Friday, September 10, 2010

One Thing I Know

It seems the older I get, the less I know for certain. As a new wife and young mother, I "knew" the answers to all of life's questions. Gradually, though, I began to realize that not everything is black and white, and just like I'm expanding my horizons in my card-making, I'm learning to open my heart to thoughts, opinions, and even life-styles that differ from mine.  And I realize now that the desire to understand these differences does not necessitate  adopting an "all roads lead to Rome" point of view. However, there are some things that I know which will remain unchangeable truths: the sky is blue, raindrops are wet, every baby is a miracle, and "He (God) is mine forever." It's so good to know that the things I know for certain remain true and unchanging.


This card evolved over several days. I knew I wanted to use this sentiment from Our Daily bread, and that I wanted to use colors I hadn't used before. And after playing with, and discarding, every idea, I finally decided on this combination of K & Company papers, a flower and pearls I've had for a while, and some little mini-hatpins I've been trying to make. And just in time, too. I just found out my "co-grandma" of three of my grandchildren has had some surgery. I hope she will enjoy this "pick-me-up". In searching for a challenge for this card, I found a few:

Sentimental Sunday recipe challenge 1 solid, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments
Die Cut Dreams pearls and pins
Totally Papercrafts going dotty
Cook Up A Card recipe 1 sentiment, 2 ribbons, 3 autumn colors
Stamp and Create pearls and gems
Creative Inspirations lace/sparkle
My Time To Craft jeweled

19 comments:

Mummylade said...

this is a lovely project! Thank you so much for entering the DCD challenge this week and good luck!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays recipe challenge. I hope you will join us for our new challenge on Sunday.

Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

Pamela said...

Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams with this lovely card.

Pamela x

Heidi said...

Lovely card! I know you co-grandma with like it! Thanks for playing the Stamp and Create Monthly challenge.

Heidi said...

Lovely card! I know you co-grandma with like it! Thanks for playing the Stamp and Create Monthly challenge.

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Victoria said...

a beautiful project

thank you for joining us at Stamp and Create this challenge,

Vicky GDT Member

Crafty Chris said...

Beautiful entry for DCD Thanks
Chris x

SVIT said...

I really love your card Gracka! Thank you for playing at Cook Up A Card!

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog!

Craftyanny said...

Adorable:) Such a sweet card.
Thanks for joining us this week on Totallt Papercrafts
Anne x

Chrissie said...

This is a really beautiful card and perfect for our jewelled challenge at MTTC this week!
I love the colours you have chosen.
Chrissie

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love this verse...infact I am going to use this verse for some get well cards this week. Love your colors and design!! Awesome details and sparkle!. Thanks for joining the Stamp and Create challenge this month.

Stampin'Piper said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations!

Hugs Tanja

NGCARDS said...

This is a gorgeous card hun, Good Luck with our DT Call at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Such a beautiful card - those papers do complement each other and your hat pins are a triumph.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
Caroline xxx

Dwita said...

Thanks for playing with Cook Up A Card, Gracka. Love the verse...

Monika Reeck said...

lovely Poems and love all embellishment on your card..really beautifully done...many thanks for playing with us at Cook Up A Card, hope to see you again next month dear...hugs, Monika

Lacey Stephens said...

Fantastic card! So beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with the Stamp and Create challenge!!
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com