Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Abundance and Gratitude

"Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:20

Farmers who live near us suffered from the drought this summer. There was a narrow strip of land that was missed each time it rained. We were in the extreme drought zone.  It was sad to see the skinny stalks of corn turn brown before they matured. I know there must be farmers nearby who are hurt by that drought. Farming seems to be a gamble. However, we won't be standing in long food lines at empty grocery stores like some in other parts of the world in our time.We still live in a land of abundance, but that often makes us forget that many people in our country do go to bed hungry worrying about how to pay bills or care for their children.

I used a stamp set called Abundance to stamp the pumpkin and the corn. It's my reminder to pray for those who don't have an abundance of food, shelter, etc. in their lives. And that reminds me to have gratitude for what we have.

I used The Deconstructed Sketch #72 for this card:
May God bless you with a heart full of gratitude.
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #185 - Fall Is in the Air
6.5" x 5" Thanksgiving Card Recipe:
Paper - Close To My Heart "Moonlight" paper pack and Cocoa cardstock
Stamps - CTMH "Abundance" and Flirty workshop stamp set (Gratitude)
Ink - CTMH Cocoa
Alcohol Ink Markers - CTMH Creme Brulee, Creme Brulee dark, Autumn Terracotta; Copic E35 Chamois (brown)
Accents - CTMH burlap ribbon, pop dots


ebeth9267 said...

Wow, your card is rich and textural. I love the addition of the burlap ribbon as it enhances the corn stalks and pumpkin. So glad you joined us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Shannon said...

What a beautiful and touching post! Your card is so meaningful and sophisticated. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Pauline said...

Your card is beautiful... the mixture of colours and textures really breathes life into the images! A wonderful post... the land of abundance and harsh conditions is just like my home! Thanks for sharing with us at the Card Crafter's Circle!
hugs and blessings,

Diane Vander Galien said...

Beautiful!! Love the special accents- burlap!!! Great color combo!!
Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

grandmabonnie said...

Love the colors and the texture of your card, Vickie! Thank you for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle.

Mynnette said...

This is just stunning, Vickie! I LOVE the beautiful patterns and the texture of the burlap! Gorgeous creation! :)

Bada-Bing Creations said...

That's a great sketch! Very soft and fall-ish card! I love the texture too. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Erika Clark said...

What a very poignant sentiment behind your beautiful card, I love that it means so much. Very true... Your card is warm and the layers are beautifully crafted. Thanks for joining in at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

fatmonica said...

It's a gorgeous card.I love the way the layers build up.Thanks for sharing it with us at Sarah Hurley's Challenge Blog

Bobbie said...

Love the message behind your creation! So true, we are so blessed and sometimes we forget about the struggles of others. Your card is just as beautiful as the message. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.

Krista said...

What an awesome card with an awesome inspiration! You did such a fabulous job with all of the cutting and I love your layering, too. Thanks for joining us at HSS!

Kristen said...

Super cute card. Thanks for playing with us over at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations.

jaine the basement gal. said...

Wonderful card, I love all the texture you've added to it. Thanks for joining the challenge at Sarah Hurley.

Carol Christie said...

Great card, I love the colours you have used :) Thanks for joining us at the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog, Carol xx