Our 1 year Birthday Blog Hop starts at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ blog! You'll want to start there and follow along. There are many blessings along the way and chances to win prizes, so we hope you'll join us! All of the blog links are there in case you get lost or a link does not work.
There have been times in my life when I have called out in desperation for God to help me because I just didn't think I could make it through. One such time was when I found out that our daughter was mentally handicapped. We had adopted her from Korea and she was suffering from malnutrition and had pneumonia when we got her home at age 3 months. When I finally accepted that something was wrong I told God that I couldn't do it - I could not raise a handicapped child! After ranting and raving for a while I finally quieted and told God that I could not do it without His help. (gee, you think that is what He wanted to hear?) Now, 33 years later, not only does He help me, I have also found a strength within me that I did not know I had. It was a lesson learned that has seen me through so many difficulties since then, with Katie (our blessing!) and other difficult times. Now I just find a quiet spot, like shown in my card, and talk to Jesus knowing that He will answer me and walk with me.Psalm 138:3 - When I called you answered me; you built up strength within me.
This card came together easily. I knew I wanted the flowers to show around the chair so I masked the chair and stamped the flowers all the way around. I then stamped the butterflies and cut those out. A fun peaceful card to make.
Who wants some flowery candy? Blog candy that is! I will pick one lucky winner using the random number generator from all the comments that are left here on my blog! Be sure to leave a comment on the main site there is a $50.00 gift certificate up for grabs and your name will be entered twice for my blog candy! The hop officially ends on Wednesday at 11:59 pm Pacific time and the winner will be announced on Thursday. If you came here without going to SSIC be sure to head right on over - more prizes and candy to be had!
Your next stop on this birthday blog hop is to our very own dear Randi! Be sure to hop on over and leave her a blessing! Thanks for hopping along with us, for your continued support and your wonderful comments.
May God send you blessings!
Stamps: The Journey and Sending Sunshine - Gina K Designs
Paper: SU Pretty in Pink - Pure Luxury Grass Green and White - GinaK
Specialty Paper: Basic Grey - Olivia
Other: Ribbon, Cuttlebug folder
StampTV: Color Challenge
Flutterby Wednesdays: Use a butterfly or fairy
Mark's Finest Papers: Flowers