Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SIWS11 - 2 Corinthians 12:9

The focus verse this week in the Say It With Scripture Challenge over at the Sweet 'n Sassy Connection is 2 Corinthians 12:9, "...My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness... "

In the preceding verses, the apostle Paul is relating how he asked the Lord three times to remove his "thorn in the flesh." In our focus verse, Paul tells us the Lord's response each time. What a comfort to know that, when we are going thru a trial, no matter what kind, the Lord's grace is sufficient to help us through it and to give us the strength to endure.  When we realize that we are truly weak and can do nothing on our own, we can bring glory to Him during our times of trial and testing.

For my card this week I brought out my pearls and went a little "pearl crazy."  I really like the pearl flourishes that seem to be popular now and I really like bows.  I tried a new (to me) bow technique.  I read about Becca's peg bows in her Becca Bit Peg Bow tutorial.  We haven't built my Peg Bow board yet so I had to improvise.  I used the handles of a pair of large scissors.  It actually worked surprisingly well.  I used this week's ODBDSLC73 sketch for the card design.

Card base:  SU
Cardstock:  Recollections
Patterned Paper:  BG (Wisteria)
Stamp: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Amazing Grace)
Embellishments/Tools:  Pearls (Recollections), Flowers (Bazzill), Ribbon (Offray), Spellbinders Labels 4 (large & small)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Dies to Die For
Tuesday Throwdown #63 - Dimension & texture
Basic Grey Challenge #51 - Anything Goes (I'm using the Wisteria paper line)

Please be sure to play along with us this week at the Sweet 'n Sassy Connection and don't forget to grab your free digi.

Thanks for stopping by.


Jan Marie said...

What a beautiful card, Stephanie! Love the blues and the flourishes. They really set off the scripture! Lovely! Blessings!

Louise said...

Beautiful card, love the pearls swirls. Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly

Benzi said...

Gorgeous card and I love those pearl flourishes and the wonderful verse you used. BTW, I love Becca tutorials, too. :-)
So glad you joined us this week at Tuesday Throwdown.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card!

Davi said...

Beautiful card Stephanie!! I love the pretty pearl flourishes with the layers and one of my favorite scriptures :)


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