Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Child: Philippians 4:8

Hello Sunday! I do believe that this is my favorite day of the week for several reasons. We usually attend, and often participate in, (reader, cantor, Eucharistic minister) Mass on Saturday Nights so Sunday is a day of rest for us. I also enjoy being a part of another challenge based on scripture at  Stampin' Sisters in Christ!
This week the ever lovely Linda is our hostess and the verse she chose is  from Philippians - chapter 4 verse 8. Be sure to stop by our home page to read her devotion on the scripture this week. 

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." 

Oh Linda, love this verse, everything about it spoke to me of a child. Truth, honesty, just, pure, lovely; those are such wonderful words that evoke such warm feelings in me especially when I am holding a baby or being hugged by one of our grandchildren. They know how to love! Some adults could learn from their example.

I am so lucky to be able to work in a Catholic school where 8 of my grandchildren attend - I get their hugs in the halls whenever we come across one another. Their love truly is pure! I found the scripture verse that I used on my card at Word Art Wednesday and it made me think of when I first became a mother and when we were handed our first son (now the father of 6)! We could not have children in the physical sense so all 8 of ours were adopted and so very wanted and prayed for! Many wonderful memories were brought forth with this verse.

The challenge this week is to create a card/project true to your style - show us who you really are! Oh yes this card is me! It has scripture on it (that is me!), it is about a child, (very me!), and used patterned paper (my style of crafting). I loved this challenge!

This week's sponsor is a new sponsor to SSIC and we are so excited to have them. Be sure to visit their store at Inspired Stamps - you will love their stamps! Be sure to enter for your chance to win a $15 shopping pass to their store!
Don't forget 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: GinaK - Oh Baby
Paper: GinaK - Smokey Slate
Designer Paper: PinkPaislee - Queen Bee
Other: Ribbon, spellbinders dies, a few gems and a button

Simon Says Stamp:Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - sentiment
Lily Pad - Patterned Paper
ATCs & Cards With Attitude – Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Polka Dots
Card Patterns - sketch
MFP - 4 layers 


Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - this is a lovely card - you image is gorgeous and perfect with that sentiment from WAW! Love the colours - and your word of the heart - how blessed your family are to have you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Kary said...

What a beautiful card, Miesje!! Love the sentiment, and the pretty colours. Have a lovely weekend!! {hugs}

Betty Benton said...

Lovely card -- and how much fun to work at the school your grandchildren attend -- what a lift you must receive when you see their faces throughout the day!

Kristine said...

You are so right about this Scripture -- children are all those things and then some! ;) Your card is adorable and how exciting to have more grandbabies on the way! I love your Nestie for this verse... and your paper pieced teddy is so precious Wonderful job on all of it Miesje!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Miesje: Your card turned out SO cute - thanks for playing along in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We are so pleased to have you with us. Enjoy your Sunday!
Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
Word Art Wednesday

This Art That Heals said...

Miesje, this is beautiful. The colors, layers and textures are so pretty. I love how the polka dots on the bear and the paper really compliment each other well.
Thank you so much for using my Word Art, you captured the scripture so beautifully in the way it's cutout. Thank you for sharing this on my Word Art Wednesday challenge.

Have a great day!

Becky said...

What an adorable card Miesje, I love the colors and that scallop.

Grace said...

Miesje your card is just gorgeous! LOVE the teddy image and the pretty scalloped border, and the dp... everything is just perfect! Loved reading your thoughts on the verse! Aren't you blessed to get those sweet hugs in the halls every day!!!
hugs and blessings!

fatmonica said...

It's a lovely card.Thanks for joining us at ATCs/cards with Attitude.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and love the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude this fortnight, we hope to see you again soon xx

Pat Garvin said...

LOve your lay out and colors. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely card...story and treasure all of those hugs!! How nice!! Thanks for sharing this beauty with Speedy Fox and Friends!

MariLynn said...

What an adorable, darling card. I so enjoyed reading how this card is your style. I hope you are having a blessed week! HUGS!

Joanne said...

What a pretty card. thanks for joining in at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

Traci M said...

miesje...I love seeing these challenge cards, as they give me a peek into what makes you, you!! This card is precious and so telling of your love for children. Have a blessed week!

Traci M said...

miesje...I love seeing these challenge cards, as they give me a peek into what makes you, you!! This card is precious and so telling of your love for children. Have a blessed week!

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is such a wonderful verse! adorable card GF...just adorable!
thanks so much for playing with us at Speedy the Fox (-:

Vicky said...

Beuatiful card, love balck and yellow together. Thank you for playing with us at lilypad cards.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Oh Miesje, what a beautiful card indeed! So so love that Bible verse.
Thank you for playing along with us at Card Patterns.

Mynnette said...

I think this is beautiful!!! LOVE the colors--and I, too, love to paper piece with patterned papers! LOVE yellow--and that bow is so happy and fabulous! :)

Peggysuez said...

This is gorgeous Miesje! Love the thoughts linking the verse to a baby card, babies are wonderful aren't they?

Wishing you a blessed weekend as you serve in church!

Designing with Debbie said...

Pretty card. These colors are very complimentary. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.