Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Mercies I See




How is 2012 treating you so far?  We've had a good "last" day of vacation together today, and all went to see the movie, Adventures of Tin Tin (fun!).  Tomorrow it's back to work for my husband and I.  For me, I'm able to work at home tomorrow while the kids are still home, but my husband has to head back to the office.

A new year is a wonderful time for new starts isn't it?  I'm not a big New Year's Resolutions person, because let's be honest, most of us fail at that.  But we do sit down with the kids before the new year and ask them what kind of things they'd like to set goals for in the next year.  Things they'd like God to help them with in the year ahead.  So each of us set one personal and one spiritual goal.  What I like about this is that it's something to help motivate us all, but we recognize it's not by "willpower" that we'll be accomplishing it, it's with God's help and we're depending on Him.  And the beautiful thing is, each day is a new day filled with Grace.  Morning by Morning new mercies I see.   :)

This card is with this weeks Mojo Sketch and the SCS Color Challenge this week too.   I've done some repeated stamping with this pretty Verve set New Mercies.  And then added a little sunshine for the new day with some Copics.  Sweet and simple and still classy!


I hope you see New Mercies today as well friends!  

Stamps:  Verve - New Mercies;  Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray, Whisper White;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Pinked Circles Nestabilities, Twisted Metal Tags and Accents Shapeabilities, Copic Markers, Dimensionals, Teal Cording, Sparklets, Sewing Machine, Embossing Folder.  

9 comments:

Marisa said...

Beautifully stated, Christine :) Love the personal and spiritual goal for the kids too. Working on getting that from my kids too and reading a Proverb a day with them. Great take on the Mojo sketch and love the verse you used :)

petra,s cards said...

beautiful card and colours!!!!
xx petra

Allie Gower said...

I love your blog. Your card is stunning. I came from Mojo - enjoying all the cards.

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, just love the sun coming up over the sentiment, works perfectly with the verse!

Diane said...

Christine, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. Decided to visit yours in return. Love the colors in this card but also want to mention that I really enjoyed looking around your blog. Your coloring is wonderful!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautioful card with great colors christine.

greetings karin

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is SO beautiful Christine! Happy New Year sweet friend!

Kathy Jones said...

Gorgeous Christine!!! Love what you did with the sketch and the bold colours are stunning!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh-so-awesome, Christine! Love your take on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. And a beautiful post, too.