Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hello: James 2: 18, 19

The holiday weekend is over (and it was wonderful) and now it is the wonderful lazy days of summer. Being a teacher has summer vacation as a huge benefit! I am so glad you could join us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture!

This week sweet Rebekka is our hostess and the verse she chose this week is James, chapter 2 verses 18 and 19.
"But someone will say, "You have faith, and I have works". Show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe and tremble. "
It goes together, faith and doing good. In a way I am very selfish - it makes ME feel good to help others and to do things at the church and for those less fortunate. Not everyone shows their faith in the same way - so I do caution myself to not let this verse lead me to judge another persons faith by their works. For me - it goes together.

I made a very simple card today. Something that "works" for me is paper piecing. I use that technique a lot. I also like to use my scraps and the pieced sections were all scraps that were laying on my craft table. This card is simple for me, but it worked. 

The challenge for this week is to do "what works for you" use your favorite item for stamping, it could be a stamp, embossing folder, favorite spellbinder shape.
Our sponsor this week is our ever faithful Simon Says Stamps with an adorable 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: Sending you Sunshine by TCM
Paper: GinaK Kraft
Designer Paper: scraps
Other: Scorepal

2 Sisters - Summer Fun
Crazy 4 Challenges - Summer Themed
Allsorts - July long Free & Easy
Less Is More - One Layer Card - Something With Legs (the bird)
Alphabet Challenge -  J just for one word 



Becky said...

Good morning Meisje!! This is adorable. I love this image and how you layered it.
Have a great week.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Hi Miesje!! What a great reminder with the scripture. Your card is beautiful! Love the coloring on a already colored background and the simple beauty. Have a great weekend!

Peggysuez said...

That is such a cute use of that stamp set, such a cheerful card! Great color choices too. Wishing you a blessed week.

Beryl K said...

Great card
Beryl x

Kristine said...

Morning Miesje *Ü* Love your super cute paper-pieced card!! Very colorful and... CUTE! I love that technique too. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!! We're enjoying the nice weather and taking the boat to the lake after church today. Aahhh *Ü*

ninarsku said...

just supercute card!

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Chrissie said...

This is a really pretty card.. the bee has legs too... and more of them!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Oh I just love your paper pieced card! I think this image just screems to be paper pieced! Loce the scoring and how that defines the image beautifully! Hoping and praying for great days ahead for you all! Enjoy the time off and enjoy that beautiful lake!!!

Debby said...

Very nice card!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, beautiful card, lovely delicate colouring too, Gay xxx

Kathyk said...

Super - loving these kraft card projects


Janet Katz said...

Uh-oh. I'm in love. I adore Kraft paper, paper piecing, and lots of empty space to make the image pop. You really nailed this so well! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!

Mandi said...

Whilst your card is beautiful
our challenge this week is for the card to be one in just a single card base, no additional layers. your matting looks so effective but excludes you from any showCASing or prize for the month
Great to see your work

Thank you so much
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

MariLynn said...

This is so pretty. I love the little blue bird on the banner. I was driving with my daughters today and we saw a little blue bird that looked almost like this one. It was sitting on a wire over a gate.

Sonia said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Great Job!
Thanks for joining us at ALPHABET CHALLENGE BLOG this week.
Good Luck!

Kary said...

Hi Miesje! What a lovely card!! Great job with the paper-piecing, it looks great on the kraft cardstock. Thanks for your sharing too. I do agree with you that faith and doing good goes together. Have a lovely day!