Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Randi's Song. . .

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7

 This card is dedicated to our sweet sister-stick, Randi Barrett, whom the Lord called home on Saturday. The background image panel uses the set "Randi's Song", which was released in honor of Randi a few years ago. Gentle, encouraging, a great sense of humor, incredible patience and a steadfast love for the Lord were evident in Randi's life.

When the set was first released in October 2010, Randi was quoted as saying,

"This set is so meaningful to me. My first cancer was 26 years ago and the song that always bubbled up from my heart is this song." (The song Randi is referring to is "Great is Thy Faithfulness".) " Here I am again....same cancer same song.....there are no mistakes in God's handiwork. I get blessed just thinking about it. Sorry guys but I am claiming these stamps as ones sent from heaven just for me."
 You can read the full post here . On the second anniversary of the release, it was the feature of Angie Crockett's Flashback Friday post.

 So many of us have memorized the 1 Peter 5 scripture, but how many of us only focus on the last portion and not the first? The line forms behind me! Randi, however, didn't just quote this scripture, she lived it. . .all of it! When Randi's cancer returned in 2010 and she prepared for surgery, she was quoted as saying,
"I told my pastor that I just don't know where to go in my mind yet. Am I preparing for meeting Jesus or preparing to teach a bible study. We decided until we know something I need to prepare to teach....and continue living.  I may not know what the future is for me BUT I do know that I am determined to serve my Savior with all my heart."
Humble, gracious, beloved: Randi will be greatly missed.  Please keep her family and friends in prayer as they mourn the loss of their dear loved one, though they rejoice knowing that she is with the Lord and full of joy, peace, love and thankfulness! We know that she is singing with all she has, "Great is thy faithfulness, mercy and love!"

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge #134

This week, the Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge Team challenges YOU to use the letters in NOEL as the recipe for your card! 
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, Dec. 16 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 

I know,  I know. . .you're looking at this card and thinking: "NOEL? She's blonde, but I didn't know she was crazy, too? To put your mind at ease, here's the recipe I followed:

N = NOT! a Christmas Card (maybe I am crazy?)
O = Orange
E = Embossing (dry)
L = Layers and Leaves

Stamps: Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Series 3; Randi's Song
Ink: Memento Basic Black, Craft White
Paper: Orange, Black, Kraft, Ivory
Designer Paper: None
Accessories: Twine, Vintage Button, Embossing folders
Notes: Challenges: Body

Blessings! jme ~ SDG


  1. Beautifully done dear sister! It warms my heart to see this stamp and be reminded of our dear Randi! Love the embossing, pop of orange and the lovely sentiment panel! A beautiful tribute! Thanks for warming my heart today! Hugs and blessings...


  2. Awesome Jan Marie!! I love your card, and what a sweet way to dedicate it to Randi!! its just all around GEORGEOUS!!

  3. It makes me smile to see this post Jan, and remember our sweet Randi!! What a beautiful card using Randi's stamp set and those beautiful colors!!

  4. This is such a beautiful tribute to Randi, Jan Marie. Although I didn't know her, I have been praying for her. I have read so much about her on the ODBD site, and also on her blog, and I could see her light shining whenever I read something she wrote, or saw something written about her.

    I am saying a prayer for everyone who knew and loved her, and hope that everyone is comforted by the fact that she is at peace and with the Lord now.

  5. Your post really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Randi was so special and the bond we had at CPC was such a blessing. Her encouraging words were always seasoned with grace and her sense of humor always tickled me! I felt such a connection with her and I know it was inspired by the Holy Spirit.
    Thanks Jan for sharing such a beautiful card and honoring our friend and sister in Christ. We are lifting up the family in prayer.

  6. Oh Jan-Marie, what a lovely tribute to Randi, and what a beautiful card!!

  7. Love the colors on this card. They are unusual and eye catching. Love the white stamping on the peach and all the details.

  8. Beautifully done card to honor such a beautiful lady...what a Godly legacy she has left! My prayers are with her family and friends at the loss of this dear woman.

  9. Beautiful card, Jan, and a wonderful tribute to sweet Randi. Blessings! Kathy

  10. i absolutely love this card, jan marie! the bold color choices, the crisp clean lines and the verse combine perfectly in this lovely tribute to randi! simply stunning!! hugs!!


Thanks for your encouraging words! Have a blessed day!