Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A Reborn Heart

Well friends, my desk is clean, my stamp sets put away.
It's time to say good-bye to August.
What a wonderful opportunity and pleasure it has been creating for Sweet n Sassy Stamps this month.   I've enjoyed creating for you too ~  sharing my heart and stories, my cards and photographs.  Savoring a cup of morning coffee as we hop from blog to blog; smiling, nodding in agreement, loving all the new stamps, and oohing and aahing at all the beautiful cards from the talented design team.  The art of paper-crafting is a wonderful venue to bring women together isn't it?   Not only to share our skill and talents with one another, but to share from the heart as well.

My last card uses the large inspirational sentiment stamp, His Peace.   I've used Gelatos for a emboss resist effect.   Such a soft and beautiful way to create with color don't you think?   And, in my humble opinion, anything that has the word, "gelato" in it has to be good ~ right?    I stamped my sentiment right on my Nestabilities 5x7 Detailed Scalloped Frame in Versafine Onyx Black ink and applied little crystals on the flourish.    The panel on the left was stamped with Ranger Emboss It (clear) and heat embossed with Zing White Opaque Finish.   Next came the fun part *wink*   I rubbed on some pink and lavender Gelatos *sigh* until I got the desired effect.   Some dark purple ribbon on an angle with a lighter lavender (almost looks like light blue in the photo) placed on top.   A sweet little bow with a crystal heart charm and several lavender Prisma baby roses.    The card is a 5x7 with a top open and the corners rounded at the bottom.
Sweet n Sassy Stamps ~ Large Inspirational Sentiment ~ His Peace
The sentiment is beautiful.  For me it's the laying down of a burden, a fear, letting go of control, forgiving, and learning to love again in an unconditional way.    With each step of obedience, no matter how small, I learn to Rest in His Peace, and a heart is reborn again.

Thank you to everyone at Sweet n Sassy Stamps.   It's been a pleasure.
Blessings,


9 comments:

Ceal said...

Stunning! thanks for joining us this month Susie you have been a blessing!

Claire said...

This is so pretty and elegant and the sweet heart on the bow finishes it off perfectly!

Kristen said...

This is gorgeous & I loved the words in your post as well.

merrymstamper said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing with us this month Susie!

Cathymac said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed your time with us, Susie and will continue to follow you through your blog! Thanks for sharing a bit of your heart and your creativity with us! Your card for today is just gorgeous...I may have to invest in some Gelatos!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Susie, this is beautiful! And it's particularly been a joy to read your posts as you share your heart and love for Christ! That's what life is all about, and we get to create just a bit of beauty that reflects His glory! Looking forward to continuing to follow you on your blog and on SCS, my sweet friend!

Bridget said...

Wow, this is simply GORGEOUS, Susie, the effect of the panel is a perfect match for this powerful sentiment. We have thoroughly enjoyed having you as GD, I always feel as if I've had a chat with a good friend when I've read your posts - thanks for sharing your talent and your heart so generously!

diane (cookiestamper) said...

beautiful, Susie! It was wonderful having you with us this month...I've enjoyed your projects and posts!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Stunning! Love how you used the Gelatos.