Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Many times I've lost sight of why I do this.

"This" can be anything from challenges and my blog to homeschooling, parenting, and socializing.

These are the activities and movements that make me, ME, right now.

I get distracted by the common "carrots" of greed, ego,fear...YOU NAME IT...
and lose focus on what gives my life...LIFE.

That's when I need to zoom in on the ONE love that keeps me grounded~

for me, it's Jesus.

1 Corinthians 16:13 is the verse I stamped in this card.

Sometimes it isn't so much about WHAT I'm doing or not doing...but what I'm  VIEWING IN MY LENS while I'm doing it (or not doing it).

I created this card for someone else...but it might as well be given to ME.

The Camera Craze Challenge in the Moxie Fab World 

had me thinking about what I view in my lens, and it

inspired me to use the cute camera from Amy Tangerine, that I HAD TO HAVE.

I don't remember when I last inked it, but I brought it out for the challenge:

Simon Says Stamp and Show: the Stamp You Love (but Don't Use).

Thanks for stopping by today~ ;)

stamps: American Crafts Amy Tangerine Lovestruck,Our Daily Bread Design Not Forgotten
ink: Memento Ink Peanut Brittle
other: Copic Marker Lime Green,Studio Calico camera,Martha Stewart twine,Georgia Pacific white cardstock


  1. Love how you stamped those cameras! Fab design!

  2. Marlena...your card is so cute. I really like the repeated cameras that you have stamped down the left side. Very cute. I also like your blog post. Your words of wisdom are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Great card, Marlena! I love the single color of all your cameras stamped down one side, the sentiment is so perfect too :)

  4. I love your creation, the simple look and yet has that WOW factor!

  5. Hi Marlena - thanks for sharing your personal thoughts ... they are echoed in my head quite often too! LOVE, love that camera stamp. Love how you made it out of focus by offsetting it, except on the center image, which is indeed in focus. So perfectly ties in with your sentiment!

  6. Great post! Love this stamped image...fun, and puts things in focus! LOL! Thanks so much for stamping with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  7. Love your card, Marlena, staying focused is just about everyone's problem these days. that is just a part of life. but thanks for your message and thanks for stopping by my blog and taking time to leave me a sweet comment. I always enjoy coming by! Have a wonderful Thursday!

  8. A truly perfect card and sentiment!

  9. Hey Marlena! Thanks for linking this up to the Camera Craze Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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