Monday, October 29, 2012


So many challenges so little time...what is a girl to do? Combine them of course. I combined the TLC401 woven ribbon challenge, with the Mojo265, DRS48 (autumn) and Word art Wednesday challenges. I used the new cracked background from Mark's Finest Papers set called Cracked hello. I stamped it on each layer and then ink spray smashed the layers with blue, turquoise, browns, and reds. The sentiment is from MyDAYDREAM DESIGNS.   I stamped the leaf using cabin fever ink and Mark's Finest Papers set called Autumn glory.  To make the holes for the ribbon to be woven, I used my Martha Stewart ribbon punch. The ribbon is a sheer golden ribbon. I added a paper doily and two pearl stick pins. I used my sewing machine to sew all the different layers.

Yesterday my pastor was talking about how we harvest what we sow.  I live in farm country, and I am fully aware that when you plant corn you get corn, when you plant beans you get beans. All the farmers would be pretty upset if they got a harvest that was different from what they were expecting.

  Each day I have the choice which seeds I plant. If I plant seeds of hatred, anger, gossip, lies, jealousy... I will have a harvest of the fruit of the flesh, but on the other hand if want a harvest of the fruit of the spirit, I need to plant, love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.

The other thought that I had was that some seeds take longer to get a harvest. Some seeds when planted can have a harvest in a month or two, but then I thought about an apple seed. I can plant a seed today and it will be years before I will see the harvest. I wonder if it is the same with spiritual seeds? If that is the case then endurance and waiting on the Lord will be required!

What are you planting today?


  1. Beautiful card MariLynn - love the way you have used the background stamp with the ink, spray,smash technique.
    I think the Lord is calling me to sow patience this week :-).

  2. Your card is so pretty, Marilyn. You did a great job combining all those challenges!! :-) I also enjoyed reading your comments on reaping what we sow - very wise and true words. Thanks for sharing and for playing along with us at DRS Designs!!

  3. Oh, Marilynn: I'm SO glad you shared this in our challenge at Word Art Wednesday. It is absolutely beautiful, and such a gorgeous scripture used here from Deuteronomy. Awesome card, and such a blessing to us. Thanks for sharing, and I hope your week is going well so far. I look forward to seeing more of your work as you share it. It's always such an encouragement to me.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Done to perfection! Your words here are words of encouragement for me at the start of a new day! Thank you. That is some awesome homemade dp! Detailed and fabulous. Thanks for joining us at DRS Designs!

    1. Beautiful, MariLynn! Both your art work and your words are so inspiring. Love all the extra touches...the stitching is great. A beautiful frame for this verse. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday!!

  5. Love all the layers! Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs.