Friday, September 11, 2009
Thanks Mom and Dad and a Woo Hoo!!
This is the card that I made for my mom and dad using a sketch from the latest Caardvarks Challenge!
As most of you know, my family went on a little vacation recently! This card is to thank my parents for everything that they do! My parents know what it is like to only have one income while you are trying to raise a small child (or three in their case). They appreciate my husband for the amazing work that he does and for allowing me to stay home to raise our son! That being said... my parents gave us a gift to help with our vacation and also got little man some beach toys! This card is in no way 'enough' of a Thank You but... I don't think I could ever thank them enough for all they do!
My parents are the most giving people that I know! They worked hard while we were young... sacrificing things for themselves... so that we could have a good life! They still do this today and we are all grown with our own families! They do this despite protests from us! What a great example I have had set for me! I need to start selling a lot of cards if I am going to be able to help my son (and any future.. hopefully... children) the way that they have helped all of us! :)
Now... back to the card! :)
The stamped sentiment is hard to see in the pics. It is hard to see in real life but... somewhat better than the pictures show! I highlighted the sentiment with rhinestones to draw the eye towards it! Have I said before that I love Ali Edwards stamps!?!?! Well... if not... I DO! I want to own all of them and ... I want to get into digital/hybrid stuff basically just so I can use her awesome products!
Onto the Woo Hoo!!
This has been a truly awesome day! I have been run ragged today... and ran late at everything.. but awesome day!
Carver went to school today and I did my usual cleaning stuff. Well.. after lunch, I received an email from Paper Crafts telling me that they had accepted 3 of my cards for the upcoming Stamp It! issue!! I can not tell you how floored I was! I cried several times today... not sobbing but... just tears of joy while I was thanking my God!!
I am by no means a bible scholar so I really felt that God laid these verses on my heart because He wanted me to share them with you! These two passages just kept ringing in my ears!!
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
"Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires." Psalm 37:4
It may seem silly to say but... getting this kind of 'acceptance' was a heart's desire for me! My God just gave His daughter... a great big present!!
I have been struggling with having the ' I Can' attitude. I feel like this was a big ole'... 'you can do it girl' !! :) My new plan for what I want to do 'when I grow up' may not be where God is going to lead me but... I am along for the ride because I trust Him!!
I hate to talk about anything else after that but... since I am all sappy right now... I just want to say that if you don't know Elise... you should get to know her! In such a short amount of time... she has become such a wonderful blog friend! What an encourager she is!! Elise has a gift and I am sure enjoying her presence in my life!
Also... another blog friend, Betty, emailed me wanting to do such a sweet thing for me! I won't go into the details but... it meant a lot to me! It has really touched me!
Betty has the most amazing layered cards! Her cards seem like they would take FOREVER just to crank out one but she just keeps them coming all the time! You should check her out too!
Sorry for such a long post! I just feel really blessed today! I look at my family, my blog family, my church family, and most importantly... my God.. and I just can't help but to LET IT OUT! :) I know everyday that I am blessed! Some days just get me a little more sappy than others! Sorry if you are a new blog reader catching me on one of these days! :) Ha!!
Love you all!!
Stamps - Loving Words by Ali Edwards (Technique Tuesday)
Paper - Kraft (PTI), Little Sprout (Crate Paper)
Ink - Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Other - Dark Chocolate button (PTI), Prima Flower, Kaiser Rhinestones