Sunday, September 21, 2008

Cast Your Cares on the Lord

"Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you." So true. But sometimes so hard to do. We are creatures of worry and stress. But when we truly turn to God, there is a comfort that surpasses all understanding. This is my sincere prayer for my friend Nick (and his family) who is fighting for his life right now. He has Stage IV lung cancer. The cancer metastasized onto his spine in the form of a tumor that is causing him not only a tremendous amount of pain, but also the inability to walk. He's been undergoing radiation and physical therapy, and was to start chemo soon, but he's had a terrible setback in the form of pneumonia. He's in intensive care right now. His wife is one of my best friends. I'm just heartbroken for all of them. I wouldn't wish cancer on my worst enemy. It took my mother and my father-in-law, among others. I hate it. But I keep praying that the Lord will bless Nick and his family in all this. And I pray that Nick won't be afraid. He loves my cards, so I made this one for him.

The layout is based on Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #58. I had to fudge a little with the dimensions because my image is so large. Both the image and the greeting are heat embossed using Craft Chocolate Chip ink and clear embossing powder. That made it really easy to color in the image using my Stampin Up markers. Plus, it's hard to see in the picture, but the embossing gives the image... especially the basket... a lot of texture. My inspiration for the card came from Laurie Schmidlin, who made a similar card that you can see here.

Laurie is one of my FAVORITE stampers. I admire her art so much.

While I was at it, I decided to make a second card using the other verse in this stamp set. I just love the stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. They are so inspirational... and beautiful.

Our Daily Bread Designs Fishers of Men
Paper: Stampin Up Chocolate Chip and Kraft cardstock, Stampin Up Kraft and Not Quite Navy from the Hostess Level 1 Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper, Papertrey Ink Paper Basics Vintage Cream cardstock
Ink: Craft Chocolate Chip, Stampin Up markers: Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand, Brocade Blue, Ruby Red and More Mustard, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa classic ink pads for sponging
Accessories: Hemp twine, Making Memories brads

I have another card to share with you in a moment, so stay tuned...


Beate said...

Both cards look fantastic!
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles

Shelly Koskinen said...

I love both of these cards!! You did a great job!

Ann said...

Both are fantastic! I love that cute Halloween scene and the ribbon is great!

Your card for Beate's sketch is wonderful. I'm always looking for masculine card ideas. :D

Angie Corcel said...

Congratulations Lisa,your card it's so pretty, and so all your creations, hugs Angie.

Kelley Holland said...

This card is wonderful!! I love it! I would love to add it the ODBD Card Gallery so it may be viewed by others! Let me know what you think!

Laurie is awsesome, isn't she! I love her too!!

Thanks for posting such an awesome card!