Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blog Hop for Janelle

This is a special blog hop for an incredible woman named Janelle, who is battling cancer.  You can see Janelle's blog HERE.  I've never met Janelle in person, but I say she is incredible because of her faith.  Even before her cancer diagnosis, she displayed her strong faith in her blog posts.  Since the diagnosis she has continued to share her faith and struggles in an honest and touching way.

Laurie and Dana have organized this blog hop to honor Janelle and give her a lift.  Please check out all the cards linked up on Laurie's blog for this special hop.  The link will be open for a couple of days if you want to create a card for Janelle.

Here's mine:


I'm also submitting this for CAS-ual Fridays The Bold & the Beautiful challenge -- to use black with pastels.







All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless stated.

Stamps:   Mat Stack 5 collection, Mat Stack 2 collection, Boxes, Bags & Tags, Beautiful Blessings, BG Basics Tin Types
Paper:   Black, White, Spring Moss, Pink Patterns pp
Ink:   Spring Moss, Black, Soft Rose (memories)
Other:  Mat Stack 5 die, Spring Moss button, rhinestones

28 comments:

christy compton hall said...

I'm SO impressed! You paired up black with that classic PTI pp that I love. And your scripture is perfect for Janelle.

Kim said...

Sara, such a beautiful card and the verse on the front is just as beautiful.

Leigh said...

This is lovely, Sara! I love how you combined the Mat Stack 5 & beautiful blessings sets!

Lynn said...

This is beautiful Sara. I love the wonderful verse and your elegant stamping.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful, Sara! Great little details everywhere, from the background stamp to the flower on the button. Well done!

Nadine said...

Im so glad you were able to join in the hop with your amazing card Sara! Im always in awe of how you keep to the CAS style even when using a non-white card base. Just lovely!

Marybeth said...

Sara ,this is beautiful and so is the sentiment! Love all the details and that pretty strip of paper with the button.

Renee said...

This is beautiful Sara...
just love that sentiment set against the black...
so striking and elegant!

The Paper Parade said...

Wow, Sara, this is just gorgeous. She's going to love it. I love the tin types used especially :)

Suzanne said...

Sara, I love the stamping and the matching patterned paper strip. The sentiment is perfect!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful Sara!!! The colors are fabulous and the sentiment is perfect!!!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card. That sentiment is perfect for Janelle.

Jen Carter said...

Sara this is really pretty! I love that you kept is soft even with the use of black! Very pretty!

Michelle said...

Sara, this is beautiful! I agree, Janelle is incredible. Her faith and her beautiful nature shine.

Debbie Gaydos said...

Sara, this is stunning! I love the colors, the layering of the stamps on the Mat Stack, and that sweet little strip of layered paper at the bottom. So gorgeous!

Deb C said...

What a beautiful card! I love the verse that you chose. So appropriate.

TFS~

Sue Ann said...

What a beautifully sweet card~ I love the verse and I know Janelle will too. The colds are just perfect ~

Susan said...

This is absolutely beautiful and such a wonderful verse.

Maureen said...

just gorgeous, Sara! Love the patterned paper and that uplifting sentiment :)

Virginia L. said...

Love the delicate feel of this delightful card! Thanks SO much for joining the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Amy Everson said...

I love all the details you put into this card. Just beautiful!

Melissa said...

Very pretty, Sara! Perfect verse!

Dana said...

Oh Sara the black paired with that gorgeous stamping on the mat stack is beautiful. Lovely.

Dr. Ivy said...

Just beautiful Sara. I love the little flower inside the button. Have a great week.

khayes1032 said...

Thank you Sara, I am going to try my best to send a comment to Everybody participating in this Blog Hop. We appreciate the encouragement.
Ken (&Janelle) Hayes

Laurie said...

OH my goodness! I love the black card base! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us!

Michele Gross said...

Stunning! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lee Anne said...

Hi Sara!
Sorry I haven't been around much. Your card is beautiful and I love the sentiment. Perfect for when struggles arise. Need to write it down for myself.

Off to see your other pretty things you've done lately.