Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mojo 442 Amazing Grace Encouragement Card

This month at Path of Positivity the focus is on GRACE. This word has many different meanings, but I chose to focus on the Grace of God. I've been reading a book by John McArthur called, At the Throne of Grace. I had found it at the library and enjoyed it so much I ordered my own copy at Amazon. It has scriptures and prayers from 52 of his Sunday services. I like a definition of grace he has on his website: Common grace is a term theologians use to describe the goodness of God to all mankind universally.

When I was young I don't think I understood the far-reaching impact of this concept. Now its something I think about often, that God's loving kindness extends to us even when we don't deserve it;. That's why I chose the Verve sentiment I stamped today: Amazing grace will bring us through. I want this card to encourage someone with the realization that no matter what happens to us in life, God's care and loving kindness will comfort and sustain us.

I was inspired to make this card by several challenges. The sketch from Mojo Monday 442 and the color palette at Color Throwdown #387:

The sentiment phrase "Amazing Grace" made me think about the famous hymn of that name, so I chose the pale yellow paper with a musical theme for the stitched square die cut, although I don't know its source.  The background aqua paper and orange polka dot strip are from  My Mind's Eye "Bloom and Grow," and the red plaid is a Basic Grey "Lauderdale" paper. 

On the inside I added the beautiful truth the Lord told Paul, "'My grace is sufficient for you: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me" 2 Corinthians 12:9.

Thank you for visiting. May you grow and flourish in the beauty, knowledge, and comfort of God's grace.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - E is for Everything
Color Throwdown #387 - aqua, red, orange, yellow 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge - anything goes with patterned paper
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #224-225 - anything uplifting


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is beautiful. Love the soft colors. Thanks for joining us over at Mojo Monday!

Wanda Cullen said...

You rocked the mojo sketch and the throwdown colors in this amazing card! Love that special sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Mojo Monday and at Color Throwdown!

Kandy's Krafts said...

Lovely card, I really like the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Crafting from the Heart challenge.

Lori said...

Lovely design and a great mix of patterned papers. Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday and the Color Throwdown!

Vickie Z said...

Great use of the sketch and colors!! So glad you joined us at CTD!

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card! Thank you very much for joining our challenge at ABC challenges.
Hugs, Iwona

Catie Cuddles said...

What a fabulous card. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine ( DT ) x

Catie Cuddles said...

What a fabulous card. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine ( DT ) x

Julie Odil said...

Vickie, You certainly nailed our "Grace" challenge with this card. I need to get that Amazing Grace stamp. Verve, is it? I absolutely love it. Thank you so much for your wonderful card and for joining us this month at Path of Positivity Challenge blog.

Craftdee said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely work in Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge Hope to see you again soon, Donna ☺

Pippa said...

A lovely card and one of my favourite verses. Thank you for sharing with us at Path of Positivity. Pippa DT

Pat said...

Love your card, Vickie. It's perfect for this month's theme at the Path of Positivity challenge blog. Thank you for sharing with us.