Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Feed the Dog

One of the things my pastor emphasizes frequently is that faith (hope) and fear are like two dogs, each fighting to be the "alpha dog", the master in our lives. Whichever dog is being fed, is the one who's winning the fight. I struggle with this constantly, often sounding like Eeyore: "Oh, well, this is just the way it's going to be for the rest of my life." And the "fear dog" begins to win. But I know from experience that if I feed my "faith dog", he and I will begin to win the fight. I like the Tim Holz sentiment on this card because it reminds me that the battle for my mind and my will and my emotions is constant, but never over!

The circle shapes were cut with the Martha Stewart circle cutter and the scallops were all cut with scissors. The embellies just happened to coordinate with the colors and were from a re-packaged package from The Scrapbook Outlet, my favorite (super-discount!) craft store, so no company name, and the papers were some I've had for a while. Incidentally, the four-loop bow just "happened" while I was playing around. If anyone has the actual directions, I would love to have them!

I've entered the following challenges:

Mojo Monday                          their sketch
Die Cut Dreams                        recipe (3 shapes, 2 colors, 1 ribbon/bow)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge    use those scissors (and/or Xacto knife)
Scrap-Creations                        recipe (at least 2 papers and at least 2 embellies)


Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

I agree that it's a continuous battle and one has to be equipped emotionally with strength to battle the negative thought of fear.

Nice scallop cut there! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles.

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Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Lovely card with such a cool sentiment. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

sparklygirl-Tina said...


Nice card and I love the sentiment too.

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Dragonlady said...

Great creation and sentiment. Thank you for playing at Die Cut Dreams.

Hugs Ali x

PS I would love you to check out my candy

Miss Sue said...

Nice job on the scallops and love the colors. Thanks for joining in the fun at Kaboodle Doodles.