Sunday, April 29, 2012

Faith: Jeremiah 17:8

Yesterday was a special day, one of our grandsons received his First Holy Communion and it was a wonderful celebration. {The card I made for him is one post down}. It is also a great day because you choose to could join us once again for a challenge based on scripture at  Stampin' Sisters in Christ


This week MariLynn is our challenge hostess and she chose this verse from Jeremiah 17:8. Be sure to read her devotion on our home page.
[Those who trust in the Lord] shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit.
This is a great verse isn't it? One of my sons called me the other day with a big life decision that he is struggling with. He wanted my advice. After listening to him list the pros and cons and after I give him some of my thoughts both for and against this job decision I told him to pray about it and the best decision would come to him if he listens to God. He poohood me about that. (yes - I pray for him constantly) I so much want him to KNOW that God will help him, that my prayers will help, he just doesn't trust in that. I really liked this sentiment because I want my loved ones to experience that trust WILL see you through anything!

I made this card using the stamps that I received from DRS Designs - I really like them! I colored the flowers and the butterfly with my Copics. I also used some glittery gel pens to add the sparkle. I took these pictures at the same time but in different parts of my back yard. The greens sure look different in the shade as opposed to the sun. I also used some of my precious BG Patterned Paper and added some ribbon. Simple but effective.

The challenge this week is; to use our green thumbs... either use green on a card/project or use an image of something planted.

Welcome to this week's sponsor, DRS Designs! They very generously donated the stamp for the DT to use for this challenge - thank you so much!

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 and have a wonderful week surrounded with God's love.





Recipe: 
Stamps: DRSDesigns  
Paper: GKD White and Black
Designer Paper: BG - A Walk in the Park
Other: Spellbinder die, Copics, ribbon, a few gems

Challenges:  
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cooking It Up With Katie - green, gorgeous, garden
Stampavie and More - Spring 


8 comments:

Becky said...

This is beautiful Miesje with the colorful butterfly and love the quote.
Hugs :)

Kristine said...

Morning Miesje :) Your card is so pretty--and I see the sparkly gel pen accents, very nice!!

I'm sure as a mom we'll never stop praying for our kids clear through their lives. If only he would trust and have faith that God wants to bless him and wants what's best for him, he would see what an awesome, caring & loving Father He is. I'll say some prayers for him as well. ((hugs))

Diane said...

Miesje...What a beautiful card--so bright and cheery. Love the shimmery touches. I smiled as I read about the call from your son. He may be absorbing more than he appears to. He DID call you and ask for your advice and that is HUGE. We never stop praying for our grown children...I think I may even pray more and harder now than when they were little. Your faith will be a lasting legacy to your children...what you say to them will be remembered. Thanks for sharing your heart and your artwork. May you be blessed and refreshed in Christ this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I have missed my dear friends at SSIC so I just had to pop in to say hi. I hope all is well!!

Gorgeous card!! Love the shimmery butterfly, your layout, and all the green!!

Have a great day!! Praying for you!
hugs,
Chris

NanaConnie said...

Great card and gorgeous butterfly, Miesje! Wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie. Hope to see you again when our new challenge starts this Wednesday..
NanaConnie DT

Traci M said...

Miesje, this is such a pretty card...love your butterfly and all the fun colors, and of course, those sunny daffodils!! :) I cherish those phone calls from our daughters, and love what Diane said...that the fact they call is huge...so hold on and keep praying, and one day we will see the power of God at work in their hearts! This is my prayer!! Lots of love and blessings to you as you serve Him this week!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Miesje - I love your card and the perfect sentiment! The shimmer is so pretty! As I read your words I am only too aware that paenting never finishes - it is ongoing and I have to say, your children are blessed to have you and Jerry in their lives - I am sure they know that! God bless you Sistah! {{{Hugs}}}

Christine said...

Beautiful coloring of the flowers. Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine