Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bible Verse Thursday Gratitude Challenge

It's Thursday again already!!! One more week until Thanksgiving!!!! Since there won't be a BVT challenge at Christian Paper Crafts next week, I thought we could incorporate a bit of Thanksgiving spirit into this week's the form of gratitude and thankfulness! You all may be tired of fall colors by now, so use any colors or images you long as you incorporate your favorite verse about gratitude. I have learned that having gratitude for ALL that we have, ALL that we have been through, and ALL that we will receive in the future, etc., is the key to happiness! The Lord gives us exactly what we need at all times, even though it is hard to see it sometimes. When we feel as if we are "lacking" for something, we are not being grateful and we are not focused on our many blessings! While you're searching for that perfect verse to use today, take out a pen and paper....make a list of everything you are grateful for. Read that list each and every day...add to it when something else comes to mind, no matter how small it may seem. Before you know it, any feeling of "lack" will be long gone!!!

My card sample this week was based on several challenges. Alisa's awesome Sketch Tuesday Challenge was a total blast to work with. Her sketch worked beautifully with Jen's Clean and Simple/Vera Bradley Inspiration challenge over at Splitcoast this week. I chose this gorgeous Peacock material....a perfect opportunity to break out this super cool paper from K & Co "Wild Raspberry"! For my Bible Verse Thursday Challenge, I have used "Give Thanks" from Our Daily Bread Designs.....this set is awesome for Thanksgiving cards, but can be used anytime for thank you cards or to just show how thankful we are for God's love and blessings!! Julia's Ways To Use It challenge at SCS was also about giving thanks. I have also used the Pile It On Challenge this week to use three flowers and five pearls....too fun!!! The butterflies were cut and embossed with Spellbinders Nested Butterflies, the flowers are by Prima (Thanks, Chris!!), the teal pearls are Basic Grey Opaline Pearls, the CB EF is "Victoria", and the whole thing is covered with "Pearl" Glimmer Mist!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!! Have a blessed day!!!


Lisa Foster said...

Absolutely Stunning Angela!

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Angella, this is another gorgeous card! I love all the butterflies, the scripture and the gorgeous flowers!!!!

Natalie said...

Beautiful card and words wisdom, too!! Look at all the challenges!! Wow, you should be the Pile-it-on Queen this week :-) God bless you, friend!!

Deanna said...

Love the pearl placement
Thanks for playing!
Dee - PIO DT

Connie M. said...

Oh my goodness, Angie!! You totally rocked this sketch!! Stunning!!

Grace said...

Wow Angie... you rock gf! You knocked out a bunch of challenges and so perfectly! Love your butterflies and love your words of wisdom today! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Very pretty card, love what you did with the layout!!! Thanks so much for playing along with PIO.

Anonymous said...

oh wow angella, this is gorgeous!!!!!! wow!!!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

-- dalis
PIO Owner

Anonymous said...

This card is stinkin' fantastic!! I love it!!