Thursday, May 9, 2013

In God's Hands

When I was younger, I would easily become overcome with worrying about different things in life. One of my younger friends is going through that right now. We've been talking this week about leaving her burden in God's hands. She calls it putting it in her "God box" and I said if it doesn't stay in there, keep putting it back in until you have peace. I usually encourage her or my children to then focus on the truths in Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things" instead of dwelling on the problem. Here's the card I made with this issue in mind.

I have enjoyed the new set, Loving Hands, from Clear Dollar Stamps. I love the sentiment I used today as an encouragement for a friend. I used Photoshop to combine the image of praying hands with a matching sentiment. I'll explain how I did it below in case you want to try combining.

I had seen a color challenge that asked for dark blue, pink, and gold, so I started making my card with those, but eventually changed out the blue to this aqua/CTMH Lagoon color. Here are two of the other challenges I used to make my card. The Sweet Sunday Sketch from The Sweetest Thing and Nutcrafters Bingo:

I chose to emboss the card front with a Cuttlebug 5" x 7" medium dots embossing folder so it would coordinate with the dotty paper. I made the scallop by cutting a piece of Prima "Madeline" stripes freehand, following the curve of the design. The pink mat is Spellbinders Nestabilities "Fleur de Lis." The Lagoon "Dotty for You" and gold glitter cardstock are from CTMH. I coordinated it with the gold edged white organdy. To make my image I opened the praying hands image and reduced the opacity to 50%. Then I copied and pasted the sentiment on top. 
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
ABC #27 - Tic Tac Toe (ribbon, flowers, pink cardstock)
As You Like It #1 - die cuts and punches (fleur de lis rectangle)
Crafty Sentiments - Use a sentiment
Nutcrafters #42 - Bingo (embossing, blooms, ribbon)
Paper Crafting Journey - anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty #126 - die cuts and/or punches
The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch #183
Word Art Wednesday #79 - anything goes with scripture or uplifting/encouraging verse



Karen Letchworth said...

Another STUNNING card, Vickie. I hope that you didn't mind me mentioning you in our blog post this week, but your post was just such a blessing that I wanted to share it with others. Have a blessed week!
Word Art Wednesday

Joey said...

Vickie this is beautiful, I am alot like your friend, I need to offload and then see where it takes me. Your card I love! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments. Joey xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very pretty! I like the way you used the frame die cut, and the sentiment is beautiful.

I saw your card in the gallery at Penny's Paper Craft challenge, and loved it immediately!

Danielle Vincent said...

Thank you for making this wonderful card with this sentiment. Sometimes we touch other lives without even meaning to or knowing that we did. Your card touched mine as I needed that exact reminder today. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "die cuts and/or punches” challenge & good luck in the draw…
Hope to see you again in our new challenge on Wednesday.

(DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is such a wonderful image and you have showcased it beautifully. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week!

kanda said...

Lovely card and super colours. Thanks for joining us at the PCJ challenge xx

Paper Panda said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Jackie said...

This is a lovely card, I love this! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs! I hope you can play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Lisa Jane said...

wonderful card - Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x

Annette said...

Wow, you're right that rectangle is lovely.
Thank you so much for joining in with our first challenge.
My blog : Netty's Cards
Proud to design for As You Like It Challenge.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - such an elegant design.

Thanks for joining us at Nutcrafters.

Helen x

Gemma said...

Such a beautiful card and thank you for joining us at Nutcrafters for the recent challenge and good luck :)
hugs and xxx