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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Counting Blessings

Coffee of the Day - Vanilla Biscotti

I am sorry for the late post today - haven't been feeling well and couldn't get around easily. the compy was really rough on my head, so have avoided it. but did want to get my card posted for one of the challenges, so this will be short. Please be sure to check back tomorrow for the big blog hop for Jaimie.

I checked out the new challenge over at
Stampin' Sisters in Christ for the week. It is to make a card that honors the times when God is unseen based on the verse in Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (NIV) I know that so often I feel God's presense when I am in worship, not necessarily in a building, but when listening to music. I can close my eyes and get lost in the notes, the rhythms, the feels of the stanzas, the words. I love to stand in a church service among my fellow brothers and sisters and get carried away to God's feet. I can feel the angels singing along, and I know God smiles. But I can also hold tight to those feelings when times get tough, such as now when I am physically so very weary, and know that He has not left me. He is still holding me, the angels are still singing, and the music still plays. I may not feel it as strongly, but it is all still there just the same.

So I printed the church image from Doodle Beans on this beautiful Prima paper, as a subtle reminder, that not all has to be so 'in your face obvious'. The sentiment comes from the Count Your Blessings Leaves digi. Using my circle punch, I punched out just the words, distressed the edges, and then popped it up in the center of this wonderful Prima flower. I added some neat glitter flourishes from Making Memories, pretty crochet trim, and vintage buttons. I followed a sketch from Whimsy and their challenge for the week.

Try something new this week with your digis - print them on decorative paper, use only a portion, mix several together, or whatever floats your boat! Then post back 'cause I would love to see! See you tomorrow! Jennifer


Unknown said...

Beautiful card Jennifer! Love the vintage feel and all the fab textures. Thanks for playing along at Whimsy! :)

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful card Jennifer! thanks for sharing and have a great week!

I hope that you are feeling better!!!


Gina Lindsay said...

Great reminder Jennifer. Sometimes it's hard to remember that God is always there. his is a beautiful card, I really like the colors and everything. Hope tomorrow is a better day.

Stef H said...

i'm so sorry you're not feeling well today, but it sure didn't hurt your crafting! this is just beautiful. very vintage! love it.


Carmen O. said...

So pretty, has a great vintage look to it. Beautiful job!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

sorry you arent feeling well...loved reading your post! l love praise music home, i love to stamp with my praise music and just hum and sing along (only Jesus likes to hear me sing LOL!)

you are so awesome with the digis..i've never tried looking at what you do with them and this one is another inspiration! hugs, and will pray for you,

Unknown said...

I hope you feel better!
I love the vintage feeling on this card. It looks like you really put a lot of work into this. The flower with the sentiment is a great technique- Thanks for sharing!


Barbara said...

Jennifer beautiful card and i hope your feeling better and know your always in my thoughts and prayers.I miss ya when i dont see you on some of the groups,just get better.Hugs

Dawn M said...

love the stamp on the dp, beautiful!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous vintage card, Jennifer! The textures are amazing. Love it!

Laurie said...

How sweet!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. I like the idea of digi stamps. I have not tried them yet.

Thanks for entering this is SSC Challenge this week.

Helen said...

Beautiful card! That church image is amazing! I love how you used the sentiment as the middle of the flower. Great work!
Thanks for sharing it with us at SSCC!

MariLynn said...

This is so pretty. I love the lace and that little Church image. I agree with you about worship. I hope you get to feeling better soon.

Tameko said...

Very nice.

Susie M. said...

This is really pretty. I like the colors and the image is wonderful!

Pamela said...

I love it!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC!