Sunday, March 25, 2018

Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge




It. Has. Been. a Long. Winter.

Not only is the snow and cold endless...

spiritually...I feel rundown.


It's been a shoveling snow kind of season...lots and lots of emotional what not to push through and get past.

ugh.

I need refreshing.



stamps: Papertrey Ink Inspired: Hope/Stylized Autumn  dies: Papertrey Ink Inspired: Hope/Brushed Off Rectangle/Stylized Autumn



The following photo had me all "ooooh and ahhh~pretty flowers"...

but the nest had me at

hmmmm.





https://blog.papertreyink.com/2018/03/march-2018-blog-hop/


Stamping, praying, reflecting is what helps me deal.

When I say deal, I mean


"help me Lord I'm drowning and discouraged".
I'm one of those always on, engine running... thinking peeps that can't chill.

I can't.
He, on the other hand...

can.

Jesus always shows up.



He offers me new hope, and a new beginning for whatever has me stressed.






 I am renewed. I am refreshed, yet again. ;)


 Thank you Lord.

This card is going to my mom for Easter.

I made one for dad too.


 The following photo had me look for any masculine colors to change up for dad.

The right photo has blues and darker pink.

http://justusgirlschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/03/just-us-girls-challenge-433photo-week.html


 I had a sliver of autumn rose pink that I stamped with black and die cut leaves out of.



I wanted to convey the same message...he's been through some stuff lately.

He needs renewing as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by friends~you make my day. ;)









14 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards and beautiful sentiments to go with them

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  2. Two beautiful cards for your family. I love the sentiments

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  3. Lovely cards! I love the vines and your sentiments.

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  4. Lovely cards and message! The cold dark winter can truly wear on your soul! Luckily spring always comes!

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  5. Beautiful cards, Marlena! Very inspirational!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your cards, and your post, too. Thankful you are feeling His healing. Prayers and hugs!

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  7. Lovely, lovely cards Marlena and yes, Winter is long (and not over for us in Michigan...grrrrr!!), but Spring always comes and like you said...Jesus is always there! PTL!! :0)

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  8. Marlena, these are beautiful and just lovely! Wonderful inspirational designs!

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  9. Marlena, wish I could reach across the miles and give you a big hug! Love your inspiration and how you always give God the glory! Your cards are always lovely and full of His Love and encouragement. Blessings, sweet friend!

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  10. These are beautiful cards .I loved the words you shared today! Blessings, Katherine

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  11. I love your hopeful cards and blog post! I'm sorry you've been dealing with difficult things, but I am glad that you know that God is with you through it all and he loves you more than you can imagine. Everything is going to be okay! Hugs!

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  12. I particularly love your first card, and appreciate the sentiment and your honesty. May the Lord bless you with brighter days ahead!

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  13. These are both beautiful creations! That sentiment with the die cut is absolutely uplifting. Thanks for playing along with us again at JUGS!

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Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to stop in! ;)