Monday, July 5, 2010

Don't Be Anxious

Happy Monday, Day after Independence Day. What an encouraging reminder this verse is to not worry, to go to God in prayer when we feel the emotion arise in us and to continually thank God for all He has provided and will provide! Now why isn't it always as easy as it sounds to do this?! This morning I finished this card for the SNTODBD12 - Stamping in Time with Betty over at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. LeAnne, the Challenge host, gave us a picture of a colorful handbag to be inspired by the colors, pattern, design, etc. I like the colors and flowery pattern so I had a few different ideas floating around but here's what I went with!

I made an 8.5x11 background paper using a Floral Flourish Stamp from an Inkadinkado clear set and some of the colors I saw in the picture. For this card, it is matted on a very dark purple (it matches the Currant ink color I used for the verse, border and some flowers tho it looks almost black in these pics) then on gray cardstock.

I love the Ironworks Borders stamps used here to frame the scripture stamp from Our Daily Bread. It was also fun to break out some of my old (eksuccess flowers) and new punches (MS branch) and dies to embellish with. Sponging a brighter pink onto the paper flowers really helps them to stand out.

Stamps: Our Daily Bread-Scripture Collection 4, Ironworks Borders; Inkadinkado-Floral Flourishes clear set;
Ink: SU-Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Hot Pink, Going Gray; Adirondack-Currant;
Accessories: EKSuccess flower punches, Spellbinders Flourish Accent, Martha Stewart Branch punch, Stickles-Cotten Candy Pink

Here's another card I had made using the same materials as the one above. This is actually the one I made first. I think I overdid the sponging on the verse, just a tad.. : } The satin ribbon really matches the green cardstock border but it's reflecting the light here.

Again I sponged alittle ink (Currant) on the pale pink flowers here to help them stand out. Boy, I guess I went alittle sponge crazy on this card!

Stamps: Our Daily Bread-Scripture Collection 4, Ironworks Borders; Inkadinkado-Floral Flourishes clear set;
Ink: SU-Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss; Adirondack-Currant;
Accessories: Spellbinders Flourish Accent, Martha Stewart punches-Branch, Embossed ZigZag border; Kaiser paper flowers, Offray Ribbon & large circle brad from JoAnns

This maybe it for my creativity for a few days. My Hubby and inlaws are coming in Friday evening, so lots to do to get ready....nah...just some cleaning (as if that's not alot)...well, I'm alittle optimistic at the moment, but I'm sure I'll (and Scott will) think of lots to do! Until then the pooch and I are going for a hike to enjoy the sunny, breezy weather here today, after almost a week of clouds and scattered showers!

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  1. Beautiful! Love the background you created to go with the fabulous scripture!

  2. Oh these are so beautiful!!! I love the colors, the flourishes you added to the background and every detail. It thrills my heart to see the verse that i submitted for this special set in use because it's one that speaks to my heart so often! Sorry i'm so late seeing it but I have been away much of July! These are wonderful!!!


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