Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ella...So pretty in pink

Welcome to a new challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

Happy Sunday everyone!




Our hostess for today's challenge is the beautiful and amazing Chris Olsen.



Chris has chosen the following scripture for her challenge:

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My health may fail, my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
He is mine forever.
~Psalm 73:26
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Chris has challenged us to use a pink ribbon,
and to make pink the primary color on our projects this week.



Our sponsor this week is Lori Boyd (by Lori Designs). My image today, Ella, is one of Lori's wonderful images. She was just perfect for a pink theme. You can find Ella here!




Supplies Used: Bazzill CS, Copics (see photo), Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Kaiser Crafts Pearls, Stampin' Up DP
Hope to see your card entered in the challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!
Dig out those pretty pink papers, ribbons, pearls, and coloring choices and have fun creating!
My thoughts on today's scripture:


I have a blogging friend, Julie, who lives in Canada, and is a beautiful person inside and out, . When I started this blog earlier this week, I had many things come to mind that I wrote about. However, yesterday morning Julie's blog entry prompted me to delete what I had written, and begin again.
You see, dear friends... a few months ago, Julie's family was just like the rest of us. Hurrying from one thing to another with the kids, family vacations, school starting, cards to create, housework to do, etc. Then Julie's best friend, the love of her life, her dear husband, Russ, was diagnosed with cancer. The past couple of months have had many ups and downs for Julie and her family. Yesterday morning, Julie's dear husband, Russ passed away. During Russ' illness, Julie was a pillar of strength. Though she wrote about each day's trials, never did she complain. She and her family prayed for Russ' illness to be gone, for his pain to be gone, for a miracle. Even as his health failed, and his spirit grew weak, God remained the strength of their hearts. When Russ passed away, Julie wrote to tell us that he had gotten his miracle. Julie has been such an inspiration. Her two young boys are so lucky to have her as their mom, and I feel so blessed to have been lucky enough to get to know her through this hobby we share.
Have a great week,
Patti J.
I will be entering this card at: FlutterbyWednesdays - Open challenge (include angel, butterfly, or fairy)

31 comments:

Becky said...

Patti what a fabulous job you did with this image. The card is wonderful with all the cute little details. Yes Death is tragic and joyous at the same time for us who have our hope in Christ.
Love you my sister, sending {hugs} :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am so sorry for you're friends loss. As for the card, I just love all of the pretty pink!

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing this story. Its a beautiful card with a wonderful verse. Annette x

Miesje said...

Oh Patti, what a sad story, yet so what this scripture is all about! My heart goes out to her! I absolutely love your card - Ella is my granddaughters name so that alone would make it stand out! Love all the pink and the card design! Perfect.

Beth Norman said...

I am so sorry to hear the news about Russ. It sounds like Julie is a very strong woman. My blessings to her and her family.

Your card is adorable. You did a nice job colouring with copics. I like easel cards and have one for my tutorial coming up on Tuesday.

Sue W said...

That little card is just so sweet!!! Lori has some wonderful images and I'm sure she will love how you used this cutie!

Crystal said...

Patti this is soooo sweet, LOVE this image and wow girl you are rockin those copics, AWESOME coloring...BEAUTIFUL easel design!!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

STAMPING SAM said...

Lovely card with a touching story. I dare say that in this world every family has dealt with cancer. A disease that makes everyone feel so out of control yet has the ablility to bring everyone together and gives us the true meaning of what time we have on the earth. Precious. Sally

Grace said...

Patti this is just the cutest card! Love the image and your card design and details! I'm so sorry for Julie and the loved ones left behind by her dear hubby, yet if he knew the Lord.. as she said... he DID receive his miracle and is resting painlessly in the loving arms of Jesus! While her family will miss him, He is their strenth as well! What a blessing! Thanks for sharing this ever so timely testimony to God's grace even in sorrow!
Hugs,
Grace

peggysue said...

Oh I'm just in tears over your story. There are many rough days ahead for your dear friend, but I know her faith will be her strength as will her blogging buddies such as you. Such a sweet card, you did a great job with the image. HAve a blessed week!

Cindy Coutts Designs said...

Patti, awesome ribbon treatment and pearls! You will be in my prayers this week, as well as your friends. May the Lord richly bless you as you minister to your loved ones.

Glittered Paws said...

The card is beautiful and I love pink. What a beautiful story and what a sadness and a joy all in one. I know she will have a pillar of strength in all of her blogging friends. Great job with the coloring.

Danni said...

Beautiful post! Hugs!
Such a sweet card, so darling! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Dawn said...

Oh my friend this is just such a lovely image and card. I just love the pink.
That scripture is one of my favorites and so helpful on those challenging days.

Janie Printz said...

What a beautiful card Patti. Love the little image that you colored so beautifully as well as the ribbon treatment & all your wonderful embellishments. I'm so sorry about your friends husband.
We all need to spend more time with the ones we love & enjoying the things we do ... Life is so precious & you never know when it could be taken away ...
Hugs, Janie

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Patti, that's such a lovely verse.
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend's husband, she sounds like one amazing woman!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh girl!! this is just gorgeous. Your are doing such a beautiful job with your copics!! I just love that coloring of the image and your design. Gorgeous!!

Julie is such a testimony to all her readers...such a pillar for him. I am praying for her and her two young children. My heart breaks for her...but yes she never complains.

Have a great week!
hugs,
Chris

Patti said...

I too have followed Julie. I am so amazed by her strength and love for Christ! She is a hug inspiration.May the good Lord carry her through.Love your card GF!

redwasher1 said...

WOW! This is fabo!!!!!! Love everything about this!! Your coloring is perfect!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Oh my Patti - I'm so sorry to hear of Russ' passing. I've been reading Julie's blog for a long time now and it has been so sad to read about her struggle to be strong for Russ. Bless her heart.

On a slightly lighter note - this project is just adorable. Love your pretty ribbon treatment with the pearl flourish. Very nicely done!

Lisadwb said...

Your card is adorable.
I said a prayer for Julie and her family. I recently lost my mom, and as much as I have grieved I can only imagine the pain God must feel to see the ones let behind hurting. Death is something He had not intended for us to experience, but due to the fall of man it is something that touches each one of us.

CraftinGranny said...

Adorable card PJ! That story is a true inspiration to all of us. Thank you so much for sharing! "Hugs" Carol

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a gorgeous card! i love pink! and i love the pearls on the ribbon! i will keep your friends in my prayers.

hugs :)

Amanda Mertz said...

Patti- I too have followed Julie's struggle. I continue to pray for her and her boys as well. And your project is very sweet. Well done. TFS.

Jodi said...

Patti, this is really sweet and cute!! Welcome to the Flutterby team!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a fabulous verse!! And your sweet image colored beautifully in pink is fantastic! I love easel cards! Thanks for sharing Julie's story too. My heart breaks for her and her loss, but I rejoice for her strength, her witness and her husband's gain.

Maria Matter said...

gorgeous card Patti! I love Lori's images!!!
Praying for Julie and her family!!
TFS!!
hugs & blessings!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Patti - what a moving story you have shared and I do pray for Julie and her boys - thank God that He takes the sting out of death!! Your card is gorgeous and perfect for this weeks Challenge - thank you Patti for all that you bring to this weeks challenge! your heart so clearly beats for HIM - I can hear it from here! God bless you Sistah! {{{hugs}}}

Pam S. said...

so cute! just adorable in pink!
Pam Going Postal

LORi said...

So super cute!! Thanks so much for using my Sweet Ella!!

I will be keeping your friend in my thoughts and prayers!! that kind of strength can only come from one place...I am happy to know she is leaning on Him for everything and that she has friends like you!!

HUGS -LORI BOYD

Curt in Carmel said...

Such a sad and touching story. I'm so sorry for all of you and your loss of Russ. Your card is very sweet and I love the ribbon treatment. Best to all of you, Curt