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Friday, July 8, 2011

Ever Grateful for So Much

Coffee of the Day - Cinnamon Hazelnut

Good morning to my wonderful friends & family! as the song goes, it is well with my soul...... that song is playing right now - the Jars of Clay version that is, so a little pumped up & oh, so funky and fab! ;) I couldn't sleep last night, (thank you dear doggies), but I think it was more a gentle nudging from God just to say hello. how often do you get caught up in your life and forget to "be still...." as He so often asks of us. as I lie in bed, I was overcome with just how very blessed my life really is. now don't misunderstand - we are dirt poor financially, have illness to deal with, but are rich in love of friends & family, a house to protect us, & food to keep us from going hungry. our needs are met every day. and I am blessed & filled with joy to be loved by my husband and sons. what more could I need?

so I got up and made this card. word of warning - cards made at 2 a.m. by me are rarely pretty. tee hee! you would think I would have learned my lesson by now, but no.......

I hadn't used this new SU! set, The Open Sea, yet, so wanted to make a card to send off to the guys at Camp next week. with the theme this summer being 'Anchors Away', I think it will be perfect for them - plus no ribbon which is the number one criteria for any card going to them! :) papers are from the Basic Grey Oxford collection. the little sentiment tag is actually a scrap of vintage book paper I had saved from trimming. perfect for this tag! everything else is pretty self-explanatory.

have a most glorious day!
love ya! Jennifer

Aud Sentiments - sentiment with at least 2 words
Paper Crafting Journey - for him (how about for 4 hims? grins!)
Your Next Stamp - buttons
Crafter's Companion - one for the boys


ahlers5 said...

This is really pretty. I just used this set for my son-in-law's birthday this coming weekend.

Stef H said...

oh my friend, you are blessed and if we only realized that it is just those things that make us blessed, we'd all be better off!

you are soooooooooo wrong!!! cards made by you at 2:00 a.m. are just as gorgeous as your daytime ones! i love this!!!!

have a super, fabulous weekend!

hugs :)

Nancy said...

What a beautiful post, Jennifer. And a beautiful card, too! I love it and why do I not have Basic Grey's Oxford paper yet?! ;)

Great idea to save smaller vintage paper scraps too - I may not be good with scraps, but those would be just the right touch for so many things. Great tip. HUGS!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful post and card! Thank you for the reminder to be still and enjoy the moment of life we are in and to be thankful for what we have.

I think your card is fabulous! I love the design and the tag.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cat said...

LOVE your post, Jennifer! God is good! Your card is gorgeous! Such a stunning Vintage look! Hugs

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. I love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Anita said...

Stunning card! I wouldn't be brave enough to share a card I made. What a cool card to go with the theme. I love your thinking.

Barbara said...

Jennifer what a great card i havent used mine yet because it was for fathers day cards but life got in the way.LOL!!!And thank you for the reminder to take time to be still and grateful for what i the way you think

Melissa Czapor said...

Jennifer - love the card!! Thank you so much for the wonderful reminder to be still and listen. I have been struggling a lot with my relationship with the Lord - I really needed this reminder!! Blessings and Hugs!!

Unknown said...

I Spy Basic Grey!! :) Love your card Jennifer. Thanks so much for joining us a PCJ this challenge.

Lisa x

Unknown said...

I Spy Basic Grey!! :) Love your card Jennifer. Thanks so much for joining us a PCJ this challenge.

Lisa x

Gem said...

a lovely creation! Thanks for sharing with us at AUD Sentiments :) Gemma

Carolina said...

Stunning card!!! Thanks for joining us over at Aud Sentiments.

Anonymous said...

I love the feel of your card, it is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp Challenges!

Hazel said...

Jennifer I love this card the colours are just wonderful. Hazel x