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!
Karen

5 comments:

  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!

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

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  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.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com



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  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.
    Sierra

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

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