Come to be inspired and have fun tagging along with me on my crafting journey as I do my creative activities .....Cardmaking, Scrapping, Faithbooking ... by Kari

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Faithbooking Sunday - Aug.21st

Hello Friends!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and Welcome! It's been awhile that I have done a Faithbooking Post since well we will skip that...hehe... I love to give my Lord glory! :) I am spotlighting a gal named Dee from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique. She designs amazing scriptures you can use and buy from her but has a Freebie Tuesday as well.

So I did a story here again using a Faith stamp from Dee's Bugaboo Boutique in which she designs digi stamps..and she has a freebie Tuesday and I love them! Thanks so much Dee! I love to do faithbooking and this is perfect to use for scrapping and cardmaking. I highly recommend you go to her site and check her out. Here is the link: ... (blogger is not linking..grr) and give her some bloggy love. Right now she is selling off her charms if you are interested. Tell her I sent you.

Digi stamping is still pretty new to me and well I consider myself old school...don't take to new well...I like being creative and sometimes you can't always do that with Digis, but I am liking them for sentiments here is my first with Dee's design. :)

Lately I been feeling like Job from the has been a heck of a summer and this month of August has taken its toll...with all that is going on in my life. Still not having a car when it is needed and then all of my cats got sick...I mean ALL 3 of THEM! Angel first with an impacted bladder, almost died and then my baby girl Faith who had a severe case of URI and almost stopped breathing then Sass which is very ornery started sneezing when I brought Faith home from the vet ...I am like are you kidding me??? yep, he has URI but just in the beginning stages so antibiotics for him as well..all 3 of them...whew! My pets are a major part of my them all dearly...then the finances took a hit with more unexpected bills besides the vet; then I am just like I am still standing...and I have been reading God's word and he has told me to go to several books...lately I am reading Lamentations 3 which I have not read in forever...then he reminded me that he is my portion and then he directed me to my favorite book in NT which is Matthew.

I can really relate to Apostle Matthew...he was a despised tax collector...and it amazes me how he used Matthew especially after his death I mean after all he knew the real cost of following Jesus...he didn't have anything like all the others who were mostly fishermen and could back to what they knew after Jesus died. Matthew left that profession of a tax collector, a very lucrative career back then even with the bad thing of ripping off people and the reputation he had...he couldn't go back after the transformation of being with Christ. The burdens he must have carried then must have been huge! Can you imagined him having to ask for a place to stay or doing work for someone knowing all that and yet he trusted Christ to carry him and that is what Jesus reminded me yesterday that although I have much to bear like Matthew that he will give me rest and that he can carry my burdens and I have to let him have it all and lay it at his feet. I did just that and finally was able to sleep decently last night and today I feel much lighter like his promise said to me. I know a lot of people are going through job loss and change, finances, and so much more, so next time you are worn out and tire of it all...remember this verse and remember Jesus will carry you through and he will restore you. It will not happen over night but he will walk you through in the mean time and lean on his strength, hang onto faith, and take one thing at a time! I have faith that the good Lord Jesus will work it out in HIS time... :)

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I shall give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Here is my card I made to give a friend who needs this reminder as well. I used a plum color cardstock with a printed pattern of butterflies and flowers that was my last print in a 6x6 book...which I love! (DCWC addict!) and then pasted on the cardstock which is an A2 size by the way...and then use self adhesive ribbons two different kinds and put them side by side and the printed off the digi and cut it to size to fit the card and used my rounder punch to snip the corners to make it a little fancy...hehe..and then put some self adhesive embellies on it...I was able to put a butterfly on it found another sheet of butterflies!! (I thought I was out and found this boy did this make me happy two more sticker sheets but I need to go shopping again used the popped up dots to make the digi stand out more...very simple card but cute!

Thanks for stopping by my blog once again and I hope you have a wonderful week coming up and a great Sunday! :)

In His Love,
Be Inspired,


Bunnyfreak said...

Thank you for sharing this. Glad to hear your fur babies are on the mend.

Mi-Mi said...

Thanks for sharing this card is beautiful!

Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

Thank you for not only sharing your beautiful card but also your faith. You are a very strong woman whom I admire. God Bless you Kari.

Shawnee said...

Praying for your fur babies. This card is beautiful. I love this verse.

I pray your week is better and that God blesses you richly!


Edwina said...

I Love your card! I love dots and stripes together. You did a wonderful job corranating it all together! How fun to have something to shake. that will remind us of our childhood and make us smile as we happily shake it. Great card! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Kari--a wonderful testimony to a faith lived in Jesus. Thank you for sharing this. We are so blessed to have you as a friend and example. You are very strong and I know you are so in God and in turn God does care for you.

I love your comments and let me know what you think! :) hugs!

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