Sunday, October 9, 2011

Matthew 11:28

Hi there! Hope you are having a great weekend so far. We are.... well, we are just having a long and difficult year any way you slice it. Had some very **good** news on Friday in that we are getting a new dishwasher for Christmas though, yea! That will solve one problem we've had as of late! :) But then last night, hubby's car door quit latching/locking/shutting at all, really. It had been sort of sporadically locking for the last few months, so now here's another big expense, oy! We will find out tomorrow, hoping the estimate isn't too ridiculous! This year has been so crazy & stressful... Not just for me, but for so many friends and family, too. It's almost like this year is cursed or something.
Anyway, I found some peace at church this morning, the sermon was all about using your talents to serve God... and I thought, you know, I don't use my talents to serve God nearly as much as I should. So I thought I would make a card with one of the AWESOME faith based stamps I own and love. And maybe seeing this will give someone else peace in their heart. I think I will send this card to my Grandma in Illinois. She has also had a TERRIBLE year, and I think she would like this card. So, I'll try and get that in the mail this week. Now see, it made ME feel better to make it, it will make her feel better to receive it, and it might even make you feel better, too? All that from a little card. :)

I layered up some pretty patterned papers. The scalloped circle is die cut from some cool patterned acetate, I love the shadowy effect that the patterned acetate gives. I had the card all made & felt it needed something a little more, so I stamped the praying hands from this Spiritual Sketches stamp set on the green patterned paper. Again, I was trying to give a subtle effect by using a tonal ink color. The main sentiment is this Bible verse stamp from Verve, which if you like it, is only $2.40 on sale right now. :)
Well, that is all for me tonight. I hope you have a great week! I have a very cute page to show you on Tuesday for colourQ! :) 

hugs, Noelle

supply list: patterned papers, acetate, & metal gem accents: K&Company; punches: EK Success; sentiments & swirl stamp: Verve; praying hands stamp: Inkadinkado; solid cardstock & inkpads in Wisteria Wonder, Ruby Red, and Old Olive: Stampin' Up!; die: Spellbinders


Jennipher Lowery said...

An inspiring post and truly inspiring card. I just love the Verve scripture plain janes. So many people are struggling lately it seems. Hang in there.

Annette said...

very sweet Noelle...