Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Isaiah 41:10 WORDart

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What do you say to someone who just lost their youngest child in a tragic car accident? The only source of comfort I had to give was a promise from the Word of God. “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” What a beautiful scripture! How comforting to know that even through such a devastating time that the God who created the universe is with me, to strengthen me, to help me, to uphold me. When we don’t have the strength within ourselves, God is an everlasting source of strength. He is always there for us.

You can download this WORDart HERE. It is a zip file that includes both a jpg and png file. Please link back to here if you use it to let others know it is available to them as well.

For my card, I used a labels 4 die to cut the WORDart then I distressed it with Antique Linen distress ink and a sponge. The paper is from K & Co. Ancestry line with some Papertrey Ocean Tides mixed in. I cut a swirl using a Cuttlebug die and tucked it under my focal point using the Quickie Glue pen by Sakura to adhere it. I love using that to adhere my small pieces. It works great!

Image WORDart by Karen
Paper K & Co Ancestry, PTI Ocean Tides, Curous Poison Ivory
Ink Antique Linen distress ink
Other butterfly punch (MS), Labels 4 die, Cuttlebug die, Ocean Tides grosgrain ribbon, Vintage cream button, twine (PTI), adhesive pearls

A Tribute to Shane

This past week was a tough one for our family. We had to say goodbye to a wonderful young man. He was a great friend to my son and a part of our family. His mom told me he called me “his other mom”. How special is that? Shane died when he slid on some ice at a stop sign and a dump truck took his life. Shane was such a special guy. He had such a big heart and so much love for everyone. It is so hard to believe he will never again walk through my door, share another meal with our family, or make my kids laugh the way only he could. I will always remember his great smile and the wonderful way he had of making you feel special. It really makes me realize how special life is and I don’t want to take that for granted. I want to reach out to others the way Shane did, to hug like Shane hugged. There was no holding back with him, when he hugged you, you knew you had been hugged. As his mom says, “He gave the best hugs.” I will miss him so much.

5 comments:

Cindy said...

So sad to think someone is suffering the loss of this young man whether it be a parent, sibling, or friend. Thanks for sharing the story and I send my heartfelt condolensces. Your card is lovely and I'm sure will bring comfort.

Micki Switzer said...

Karen, I feel so bad for your family to have lost such a friend. You are in my thoughts at this sad time.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I watched the whole video even though I knew it would break my heart. I can't imagine this kind of loss.

Paula said...

I think your card is beautiful and quite appropriate. The tribute is also a wonderful gesture of friendship. TFS!

Katherine said...

Marsha Fisher guided me to your blog- PERFECT for what I needed to read. I will definitely link to your blog when I finish my sympathy card... these cards are difficult to make, but I am comforted when I read this, so surely my recipient will feel that too. TFS.