Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Friendship Verse for a Child

"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul." Proverbs 27:9

I was a teacher for 30 years. Eight of those years was spent teaching in Christian schools in the midwest. I was so amazed by the character of my elementary students. Christian up-bringing, Scripture and prayer had an obvious effect on their young lives.  The Shining the Light Challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs this week reminded me that even young children respond to the positive message of simple Scripture.

I chose to make a card about friendship for one of my granddaughters. The stamp used is part of the Our Daily Bread Design's "Special Blend" set. I didn't have any of their stamps with children, so I fussy cut two little girls out of some Graphic 45 paper I have and colored them with alcohol inks. 

I used this week's sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Instead of having a trio of flowers in the lower corner, I made my trio with the sentiment, bow, and heart. The hearts were embossed using a tiny hearts embossing folder. The background for the girls uses the Swirly Vines and Hearts. All of the embossed pieces were inked with a blush chalk ink pad.
I'm giving this card to my eight-year-old granddaughter who is known for being sweet. I'm hoping she'll realize the importance of building sweet friendships in her life. May God refresh your soul with many dear friendships, too!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Ch.#139 - For a Child
Sweet Sketch Wednesday #190 - sketch
Crafts and Me #117 - Vintage (especially the Graphic 45 papers and image)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Hearts (die cuts and embossed)
Creative Card Crew #28 - Girly
Word Art Wednesday #64 - Anything Goes with Scripture or encouraging sentiment

5.5" Square Valentine Card Recipe:
Paper - Graphic 45 "Little Darlings" collection; CTMH retired Shell Pink, Colonial White, Sweet Leaf, and Kraft cardstock
Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs "Special Blend"
Ink - CTMH New England Ivy and Brown Bag (on Kraft); CTMH Blush chalk ink (on embossing)
Markers - Copics E13, E33, E35, E00, R32; CTMH alcohol: Sweet Leaf, Smoothie, Cotton Candy
Accents - CTMH retired blush ribbon
Tools - Cricut Art Philosophy, Sizzix and The Paper Studio embossing folders



Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

ADORABLE! Everything about this card is eye pleasing and sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘I {HEART} VALENTINE’S’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

Lisa B said...

I love that darling vintage card you created. Very well done!

Thanks for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood and playing along with our Heart challenge!

mulberry station said...

So beautiful!!! I love how you used the embossing panel behind your image. Love the pooped image and hearts. Thanks for sharing your card with us.
Nancy SSW-DT

Sally Dube said...

wonderful Post for a Wonderful card!! Love your papers and the little girls are so very sweet!! So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
Blessings to you Vickie!!
Sally SSW-DT

Karen Letchworth said...

I just LOVE the sweet vintage image, and your card turned out just BEAUTIFULLY. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us and being such a blessing to us by playing along. I look forward to seeing more of your sweet art, and hope you've enjoyed joining us. Come back soon, and have a blessed week.
Word Art Wednesday

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and fabulous! What an amazing card to give a friend--just perfect! If you have time, I'd love for you to join me at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday for our current challenges as well! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Vickie, this is both gorgeous and darling!! Love the image, your coloring and your layout!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Heide said...

What a darling card. Love you papers, so sweet and all you perfect embellishments. Happy to see you join us at SSW.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

Linda Anderson said...

Vickie, your card is beautiful!!! I smiled to when reading your post. Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


Carole Robb Bisson said...

It looks like Jane and Baby Sally form the Dick and Jane series. So sweet. I love the DSP.
Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
Carole Robb Bisson
The Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

CaroleAnn said...

I love the image you chose - reminds me of my sister and me back in the day :) Very good design and love the colors you picked. Picture perfect! I joined your blog. So nice to meet you. Hugs

Joanna said...

Absolutely DARLING! I love all the texture on your card. Thanks so much for joining in the fun this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Jeannie said...

This is soooooooooo adorable! Love the little rosebuds on the paper and the embossed hearts! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,

Sharon Basel said...

Vickie this is lovely! I adore how you popped up the image which is so sweet and perfect with your sentiment. Pretty papers too. A really terrific card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon, SSW-DT

Holly Gwilliams said...

Lovely card Vickie. I love how you have used the sketch. Thanks for sharing with us at SSW this week. Holly x

Rose said...

Vickie, your softly colored cut out girl images look fabulous on this sweetly embossed card. Lovin' your choice of colors and patterns too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "vintage" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose