Sunday, September 12, 2010

Abundant Blessings...

Happy Sunday!


The challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is brought to us by our own PeggySue, who has chosen John 10:10 as our scripture for the week.
"I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly."


PeggySue's challenge to us this week is to:
"Use real or faux stitching, etc., somewhere on our card or project."
I love faux stitching, and as you can see, I've added it everywhere!
(Faux stitching, very abundantly!)



As our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp, I've chosen to use an image that can be found at their fabulous on-line store. You can find C.C. Designs, Nora on a Swing, here. I thought this image was perfect for depicting an abundant life. What could be better than spending an afternoon in all of God's beauty swinging in the breeze, with beautiful butterflies, leaves, and blue skies all around you?


I like to think that when the scripture above refers to having life more abundantly, it's almost like a life 'upgrade'.
For example, we can go to the car dealer on the corner, and purchase a 1970 pickup truck for $100. It will probably get us to our location. However, if we could buy a 2011 Lincoln MKZ for that same $100, it would still get us to our location, but we'd have a bit comfier, and probably much more enjoyable and reliable ride to our destination!
When we are born, we are given life, but when we accept Christ into our lives, our life becomes much more abundant.


Thanks, PeggySue, for really giving me some food for thought this week. This was a very interesting verse when studied from beginning to end.

For this week's full devotional by PeggySue, and for all of the challenge details, please visit the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.
Hugs and Blessings,
Patti J.
Supplies Used: Bazzill Cardstock, EK Success Border Punch, C.C. Designs Image, Ribbon and Flowers from Michael's, Koh-I-Noor Colored Pencils and LOMS, Zig Millenium Pen for 'stitching'.

19 comments:

Suzanne said...

This card is absolutely beautiful! Great work Patti!

Glittered Paws said...

Aw - how sweet and love all the faux stitching. The little girl is just as sweet as can be. Again perfection.

STAMPING SAM said...

Love this card! The softness of the pink and blue work so well to make a peaceful/happy card. Thanks for getting my Sundays started with such great inspiration!

Patti said...

This is so precious! Love the image, the scalloped border, the roses, the faux stitching... guess you could say I love your card! Have a great day GF!

Sue W said...

What an adorable image Patti! Those roses are the perfect touch!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Sweet image and card Patti! I love all your faux stitiching!!

Miesje said...

Oh my gosh - how cute she is! That is an adorable card! I really like what you wrote - I will take the 2011 Lincoln too! :-)

Carolyn King said...

that is beautiful. LOVE all your faux stitching detail!

Becky said...

This is adorable, love the colors and those gorgeous little flowers. Have a blessed day.

Dawn said...

Such a positive way to start the day!
Adorable image with such cute details.
Great faux stitching

Grace said...

Hi Patti! Oh this is just the cutest and Love the abundant faux stitching!!! Your image is colored to perfection!!! Thanks for sharing your heart as well! I'm so glad you have joined our team!!! Have a great week!
Hugs,
Grace

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Patti!! I so love Nora and your color scheme and design. You so rocked the faux stitching my friend. Stunning!! I always enjoy reading your posts where you share your faith and your heart.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful! Ties in with the verse wonderfully. Thanks for sharing your talents!

Terri J said...

This is adorable! Love the sweet image, and your coloring on this is amazing! Love all of the faux stitching!

Amy Johnson said...

Such a sweet and pretty card! I love all the faux stitching.

kssdesigns said...

Such detail! Beautiful!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Patti - this card is just so adorable! I love that image and those gorgeous colours - Everything about this is perfect! Your image is perfect for this challenge - I remember the feeling of being a child on a swing - and have been know to experience it as an adult! LOL! Thanks for sharing Patti! {{{hugs}}}

Pam S. said...

this is adorable Patti! LOVE the pink and blue and the gingham ribbon and she is colored so cute too! Just charming!
Pam Going Postal

Nina said...

just adorable, I will have to check out that blog, sounds like one I would really enjoy!