Friday, September 16, 2011

Living in a Material World

Well, I certainly find myself "living in a material world" in many ways.  One, because of how so many people are caught up in the material things in life; and second, because of all the "materials" with which I surround myself each day (felt, burlap, ribbons, tulle, etc.).  So, I guess I really am "Living in a Material World", but I am NOT a material girl.  I will forever keep my feet planted in the Word of God, and my eyes fixed firmly upon the ONLY way to Heaven - and that is Jesus Christ, God in human flesh.

This card is being entered into two challenges.  The first is one for a VERY exciting and creative challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Blog.  You can read about it here:   http://simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/09/simon-says-sing-it-song-or-film-title.html  The challenge is called "Sing It" (Song or Film Title Inspired).  The song I chose was "Material Girl" by Madonna.  This makes me think of high school when we were dressing in crazy "material girl" outfits.
I used Melissa Frances patterned paper for the base of the card.  I machine stitched it and touched the edges with Buttercream acrylic paint.  I added two strips that were punched with a Martha Stewart punch - one is MME and the other in vintage sheet music.  I adhered several vintage buttons with jute, a Kaiser wooden dress form adorned with "material girl" clothing (in the way of tulle and two laces), it's sitting on a Melissa Frances sticker, then I added a pin, and placed the Material Girl sentiment on the card using a Crafty Secrets stamp set that I bought at the amazing http://www.simonsaysstamp.com/ store.

The second challenge I am entering with this card is the one over at Ribbon Carouselle Blog which you read all about here:  http://www.ribboncarousellechallenge.blogspot.com/ - It is Challenge RCC20 "Getting Punny with Savannah" and the challenge is to make something punny, something cute, or something sassy.  I'm thinking that my card is cute AND sassy.  I hope someone enjoys it.

So, even though we all live "in a material world", let's try not to be "material people".  Take a moment to count your blessings today, and thank God for what is truly important.  Have a great day, everyone.

My Cup Runneth Over,

Karen

6 comments:

  1. OHHHH! Your papers are super shabby vintage--and SOOOOOOOOOO pretty! LOVE that dress form--it pops right off the page! LOVE your buttons and scallops too! You nailed this challenge! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC! And thanks for getting punny with me:)

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  2. ps...I cannot seem to find your email address in your profile or on your page--I was going to send you info on the camera I use (which is NOTHING special or fancy!! LOL!). :)

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  3. Oh my goodness this is absolutely stunning. Really beautiful. Lee x

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  4. Cute card, I just used a dress form on a project, and decorated it similar to the one in this post, great minds think alike. Ha! I haven't posted mine yet. I'm so glad my eyes are fixed on Jesus too, and nothing else. Hugs

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  5. Love this cute card, Karen! The papers are so perfect for this, too.

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