Sunday, October 2, 2011

Grateful: Galatians 5:22-23

Happy Sunday, I am so glad you could join us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture! It arrived - cool weather is here and oh how lovely it is!

This week Kris is the hostess and the verse she chose is from Galatians 5:22-23a. Be sure to stop by our home page to read her wonderful testimony. 

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."
Fruits of the Spirit - such a wonderful array of good qualities. Sometimes some are ones I have to work on more than others. Sometimes specific ones are very visible in others too. Right now I am really working of the gift of patience. I want my wonderful husband to be all better NOW! I know he is going to be getting better but the waiting for it is not not always easy.

The challenge this week is  to create a card / project that uses fruit or vegetables either in stamp or charm or designer paper.

This card was fun! I won those apple dies last year and had not used them yet so when I saw this challenge I knew I was going to use them. I colored the wonderful basket with apples with Copics, cut them out and placed them on the apple. Added a bit of twine and a few more leaves. I also cut out a piece of paper just smaller than the card and sponged around it with some Maple Distress Ink. I like the result.

Our sponsor this week is a $15 gift certificate to Clear Dollar Stamps.

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: Autumn Splendor - GinaK Designs, Blessings
Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Vanilla
Designer Paper: Old School - Pinkpaislee Paper
Other: Spellbinders Apple Die - twine


Easy Craft Projects - Fall or Thanks
Marks Finest Papers -Use Polka Dots
Totally Papercrafts - Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Die cuts and/or a punches
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - fall colors
Freshly Brewed - Autumn
I Brake For Challenges - Fall
Inky Impressions - punches or dies
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Alota Rubber Stamps - Fruits
Artistic StampersAutumnal Colors
Emerald Faerie GardenPunches/ Dies


Kristine said...

MOrning Miesje! Wow, what a wonderful gift to WIN! I didn't even know Spellbinders made Apple dies, lol... they sure are CUTE and perfect for this challenge!! Love your li'l basket-o-apples on there too.

I'm sure this whole situation with your hubby has been a testing of patience amongst other fruits as well... have been praying for peace for you both and that the good Lord restores him to full health very soon! Thank you for sharing your story with us so we can lift you and the family up in prayer and also be blessed by your testimony thru it all.

I've been reading a book by Dr. David Jeremiah (I listen to him on the radio) called "When your world falls apart", he wrote it after he went through cancer about the things he learned. Some advice he gives is to "Count your blessings, name them one by one" ... that one daily act can lift your spirits and keep you from a downward spiral spiritually. I pray the Lord will just shower you and Jerry with blessings this week and the weeks ahead and may you know the joy and peace He wants for you both to have.


Winnie and Patty said...

This is such a cute apple card. I love how you cut the apples for the background, especially the polka dotted one! Very creative! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Lagene said...

Wonderful apple card! I love how you used the die for the background! Will be praying for you & your hubby!

Ria said...

lovely card :) thanks for joining the Inky Impressions Challenge this week.Thanks for joining Alota Rubberstamps challenge and thanks for joining the Totally Papercrafts challenge ;) Hope you return :)
hugs Ria

Marie said...

Adorable card! Love the layering...

Thank you for participating in the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge!

Ravengirl said...

What a pretty card! I think your apple shapes are just perfect here!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) perfect image and the apple shapes are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the TPC and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

My dearest friend...I know life has been so difficult for you and Jerry lately with his cancer, the treatments and side affects he goes through, and the loss of your Mom. I am praying for you and know that He is with you even in the times you feel less patient. I too have been lacking in patience not understanding why it is taking so long for our house to be sold so Scott can take that job in Virginia. I know it is nothing like what you are and have been going through. My prayers are with you!!

I have admired your ability to continue with the challenges and sharing faith despite what you have been going through. That is a God given gift and talent to you and a true witness and blessing to others. Sending you hugs. I pray God's blessings be with you and your husband and that He will carry you through these tough times!!

Your card is so pretty with the apples and your cut out apples are too creative. Beautiful!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Patience isn't my long suit either. (sigh)

Brilliant idea to use the die cuts as the mat to your image! Apples are among my favorite images to color... and fruit to eat!

You and Jerry are constantly in prayer.

Love and hugs,

Sheryl said...

I love that you put your beautifully colored image on that wonderful diecut apple! It makes me want to go apple picking! I need to go before its too late!
Your card is lovely!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed for our "Fall/Autumn" challenge.
Hugs, Sheryl

AnItA mArIe said...

wow lovely card,i love apples..
thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX

Brenda said...

Miesje this is beautiful!! I love those die cut apples. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

I have been thinking of you my friend and hope all is going okay for you and your dear hubby.


Shelby Goolsby said...

This is adorable! I love how you used the able cut out. Thanks for joining us at Inky impressions.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - how clever are you to ise the Apple Die - it is perfect! I love your beautifully coloured image too!! You and your DH are in my prayers Mieje - thank God for God and the peace we have in HIM! {{{hugs}}}

Tamie said...

Glad you won them because you created a wonderful card with them. Love learning about the Fruit of the Spirit. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty CHicks.

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation thank you for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just adorable. I love your apple die cuts as the backdrop to this wonderfully colored image. You have me wanting to go pick some apples now. Just beautiful. Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Friends "Dots" Challenge. It is a delight to visit and see your creative way your used your dots. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week.

Bear Hugs,

Artyjen said...

Looks good enough to eat! Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper :)
xoxo Sioux

Alice Wertz said...

this is so sweet! lovely autumn card!

Joey said...

Fabulous card, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Your card is just adorable! I LOVE the apple die cuts! I had not seen it before and can't believe you won it!!! Praying for you and your dear hubby... I know you are going through the trials now and praying our Lord upholds you and undergirds you with an extra measure of strength and peace!!!

Traci M said...

Miesje, your card is so cute with your apples and the basket is colored up so beautifully!!
I know having your husband sick and not his usual self is difficult...and it is a trial in patience!! Praise God you are not alone, and Jesus is closer than a prayer...I will be keeping you both in prayer as well!!

Rene' Sharp said...

This is just so perfect for our challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us at Crafting for All Seaons. Smiles, Rene' :)

Lori said...

Very cute card! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week:)

Jules said...

Wow your card is Gorgeous Thanks for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden challenge Blog.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Fabulous card - those apple dies look amazing.
Thanks for joining our 'autumn' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Nela said...

Totally adorable!
Thanks for joining in on the
Emerald Faerie Garden challenge
Hugs Nela

Designing with Debbie said...

Pretty card. I love the different size apples you used, and your polka dots are perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Alison Horne said...

Love the apples within apples, great composition.x

Wendy said...

What a pretty card! Very pretty design!

Hugs and prayers for you and your family!

Thank you for joining us over at The Paper Crafting Journey!