Saturday, August 6, 2011
Hello friends! I hope you are all enjoying this last full month of summer! We are enjoying our time off as we are celebrating our 40th anniversary! I worked ahead on my cards so I could continue at least some posts, but technically I am on a little break from card making right now. It's hard to believe that I have been married to my wonderful hubby for 40 years! Time really does fly when you're having fun!
Today I wanted to play in this week's Shining the Light Challenge, which is to think Seamstress, notions.... whatever as long as it follows the seamstress theme. I made this card using this month's release from Our Daily Bread designs, "Weave in Faith", which is one of the "Full of Grace" series. I just love this sentiment! I think of it in terms of the trials we face every day.... as spouses, as parents, as employees, as care givers to elderly parents.... whatever trials we face in our day to day activities... prayer is sooo important! So often we wait until our day does start to "unravel".... and THEN we pray! We need the reminder that the day should be "hemmed" in prayer as our first priority... and then it's much less likely to "unravel". I decided to stamp on an open weave linen from Hobby Lobby with Stazon and frayed three sides, then I hemmed one side to create a visual of what the sentiment says. I added three little buttons from my stash and matted with dp from g.c.d. Studios, Ella Blue. The base is MS, sponged with distress inks. The ribbon is May Arts silk and the flowers are ZVA Creative and Prima. The lace is from Websters Pages.
I am also entering this in the following challenges:
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes, Mami Doodles - flowers, Phindy’s Place - anything goes, Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August, Sassy Studio Designs - SIO - Lets get sentimental - Use a sentiment on the front, Southern Girls - photo inspiration*, Crafts and Me - #46 anything goes, Creative Belli - #123 non-paper materials, Paper Shelter Challenge - #25 flowers, Truly Scrumptious - #62 buttons and bows, Top Tip Tuesday - Blue, green (leaves) & brown, Elephantastic- layers, Mark's Finest Papers- Anything but a standard A2 card, One Stop Crafts- Sentiment as focal point,
I hope you have enjoyed this card and that you will get your sewing out each morning, to hem each day in prayer!