Friday, November 15, 2013

Give Thanks

It was serendipitous to find four paper scraps sitting on my workspace together that seemed to work well together. I used them to make this card with two stamps and a die cut that were also sitting on my workspace waiting to be put away. The Verve sentiment is wonderful encouragement for any time, and especially to direct our thoughts toward recognizing God's goodness to us.

"Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good' His love endures forever. 1 Chronicles 16:34"

 I recently heard a minister speaking about this. He said we must keep in mind God's love and good plans for His children so that even in difficulty, we'll be thankful knowing that something good will come despite the pain or difficulty. He said focusing on His loving kindness and being thankful helps take our mind off of our pain or difficulty. Wow, my joints and muscles needed that! He gave an example that I could identify with. Even in great pain, you can reassure someone else later that you've been there, you understand. This can bring great comfort to that person to have someone who understands.

I used an unknown piece of My Mind's Eye and a variety of old, retired CTMH papers and embellishments. It was fun to use the rock and roll technique with Honey and Vineyard Berry inks to stamp the leaves around the sentiment then sponged Olive ink on the edges. I tried something different with the ribbons. I tied two vineyard berry organdy ribbons around a Garden Green grosgrain ribbon that had been folded over on the left, then added three olive buttons on the right.

Thank you for visiting! May the Lord bless you with a thankful heart that sees His blessings beyond the difficulties of this life.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Card Makin' Mamas - Thankful Tidings (focus on sentiment)
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #70 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Delightful Challenge - Thankful
DL.Art Thankful Thursday #121 - Encouragement
Jo's Scrap Shack #26 - Anything goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge #73 - Seeing Dots
Paper Pretties #284 - Give Thanks
Simply Create Too #50 - Give Thanks
Stampin' for the Weekend - Autumn /Fall Colors
Word Art Wednesday #106 - Anything Goes with Scripture or uplifting/encouraging sentiment


Carole Robb Bisson said...

I do not know how you come up with these beauties. The colors and layout are beautiful. Thank you for posting with us this week.
God Bless,
Carole Robb Bisson
Word Art Wednesday

Chris Hanselman said...

Love the papers. Great looking card. Thanks for joining our Thank You Challenge at Delightful Challenges.


Larelyn said...

Beautiful sentiment and fabulous card layout. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful card!! I really like the way you stamped the leaves around the perimeter of the image panel. Your color choices are perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Your card is very pretty. Thank you for entering it in our "Give Thanks" challenge at Simply Create Too--hope to see you next challenge too.

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

carol said...

Wonderful creation, thanks for joining in with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Pami said...

Wonderful card, love the little buttons. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon! Pami x

maria f. said...

I've always loved that verse and the leaves you have framed it with are so beautiful. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

Kellie 0:) said...

Love your card. I love the quote. TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday