Wednesday 22 January 2014

I Choose To Believe

Today I've got a card to share with you using a couple of sets
from the January release at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps which
I've left out on the craft table to
use again and again since I got them.
The sentiments in the set The Future are all encouraging and
inspiring but this one by Corrie Ten Boom really speaks to me,
especially knowing her story.  Her experiences in a German
prison camp during World War 2 - especially the brutality and
the death of her dear sister,
Betsie - make this statement even more meaningful.
To believe that God is both all powerful and all loving when life
 is painful takes making a choice, even if we have to askGod for
the faith to make it. Corrie Ten Boom chose to believe and
God endedup using her in the most amazing way!

I stamped the sentiment in gray (Archival Starlite) to
match the look of the weathered wood of the dp panel
and the circle is sponged lightly with Stampin Up's Pool Party ink to
give some contrast. The dp is from Prima's Fairy
Rhymes collection - Secret Garden.
The butterflies from Majestic Monarchs are so easy
to use with the new Monarch Dies - I love seeing that perfect
little border when it comes out of the Cuttlebug!  They're coloured with copics.
Thank you for stopping by today!


Hannelie said...

As always I leave from here... inspired. Thanks Bridget!

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JD/ Jill said...

So Lovely, Yes, I love this sentiment too. I remember the movie and the book "The Hiding Place." had a big impack on me too.

I always say you are the Queen of colors, and you are...It is definitely one of your gifts...Your color selection is always sensational... and such a joy to look at!

Lyn said...

Inspiring gorgeous card

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Bridget, this is gorgeous, and I so LOVE this quote from Corrie! I too read The Hiding Place and was so touched by how God gave them the grace to endure all the suffering and how Corrie survived and shared how Christ alone enabled her to endure. What a wonderful blog post! Warm hugs, sweet and precious friend!