Sunday, September 4, 2011

Peggysue is this week's Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge hostess. She picked the following words.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 "Make it your aim to live a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to earn your own living, just as we told you before.12 In this way you will win the respect of those who are not believers, and you will not have to depend on anyone for what you need."

What good advice. I struggle with the quiet life. With working full time and raising 4 kids there is always noise and busyness. This afternoon, my daughter and I went to the lake to take some photos. We had fun being together. After we took the photos, we sat on a bench and listened to "NOTHINGNESS" which was really quite a lot. We could hear birds singins, the wing blowing through the trees, the water lapping on the rocks, and in the distance we could hear thunder. I really enjoyed this quiet time. I would encourage everyone to find some quiet time today to go spend it with God.

The challenge this week was - Nothing bright. Use 'quiet' colors in your creation, either pastels, or low key earthtones, soft, muted shades of beige or neutrals.

This is my card. I used WORDart by Karen on my card.

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


  1. Oh how beautiful Marilynn!! I just love your card with the sentiment, the embossed butterfly and your soft colors. Your dd is gorgeous also!! What a wonderful way to spend the day!! Thanks for always sharing your insightful and inspiring takes on the scripture. I look forward to reading them.
    Have a great day!

  2. MariLynn not only is your card GORGEOUS... so is your DD! What great photos! LOVE the shot of her jumping! You must have a great camera to catch that motion shot so perfectly! Glad you had time to be together and to enjoy eachother and God's beautiful creation! Hope your week is wonderful!!!

  3. Beautiful card, and what wonderful photos.

    Hugs & Blessings

  4. MariLynn, what a lovely setting for your butterfly and such lovely photos of your daughter! :) She's been busy with the camera lately, its wonderful to see the photos. Great color choices too. Wishing you a blessed week!

  5. SImply beautiful--your card, photos of DD, and your thoughts. Have a wonderful "quiet" week!

  6. MariLynn this is amazing, the card, which is so peaceful, and yet full of detail, the photos of your daughter, and your thoughts on the scripture.