Sunday, 16 April 2017

Mustard Seed Faith Challenge - Traveling Mercies

Sunday Blessings to you, my friends!

It's time for a new challenge over at Mustard Seed Faith Challenge Blog
We had so many beautiful entries in our Easter Challenge!
Thank you all for sharing your talents with us! :o)

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The New Challenge:

Have you heard the term "Traveling Mercies"?
It's a common phrase among us folk of faith! ;o)
Traveling mercies are prayers for safety and protection for those that are traveling.
Peggysue has a great devotional on the subject.
Head on over to the challenge blog and read her share,
then make a project and link it up.
Include something to do with travel: car, boat, truck, balloon,
or like me...a globe.

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My share:

I am the mother of two very adventurous daughters.
My goodness but they amaze me with the things the do!
At times they also terrify me! lol
Like when one travels to India...alone!
Or when one travels alone to the States
 and meets up with someone that they've only ever met online...
...someone that I've never met! ;o)
As I began making my card, and thinking about this subject, 
I was reminded of the time that they drove six hours from home to go skydiving! 
Yes, to willingly jump out of a plane! *shudder*
What's a Mother to do with such daughters? natural inclination is to worry about them.
That makes sense, right?
I tend to think about all the things that can go wrong,
and all the possible dangers they face.
Does my worrying make ANY difference to the outcome?
It just makes me a nervous wreck! lol
Matthew 6:27 says: 
"Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
So...I choose not to waste my time and energy worrying.
Instead, I do as instructed in 1 Thessalonians 5:17:
"Pray continually."
Then in my prayer, I give my daughters, and their protection, up to the Lord. 
He's got them in the palm of His hand, and will take care of them much better than I can.
See...traveling mercies! :o)

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About my card:

I'm a huge fan of Vera Lane Studio images!
They make me smile...and some even make me laugh out loud!
(You know how much I like to laugh!)

So in preparation of this card, I headed over to the Vera Lane Facebook Group and asked for image ideas.
Dolores was the first to suggest this digital set called Change the World, and it was perfect for my purposes.
Isn't she adorable?...looks just like my daughters! lol

Using my Cricut Explore Air, I printed then cut the images, and then had fun coloring them.
I prepared the card base, and then added the images with foam tape.
I cut a little geotag out of the papers and added it to the globe over Canada.
Finally, I cut a few arrows out of the background paper and added them.

The sentiment in this set is perfect!
From now on, when one of my daughters heads out on another hair-raising adventure,
I will put this card where I can see it and be reminded.
God...YOU'VE GOT THIS! :o)

Materials Used:
Papers: Recollections - Cardstock, Imaginisce - Perfect Vacation;
Image: Vera Lane Studios - Change the World;
Color: Spectrum Noir Markers.

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So head on over to the

There you can meet the rest of the Design Team
and see what they've created for the challenge this week. 

Then check out the simple rules, make something,
and link it up!

I can't wait to see what you share! :o)


Vicki Dutcher said...

Enjoy your bunny day -- Happy Easter

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

AW! don't we worry ourselves when our "babies" go out on their own? Mathew is right it doesn't add an hour, but we still do it LOL. I Love your card and I'm sure your daughters will be safe with lots of prayers following them.
Hope you had a good Easter

Eekers said...

Fabulous card, and sentiment! Thank you for sharing too, it's nice to get to know you a little better :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Susan M said...

Love this post Nancy ! Your daughters sound like wonderful girls ! My husband used to do parachuting and had over 1000 jumps although he doesn't go anymore (thank goodness!) Your card is fabulous, love everything about it and that geotag is a faulou idea

Susan M said...

Sorry about the end of my comment Nancy I was trying to finish writing and record something on tv for my husband at the same time ! Meant to say love your little George such a fabulous idea !

Susan M said...

Ok last comment ! It changed my geotag to George !

Carole J said...

Nancy - this is just beautiful! I love the backstory to your project and the idea that you'll put the card up each time your fearless girls go adventuring. A wonderful card. x

Today's Beautiful Moments - Tracey Fehr said...

Nancy, I love your stories behind your card...your daughters are quite adventurous! This little creation is just so much fun...especially that geo tag over Canada! LOL

Natalie said...

Great post about traveling mercies! What a fun card and that image made me giggle! Super fun card and a good reminder, too!

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