Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sending Blessings: Isaiah 1:18

Happy Sunday - this is the day the Lord has made - let us rejoice and be glad in it.  I am so glad you could join us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture!

This week our wonderful Lisa is our hostess and the verse she chose is Isaiah 1:18. Be sure to stop by our home page to read her wonderful devotion.
"'Come now, and let us reason together,’ says the Lord. ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool.’”
Is it not amazing that our sins, no matter what they might be, can be wiped away - our souls can be as clean and white as snow. Do we do that with our brothers and sisters in Christ? With our spouses, our children, our parents, or co-workers? It is not easy to "forgive and forget" when someone has hurt us especially someone we love. Yet that is what we, as Christians, are called to do. Just as I ask God to forgive me my sins and know that He will forgive AND forget so must I forgive those who hurt me. Easy to recite that prayer - more difficult to actually live it. So this week forgive AND forget some transgression against you. Think about it, pray about it and then - forget about it. That is a goal for me this week - care to join me? 
 

The challenge this week is to use fall colors in your creation: crimson, orange and gold (or similar).

I was in the mood for a sketch challenge so I found a great sketch at CPS. The most difficult thing about this card was the cutting. It was different for me to use kraft - I do not use it often enough! 

Our sponsor this week is Lily of the Valley with a 10 pound gift card from her store!

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!






Recipe: 
Stamps: GKD - Basket Additions, Spring Basket and Basket Blessings
Paper: Gina K - kraft, SU - rust
Designer Paper: Cosmo Matilda (scraps left over from last year!)
Other: Cuttlebug Folder and a few pearls, Copics to color

Challenges:

CPS: Sketch (which I was too late for!)
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Sweet Stampin - must Stamp - Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. Colour Combo 
MFP - Speedy the Cat - Use your scraps -   

13 comments:

Becky said...

What a wonderful card Miesje, love how you paper pieced this.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how beautiful Miesje!! I just love your paper piecing, the basket and your colors with the kraft!!

What a well written devotional and point. I will certainly join you my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Wendy Zick said...

Lovely card! I love the layers and texture.

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week.

Susan xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

loved your post - a loving and beautiful challenge...will be joining you

great use of scraps!!!
thanks so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friend Challenge (-:

Grace said...

Hi Miesje! Oh your card is so pretty! I love the craft base and the basket image... and the paper piecing is perfect! Loved reading your thoughts today and yes, I will join you! I got hit with a BIG surprise that was revealed to me this week that did require that conscious decision to forgive it and forget it! There's such cleansing in that! Thanks so much for these thoughts!

Still praying for you and yours my friend!!!!
hugs,
Grace

Krafty Kows said...

Hello, A beautiful card. Thank you for joingin us over at C.R.A.F.T. Good luck. Jeanette

Paddington fan said...

Gorgeous Fall card!! Thank you for joining our colour challenge at CRAFT this week and hope to see you again soon, love Jacky x

Dora said...

Very nice, love the sketch and colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

Wishcraft said...

Great card, love the colours. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

Janeen said...

Your paper piecing turned out so nicely balanaced. Thanks for playing in Speedy the Cats challenge to use scraps.

glassgraffitix2 said...

This is a REALLY BEAUTIFUL CARD!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - I always love to come and read your insights and be inspired by your creations! I love the way you have used Kraft - divine! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}