Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mojo Monday 266 - Fall Blessing

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I chose this simple sentiment of blessing from Verve to be shared with someone in gratitude for all they do. Last week was really hard for me. I spent three days setting up and working a craft fair in an area church. Arthritis in my hip gave me horrible muscle spasms and when I got up the next morning I almost fainted. Everything went black for about 15 minutes. I ended up on the floor, but still conscious, praying. My husband brought me water, then medicine, then helped me up. I was determined not to disappoint the ladies of the church this year, because last year I'd gotten sick with a high fever the second day of the craft fair and had to stay home. When I got to the fair I asked Diana who organized it to pray for me. We prayed together and amazingly, the arthritis and spasms were better and there were no more blacking out spells. I had a wonderful day meeting so many lovely Christian ladies. I was able to thank Diana and tell her God had answered her prayers and I was thanking Him for that blessing. He blesses me in so many ways and I feel it's important to let others know that and to be thankful.

Today was a beautiful fall day here in Missouri. The sun highlighted the bright colors of the late season trees whose leaves have just turned. They're so much more brilliant in the bright sun. Their colors inspired this card that uses the sketch from Mojo Monday this week.

I embossed the background of the card with a plaid embossing folder. The leaves were embossed and debossed on the two rectangles. The embossed leaves (Sizzix embossing folder) are raised so they were inked with Honey and Autumn Terracotta inks. The debossed leaves were made with a Basic Grey "Indian Summer" scrap which was already multi-colored. The red ribbon coordinates with the red scalloped circle that was cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. The leaves from Reminisce  are very textured and the wooden button is tied with white jute to make a little collection in that corner, which always seems to give a more finished look.

Thank you for visiting my blog and please know that I pray for my visitors and hope that God will bless you wherever you live and that you'll recognize His blessings and give Him thanks.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Everybody Art Challenge #212 - Embossing
Love to Create Challenge #40 - Shades of Autumn
Mojo Monday 266 - sketch
Paper Playtime Challenge #88 - Autumn Colors
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #127 - Dimension
The Stamp Man November Challenge - Emboss It



Silvia alos figas said...

me gusta mucho el embosado del fondo y esas hojitas tan otoñales!

Janis said...

Oh my goodness... BEAUTIFUL!!! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

NancyD said...

Great fall card. I love all the embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely Autumn card.

Thanks for joining in at Love to Create this week.

Susan x

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Joann Burton said...

Wonderful card. I love that embossing. Thanks for joining us at Love to Create. Would love to have you join us again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Amanda Phillips said...

Lovely...Just love the layers.
Thank you for joining us over at love to create challenges.
Amanda LTCDT

Ruza Rebel said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the embossing and distressing! Thank you for joining us this week over at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza ~ DT

Margaret said...

Very pretty. Love all the embossing and great job on the challenge. I'm always so intimidated by Mojo Monday.

Plastic cards said...

What a lovely card. So stunning design. I like your colors choice. I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing.