Sunday, June 5, 2011

Love: John 13: 34

Happy Sunday and thank you once again for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture!

This week the ever lovely Linda chose the verse and the challenge. The verse she chose comes from the book of John 13:34 .

"I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another."
This is one of my favorite verses. For many years my husband and I worked in the Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement. We presented weekends and shared our story with thousands of couples who were striving to improve their already good relationships. This verse was and is one of the cornerstone verses that is used throughout the weekends.

I made this card with the verse in mind but also for my parents. Their 60th wedding anniversary is coming up and when I saw this stamp at TCM I knew that I needed it for their card. I loved the vintage look and the kiss is perfect.

My parents have a wonderful relationship and right now my dad shows his love through his 24 hour a day care for her. He LIVES this commandment - he is my hero! I have been so blessed with not only parents lifelong devotion to each other but also my in-laws with 67 years of marriage. Loving each other is more than just words to them - it is how they live - daily! 

The challenge for this week is to use something new on your project - it can be a new product, technique, embellishment - even a color combo that is new for you - show us what you got!! The stamp was new and so was the flower.

Our sponsor this week is Clear Dollar Stamps with a gift voucher for  $15 in clear 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 
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 - LaBlanche "Kissing Lovers" Fanciful Tags - GKD 
Paper: GKD Ivory, SU - Ruby
Designer Paper: K&C and Company - Julianne
Other: Nestabilities, Ribbon, flower, pearls, UTEE, Distress inks to color

Creations by Gill M -Green and Pink Plus Flowers
Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anniversary
The Rubber Cafe - Weddings / anniversaries
Mark's Finest Papers - use a 3 d flower 
Floweret - Spring and Green
I Did It Creations - Hats  


Becky said...

Good morning Miesje. Beautiful card and beautiful image showing love. What an inspiring story of your family, how blessed you are my sister.
Hugs :)

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Oh my goodness I just placed an order at TCM and I missed this one!!! Oh oh!!!LOL! You sure do vintage beautifully and it's perfect for your precious parents 60th~ how special!!! Loved reading your thoughts today! Made me think of the Notebook... devotion and care in the later years is so special to see and is such a wonderful testimony of unselfish giving love! TFS! I hope you have a great Sunday!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Miesje!This is stunning!I love the vintage look and that image is adorable!I'm sure your parents will love it!!!!Great devotional too!

MariLynn said...

WOW! This is gorgeous. I love the vintage feeling to this card. 60 and 67 years. What a godly heritage that you and your husband have through their examples. My in-laws celebrated their 55th this last week and my parents celebrate their 45 tomorrow. True examples of what loving someone really means. Hugs!!!

Janeen said...

your card is gorgeous, your story is touching and much needed in today's society. I am so happy for your family on both sides. You have made, chosen, a gorgeous flower to accent with. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat and good luck in the drawing.

WendyP said...

what a lovely card - thanks for joining our Hats challenge on IDIC challenge blog

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh what a lovely anniversary card!! The pearls are the perfect accent! Just wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Melanie said...

What a terrific post! Thank you for sharing all that. Your card is gorgeous! :)

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redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card and thanks for sharing about your family!!!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous with us at Speedy's Friends.

Gurkiss said...

Such a wonderful card :)

Thank you for joining us at IDIC this week.
Hugs Gurkiss

Gill McCall said...

Miesje - this is such an amazing card thanks for playing along in my challenge this week.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

Your card is wonderful! Congratulations on your parents' anniversary! Wow...60 years...they have truly been blessed! Thanks for playing with us in our Hats challenge at IDIC this week and good luck!

Lynn McAuley said...

I love the muted colors you have used with this sensational vintage image!! Your card is beautiful, Miesje!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment during today's MFP blog hop! I sincerely appreciate your visit!!

Tamie said...

Your color is awesome and I just love the homemade flower. Your card is an amazing anniversary card. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks. Have an amazing day.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Miesje, your card is absolutely breathtaking and that ribbon flower...WOW. Did you make it? What a blessing to have parents and inlaws to be maried for such a long time. I bet they have lots of stories to tell, but the biggest and best that God will see you through! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What a beautifully composed card. The image is heartwarming and colored to perfection. That flower is just a magnificent addition to our flower challenge. Thanks so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. Good luck in the drawing for the stamp set. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Mark's Finest Papers DT

Stempelperle said...

A romantic theme and perfectly implemented. Greetings Stempelperle

Padster said...

Fantastic card - thanks for sharing with us at IDIC
Debbie xx