Thursday, September 4, 2014

Birthday card

Good evening Y'all!!!   I hope and pray that everyone is doing well and excited about being a part of God's great plan this wonderful night.   I certainly am, and I'm pretty sure y'all are too.

So, I have gotten my Fair entries back, but I haven't taken pics of everything yet, and I'll tell y'all why in a bit.  But since I didn't have pics of all my winners, I thought I would share a birthday card I made for a friend.  I was really happy with the way it turned out and I hope your are too.

This is a new set of stamps I got from Our Daily Bread.   I had fallen in love with the set because of the sand dollar.   I started with a plain white card base and I inked the edges with a platinum tear drop ink pad.  I cut the card layer and embossed it with a Spellbinders Embossibilities folder and lightly tapped my platinum tear drop ink pad over it to color the raised area.  Then I used a Spellbinders die and cut the top layer of the card.   I stamped the sand dollar with versa mark and then used a platinum color embossing powder and my heat tool and done the embossing.  I again inked the edges with the same platinum tear drop ink pad.
 I used a very sheer silver polyester ribbon that I got at the Dollar Tree.   You can't hardly see it in the pics, but it looked really nice in hand.
 I just love the sand dollar!   I loved how the heat embossing turned out.
I also used my Memento London Fog color to stamp the sentiment.
You can barely see the ribbon but I put east to west and north to south on the card.  It really looked good   I wish it would have showed up better.
For the inside, I stamped the Legend of the Sand Dollar on plain paper and cut it down to size.  I inked all edges of the insert with the same platinum ink pad.  I used a Martha Stewart Border punch on the left hand side and bottom of the insert.  I used my scor tape to tape it down.   I took a short piece of the ribbon and tied a small bow and placed it on the upper left hand side of the card insert.
For the inside where the sentiment is, I used a piece of the same plain paper and stamped my sentiment and then inked the edges of this.
 This is what it looks like on the inside.   I really liked this card, about as much as any card I've made lately.   I know the lady from my Sunday School Class that got this liked it also.

So, I told y'all earlier that I had not taken pics of my fair winners yet and that I would tell y'all why.   Well, Monday, Labor Day started off to be a wonderful and relaxing day for my hubby and me.   It was a lazy morning.   Around lunch time, we decided to run to O'Charley's for lunch.  It was delicious and relaxing.   Afterwards, hubby asked if I wanted to go out of town to a fav shopping  place, I said, sure.   We went to Tuesday Morning and all was well.   Then my hubby asked me if I wanted to go to Joann's, I started to say no, but, I said sure, since we are here.   He pulled up in front of the store and let me out curb side and he was gonna park and meet me inside.   Well, I got and he started down the aisle to park and I took two or three steps, and I reckon my shadow hid the sidewalk elevation and I stumped my foot on the curb, and yes, you guessed it, down I went.   The concrete sidewalk blocked my fall.    hahaha   My right knee got the worst end of the deal.   My face got the next worst end of the deal.   Concrete does NOT taste good.   My glasses buried up in my face and my nose looks really rough.  My chin is another mess.   My nose and upper lip are a pretty sight.  My right cheek got concrete burn.   I have about 6 open wounds on my face.   The inside of my upper lip is raw.   Both of my wrists are sore.   My neck is really sore.   Well, we spent the next 6 or 7 hours at a local hospital with me being x-rayed and having ct scans of my neck, face and head.   I have to tell you that "Praise God", NOTHING is broken!!!!!   I have been in a bit of pain, but I am praising God that He was with me on Monday.   The pic below, is what my leg looked like on the 3rd.  It looks worse today.   It is still swollen and I keep it wrapped with ace bandages. 
On the up side of this, the colors in my bruises are really pretty!   hahahaha   I told my husband that at least I make pretty bruises.   Purple is my favorite color and there is a lot of purple.   I'm really tempted to sprinkle on a little glitter and I could get my "bling" going on.   hahaha    Just wish I could mimic the colors on canvas.   hahaha   Oh well, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.   God is good!!!!

As I leave you this evening, I leave you with this scripture:     Mark 9:23-24 "23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”  24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”"

These two verses come from a story in Mark about a man having a son who was demon possessed.   The father brought the son to Jesus and said in verse 22,  "If You can do anything, take mercy on us and help us!"

Jesus turned it back on the father and said to him, "If you can believe......"    That's what Jesus is still telling us today,  "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."   I love the honesty of the father in verse 24, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"     Do you ever have a time when you have to say, "Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!"   More than likely you have experienced that feeling over a challenge in your life.   That's ok!!!!    When we cry out to God to help our unbelief, He will.   We don't mean to have unbelief in our lives.   In reality, we can't have belief or faith without help from God!!!!!   No matter how much belief; faith we have, we can't ever have enough to not need any more.   Every day brings its own set of issues that needs a daily renewal of faith or belief to overcome.    Faith is not stored up.   Faith is not something that we get one dose of and that's it.   Is there stuff in your life that is bigger than you?   Absolutely YES!!!!    Is there anything in your life too big for God?    Absolutely NOT!!!!!     Every day, we may have to say with whatever we come up against, "Lord, I believe you can deal with this, but help my unbelief!"  That is just being real with God and He loves when we are real with Him.   God can work in our lives in a very real way when we can say, "Yes, Lord, I believe, but help my unbelief!"

I don't know what y'all are going through, but I do know that there is nothing too big for God!!   God can!!!!!!    God can!!!!!!    God can!!!!!!

Ladybug, I hope you have a great night and hope to see you soon.  Sweet pea loves you!

Good night y'all!   I hope you seen something here tonight that you liked.  If you did, tell someone.   Tell someone you know that "God can!"   Till next time, God loves y'all and so do I.    hugs and much love, Patty

24 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post! Inspirational, I tell ya!

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    1. Thank you Nanette!!! I appreciate it. hugs, Patty

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  2. Beautiful card!
    Hope you heal quickly!
    (Hugs) Cara

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    1. Thanks Cara, I really appreciate it! hugs, Patty

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  3. Just Beautiful Patty, Thank you! You are so grounding for me. I just love how you put the scripture into real words and life experiences. I relate to that so well. The leg is remarkable!! I don't think I've ever seen bruises quite that color, LOL! I'm sure glad that's all they are is bruises. Oh, and the card is breathtaking! I love it! It is so graceful and elegant. You are an extremely talented person Patty and I thank God for having the opportunity to get to know you. All you say and do just warms my heart and I thank you for that!
    Big Hugs to YOU!!
    Reeah.

    P.S.
    My blog post for Monday is already done and drafted. I have it scheduled for 8am EDT Monday morning Sept. 8th So it should post automatically. I had a lot of fun doing it. Thank you for the opportunity!
    Good Night and God Bless!

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    1. Thank you so very much Reeah!!! We could be twins. hahaha I really appreciate all of your love and support. I am thankful we have become friends. I am also thrilled that you enjoy the scripture that I put in my blog posts. I just try to keep it real to my own life. I can't wait to read and see your blog post!!! I know it will be excellent. It couldn't be anything but excellent. Thanks for doing that for me. love and hugs, Patty

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  4. Pretty card and beautiful bruising! :)

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    1. Thanks Vic! There's beauty in just about everything, isn't there? hugs, Patty

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  5. beautiful, simply beautiful card!!! I love this color combo... Platinum with cream is probably my all time fave. Oh, and that sand dollar! !! what a treasure, what a gorgeous stamp with its legend. ..wow

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    1. Thank you Sylvia! I can't wait to use it some more. I just love the sand dollar. The next time I use it, I will fussy cut the sand dollar and put it on with a pop dot. It has a lot of different potential. hugs, Patty

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  6. Beautiful card
    Beautiful leg
    Beautiful thoughts
    Beautiful spirit

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    1. Thank you so much Cathy. I appreciate that. hugs, Patty

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  7. I love Our Daily Bread stamps. The card is lovely. I like that shade of purple, but not on body parts...heal quickly!

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    1. Thank you Tina. I am like you, I prefer these colors on a card, canvas, or something artsy, just not on me. hehehe Hugs, Patty

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  8. Your card is beautiful, your knee not so much.....LOL
    Be careful, my friend.

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    1. Hahahaha! Thanks Patsy. I try so hard to be careful, really I do, but for the life of me stuff happens. I am just thankful it was no worse than it was. hugs, Patty

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  9. Ms Linda (swtanxiety94@yahoo.com)September 5, 2014 at 12:54 PM

    First and for most I thank God no fractures were found. The pain and bruises will subside eventually, but you and your inner beauty will remain. Thank you for the inspirations for they do come at times when we need a boost. God has given you the gift of love and we love you. Take care heal well and continue to share.

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    1. Thank you so much Ms Linda!!!!! Your words to me came at a most needed time also. I try to share what the Lord has shared with me. I know if I need what He shows me, others need the same encouragement. Thanks for blessing me with your words. hugs, Patty

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  10. Oh dear, thank god nothing worse happened to you! It looks painful though. Wishing you a quick recover.
    Wonderful card!
    All the best, Angelika

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    1. Thank you so much Angelika!!! I am so thankful that nothing was broken!!! Praises to God for that for sure! hugs, Patty

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    1. Thank you so much Silvana!!! hugs, Patty

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  12. I found this beautiful card, of yours, on Google+. I created the group Paper Crafting. That is where I found it. I'm so sorry about your fall. I understand. I'm a klutz. LOL

    So more about this card. I really like the stamps you used! I have been wanting to buy some stamps from Our Daily Bread. I think it is a great way to share God's word.

    When you have a chance stop by my new blog at lilpapercrumbs.blogspot.com.

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    1. Thank you so much Erin! I did check out your blog and I love it! You will be awesome at videos, I can see that already. I can't wait to see all the stuff you do. Best wishes to you and hugs, Patty

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