Monday, May 18, 2009

Strength

One of the blog rolls that I belong to, Ocean's 11, does a challenge...just about weekly. Well, this past week the challenge was to make a card with either scripture or a quote on it. And while these aren't Stampin' UP! stamps that I used, they seemed to jump out at me for this one.


My mom has been through a lot over the past 21 months, since my dad passed, and I know that she wouldn't have been able to get through this hard time without the strength of our Lord. She also leans on us, which I'm so happy that she does, but God is really her strength.

So, I thought of her while making this card and I will send it off to her this week.

This card is crisp and clean....I usually sponge my edges and I had a hard time holding back, but I really felt like it needed to stay crisp instead of that shabby chic look.

I searched through some sketches over at SCS and chose this one #SC215, I really thought the layout would be great for what I had in mind for the card.


This was my third take on the lion. I just couldn't seem to get the colors right, but I think I hit it on the head with this one. He's a beauty!! I'm a cat lover, large and small....and he's really something.

I received an order this past week, and while most of it was supply things (paper, glue dots etc) I did get a few fun things in as well, and these buttons were one of them. These are the Buttons Latte, I also got the Button Bouquet in as well....might as well get both while I was at it. I love the design and variety with these. And when I pulled out this DP, it went so well together! I believe this was paper from SAB this year.

Have a great week!!

Stamps: Lion:D-410 PSX, Verse: 343G Biblical Impressions
Accessories: Delicate Dots DP, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Certainly Celery & Whisper White cardstock, StazOn, SU Inks w/Aqua Painter & Water, Button Latte, Tag Corner Punch, Paper Piercer, Certainly Celery Twill


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18 comments:

kat said...

This is beautiful, love the lion and the buttons. Love to you all.

Kay said...

I am so bad, I haven't played along with a challenge for a long time but I'm glad you did, because your card is beautiful. I'm sure your mom will love it. The lion goes so well with the sentiment - fab job!

Melissa Sauls said...

This card is just BEAUTIFUL Katie. I love how you colored the lion. Hope your mom is doing well.

Grace said...

Katie this is just perfect!!! Thank you for participating in the challenge! I love this verse... it's soooo true and will really lift up your Mom too! Love the Lion... what a perfect image to go with the verse. I love this dp... and I understand your dilemna about sponging or not... I love sponging but I'm working on doing more clean lines too and with this dp it is wonderful just the way it is!

The Mama Monkey said...

What a cool card but an even better story about your Mom's strength! She will love it! Have fun with your new goodies!

Bama Bella said...

What a sweet story - I didn't make this challenge but I love how you colored the lion.

Bama Bella said...

Katie,

This card represents the strength that God can give us if we just ask him. Great job!

Stephanie said...

I'm with Kay...I haven't had much time for our challenges, but I love seeing everyone's take on them. Your mom will adore this card. The layout is great!!

Diane said...

Love the card, Katie. Great take on the challenge, and a beautiful card for your mother. I know she appreciated it.

kat9 said...

Great Lion. I am sure your mom loved it.

Mary said...

This is very nice - strong and soft all at the same time - great card!

peggysue said...

I like the verse you selected, the colors, the buttons. I am glad your mom is leaning on the right source of strength and solace. I'm sure she'll love it.

Saved By Grace said...

Very nice card...I have used this verse quit often it is very fitting...I knwo your Mother will really appreciate it.

Andrea said...

Stunning! That was last Sunday's verse for my first grade class!!

Gina said...

This is very nice, you did a great job coloring that lion. I love the paper piercing on the corners.

laos348 said...

You did such a great job on this challenge. I like the colors, the use of the buttons and the lion came out fantastic.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

so gorgeous, very nicely done!
enjoy *~*

Holly said...

You're right, you really hit the nail on the head with the lion. His coloring is wonderful and the layout works so well. I like how crisp and clean it looks too. And those buttons works so well with the flowers behind them. Well done - I'm sure your mother will just love this!