Friday, August 5, 2011


This is my card for Faith Art Friday at Layers of Color.

The Word of God is very clear about how we find peace - something that we all desire, strive for and often lack!  Just how do we find peace - there is no better place to seek an answer than in His Word

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
 Isa 26:3

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD,
 thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Jer 29:11-13

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint
Isaiah 40:31

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Isaiah 55:6
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 

Gods peace is not dependent on our circumstances and is more than an emotion or a feeling - it is a matter of the heart.  God's peace is there inspite of our circumstances.  It is a position of faith - when we are in that position of faith, we have His peace!

Sometimes God calms the storm
Other times He lets the storm rage
and calms the child!

I have used the Layers of Color Butterfly Collector, The Love Chapter, Artful Endearments, Sent With Love, Nature Walk and Joyful Noise to create this collage.  I have also used a SU Embossing Folder and Distressing Inks.

This card is for the following challenges:
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August
Sassy Studio Designs - Lets get sentimental - Use a sentiment on the front
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Your Next Stamp Challenge - beautiful borders
Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
Card and Scrap - Summer
Critter Sketch - summer funHappileigh Scrappin - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - in the Garden
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Make My Monday - Butterflies and/or dragonflies
Paper Pretties - Lazy days of summer
Stamping Scrapping Central - Summer fun
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  1. Ah, yes, true deep peace comes from the LORD and His Word! A beautiful post and card, Linda!! Thank you!

  2. He who has faith has..
    an inner reservoir of courage ,
    hope, confidence,calmness and assuring
    trust that all will come out well
    - even though to the world it may appear
    to come out most badly.
    These words from B Forbes , which I read in a book , Tranquil Moments , have helped me many a time . Loved the post and the card is stunning .Thank you for sharing both on Make it Monday .

  3. WOw! What a gorgeous creation!!

  4. What a great card, thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday.


  5. To continue from FAF at LOC...You've chosen many of my favorite, peace inducing verses. As always I feel fulfilled for Friday. ~Hugs, Lori

  6. Gorgeous, thanks for playing along with SSD!

  7. Thank you for taking part in the challenge at Make My Monday this week - your card is really lovely however you should go back and read our rules - to be considered for judging your card should only be entered in to our challenge plus 5 others - Jacqueline xx

  8. Beautiful card. Love the butterflies, and thank you for sharing the Word of God.
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scraps.

  9. Linda this is beautiful..... I love the words - they are a real balm, and the card a delight to the eyes.

  10. Sooo beautiful Linda..Hugs Loz

  11. Such a lovely colourful card with lovely sentiment behind it. Shame we cannot consider it for the top three in the Make My Monday challenge...we do appreciate you entering though and hope to see you again as your work is lovely.

  12. what beautiful butterflies
    Thanks for Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x

  13. This is so pretty Linda! Love the colors and design. Making me look at all of the LOC sets I have and doing much more combining!

  14. Saw your card over at MIM. Love the vintage and distress feel, and butterflies are always a favorite of mine

  15. Beautiful card, love the colors and the wonderful butterflies! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

  16. What a brilliant card. I love the layers and the colours are so perfect together :D
    Thank you for joining us at Crafts and Me and good luck.


    Amy xx

  17. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at card and scrap.

  18. Amen sister. And sometimes we just need a little reminder of this! Some of us more than others!


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