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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blessing


When I was making this card for my mother I was thinking about a blessing, and the old hymn, "Count your blessings name them one by one, count your many blessings see what God has done." Many times our complaining drowns out all the life lessons that God is trying to show us. . I work with a person I did not like, and it was impressed on me that this person was a blessing in my life, HOW?? The word of God says "iron sharpens iron" it gave me an opportunity to pour out the love of Christ as Christ pours it out on me daily. It gave me a chance to work out my christian principles by loving unconditionally, love is a choice not a feeling, so this person who I did not like, was a blessing in my life. I have learned in my many years in Christ, that all things good or bad works out for the good of those who are in Christ Jesus, if we would just stop complaining and realize that our life is a blessing and we are called to be a blessing to others.

I made this card for the Gina K sketch challenge, try it out because you can win free stamps over there :), no I haven't won anything yet but this is my second card. This stamp is from Stamping Up "from the garden" It is hugh. This card is 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, gold embossed, colored with pencil and gamsol, and markers. I used papertrey raspberry fizz and basic grey bitter sweet.
Have a Blessed Day, and Count your Blessings

28 comments:

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This is gorgeous Becky! The image fits on your size card so much better than the one I made with the regular size cs base. Your 'blossom' is so majestic done with the gold embossing! Lovely message along with your card.
Hugs!

JessicaLynn said...

Wow.. is that embossed? I love it. Colored really nice too!

Jessica Lynn

xiumaiyuki said...

I love the meaning behind this card. I, too, need to give life a "blessed" out-look. Thank you for the reminder. This card is gorgeous!!! that flower is beautiful and I love the gold embossing...it really pops out at you.

Heidi said...

this is the first time I have seen this stamp used- it is awesome!

Judi M said...

What a wonderful paper choice to coordinate with this stamp. It's neat how the pattern echoes the detail lines in the flower's petals and leaves. Huge is right -- I've never tried a card this large. It's quite impressive.

Mary said...

Becky, this is absolutely gorgeous! LOVE the gold embossing! Beautiful coloring, too!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love your image. Thanks for the heads up about the sketch challenge. I love Gina K. stamps!!

Becky, you asked if I used brads at the bottom of my cards. I used tiny colored rhinestones to embellish the birdcage as well as the ribbon. Thanks for the sweet comment!

Jackie said...

Your card looks so exquisite...you are so right, we are all blessed.

~*Joni said...

Oh Becky, this is just so beautiful. I love the simplicity and beauty of your card, the image is a perfect focus and the DP is wonderful. Your hymn says it all! I want you to know that I will still be a faithful follower, between your work and my Hercules (heehee) I can't ever leave!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty!! I thought that stamp was from SU, but had to keep reading to make sure :) lol

I will have to go and check out her challenges, I do have some of her stamp sets that I havent used in awhile, and Im thinking maybe its time :) LOL

Love how you used the gold as highlights on this, Beautiful job!!!

Have a wonderful Sunday hun!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl :)

Love your story :) very true, and nice!!! :)

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Becky...I really love it! tfs!!!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a beautiful card.

~Michelle~ said...

i love the little row of gems on the embossed circle! Fun idea!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

How pretty. The gold is a nice detail.

Loretta Rodger said...

AMEN to those sentiments! The card is beautiful!

Michelle said...

i love this stamp set...and you did a wonderful job with this card...beautiful detaiing and coloring...TFS!

mamia said...

Becky, I love your card. I have this stamp but have never used it, you have inspired me to ink it up. Also, you have inspired me to count my blessings more often. Thanks!

Wendy said...

Very pretty! Beautiful work with the image!!

Mandy said...

Yes, we ARE called to bless others! Easier said than done at times, but still true. Beautiful card. :)

Mugs said...

All of the detailing on the flower is gorgeous! Your mom will definitely love this card :)

Joanne Travis said...

I love this stamp and you've colored it so beautifully! I'm ready for spring and some gardening already. So far Mother Nature just isn't cooperating with warmer weather :)

Carmen said...

The embossing is marvelous! Great card.

Cassie said...

it's gorgeous!! i have always loved this stamp and you did such a beautiful job with it!

lovely message as well on blessings! thanks for sharing it!

MollyD said...

I love the size card you used - it works well with this image!!

I so struggle with this concept of loving those that I do not like and hold a grudge against...aren't we all a work in progress in Him? :)

Paula said...

Becky, I don't know how you found me but thanks for stopping by. I so like this sentiment. This is just the thing I have been looking for. Where can I get it?

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a gorgeous card! I love this stamp, have it, but have never inked it up! shame on me! thanks for the encouragemnet to get it inky! and thank you for the reminder about that beautiful hymn!

a dear friend sent me an email last week that said God sends us people who will hurt us. I had to stop and tell Him thank you for that. We only grow when we can let it ALL go and lean upon Him - but gosh, that is soooooo hard to do!

Dru said...

Hi Becky - welcome to Design D.I.V.A.s. This card is so beautiful love that little fairy. I'll have you on my list in just a little bit. Take Care

Katy said...

Very pretty! I love the background paper.