Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Praising the Mountains and Valleys
To celebrate Anne (Itsapassion) being the featured stamper this week, I selected this card she made to case:
I love Anne's card - the texture, the simple and clean lines, and everything else. I thought the canvas part looked like a rug so decided that I would use some burlap looking paper in my scrap pile and make it look like a rug. It took forever to cut around those little string looking things. Then I put it on my first card base which was long. I needed more so I added gems, put on some flourishes, and it still didn't look right. I left it for a few days and then decided to take it off the base. I have no tape right now so I have been gluing everything - taking this little rug off a paper it had been glued to was a total adventure! Oh well, you live and you learn.
I used this sentiment in honor of my good friend Samir Paul. Samir likes to talk about life and interesting ways to look at it - which is so wonderful. The other day we were talking about the mountains and valleys in life, and I mentioned this stamp that I have. I forgot to tell him that a 6 year old said it - kids are so smart sometimes!!
I think this sentiment is one of the wisest out there. I watched Joel Olsteen on Sunday. He said we need to praise God when we are on the mountain, in the valley, climbing the mountain, or falling down in the valley. Praising at all times is the only way; this is is so true and something I need to do more of every day and in every situation
Have a blessed day and extra hugz to all you who are current climbing, falling, or stuck in that valley!!!!