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)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Warm Wishes

Hello friends!  Is anyone else tired of the snow, ice, and freezing temperatures?  Here's a little card full of warm wishes made for Ally's Sketch Challenge this week over at Splitcoaststampers:

Creative Nugget:  KaiserCraft patterned paper, Baja Breeze, and Poppy Red card stock form the layers for the sketch with a Poppy Red Scalloped Border stitched down the middle.  Mmmmmmm…hot chocolate looks pretty good right now, don't you think!  This darling cup of cocoa is from the new Winnie's Warm Wishes stamp set released this month by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  It's colored with Copic Markers to match the DP.  Some metallic thread and heart crystals were added to finish the card.


Here are the products from the SNSS Store used to make this card:

This card will be entered for the following challenges:
Crafting from the Heart - Challenge 47 Anything Goes
Crafting When We Can - Challenge 88 Stitching Real or Faux
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge 132 Make Your Mark

A little hot chocolate to warm the heart and now a little inspiration to feed the soul...

Inspirational Nugget: Our golden, Kody, has absolutely no fear of my hubby and I.   We can be reading in bed or sitting on the couch and up he jumps and plops his head right on our laps.  Yes…he is a bit spoiled and we do allow him on only these two pieces of furniture.  He comes to us boldly and confidently, knowing that he has nothing to fear from us.  I was thinking of this while reading during my devotion time the other day.

"Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it]."

Love this verse in the Amplified Bible.  How wonderful to know that no matter where we are in our walk with the Lord, we can come boldly to Him with our needs, and He gives us just what we need at just the right time!  Now that's something you can carry with you in your heart for a time when you need it!

I hope you've been inspired by your visit…thanks for stopping by!
Have a warm and wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

6 comments:

Robin said...

Your card is just lovely! I too am sick of the snow and ice. Ready for Spring to get here. Your dog is adorable! Like you my dog jumps up on my bed and sleeps with my daughter. I love your inspiration as well. It is nice to know He is always with us. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CWWC and good luck! Hugs, Robin

Tanja said...

although I live together with four cats, I think your dog Kody is adorable - I would like to give him a big hug - your card is beautiful - I love the layout and the coloring - thanks for joining us at ATSM this week

Carol L said...

My hand is up in the air, waving in total agreement for this cold weather! Making this warm wishes card was just the thing to do! I love all those hearts and great colors! Cute pooch too :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the hearts and sweet image and the stitching is a lovely touch. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Wei said...

Lovely, cheerful, and bright card! Love your sweet hearts background and the gorgeous layout. Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

cm said...

Such a pretty card, with the eye-catching hearts, the special touch stitching, and warm cup of cocoa. Thank you for sharing at ATSM!
~c