September Challenge – Friendship
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work;
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Also, if tow lie down together, they will keep warm,
But how can one keep warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)
One of my favorite passages in the Bible is Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. It reminds me that God did not create us for isolation. He wants us to connect with other believers.
There really are many applications found in these four verses, but for the purpose of this month’s challenge, I would like us to focus on Christian friendship and create a card (or scrapbook page, etc) that focuses on friendship. As an extra challenge, in your blog post please tell us about a special Christian friend who means a lot to you, and then, if possible, mail your card to that friend.
What things encourage you choose to connect to another person? I am fortunate that I am from a large family and really enjoy being in groups- I love belonging to groups and I also enjoy being alone- like I am when I am making cards.
I have met many ladies in my creative journey of sewing/smocking/embroidery and paper crafting that also share similar beliefs. And, on Splitcoaststampers, I found a group that has at the center of its group- faith. It is a wonderful group of ladies and I look forward to the monthly cardmaking and thinking about the themes of the week.
Kelly is the wonderful lady that started this COF group- she has a big heart, full of love and is so warm! Thank You my dear : ) I truly appreciate meeting all of these ladies because you took the time and energy to begin this group.
So, for my challenge, I printed out 4 copies of an image from Create with TLC. I had fun coloring the images with Fall colors.
Copics:Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y38, E31, G63, G67, C2
I used a Sketch from STAMPlorations -Sketch #19
Next for card #2:
MoJo Monday Sketch 362 - turned on its side. The DP is from Basic Grey Euphoria, and the cardstock is Cherry Cobbler. Ribbon is SU.
Copics: R32, R35, R37, R39, YR23, YR24, E31, E37, C2, G63, G67
Copics used: G63, G67, Y11, YR23, E07, YR14, YR18, YR09, C2
Sketch N Stash- Sketch 146
Copics used: G63, G67, Y63, Y67, R24, R27, R29, R59, Y11, YR23, C2
The Crafters of Faith Blog roll is on my sidebar- stop by for some more inspirational posts : )
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Ohh La La- CAS
Crafting Muskateers- Use Buttons
Really Reasonable Ribbon- Autumn Colors + use ribbon ; Card #2
Seemacrafts- Autumn is coming
Amusing Challenge- Ribbon or Twine
Come and Get it- Autumn
Hiding in my Craft Room- Think Fall
Have a Blessed Day! Thanks for stopping by!