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Friday, October 2, 2009

Our Strength

I am so happy to be making a card for the Stamping Sisters in Christ Challenge.  I have missed a few weeks which is frustrating for me as I LOVE the faith based Challenges....this week we are encouraged to focus on Psalm 19:14: 'Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight Oh, Lord, my strength and my redeemer' and to create a card with someone in mind (Thinking of You or Praying for you) and keep this scripture in mind while creating it, to help with inspiration!

I have two friends who have had tragic losses over the past few years, both friends have lost a child and it is coming up to the anniversary of that day for both them -I am well aware that words are never enough to bring comfort but pray that the heart behind it will!  We have all experienced loss in one way or another, but I just couldn't imagine it at this level - I don't know how these friends take their next breath and I admire them so much - they are living every parents nightmare.  I know God did not intend for this to happen to their child and the pain will never go away completely, but He can certainly take the 'sting' out of it for them and bring comfort to their hurting hearts, knowing this was my inspiration for using this scripture.

I have used this fabulous DP from SU...beautiful in it's own right, added a Nestie which I have embossed and sponged with Distressing Ink and layered this fabulous scripture in a scalloped circle onto the Nestie.  The embossed Nestie is from my dear friend Sabrina (aka okimom2girlz on SCS) and the scripture on the scalloped circe are from Kathy (aka Wattle on SCS)..thank you girls...oh and that gorgeous flower, which I have sponged with distressing inks, is also from Sabrina - I just love these flowers!!

The ribbon has been threaded through the pearl buckle - I made little slits in the flower to be able to thread it through the centre of the flower, it is added to the card and a row of lace from my dear friend from my homeland, Maxine (aka Kiwime on SCS)  That gorgeous old gold locket is symbolic of God's Word being in our hearts and soothing our sometimes battered hearts...I get these embellishments from the jewellery aisle in craft shops - they are so inexpensive that way!

Torn and sponged corners have been added and the finishing touch is those YUMBLY chocolate half pearls!!  This was a very quick card to make....having Nestie and the friends that send them certainly makes card making easier!!  I have been blessed by so many people - thank you all!!

Thanks you for visiting today, I love reading your comments - it makes my day!!  It is Friday midday here and overcast - I love this weather...not too hot - not too cold!!  I hope you are having a good day...God bless you!

7 comments:

  1. Just beautiful Linda!!! This Scripture is so comforting!!! Either of these friends would be blessed to receive this beautifully presented Scripture card! The nestie cut out is perfect and the dp is gorgeous as well! Blessings and hugs!

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  2. Linda, wow, this is one GORGEOUS card!!! Love all of those different Nesties you've used and the embossing. Another MASTERPIECE my friend!!! I just made mine today as well, gotta love this challenge put together by the Sistahs ;D. Hugs, Sabrina

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  3. Hi Linda - as I can't get to my cards I have been online most of the day :-) I am hoping to get there tomorrow, but in the meantime I LOVE this card - a beautiful card to sooth a hurting heart. You are so caring and this is reflected in your cards.
    Blessings

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  4. This card is so Beautiful Linda..Loz

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  5. This is such a comforting verse!! The recipient is sure to love it Linda!! The nestie cut out is perfect!! Gorgeous dp and design!! Thanks for always leaving me such sweet comments Linda and encouraging me. You are a dear friend.

    hugs and blessings,
    Chris

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  6. Awww...this is so beautiful Linda!! Love this sentiment--so comforting, and your vintage feel of this is just gorgeous! :)

    I'm so glad you got the chance to play along with us this week!! Wonderful to see all your beautiful creations.

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