Sunday, August 28, 2011

Something missing... Prayer

1 Corinthians 10:17 – Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.

This is the verse that my Stampin' Sister in Christ, Miesje choose for this week.

I love the fall because that is when I start making home baked bread. I love the smell of the bread a it is rising and especially as it comes out of the oven. A lot of ingredients go into making the bread: water, flour, milk, butter, salt, yeast, eggs... too much or too little of the ingredients and you get either a mass of dough or something that resembles a rock.

Jesus said in John 6:48
I am the bread of life.

I love communion. A time when we as believers come together to remember what Christ has done for us. To me it is also a reminder that I am not alone. I have brothers and sisters walking beside me.

The other day I was feeling particularly discouraged. Satan kept telling me that I was all alone. Now we know that Satan is the father of lies, and what he was telling me was a lie, but it started to really feel true. I reached out on facebook asking for prayers, and within minutes, I had Christian friends from all around the world praying for me and lifting my needs before the Father. Some of the problems that I had were still there, but I didn't feel alone anymore. What a blessing to live life with our Christian family. That is the number one reason I love being a part of Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges. I know that I have family that is praying for me. If there is ever a time that you need prayer, you can leave me a comment and I will definitely pray for you.

Our Sponsor this week is Sweet and Sassy. Go check them out.

Miesje's challenge is a Recipe Challenge - choose at least 3 of the following for one card. (ribbon, button, a swirl, hat pin, brad, charm, popped up image)

My card has ... ribbon, button, charm and popped up image. I thought I would share how I did my popped up flower.

First I stamped the flower three times. On the first flower I crossed out every other petal. I reveresed the crossed out petals on the second flower and on the third flower I colored all the petals in. I cut the flowers out, cutting off the un-colored crossed out petals. I took the handle of a paint brush to curl the petals.

Here are my cut out flowers with their curled petals.

Next I cut small pieces of craft foam.

Really small pieces.

I glued the first one to the bottom flower and then one to the middle flower.

I added glue and stacked the middle flower on the bottom flower.

Finally I glued the top flower on top.

I added a button center.

This is how the card looked when I finished it. I kept looking at it and something just seemed to be missing.

I added a simple tag with the sentiment... I'm praying... Then I knew it was complete.

You should go check out Miesje's devotion at Stampin' Sister in Christ Challenge.

Check out what my Stampin' Sisters in Christ have created:


  1. That is amazing! I love the way you popped up the flower and your explanation is perfect! Of course your butterfly just pops out! How nice to have online friend who can lift us up! I had that experience last night. Have a great week filled with the blessings of God.

  2. Morning Marilynn! You do such a great job with your paper piecing/pop-dotting technique! Love the outcome too. Thanks for sharing your tutorial--I love to see how others do things. Your background is so pretty too-love the embossing.

    I hope you're doing much better now. Sometimes it really is hard to mesh what you KNOW (that you're never alone) and how you FEEL (feeling alone). I'm so glad that we have this internet as a tool to reach out and connect with others, as most of my friends live in my computer *Ü* Wishing you warm fuzzies my friend! Things will get better!!


  3. Marilynn, what an awesome job on this flower.. I love it!
    I am so glad you are doing better, yes satan is the father of lies and I always stand on 'He will never leave me nor forsake me' it is such a blessing to have a group that loves and trust in the Lord.
    hugs :)

  4. Hi MariLynn! Oh my goodness what a gorgeous creation! Your flower looks real and your tutorial was great!!! I'm so thankful for my sisters in Christ and for the fact that I know we uphold eachother in prayer! Even when I was away I was praying and I hope you are doing much better now! Thank you for all your prayers as well dear friend! May God bless you through these difficult times!!! He is greater than our greatest need or pain!!!

  5. MariLynn it was a privilege to pray for you :-). Thanks for your tutorial on your very realistic flowers, and as ever your card is beautiful.

  6. Ph my giddy aunt MariLynn - this is perfect! I love your flower and the tutorial is great - thanks for that! What a faithful prayer warrior you are my friend - that is such a blessing to us all! you are a special and important part of the SSIC - God bless you RICHLY! {{{hugs}}}