Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Friendships Rock!!!

Second Post... See below for The Paper Shelter Challenge!

Well...this afternoon I'll be going to my second counseling session. My life has been turned upside down. What I thought was, isn't. What I thought wasn't is... la-la-la-la... Can anyone relate? Let's face it...relationships are hard! Maybe someday I'll be able to share more, but until then, I think that my pain can and will help someone else who is in pain in a different way :) Although my mind and emotions are up and down, I KNOW the constant love and truth of Jesus Christ. He is the Author and Perfecter of our Faith! He is my closest friend who will always be available 24/7! His love is unconditional and His grace flows freely

I dedicate this card to ALL my friends...that's YOU I love you!!!

"A friend gives hope when life is low, a friend is a place when you have nowhere to go, A friend is honest, a friend is true. A friend is precious and that my friend is you!"

This awesome sentiment is called A Friend Gives. It's a digi from Inky Impressions HERE.

This week's challenge at Inky Impressions is all about Things with Wings! If you're like me and don't have a winged image, you can also use some beautiful butterflies :) I couldn't wait to get my new butterfly die from Simon Says Stamp! It's my new fave!!!

The papers I've used for this card came as a freebie in a magazine... woo hoo! The lattice background is a cut file from Silhouette and topped with Pearl Pen pearls :)

I had to get on the FranTage bandwagon hee hee. I've had this for some time now, but didn't really know how to use it! This is it's debut lol! I covered the metal corner embellishment first with Distress Paint and then heat embossed the FranTage. Pretty cool... I got a little braver :) I dabbed here and there over the leaves and vine with Distress Paint and continued with the heat embossing.

Flowers are Wild Orchid. I've had these for a long time, but haven't used them much lately :( Gotta get them out more often!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Pastel Colors
Papertake Weekly - Occasion-ally (Friendship)
Tuesday Throwdown - Pastel Rainbows
Alphabet Challenge - Micro/Mini (butterflies/gems)
Delicious Doodles - Butterflies
Frosted Designs - Embossing
2 Sisters - Favorite Embellishment (Butterfly!)
One Stop Craft - Pastel Colors

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you've enjoyed your stay and will come back again soon

One more day until my $30 Saturated Canary Giveaway ends... 
You can find the post HERE.

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


Lynn (delphinoid) said...

Sorry to hear your life has been turned upside down. I won't say I know how you feel, as I'm sure I don't (even though I've been through some difficult times) but I hope you find the strength to get through it and things will be better for you soon.

Your card is beautiful. The sentiment is lovely and perfect for when you just want to let a friend know how much you appreciate them and that your thankful they are there for you.

Take care. Stay strong. X X

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Lori! I love the backing paper and diecuts! Wonderful friendship sentiment!

Danni said...

This is so pretty ! Gorgeous work!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Love the sentiment!!!

Sandra H said...

Wow Lori, Totally stunning and such a beautiful sentiment keep safe and lots of love and hugs going out to you xx

BrendaB said...

What a beautiful card! So much detail and gorgeousness! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs.

Roxx.T Barnes said...

Fabulous card Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Andreja L. said...

Wow, what great design and what a lovely pastel card you made!
Thanks for sharing with us at OneStopCraftChallenge :-))
Hugs, Andreja

UTs Hobby Time said...

Fabulous card with a lovely sentiment. Love the floral and butterfly arrangements.

Heike said...

phantastic design....i love all at this card


Deena said...

Beautiful verse and a beautiful design, thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs for the Embossing Challenge

Sarah said...

Oh this is just beautiful! I love EVERYTHING about it! I really like that lattice cut! Praying all goes well with your counseling and you will experience full healing through Christ. I'm part of a Lay Counseling Ministry and Yes, you can help others with your story as God leads you through this walk.

Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Throwdown!

Unknown said...

This is such a pretty card, all your little details are gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


Thank you for joining the challenge at Seems A Little Sketchy!


PS - I have some blog candy up for grabs on my blog

Unknown said...

Oops, ignore the SALS bit - I should check my copies and pastes better! lol!


Laney said...

A beautiful card with beautiful words!Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine this week

Tanya said...

Simply beautiful card.

Anita said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so sorry to hear you're going through difficult times. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs your way. Anita xx

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