Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Thankful Cross

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Truffle

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends! I hope that today finds you happy, healthy, and enjoying the many ways in which you find yourself blessed! May your day be filled with joy and laughter!

Today's card is another one for a SHINE challenge over at Paper Craft Planet. The 2nd challenge was to create a project showcasing something for which you are thankful. My middle son, Mick, and I had spent Wed. together listening to CD's and talking about music. So as I contemplated this challenge, the lyrics for many of my favorite songs were running through my mind. Immediately I knew that I wanted to use this portion of "The Wonderful Cross" for my card. I have several cross stamps, but decided to step out of my comfort zone, which is something that in 'real life' God asks me to do quite often. So I used some colors that I would rarely pick up in my every day stamping. This card has a different look than mine usually do, and I struggled with it quite a bit. At one point I actually went into the kitchen and prayed, "God, this card is supposed to be for You. But it is ending up being one of my worst ones yet. Show me how to bring some kind of glory to you." And then the pieces started coming together.

So precious Father, this one is for You. Thank you for your grace, that I never deserve, but you pour out new for me every single day of my life. You bless me abundantly with these beautiful people I am blessed to call family. Thank you for loving me even when I am unlovable and for surrounding me with people who love me as you do that I call friends. Amen. :)


Unknown said...

I really like that cross. Nice card! I can totally relate to praying over cards. I have done that many times. Isn't it wonderful to know a God who cares about our little things!

Katy Myhre said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Katy SCS Grp.

Gina Lindsay said...

I think you card came together very nicely!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

This is so breathtaking! Love it!

Conni said...

looks great, and Happy thnaks giving to my friends south of the border


thinker said...

That's such a powerful song - thanks for showcasing it in such an awesome way!!!