Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oh Boy Overalls!!!

Hello lovelies ♥ I've just come home from a quick shopping spree at Michael's. I picked up a few desktop cubes for organizing...60% OFF!!! While I was there, I ran into a beautiful, young woman who I hadn't seen since she was in High School Youth Group. As God would have it, I mentioned my current journey of pain/forgiveness - and just like God does, she began to tell me of her own pain.

Again, God brings forth the truth about why we sometimes go through things... to help others ♥ She could trust what I was saying about the need to forgive because she knew that I could relate to what she was going through. There's nothing like personal experience to speak boldly on a subject...

Anyone who knows me, knows that it doesn't matter where I am when there's a Divine Appointment... I pray :) So in the middle of Michael's, I lifted up this sweet woman, asking Jesus to bring peace to her heart as she chooses to forgive!

I reminded her that forgiveness is for HER, not for the one she's forgiving. When we harbor unforgiveness, our relationship with God is broken. How do we restore that relationship? Make the choice to forgive... If you're like me, you won't FEEL like forgiving, but do it anyway. God will handle your emotions, bringing healing to your heart just like He did (and is doing) for me.

...the journey of healing continues ♥

This week at The Cutting Cafe, the amazing DT has a variety of projects to inspire your creativity! Here's my contribution... an adorable li'l Overalls Shaped Card!!!

I just adore the cute li'l football and stars! They make me happy lol! I was also overjoyed when I discovered these 'just the right color' button brads in my stash. How cool is that?

Papers are from an old stack I had waiting for this project (The Guy Stack by
DCWV). They are distressed with Brushed Corduroy DI.

Card base is Ivory Cardstock by Recollections 110 lb weight. It's my new 'go to' paper I also discovered at Michael's. Yay Michael's!!! Thank you :)

Tag punch is Martha Stewart with an old Stampin' Up! sentiment...tied with Doodlebug Twine. The card front is machine stitched - I must stitch more... I love the extra detail! Maybe I should have used a different color thread though. What do you think?

The countdown begins for my current Dies and More Giveaway...  
ends September 22. You can find it at THIS POST!

Thank you, again, for all your thoughts and prayers you've been sending my way! Prayer makes such a HUGE difference!!! I KNOW that God is indeed hearing and answering ♥ He is a faithful God who heals!!!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~


Nannieflash said...

Brilliant shape Lori, love the colour choice to. hugs Shirleyxxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Thanks for sharing this story.
Forgiveness is so important.
Love and blessings.

bumblebee creations said...

Gorgeous, and love the story!!

Carla S. said...

What a cute project, Lori! The little overalls are adorable and I love the papers and details!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh these are so adorable

Regina Easter said...

hey lady, this is soooooooooooooo sweet, love the plaid colors...i hope your having a great ya

Julie Odil said...

Very cute, Lori. Love the papers you chose.

Jeri said...

Darling! Love the papers you used for your overalls. Totally boyish!

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Fab Card Lori. I really like the shape and the papers you've used.

Happy Crafting!!! :) X X

cebelica said...

Oooh, this is awesome! I love the shape!!! Beautiful story too. Hugs! xx

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