Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gratitude & Thanks

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” -G.K. Chesterton

With Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays approaching I've been reflecting on the many blessings that make up my daily existence. I have come, in the end, to the pillars that I am truly grateful for, and they are faith, hope and love mixed with a healthy dose of prayer. Through all of the shifting tides of my life those have remained.  

For my project I decided to highlight a photo of my daughter with an heirloom family rosary with a burst of color against a dark background, as if a "light in the darkness". I embossed the "don't stop believing" stamp, from the "Hello December" stamp set, with watermark ink and clear embossing powder to give it a glossy look against the black cardstock. A little tulle, rhinestones and sequins to mirror the softness and shine dress and rosary in the photo.   






"Faith, Hope & Love" Supplies:
Glitz Design "Finnley" paper: Bows
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" paper: Arrows
Glitz Design "Raven" papers: Countdown, Triangles
Glitz Design "Finnley" Titles & Accents sticker sheet
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" 6x6 paper pad
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Finnley" Giant Rhinestones
Glitz Design "Dapper Dan" Giant Rhinestones 
Glitz Design "Wild & Free" washi tape - Plus
Glitz Design "Hello December" Rubber Stamps
other: VersaMark, clear embossing powder, sequins, tulle, wood heart (Freckled Fawn, sewing machine


Erika @ Scrapbook Obsession Blog said...

Love what you have to say about faith, hope, love, and prayer. I'm reading "Help, Thanks, Wow" by Anne Lamott and think you would enjoy it :)

Love your rosary layout - amazing! I tried to Pin it but was unable to :(


noel joy said...

Thank you Erika!

You can pin it here...


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