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)

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Friendly CASE

"Friend!  How sacred the word.  Born in the heart of God, and given to man as a treasure from the eternities~no word in the languages so heavily freighted with meaning."  ~Cyrus B. Nubbaum~  I count it a blessing to to have quite a few true friends.

Inspirational Nugget: There is truth to the saying that to have a friend, you must be a friend.  It seems today that  many are so easily offended.  Years of friendship are destroyed by a single slip.  We forget that we are not as perfect as we expect others to be.  To have a friend means to overlook, forbear, forgive, esteem highly, deny ourselves, and love. As we do this, we will gain a true friend, one who will stick with us through the good times and the trials of this life.  "The man of many friends [a friend of all the world] will prove himself a bad friend, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." (Proverbs 18:24)  True friends are treasures that enrich our lives and bring comfort and relief.  Jesus is a friend to all believers and He sticks closer than a brother.  "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)  That is what Jesus did for you and for me!  Now that's a true friend!

Creative Nugget: The Free 4 All challenge at SCS today was to CASE a friend, and the Sweet 'n Sassy Digital Challenge was "All About Summer."  LeAnne Pugliese was the first friend at SCS that I got to meet in person.  Through her friendship, I have met many wonderful stampers, kindred spirits, from PA.  LeAnne's gallery is full of fabulous inspiration, but I chose her Mother's Day card to CASE. I changed the theme of the card and the colors, but kept the same design elements on my "Thanks From Paradise" card.  The image is colored with Copic Markers.  The whitecaps on the waves were highlighted with a white gel pen and given a layer of Diamond Stickles.  The umbrella was paper pieced and the shells were given a heavy coat of Glossy Accents.  The DP panels were pierced and the white panel was given some texture with the canvas impression absolute favorite way to add texture!  Wouldn't it be wonderful to meet here, my friends, for a relaxing day of fun in the sun!  Thanks for your friendship, LeAnne, and thank you for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Paradise Digi (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Vintage Picnic (PTI), Shells (SU!)
Ink: Night of Navy (SU!), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Pure Luxury White (Gina K), Night of Navy (SU!), Echo Park DP
Accessories: Oval Nesties (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Tool Kit (SU!), Silk Ribbon (PTI), Signo White Gel Pen, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents (Ranger), Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, YR16, YR18BG000, BG02, BG07, E31, E33, E35, E50, YG13, YG17, B37, B39, W00. W1, W3, 0


merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous!!! your colouring is amazing :-) Thanks for playing along with us at SNSDC.

Jan Marie said...

Lovely work! Caught my eye and the Sweet 'n Sassy Challenge blog and had to come see up close! Love your blog. May the Lord bless you!

Carol L said...

Your cased card of LeAnn's is so cute and relaxing! I get a sense of serenity just visualizing myself sitting in that chair enjoying a nice breeze coming off the water. Ahhhhh......
And I love love LOVE your blog banner with those beautiful hydrangeas and your sweet dog smiling :) Have a wonderful weekend :)