Thursday, September 1, 2016

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop - Blessed Beyond Measure

Thank you for hopping with us as we highlight the September Stamp of the month, “Blessed Beyond Measure.” Isn’t this stamp set beautiful, with wonderful fall images and the perfect sentiments to coordinate? It can be yours for just $5 – this month only. Click here for additional details.
If you are coming from Cat's Blog, you are on the right track. You can find a list of participants by clicking here, should you get lost along the way. Let's go ahead and get started.

I AM blessed beyond measure, how ‘bout you?! I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Faith & Friends Retreat last weekend where we focused on six women of the Bible. We combined our love of crafting and studied God’s word. It was absolutely amazing. (I will share a little more below the artwork, if you are interested.)
While I LOVE the fall weather, I am not a fall colors type of girl. If you know me, you know I LOVE the bright and vibrant colors; like what are part of our Adventure palette. However, I absolutely LOVE this card I created (and I happened to sneak in some Pansy). 

I did cut three pieces of cardstock, from the Artbooking Cricut Bundle, for the pumpkin. It was cut out of White Daisy, New England Ivy, and Goldrush. I cut them and layered them accordingly for some dimension. By simply adding some of the polka dot patterned paper, in Pansy (my absolute favorite CTMH color), from the Adventure Fundamentals paper pack, it provided for a fun background. The leaf was colored by cutting the image from the Cricut and then I applied some watercolor, stamping the image with Cocoa by second generation stamping. I hope you love it as much as I do!


If you want to read more about the retreat, keep reading below. If not, hop on over to Melinda's Blog to see what she designed incorporating this stamp set.

One of the things we discussed, through the study of Eve, is that we sometimes forget the many blessings in our life – sometimes small ones – because we can lose focus, thinking about what is lacking. As I created this card, and reflected on the sentiments included in the stamp set, I am reminded that my blessings are plentiful. In fact, in this time of my life, I am blessed beyond belief and that can bring its own set of challenges. I continue to remind myself to be thankful for all the wonderful tasks that are on my plate that keep me busy. If the current blessings that bring the challenges weren’t a part of my life I would face circumstances desirable by no one.

Thanks for reading. Head on over to Melinda's Blog where you are sure to find some inspiring artwork.

Happy hoppin'!
Melissa

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful card...love how you incorporated the Pansy too! :) AND...thanks for sharing about your retreat too!! We DO have so much to be thankful, but for me...it's remembering that and taking time to thank Him for all that He has blessed us with!! Hugs to you friend! :)

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  2. Beautiful colors, especially the pumpkin.

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  3. Love the layers of the pumpkin! The pansy makes it pop!

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  4. Love the doodling and colors! Love the layers on that pumpkin.

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  5. Wonderrful card layout! I love the purple background.
    :) Marie

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  6. The colors really pop with the pansy! Love it!!!

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  7. Awesome card. Love all the colors, details, layers and design.

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  8. I love the unexpected use of purple in the background!

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  9. Fantastic card! The color Pansy was a surprise, but looks great!

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