5.05.2013

The "Almost" card! :)


 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: 
but the word of our God shall stand for ever. 
~Isaiah 40:8

Oh, how I love the book of Isaiah!  It's such a powerful reflection of our salvation and God's promise to provide us a redeemer.  I can't imagine what it was like to walk in the times of these powerful prophets and preach the gospel but what beautiful words we have to reflect on, especially when they are as beautifully described (and harsh at times) as Isaiah.

I reflected on this verse a few weeks ago at bible study and it was the inspiration behind my long overdue card.  The ever so sweet Lynn of T.U.I.C. blogging group gave us a challenge (awhile!) back to create a one layer card with a flower.  Eeek!  I couldn't do it!  I tried and messed up more cardstock than one person should, lol.  I couldn't get it right no matter what I tried so I added a couple pieces of DSP and ehh .... no much better but here it is :)
I loved the challenge, Lynn, and hope to do better on the next one!

I did, however, continue on with my stamping goal of inking up my old SU stamp sets - yay!  This one was probably my 3rd or 4th stamp set that I bought - a true oldie but goodie!  Although it's a sympathy set, I chose to leave the inside blank on this one as it's not intended to be used as one.
Thank you, Lynn, for inspiring my card creation :)






Big hugs, Bigger Blessings and 
have a blessed SONday!
~Kelly


Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes!

31 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous! I'm so glad that you added that beautiful dp to your card. It really adds a lot to it. Love your flowers and your coloring is fabulous.

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  2. This doesn't need to be one layer - it's beautiful just as is! SO pretty!
    Lynn

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  3. OMGosg! This card is just gorgeous! You are being way to hard on yourself. The papers are gorgeous and the flower is gorgeous! I love your card!!!!!!!!

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  4. This is gorgeous. Beautiful Spring colors.
    I love the book of Isaiah myself, right now I am studying the book of Jeremiah for the 8th time. Love the Old Test.

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  5. Love your card and the colors - so soft! But what I love more is the way your spirit comes through your cards and your blog. You do realize that you have a ministry here don't you? Blessings my friend!

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  6. Though it's not one layer, it is beautiful! I love the colors and layout, Kelly.

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  7. I love these gorgeous papers with your delicate irises!! Your card is beautiful, Kelly!! And how blessed we are with the promise of this awesome scripture!

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  8. This is beautiful, Kelly! I love how you colored the image and the papers are a great match.

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  9. A beautiful card Kellie. The paper really makes the stamped image stand out. One layer cards are not easy especially when one likes to add lots of pretty things.

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  10. Oh what a lovely image!! Great job on the layout too!

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  11. Kelly this is beautiful - love the way you have picked out the colours on the dp for the image - I am sure the dp makes
    the image 'pop'.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  12. Love the pretty DP you used for the gorgeous iris! Such pretty soft spring colors!

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  13. Kelly: The colors on this card are stunning, and you've done an outstanding job with this. I just love everything about it, and I'm incredibly grateful to have you share your God-given talents with us by playing along in the challenge. I sincerely hope that you will continue to join in our challenges. I enjoy seeing your work, and look forward to seeing more of the art God lays on your heart to create. Thanks so much, and have a blessed week.
    Hugs,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  14. Your card is lovely Kelly! I love purple and this is great! Love the rounded corner and the patterned paper you used. :)

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  15. This is a beautiful card! I love purple and green and I LOVE flowers!

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  16. Kelly, this is so beautiful ! I love the soft colors and the lovely DP.
    To keep my stamp room clean: I sell every stamp set that I have not used for more than 1 year. This saves space and money :-)

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  17. beautiful, love the papers you used too!!!!

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  18. Gorgeous card Kelly! I love the colors & layout you used...TFS!!!

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  19. Just lovely! I love the image you used (irises are a favorite of mine) and the great paper and button! It is a sunny, happy card, just what I needed to see on a wacky Monday!

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  20. Gorgeous, Kelly! I love everything about it! (And I can sympathize where the 'one layer' thing is concerned!) =D

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  21. So very soft and gorgeous Kelly!! I do remember this stamp and it's still very pretty!! :) TFS! HUGS

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  22. so beautiful kelly.gorgeous soft and pretty papers and colours and i love your floral image.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

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  23. Stunning Card Kelly--outstanding colors!

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  24. Beautiful card! I love your color combo...so soft and pretty!

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  25. what a fantastic card! I just love it!!

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  26. Your almost card for the challenge is a beauty regardless Kelly. The soft colors and flower all shine. I love your background paper. So very very pretty and perfect for Spring! xx

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  27. Wow, this is beautiful! I love the colors. And I love that you threaded your button.

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  28. Completely gorgeous. At least you tried - but I think your style is perfect, and your choice of stamp is gorgeous.

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  29. Beautiful card♥ Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenge - Floral Fenzy

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  30. Beautiful! I love the shading on the irises and those papers are so gorgeous!

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