Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day my American friends! And Happy Day to everyone else!

While I am indeed proud to be an American, I also recognize that this is a great big world geographically, yet a very small world in terms of how we are all connected. And one thing is for sure, God is great and He loves each one of us just the same. God Bless America, and God Bless the World!

This week's challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ is hosted by the lovely Chris Olsen. She chose as this week's scripture inspiration 2 Chronicles 7:14 "If my people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

That sounds simple enough, doesn't it? We sin, we feel remorse, we repent, and we ask God for forgiveness... and then we sin again. While I don't think it gives us a free pass to keep sinning, we can rest in knowing that we are forgiven time and again by our Heavenly Father, who sent his only son to pay the price for our sin. But we must keep trying, my friends. We must keep trying.

I hope you'll pop over to the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog to read Chris's devotional.

The challenge this week is to use the color red and/or blue in your card/project, although it need not be patriotic. 

I've been wanting to ink up Cheeky Mate for quite some time. I especially love her because my dear mother was in the Army as a young woman in the 40's. I have the most amazing photos of her. For those who were following my scrapbook pages of my mom, I'll be sure to do a page soon showing her in uniform. She was a stunner!

I also have to tell you that my heart belongs to the 40's. I love the music and the fashion from that era. It's crazy, but true.

And of course, my father was career military, so I guess you could say this day and this image resonate with me!

By the way, if you want to read a great book that takes place in the 40's, read Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher. Excellent! It will transport you. Another one is The Shell Seekers, also by Rosamunde Pilcher. Hmmm... I think I feel a re-read coming on.

Since I'm finally playing with one of my beloved stamps by The Greeting Farm, it seemed only right that I play in this week's sketch challenge at Club Anya & Friends

I can't wait to see what you come up with using the colors red and/or blue!

Have a truly memorable day, my friends!

Smiley from millan.net

16 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so fun Lisa!! Love your coloring of the fun image and your design with the star. Beautiful card!!
Happy July 4th!
hugs,
Chris

Lovely Linda said...

Awww Lisa - this image is gorgeous and what precious memories of your Mother! No wonder you love that image and have coloured it so beautifully! Your words are so true Lisa - it is so important to keep trying!! God bless you my friend - I will be watching for your scrapbooking - I look forward to seeing those photos! {{{hugs}}}

Cindy Coutts said...

This is too cute Lisa and great coloring. As with everybody else today and our thoughts on our nation turning back to the Lord, we're all on the same page. God bless you!

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh she is so pretty!

Becky said...

Fabulous card Lisa and gorgeous colors and coloring.

Miesje said...

OM Goodness what an adorable card! I love it! That image is perfect for today!

Grace said...

Cute, cute, cute Lisa! Great dp and I love the star! Love your coloring! Happy 4th of July to you!

peggysue said...

Always glad to have a good book review, I like a good read. And what a cute card to remind you of both your mom and your dad's service. That image is colored wonderfully too. Happy 4th!

Carrie said...

Oh I love this card..totally fabby xx

Candace said...

Hi Lisa! Just love your card today...she is too cute! Happy 4th!!

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Cheryl Valadez said...

Oh, Lisa! This is just spectacular!!

Earline said...

How cute is this card love it. Happy Fourth of July

Debbie Pamment said...

She is sooooooo cute!
xXx

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is fabulous, Lisa!!! love it!

Helen said...

Oh, she's so adorable! I love this line of TGF stamps! So cheeky! I love your dp, too! What fun!