Friday, July 16, 2010

Do You Need A Vacation or Just a Rest?

Welcome Delightful Friends and Family!!
So the question to be answered is vacation vs rest. The short answer can be found on my card that I'm sharing with you all today. Are you weary, are you burdened beyond what you feel is within you capabilities? Well, trust me in this, it's not in a vacation or a weekend getaway that will give the relief you may need. True rest is in the Lord. It can be chaos all around but you can still have "rest" it's so refreshing to place every burden in the Lord's hand and know without a doubt that He will carry not only your burdens but you!! A relationship with Jesus Christ is what brings about peace that a weekend getaway, or an extended vacation just can't quite supply, don't get me wrong physical rest is important and I love to "getaway" and believe me I need that at times, but in the long run, it's the rest in the Lord that truly satisfies. Done preaching :-)

Today's card is for two challenges:
#1 Stampin' Sisters in Christ #47
#2 Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #121 (isn't this a great sketch!!) Love it!

Here is my card:

Here are the deets: All but the ink and the stamp are from the June Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions - Designer Paper:October Afternoon, Fly a Kite ) Stamp: Verve; Ink: Memento, rich cocoa; Distress ink, Frayed Burlap for blending around circles; Smooch (pearlized white accent ink for dots) Marvy Uchida Scallop Circle punch.

Thanks for taking a peek and I love to read your comments.

Have a restful and delightful weekend!



  1. Very nice card and I loved reading your reflection! Thank you for sharing and thanks for playing at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenges!

  2. Cute! Love the color combo and the flowers.

  3. Hi Natalie - What an adorable card and comforting words – perfect for this weeks challenge! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we love to have you with us! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC Design Team

  4. Beautiful verse to use! I really like your card too. The buttons and "smooch" really set it off. Sharyn@

  5. Beautiful card, this verse is so perfect for this challenge. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ this week. Sending smiles :)

  6. Your card is just beautiful! I am just learning this whole stamping thing and am just blown away by the beautiful card you created!!

  7. I love the sentiment on the card, so true! The card is lovely too :-)

  8. Way to preach the word sister! Great thoughts, and that is so true. That is a beautiful card, thank you for coming alongside the Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

  9. this is such a pretty card! love the design papers you used and all the scallops and the distressing!
    Sylvia xx

  10. Beautiful everything and especially LOVE the yellow!!!

  11. My first time by. I love what you did with Taylors sketch. Just a few more blogs to stop by and I'm off to work on mine. Thanks for the inspiration!