Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Continual Thanks

The definition of bless: express or feel gratitude to; thank
The definition of praise: the act of expressing approval or admiration; commendation; laudation. the offering of grateful homage in words or song, as an act of worship.
I am so excited to use my new stamp from Stamploration.  I was one of the winners last month and knew which stamp I would choose if I won - one of the new Typografia in Faith stamps, Bless The Lord.
This verse from Psalms 34 is a favorite of mine. The whole psalm helped me get through some difficult times in my life (more than once). I memorized it in a modern translation: "I will bless the Lord no matter what happens.  I will constantly speak of His glories and grace."

Even though our weather turned cold, I gave this card an Autumn background and die cuts. (Autumn is my favorite time and I am NOT willing to give up on it yet!)

After choosing the background paper, I stamped the verse in brown then stamped 'at all times' again in Rust so I could fussy cut it and adhere it over the original brown.
The oval cuts are Spellbinder.  The silhouette cuts are Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix.
Bow is brown twine.   Card base is the same Dark Chocolate cardstock by Gina K that I used to cut out the silhouette shapes.
I'm not willing to send this card to anyone just yet.  Right now I have it on an easel on my desk -  a visual reminder to be grateful, to be constantly aware of God's goodness.

Simon Monday - thankful
Scrapyland - anything
Cut It Up - thank you
7 Kids - anything
Double D - feeling fallish
Dies R Us - Fall
Die Cut Divas - thankful
Joy Clair - photo inspiration
Stamploration Never ending challenge


  1. Beautiful sentiment and lovely design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at DD Challenge Blog. We hope to see your designs in future challenges.
    DD DT

  2. So pretty Marsha! Beautiful sentiment! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Feeling FALLish’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  3. This is so beautiful!! I love the verse!! The background paper is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This is so pretty. I love the browns (my favorite color!)

    Thanks for joining us for our Thank You Card challenge at Cut it Up!


  5. Design and colors are fabulous. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  6. Beautiful card, Marsha! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  7. Beautiful card, great colours and great design also! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge .
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

  8. This is such a fabulous card! Love the great sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  9. Beautiful card! Absolutely love the sentiment.
    Thanks for joining Cut It Up this week!

  10. Such a beautiful sentiment and card, thanks for joining us at 7 Kids!

  11. Marsha, this is a beautiful and encouraging card. I love it.
    Thank you for playing along with Joy Clair November Challenge.
    We hope you will be playing along with Joy Clair December-January Challenge!