Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mojo Monday 342 Encouragement

I've always loved Romans 12. It has amazing advice for how to live in many circumstances. I chose a sentiment from verse 12 for this card, hoping it will encourage one of my friends in a difficult situation. It says: "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12" We all have problems that we could face with this advice, but since it uses the word "tribulation" it implies the very worst problems that could trouble us. We need hope that God will see us through the problem and continuous prayer for His help and solution.  I believe that such hope helps sustain our patience through tribulation. My friend's husband had been out of work for a long time. Now God has provided a suitable job, but in a distant town so they have to move. Preparing their home to be sold is the difficult task left to the wife while her husband has already relocated, so I am joining her in the constant prayer that God will strengthen her for the task since He provided the job. Here's the card I'm sending her:











Doodle Pantry introduced a set of verses and papers this month that are bright and encouraging. This week's sketch seemed perfect for these elements. I loved the bright colors that Laurie Wilson used with the papers and floral images. They match colors from the retired CTMH paper pack "Flirty" which I combined with the "Genuine Love" set of Doodle Pantry's papers. Here's the entire "Genuine Love" set with the other verses from Romans 12:





I used the Nestabilities to cut circles, the Cricut to cut the bird (Give a Hoot) and a Martha Stewart  border punch. Magenta and black sparkles are from Close To My Heart. I used this sketch from Mojo Monday #342:





I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
All Sorts #255 - birds and feathers
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Birds of a Feather (used Cricut "Give a Hoot" to cut bird)
Crafty Calendar - Things with wings
Creating with Faith, Hope, and Love - anything goes with Scripture
Kreativeinkauf-Challenge #14 - winged messengers of spring
Lexi's Creations #114 - focus on the sentiment
Mojo Monday #342 - sketch
Scrapping Everyday Miracles - April theme - faith, hope, love
Totally Gorjuss #232 - die cuts and punches
Word Art Wednesday #128 - anything goes with uplifting verse







25 comments:

Jen said...

Very bright and pretty, Vickie! Love it!!! Thank you for playing along with me this week in the Faith Hope Love Scripture Challenge. Praying your week is blessed. Aloha!!! ~Jen

Sarah said...

Beautiful card Vickie, I love the design & colours. Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts for our Birds & Feathers challenge x

Mollie said...

VERY PRETTY!!! Absolutely LOVE your card! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at BBTB2 this week!

Emily
Mollie's Motif

Leah Burgett said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful card!!! Love the bird and that fabulous Bible verse. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Bird' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

brenda said...

What a super creation for our Birds and Feather theme Vickie, thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here

Nolene Burnett said...

Gorgeous card. Love the cute birdie. Thank you for joining us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

Dreja said...

Ein tolles Werk. Danke daß du bei der KE-C mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Carla said...

beautiful card...one of my favorite verses.

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely and beautiful card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge, welcome again;-))m

Caroline said...

Your card is sooo beautiful and I love this Bible text! This bird is such a wonderful cut! Nice card design. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

Pam MacKay said...

Wonderful Bible verse and lovely card design! Thanks for joining BBTB2

Robin said...

Very pretty card! I am sure your friend will be encouraged by it! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

SUZY littlemisssuzyq.blogspot.com said...

My first thought when I saw your card was, "Very pretty!" Then I looked at your comments and noticed that everyone else had the same words come to mind. I love this card!!!

Susan Carol said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and the bird and the scripture is one of my favourites.

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Vickie - this is a stunning card! I love the Bible verse and the colours you've used are wonderful. This is a gorgeous set, and one I might have to treat myself too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and for bearing with our Linky problem!
Helen x (DT)

Laura Pizz said...

Beautiful verse and card! Thanks for doing the BBTB2 bird challenge! ~Laura
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Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

What a beautiful card !!! Wonderful bible verse .Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 ! Hope you join us again and have a wonderful day !
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous card, perfect for our 'focus on the sentiment' challenge! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

Lin said...

Fabulous use of colour, all so vibrant and gorgeous.

Perfect for our 'sentiment' challenge

Thanks for joining us

Lin
Lexi's Creations

Cara G said...

This is such a pretty card Vickie. I really love everything about it--the cute bird, the fun colors and the beautiful Bible verse are all just perfect. So glad you linked up with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles this month.

Jessica said...

Beautiful card! I love the springy colors and motifs, very fitting for hope! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

Paula Jennings said...

such a beautiful card! Love the colors, the elements, everything! Great use of the scripture too! Thanks for sharing with us at SEM.

Caroline said...

Hi Vickie,
If you would like a blinkie for your blog for your winning of the "Birds of a Feather", the BBTB2 challenge, please email me at cscranton54@gmail.com. Congratulations, your card is amazing!

Caroline

Clay - Scrap - Kreativ .blogspot.de said...

I love the colors. Thanks for joinig us at KE-C. Hugs, Susanne.