Monday, June 18, 2012

This is How I Feel

We are all getting a little down in this part of the country because of all our dreary, rainy days.  The Pacific NW is known for rain but this is way more than we usually have. Gray skies and pouring down rain day after day does get old and discouraging.
Yesterday was Father's Day so I was missing my dad.  And my husband is working out of the States so I was missing him.  So the image on this card is the way I felt yesterday.

I used the MFT sketch
Well, I know today will be different.  No, the sun is not shining.  It is still gray, cloudy, and raining.  My husband is still gone.  BUT this is a new day that God has given me and I am glad for it.  And besides, I will be taking care of two precious grandchildren today.  How can that not lift the spirit ?


The Fine Print:  The challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ is to create a card that reflects me.  The intent of the challenge was to create a card that reflects me as a Masterpiece of God.  This card is a reflection of how I was feeling yesterday.   I am  so aware that God loves me and that I am valuable to Him.  Without Him I would be living UNDER the circumstances.  But with God as my Father and knowing He has my best interest in mind, I can get through these tough times victoriously.  So, I'm done now with the downer and onto a great day and if I enter another card into the SSCC challenge, it will be a reflection of the real me - a child of God.

Challenges:
Craft 4 Eternity -cards for men or boys
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - brown and cream
DYSU - cards for men or boys
Stampin Sisters in Christ - reflection of me

13 comments:

  1. Brilliant card for our challenge. Love it. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTS4ETERNITY this week.
    Pinky

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  2. Such fabulous words of wisdom at the end! I think your card is fabulous and I LOVE the soft colors. I am so sorry for the loss of your father, it never really gets a whole lot easier unless we depend on God, which you do! {{{HUGS}}}

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  3. This is a beautiful card. I love the little dog. Thanks for joining us at CCCC.
    Hugz,
    Christine

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  4. oh what a cute puppy, love your card, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards, hugs, martina

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  5. A lovely card, what a sweet puppy image.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  6. Ah - such a cute puppy. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  7. Love the puppy, what a great image and I really love your card, that is the way I feel about my dad every fathers's day. Hope your hubby gets home soon and glad you are are starting to feel better about it all.
    hugs
    glenda

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  8. This is so sweet! The puppy sure does show how you've felt!
    I'm glad you know the Lord and have His comfort!!

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  9. What a beautiful design...and loving thoughts of your Dad. Thank you for sharing and for joining us at DYSU this week. I'm happy to have found your blog :)

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  10. What an adorable card. Beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  11. Fabulous card Marsha :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  12. Marsha, what a sweet card. I loved reading how this card "reflects" you. I am so glad that we have a Father that is looking out for what is best for us. I hope sunshine is on your way. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

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  13. Oh, Marsha, I do hope your spirits have been lifted and that those little ones brought some sunshine into your day! Your card is adorable! I love that little puppy! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! ~H

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