Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sweet Sunday

I love Sundays. I love getting to church a bit early, and getting things ready for my children's choir and class. I love teaching the little ones. But most of all, I love hearing God's Word, and learning from it. *Sigh* It's so wonderfully peaceful. My hope for everyone is that Sunday mornings are like that for you too. Great way to start the week!

Cold out, but rather lovely. The sky is that perfect shade of blue, and the sun is shining. I'm sure most of us in the northern climes are well past tired of winter, but days like today make these days bearable. With a little patience, we'll all make it to Spring. We planted flower seeds in Sunday school this morning. Here's hoping that our seeds will help Spring get everybody's here a bit faster!

Will cut this short from here on it. Have been trying to post for 2 hours, and have also been running like the chicken which is now in the oven...headless....

My card was inspired by the very talented Donna Mikasa. I have loved this card since she made it. It will be posted to the Card Concept Challenge.




By Donna Mikasa for Avery Elle using Oh Happy Day and Framed Fonts stamp sets.      

Mine has more primary colors:




IRL, the pink flowers are more red...so much for a sunny day photo.... Still, I like it. W Plus 9 stamps, SU black ink, various other inks, MFT frame. Oh, and a yellow Sharpie for the flower centers. Gotta run, so much left to do before Downton Abby comes on. Happy dances everyone.

21 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh well done! I'm struggling to make a card for my mother - you may have inspired me here! Thanks so much for joining us The Card Concept!

Bobby said...

That's a lovely little floral card, Bev. One question? How did you get the two photos side by side? I tried it on my post today and couldn't get it to happen?.

Hannelie said...

I miss those kind of Sunday mornings where I could listen to the church bells ringing... here it is the first day of the working week... *sigh*...
I LOVE your card ... fresh lovely little bloom with pretty leaves!
beautiful stamping Bev!

Shannon J said...

Ah, what a sweet, springy card brightening up this grey, snowy day of ours! Donna sure is something else, isn't she?! Awesome card you chose of hers to inspire you. I KNOW you have made her proud, because your card is just beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a pretty card Bev! Thank you so much for joining us at the Car Concept!

Kylie said...

Your description of your Sunday morning made me smile as did your pretty card! So happy and bright! :)

Sian Ridley said...

Wow, that sounds like a perfectly peaceful Sunday morning - I am pleased! Mine was considerably less peaceful but I shall try harder next weekend! :)

I love your take on Donna's card - she's super inspiring isn't she!? :) It's so bright and fresh it's easy to forget the winter blues :)

Lynn Mangan said...

This is beautiful Bev. I love the bright colors...stunning!

Marybeth said...

Bev, this is beautiful and bright!
Sounds like a beautiful Sunday morning too. We usually go to Saturday evening mass but this week we went Sunday evening and the singing was wonderful and so moving.

Leigh Penner said...

I love Sundays, too, Bev -- especially going to church and singing worship songs and then going down to teach Sunday school afterwards!
Your card is so pretty and fun!

Anita in France said...

I'm so with you about Sundays, Bev ... mass is always so uplifting and inspiring ... true food for the soul! Such a pretty card with those fabulous bold blooms ... and I'm loving that postage stamp frame! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

Your description of your peaceful Sunday morning was replicated with mine yesterday. I took my mom to church, a bright, freezing cold day, and spent the time reflecting on just how blessed I was to have my mom sitting beside me, my dad at home (regaining his health), my brother and sister-in-law being parents, my niece and nephew bringing such joy to my life and my husband, who came along 'just when' I didn't think anyone special ever would. Your posts and cards are blessings too: you always find a way to brighten my days, as you have with this sweet, fresh, bold, spring-y gem! Love those blossoms....Hugs~c

Geri said...

Your post and Carol's comment literally brought tears to my eyes! Our little craft world is one of those special blessings!

Awesome card with beautiful vibrant colors! I don't know how you managed to fit this into your busy day! Gorgeous take on Donna's card!

Now on with my CCC DT comment - thanks for sharing your awesome card dear friend :)

KayM said...

What a darling card! I just love all those little flowers stamped around! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept!

Jen said...

Pretty, pretty! Love those sweet flowers!

Kerin said...

I love the colors you've chosen for your sweet little flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've made a beautiful, bright, and cheery CASE of Donna's card, Bevie!! Don't know how you do it all!! Hugs, Darnell

Deepti said...

brilliant and sweet subtle beauties. those flowers look so amazing in the BG :)

Stephanie K said...

Lovely card! Absolutely beautiful flowers using gorgeous, colours!!

Kim Heggins said...

I love your description of your Sunday...so peaceful. I taught Sunday School for about 15 years and loved every minute of it, you are doing so much for those sweet young children and I am sure they all just love you. I love your beautiful card and your colors are just so bright and beautiful! Sorry to be so behind in my commenting too.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Your card is just so pretty! I love the background flower stamping with those pretty colours! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!