Sunday, February 7, 2010
Stampin' Sisters in Christ . . . two shall become as one
Happy Sunday stampers! It is time for another challenge from Stampin' Sisters in Christ. This week's hostess is the ever thankful and upbeat Randi, who selected this verse from Mark 10: 7-8 "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.' So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate." (NASB)
The challenge is to follow this simple formula . . . whatever you use, you should use two of that item, so two different pieces of patterned paper, two brads, two pieces of ribbon . . . going by twos. As you can see on my card I have one stamp but it has two stems for two buttons. Two pieces of different designer paper, two colored scallops beneath the central image, two decorative pins on the upper right and two words in the sentiment. (I only have one strip of ribbon but I was fuzzy from cold medicine and didn't notice until after I had glued it all together)
Our sponsor this week is the Digi-Ink Company and the winner receives three images of their choice. Please check out the home page to view Randi's thoughts on the verse she selected and also to enter your card or project using Mr. Linky. Hope you can play along this week.
My thoughts . . . two shall become one . . . this isn't always easy. Valentine's Day is coming up and it is all about hearts and flowers and romance, all the things celebrated in popular songs. That swoop! feeling you get in your insides when you first fall in love. If you're not feeling swoopy or romantic in your marriage right now, you might think something is wrong.
But what really makes a marriage is the little every day moments in those 364 days inbetween major romantic holidays. Hundreds or perhaps even thousands of daily choices we make after those swoop! feelings have faded. What are our actions or reactions? What is our tone of voice when we're tired or cranky? Do we choose to forgive, accept, move on? Do we choose to love? Because as you grow older you realize more and more that love is not an emotional gut response but a daily choice. Sometimes it does feel like hearts and flowers and sometimes it feels like you're slogging through the mud, but hang in there or enjoy the moment as the romantic moments come. Thanks for looking.
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Every Day Button Bits, Through the Trees (sentiment)
Paper: white, PTI patterned paper (hearts), random gingham pink, PTI New Leaf and Hibiscus Burst
Ink: black, PTI New Leaf
Other: pins, petite scalloped nestabilities, paper ribbon, PTI hibiscus burst buttons
P.S. I have a new post on the Women to Women Sharing Jesus blog site as well that Diane was gracious enough to put up, have a look if you get the time.