Trust in the Lord

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding..." - Proverbs 3:5

This is one of my all-time favorite verses.  When I go through hard times like I've been going through these past few weeks reading Psalms or Proverbs really calms my spirit.  It helps me focus and reminds me that God's got this!  I don't see the big picture and I don't know or understand the "why" and that's ok because God does and He's taking care of me and my family. :)

So my oldest comes in to my office Friday morning and says that he wants to make a card to send to someone.  How sweet is that?!  Of course I say yes and told him I would make a card with him so we could do it together.  With him being a pre-teen and starting to pull more and more away from me I take every opportunity he wants to spend with me and cherish every moment.

Since I've been out of the stamping game for awhile my creative juices are not flowing full force like they used to so I went to Splitcoaststampers for some inspiration.  Fridays they do the Free for All and this last Friday's challenge was "Have A Heart".  How perfect!  I paired that challenge with this week's sketch challenge, let E pick out the patterned paper we were going to use, and got started!

It pretty much took the entire afternoon to finish our cards since he was gifted with perfectionism like his mama but I am SO proud of what we accomplished.  Here is a picture of E's card:

Didn't he do a great job for his first time?  I am SO proud!  He pressed a little too hard with his sentiment but other than that I'm very impressed.  I did do the cutting since I don't think we are there yet but other than that it was all him.  Proud Mama!!

I just realized you can see my card in the background of his card! Haha!!  Well here is a better view:

E choose Pink Flamingo designer paper (retired from Stampin' Up!) and I thought the colors were perfect for the end of summer.  The sentiment is from Verve's Scripture Medley 1 and the heart is another Verve favorite of mine from the Hearts on Fire set.

Since the paper is so busy I wanted to keep the embellishments pretty simple so I opted for a scallop behind the circle and I know you can't see it on here but my white circle is actually raised up which gives it such a cool dimension in person.

I wanted to have a little bit of glitz so I used a Sakura clear star jelly roll pen on the heart and the butterfly.

A small strip of white swiss dot ribbon and a butterfly from one my Martha Stewart punches finishes off this simple and fun card.

This weekend was the first weekend that DJ was away from me since being in the hospital and it was tough but looking at this card reminded me that even if he's not with me God is with him and that's all that matters.

BTW, thank you all so much for your wonderful comments on my previous post.  Knowing that people are praying and that we are not the only family that has had to endure this means more than anyone knows.  Each comment gives me more and more strength and I thank you all for that.

Have a blessed Monday everyone!!



  1. Oh, how awesome! I can't wait until my boys are old enough to want to make cards with me. Your card is so beautiful, too. Love that sparkly heart and sunny paper.

  2. Great job both of you. A lil confused I thought the card he gave me was the card he did.

    1. He made that one too but this one was the one he gave Auntie


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