Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Lift My Head

Thought I'd pull out a little Verve for this week's Mojo Sketch.  And look!  Barely any colouring! Only that tiny little bit on the sun.   

This is a beautiful Psalm.  I love any reference in the Bible about God lifting my head.  I think that is such a beautiful picture.  What do we do when we're discouraged?  We look down.  We tuck in, we think we're all alone.  He lifts our heads up to look at Him.  Such an encouragement.  

Have you been into Michael's lately?  They've started selling older My Mind's Eye packs of papers, at least in Canada.  Now they're at a ridiculous $10 a pack, but I love MME papers.  This is a set called Moments, and the blues and yellows are so fresh together.  

Here's the Mojo sketch, which I followed pretty consistently.  

And here's another look at the detail on this new Spellbinders Die...so pretty.  It's called Exquisite Circles.  It gives that feeling of sunshine as well with the debossed lines.  The sets are Psalm 3:3 Plain Jane, and New Mercies for the sunshine and the soft blue accents on the main image. 

I'm going to send this to my husband's Dad.  He fell the other day, down a whole flight of stairs, on his back, head first.  He doesn't remember how it happened, but we believe he lost his balance.  He broke a vertabrae in his back and is in a hip to neck body cast in the hospital.  It could have been so much worse, but this won't be easy on recovery either.  He's 79 and has already had many mini-strokes so he's not at 100% to start with, and all the kids are away, us being one of the farthest at 1200 km away.  But, today he was up walking for the first time...so we're hopeful and trusting for the rest of the recovery as well.  And, I'm trusting that God will lift Dad's head to him too.  

Have a good day wherever it finds you friends.  Praying that today your head will be lifted too! 


Joan V said...

Christine, this is so, so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful card Christine.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours and what a great reminder! Will pray for quick healing and encouragement for your FIL.
Beth Greco

TLady said...

This card is NOT ONLY an encouragement to your Father-In-Law, BUT to the people of America!!!!!!!!!!! I DO THINK the Lord had His hand on you as you made this card!
The colors you used look WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! I TOO LOVE MME papers! The Sketch is FABULOUS!!!!!!!! LOVE how you did the circle die! The sponging & the light stamping!
Your card is SUCH AN INSPIRATION for us TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Gloria Westerman said...

I hope your father gets better soon...sending pray's your way..but I'm sure this card will make him feel a lot better.....tfs

Bobbi Miller said...

Oh Christine, I am so sorry to hear about your Father in Law. I will pray he makes a complete recovery. He will be so happy to receive such a gorgeous card. The Psalm is wonderful and will be just what he needs. Great card and as always, shows your beautiful talent. Hugs.

Conniecrafter said...

so sorry to hear about your father in law, this lovely bright card with a wonderful message is sure to lift his spirits, pretty stamping and gem placement, like how you did the ribbon at the bottom with a ray of sunshine!

Marisa said...

Love blue and yellow together. What a fabulous take on the Mojo sketch!

So sorry to hear about your FIL! Will say a prayer for his recovery. I got a few MME packs at Mike's but ONLY with my coupons. Helps to have kids in tow as they get a pack too :)

scrappingnana said...

So gorgeous. Love the colors and especially the sentiment. God definitely lifts our heads to him. I pray your Dad heals quickly. God Bless.

Casandra Bennett said...

I have to tell you that I think this may be one of the loveliest cards I've ever seen. Beautiful.

rosalie said...

Thanks for sharing this great card and would not have thought of the colors for snowflakes - nice! Prayers for your father-in-law's speedy recovery.l

Sherry Kushibab said...

A lovely card, you are right those blues and yellow in this set are so beautiful together. Will say a prayer for your FIL, that is a scary accident and certainly a difficult recovery. This Psalm is perfect, like the sun is peeking out behind it and you want to lift your face to the warmth of His love.