Sunday, July 24, 2011

God's Promises: Isaiah 55:8-9

Another Sunday and I am so glad you could join us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture!

This week sweet Grace (lives up to her name) is our hostess and the verse she chose is Isaiah 55:8-9 .

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. "
I suppose that means that I do NOT know best! I often find myself asking (really telling) God what I think needs to be done. Please heal this person from cancer. Please heal that relationship. Please ease the way for my parents. So I know what is needed, I know what I want. Is this God's way? Is this me totally trusting in Him? In my mind I know and believe totally in what the verse says - it is my heart that gets in the way at times. It is me wanting things to be easier for my parents and wanting my married children to have a relationship with Him and with each other like my husband and I have. Those sometimes get in the way of me saying, "Your will be done, not mine."  

I really do like the sharp contrast between black and white. This was a very easy card to make. I used a Cuttlebug folder on the black panel, added some swirly pearls, a large, soft bow and a small bow button. I must admit that I used 1 Copic (RV000) on the flowers just to soften them up a tad! 
The challenge for this week is to create a card or project that depicts the sharp contrast of black & white or ivory.

Our sponsor this week is Layers of Color with a wonderful stamp set!

Be sure to stop by my SSIC design sisters (listed on the sidebar) to see what they have to share this week:

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

Stamps: LOC
Paper: GKD Pure Puxury White and Black
Designer Paper: none
Other: Cuttlebug folder, ribbon, pearls

Crafty Ann's - embossing or debossing or both
Craft Us Crazy -  anything goes

Paper Pretties - Shiny
Deep Ocean Challenge - Ribbons
Stamp Something - include embellishment
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes


Becky said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love that frame and sentiment.
You are so right, we pray according to our needs and thoughts not God's will.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs & Blessings :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So elegant Miesje!! I just love that frame around the sentiment and the embossed background. Gorgeous!! Your words on the verse are so true and often it is hard to know how to pray.
Have a blessed week!!

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! I can't tell you how much I loce your card! The texture on the black and the beautiful LOC frame is just gorgeous! Loved reading your thoughts today! I felt this was so pertinent to so many of our lives right now that I just had to share.

hugs and prayers,

Peggysuez said...

Gorgeous dear friend! That large beautiful bow, wow, really makes it. Praying for you and yours. Wishing you a blessed week.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - this is so elegant and pretty! I love the texture on the black - gorgeous bow and love the bliing! Your thoughts are so true my friend - we can be our biggest obstacle!! Thank you for sharing your art and your heart - you are a blessing and are in my praters! {{{hugs}}}

Ann Whitfield said...

Utterly beautiful and elegant! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Janet said...

Such an elegant beauty! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.

Janet xx