Thursday, October 9, 2014

It's a SAD day!


I've been part of a group of ladies known as the Carriers of Faith for quite some time now. And before we were the Carriers of Faith, we were the Crafters of Faith. This group was created by Kelly for those paper-crafters whose faith is important to them.

Once a month, one of the CoF is the hostess and chooses a scripture and a theme for us to use in creating a card/project. This month is our last month ever.

Shelly is our hostess and here is her theme:

We had a priest come to a prayer group one evening, and he said in confessions the number one comment people make is how they struggle with Forgiveness. I am one who struggles with that as well, so I choose that as my topic for October and our final month together.


"Therefore I tell you, all you ask for in prayer , believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours. When you stand to pray, forgive anyone against whom you have a grievance, so that your heavenly Father may in turn forgive your transgressions." Mark 11:24-25



So make a card- tell someone you have trouble forgiving that you love them and send it off in the mail to them!



Now, before you look at my card, I must say, I didn't exactly follow the directions. I'm sorry! Can you FORGIVE me???




First, I didn't have any "forgive me" types of stamps/images. Then, as I thought about the challenge, the thing that kept coming to my mind is the forgiveness of Jesus. He has forgiven me! And I am in no way worthy of His forgiveness. But He loves me that much.

He not only forgave me; He also set the example for how I am to forgive others.

So I just HAD to make Jesus the focus of my card.



Here's the inside:




Please be sure and go to the other Carriers of Faith blogs to see what they made - you'll find the links in my left sidebar.

Kelly, THANK YOU for letting me be a part of this incredible group! I you!

And Shelly, THANK YOU for a great theme!


Thank you, one and all, for stopping by my blog today!


Images: freebies (online)
Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Pale Plum and Perfect Plum
Designer Paper: DCWV Everyday Essentials Paper Stack
Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Grosgrain Ribbon and Buttons from an unknown vendor

5 comments:

Barb said...

I love your card Jeanette. What a great sentiment! And, I love the layout. I too will miss this group, but I do know where to find you!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- Thanks for your wonderful write up- and LOVE the DP and stamps you found to use- awesome! This group has been a huge blessing to me!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Jeanette, and your words are so true.
Blessings
Maxine

MiamiKel said...

Your card is just fresh and lovely, Jeanette! WOnderful take on the challenge and a great find with the stamp! It fits to perfection!

Thank you for your time in this group from it's dream to reality and all that you've brought to the group - you are a treasure! It's not goodbye, but a see you in the other groups :)

Love and blessings!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I like the modern feel that the card has. What a great stamp that is! The purple shines the words through!