Thursday, February 16, 2017

Ah, Lord God!

It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you will be able to join us in our challenge...our wonderful sponsor, Simon Says Stamp will gift one participant with a generous prize. You can check out the details on the Word Art Wednesday blog.

Our focus verse this week is Jeremiah 32:17, "Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee." Our sweet daughter-in-law, Amy, had to say goodbye to her beloved Nana recently and the funeral was this week. Both our daughter-in-law and her Nana know the Lord so they have that wonderful assurance that they will see each other again in Heaven. However, because they enjoyed a very close relationship, learning how to live without frequently seeing and talking to her Nana is going to be a very hard adjustment for Amy.

As I was making this week's card, I thought this verse was very appropriate for her. The same Lord that had the power to make the heaven and earth is the same one that can comfort her heart. The same Lord that is "upholding all things by the word of his power" (Hebrews 1:3) can carry her when she feels like she just can't make in through this valley of grief. This same Lord can help her remember all the good times she had with her Nana, all the lessons Nana taught her and the godly guidance Nana gave her. How do I know He has the power to do this, from my person experience when some of my loved ones have been "promoted to Glory" and much more importantly, because our verse this week reminds us that nothing is too hard for the Lord.

I used several Simon Says Stamp products in some of Amy's favorite colors to make this week's card. I stamped 3 of the flower images and colored them with Copic markers. I could have used the coordinating dies to cute them out but instead fussy cut them and then ran a Memento black marker along the cut edges. On the pull out card, one flower was stamped using some Simon Says Stamp ink and a Hero Arts ink for the center. A white gel pen was used to accent the flower centers and they were all coated generously with a clear Wink of Stella marker.  A few sequins and this simple Criss-Cross card is complete.

I'm entering this card at the following challenges:
Crop Stop Link Party #25 - Any goes using products found in the Crop Stop Store (I'm using products by Martha Stewart, Scotch, Cuttlebug, and Fiskars)
Tuesday Throwdown #330 - Say It With Words (words are the focal point)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Florals (have 2 or more flowers on your project)

I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog and see the projects from the rest of the design team. Don't forget to pick up your free WORDart while you're there. Also, please visit our fantastic sponsor, Simon Says Stamp. They are truly a one-stop-shop!

I've listed the products I used below. Affiliate links are used where possible.


Esther Asbury said...

Absolutely beautiful card! I love the color combination and design! I'm sure it will mean a lot to your daughter-in-law! Thanks for linking up to CropStop!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Your papers and colors are just lovely! Nicely colored flowers too! Overall, BIG THUMBS UP! Thanks for playing along with us over at Tuesday Throwdown!

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a pretty card and lovely verse. It's special meaning won't go unnoticed I'm sure.

Debi said...

You have chosen a beautiful verse to be the focal point of this lovely card. It is just perfect for this week's Tuesday Throwdown Say It With Words Challenge. Thanks for sharing. Debi TT DT

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Stephanie! I love the Artful Flowers & the design is wonderful.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx


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