Sunday, December 19, 2010

Though You are Little...


Welcome to another Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge! Today our challenge hostess is Peggysue. She has chosen a wonderful verse for this Christmas season! Micah 5:2

"But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me the One to be Ruler in Israel, whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting."

Peggysue's challenge is to make a project using inchies.

What a great verse for this time of the year!!! Have you ever thought about how with God... so often the little, the humble, the poor are the ones He exalts? Bethlehem was just a little town but God honored it as the place in which His very own Son would be born. Years later, when Jesus had begun His ministry His disciples asked Him who will be the greatest in heaven. Jesus' answer was whoever humbles himself as a little child will be the greatest in heaven. (Matt 18:4) As humans, our tendency is to be impressed by wealth, power, position... but God is interested in inner qualities... qualities like humility, mercy, peacemaking, gentleness, purity. These are the things that impress God! Sometimes you and I may feel like little fish in a big sea... what can we do to make a difference in this world? Well... I have a feeling that God is honored by the little things we do that no one else even knows about! He tells us we already have our reward if we receive praise here on earth... but our reward is in heaven for those things we quietly do or say that have eternal value that no one might even know about but Him! So lets never forget that even the little things that we can do daily are very important to God! He can use us in the simplest of ways! When you think about it that way... it's pretty cool to be a little inchie, don't you think?

For my project I needed a tag for a package I had wrapped in this pretty snowflake paper. So in keeping with the "little" idea, I used my inchies on a little tag. I used the smallest snowflake from the Our Daily Bread designs set "Peace and Joy" and I cut it with the custom made die. I stamped my snowflakes with Baja Breeze on Gina K Pure Luxury Ivory. I died my seam binding to match.

Our sponsor this week is Our Daily Bread designs.
The prize is a $15.00 Gift Certificate!

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For the full devotional and challenge details please visit the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. Thanks for visiting and I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Have a Merry Christmas!

I'm entering this in the following Challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Punch It Out
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Sugar Sweet Paper Treats - Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gleui - Show Anything You have Made
Crafty Catz - Your Choice (I chose 60)
AiFactory : Anything goes
Cupcake Craft Challenges : Non-traditional Christmas
Allsorts : Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday : Show us some snow
CES Challenge : Anything goes
The Pink Elephant : Winter Wonderland
Crafty Sentiments : Anything goes
Polly Craft Monday : White Christmas
Stamp with Fun : Christmas
Stampin 'for the weekend : Christmas
Hodge Podge : Blue and silver


Angela Toucan said...

sucha pretty card

Miesje said...

So beautiful! I love the colors and the soft look of it! You have a wonderfully Blessed Christmas Grace!

Josephine said...

A lovely card.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this time.

Karen W said...

Very pretty and a good way to use those little things. I don't think I own any inchie stamps so will have to think about this one.

Gina Lindsay said...

This is so pretty! Love the blue and white and that ribbon is gorgeous!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Really pretty, just love the colour of the ribbon!
Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck! Hugs Shell xx

Becky said...

What a beautiful tag Grace, I love that ribbon. What a wonderful devotion this morning, it so spoke to me, and love your insight on the verse, sometimes I feel like a fish in a big sea. Have a great week my sister.
hugs & love

Jana said...

Love your snowy card. Very clever arrangment of the snowflakes. Thanks so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Riet said...

So beautiful Grace.

Hugs Riet.x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super I love the image and your paper choice is brilliant too. Thanks for joining in on OSAAT this week Hazelxoxo

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Grace!! I just love the paper and your died seam binding with the snowflakes!! Gorgoeus GF!! I just love reading your words on the verse today (and every Sunday). We all need to focus on the true meaning of Christmas.We saw a movie together on the how God chose a humble birth and how he did not push His son on us but gave us a choice. Rarely do you see such movies with such a Christian testimony on TV.



Heidi said...

This is just gorgeous!

Mickie said...

A very pretty tag Grace and thank you for the devotional.

Chelsea Johnson said...

What a lovely little tag. And thank you for sharing your thoughts on Micah 5:2 It's a good reminder that God uses everything available to Him to work out His plan.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Just beautiful Grace!!!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the devotional. I always check in for those. Your choice of music is wonderful as well. The first song I heard today is one that I will have to get! Very moving and one I will enjoy hearing and singing at the top of my lungs in the confines of my car! I think it is Glory in the Highest.


Hi Grace
A gorgeous card,love the colours,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

B x

velta said...

Grace ~ Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations this year...I love this one...the ribbon is beautiful!

Here is wishing you and yours the Happiest of Holidays...God Bless You!

MariLynn said...

Grace, Love your little inchies!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello dear Grace - what a gorgeous card and such great insight! I always appreciate all that you share - both your art and your heart! You are a blessing Sistah! I pray your Christmas will be blessed and you will be surrounded by those you love! {{{hugs}}}

Joey said...

Hi Grace

this is so very pretty and so elegant a gorgeous colour alongside the white, thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Merry Christmas

Joey xx

Anonymous said...

I love tags! Yours is gorgeous! This is one of my fave color combos! Thanks for entering this week at AIF and Merry Christmas

Traci S. said...

Hi Grace,

What a great way to use your inchies! This is beautiful!

I always love to read your thoughts for the SSIC theme. You are so right. We really need to celebrate the true Christmas. The Christmas that He would like for us to have.

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Rosemary said...

You card is absolutely lovely. What I want to compliment you on is the beauty in your posting, your discussion is moving and is making me feel more like I'm celebrating Christmas in my heart than getting pulled into the commercialism and stress. You have a wonderful way with words and express your thoughts perfectly. Thank you for this.

Thank you also for participating in the Opus Gluei challenge. I hope you return to play with us in 2011! Merry Christmas and God bless!+

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Grace.. I love the colors on your card.. Your write up is perfect for this season of love and giving. I hope you have a blessed New Year..

Unknown said...

Grace what wonderful thoughts! And so true, I always enjoy reading your thoughts on the verse and seeing your beautiful creations. This is so pretty in the blues and the white. Great idea to do a tag.

Emma said...

Gorgeous and such a beautiful colour.
Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

Amanda said...

This is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining in with our “Punch it Out” challenge at Craft Your Days Away and Anything Goes at OSAAT.

Happy New Year!

Crafty Creations by AJ

Rosemary said...

I am so sorry it has taken me a while to visit your blog and see your creation. This is lovely, I not only find the colors so pretty but the design is great.

Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei, I hope you come back again and again in 2011 for more of our challenges!