Sunday, May 13, 2012

Grateful: Genesis 6:20

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there. This is my first Mother's Day without my mother - I miss her. Yet with missing her I thank God for the wonderful relationship we had and am grateful for every moment we had together. I know she is smiling down at me now! Welcome back for another challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!



This week the wonderful Peggysue is our challenge hostess and brings us the  verse from Genesis 6:20.

"Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive."
I have to be honest here - I do not like bugs and have been known to not keep a few of them alive. However, I know how much animals, especially pets, mean to people. They are often like one of the family. This past week my son and his wife lost their 15 year old dog, Sammy. They have 4 children (youngest was born last week) and Sammy was like their first child. They got her right after they met. It was very sad. I know many of you can relate to that kind of relationship. In fact Kris just lost her cat this past week too, another long time family member. We Christians love to love - whether it be people and/or animals. We are called to that: in 1 John 4:7 it says, "Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God."
 
This card was made with some adorable digital images from Doodle Pantry. Aren't these ants adorable? Even I like these bugs! I colored the images with Copics and used a Sakura glitter pen to add some sparkle.

The challenge this week is; Use any type of animal, bird or bug in your creation.

This week our sponsor is Doodle Pantry with 3 digis to choose

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: Doodle Pantry 
Paper: GDK - White, SU Gray
Designer Paper:Basic Grey  - sugar rush
Other: Spellbinder dies, copics, brads, flower, ribbon

Challenges:  
BasicGrey ChallengesAnything goes
Craft Your Days Away  - All Creatures Great and Small

10 comments:

Diane said...

Miesje, first...my heart goes out to you as you spent the first Mother's Day without your mother. I remember clearly the fresh pain of my first Father's Day without dad (this June will be the second one), but you are right...it IS a comfort to know where they are and to imagine what they are now experiencing in their real home. It helps...but still our hearts ache to see them. So grateful that we will...in the blink of an eye!

Secondly, your card is so cute. Love these little critters too, when they are decorating a card and not lining up on the kitchen counter! You did a fabulous job of showcasing them. Love your presentation and coloring. Just such a cute card.

Have a blessed week, sweet friend!

ScrappySandie said...

Hi Miesje! Such a cute card! Those fun-lovin' little ants are adorable! And I like your pretty flower that goes perfectly with the background. Blessings to you and yours! Have a great week!
Sandie

Helen said...

I'm so sorry you've lost your mom. I hope you have an abundence of great memories of her! I'm also sorry about the loss of your "grand-pet".
Your card is adorable! These little ants look like they are having too much fun! Have a blessed week! ~H

Traci M said...

Miesje, I am so sorry for the ache of missing your Mom. I am sure she must have been so special, as you are a beautiful example of Christ's love, and that had to partly be due to your Mother.
And I am so with you on bugs, I just can't get excited over anything "buggy," but you did a great job on this and love the sentiment you chose for this adorable card!!
Love and hugs to you...Have a blessed week!!

Becky said...

So sorry about your mom. But be blessed with all the wonderful years of memories.
Wonderful card. I hate bugs too, but these digis are always so adorable.

Kristine said...

Cute card Miesje!! I still do love Doodle Pantry images. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day and that you're having a wonderful visit with your new grandbaby!! Hugs, Kris

Kristine said...

Cute card Miesje!! I still do love Doodle Pantry images. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Mother's Day and that you're having a wonderful visit with your new grandbaby!! Hugs, Kris

Lovely Linda said...

Awww Miesje - you are in my prayers Sistah - Mother's Day without your Mum would be so hard - God bless you. Your family are blessed to have a beautiful Mum like you....love this card and those adorable ants - way too cute! I am sorry to hear about your son's dog too! Thanks for all the love and support you give my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Peggysuez said...

So sorry you felt the ache of that first Mother's Day without you r Mom, she must have been. A special lady. Cute card, bugs on paper like this one are my favorite kind!

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card Miesje. I love the paper that you used and the flowers. Those ants look happy to be on your card!