Monday, May 17, 2010

Butterfly Puppy

Another Mondaaaaay is here and we're off!!!  This will be a very busy week for me.  I have lots of DT work to catch up on and things to get done for ministry.  But first, I will go to the movies with my DH!  It has been soooooo long since we've had a 'date.'  We are waaaaay past due.  We're going to see Robin Hood.  Maybe not my fav 'chick flick,' but I am very much looking forward to seeing it.  Ya gotta have popcorn and candy and maybe even a soda - no, I think Icee.  Yes, definitely an Icee!  Classic movie munchies : )  Ooooo, I can't wait!!!

I want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who prayed for me on Saturday.  It was amazing!!!  God did what only He could do.  I've been praying that He would use me to speak to the people, and He showed up Big Time!  I received confirmation that night from several people about how God spoke to them.  Oh blessed be the Name of the LORD!  I am so humbled that the Creator of the Universe knows me and allowed me to be used for His Glory...simply amazing...  Do you know that He knows YOU too?  Even if you don't believe in Him, He knows about that and loves you anyway!

One thing that having cancer did for me, was break my prideful heart.  I realize that I can never be good enough. God loves us 'just because' - not only when we are good, or lovable, but He continues to love us even when we are 'bad.'  He doesn't use us because we my friend would say, 'all that and a bag of chips!'  He chooses to use us even though we are imperfect.  That, my friend, is unconditional love!!!  Won't you receive it today?

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

"If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."  Mark 4:23

...and now for my card.  I am so happy to think that God has given us the ability to create and He delights in blessing us and watching us 'bloom!

I got to use this fab sketch for Karen's Doodles US Challenge this week.  I really, really like it!

C9 C7 C5 C3
RV34 RV11 RV10 RV00
G28 G24 G21 G20
Y26 Y11
E18 E17 E15 E13

This is Butterfly Puppy. Isn't he adorable?

Now if you enter Karen's Doodles US Challenge, you have three chances to win!  Prizes are:
You'll find LOTS of GORGEOUS inspiration from the DT while you're at the US Challenge Blog!  Go take a peek : )

Challenges Entered:
Saturday Challenge - something metal
KL Stampin - show animal friends love
Paper Cutz - #41
Dare You 2 Digi - anything goes
Crafty Ann's - anything goes 
Flutterby Wednesday's
ABC - unused stash (paper)

Lots of love to you all!

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



Linda said...

Wow what a Beautiful card
hugs Linda

Wishcraft said...

Wow this is stunning - such amazing colouring! Lisa x

Mandy said...

Another wow hunny, your card is gorgeous, love everything.
Hope you enjoy your date
love n hugs Mandy xx


Wow Lori
A stunning card and a cute image love it,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Cor* said...

I think you did an excellent job on this card! I'm glad all went wel for u this wknd! & glad you and Hubby had a date night!! You deserve a break too.


Good afternoon Lori, wow what a fabulous card, love this cute image and the addition of that doily. thank you for sharing hugs Linda x

Cindy said...

Beautifully done, Lori!! Love it! Definitely have to get this image soon!

Crystal said...

Oh my word what a CUTE CUTE image....And your coloring looks amazing!!! Beautiful creation!

Stamping Seasons said...

Wow I love your colouring! Great job!

Erin... said...

so cute!!! your coloring is beautiful!

Liz's creative corner said...

Another stunning card hun,great use of colour, in reply to your question just a week and no I don't think Jim wouldlike me to take my computer with us, after all there is only enough room for us with his fishing gear and boy we mustn't go without that lol,not if I want some peace any way he he, enjoy your film, hugs Liz xx

Dora said...

Awww your card is gorgeous, really love your colouring. Hope you enjoyed your night out at the movies.. I still have to go watch Robin Hood. I'd love to see it. Hugs xx and thanks so much for your comment on my blog xx

Kimmi said...

Awe - How sweet is this cutie! My mum would love him! Gorgeous colouring and I love the flowers!


Kimmi x

Sandy Hulsart said...

Fabulous card, Lori. Great DP and your flower embellishments are beautiful.

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous Lori - gorgeous colouring. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Randi said...

So adorable! Love the colors on your butterfly! Thanks for playing along with Flutter By Wednesday this week!

Debbie said...

This is adorable, Lori! What a cute image and I {heart} all the layers and bling! Thanks for joining us at KLSNS this week :)

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Awww, what a cute image, and you color and shaded it sooooo beautifully. If only I could get my lighting/shading that well every time I color. :)Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin for Risa's Animal-Riffic challenge!

Danni said...

Your coloring is superb!! What a fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Brandi said...

Lot of love to you too Lori! Your card is gorgeous! :)

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