Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Viva la Verve February Sketch 4

One of my friends is getting ready to have back surgery this week. She's never had surgery before, and I've had plenty, so I've tried to share the good things that help me get through it all. The best idea I've ever heard came from a pastor's wife. She said that we are all body, soul, and spirit and that our soul is made of mind, will, and emotions. If we focus on Scripture, it ministers to our mind and spirit. Music ministers to our emotions. So scripture songs and hymns can ease the nervousness and fears that plague us before surgery or any other serious event.

I was worried before the birth of my son because he was supposed to be breech and I'd need to deliver him by c-section. A week later I focused on a couple of scripture songs while I was in labor . With no pain medication, I delivered him in two hours, simply, without a c-section, with controllable discomfort and no pushing!

Another time I took a hymnal and my Bible to the hospital the night before I was to have serious surgery. I read through many hymns and Psalms that night. The next day after surgery, I could hear words and verses of assurance playing in my head while I slept off the anesthesia and initial pain.

Here's the card I made with this in mind. I used this sketch from the Viva la Verve challenge, February Week 4and a Verve stamp. I was able to use the following palette from The Color Sisters by using some of my old Basic Grey papers. The pearls, rosette ribbon, leaf zip strip, and sweet leaf ribbon are all from Close To My Heart.

 Thank you for visiting.!  May the Lord bless you through the hard times.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Bastel-Traum #26 - health, get well
C.R.A.F.T. #300 - get well, sympathy, sorry
Crafting Musketeers #23 - ribbon and pearls
Paper Creator's Crafts - ribbon, lace, pearls
Paperminutes #373 - Get Well soon 
Try It On Tuesday - Pearls for girls
Whoopsi Daisy - add a sentiment 
Word Art Wednesday #173 - anything uplifting


sirkkis said...

Beautiful card. I love the roses with pearls. Thank you for joining our challenge at TioT.

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froebelsternchen Susi said...

An amazing card is this! Lovely!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

“Word Art Wednesday” thanks you for entering this lovely art in our 173rd challenge. We appreciate seeing your beautiful entry.

julie1 said...

beautiful, thank you for joining us at whoopsie daisy, hope to see you again and good luck xx

Candace said...

What a pretty card!! Love those flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Word Art Wednesday! Have a blessed week! :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your colour choice! The row of flowers are beautiful! Chris

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

Francesca Ferrari said...

A really sweet and lovely card!I love this colors combo :) , the papers and all the layers!
Than you for joining us at The Color Sisters!


Eleonora said...

Ohhh so lovely card! Thanks for plaing with The Color Sisters!

Enri said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us @The Color Sisters :-)

Daniela said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining with us at The color sisters

Lau W said...

Such a pretty card !
Thanks for your participation at the Paper Creator Challenge ! xx

cotnob said...

This is a beautiful card, such gorgeous colours.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts this month.

melania scalfaro said...

thanks so much for sharing on the color sisters