Saturday, August 6, 2011

A Day Hemmed in Prayer

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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!

hugs, 


46 comments :

Patti J said...

Wow, Grace! Congratulations on 40 years! We'll be there in 2 years! You both must be doing something incredibly right! Your card says it all, dear friend! Very beautiful! Love that you stamped on the fabric - you rock! Have fun with DH this weekend, and we'll look forward to seeing you next week! Hugs... P.S. gotta change your profile now!

Reflections from Granny said...

Congratulations on 40 years. We celebrated our 30th this year and it just doesn't seem possible the years do pass so quick.

Stunning card, just love the verse and whole card.

Blessings and hugs, Lori m

Vicki said...

Grace, this is so beautiful!! Awesome sentiment! Congrats on your 40th anniversary! Blessings to you!

Lori said...
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Lori said...

Congratulations on 40 years! Wow, I always will remember a former co-worker telling me that when she had been married longer than she was single, how weird it felt. I wondered how I would feel. Now after 21 years I think I'll feel just like I do now, like I did on our wedding day...like we just met and like we've been together forever all at once.Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I like the Hemmed in Prayer sentiment and reminder. Have a fabulous time with your husband!!!

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card, Grace! It should be hung on a wall- It's so beautiful! Happy Anniversary! 40 years is certainly something to celebrate! Wishing you many more!

Lisa M said...

Oh my...today is the perfect day for me to see this card...it is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our color challenge. It's been an honor. :D
Good luck to you and happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Linda said...

This is simply stunning.. Love it!! Congrats on 40 years.. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter.. Hugs, Linda

Basslady said...

congratulations to your anniversary!

i love your card with the wonderful background-paper, the cute buttons and the lovely ribbon...

wonderful creation, hon!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

MaxineD said...

Beautiful card, Grace - Love that lace!! The sentiment is just so true!

Congratulations on 40 years wed ;-)
Blessings
Maxine

Caroline said...

beautiful card very inspirational
Thanks for joining us @ The Paper Shelter and good luck with the prize draw xx

Nannieflash said...

A stunning piece of work, love the sewn edge and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Livert said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. Hope you come back next week.

Hugs Liv

Karen W said...

Fantastic Grace, wonderful idea and thanks for sharing this with us at Creative Belli!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Happy anniversary to you and your true love.
Your card is gorgeous...luvin the colors and that bow is delightful.
Thanks for playing with the Ellephantastic challenge this month.

Elaine Stark said...

A very pretty card, beautifully put together. Thanks for joining our colour challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Congrats on your anniversary. Elaine

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Grace.

Hugs Riet.xx

Winnie and Patty said...

Grace--what a beautiful card & sentiment! Lovely job! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

seamom said...

I love your wonderful card! The fabric unravelled on 3 sides and hemmed on the 4th is an excellent background for the saying. 3 hearts - love it! Lace, a bow.... just a great card! Oh! Great colors together too!

Samantha said...

Very beautiful card, very vintage and so thoughtful! love it! Thanks for playing along this week with us at Top Tip Tuesday for our Colour Challenge
hugs Samantha

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Grace!
40 years..how lovely. I have ten more to catch up. congratulations.
Your card is so soft and beautiful. Those two colors of brown and blue looks gorgeous together.
I love the sentiment...how true. How often we can wait until we unravel before we cry out to God. How important to put the Lord first in our day and then everything else will fall into place. when the trials come, and they do, then we are strong to endure them.
I love that blue lace on your card and the lovely little heart buttons. The embroidery is super on the frayed linen piece.
Hugs Maz

Janeen said...

40 years, it goes fast doesn't it. Isn't this time just lovely for us and our spouses. Back to the two of us is great. What an ultra lovely creation you have here. Great idea with the fabric. Thanks for sharing your creation with friends of Speedy the Cat at Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps in the Anything but a regular card challenge.

Caroljenks said...

Wow this is just stunning! What a beautifully crafted piece! I love how you visualised the sentiment too!
Perfect work!

Congratulations on your 40 years too x

Thanks for joining in with our Colour Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week ;)

Carol x

Clare Curcio said...

Hi, Grace! Time does fly! I'm going on 33 years with my hubby.

Your card is wonderful!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Grace this is fabulous. I love the textures on here with the fabric. What a lovely layout and detailed arrangement. Magnificent. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a thrill to visit and see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Bobbi Miller said...

Grace, Congratulations on 40 wonderful years! How special it must be! This card is just as special as you! Beautiful and inspiring! Enjoy your week! Hugs xo

Sherry said...

Congrats on the 40 years! We must have gotten married in the same year because my husband and I will celebrate our 40th next month!beautiful card btw!!!

Mickie said...

Wow, what an accomplishment, 40 yrs, congratulations to you and your hubby. A beautiful card to celebrate too!

Thistleblue said...

Happy Anniversary! such a lovely card, really like the blue with the browns and the lace is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Ellephantastic this month.
hugs
Michelle
Elle DT
xx

velta said...

Totally awesome Grace! I cannot believe that you actually "stamped" on this material and it turned out just perfect! What a great idea girl! Thank you for the inspiration and congratulations on your 40th!! Have a wonderful week my friend!

Vintage Rose said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful testament - 40 yrs. - not many can say that. Love your beautiful card.

Ellephantastic said...

Great layers!
What a lovely card. Thank you for joining us this month.
Hugs Helen x

Alicia said...

Wow! This is incredibly beautiful! I love the quote. Thank you for joining in with us at Southern Girls this fortnight. I have some candy on my blog if you are interested in joining in.
Alicia xx
http://alicia-timetocreate.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

wow Grace, this is just awesome..I love how you stamped this on the linen and those hearts are a lovely touch. Your ribbon and lace is just perfect with this.

40 years, what a blessing.

MariLynn said...

WOW Grace, this is amazing!!! Love it!!! Congratulations on 40!

Fleur said...

Wow this is stunning, really beautiful
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

karenw said...

Everything about this card is so right. the embroidery and the colour scheme - so inspiring!!
Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls, xx

Atif said...

What a beautiful card and love your card designing.....
plastic cards
clear business cards

Colleen Dietrich said...

Grace - WOW! This is beautiful down to every last little detail. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a stunning card Grace!! I just love the use of fabric, the stitching and the entire design!! You are incredible!! Thanks for supporting the Shining the Light challenge, it means the world to me. See you at 12:30!
hugs,
Chris

Silke Ledlow said...

Happy 40th Anniversary Grace & hubby! Here is to many, many more!

Your card of this weeks challenge is just fabbo. I really like how you stamped on the fabric and the buttons are a super cute touch! Hugs ~S~

maryr917 said...

first let me say "happy anniversary" what a milestone grace-I love this beautiful card-the linen fabric stamping is awesome-thanks for playing along in the “non-paper material” creative belli challenge

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Congrats!
Your card is beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!

Ren-Yi said...

Grace - this card is gorgeous. I love your pattern paper and cute little heart buttons. Stamping on the fabric is also a great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Mami Doodles.

Sussie said...

I scrolled down your blog and checked your cards! They are all so lovely! And with wonderful sentiments!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Ah, peaceful...fabulous!