And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cherry Night Cakes

Betty has chosen some wonderful colors for CC328 this week at Splitcoaststampers.  We are to use Cherry Cobbler (my favorite red), Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, and neutrals of choice.  The dessert option is to use something from the kitchen.  Check out the fantastic samples and come join in the fun.  These colors just screamed patriotic to me which led me to think about and pray for our nation.

Inspirational Nugget:  Our Sunday School class has been using Max Lucado's book, Just Like Jesus, to discuss ways to be like Christ, and this week's subject was about having a heart of hope. How appropriate since many in America seemed filled with hopelessness and despair.  There has been so much loss lately...the earth seems to be groaning like a woman in travail.  When Jesus was facing the cross, he kept his focus on his Father.  He did not lose hope even in hopeless circumstances because he knew he could trust God.  There is our answer...look beyond your circumstances to the one who can handle your circumstances.  "Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God: which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever..." (Psalms 146:5-6)

Creative Nugget:  I just had to use my new Patriotic Cocoa digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps for these colors.  The image was printed on Cryogen White card stock and colored with Copic Markers.  I love the way this card stock shimmers and it is great to use with Copics.  The banner was made by stamping the stripes from an old retired Stampin' Up! set called "Old Glory," DP from the Paper Loft, and a little paper pleating.  For the kitchen dessert option, I cut a wooden skewer to fit the banner, sanded the ends, and colored it with a Prussian Blue marker.  All layers were then overstamped with the Canvas background stamp using Antique Linen Distress ink.  I'll also be submitting this card for the Sweet 'n Sassy Digi Challenge, All About Summer,  since it has a summer theme and the Cocoa image was a download.  If you are a praying person...pray for America today...and thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Patriotic Cocoa Digi image (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Canvas Background Stamp (SU!)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU!), Antique Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Cryogen White, Pure Luxury White (Gina K), Night of Navy, Craft, Cherry Cobbler (SU!), The Paper Loft DP
Accessories: Scor-Pal, Circle Nestie and Lacey Circle Dies (Spellbinder), Embossed Scallop Edger Punch (EK Success), Baker's Twine (PTI), Sharpie Poster Paint Marker, Skewer, Copic Markers B34, B37, B39, R00, R20, R39, R59, R89, E40, E42, E43, E44



Jan Marie said...

And nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus! Thanks so much for your encouraging words and your beautiful card! Fervent prayers being lifted for our nation and our leaders that we might turn and walk once again in the path of righteousness! Blessings and thanks so much for your post!

LeAnne said...

Thanks for your inspirational nugget today, Cathy! My DH continually reminds me of this when I begin to fret and worry. Your card is quite sweet...I love the layout. Perhaps THIS one is the one I should CASE? I'd better do it soon, as I think I need to take a blogging break here soon!

merrymstamper said...

Wow!!! love your patriotic card that certainly fits the summer theme! 4th of July here we come! thanks for playing along with us at SNSDC7:-)