Sunday, April 05, 2009

Bloom Where You are Planted

When I saw the Viva La Verve Challenge for this week I knew that this was the saying I wanted to use.  This is still one of the best reminders for me.  Be where you are.  With all your heart.  Too often I find myself thinking... "If {such and such} were different, then everything would be fine." or "If I just had {fill in the blank}..."  But that isn't the type of person that I want to be known as.  I want to be a Helen Keller type person, a Fanny Crosby, a Beethoven, a Joni Erickson Tada - a person who realized their limitations, accepted them, and flourished, using both their limitations and their gifts to bring glory to God.  

So what are *your* limitations and gifts?  Especially in the area of crafting, don't feel limited if you don't have it all.  Develop your own style without apology.  Use what you have and enjoy it, and see how God blesses!!!

I used some of my favorite colors on this card - although hardly spring-y ones!  Ruby Red, Mustard and Olive.  The little piece of dp is a scrap from the SU Baja Breeze pack (retired).  The red and mustard layers are stamped with a flower stamp from Verve's Floral Symphony and the main image and sentiment are from that set as well.  I love that the greenery and flowers are separate stamps.  I could ink the greenery in olive and then ink the flowers by themselves.  I inked the flowers first in mustard, and then rolled the edges in Ruby so they would look two-toned.  The half circle was punched with my pink Marvy scalloped circle.  I think that's a Mega... but you'd have to check. :)

I hope you have a wonderful week.  I'm starting to feel some better, but I can't go very far or long right now without feeling exhausted.  Luckily stamping doesn't seem to be too tiring!! :)

Have a blessed week as you look forward to Easter.  He is Risen!!  May I be a sweet reflection of Him always.



Jenny said...

Looks great!

Stampin' Meg said...

Beautiful, Tricia- I love the soft subtle colors in your back ground.

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Tammi said...

Love your words here, and you definitely are!

Beautiful card Tricia!

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Just beutiful! Love the spring colors.

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