Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Blessed . . .

We have an older woman who just started attending our church.  She is a widow and is a bit estranged from her two children, which is very sad.  I thought she might not be celebrated this Mother's Day, so I made her a card.  Our family has sort of adopted her and I hope this will be a blessing and not a painful reminder of what she has been missing.
 Here is the sentiment on the inside:

Challenges:
Cuttlebug Mania--We love to stamp
Word Art Wednesday #180--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Crafty Ribbons #118--anything goes with ribbon
Sister Act Card Challenge #104--anything goes
Fussy & Fancy #138--lots of flowers
Viva La Verve May week 1--sketch

Crafty-Dee BowZ--anything goes with handmade bow
The Paper Nest Dolls #5--anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #86--Happy Mother's Day
Suzy Bee's #77--no patterned paper
One Stitch At A Time #236--for a special lady
East Wind Challenge #30--Mother's Day: add some flowers
Eureka Stamps #139--feminine cards
Tuesday Throwdown #243--flowers for her
Stamping Our Stash #200--Big, bold & Beautiful (red is a very bold color and I think the big flower is a very bold accent; the ribbon and pearls are from my stash)
Verve May Inspiration Challenge--Let it Bloom

Supplies:
Stamps: Verve "Surley Goodness" flowers, "Be Blessed" leaves, "Luke 1:45" plain jane; Hero Arts French Script (on flower panel); JustRite Stampers "Crackle Background"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics" rectangles; Verve "Sprightly Springs"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle

23 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Heather. I'm just in love with this amazing card inside and out. You are SO talented, and I feel grateful beyond words to have you share your talents with us. God bless you, and please know how very grateful I am
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. This would be perfect for our Mother's Day challenge this week at The Kraft Journal if you'd like to play along.
www.thekraftjournal.blogspot.com

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Gorgeous card love it and thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge crafty hugs Judith DT xxx

Di said...

Beautiful card and such a lovely gesture.

Hugs

Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania D T

Christine Harrop said...

This lady will be so thrilled to receive this beautiful card. Both the verse of Scripture and the sentiment inside are beautiful. Thank youfor sharing it with us at OSATT this time. Love and God Bless. Christine DT x

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous elegant design!
Thank you for joining us at The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge. Jane xxx

coldwaters2 said...

What a wonderful gesture Heather and a beautiful card the lady will love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Chasing the Dream said...

Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.
Hugs
Berni,DT
tuesdaythrowdown.

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great card and love the design. That pop of red is perfect!!Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Jackie C said...

Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie dt @ THE EAST WIND

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

Bridget said...

Such an amazing card. The verse and sentiment are very touching.

I bet you will see tears, but I think they will be grateful, happy tears.

Thanks so much for playing at ~Jo's Scrap Shack~

Happy crafting,
Bridget

Chana said...

Beautiful composition and layering! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Joann6274 said...

WOW this card is stunning!!! I mean I LOVE every inch of it from the design, to the color to the sentiments. This lady will be touched and it was very sweet of you to think of her. Thanks for linking up to our Mother's day FFC!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Crafting Vicky said...

ahhhhh that is soooo very sweet of you! I'm sure that it will really touch her. It's a fabulous card!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at The East Wind. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Kellie 0:) said...

Beautiful I love it. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Margaret said...

BEAUTIFUL card. Love the verses you used. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown for this challenge.
Margaret., DT

DonnaMundinger said...

Heather , how sweet of you. What a gorgeous card. I'm sure she'll love it. Thanks so much for joining our Mother's Day Add Flowers challenge at TEW. xxD

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Your card is beautiful, the verses are beautiful, and your blessing to this woman is beautiful too! Thanks for joining us st Tuesday Throwdown!

karalschuknecht said...

Such a beautiful card and how sweet of you to"adopt" this lucky lady. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

Lisa Mensing said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing at Eureka! Stamps this week for Feminine Cards challenge. Lisa DT

Kimbo said...

Beautiful card, how kind of you

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card...love the red & white. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday. hugs, Pat K x