Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Real Challenge

   I think our community must be in a bubble.  The last few days we've had storms (inches of rain falling) all around us and as soon as the storms gets within 1/2 mile of our community, it splits/turns/stops and misses us completely. Now...I'm not complaining - I'm not a big fan of big storms - but we really could use the rain/water that other areas are getting.

   Which leads me to today's card. Sometimes I just need to take time to "Be still, and know that God is God" and that He controls what happens in and around my life.  Too often I am rushing in too many directions...trying to accomplish too many things...having too many projects going at the same time -- that I just need to take a moment to "be still."

   And, maybe...just maybe...a few storms in this life will miss me.  Or, at least when they do come, I will remember that God is still in control.

   I'm entering this card in two challenges:

   I placed the flower so it would hang off the left edge of the card. Copics and Sharpies were used to color the flower. I also cut a second center flower and added it for a bit of dimension.  The flower is from The Graphics Fairy.

   The sentiment is a free digital stamp from Clearly Digi Stamps. I changed the color to red to meet the challenge requirements, but I really like the way it all comes together.

   Now, to only practice what I am writing about today...hmm, that is the real Challenge.


  1. I love your post and needed to hear it and remind myself! God is awesome how he puts in our paths what we need and when we need it. I love that you took the FREE sentiment and made it part of the focal point of the card...perfect match with those flowers. Nicely done.

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #1 (CiSC1) - Red, White & Blue color challenge. See you on July 5th for CiSC challenge #2!!

    Kathy D.
    CDS DT Member

  2. One of my favorite scriptures. Your card is gorgeous. Thansk for joining us at Clearly iStamp
    Nancy CiS Guest Designer

  3. Gorgeous card Heather! I just love how the flower is partially cut out and how you popped a flower up.

  4. What a lovely card! That flower is gorgeous! I hope you get some rain soon too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

  5. Very cool card. Im glad you shared it with us at Clearly iStamp.
    Helen GDT

  6. Beautiful card and I love the scripture.

  7. This is a beautiful card. Great use of the colors and great sentiment. Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs, Katy Guest DT :)

  8. I like the way you used dimension and let the flower come off the page a little. I also enjoy the different shades of blue you used on your flower. What a lovely message to send someone. Thank you for sharing your art and your heart with us at the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  9. I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate you trying out for CiSC Design Team.
    Unfortunately we could only choose 5 and we had 19 entries. There will be another DT call in Oct/Nov.
    See you in the challenges,
    Kathy D
    Cearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator


Thank you for commenting. Your words of encouragement keep me 'crafting.'