Saturday, March 17, 2012

Trust not in horses

 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
   but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
Psalm 20:7

Our Daily Bread Designs Fourth Anniversary Hop

Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs Fourth Anniversary Special Design Team Edition  Release Blog Hop!  If you got here from lovely Betty Wright's Blog , you are in the right place!  If not, you might want to start at the ODBD Blog so you are sure to not miss anyone!  If any links are lost along the way, you can always get the entire list of links from the ODBD Blog as well!

ODBD Scripture Collection 8 ~ Psalm 20:7
 The bread sticks are so excited to be celebrating this special milestone in the life of ODBD!  It is such a blessing to work for a company whose desire is to bring glory to God in every stamp set created, and offers us the tools we need to do the same with every card we (re)create!  If you are a long term follower of ODBD, then you know that each year, the Design Team submits a favorite Scripture for the special anniversary sets, and those suggestions have been the sum total of all the "Scripture Collection" stamp sets in the store.  This year, the special sets include our favorite Scriptures, and also quotes and sentiments that we feel would be great on cards or projects.  I think you will find some of the most encouraging and uplifting words available in stamps in these special anniversary sets!

So now, here are the Details of the Anniversary Hop:

  • The Hop will run 8am EDT Saturday, March 17 until 8pm EDT Sunday, March 18.
  • The winners will be announced on the ODBD Blog on Monday, March 19.
  • FOUR  hoppers will win a FREE ANNIVERSARY SET and ONE blessed hopper will win The Complete Anniversary  Bread Basket Bundle!!!
Here is what you have to do to be qualified to win one of these prizes:
  • Hop to each designer’s blog and leave a comment
  • Return to the Our Daily Bread designs blog and leave a comment telling us that you completed the hop, making note if there were any you could not comment on.
  • Along with your statement that you completed the hop, leave some Anniversary wishes for Kelley and the gang at ODBD! 

Next Stop:

Next up on our Anniversary Hop is the amazingly graceful and talented Becca Feeken!

Trust Not in Horses, Horseshoes or Four-Leaf Clovers!

On this day, we remember St. Patrick who brought the life saving gospel of Jesus Christ to Ireland, the country where he, after being kidnapped from his home in Wales as a youth, was sold into slavery. His ministry there is said to have rid Ireland of all snakes, a metaphor for the power of God working through the Gospel to save thousands of souls, freeing them from their bondage to sin and driving away Satan and his minions (at least for a time!). Tradition holds that Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost: one God, three persons. 

In an attempt to hide the truth, the world has morphed this wonderful story to silliness, involving four leaf clovers, leprechauns and pots of gold; but we know the Lord is victorious and one day,  He will return!!

My card incorporates horseshoes to represent the horses and chariots in Psalm 20. Most everyone knows that you never hang horseshoes upside down, because all of the luck falls out. . .that's why ALL of the horseshoes are upside down on this card! There is no such thing as luck: God is sovereign in all things and all is working according to His perfect and holy will! I'm not trusting in horses, chariots, horseshoes, four-leaf clovers, leprechauns or pots of gold at the end of rainbows, I'm trusting in the Lord my God!!

  Psalm 20
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
    May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and give you support from Zion!
May he remember all your offerings
     and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
 
May he grant you your heart's desire
    and fulfill all your plans!
May we shout for joy over your salvation,
    and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with the saving might of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
     but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall,
    but we rise and stand upright.

O Lord, save the king!
    May he answer us when we call.

For more details on the life of Saint Patrick, click here.

CARD DETAILS
Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs, Scripture Collection 8
Ink: Stampin' Up! Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: SU! Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found (fitting, don't you think?)
Accessories: Vintage Lace from Little Birdie Blessings, SU Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Horseshoe eyelets, Zva Creative Pearls, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 14, SU Stripes embossing Folder, Sizzix Polka Dots embossing folder, store-bought rose with a touch of green, so NO pinching!!

Blessings! jme ~ SDG

153 comments:

  1. An elegant cowgirl card. Love those tiny horseshoes. Beautiful and soft and pretty! Lovely quote!

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  2. I love this verse and I love how you added little horse shoes to the card. Great job! TFS!

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  3. Oh wow, this is awesome! Love the horseshoes. So perfect! And those boots--eek, I need them! You must tell me where you got them. LOL! Love your entire piece! Blessings,

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  4. What an awesome card! I love the horse shoes.

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  5. The words of the Lord give light and life to our hearts and help to make this card a hit!

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  6. Beautiful theme for your card. so very, very nice. Extremely well designed.

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  7. Beautiful creation....love the colors and the verse is wonderful!

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  8. cleverly done to highlight your verse and love the staging with the boots too!!!

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  9. What a wonderful card, but more so, what a wonderful post. Thank you.

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  10. Jan Marie this was so clever! Love the verse and love your staging... great inspirational post!!!

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  11. Hi, Jan Marie! What a fabulous card! The upside down horseshoes are wonderful! Thanks so much for all the information on Saint Patrick! Visits to your blog are always such a blessing! Thank you very much!...Nancy :o)

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  12. Very beautiful and I love the theme and how you carried it out with the little horse shoes.

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  13. So pretty Jan Marie...the little horseshoes are adorable! Hugs ~S~

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  14. I love how you pulled the card (tiny horseshoes), sentiment, and setting (boots) altogether. I also really appreciated the explanation and the full psalm. Beautiful card, but even better presentation. Thank you.

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  15. Lovely card, sentiment and explanation of the elements you used.

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  16. Beautiful card and sentiment. Love your shabby-chic details!

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  17. What a cute card! Love the horseshoes...too cute!

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  18. Beautiful Jan!! I just love that verse and your added horse themed details are perfect!! So elegant with the lace too!! Great staging!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  19. Wow! When I first saw your card i thought it was great, but after reading the story of St Patrick and about "luck' and horseshoes, this card takes on a whole new meaning. Thanks for the inspiration; you card has been a blessing-

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  20. Jan Marie this is so beautiful! I never knew that about upside down horseshoes!!! As Lee Ann above says it has a whole new meaning for me now!!! thank you!

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  21. Very clever use of the elements.

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  22. Oh wow! That's gorgeous!
    Thanks for the lessons!

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  23. Jan Marie! This is just so pretty! Love the little embellies you added...those boots are too cute too! My DD would LOVE them! :)

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  24. what a creative card! the horse-shoes on it are an extremely
    cool idea! wow!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  25. Your card is gorgeous and I love your creative use of the horseshoes! Loved your comments; I learned a lot today! Hugs

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  26. Jan, you are such a great teacher! Thanks so much for the wonderful lesson! I LOVE your stamp choice, and your card (and staging)is beyond beautiful and beyond clever! Thank you for always blessing me!!! Love and hugs, Angie

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  27. The cute little horseshoes drive home the point of great scripture.
    I like your thinking, and your card.

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  28. This is gorgeous and I love the horseshoe brads.

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  29. Different and inspiring! Well done!

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  30. Lovely card, the colors are so pretty together.
    alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

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  31. The different textures and layers of dies are lovely!

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  32. Beautifully done, Jan! So glad you shared about the history of St. Patrick and put those horseshoes upsidedown (ha!) perfect!!! God bless.

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  33. Wonderful, Jan Marie! Love the colors and shape of your scripture panel. The horseshoe embellies are perfect and I love the distressed edges.

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  34. Great card with a great quote.

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  35. Jan Marie!!! Uber awesome post (we started really celebrating ---honoring the man of God---last year---my family was really touched by what the Lord did through him---how He used 3 leaf clovers, crosses with the sun---(son) in the middle and the like---Praise and Glory to the Lord!! the pink and brown is super cute and the cowgirl flair is well presented:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  36. Great card - love the crackling over the sentiment - very nice!

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  37. Very nice (re) creation! And, nice lesson in St. Patrick's Day. I never knew that.

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  38. Jan, such a great creation,for a cowgirl card; as onloy you can do. the addition of horshoes is divinde

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  39. What a wonderful card and selection! And what a powerful reminder of the importance of the word versus tradition, superstition and the like... Beautifully done! Blessings...

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  40. Love the scripture, love the props you used! Lovely card.

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  41. Great card! Love how the little horshoes with pearls adds just the right touch of fun and whimsy to the card. Thanks!

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  42. Beautiful card, Jan Marie! I love the verse you chose and how you designed the card with it! You ARE a wonderful teacher, I learned a lot here too! Blessings! Kathy

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  43. Oh how unique!! It's lovely!!

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  44. This was my New Year's scripture that I use as my Signature on my Emails. I love that scripture, it warms my heart to see how you made it into a card, and girly at that. Love it all!

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  45. Love the horse shoes and pink! Beautifully done!

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  46. Stunning card! The horseshoes and pink pearls set off an already wonderful layout. I love that scripture! Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Beautifully designed and the little horseshoes were an excellent compliment!! Love it.

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  48. What a cute idea to add the horseshoes! Wonderful card.

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  49. Oh how cute, perfect idea having the boots there.

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  50. this is such a pretty card. my grand daughter loves all things horses, she would really oogle over this.

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  51. Nice card and a thought provoking scripture. It is about trusting God ... Thanks for sharing.

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  52. love how you embossed the layer under the quote- love the verse as well.

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  53. Perfect embellishments for this verse. Very pretty card.

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  54. I never thought a cowgirl card could be so girlie! You use of color and texture is unique as well.

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  55. Beautiful - love the added horseshoe embellies to go with your scripture verse!

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  56. Love the story behind your card and scripture choice. Beautiful card.

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  57. I love the sentiment and the horseshoes are fabulous to accent it.

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  58. Great card- the horseshoes are a cute touch. Very true sentiment!

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  59. Lovely card and verse. Thank you for reminding us of the story behind St Pat's Day. Hugs...

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  60. This is a great project - love the girly western flavour!

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  61. I know a cowgirl this would be perfect for. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  62. What a lovely card. The horseshoes are great. Thank you

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  63. Lovely card! Your colors are great and what a cute back drop for the pic (boots)!

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  64. Love the quote and horseshoes! Tammie

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  65. The lace is a great idea and I love the color scheme. Great card!

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  66. I have just the horsewoman this card would be great for. I'll have to make her something along those lines. Never thought of the horseshoes. Very pretty card.
    Sandy M

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  67. What a BEAUTIFUL charming...(with the cute little horse shoes) card!! I love all your details....and the verse fits so well, love your lace ribbon too!! Wow & Hugz

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  68. One word - Beautiful!
    Mstgane
    Ann

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  69. Very nice card! And those are some cool boots!!

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  70. So lovely! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

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  71. Oh, my! LOVE the way you incorporated the tiny horseshoes with the more feminine touches of ribbon/lace/flower. Love this scripture!

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  72. Jan Marie, what a beautifully written post! I love your card and love the thoughtfulness and information you put into your post. Your card is a beauty, there are so many subtle and delicate touches and so very feminine for a card with horseshoes on it!! Love the staging with the boots - so well done!

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  73. What a beautiful card to celebrate St Patrick!! You combined the theme with the poem so elegantly!

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  74. This is so beautiful, and creative. I really like the pretty lace bow on the card!

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  75. Great card and love that the horseshoes are upside down!!!

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  76. Oh Jan, Sweetie~

    It has been way to long since I have visited your blog. It looks amazing, and it put me in tears...reading the different areas! I love what you wrote about in today's post. I had no idea about the real St. Patrick and his life story sharing the Good News! And, I just LOVE your card. It is SO symbolic! Luck! Bah Humbug! (That's what I feel about luck.) I love how your card is so delicate, the pinks and the flower and lace. And, then you have these horse shoes right through the middle of the card! And, the Scripture is so bold! You sure can't miss it! I think it speaks volumes! What a way to share! I can't wait to come back and read more on this blog!

    He IS Able!
    Traci Starkweather

    You May Receive 1-5 Cards Weekly!
    http://He-IS-Able.blogspot.com
    Tuesday and Thursday posts to Glorify God!

    I love your boots by the way!

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  77. what a beautiful card, jan marie!! love the little "cowgirl" touches!

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  78. I love this sentiment! So well put together..wow!

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  79. Anniversary Blessings to you and the team... thank you for sharing your gift with us...

    i loved your card...the colors ... everything...

    god bless, lydia

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  80. I love your creative way of interpreting this verse.

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  81. This is a lovely card! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  82. I enjoyed reading about St. Patrick and the reason you had your horseshoes upside down on your card -- wonderful! Thanks for sharing your words of wisdom and your lovely card.

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  83. Great card. So cute for someone who loves horses. Thanks loads,
    Candy Meyers

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  84. very pretty..love the colors so delicate

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  85. Wonderful card!!! I love everything in this post!! Thank you for including the link to the story about St. Patrick!

    TFS,
    Victoria Merrick
    angelicmsn1 at aol dot com

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  86. You showcased this verse beautifully!

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  87. Creatively cool vignette for the horse lover's card.

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  88. What a cute card. Where did you ever find the little horse shoes?!

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  89. Super card Jan Marie. I love those little horse shoes.
    Hugs Maz

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  90. beautiful!! loved the little horseshoes on it too!!

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  91. Lovely card, and I love the sentiment and little horseshoes.

    Margie F.

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  92. Your card is beautifully "cow girlie" It really is stunning in so many ways.. but what really got me more that the card was the post. Beautifully written and a wonderful testimony. Going back and reading many of the other comments, I would say I am definitely not alone in my feelings. Thank-you.

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  93. Thank you for your wonderful explanation! I always make sure to try and celebrate Saint Patrick's Day as a saint day, as it is intended. We have lost its true meaning. Your card as a reflection of this is especially beautiful.

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  94. Such a clever and creative idea! Love the horseshoes framing the fabulous scripture! Fabulous!

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  95. Beautiful card and love the little horseshoes framing your verse.

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  96. Perfect embellishments for this verse.

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  97. What a great card. Love the horseshoes. My sister would love your card too.

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  98. So pretty! Love the colors and that lace!

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  99. What a cute card; love all the details, especially the upside-down horseshoes--perfect. Love this scripture. Thanks for sharing.

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  100. Love, love it! Just showed your card to my 22-year old daughter who loves those boots & card! Led us to reading Psalms 20 & just talking about it! Thank you!

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  101. Beautiful! Love the details!!

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  102. Beautiful card. I love the verse.

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  103. Such a lovely card. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us.

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  104. Oh, how true - We Trust in HIM! Amen. Your card is wonderful too!

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  105. WOW,JanMarie, how awesome is this card? Love the Cowgirl feel of it and what a wonderful choice of scripture!! Can't wait to get my inky fingers on this one! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  106. What a truly unique card!! Horseshoes and lacey ribbon - a grand way to make one stop and really consider the card and message.
    Nicely done!
    Lu Cram

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  107. How creative! Thought the little horseshoes were so cute!
    Diane

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  108. Beautiful card love the colors and the lace adds that special touch. thanks for sharing
    abbraddock@msn.com

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  109. Oh my goodness - you have designed this card perfectly for this verse!!! Looooooove the boots!!! :) Cowboy/cowgirl chic at it's finest!!! :)

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  110. this is so pretty!!!!! and so well designed to match the verse! beautiful job! Unique and special!

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  111. Thank you for your witness and for your amazing card. We are truly blessed, not just "lucky". We are certainly blessed that you are a part of this blog hop. Thank you for sharing!

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  112. Awhh-h-h Soooo pretty and perfect with the verse.
    Loved it!!!

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  113. I love this verse and can't wait to order this set. Thanks for inspiring me.
    blessings,
    susie hardin

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  114. So neat how you have the bit of cowboy look but its still so soft and pretty...well done....TFS...:0)

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  115. Beautiful card thanks so much for sharing

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  116. A very pretty card Jan

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  117. Love the little horse shoes, they really tie in to the verse
    Christie Anderson
    kikikay@hotmail.com

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  118. Beautiful card and love your inspiration with it!

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  119. Lovely design! I like your colors... and the horseshoes are a fun touch.

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  120. Lovely card. I like the theme and the horse shoes.

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  121. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  122. What a very special design! You're so clever to use the colour pink and the little horse shoes on the card!

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  123. What a lovely card, thank you for sharing it.

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  124. I love that verse from Psalms. I appreciated all of the explanation you shared along with your lovely card. What a blessing. Thanks for sharing.

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  125. This is so beautiful. The lace, rose and distressing on the paper edges really gives it a rustic, vintage feel. The little horse shoes are darling! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Sugar Creek Hollow. Hope we see you again soon.
    Renee
    SCH DT

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  126. A very pretty card - horseshoe brads add a nice touch to the theme. TFS

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  127. Thank you for a great bloghop!

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  128. Absolutely amazing. I never really did blog hops but just bought some spellbinders and was looking around for some awesome ideas and blogs an dI ahve hit the jackpot with all you fab ladies.

    Monica -scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

    Scrapbook News and Review Staff
    Creations Etc. - alwaysforever..ning.com
    DT Whimsical Designs
    DT SVG Attic

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  129. I liked reading your reasons for using the horseshoes in your card, goes perfectly with the verse! very pretty card!

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  130. How clever! Love the card.

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  131. Pretty cowgirl card! Thanks for sharing all the info!

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  132. Incredibly clever & beautiful! Amazing work!

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  133. Very Pretty card and yes His name alone is worthy of our trust!
    tdharris1@cox.net

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  134. This is lovely, Jan Marie! Beautiful colors and I love the horseshoe accenting. Wonderful scripture choice!

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  135. GREAT CARD LOVE YOUR SCRIPTURE CHOICE!!

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  136. How inventive, timely, and beautiful. I love that verse, too. Jennifer in Ohio

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  137. Being from Texas I can really appreciate this card and my granddaughter would love it!

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  138. Beautiful card! I love your design and the verse you used. I love the little horseshoes you added. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Gayle Taylor
    gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

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  139. Jan this is beautiful and I loved your post!

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  140. Such a pretty card. I love the pinks and the added horseshoes - very creative to go with this verse.

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  141. Jan, your card is delightful, love the pink, lace, and the scripture which is PERFECT for you! I really like how you put this card together, right down to the upside down horseshoes. Love the boots as a prop for your picture. Thanks so much for the history of St Patrick's day, and all that you share on your blog. Thanks as well for linking this beauty to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

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  142. Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Love My Tapes "Lace Challenge"

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  143. thoroughly enjoyed your post! your card is beautiful and love those horseshoe eyelets!
    so glad you joined us at Phindys Place!

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  144. This card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I love the scripture you chose. I would just love for you to share this card and link it up in our scripture challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. We would be so blessed to have you share it with us there. have a great week, and we really hope to see you soon at www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
    Blessings,
    Karen L - Social Media Coordinator
    Word Art Wednesday

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Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!