Monday, February 13, 2017

The Greatest Treasures Friendship Card

I love sentiments and quotes that focus on profound words of wisdom, kindness, beauty, or love which reflect truths also found in the Bible. The one I'm using today is appropriate for Valentines Day or for a friendship card. It says, "The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart." To me, that can also mean "man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart."

When I was 9 or 10 I chose to follow that idea and made friends with a sweet girl who had been brain-injured at an early age when a bullet came through their house. She didn't walk or talk like most everyone else but I could tell she needed a friend. She was kind and gentle.  I played with her at the neighborhood playground and said hello to her in the hallway at school even though she was in a special class. I've tried to make that a life principal, which has led to rewarding friendships. I've seen  my children follow that example through life as well.

I used a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (even though mine isn't CAS so I didn't enter it there) and the color challenge from Watercooler Wednesday along with the CTMH Sweetheart papers and embellishments I'm trying to use up.

I used the two shades of pink, purple, and the neutral is black. I made two versions.

The background paper has floral hearts that have a few tiny purple flowers. I added some purple sparkles to increase the appeal.

The one with only two purple flowers has some extra purple hearts around the sentiment.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you as you see the soul of others with the eyes of your heart!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Come and Get It - Love is in the air
Crafty Calendar February Challenge - Love is in the air
Dragonfly Journeys Challenge #85 - Love is in the air
International Art & Soul Challenge #1 - Love is in the air
Pile It On #126 - Hearts on Fire - I chose hearts
The Ribbon Girls February Challenge -  card with ribbon
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #105 - colors above
Word Art Wednesday #268 - 269 - anything family friendly


Gail said...

A lovely assortment of hearts and a great sentiment. Thanks for playing with the Watercooler Wednesday Colour Challenge.

Marsha J Reed said...

Wonderful card, Vicki! Love that sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

libbystamps said...

Colorful, sweet card! Thanks for including our Watercooler Wednesday challenge in your list of participation challenges this week.

Heather Hopson said...

Wow! What a beautiful Valentine cad. I love both versions. Great colors you have chosen as well. Thank you for joining us for Watercooler Wednesday.

Heidi Weaver said...

Vicki, what a beautiful card you've created. Actually both versions are beautiful---it would be difficult to pick between them. Great colours, too. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Love both versions. Great cards. Love how you met the challenge.

Lisa Lara said...

That is a beautiful quote Vickie. Love your designer paper hearts.

Hazel said...

I love words too and your design suits them perfectly. Thank you for joining us at IAAS. Hazel x

Bunny said...

Pretty card with a great sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

Gina Knott said...

This is such a wonderful card! I love the sentiment and pretty papers. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Gale said...

Lovely card Vickie and lovely sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Jeannie said...

Hi Vickie! This is the sweetest and the sentiment is just perfect. Beautiful card and I love the tiny flowered paper too. Thanks so much for joining my Love is in the Air blog challenge :)

Jeannie T.
Dragonfly Journeys

StampinJessica said...

Beautiful cards Vickie !
Thank you for joining the Come and Get It Challenge !
Jessica DT

Keti's Projects said...

Beautiful cards and such a pretty sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at Pile it On. Hope you will join us again for the current "Monster or Fairy" Challenge. Keti (DT)