4.18.2011

T.I.P. #4 ~ Behold, I have inscribed you ... {Isaiah 49:16}





A blessed Tuesday to you!  I'm sorry I missed last week's T.I.P. post ~ it was an unbelievable week to say the least!  But I am so happy to be back again on this most Holy Week - a week filled with a self-nurturing and ever fulfilling love for Him, knowing what His sacrifice has meant for us!  To know that He stretched His arms out for you and me ~  obedient until death - I'm humbled at the thought.   I encourage you to watch this moving video that brings me such great joy when I hear it - I listen to Hillsong in my car and on my ipod as it's such an uplifting moment with each song! 





Last week was hectic - I kept wishing for more time in each day and going 900 mph with all my commitments and "daily do's" ~ we've all been there :)  In the midst of all the craziness, my cell phone rang. 

 I was comforting my son who was battling flu like symptoms and had to stay home for the day and thought it was my son's christian school calling.  I answered it, only to hear a vivacious and bouncy voice on the other end of the line brightly claiming "Gooood morning! I'm at Starbucks, and I have a cup of tea with your name on it!"  And I literally had a totally blank mind - It's 7:30 in the morning, and I did not have a clue who I was talking to!  Rather than ask "um, who is this?" I hoped to discover it as she chatted {Yes, I was that frazzled!}  And imagine my dismay when I realized it was a sweet lady I met at the school office who was hoping to make a connection for a small group mom's fellowship.  We met and within a few minutes agreed to meet for coffee "one day next week, made a date and she even asked what tea I like to drink and remembered it!"  And I had forgotten.    I was so embarrassed and could not apologize enough and explain even if I had remembered, my son was home sick from school.  And she said without skipping a beat "we can always meet another time, my friend!!  There is nothing like the season you are in right in this very moment being a mommy and you are exactly where you need to be!  God bless, I'll be praying for you and your little one!"  I just heard Him speaking through this new friend and the message was loud and clear! 

My card this week is very simple as I wanted to focus on this most special stamp from Our Daily Bread.  He has never forgotten you and truly He never will :)    I stamped the hand image first in Close to Cocoa and then used a sentiment stamped in Momento, paired with this brocade paper in matching hues.  This card is, of course, going to my new friend and hopefully we'll met again soon!


May this week bless you and the reminder of the love He has shown to us be with you through-out this week!  You are special!  Thank you for taking the time to stop in today and fellowshipping with me ~ I love you!

Blessings!
~Kelly

                                 Entered into:  SSCC #85 ~ same ink/same paper challenge

Card deets:  Close to Cocoa, Vanilla paper from Joanns, PTI white for stamped image:  Image from ODB, In God's Hands; SU Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Momento Black; DSP from SU! Brocade Background; SU Scallop punch border; Cuttlebug, nesties, SU ribbon, misc flowers and pearls - 3D dots, Tombo

24 comments:

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  2. Kelly, I feel like your card, and especially the message on it are 'just for me'! I really needed that bit of lifting up right now. And the card is striking! Beautiful! Many, many thanks for sharing your creativity and your heart!

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  3. Beautiful card, your new friend is sure to appreciate it! Hope your Son is feeling better!

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  4. Gorgeous card and wonderful story. I could see myself answering the phone with wheels turning trying to figure out who in the world am I talking to and not wanting the person at the other end to know I haven't a clue LOL. hope your son is better and you enjoy your new friend and cup of tea when it does come around again..

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  5. This is beautiful and inspiring!

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  6. What a blessing you are! Beautiful story and a very beautiful card!

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  7. Beautiful Card, Kel. I like the earthy colors- very elegant !

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  8. CONGRATULATIONS for your DT Position at Riley and Company. I also tried it-but this time it doesn´t works. Have a lot of FUN !!

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  9. Congratulations!!!!
    Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

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  10. Sounds like a lovely new friend you have made there, or will be getting to know. Wishing it progresses along as swimmingly as it seems to have started. Lovely card and yes, I like the focus on his outstretched hand, always there for us. Thanks for coming alongside Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

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  11. Hi Kels! Happy Tuesday!
    Beautiful, beautiful card! That stamp and the scripture sentiment are awesome. The song is beautiful--love Hillsong. And the story is encouraging and poignant as well. Thanks for sharing it all.
    Hugs to you, Sweet Friend!

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  12. Beautiful, gorgeous, stunning card!!! wow... I love the monochromatic theme this card has and that image... so perfect for this Easter week. Do I see a beautiful friendship about to blossom? hmmm... good friends + good tea/coffee... the perfect way to start!

    Thanks for posting Hillsong. What a lovely song that is! I will have to look for this. Want to listen to it on my Ipod as well. :o)

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  13. Kelly, my friend, you always brighten my day when I stop by and visit you! What a sweet post and a gorgeous card today. Thank you for sharing such inspiring messages. You are awesome! Big hugs your way! :)

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  14. Your card is not simple in the least! I love the DP and the use of the two prints. Elegant!

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  15. Such a beautiful new friend. Thanks for sharing your story with us. It truly made me smile and reminded me to slow down! The card is beautiful and should make her day. This is a lovely card for holy week.

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  16. Your card is beautiful and your story even more so! I love this stamp set and it's so perfect for this time of year! Your new friend will love it and I have a feeling you are going to have wonderful fellowship together!!! Hope your son is feeling much better now! Thanks for playing along at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

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  17. Your card is beautiful!! I hope your son is feeling better, and you can get out with your friend and enjoy another cup of tea soon!

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  18. What a beautiful and inspirational card and how perfect for this week. Love the paper you used behind the image. Love your story, so glad I am not the only who forgets and then keep the person talking hoping to figure it all out :)

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  19. I loved reading your story - had to chuckle. God is amazing isn't He? Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a wonderful Easter!

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  20. Kelly, what a beautiful and absolutely elegant card you have created here!! This is one of my favorite stamp sets by ODBD and what better way to encourage a friend with such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us over at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  21. What a stunning card! And what a perfect friend in the making you have found.

    Hugs to you sweet Kelly - no one deserves them more...

    Michelle

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  22. How beautiful! I am so happy that I stopped by your blog today. Thanks for this beautiful reminder! xo

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  23. What a lovely card - and such truth! Thanks for another wonderful and uplifting message. (I'm also encouraged to be reassured that I'm not the only forgetful one on this earth - although I'm sorry that happened to you!!)
    I do hope your son is feeling much better!

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  24. This is an absolutely stunning card. What a great image and sentiment.

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