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, July 2, 2011

Happy July 4th Weekend!

First, let me tell you how excited I am about joining the team of sweet and talented stampers at The Sweet Stop, Sweet 'n Sassy's Sketch Challenge Blog!  Each week I will be sharing a new card based on their sketch.  Since I needed to make two sympathy cards, I used this week's sketch to make one of them.  The card below is for my cousin who recently lost her husband to cancer.  This was a devastating blow to this wonderful Christian family.  I pray the Lord will sustain them in the difficult days ahead.

Inspirational Nugget: We cannot know how many days we have upon this earth.  Our challenge is to live each day as if it were our last.  Although we do not know when we will take our last breath, we can be prepared for that day.  "Just as everyone must die once and be judged, so Christ was offered as a sacrifice one time to take away the sins of many people."  (Hebrews 9:27-28)  When we repent of our sins and believe on Jesus Christ we can know where we will spend eternity.  This removes the fear of death.  "O death, where is your victory?  O death, where is your sting?  ...but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."  (1 Corinthians 15:55, 57)

Creative Nugget:  This is my sample for The Sweet Stop Sketch for this week. The Toile Blossoms branch was stamped randomly on the back panel and just a blush of color added to the blooms with a copic marker.  The canvas impression plate and some piercing around the border add texture to this panel.  A different blossom branch from the set was used for the front panel.  A satin bow and a sentiment complete the card.  The soft stone, black, and soft pink color palette bring an elegance to this sympathy card.  Stop on over to The Sweet Stop to see more fabulous cards created by the other Sugar Babies and join the fun.  We'd love to see what you can do with the sketch.  Have a wonderful July 4th holiday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Toile Blossoms (Retired SU!), Mini Tags 1 (ODBD)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Pink Pirouette (SU!)
Paper: Soft Stone, True Black (PTI), Be Mine DP (Echo Park)
Accessories: Tool Kit (SU!), Rectangle Nesties (Spellbinders), Sweet Blush Silk Ribbon (PTI), Copic Markers RV00, RV21, RV23


Shannon White said...

Wow Cathy, this is soo pretty and delicate. I know your cousin will appreciate all the love you put into this card. I am so sorry for her loss.

Shannon 8-)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous card Cathy. The flower images are so pretty and I love the soft colors. Sorry you had to use this card though! Welcome to SSS! :o)

Jennipher said...

Great card Cathy! I love that blossom image. Welcome to the team!

Carol L said...

Congratulations on joining the DT! I know you'll be a wonderful addition to an already fabulous team!
Your card is gorgeous, and sure to bring comfort to your cousin. I'm so sorry for her loss.

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is so beautifully elegant!! I am so happy you are a part of the team..Welcome!!

Janice M said...

What a Beautiful card Cathy! Welcome to the team!