Wednesday, March 4, 2009

ALL ABOUT JOY - BACKGROUND SMOOSH AND A REMINDER!

Good Day again! Have you all stopped by the Creative Belli Blog and Copic Colour Challenge group yet? This week, at both groups, I am sponsoring the challenges! If you have some time, participate in the challenges. We enjoy seeing your work!
I am a bit behind on some of my computer work, but will be tending to some things today. We have had activities every day and then we throw in a lot of adventure! Yesterday, I took my mom shopping and when we returned, the children were reviewing their AWANA verses when my youngest fell off the chair and split her chin. It was 4:30, so I called Prompt Care to see if they did stitches, and they say "NO" so off to the Emergency Room again. I think they know us by name there. One thing, I praise God for is we go there often, but they have not been life threatening illnesses or accidents yet!
This past weekend, I had some stamping time and this was another card I created using the Background Smoosh Resist Technique, found in the Technique Junkies, February Newsletter
if that link does not work it is www.patstamps.com. For some reason Blogger has not liked that link when I try to do direct links.
You may notice, this is an ALL ABOUT JOY card and for some of you who may be new here, my friend Joy likes to see cards that are Stampin' Up! only, so I TRY to make cards using Stampin' Up! products only for her once a week. Now everything on this card is SU except for the Nestibilities.
On this card, after making it, I wished I hadn't used the dots - but it was done and I couldn't change it without taking the card apart...so it is what it is! :) You can check HERE for another card using the SAME background. When I did this technique, it made TWO.

Here is a list of materials I used to make this card...
Stamp Sets: Inspired By Nature, Warmest Regards, Rough Texture Wheel all by SU
Cardstock: Glossy Cardstock, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black, Versamark,
Accessories: Heat Tool, Nestabilities, Dimensionals, Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots, Turqouise grosgrain
On another note, a friend shared this devotion with me this week and I thought I would share it with you today as well because it was a GREAT reminder for me!
"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.” Psalm 55:22

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:There was a man carrying a heavy load of grain down a country road. Another man in a horse-drawn wagon saw him and said, “Mister, do you need a ride?” So the man walking got in the wagon, but he kept the load of grain on his shoulder. The wagon driver said, “Man, put that down and relax!” But the man answered, “Oh no. It’s enough to ask you to carry me without having you carry this also.” Have you ever done that to the Lord? You say, “Lord, I’ll let You save me, but I’ll carry my own burdens.” How foolish we are to do this with the God who hung the stars and planets.
ACTION POINT:If you can trust the Lord to save you from hell, don’t you think you can cast your burden upon Him right now?

This was a good reminder for me.
All of us are carrying a burden or fear that He never intended us to carry.
I know that I am guilty and I pray that this will be a reminder to you to cast all on Him.
Have a Blessed Day!
Chrissy D

5 comments:

Moni said...

Gorgeous card, love the bacground and the daisy is fab! Hugs, Moni

Dani said...

Wow Chris! This is so pretty! You always blow me away. :)

Sally said...

Lovely card and beautiful daisy!

Christi said...

Gorgeous card and thank you so much for that thought provoking paragraph. Definitely has me thinking. :)

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lovely card, Chris and thank you so much for the devotional thought. I like many have been as guilty as the man holding onto the sack of grain...Sometimes it isn't easy to let go and let God handle our burdens..thanks for the reminder.
Hugs!