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Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Beautiful Thankful Day! :)

Coffee of the Day - Almond Roca


I was reminded this morning while reading the new challenge over at Stampin Sisters in Christ, that we need to be thankful in all things. How like God to know that I had this card planned for today! :) It is amazing to me how such little things can be of importance to Him. and what a difference they can make in our lives. It's not a big deal really, but it is certainly enough to make me grin and know that in His way, He is saying, "see, my child, I know EVERYTHING about you and I am watching. I know it all, and I care about every detail of your day. I love you THAT MUCH!" and so I say 'thank you, God, for loving me always, most especially when I don't deserve it', which feels like most of the times. and thank you, faithful blogging friends, for sticking with me through the good times and bad! so this card is for you! you touch my day each time you stop by and join me for a cuppa, leave a little comment love, which is in itself leaving a little bit of yourself behind for me to cherish. :)


My card uses this wonderful digi from Doodle Beans. It is available in both black and brown print. Here I have used the brown. The paper is Basic Grey Indian Summer. I sponged rose on the sentiment and around the edges. Artichoke was inked over the distressed edges and also sprayed using my ink squirty tool. I did a light gold wash over the entire piece. The leaves and berries were filled in with spiced cider shimmerz paint. I added this fabby glitter flourish from Making Memories and a handfull of buttons from my vintage stash. Some JoAnn's lace trim and vintage seam tape finish off the card.


I guess what makes me giggle the most about this card is that I had one of my all time fave CD's playing while I was making it - one by a group called 'The Insyderz' entitled Skalleluia. They are a Christian Ska band. It is just so in contrast to my card - but that is me! sassy and shabby all at the same time! :) good thing God loves me just as I am, but is always moving me to where HE wants me to be!!! thank Heavens for grace!


Have a glorious day! love ya!
Jennifer

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Hi Jennifer!

Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Your work is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining the group at PCP and hope you will come and share some of your wonderful creativity with us!

Michelle :)

Micki said...

Isn't it amazing how God loves us even with all of our imperfections. I love the sentiment & love the card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very nice card!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

we serve an awesome God! and your words were so true! it amazes me that He loves me in spite of me..AND that He even cares about my joy in stampin'...we may not have "perfect" lives in the eyes of the world, but its pretty perfect for me knowing that I have a God who has it all under control....and I dont have to understand the trials - just try to learn from them and lean on him....oops! sorry for the novel!

Davi said...

This is a very beautiful card. How true it is that His love for us is unfailing and how thankful we should be that He does care about the smallest things.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

they say GOD works in mysterious ways! this is beautiful. the shimmerz gives it the perfect "light" and i love how you chalked the sentiment. of course i love the lace too!

hugs,

Scrappin' Kat Woman said...

Jennifer, this is an awesome card!

Cindy said...

How beautiful. Love your choice in papers and all the detailing.

Cindy said...

Great card! I love all of the textures and details!!

peggysue said...

That is one special card, I like the framing of the sentiment and the little extra touches you added.

Vicki said...

Such a beautiful card, Jennifer! And what an awesome God we serve! Blessings to you!

Anne said...

What a serene, gorgeous card, this is just lovely

MiamiKel said...

Gorgeous Jennifer! Has such a soft, vintage feel to it - lovely!!

Diane Davies said...

Beautiful card! I love finding out my online scrap friends are also sisters in Christ! : )

Sara said...

Very pretty Jennifer!

Catherine said...

Great card and wonderful post, Jennifer! How true, He knows us so well ("warts" and all) and loves us so much. In everything, I am beginning to see His hand, and it is so marvelous and wonderous. There is so much to be thankful for.

I love the tactile/textural qualities of this card! All of your creations are always so rich in detail.

Hugs,
C-

MariLynn said...

The buttons and lace on your card are so pretty. I love the texture they add.

Kristine said...

Hi Jennifer! :) This is such a beautiful card! LOVE that DP in the background, love your sentiment and the pink shading around it. Gorgeous! :) Thanks again for entering this week at SSCC - it's so great having you. I really enjoy your cards each week. Hugs!!