Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Every Experience

My good friend and her husband adopted a little boy last February and they have been dealing with a lot of hard issues since then.  I made her this card for Mother's Day to remind her that God has a purpose for this situation (and every situation) and has put each of us in this relationship for a reason.  The sentiment on the front reads "Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see."--Corrie Ten Boom
Please excuse my thumb in the picture below, but I had to hold the card closed as it has some fun folds as you sill see in the other photos.
 Several years ago someone gave me a ton of card making stuff; mostly different shaped card blanks.  This is the first of the fancy folds that I have actually used.  They kind of intimidated me, but after making one, I think I will be more likely to use them in the future.
 And here is what is looks like on the inside:
The sentiment reads "Motherhood is a journey of time, love and memories.  Happy Mother's Day!"

Craftin' Desert Divas--Mother's Day
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #118--anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #104--anything goes
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #138--lots of flowers
Raisin Boat #31--Moms & Dads
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge--anything goes with patterned paper
Craft-Dee BowZ--anything goes with a handmade bow
One Stitch At A Time #236--Special Lady
East Wind Challenge #30--Mother's Day, add flowers
Eureka Stamps #139--feminine card
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge #150--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #243--flower for her
Tuesday Morning Sketches #229--sketch

Clear It Out Challenge--theme: anything goes, stash: anything goes
Verve May Inspiration Challenge--Let it Bloom
Word Art Wednesday #182--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Fab n' Funky Challenge #258--May flowers
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Wonderful Wednesday--anything goes
Digi Designs Challenge--Fun/fancy folds

Stamps: Sweet n' Sassy Stamps (Can't find it on their website) sentiment on the outside and another old retired set "Happy Mother's Day" and "Friend" sentiment; Flourishes Stamps "Jewish Proverb: Motherly Love"
Dies: Verve "Sprightly Sprigs"; MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Spellbinders "Labels Four"


Denice said...

What a wonderful fancy fold card.....the sentiment is gorgeous and just perfect for Mother's Day! I love this style of card....they're always fun! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps.

Linda said...

Beautiful card! Way to go on the challenges! Thanks for joining the challenge this month at Raisin boat.

Ivonne said...

Your card is so beautiful! Love the both sentiments, the card design and the pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

Planetsusie said...

What a lovely card and I love the shape. Very envious of that gorgeous paper as well!!! Thank you so much for entering the OSAAT Challenge this fortnight, lots of luck to you.

Hugs Sue Pxxx D

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So pretty and what a beautiful quote.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card......Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Design Challenge.
Wendy xx

teachdanz said...

what a beautiful swing card!! You are a thoughtful friend :-)
Thanks for linking up with Craftin Desert Divas "Mother's Day" linky party!!
CDD dt

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful thank you for joining us at Crafty Ribbons
Hugs Kate xx

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Pat K said...

Beautiful flip card with a lovely verse. Thank you for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

Donna Maligno said...

Beautiful card, beautiful story behind it. This is just lovely! Thanks for joining Craft-Dee BowZ challenge.

Vannessa said...

Pretty card - love the colours. Thank you for joining in The Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
Fussy & Fancy Friday DT

The Little Stamper said...

A beautiful card. I am sure your friend must have loved it, and the sentiment behind it. Thanks for sharing at Fab n Funky.

Sharon x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Debbie said...

I love this card!! Beautiful fold and embellishments and that is a wonderful sentiment!!
Sorry I'm slow visiting, but thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie (TMS DT)
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Bettina L. said...

This is adorable. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back the 15th for a new challenge. Bettina Blog Manager and DT Member at The East Wind xx