Sunday, August 15, 2010

SSIC Making Lemonade

This weeks Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge is brought to us my the fabulous Randi - Randi is such a blessing to the Design Team, she is so full of joy and always finds a positive in life, in the midst of any situation.

The scripture Randi is sharing with us today is one that would epitomise Randi, who loves to laugh and brings so much joy!

 "A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. "  Proverbs 17:22

The challenge is very fitting and is to make a clean humorous card. - Lets see some laughter!!!

I have used this adorable image from our sponsor Deedee's Digital

We all know a laugh makes us feel better don't we - it is so true, it is just like a medicine - it can make us forget about those things that cause us headaches and heartaches.   What about when we forget to laugh - when things just overwhelm us and laughter cannot be found - what happens to us then - this scriptures tell us that a crushed spirit dries the bones...sounds horrid doesn't it, but it is happening to people all around us.  Arthritis is just one ailment that comes from the drying of the bones - but so often we don't associate it with this scripture...

So often when things overwhelm us and  laughter is the furtherest thing from our minds, but if only we could 'let go' and 'let God' things would be so much better.  In our household, when things get really tough, we often say  'one day we will laugh about this' and usually end up laughing pretty soon after and it helps put things into perspective.  We love to laugh and hardly a day goes by without laughing from one of us, if not all.....we thank God He has made this scripture a truth in our lives.

The reality is that things happen in life and not all of them are good!  I love the way God cab turn things around ands make them work for good for us - this image appealed to me for that very reason - we can make lemonade from the lemons we can get in life - in Isaiah 61:3 the word tell us that He gives beauty for ashes - what a promise!!  So lets not hold onto the lemons we end up with or the ashes that weigh us down and indulge in the beauty that can be ours and maybe, just maybe, we could dare to enjoy some lemonade!!

This is for the following Challenges:
Lily of the Valley Challenge Blog - Depict Spring. Summer or Winter
Little Red Wagon - Summer Theme - lemonade in summer - YUMBLY!!
Crafty Angel - Something Old & New - Digi is new and the DP is old!
Papertake Weekly - Something Old, New, Borrowed or Blue - DP (old) Digi (new) Diecut (borrowed)

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Thank you for visiting with me today, I love to see that you have been and appreciate your encouraging comments!  I hope you are having a great weekend and manage to do something fun!  God bless you!


  1. i love this saying...especially with such a cute card!

    greetings and blessings from germany,
    xoxo silvi

  2. Oh just adorable Linda!!! I love this DeeDee image! It's perfect! I always love your coloring!!! Hope you have a wonderful week with lots of smiles!

  3. This is so sweet Linda and perfect for today's challenge!! Love this Bear! Great coloring and sentiment. Great words of wisdom on the verse and one that should inspire us all. Have a great week!

  4. Oh my gosh Linda, this is adorable...and a bear!!! What a sweet bear too! I love it-what a superb job!

    Bear Hugs,

  5. This is a sweet image Linda, beautiful details.

  6. Absolutely adorable! I love the image and the card. I especially like what you shared - so true - laughter is a medicine and so important!

  7. This is so sweet Linda! Thanks for joining us at Penny's. Good Luck!


  8. I love it! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon. Please try to link up - Mr. Linky is back!
    Joanne xo

  9. How cute! I thought this was one of Deedee's bears, he matches your bear so well. I just love your lemonade stand! The paper piercing and little hearts look sweet. Great verse, I agree.

  10. this is so cute! i just love it!!! thanks for joining us at the Shoe this week!

  11. Another lovely card - makes me hang out for summer :-)!!
    May God grant you Joy in abundance today.

  12. fabulous colors and layout of your card! so warm and huggable! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  13. Linda, this is so darling! Such a wonderful layout and colors, and it's so sweet how he matches your homemade teddy from yesterday's post. Thanks for giving him such character! I agree, laughter is some of the best medicine there is -- and we say the same thing in our house -- someday we will laugh about this. Thanks for your wonderful words of wisdome! Hugs, Deedee


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