Sunday, November 13, 2011

Giving Thanks: 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Brrr... It was unusually cool this weekend here in sunny Florida - I loved it!  Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ for another challenge based on scripture!

This week sweet Traci is our hostess and the verse she chose is  from 1 Thessalonians 5:18. Be sure to stop by our home page to read her devotion.
"Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."
Giving thanks, do we remember to give thanks for everything? Yes, even the storms that pass through our lives. Some are small little rain showers that slow us down a bit, and others are hurricanes or blizzards that can throw us into a tailspin. We do still give thanks, for it is the storms that make us stronger and help us to cling to our God even more! So, thank you Father for the ups and downs and for standing with me through them all!

The challenge this week is to create a card or project that depicts gratitude...it can be an image of something you are grateful for, a scripture that evokes your gratitude, or it can be a card made especially for a person you would like to thank this time of year. I love this image from TCM, she is really holding spring flowers - but with the magic of fall colored Flower Soft it became a fall arrangement. Perfect for a fall thank you card.

I used the Midnight Madness sketch this time!

Our sponsor this week is 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!






Recipe: 
Stamps: TCM - Little Frieda's Flowers
Paper: Gina K - Cranberry Tart and White
Designer Paper: GKD exclusive DP
Other: FlowerSoft, Spellbinder dies, ribbon, brads, button and MS leaf punch

Challenges:
Midnight Madness - Sketch
2 Sisters - #65 Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts  -  Be Thankful
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle -  Thank you (Thanksgiving)
Card Makin' Mamas -  thankful
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Corrosive Challenges -  Give Thanks
Sentimental Sundays -  Thanksgiving/ Thank you
Sparkles Forum - Autumn 

16 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a beautifully written post Miesje!! It is true we often forget to thank God in all things,even during the rough patches of our lives.

Such a darling card!! Love the image and the added texture!! Beautiful coloring and design!!
hugs,
Chris
Have a great week!!

Becky said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and the use of the flower soft is so perfect.

Tracy said...

Great card! I love the use of the Flower Soft; it really makes it pop. Thank you for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts this week!

Marge said...

LOVE that darling image, your fabulous coloring and gorgeous Flower Soft bouquet. Thanks again for sharing your card with us at My Sheri Crafts!

Traci M said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I do agree that the storms of life make us cling to God...although sometimes those storms seem to last so long!! What a sweetie image, and the addition of flower soft makes it really special!! I wish you a beautiful week, friend...and thanks for the encouragement this week!!

Linda said...

This is so sweet. I love the flower soft. What a great idea.
Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.
I am having a give away at my blog and I would like to invite you to join in.
Thanks,
LInda
Scrapcat Cards by Linda

Regan said...

Sweet card! Love the deckle cut image panel and the grommet tag that your sentiment is stamped on! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Give Thanks"! :)
{hugs}
Regan

Peggysuez said...

I love what you did with the flower soft. So lovely! That is a beautiful, sweet image and you did it justice. Wishing you a blessed week.

Tameko said...

Beautiful card. Nice design & colors. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.

America said...

What a sweet and lovely take on the MMSC sketch! Beautiful reminder, thank you! Great use of flower soft. Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge Blog. Good luck on the draw and hope to see you playing again next week too! :)

Ciska said...

Lovely colour combo and great image. Thanks for sharing it with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

Jacq said...

Hi there,
Gorgeous Autumn Card!!! Love the adorable image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is just perfect. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

P.G. Lamb said...

What an adorable image! Great interpretation of the card sketch! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Calypso's Crafts said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the colors and the flocking!! Perfect for the Thanksgiving holiday!!

Thanks for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays.

Hugs,
Calypso

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love the FlowerSoft - it looks great!

fatmi said...

The bunch of flower and the flower circle on the little girl head are fantastic.

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