how you created the "book" and your flag is a perfect touch! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how adorable your card is Miesje!! I just love how you put the flag in Frieda's hand. So creative and fun!!

I also enjoyed reading your devotional. So inspirational and true!! Have a great week my friend!!

Jenny said...

Das ist eine tolle Karte mit einem süßen Motiv.
Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße.

Jodie Mackrell said...

cute card! love the flag and ribbon! thank you for playing this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Bianca said...

You have made a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Tracey T said...

Such a lovely card! Have a wonderful 4th July and thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Amanda said...

What a stunning card, thanks for joining us at Shelly's!

Vicky said...

Gorgeous sweetie..!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
xx Nela

lynn said...

how clever to add the flag, miesje! love it:)

Peggysuez said...

It was a blessing to read your devotional on Sunday! And this is so cute, love what you did with Frieda! Great composition and layout too.

Karen said...

WOW this is super awesome!! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Paper Play

Elise said...

Fun, fun, use of the FLAG and our terrific challenge this week - THANK YOU SO MUCH, for sharing your talent with JUST US GIRLS! Yipeeee!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - what a blessing your posts always are - you share from the heart so beautifully! I love this card - you have done such a great job with the colours and Little friends - a Patriotis delight! Thank you for sharing my friend! {{{hugs}}}

PokSa said...

Wonderful card. I love the image.
Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
xx Sandra

Sheri said...

This is DARLING! Thanks for joining this week at My Sheri CRAFTS ;-)