Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wonderfully Made

I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

 A special card for a special man. . .my dad! He recently celebrated his 81st birthday and we were so blessed to be able to spend it with him this year for the first time in many, many years!. Not only has he been a loving, caring, providing, fun and resourceful dad to me (and my sister and brother) but he has embraced my husband as his own son. It is my husband (the other special man in my life) who decided that we should relocate to be near my parents so that we could be near them in this season of life (and I'm SO thankful that he did!).  We are so thankful to the Lord for His gift of my father, who He fearfully and wonderfully made, and for granting him so many years. 

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge 121

Make another project with ODBD stamps using faux or real stitching. Due to the Labor Day holiday, this is an extension of last week’s challenge.
To make the challenge even more fun, we will be giving out a $15 gift certificate to be used toward stamps at the Our Daily Bread Designs store!! And, if you use Our Daily Bread Designs stamps, we will again be choosing one to two creations to spotlight for our Shining the Light Award. All submissions must be added to Mr. Linky by Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. EST. Complete details are available on the ODBD blog.
Please take a bit of time to visit  my fellow challenge team members blogs, you'll be blessed!

Project Details

Ink: Dusty Durango, Ranger Distress Antique Linen and Tumbled Glass
Paper: SU Crumb Cake, Dusty Durango, Cool Caribbean
Designer Paper: SU Paisely Petals
Accessories: SU Brads, Textured Lattice Embossing Folder, twill tape, concho, Sakura Glaze pen (thanks Gemiel of GemScraps!), alcohol markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 3 and Romantic Rectangles
  • Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #121

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Your card is beautiful Jan Marie. The embossed background reminds me of needlepoint.

    I'm so glad you can be near your father. My father passed 11 years ago, and even though he lived a long way from us, we spent a lot of time with him as he went through cancer treatments. Spending time with loved ones, and being there for them is so important, and it is something we will never regret.

  2. What a wonderful card! And happy birthday to your Dad! I know it means even more to be close enough to celebrate! Those precious moments are to be treasured for sure! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the texture you added with that embossing folder! Perfection! Blessings...


  3. What a beautiful card for a special person! Love the southwestern look of it too!


  4. Jan Marie...This is STUNNING...I just so love, love, love your colours!! great idea with the stitching on the ribbon!!
    Awesome hun!1

  5. What an awesome card Jan Marie! Perfect masculine card and VERY Arizonian! Happy Birthday to your Dad! Blessings! Kathy

  6. Handsome card! Love hearing the beautiful love you have for your father and husband. What blessings!


  7. what a wonderful card for your father, jan marie!! sounds like he is a truly wonderful man!! hugs and blessings to you and him!

  8. Your card is beautiful Jan Marie. You are blessed to have such a wonderful father and husband!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!