Wednesday, October 20, 2010

When Life knocks you on your knees...

Hello everyone! I hope your week has been great so far! I am happy to show you a card that I made for Midnight Madness Sketch 76 and Our Daily Bread designs Shining the Light Challenge (Anything goes with Our Daily Bread designs stamps) as well as a few others listed below. I loved the sketch this week and decided to use ODBD's new release from the Full of Grace Series, "Pray". What a great sentiment!!! So true!!! I used Prima Fairy Flora Designer Paper on a Bazzill base. For my sentiment panel, I stamped the green mat with the ODBD Brocade Background in Old Olive and cut with Spellbinders Label 11. Then I stamped the sentiment on Gina K Pure Luxury cream cs, stamped all around the edges with ODBD Get Well image using Groovy Guava Ink. I sponged both panels with Adirondak Latte for a more aged look, and distressed the edges with various colors of distress inks. I sewed my panels with olive thread and added this olive trim in a pretty pattern. I added Prima bling and flower. I do love how this one came out. It has a very vintage feel to it. I hope you have enjoyed this card and more importantly, I hope that the sentiment has blessed your heart. Often it takes the big trials in our lives to take us to our knees. As our relationship grows with our Father, Almighty God, we love going to Him for everything! But as this sentiment says... when those big things in life really knock you down.... PRAY!

I am submitting this to the following challenges:
Crafty Pad - Distressed Edges (I used distress inks on the edges of all panels)
One Stitch at a Time - Embellished with favorites (Prima flowers and bling)
Cinema Saturday - Die cut or hand cut (I did both... labels 11 and panel 2 is hand cut)
Gingerloft - glitter or bling (both: glitter on flower and lots of bling)
Lil Red Wagon - Something old and something new (Old bazzill and trim, new stamps)
Pixie Cottage - Stitching
Wild Orchid - Stitching
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes
Pink Elephant - Brown and Orange
ABC - F = Flowers
Corrosive - No White Paper
Simon Says - recipe: 2 designer papers( yes... I have 2 plus stamped 1), 3 embellies (bling, flower, cording)
Shabby Tearoom - colors from inspiration piece to the right >>>>>
Mark's Finest Papers - Stitching real or faux (mine are real)
Our Creative Corner - Embellishments - the more the better

Have a wonderful week!


Vicki Dutcher said...

OOOOOOh I love the deep richness of this beautiful card! Just stunning@ Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Sarah said...

Stunning card, it works so well together. Love all those beautiful embellies. Thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT.

chrissy xx said...

It really is a Stunning card. I LOve Everything about it. Thank you soooooo much for joining us at OSAAT.

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Grace, I love all the detail on there. You did a great job. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Pattie said...

This is really beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Tea room!

Sabrina Jackson said...

Grace, WOW, I am so speechles over this BEAUTY!!! This fabulous Prima paper is very high on my "must have" list ;D Your card is beyond gorgeous...truly, when do ou come up with such amazing designs?! Thanks so much for sharing this one with us in the Shining the Light Challenge. Your support meas a lot! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Daniele said...

Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational with your lovely card this week.....gorgeous

Unknown said...

What a pretty project! Thank you for sharing and inspiring! It's time for another challenge at Papercraft Star and we hope that you will consider using your creative talents to join us for our "Thank You" theme! We are currently accepting applications for our Design Team too and It's also not too late to sign up for our $25.00 gift certificate drawing! Hope you visit us today!

Joanne Travis said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Grace!! So warm and pretty.
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I thought I had left a comment already on this. O.k. Altheimerz is must be setting in. This card is stunning dear friend!! I so love the rich hues, the dp, and your take on the sketch. So elegant!! Your composition with all these sets is incredible!!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

This card knocks me on my knees!!! It's one of the most gorgeous cards you've made! I know, I keep saying that! You're just getting better all the time!
The artist in me finds the patterns and colors yummie enough to eat! It is so unique and beautiful, Grace! I'm WOW'd!!

Denise said...

OMG...this is stunning! I love the rich colors and all the stitched layers. So beautifully embellished. Nicely done!
Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

MMSC Design Team

Janet said...

super card! thanks for playing at the corrosive challenge blog!

Mary said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Corrosive Challenges!

Tracy said...

Just lovely Grace! Love all that Prima bling. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Inspirational!

Love crafts forever said...

OMG! How much i like it??? I LOVE IT!!!! From colors to embelishments, everething just beautiful. Thank you so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week.
Hugs, Nataliya.

Mickie said...

Grace you outdid yourself, girl that is one fantastic card. So much work went into this one and it turned out heavenly.

Lynn McAuley said...

What stunning framing of this sensational sentiment!! Your card is gorgeous, Grace!

Thank you for sharing it with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's stitching challenge!

Riet said...

So wonderful card Grace,I love your papers and the colours.
So gorgeous details.

Hugs Riet.x

Margreet said...

just wonderful .....thanks for joining OSAAT
xxx Margreet

Debbie said...

Simply gorgeous, Grace! Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week in the Tea Room :)

Betty Wright said...

Grace, this is so gorgeous! Beautiful colors, detailing, and design! Wonderful scripture card!

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty Grace. I really struggle with any embellishment.. These all look great.. I love the sentiment.. So true. Have fun this weekend..

Virgo5 said...

Beautiful card, I love all the great embellishments!
Than ks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

mrsk06 said...

This is totally gorgeous! Thanks for Playing along at The Crafty Pad this week! Hugz xx

stitchy said...

OH Grace another beautiful card and yet another beautiful saying..thank you again for joining us at OSAAT - good luck :)

stitchy xoxox

Chrissy D said...

Elegant, comforting - ohhh what a peace our Savior gives us! Thank you for joining us in the ODBDSLC! (((HUGS)))

Crystal said...

SOOOO GORGEOUS GRACE!!!!! LOVE all the pearls and your beautiful layout!

Connie M. said...

Grace, you have soooo knocked this sketch out of the park, my friend! Love the beautiful paper, and the pretty flourishes! Thanks so much for playing this week in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hugs!!


Choccy said...

Such a pretty card.. Love that Prima flower
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT for our embellish it challenge. Good Luck !

Choccy x

Amanda said...

Great card, I love the beautiful colours!
Thanks for joining in with our “Embellish it” challenge at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Incredible gorgeous card. Love it! Hugs...Mona

Traci S. said...


I love this sentiment. Hopefully, people are going to the Father even when life is going easily thank Him and Praise Him!
This is so true, however!

I love this card front! You have such a talent for knowing when enough is perfectly enough for embellishments on a card. I never feel that you are just adding them to fit a sketch...or qualify for a challenge. Your embellishments seem as if they belong with whatever you are making! How beautiful this is! It is stunning, Dear Grace!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Sandy Ang said...

What a splendid card ! Lovely colours.