Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Flowers of Tomorrow

When you've lived 60+ years like I have, it's easy to look back in life and see the cause and effect of many actions. I think that's one of the factors that leads to wisdom. On the other hand, when we're young, it's often difficult to see how something you do today could have long range effects on your life or the lives of others. I love the sentiment that I used on my card today. It's a beautiful symbol of this concept. Who would ever think that the very tiny insignificant looking seeds could become large, beautiful, adored flowers. To go one step farther, the flower reseeds, which has the potential of producing many more seeds. One tiny act of kindness can spread throughout a family or community to be replicated many times over.

This card has mocha pearls to represent seeds and a wooden flower that I was dying to use. I put a larger mocha pearl opaque inside the flower.

Thank you for visiting. May God open your eyes to see how the seeds you're planting today will become the flowers tomorrow!

Papers - The Paper Studio "The Linen Door;" Close To My Heart "Claire" (chevrons); cardstock
Stamp - Verve Plain Jane
Ink - CTMH Black
Accents - CTMH retired Goldrush organdy ribbon, Mocha Pearl Opaques, Wooden flower
Tools - Martha Stewart paper punch

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

An Inky Situation #5 - Scallops
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - use sentiment that's not birthday
Crafty Ribbons #58 - anything goes with ribbon
Happy Campers #21 - Use a stamp (this acrylic one was from Verve)
Love to Scrap#12 - Bingo (ribbon, sentiment, flowers)
Paper Playtime #17 - Use pearls
Papertake Weekly - Flower Power
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #141 - dies/punches (Martha Stewart)
Through the Purple Haze - Bingo (and vote) flowers, pearls, sentiment row
Word Art Wednesday #94 - anything goes with Scripture or encouraging uplifting sentiment



Janis said...

Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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:) Janis
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sparkling stamper said...

What a lovely sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments!

kathy b
Aud Sentiments DT

Darcy Schroeder said...

Hi Vicky! Thanks for joining us this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! We hope you will become a regular every week. Your card is fantastic and I love it!! Love those mocha pearls!!


fiona henderson said...

Summery and sweet it reminds me of fabric......oh cant think of it, but a lovely card...Thanks for joining us.


Esperite said...

Gorgeous card such a lovely sentiment,thanks for sharing with us at Through the Purple Haze challenges, Lynne DT xxx

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Vickie, this is really a lovely card and the sentiment is worth millions.
Thank you for sharing your God given talents with us by posting in this week’s challenge.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Zoe said...

Thank you for joining this week at Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog

Zoe x
Handmade with lots of Love
Co-Owner of Creative Fingers

Teresa McKitterick said...

beautiful card, thanks so much for joining us this week at Through The Purple Haze Challenges xx
Ceesa's Card Creations

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Paper Panda said...

Beautiful card, and lovely sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Dragonlady said...

What a beautiful thought for the day. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Xiaobo Huang said...

This is a beautiful card, love all the layout and Organza Ribbon too! Thanks for playing along with us at Cheap Ribbon Challenges!

Kate T said...

thanks for joining in this week at Crafty Ribbons challenge with such a lovely creation, Kate x

Leslie said...

Your project is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Let's Play Bingo" challenge!
Leslie, DT