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The Bible tells us to Never Give Up! – Blog Hop

Welcome to the For the Love of Designer’s Favorites blog hop with Our Daily Bread designs! You probably arrived here from Lisa Somerville’s blog here.

%Blog Banner %Stampin Up Demonstrator %Blog Banners %Twitter Design %Ning Design %Facebook Pages %YouTube DesignEven when days are rough and times are tough, God says that we should never give up. I’ve had some rather sorrowful days lately. And it is in the tough emotional times when I’m feeling my worst, that I turn to God. Since Friday afternoon when my kitty had a stroke, it has been hard for me. She is now with her Savior and my soul is at peace knowing she is in Heaven being cared for and loved by the Lord. My tough times only serve to strengthen my faith and never give up living my life. My faith helps me cope.

I sincerely hope you all turn to Him in your troubling times and feel his healing.

Today’s blog hop card was made while I’m still grieving. But the colors I chose for this card show how making this card tonight was very good therapy for my grieving. According to the Sensational Color website, the color purple uplifts, calms and offers a sense of spirituality. I think this card does just that.

I used the stamp set Never Give Up (Our Daily Bread designs) for my card. The cross in the stamp set has a coordinating die called Grunge Cross Die. The pair, when layered together with foam tape, give a spectacular presentation. You can pick up these two items and get FREE SHIPPING on your orders through midnight EST Dec. 22! Click here for more information!

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Here is a photo that illustrates the layering of the cross that I achieved using the Grunge Cross Die:

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Stamps: Never Give Up stamp set by Our Daily Bread designs
Ink: Eggplant, Orchid, Voilet, Silver Metallic
Paper: Eggplant, White, of SU!; Designer Paper, SU!
Other: ; Spellbinders Labels 21 Dies; Spellbinders Labels 3 Dies; Grunge Cross Die by ODBD; Voilet grosgrain ribbon from my “stash”; Hologram Glitter embossing powder; aged brass button eyelet; antique silver shimmer brads.

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Posted on : Dec 20 2012
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37 People have left comments on this post

Dec 20, 2012 - 07:12:51

Wonderful card Michelle! Love all the added layers and punched corner!

Dec 20, 2012 - 07:12:23
chris olsen said:

Absolutely beautiful Michelle!! Love your cross in the lavender with the added sparkle!! I know this week was rough for you…perfect set for you!! Praying for you!! HUGS!

Dec 20, 2012 - 08:12:25
Lori Ulrich said:

Lovely Michelle! This is one of my favorite images! I love how the lavender just leaps off the screen! Beautifully done! Thinking of you and praying for you as well! Hugs and blessings..


Dec 20, 2012 - 08:12:31
Grace N said:

Oh Michelle! This is just gorgeous!!! LOVE the color combo and the glittery touches! The layout is divine!!!

Dec 20, 2012 - 08:12:26
DawnL said:

Love the holographic ep, lovely card, Michelle!

Dec 20, 2012 - 09:12:04
Carolyn said:

I love this stamp set, and the color choices are so vibrant, just stunning

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:12:46
Jan Keen said:

Beautiful Michelle!!…I love this stamp set, and love how you show cased it!!

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:12:05
maria mendoza said:

love your project

Dec 20, 2012 - 11:12:42
Scrappymo! said:

Stunning…Love the purple and white combo for this card.

Dec 20, 2012 - 01:12:38
betty lou said:

Beautiful card! Sorry for your loss.

Dec 20, 2012 - 03:12:49

I understand the grief you feel. I know that I have felt the same. I can feel the grief and love in this card. It is very powerful.

Dec 20, 2012 - 04:12:08
Pamela said:

Beautiful work!!

Dec 20, 2012 - 06:12:48
Irene Tetreault said:

Love this set…I just ordered it recentlly and can’t wait to use it. your card is beautiful.

Dec 20, 2012 - 08:12:38
Candy Meyers said:

I love the color scheme used on this card. Makes it quite unique.
Thanks loads,
Candy Meyers

Dec 20, 2012 - 09:12:40
Sue D said:

Very pretty in shades of purple.

Dec 20, 2012 - 09:12:15
Christine said:

So sorry for your loss. God is our ultimate comfort, but I often find a release in crafting, too. You have created a fabulous look with the soft colors and glittered edges. Your card is gorgeous!

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:12:07
JoAnn B. said:

Very pretty. Sorry for your loss.

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:12:33
Sherry Lowmaster said:

very pretty! love that set and the colors you used!

Dec 21, 2012 - 02:12:42
McStamper said:

I love this set and your creation is beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss.

Dec 21, 2012 - 05:12:00
Shelia Lewis said:

Love the color combo you used on this very pretty card!!

Dec 21, 2012 - 06:12:09
Michel E said:

Love the card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Dec 21, 2012 - 11:12:23

So sorry to hear of your loss, may God grant you peace at this time.

The colors are great and I just love the brad you used on the cross!

Dec 21, 2012 - 02:12:19
zehra said:

lovely colros, great card

Dec 21, 2012 - 06:12:17
Kathy Jones said:

Beautiful card, colours and design! Love all the sparkle!!! :)

Dec 22, 2012 - 05:12:56

What a gorgeous card, Michelle! I love the colors you used, the brad is perfect, and I love the glittery effects! Beautiful work!! So sorry about your Kitty…..praying for you!! HUGS!!

Dec 22, 2012 - 08:12:26
Deb Saaranen said:

LOVELY shades of purple on this oh so pretty design Michelle!

Dec 22, 2012 - 08:12:58
Patty said:

Beautiful set…beautiful the pink & purple combo!

Dec 23, 2012 - 12:12:48
Mary B. said:

Beautiful card. I like all the layers and color.

Dec 23, 2012 - 07:12:06
Heather Mills said:

I loved this set when it came out and you created such a beautiful card with it. Love the purple!

Dec 23, 2012 - 09:12:16
Silke Ledlow said:

MIchelle, you showcased this set so beautiful!
Merry Christmas to you and your family…hugs ~S~

Dec 24, 2012 - 07:12:09
Caryn S. (Scrapnsing) said:

I’m so sorry to read about your cat. The details you put into this card speak volumes about how you felt about her, it’s just lovely. Hoping your family still has a wonderful Christmas!

Dec 25, 2012 - 07:12:51
Deb Palmer said:

I so need this saying “Never, Never, Never give Up” I have had a rough couple of years and I keep working hard not to “giveUp”. Thanks for sharing your creation!

Dec 25, 2012 - 10:12:15
Sarah said:

Such a gorgeous card and I love the colors!

Dec 25, 2012 - 04:12:22
Kris said:

Wonderful card!This is one of my favorite sets. TFS. God bless!!

Dec 29, 2012 - 03:12:17
Lucy E. said:

Beautiful card! So sorry about your kitty. Keep turning to prayer :)

Dec 31, 2012 - 09:12:19
Marlena M said:

I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray that the Lord give you joy to enjoy each day. Your creation is beautiful Michelle~

Jan 1, 2013 - 09:01:20
ROMA said:

Very elegant and stylish card!