Wednesday, July 11, 2018

With Lovingkindness

The last two weeks our news has been filled with news about the lost, then rescued soccer players who were trapped in the cave in Thailand. It was heartwarming to see so many people from so many countries go there to help locate them.  Everyone shared talents and resources to aid in their rescue. There is a universal understanding of a parent's love for their children and how they would do anything to find them. Now the news is still filled with follow-up stories about the boys, their families, and those who worked to rescue them. Imagine how God's love for us is similar, wanting to fellowship with us, rescue us, and more. 

I chose a verse from last year's June 21, 2017, Word Art Wednesday that I thought expresses that. Jeremiah 31:3, " The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore with lovingkindness  have I drawn thee." (I think drawn is like drawing water from a well when you pull it up, not drawn like drawing with a pencil.)  I love this verse! I see evidence of God's love every day and know that He wants to comfort and strengthen me as I get older and face challenges.

I had wanted to make a card expressing this sentiment that is vintage for Pile It On. I stamped butterflies and leaves using a CTMH Chelsea Gardens stamp set and used some Graphic 45 paper with the red dotted Laced with Grace from Glitz Design.  I chose this sketch from Feeling Sketchy:

Thank you for visiting! May you see the blessings of God's love in your own life and draw closer to Him!

I'm sharing this sketch with the following challenges:

Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Crafty Creations #370 -  Anything goes

Pile It On Challenge #144 - Vintage/retro

Romans 5:5 (WEB) and hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

365 Promises of God - Promise #192: I have poured My love into your heart by My Spirit.


Joy said...

I love the verse you chose! I especially liked the distressing with the use of flowers to soften it. Thank you for stopping by our blog. Good luck!
Hugs, Joy

Rosie said...

A beautiful and elegant card.

Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

Chris said...

It's a beautiful verse and a beautiful card, a perfect entry for our challenge at Fab N Funky, thank you for playing along this week.

Janis Lewis said...

There are so many things I love about this card. Your gingham ribbon and heart pin, the material for the flower dies... it's just lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.

Pat said...

Beautiful card with gorgeous colours and great design, thanks for playing along at Fab’n’Funky this week.

Pat xx

craftytrog said...

Such a beautiful design Vickie!

froebelsternchen said...

This is simply AMAZING! Absolutely to my liking Vickie! Thank you very much for joining Moo Mania & More with this gorgeous entry!
Hugs, Susi

Gail said...

Howdy Howdy -Stopping by as a Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday to say - thank you for uploading your lovely art in the challenge - Stunning creation -- love Christian cards very much!
Have a blessed week - and keep on crafting!

Megan J said...

Hi Vickie, a very beautiful card, love the sketch you have followed, perfect for making a sentiment the focus. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs.. good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

Andreja L. said...

You made such a beautiful cards. I like the way have you used our sketch :-)) Great dies you use!
Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy.

mum of two said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks so much for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (PDE DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Hanne said...

Beautiful card. Love the verse and how you have used the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

Granmargaret said...

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

Granmargaret said...

Thank you also for joining the challenge at Pause Dream Enjoy. Hope to see you there again next time.

MA-MI said...

What a great card! I love your interpretation of our sketch! Thanks for sharing your work with Feeling Sketchy. I hope you'll be inspired by our today's sketch too!

Sorry for the delay in commenting, but I was on holiday.

Maja DT at Feeling Sketchy You can visit my blog: Rilcek in Kljuncek