Saturday, October 27, 2012

It's about TIME

This week it is my friend Sandie's turn to be the hostess. She picked  Eccl. 3: parts of 1-8 as the scripture to meditate on.
1 To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant,
    And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
    And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
    And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
    And a time to speak;
A time to love,
    And a time to hate;
A time of war,
    And a time of peace.
Her challenge is about Time. Use clocks/watches, calendars, sundials, etc. OR black and white only (to represent night and day).

For my card I was thinking about the passage of time and wanted to go for a vintage look. I used my new Mark's Finest Papers crackled background, and butterfly from the newly released set called Cracked Hello. The car, clock and sentiment are from a Tim Holtz set. I added lace, pearls, jewels and roses to add to the vintage look. 

I wanted to share with you a poem about time that I read this week.
During all the years since time began,
Today has been the friend of man.
But in his blindness and his sorrow,
He looks to yesterday and tomorrow.
Forget past trials and your sorrow
There WAS, but is no yesterday
and there may be no tomorrow.
(Author unknown)

I'm praying that you are taking time to enjoy TODAY, praise God TODAY, share love TODAY.

The sponsor this week is Inspired Stamps.
Check out what my Stampin’ Sisters in Christ have created to share with you.

I woke up the other day with this song on my mind. Thank you God for all the beautiful things that you have given us to enjoy in your wonderful world. 


  1. Beautiful card MariLynn, and I love that poem you included.

  2. With every passing week at SSIC, I come to appreciate you, your art and your heart all the more. This is beautiful, MariLynn. Blessings on your week, sweet friend.

  3. Marilynn - This is a very lovely card, and even more so, I love your heart. That's a sweet poem, I love it.

  4. Beautiful card!! I love the vintage look!!!

  5. So lovely, MariLynn! I hope you have a wonderfully blessed week. Michael Buble is one of my favorites too, thanks for sharing!

  6. Love your vintage collage! Great job! And wishing you a blessed week in His care and loving arms.

  7. Oh my, Marilynn, you've come up with another awesome card! Definitely achieved the vintage the old car and watch! But the butterflies and roses are perfect too! Thanks for your encouraging words as well!
    Hugs to you, my friend!