Sunday, August 30, 2009

I Love Lucy?

Happy Sunday everyone! Today is the beginning of our second challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Lorie Ames is our hostess, and she chose as the inspiration scripture a verse from Song of Solomon (aka Song of Songs NIV), "I am my lover's and my lover is mine; he browses among the lilies." Song of Solomon 6:3.

I have to admit that I've never read Solomon's Song of Songs, so I reached for my Bible to get a sense of what this book is about. I have the NIV Study Bible, and found the interpretation that "...the Song [may] belong to Biblical wisdom literature and that it is wisdom's description of an amorous relationship. The Bible speaks of both wisdom and love as gifts of God, to be received with gratitude and celebration. This understanding of the Song contrasts with the long-held view that the Song is an allegory of the love relationship between God and Israel, or between Christ and the church, or between Christ and the soul (though the [New Testament] nowhere quotes from or even alludes to the Song)."

I do believe that wisdom and love ARE gifts of God, to be received with gratitude and celebration. And not just amorous love, but the love of friends and family, too. Love IS a precious gift to be savored and treasured, honored and respected. Imagine the love you feel for your husband, partner, child or friend. Now imagine that love magnified beyond your comprehension and reflected onto you. That, my friends, is the greatest love of all... the love our Lord has for each and every one of us...unconditionally...every day...every moment...forever and ever. Amen!

Lorie's challenge is to make a card for your spouse/significant other to show how much you love him/her, but you can also make a card for a friend or family member you love, too. What matters is that you show someone some love through your love for papercrafting! And there's another great prize in store for the winner of this week's challenge... a 6 x 6 pad of new Cosmo Cricket paper donated byLimelight Papercrafts! Yowser!

Okay, did anyone get that for my card, I'm going for the I Love Lucy look? LOL! I probably didn't make "Lucy's" hair red enough, and perhaps "Desi" is looking a little grey. Oh well, what the heck! I think it turned out kinda cute anyway! I followed the Farm Fresh Friday Sketch #6.

The image is, of course, by The Greeting Farm and is in digital form for instant gratification! This one is called 50's Sweetheart. I paper pieced "Lucy's" dress and hair bow. How, you might ask, was I able to do that with a digi image? Well, all you need to do is print the image first on regular computer paper. Then tape a piece of your patterned paper over the image (be sure that the tape isn't actually on your image, but on the sides), and then run the paper through your printer again. Peel the printed patterned paper off the computer paper, cut out the image, and voila!

While you're there (buying your own digi image, of course!) check out the sneek peek of what's coming to The Greeting Farm in November (see the new store banner)! And check out the three newest digi images, Anya Tennis, Catcher and Soccer! CAAAA-UUUTE! There's also another new release coming up soon. Jump over to the TGF blog for sneek peeks and a chance to win some major blog candy! I know I'll be there!!! Could I possibly be lucky enough to win twice????

Thanks for stopping by today, my friends. And be sure to go and show the people you love how much you treasure their love every day!


Patti J. said...

Hi Lisa - This card is SO much fun! Love it! Hope you are okay sweeite - I miss you!

Summerthyme Studio said...

And I LOVE your card Lisa!!! You've been a busy lady since I've had the chance to blog hop! Great works!


Cindy Haffner said...

Oh way to darling!!!

Irina said...

Lisa, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!! Great interpretation of the challenge!! And, of course, I love the polka dots and they way you paper pieced Lucy's dress!!!
:) Irina

Stamp and Smile said...

Well, I just had to take a peak before supper... :) I'm SO LOVING this card! I like red and black... such a perfect take on the I Love Lucy theme. I can see it! :) And the white polka-dots work so well together. I'll be back for more... I sent you an e-mail too!! SMILES girlfriend! :)

Cat said...

I LOVE your card! And Yes, it does remind me of "I Love Lucy!" Two years ago I had an I Love Lucy party. It was on Valentine's Day weekend. The dress code was 50's or a Lucy character. My friend, Georgia (Gram's Place) found a Lucy costume at Oriental Trading. It was adorable. We watched episodes of Lucy and played a trivia game. We laughed so much and had rally good food, too. Makes me want to have another Lucy party. Thanks for a stroll down memory lane!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is soooo sweet Lisa - love all the spots and dots - just gorgeous!

Marianne said...

Love this card. I'm an I Love Lucy fan, and have a few of the seasons on DVD. The card is stunning!

Kristine said...

OH NO I DI'NT!! I can't believe I didn't comment on this one yet!?!! LOL. This is one of my ALL-TIME favorite cards Lisa! Maybe it's the polka-dots--LOVE THOSE! Maybe it's those super adorable GF images?!! OR... maybe it's because it kinda looks like ME & MY HUBBY!! LOLOL. Just kidding. I used to watch I love Lucy. You ROCKED this challenge. Hope your hubby liked it :)