Today's post is in honor of Janelle Hayes, a kind, loving, creative woman whose blog I have followed for ages and with whom I've enjoyed the occasional email conversation. Janelle is facing a very serious illness and she is in my prayers.
I wanted to do something, from afar, that might have some meaning to her. Two themes came to mind:
- Sending cards to loved ones (Janelle makes gorgeous cards and recently mentioned on her blog how meaningful it is to receive cards) and
- Glorifying God (Janelle has a deep faith and is sharing meaningful Bible verses on her blog.)
So, I made the card below to send to my husband's parents who will celebrate their anniversary soon and I'll also share a Bible verse below.
The stamping on the card was inspired by the 2nd card in this post of Janelle's, which showed how you can use the stems from PTI's Everyday Button Bits set along with tiny blossoms from another stamp set (instead of buttons.) My blossoms are from Hero Arts Trees, Birds & Messages clear stamp set. I handcut a fringed edge on the music paper to make it look like grass. I used Ranger Distress inks (Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass) and Jet Black Archival ink.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 118:24: This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. It reminds me to be grateful and to sing praises to God for all He has done.
Please take a moment to visit Kelley Eubanks' blog today, too -- she is also posting in honor of Janelle.