In this world of super depressing news on every channel, TV and radio, disasters and violence all over the front pages of the newspaper and messages of doom and gloom coming from all quarters, we need to remind ourselves that this is not the worst time in our history and God is not bound by our choices, our mistakes, our little brains....He is all knowing, all powerful and very importantly, He wants to bless His children. This has been a tough week for me....a good friend has been told she has only days to live, I lost a beloved Great Uncle and several family and friends are being attacked in a battle with that insidious enemy, cancer.
And yet....I've seen so many new babies, more and more of our friend's kids as well as some of our good friends are getting married, kids are graduating high school and college and we have a roof over our heads and food on the table. Today my family attended an Eagle Scout ceremony for a young man that my DH and I are blessed to have lead in Boy scouts when he was just a kid...and today he received the highest award in Scouting. God is so good! And no matter what, have to look BEYOND the latest depressing news and negative circumstances and look for the GOOD in life. AND CELEBRATE IT!
Today's card was based on a challenge sketch from Clear Artistic Stamp's Cottage Studio Blog.
The card uses several of Belinda's sets including Moments of Lace and Whispers in the Woods. It also uses her new shimmer paper, although you can't truly see the shimmery-ness of it here...trust me, it's so beautiful! (click on the pic for a better view) I used my copics to make the design on the cake an a Sakura glitter pen on the bride's dress. The butterfly on the cake is my favorite part...once I started using the Shimmer paper, I couldn't stop! Belinda is having a special in her store for all May orders...you may win some FREE STAMPS, or some other bling....go check it out!
Good news!! God is alive and he seeks to bless YOU! We are already VICTORIOUS! Happy Blessed Sunday!!