Thursday, July 28, 2016

Prayers and Hugs Coming Your Way

A few years ago I was having therapy on my back at St. Luke's Hospital. The local news reported that St. Luke's had done a research study on the effects of prayer and the outcome of patients. They found that the patients who had people praying for their healing recovered the quickest, even if they didn't know someone was praying for them, which would eliminate the placebo effect. What an amazing study to highlight our need for God to do His amazing work of healing! God truly wants to be included in the lives of His children and to teach us to rely on Him for our every need.

That's why I love using this "Prayers" die and stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. When I discovered the smaller sentiment on front fit inside the circles of this stencil, I knew the sets were a perfect match. The Country View Crafts challenge had lots of ideas for using circles this month.

I cut out the flowers using Cricut Artiste and the leaves were Cricut Art Philosophy. The matching flowers are from CTMH stamp sets Hello Blooms and Pretty Petals. (Both the Cricut carts and the stamps are retiring at the end of this month, so I'll soon be removing the links here. If you've wanted one of these Cricut cartridge collections along with Cricut Artfully Sent for cards, you can purchase them from me or see their image indexes here.)
The inside verse from Our Daily Bread Designs, an older one, "Lift Up Your Hands" says: "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16"

I used three of the colors from the Sunday Stamps challenge #131 - the (Pear) green, (Lagoon) aqua, and (Sunset) orange, and added a very dark blue (Sapphire).

Thank you for visiting! May you lift up others in prayer and liberally give out HUGS!

I'm also sharing this card with these challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge #160 - anything goes with a sentiment
Country View Crafts July Challenge - have fun with circles
Crafty Friends - Use your dies (prayers)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge- anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #240-241 - anything goes family friendly


Teresa Kline said...

hello Vickie! this is gorgeous, I am luvin your sponging and the stunning flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

blog-paperie blooms

sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

stampwithamyk said...

This is just beautiful! The background is fantastic and I love your flowers. Perfectly created! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

Claire Broadwater said...

This is gorgeous! I love the fabulous background and the beautiful flowers! SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps! XX

pst said...

Beautiful card with great sentiments and gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and we hope to see you back again soon.

Lisa said...

Very pretty card.

Thank you for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

Monika Reeck said...

that sponged background is perfect with those flowers
lovely use our color combo
great sentiment DIES too
great card
many thanks to join with us at Sunday Stamps
Monika (DT Member)

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely project. Great use of Dies for our challenge theme. Lovely sentiment and verse... Good luck and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Hazel Agnew said...

An inspirational post Vickie. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. X