Monday, February 2, 2009

The Joy of The Lord is My Strength!

Wow is this true! Nick and I really had to face some tough issues this weekend and we wouldn't have been able to deal with them without the Lord's gentle guidance. He is so good!

Anyway, I hope you are all having an enjoyable Monday evening. I am quite exhausted even though I got plenty of sleep last night! After getting home from our small little Superbowl Party, I took the time to make this card for Julee's Mojo Monday sketch challenge from last week. I had been looking at it on my bulletin board all week and finally decided to sit down and do it. I am not sure why I was so hesitant. It could possibly be because I love using my Verve stamps on these sketches and I really want to be able to do the stamps AND the sketch justice by creating a gorgeous card. Well, I will admit that this is a card I really like. Lately, I, for some reason, have really loved using monochromatic color schemes on my cards. I just think they can have such an elegant feel to them. I pulled out my much neglected, and much loved, Raspberry Tart dsp. This paper truley is gorgeous, I just tend to avoid the bright colors recently. However, since I have been on this Rose Red kick, I decided to use some up! I pulled out my Verve set called "Serenity" and embossed the flowery silhouette on my Rose Red card stock. I did some layering with Whisper White and Pretty in Pink card stocks as well. I then stamped the verse in Rose Red and popped it up on dimensionals. My final touch was the Whisper White taffeta ribbon. This card is fairly simple and didn't take a lot of work which was pretty surprising to me! All of that sketch analyzing and I came up with this...shocking huh? :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I took a peek at today's Mojo Monday sketch and I am even more nervous about it! Hehe! Not to mention the fact that there is a prize for this week's! Well, I have a busy week ahead of me with the CCIRA Convention in Denver Thursday through Friday and then Nick's Birthday getaway Friday through Saturday. I really hope I find time to stamp! :) If my posting is a little sparse, that would be why. I will try to get all of my posting done early though!

Ok...enough chit-chat! Have a fabulous night!

P.S. I do have a blogiversary coming up on Wednesday with some possible goodies so stay tuned! ;)


Allison said...

This may be simple but I love it. The monochromatic colour makes it so elegant. Love the colour choice too!

Anonymous said...

great job with the mojo sketch. isn't serenity the best!!!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO beautiful!!

Giovana said...

This is a really pretty card Steph!!!
Have a great day.
God bless

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this card. That is one of my most favorite sayings. Love it!!!

Sue said...

Hi Steph! This card is absolutely gorgeous. I LOVE it!!! It has a glamorous look to it.