Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In Everything Give Thanks

Hi!  I hope you are having a good week.  Can you believe it's November already?!?  It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a couple short weeks away.  This month, at Word Art Wednesday, our focus verses are concentrating on thankfulness and gratitude.  Our word art this week comes from Diane's Daydream Designs.  You can pick up the free digi from the Word Art Wednesday blog and enter your project(s) for an opportunity to win some free digis of your choice.  Our verse this week reminds us that giving thanks in everything is what God wants us to do.  Notice that we're to give thanks *in* everything not *for* everything.  I've talked with two different people in the last two days who experienced great trials in their lives.  As we talked, both of them related to me various things for which they were thankful.  Being thankful doesn't mean we don't hurt or that things aren't difficult but it does mean we can look for positive things and thank the Lord for them.

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my card design.  The candle image is from Deedee's Digis (and is also available at Diane's Daydream Designs).  The background panel was dry embossed.  There are lots of layers and faux stitching.  Baker's twine and a button accent the banner and the candle image was given a coat of Wink of Stella clear marker before being covered with Glossy Accents.

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill (both shades of orange)
Patterned Paper: American Crafts - The Classics (Red Fern)
Stamps: Diane's Daydream Designs (1 Thess. 5:18), Deedee's Digis (Autumn Blessings)
Tools/Embellishments:  Staedtler fine tip marker (brown), Wink of Stella glitter marker (clear), Glossy Accents, Cuttlebug embossing folder (Victoria), The Twinery baker's twine (Cappuccino), La Mode button, My Favorite Things Die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday Sketch #370 - Sketch
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #33 - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #231 - Anything Goes
Catered Crop - Gratitude Attitude
Eureka Stamps Challenge #113 - Count Your Blessings
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #176 - Leaf Me Alone (use leaves in your project)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Autumn Colors
Path of Positivity Challenge #20 - Gratitude

Thanks for stopping by today.  I truly am thankful for all those who visit and for those who leave comments.  Your comments are a great encouragement to me. 


Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

This card is beautiful! I love the layout and your doodled stitching. It adds to the country / Fall feel.

I agree with what you said. I, too, have been talking with others about life. Good times, hard times, times we don't understand. There is always something to Thank Him for. My dad was telling a lady the other day that there are two times to praise God and asked her when. She couldn't think of but one (all the time) and she was technically correct. Daddy was just messing with her a bit. He said "When you feel like it and when you don't feel like it."

"For all you've given to me, for all the blessings that I can not see. Thank you Lord."

Have a wonderful day

Elizabeth Cooper said...

What a beautiful card! I love your color scheme, and the way all the elements work together so beautifully. Faux stitching is one of my favorite techniques - I need to remember to use it more often. :)

Janis Lewis said...

This is beautiful. I love your stitching and elements. Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
Your project is featured in our album on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful card, i love the rich autumn colors and the pennant with the twine on it so totally ROCKS! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (leafy!) STASH with us this week! <3

Pat said...

Beautiful card, and lovely sentiment, just perfect for the Path of Positivity challenge this month-thanks for playing!

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

Beautiful Card.
Thank you for sharing with us here at Scrapbook Blessings club and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Donna said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for our "Leaf Me Alone" challenge!!

Diane Noble said...

Stephanie, this is just beautiful. What a lovely, rich and warm card. Sweet little image...perfect match for you card. It's so sweet.

Judy1223 said...

Stephanie, this is just beautiful! I love the colors and the layout...just beautiful!!

Lynne said...

Absolutely beautiful card! The sentiment along with the image is ever so appropriate for this time of the year and always!!!
Thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!!! Good luck and hope to see you again with your creativity!
Lynne, DT Member of Scrapbook Blessings Club

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

Wonderful card and post. So true, there is always something to be thankful for even when things are not going smoothly. Thanks for sharing with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club!
♥ ScrapBook Blessings Club DT ♥
Brenda, Disney Girl

Chana Malkah said...

Very nicely composed and beautifully executed! Thanks for accepting the challengee this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
Chana Malkah, SOS, DT

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card, the coloring & colors are stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps for Count Your Blessings.
Karal DT

Stefi said...

Prety card, Stefi!I love the colors. Thanks for playing the Eureka Stamps Challenge!
Stefi DT

Jessi Fogan said...

So very beautiful! I love the layout too! Thanks for coming to play with us at Shopping our Stash :)

Marjorie said...

Such a beautiful card and sentiment!
Thanks for sharing with us over at 'Papertake Weekly'... good luck with the challenge..
Marjorie DT Papertake Weekly x

Crafting Vicky said...

Beautiful card! Love the explanation you gave to the verse. It's very true!

Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Path of Positivity challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Desire Fourie said...

Loving the autumn colours and beautiful wording. This is so perfect for our GRATITUDE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}


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