Monday, June 27, 2011

The Western Way

The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:40

The inspiration for this card was from (don't laugh) my new cowgirl boots and socks (yes. . they're pink!).

This is the second version. The first time, I got all the way to stamping the last image and. . .stamped it crooked. And I thought I was doing just fine with my free-hand stamping. Well, the Lord showed me that I needed to be guided and that I couldn't depend on myself. So out came the Stamp-a-ma-jig and the card went together like a dream.

I thought of how much like my own life that is. . .I think I'm doing just fine headed along, all in control of the situation and then the Lord is faithful to remind me that my heart is deceitful and though the way seems right to me, it is not. . .I need Him and the guidance and direction He provides through His unchanging, infallible Word.

The card is called, "The Western Way" because we out west have this rugged individualistic mind set . . . a mindset that can be quite opposed to "The Way" so we must be ever vigilant to conform our ways to His!

As the Lord uses the mistakes in our lives for His glory and our growth, I was able to use the first version for the inside of the card. . .a reminder that the sins of those trusting in Him, are covered! Thank you, Jesus!

Stamps: SU Wanted, Bronco Wheel, Our Daily Bread Designs
Card Stock: Pink Piroutte
Designer Paper: Homemade
Ink: Early Espresso, Bright Blue, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Twine, Sizzix Top Note Die, Cuttlebug Embossing strip, Spellbinders Labels
Technique: Masking, Sponging, Stamping
Challenges: Christian Paper Crafts Clean and Simple Saturday One Layer (CPC-CASS34)
 Split Coast Stampers (Teapot Tuesday, Free for All Friday, Inspiration Challenge, Ways to Use It Thursday)


  1. This is so beautiful! One of our granddaughters has a pink pair of cowboy boots! She loves them so much she wore them to church yesterday! Precious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Luv the boots!! And yes indeed, love that the Lord takes this cracked pot and can make something beautiful for His glory! God bless your day!!
    Your card is wonderful, btw!!!


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