Monday, November 2, 2009

Hi there.....

on this beautiful and sunny day here in Southern Arizona!!! Oh my goodness, I tell ya, last week we had some weird weather. It was freezing cold..literally!!! We went from being in the 80's down to into the 30's and low 50's. Can you say shock!?!?! Well, it was way to cold for the girl to go into her stamp room and stamp as it is right above the garage and freezing cold. My hubby would not allow me to turn the heat on (stinker ;P). Anyhow, I am really glad we are back to warmer temps.

Yesterday I had a major migraine again and was really not doing much. After I had taken some meds I checked my e-mails and blogger updates and I saw that the Stampin' Sisters in Christ had challenge # 11 up so I've decided to go and check it out. This week they are using Deuteronomy 31:8 as their inspiration. To find out more head on over to their site SSCC#11 and get the details. Since I did not want to take a chance yesterday, for those that deal with migraines, y'all know how it is, right? I took some time this morning and made a card for this challenge. I knew I did not have the inspiration scripture, but I have a real appropriate stamp from Verve, Hebrews 11:1 which reads: "Faith is the Substance of things hoped for, the Evidence of things NOT SEEN!!! " So guess what, yep, I used it. The challenge also speaks of creating something when GOD is unseen, so I was sold on this stamp. What could have been better? On this card I made I used some paper from a pad I ordered a while back and it is from Crafty Secrets. This was my first time using their papers and I must say that I am really happy with this pad which is called EARTH. I also got to use my new Nesties Labels 8, yeah, I know I am a bit late, but I had to wait a while to get them ;D.

All right, here it is



Paper: PTI Rustic Cream, SU Chocolate Chip, DP from the Earth Collection of Crafty Secrets

Stamp: Verve Hebrews 11:1

Ink: SU Close to Cocoa, Chalk Box Creamy Brown, Toffee

Accessories: Nesties Labels 8, Satin ribbon, Prima Fairy Tale Collection mini roses in a peach color (DP has some of that color in it ;D), Recollections half pearls, foam tape, glue dots

So, what do you think? I really like the way this card came out. I just hope that it will do the job and encourage someone.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. If you have a minute I'd like to know what you think.

Last week I was a little down as several people have unsubscribed from my Blog. One person actually put as a reason "too many updates" another "content not relevant anymore" and that kind of got to me. I have no idea why it got to me the way it did, but I was really hurt. I thank each and every one of you that do take the time to leave me some love as it truly does make my day!!! Sorry, but I had to share this. It was really eaten me up and maybe I should make a card for myself to cheer me up ;D.

Thanks for letting me vent.



Lori said...

This is an amazing card Sabrina! I am a fellow migraine misery sufferer. Glad your better now. Don't feel bad about subscribers leaving, I've done that too. Sometimes you just get overwhelmed with updates I guess. Thank you for leaving such nice comments on my blog, I enjoy your words!

Dawn B. said...

Awww don't you feel bad about them leaving.. Their loss. I love this blog and you.. They must really hate me.. I update each day..LOL. You know because you are so kind and always comment.. I think this card is beautiful.. really great job Sabrina..I had several people unsubscribe this week too. I think some just rearrange their followers sometimes.. When God closes one door he opens another..huge hugs.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Sabrina, I am so sorry about your subscribers. your creations are stunning. I don't subscribe to many blogs quite honestly because I am overwhelmed by the number of emails I receive already. I like blog reader much better.

This verse is so comforting!!! I love the roses and ribbon treatment. What an awesome take on the SSCC challenge!!


Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW - I feel your pain GF!!! I've been having some sever headaches myself...this up and down weather is killing my head!!!!

Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Not only do I like the Bible Verse, but you designed it so beautifully!!! Love the pearls and the cute little flowers!!!

About people not take it's their loss!!! I do love stopping by ....and I will are stuck with me :)!!!

Viele Bussi's ~S~

Connie M. said...

First, you card is just breathtaking, Sabrina!! It is so elegant, and those flowers are just amazing!!

Second, I am so sorry you have not been feeling well! I do feel you pain with the weather situation...CRAY!! It need to make up it's it is gonna be lower 90's this week!

Last, don't take unsubscribing personally...I have about 1 unsubscribe a month...not everyone likes my style (or the stamps I am using..I have pretty much stopped using stampin up, so if that is what they are looking for, they will not find it on my blog very often). Hugs to you!!

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Sabrina - love this card - one of my favourite stampers playing one of my favourite challenges!! I am sorry you have not been so well - I do not get migranes, I am more likely to have caused some!! I will be praying for you my friend!
Don't be discouraged someone leaving, I know it is an awful feeling, but people leave for different reasins and I am sure none of them are about you and your cards - you rock sistah and we all come to see what you have been up to - so keep those gorgeous creations coming...your 'fan base' is waiting!! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

Greetings, I am not suscribed to any site, however, I have you and 5 more saved to my favorites. I accidently found you when I did a search for inspriation for a sympathy care to create on the computer. I fell in love with your creations and check everyday for new cards. I have purchased stacks of papaer and accessories and has yet not gotten the nerve to try and do a hand made card...but soon. In the meantime, I will continue to visit you. By the way, I suffer with migranes and understand your pain.

Randi said...

Sabrina this blows me away!! It is just gorgeous. I hope you are felling better soon.

Thanks for sharing this fabulous card at SSCC.

maggie e said...

Love this card...your site is awesome, you should not worry about a few that leave it only makes room for new people. I love this stamp, it is so powerful . Thanks for sharing. Feel better and trust in the Lord.


Velta said...

Forget about those yo yo's who left...I am here to take their place!!! I love your blog and your artwork and nothin can stop me from comin back again and again. As for this card. Wow! You really did a great job on this beauty!

Tameko said...

Very nice card. Excellent scripture choice.
Blessings ~ Tameko

MariLynn said...

Sabrina, I am sorry that you have been suffering headaches. I hope you feel better soon. I love your card. That is the perfect scripture. I love the little roses on your card. HUGS!

IrishGirl said...

Well, I signed up for updates from your blog not long ago and I'm really enjoying it. Not going anywhere.
I hope you get complete relief from the headaches soon.
This is a truly gorgeous card. I've been wanting to try something from Crafty Secrets for awhile and now you've pushed me over the edge.
Good wishes your way.

peggysue said...

Migraines *shudder* I get those too and boy, they do knock you for a loop! What a lovely card! The scripture choice is wonderful and all those flowers make it look like something that should be framed. Sorry about the disappointment of someone unsubscribing and then saying why . . .isn't it like leaving a party, you just say thanks and excuse yourself? Beautifully done and thank you for participating in the SSCC this week.

Makiko Jones said...

Hi Sabrina! I love you and your blog and so do many other readers!! This card is so pretty and all the embellies are just perfectly placed.

I hope you are feeling better. {{HUGS}}

Beate said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! LOVE everything about it. The flowers, the ribbon, the gorgeous label!
Hugs and smiles

Candace said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! :)

Charlene said...

Hi Sabrina, First of all, hope your migraines are better. I don't suffer from them but know those who do. Praying for you.

This is one awesome creation. My goodness, how much beauty can you put into one card, my friend? Just plain WOW.

Take care and be warm...I'm a warm weather chicken too...I HATE being cold!

Sandee said...

Sabrina, you always make the most gorgeous cards! I love the little flowers on this one! So elegant and beautiful! I wanted to let you know that I have given you three awards! You can pick them up from my blog! Have a great Sunday!

Dawn B. said...

Feel better soon....hugs.

Charlene said...

Hey, girlfriend, I left something for you on my blog.

Laura - Layers of Color said...

ALL your cards are stunning, Sabrina!! You are oozing with talent, Girl! That's where the migraines come from, your brain can't contain it all! LOL! I totally know what you're going through, I've been a migrainer for a few years now, the worst have lasted weeks and months. But since we've figured out what the triggers are, I'm managing much better! Praise the Lord!
I'm glad to have "met" you. I'll be back to see more inspiration!

Gentle hugs for that migraine.

God bless!