Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Twist of Faith #36 - Mother's Day

Next Sunday, May12th, is Mother's Day in the U.S. Our challenge today can help you make cards for your mom, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, daughter, mother-to-be, good friend, etc. If you don't live in the U.S. you can always make a card for that person just celebrating how special they are.

I have so many wonderful conversations with my oldest daughter about nutrition and feeding her four guys and daughter with nourishing foods when they'd rather eat fun or junk food. She is persistent and determined in their busy lives not to take the easy carry-out food path, even on nights when her hubby and three boys have sports practice. This isn't easy when you work full time and attend many functions in church. So it was easy to decide who would get this card with the lovely Eleanor and Lily Strawberries digi from Lacy Sunshine Stamps, our sponsor this week at Twist of Faith. Our challenge is:

Make a Mother's Day card.
Your creation should also include a scripture, uplifting verse or positive words/quote.

Our sponsor, Lacy Sunshine Stamps, will be providing ____ to one lucky winner.

My card was made using this fun sketch from Sketch 'n' Stash, along with my overstock of Basic Grey "Baby Girl" paper that goes back quite a few years. (Why did I get two packs of girly paper when our kids kept having boys?)

Before designing my card I chose to use the ABC Challenge Tic Tac Toe for this week using ribbon, flowers, and pink cardstock (behind the sentiment). The CTMH ribbon reminded me of strawberries with the gray dots. I also used CTMH Sweet Leaf green bitty sparkles on her glasses where there were four dots on each side. I used a lot of Copics and will list these at the end.

I wanted a portion of Proverbs 31 to be my front sentiment. That is the chapter that describes the actions and qualities of an excellent wife or  mother. I memorized that passage in church when I was a young teenager. I still look at it as something to strive for since none of us are perfect. Here is my sentiment in case you want to use it. I reduced the size to 3.5 " wide when I was ready to make my card. You can click on it to get a larger version, then right click and do a "Save As." I printed mine on a 4 x 6 card.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
ABC Challenges #27 - Tic Tac Toe
Card Mania #20 - flower power
Created with Love #40 - Mother's Day
Creative Stamp Friends #76 - Mother's Day
Get Inky #3 - Floral fun
Love to Create #64 - For a mom or special lady
My Craft Spot #96 - For mom
Sketch 'n' Stash #113 - sketch plus my old stash of Basic Grey "Baby Girl"
Tammy's Scrapin Corner #61 - Mother's Day
Word Art Wednesday #78 - anything goes with scripture or uplifting verse

Here are the verses I'm including inside her card from Bible Gateway's Proverbs 31:

Description of a Worthy Woman

10 An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13 She looks for wool and flax
And works with her [h]hands [i]in delight.
14 She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.
15 She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And [j]portions to her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
From [k]her earnings she plants a vineyard.
17 She girds [l]herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.
18 She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her [m]hands grasp the spindle.
20 She [n]extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22 She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them,
And [o]supplies belts to the [p]tradesmen.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the [q]future.
26 She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the [r]teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
29 “Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who [s]fears the Lord, she shall be praised.
31 Give her the [t]product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.

Copics used:

E00, E02, E21, E25, E33, E35, E43
R20, R21, R29, R81, R83
YG23, YG63
G24, G28



Karen Letchworth said...

Wonderful card and a great post, Vickie. Thanks for sharing this with us. Your reminder of the Proverbs 31 woman was wonderful, and something we all need to strive for.

P.S. Two more Mother's Day Challenges where you can link this are:
V's Sweet Ideas - www.vssweetideas.blogspot.com
Eureka Stamps

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What a beautiful card. Love that image and your coloring is fab!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Created With Love Mothers Day Challenge.
Linda K. DT

Jenée said...

You knocked it out of the park with this card, Vickie. I so like the colors, the image, your coloring, the flowers -- well, to sum it up -- EVERYTHING. Great card!

Lisa Grace said...

Fab card Vickie, cute image!
Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week!
Lisa Grace DT xx

DebR said...

This is fantastic! Really like this....

Unknown said...

How to slip a proverbs 31 verse past someone into their hearts, just give them this beautiful card. you character is wonderful.
Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday; we really love seeing your wonderful work and we appreciate you taking time to join us.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! What FABulous colours and I Love this image.
Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Chris Boldovici said...

What sweet card, love that digi too! Thanks for joining us this week for our Mother's Day Challenge at Created with Love.

Chris B

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my goodness, what a darling image! Your coloring is amazing! I love the flowers and the polka dot ribbon looks fantastic!
Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
Sherrie K

Zella said...

Love your layout and your coloring is fantastic! Such a beautiful card!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful!! Love the flowers and the colors!! Love the papers you used and the ribbon! Just fantastic!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

- Susan, Senior DT @ Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan}

Tina said...

Die Karte ist wunderschön. Ein Zuckersüßes Motiv

Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.

LG Tina

Stempelhexe said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das geworden, danke fürs Mitmachen bei den Kreativen Stempelfreunden.


Debora said...

Fabulous card and great papers. I love Proverbs 31 so I downloaded the verse. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner with your Mother's Day creation.Hugs!

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Evie said...

Gorgeous card and lovely flowers. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge.

DT. member

Sarah-Jane said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sketch n Stash.
Sarah-Jane xx

Nicolchen said...

a wonderful creation you´ve made :0)))

Thanks for joining the Creative Stamping Friends ;0)

Hugs Nicole

Beth said...

Vickie: Beautiful card & coloring! I like the colors you used & the bible verse sentiment.

Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

~Beth – Get Inky! DT
Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

Ani said...

Amazing card! Thank you so much for playing along at Flower Power challenge over at Card Mania! Good luck!

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Unknown said...

Beautiful card! I love the addition of the Proverbs 31 woman...we are all a work in progress FOR SURE!
Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week! Blessings, Adrienne, DT

Danielle Vincent said...

A wonderful card and a great sentiment to boot! Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Very cute card, love your image. Thank you for joining ABC challenges. Hope to see you again next week. Xx Rosie

Crafting Vicky said...

wow gorgeous card. I really love how you have colored the fabulous image ;)

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Mei said...

LOVE those glasses! I have a pair like that in purple!! LoL Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Card Crew DT
The Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

Kate said...

What an adorable image! I love those big glasses! And such a wonderful verse too. Just perfect for Mother's Day!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

Gwen said...

Love this image!! It is so cute and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot.

Crafty and Green said...

Lovely!! Thank you so much for playing along with us last week at Love to Create Challenge!! Can't wait to see what you'll create this week!!

Many Blessings,