This is my favorite kind of card to send! There's something so special about receiving a card telling you someone is praying for you! You just know it's not just empty words if they took the time to send you a little note letting you know you are in their prayers. So this was a challenge I loved doing!
I used the one of the brand new releases from Layers of Color cling art stamps. The stamp I used is the Starflower Frame cling art stamp. I'm excited to announce that Layers of Color is a Spellbinder's Preferred Stamp Company! This stamp was specially created to coordinate with the Spellbinder's Label sixteen. You will be able to order this Spellbinder's Label set from the Layers of Color Store. I colored the image with chalks and added copper Stickles to the centers of the starflowers. The sentiment (Rubber Stamp Tapestry) is stamped in the center of the label sixteen and I sponged all around the design with chalk. I mounted this focal image onto a Spellbinders Label twelve. The larger frame behind it all is a Spellbinder's Leaf Frame cut from Papertrey Dark Chocolate. My card base is Bazzill and the designer paper is Deja Views Timeless Collection. Now I wanted to use some of the butterflies from the Layers of Color Flutterescent clear art stamp set because:
I love today's passage of Scripture for many reasons.... one of the things that stands out the most is how it's not just a list of "please do this" items.... it hallows God's name, it asks for His will to be done on earth.... just as it is in heaven... have you ever pondered that? Prayer is a lot less about our wish list and a whole lot more about glorifying the God of the ages, and often involves bringing our will into line with His! Does this mean we don't bring our intercessions to Him? No! I truly believe intercession for others is a ministry in itself and an important one! Many places in Scripture tell us that God does hear and answer our prayers! I'm just saying... while we are asking God to answer our requests... lets be sure we are honoring Him first and foremost... and are praying for His will even if it is not what we are wanting at the moment, because we know that He has promised to work all things together for good to those who love Him and are called to His purpose (will). Sometimes His ways are not our ways, but as we pray the way Jesus taught in this prayer, we are learning to yield our wills to His perfect will. When we are in His perfect will, we know that He will work all things together for good! It's so simple, yet so difficult to do sometimes! Ultimately, prayer is all about relationship.... our relationship with our Father in heaven... Abba Father. What a priviledge it is to be able to enter into the holy of holies with our worship, our praise, our confession and our requests!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration for this week's challenge!
Randi (0n break this month)
My Sheri Craft - In Stitches
The Pixie Cottage- stitching
Little Red Wagon - Something Old and Something New (old cording and new stamp)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Bling
Sweet Stampin - Ribbon
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Have a blessed week and I hope you are able to spend some special time in prayer today!