Sunday, November 21, 2010

Give thanks to the Lord


Hello everyone! With Sunday comes another Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge!
Today our hostess is the sweet and talented Miesje. For this week's Scripture, Miesje chose

Psalm 107:1 "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; His love endures forever."

Miesje's Challenge: create a card/project showing thankfulness to God.

I have to say I was happy when Miesje chose this Scripture and challenge, because it seems like every year, the Christmas decorations and toys appear earlier and earlier in the stores, and Thanksgiving just gets lost in the Christmas rush! It's interesting that in Romans 1, where we read that difficult passage that talks about God's wrath on unbelief and how eventually He "gives them over" to a depraved the top of the list of sins, is the sin of ungratefulness. Rom. 1:21 ""For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened." I think we live in times where people are arrogant and when they have much, they tend to think it's because "they have earned it"... and few people stop to give God thanks, for even their ability to earn anything is a gift from Him! Really, we ought to thank God every day for everything we have, for life itself and all that He has done for us!

So with Thanksgiving coming this week here in the US, I thought I'd use this bountiful fruit bowl and Thanksgiving verse from Our Daily Bread designs. The image is from Fruit of the Spirit. The verse is from Give Thanks. I used this week's Midnight Madness Sketch
80 and the colors were inspired by this week's Shabby Tearoom Challenge photo. Aren't these colors yummy? I used the new BasicGrey Curio dp, Bazzil for my base and colored the image with Copics. I spritzed it all with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Honey Dew Mist. Love the sparkle... wish you could see it! The flowers are Primas and were a gift from a dear friend! The lace is vintage seam binding from a thrift store. I fell in love with the vintage wrapping around it, but it worked perfectly for this color challenge.

Our Sponsor this week is Seredipity Stamps ! We want to thank them for their generous donation and support of Stampin Sisters in Christ! Check out their store for a beautiful selection of stamps!

For more inspiration, please visit my dt sisters:

Chris, Linda, Peggysue (off this week), Randi, Meisje, Rebecca, Lisa (off this week), Patti

For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

I am adding this to the following challenges:
Cinema Saturday - a hint of lace
Crafty Emma - lovely lace
Tellen's Place (1 entry) - give thanks
Daring Cardmakers - 3 of something (Roses)
Raise The Bar - grateful
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Hodge Podge Shop - anything goes
Paper Romance - your favorite things (Roses, lace)
Shirley2Girls - thanks and leaves
Freshly Brewed - show off your style
Sisterhood of Crafters - thankful
Stampin' Royalty - patterned paper
Creative Card Crew - give thanks
Paper Take Weekly - autumn colors
Crazy Challenge - thank you or thanksgiving


Miesje said...

Oh Grace, this is so very pretty. I totally agree with you about Thanksgiving (giving thanks) gets lost amid the early Christmas frenzy. Blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Grace. This is so beautiful with lots of gorgeous colours. I love your design, and the lace with the flowers, are just the most perfect finishing touch.
Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and hope to see you again.Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Becky said...

Grace this is beautiful, love the colors and those gorgeous flowers.
Your insight on the Word is so true. hugs..:)

Jennie said...

Grace, this is just beautiful!!! Love the colors and your coloring is amazing. great job on all of the challenges. It wouldn't bother me a bit if there weren't any Christmas ads until the first of December...Thanksgiving is just lost in the mix.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is lovely Grace and your colours are super. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


Shelley said...

Hi Grace. Your card is so pretty. I love how elegant it looks. Thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop. Hope to see you back. Shelley :D

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

This is so beautiful Grace and your coloring is perfect. You sure did cover a lot of challenges with this one! God bless.

Chris said...

Your card is beautiful, it's perfect for this time of year.
I don't know where you live but that view out your window is beautiful.
thanks for joining us at S2G.

Riet said...

So wonderful card Grace,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the flowers.

Hugs Riet.x

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!

Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Your style is great!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Autumn Mist said...

I love your comments on here, as well as your beautiful card.

MaxineD said...

This is one yummy card, Grace - love that peachy colour which you have picked up from the dp and used for all the accents.

Saskia said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Daring Cardmakers!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow what a beautiful card! I love all of your fine details especially that lovely sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the midnight Madness.

Karen said...

Very nice, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

marcelle schauer said...

Grace I just adore the colors and the layout of this card. The flowers really rock this card. wonderful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are gorgeous Grace!! I just love your coloring of this image and your colors!! Beautiful take on this week's challenge and verse.

Joynana said...

Wonderful, love the colors. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Mickie said...

Another beautiful one Grace, your colors are so gorgeous.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Grace - ths it absolutely gorgeous! I love the collours and all of the details you have uised - those roses are divine - what a fabulous take on this weeks SSIC Grace and on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC and MMSC Design Teams

ake on this weeks SSIC Grace and

Debbie said...

Very pretty, Grace! Thank so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Joan Ervin said...

What a lovely design, Grace...your coloring is sooo gorgeous and I love the scripture!!! The colors and flowers are beautiful, too!!!

Floweret said...

Adoralble card and style of course. Very fun that you joined the show off your style challenge at fresh brewed designs, keep up the good work and see you soon again I hope!

Diane said...

This is a lovely card, Grace with great design and colouring! Thank you for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Diane x

JazzyH said...


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This creation is just stunning Grace! Your coloring is beautiful and layout perfect!!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! Hope to see you again real soon!

ona_i_ja said...

Grace, your card is stunning!
Thanks for joining us at CCC this challenge.
Good Luck.

Terry Oulboub said...

What a magnificent card with the lovely papers and beautiful lace that coordinates with it. Even lovelier are those magnificent flowers! I love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Give Thanks" challenge. :~)

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A beautiful card with a great colour scheme.Love the colouring of the images. Love those peachy roses and that touch of lace. Thankyou for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back in the new year

Connie M. said...

Grace, this is just sooo beautiful! You have colored this image to the "T", and I so love the pretty flowers down the side! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!


Lisa B said...

Grace your card is colored perfectly and just beautiful! Thanks for sharing if with us over at the Sisterhood!

Debi said...

Love it Grace! Thank your for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Pati said...

Wow! Wonderful, tasty, colors, I love that orangish shade with that green. Pretty flowers and love how you accented them with the lace. Love the fruity image and paired with that verse : )

Melisa Waldorf said...

Oh how true this is Grace. Thank you for your lovely words of truth and reminding us not to get so busy that we forget to thank the One who love us and supplies all that we need. I know I am guilty and have recently tried to re-access where I am and re-prioritize. Beautiful card as well and I love the rose down the side with the lace coming off of them. So pretty!

Rosemary said...

beautiful, beautiful card!! thank you for the sweet comment today!! happy thanksgiving!!

Heather said...

beautiful flowers, beautiful lace, beautiful sentiment beautiful card!

Thanks for sharing your STYLE at Freshly Brewed Challenges!

Jóna said...

Super great card, love it !

Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again.

I am posting this to all those I comment on, so you might have got this before, if so I hope it’s ok to get it again :D
I am one of the DT members at DDSB and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP “Fan’s of Digi Doodle Shop” and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

Ann English said...

Such a stunning card and perfect message! Thank you for joining us this week at S2G. Happy Thanksgiving!

Judy Applegarth said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for joing us at S2G. Hope to see you in future challenges.

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a lovely Thank You card! Thanks very much for joining us at Tellen's Place, and good luck!

Judy Rozema said...

Grace, this is just gorgeous! I love those flowers! I love coming to see what you create! Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Romance!

Vicky said...

Totally gorgeous card love the sentiment.
Thank you for joining in our challenge this week at CES Challenges.

Hugs Vicky xx

Traci S. said...

Dear Grace~~

You tell it like it is, my Sister-in-Christ! That is one of the things I really admire about you! And, it is so true!

This card is SO beautiful. I love this image, and the coloring is fabulous. (I really like that color of the grapes!) The dp is gorgeous as is your use of lace, the roses look as if they were scooped off of someone's wedding cake! Beautiful! I like how the Scripture is LARGE and not hidden.

Thanks for sharing, Grace!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

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Only 41 more card sets needed before December 2nd!
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Julie said...

Lovely card and sentiment! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week. Juliexx

kaylou said...

aahh this is such a gorgeous card thanks for joining our lovely lace challenge at CES challenges.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Ms. Jen said...

Those papers go wonderfully with your coloring. Thanks for joining us at The Hodge Podge Shop this week!

Hugs - Jen

Jessica L said...

This is gorgeous! I love those flowers and of course the scripture you used. You're right. Thanksgiving has gotten lost in the shuffle of holidays and to many it has simply become "turkey day." Very sad indeed. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at The Hodge Podge Shop! Hope you join us again soon.