Friday, April 3, 2015

Lifting You Up In Prayer

I recently went through a very scary time when I thought I was going to lose my mother.  She was rushed to the hospital because of a problem with her heart.  I live about 1,000 miles away from my family and so I spent several hours trying to decide if I should be hopping a plane or not.  My sister told me to wait and promised she would let me know if I needed to come so I waited and prayed.  She ended up needing a pacemaker and I was able to spend a few minutes talking to her before her surgery.  She is doing great now but I do plan a trip home soon.  I also have had many friends going through similar things and decided to make some more cards to have on hand for times like this.

This card features a variety of older stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The background uses one of their lacy background stamps, Crocheted Background, embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Belgian Cream embossing powder on craft cardstock.  This is added to layers of dark brown and light blue.

The sentiment and frame is an older mini sentiments set, embossed with Sparkle N Sprinkle’s Brown Fizz embossing powder.  I popped it up on a decorative die cut, cut from the light blue cardstock with Sue Wilson Designs' Beverly Hills die from her Californian Collection.  This was popped up on the card front.

I used ODBD’s Crocheted Border along the bottom.  I embossed it with Brown Fizz on the light blue cardstock and fussy cut it.  

I did the same with the butterfly from ODBD’s Butterfly Corner.

I really love the softness of this card.

Have a blessed Easter.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC232 Anything Goes with ODBD
Scrapy Land Challenge #15 - Anything Goes using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells
My Craft Creations Challenge 1/4-28/4/15 – Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #209: Anything Goes....Must Include a Die Cut!
Everybody Art Challenge #318 – Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE292 -  "Anything Goes"


Graciellie Ch said...

Marie, your card is so sweet, elegant and beautiful! I love all the embossing and the background is definetely my favorite! I'm so glad you joined us this week at ODBD. Thanks for sharing your creative designs with us! Hugs, Gracie / Graciellie Design

Donna Ellis said...

How gorgeous and elegant, Marie! I'm glad your mom is improving! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

cm said...

Adding my voice to the others: your card is gorgeous! So glad to know that your mom is doing alright! I agree: family time is precious, especially when we live a distance from one another. Hope you'll have a travel opportunity soon. Thank you for joining the gallery at The Pink Elephant!
~c (TPE Guest Designer)

Lori Kobular said...

Very pretty card and I do hope that you Mom is feeling better now! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #15!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so sorry for your recent scare!! Praying your Mom is much better now!! I love the card your created with the crocheted background and your choice of colors!! I am sure the recipient would be comforted when receiving this beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD! Have a blessed Easter!!

Shelly said...

Oh just beautiful!

Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas!