Saturday, September 7, 2013

MME Scripture Notecard #1

I want to thank my friends that prayed for me while I was in the hospital. The doctors used terms like cellulitis, ischemia, possible MRSA, to describe what seemed to happen when two of my toes became quickly, badly infected and one turned black. Using words like amputation puts real fear in the heart, enough to take it seriously, submit to all tests and blood letting, and be determined to prevent a repeat performance. The element that alleviated that fear was knowing I had many friends praying for me and that I had an all powerful, merciful God who loved me as His own child and would help me. HE had to because I've always become allergic to antibiotics. Amazingly I was able to tolerate five days of IV antibiotics before I had an allergy to one of them. In some ways, that reaction even had a good side - it helped me get on oral antibiotics and go home a little sooner.

After I'd been in the hospital a few days I went through crafting withdrawal. So todayI began a project to make a bunch of Scripture notecards for my upcoming craft fairs in local churches. I wanted to keep them fairly flat, clean and simple for anyone who likes to send notes in the mail. I had to resist the temptation to keep adding more elements or embellishments. I'm using the My Mind's Eye "Bright Basics" as the base for each card in the set. FYI for other craft fair enthusiasts, The card bases come in a box of 50, with five each of ten designs for about $6 with a Michael's coupon. So I'm preparing five card boxes with ten cards in each set.

Here's the first one:

I used two Spellbinders dies, Classic Scallop Rectangles Nestabilities and Foliage Two. The stamp sets are Our Daily Bread's "Scripture Collection2" and Close to My Heart's "Love Blooms" for the two-step rose stamp.  Three bitty sparkles added the finishing touch to the rose.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #88 - Any Sentiment
Blogger's Challenge - To Die For
DRS Designs #86 - It's So BRIGHT In Here (neon colors)
Inspire Me Fridays #119 - Anything Goes
Quick Quotes Friday Challenge #31 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #22 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #96 - Anything goes with Scripture or encouraging verse


Maria Matter said...

so glad you're doing better! love the verse on your scripture card! and love the idea of making scripture cards too!
We serve an awesome God!!

Thank you so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays! I know this will inspire others!!

Marsha said...

So glad you are back home. Your beautiful card is such a testimony of your praising God for His help, not only through this past medical ordeal but at other times in your life. "Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised".
I love the simplicity but beauty of your card. Going into my "to be cased" file.

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Your card is gorgeous. I would buy it in a flash. I am a nurse and I heard what you were saying. I hope your toes are healing up. I am an allergic reaction place to happen so trusting God is very necessary.
Thank you for taking time to post this beautiful artwork with us at WAW.
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

~ginny said...

Thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments Vicky. Please come back again anytime!
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Jennifer Grissom said...

Love this and the verse! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Hi Vicki...I am so glad you are home and in one piece. Thanking the Lord for keeping his hands on you and giving the doctors wisdom. Please take care of yourself and happy to hear and see your beautiful cards back on.

Shelia said...

This is the perfect verse in light of what you've been through! Glad you are home and doing better. God is good!!

I like the bright green background paper. It makes the verse just pop off the page! Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

Donna said...

The card is so pretty and what a powerful saying. THanks for stopping by Quick Quotes!

Sonia Kertznus said...

Hello and thanks for joining Sister Act with a wonderful creation, love the inspirational sentiment and the colors you used to make this card...HUGS...SK :)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the Quick Quotes Challenge!