Thursday, May 14, 2009

My balloon has burst

I have been feeling bone tired the last few days. Being a hypochondriac I am obviously at death's door. Probably I just need a bit of time out. Which I shall get soon. But today's post will be short and sweet unlike yesterday's marathon. I went to teach this morning to find I had forgotten I wasn't needed! But it meant I could do some shopping for my bloggyversary giveaway to be announced tomorrow. And, because she is a COMPLETE angel, Emma of Imagine That has thrown in some of her wonderful unique stamps as well. Mwah!

So today I am just going to share my Salt layout this week. Julie chose a wonderful challenge this time.
God's Strength
based on 2 Corinthians 12:9
"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

It seems lately that I have been made aware of so many people going through so many difficult trials, serious illnesses/injuries, financial strains, marital stress, loss of loved ones, and more. It's often easy for us to begin to question God's purposes and worry or despair. In this chapter of Corinthians, we see the example of the apostle Paul, how he prayed 3 times for God to remove a "thorn in the flesh" (we are not told what it was). God's answer should be our encouragement and comfort as it was Paul's! "My grace is sufficient for you."

I did spend a while thinking about what photo to use when I thought of this oneThe analogy doesn't stretch too far in that the water doesn't hold its shape for long in reality. But I love the idea that even when our balloon bursts God holds us together. Its his strength I am relying on today, that's for sure! I managed to step away from Kraft to go back to black for this layout and used my Cosmo Cricket Get Happy 8x8 pad. I almost got my sewing machine out to do some real stitching but was talking to my parents on the phone about their recent trip to South Korea while I made this and decided faux stitching would be less noisy! The red fuzzy letters are from Poundland. The white stickers and brads are Doodlebug. The frames are metal rimmed tags from Docrafts that I have had for an age and never really used. But I like this way of using them and they may now disappear quickly! I added a quickly ruched ribbon on the bottom for some dimension.

Here is the writing in close up. I am getting there with my American style loops I think

I need to finish my Daring Card now and then start a powererpoint presentation. Oh what larks!


SueH said...

Sounds like you holiday can't come quick enough Lythan.

Love the LO by the way!


artfulstampin said...

Wonderful layout in response to the theme. Love seeing your handwriting, those loops look great to me!

Kathy said...

fabulous LO.
Everything works so perfectly together and I love your loopy loops lol

Hazel said...

I was I could write half as well as that! I so admire the way you write on your LOs - and this is such a beautiful response to the challenge - love the use of the black background x

librariane said...

I like how you split up the Bible verse in three sections--I'll keep that in mind for the future!