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)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

God's Mercies

Hello Sweet Friends!  Can you believe that June has rolled around already...where did May go?  Along with June we've been hit with hot, temperatures in the high 90's, and HUMID weather!  That is not a good combination for me, and I don't mind telling you that my walks with Kody have been curtailed this week, and we've been staying in the air conditioning.  I love summer, but this is way too hot, way too soon! So...while we've been staying in, I've been busy stamping and Kody has been curled up at my feet under the desk were I work!

Here it is Saturday again and time for a new sketch at The Sweet Stop!  Speaking of new...aren't you glad that God's mercies are new every day?  God's faithfulness is so great, that no matter how we slip up or make mistakes, we can start each day with a clean slate just by asking for forgiveness.  That's good news and the theme of my sample today.

Creative Nugget:  The front of the card was made with a combination of My Mind's Eye and Cosmo Cricket designer papers stitched to Smokey Shadow card stock and mounted to a Vintage Cream card base.  The large Poppy Background by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps was stamped on some matching MME paper from the Blush paper pad and cut out to pop on the square panel. The sentiment from the New Creature stamp set, also by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, was stamped on Vintage Cream card stock, cut with a Fluer de Lis Square, sponged with Pumice Stone Distress ink, and attached to the card.  I found some sparkly micro beads in my stash that I've had for years, and used Glossy Accents to adhere them to the center of the poppy.  Pearls and seam binding finish the card.  Hope you like it!

For more inspiration for this week's sketch, check out the blogs of the talented Sugar Babies.  I hope you'll be able to join us for SSS213 over at The Sweet Stop!  We look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery!

Sugar Babies

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stay cool and have a wonderful day!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Poppy Background, New Creature (SNSS)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pumice Stone Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Smokey Shadow (PTI), Blush Paper Pad (My Mind's Eye), Girl Friday DP (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories: Scallop Border Dies (SNSS), Fleur de Lis Square Die (Spellbinders), Sew Mini (Janome), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Micro Beads (SU!), Seam Binding (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Pearls


LeAnne said...

I love this, Cathy! It popped right out at me from the gallery. I just love those papers, they are some of my favorites! Awesome card with an awesome verse; yes, I am glad his mercies are new every day! TFS!

Robin Parker said...

Cathy, love how you used designer paper to create your poppy! And the sentiment is perfect and I love the frame around your sentiment.

Conniecrafter said...

pretty paper for the flower and love your choice for the center!

Teresa Kline said...

I luv this card, gorgeous!

enjoy *~*

Shannon White said...

Just Beautiful Beautiful Miss Cathy! Love your Pretty paper pieced Blossom and Wonderful sentiment! 8-)


Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Cathy. Love the paper-pieced poppie and the decorative square with the greeting. What a great take on the sketch.

Unknown said...

Beautiful, beautiful card and I just love your sentiment! How true it is!