Friday, November 2, 2012

Prayers for You...

     Today I am posting a card that is really my way of channeling my prayers and sadness for all those families who lost their homes, dearest possessions and, in some cases, their loved ones, to this storm.  My school is closed and gas stations are running out of gas, so I am home grateful that I have power back.  As I watched the news, I find myself in awe of the stories of courage and compassion.  I am also moved by the suffering of so many. ... if nothing else, these stories remind us how blessed we are and allow us to reassess just what we complain about! I will be watching the benefit concert tonight and making my small pledge donation to the Red Cross to help...
     For my card, I used a rubber stamp I never got to ink up called "Grieving Cherub" by Whiff of Joy. I thought this little angel was perfect to represent both the sadness I feel but also the hope and protection that angels always symbolize to me and that I am "sending" out to all those who are still suffering.  This little angel is colored with copic markers and die cut with a Spellbinder circle die.

     The design paper is "Cottage Charms" by Whimsy Stamps.  The die behind the angel is from Joy! Crafts Rectangle Die.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts and the silver metal corner was covered with Tim Holtz white pearl dabber paint and glitter.  Pearls are from Recollections Bling on a Roll and the "Rain" drops are from Cloud9 - love these; very glittery and all different sizes. The edges of the dp and the Kraft cardstock were distressed with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain distress ink.  Clouds behind the angel were made with Pebbles iridescent chalk. The die cuts and image were coated with Deco Art Glamour Dust.
     Thank you for your kind comments, especially as we got through this week.  Praying for healing for all those affected~


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26 comments:

Caroline said...

I echo what you have said, you wrote it beautifully. Fabulous card love the image and fantastic design. Caroline xxx

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Gorgeous Ann Marie

jacqui x

Eileen said...

Ann Marie this is beautiful, and created for such a great reason, I'm sure everyone has sent a few prayers for those poor people so devastated by the storm. Really glad you and yours are okay
Eileen x

Tracey Grundy said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining in with our challenges at our Papercraftjunkies Challenge Blog.
Tracey x
www.papercraftjunkies.com

Wendy L said...

This is so gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Love to Create.
My thoughts are with all who have lost too. xxx

Visible Image said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous little cherub and wonderful sentiment. Our thoughts have been with everyone who's lives have been affected since the storm hit. Glad to hear you are safe at your home. Thank you for entering our 'sparkle' challenge over at Visible Image Take care, Helen x

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful card Ann Marie, love the papers and flowers and such a gorgeous image..
Thanks for joining in with us at Fussy and Fancy…

Luv CHRISSYxx

Linda Palmer said...

What a beautiful thought and a beautiful card. You have a way with words as well as art. Beautiful coloring and design on your card. I feel the same and have been doing lots of praying.

Taniaj said...

Beautiful card, love the cherub
and the colours are perfect. Thank you for joining Visible Image sparkle challenge txx

julieprice3 said...

What a sweet image, beautiful papers and design, very pretty
hugs julie P

Zenita Smith said...

Such a beautiful card!! The layering, the image everything about it is awesome!! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
Z

Penny said...

Such a touching thought, image and sentiment; and such a beautiful card!
Hugs, Penny

Vicky said...

A lovely card, thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions this week

hugs Vicky xxx

Jacki Randolph said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautiful sweet image! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges!!
"hugs"
Jacki - LTC

Jessica Pascarella said...

Precious card! Darling! Thanks for joining our challenge at Visible Image

Sue said...

Truly beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

You have made a gorgeous card here. Perfect. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh my! This is magical! love the image! Thank you so much for linking up and playing along in the ‘SPARKLE CHALLENGE at Visible Image. Great to have you playing along with us :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Mona Eidhammer said...

OMG! This is absolutely breathtaking! Love it! Thanks for joining in our bling it challenge over at Crafts and Me. Hugs...Mona

Love crafts forever said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this Month.
Hugs Nataliya

Ali said...

What a beautiful card - and a lovely sentiment too.

That is a very sweet image.

Thanks so much for joining in our "Support" challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers this month. :)

Ali

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Ann Marie, so sweet and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
hugs Mandy xx

Helene said...

Sweet little angel! I like all the elements you added to your card. Thank you for joining Alota Rubber Stamps challenges.

arjette said...

Wooowww your card is really pretty!!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSC!!

gr. arjette.

shell said...

Totally gorjuss, thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
Shell xx

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!
~DEANNE~

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