Thursday, July 31, 2014

Things That I Love

It's a great feeling when you're surrounded by things you love.  Some favorites for me (and I'm not talking about the love of God or family, etc. - I'm being completely superficial here for a moment) are antiques, vintage trims, chocolate, coffee, and beautiful scrapbooking supplies.  I am SO blessed that God has given me the life I have; and I am grateful for ALL that surrounds me.  Of course, these aren't the things that truly matter in life.  But nonetheless, they are blessings.  I am so incredibly grateful that when I see something I love, I am able to get it.  Now I'm not saying that just because I think the crowned jewels are lovely that I can afford them.  But God has blessed me with the ability to surround myself with those "things" I love that make me happy.  I hope that doesn't sound awful for me to say.  I guess I'm just kinda being honest and admitting that there are things (material things) that I find heartwarming.  I give God ALL the praise, glory and thanks for allowing me to have these "things" in my life.  With that said, I was taking part in the Verve Stamps blog hop the other day.  I absolutely fell in LOVE with their new release.  There was this one stamp that kept on catching my eye, and I just knew I had to have it for myself.  I ordered it right away, and couldn't wait to create something with it.  This is the card I made using my brand new Verve stamp from their newest release.
This stamp is called 2 Corinthians 12:9 Plain Jane and it's one of my favorite verses because it reminds me that when I am a mess and needing the Lord in my life, He is always there.  And in fact, He becomes even better and more able to meet my needs as I break down my self-will and submit to Him.  This verse is such a comfort.  You can see the entire July Release here in the Verve Stamps Shop.  They also have a lovely blog with lots of great inspiration, as well as some fun challenges.

I'm going to share this card in the following:

Verve Stamps July Release Retrospective Blog Hop & Challenge - This challenge calls for any stamp from their amazing new release.  Mine uses the 2 Corinthians 12:9 Plain Jane stamp (as detailed above).

Oh, and more thing that I really love is......comments.  I am SO grateful that you've stopped by today, and I thank you for visiting.   I look forward to reading your comments, and I look forward to stopping by your blog to see what you've created this week.

May God bless you!


  1. This is gorgeous, Karen! From the text background to the flower details...Well done! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  2. Oh what a fabulous stamp - I may just be tempted myself ;-)!! Your card is lovely Karen - great colours and layout.


  3. I love their stamps and you did an amazing job with the sentiment and all your patterns and the doily is so pretty and feminine. Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.

  4. I really love this scripture and this card is GORGEOUS, Karen. I wish I could come by your blog every single day. You inspire me so much.

  5. Such a beautiful card. Love the mix of patterns and the powerful meaning behind it.