Thank you so much for popping in to say hello! First of all my prayers go out to all those who suffered damages and in some cases even lost loved ones during Friday's tornado outbreaks. My family and I spent some tense moments in our basement that evening as multiple tornadoes were spotted in the area. It was the most terrifying experience I have ever gone through. The noise, the dark, the quiet was nothing short of amazing!
During this time we were awaiting the birth of puppies. Our basement is made up of two areas, a bonus/family room and a garage which we have converted into kennels for our brood. Dakota was so pitiful that night. I went out to check on her and she was literally shaking. Keep in mind that this big ball of fur came home with us at a tender 6 weeks of age. The first time we took her out in the yard to conduct her business, she promptly ran over to the fence and barked ferociously at the neighbor's massive bull! She has absolutely no fear. But things were very different Friday night. (Who says animals can't sense danger?) So I promptly climbed into her birthing pen and plopped on the floor. Dakota placed her head in my lap and I petted and comforted her as much as she did me. When the horrible sounds died off, my step son advised we could return upstairs and we were so thankful to see zero damage! Other area counties were not so fortunate... West Liberty where I took classes while in college was nearly destroyed... areas of Kenton County where I have friends and former co-workers was hard hit as well...
What struck me as I cradled Dakota's head Friday night? She put her trust in me to make everything alright. She settled down and drifted off to sleep even as the wind, rain and hail roared around us. And so it is with our Savior, if we truly put our trust in him and recognize the Light... we can have peace... Blessings...
Last week's Mojo Monday sketch...
And the inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room...
And finally my interpretation...
I created the base for this card using a Cricut cartridge cut at 4.25 inches. I then layered Cheery Lynn Design's Italian Flourish Die in white. The designer paper is called Blue Lace Column and was cut with a Spellbinder die and split in half. The Shabby Tea Room challenge asked participants to use a distressed element. For this project I selected a torn box lid which I cut with Spellbinders' Standard Circle Large dies and inked with distress ink. The sentiment is from the recent Our Daily Bread Designs release, The Light of Life.
Stamps - ODBD - The Light of Life
Ink - Close To My Heart - Outdoor Denim
Paper - Recollections, Colorbok, K & Co. - Blue Lace Column
Dies - Spellbinders - Classic Scalloped Rectangles Large, Classic Rectangles Large, Standard Circles Large; Cheery Lynn Designs - Italian Flourish
Electronic Die - Cricut - Ribbons & Rosettes - pg. 55 Rhinestone/Medallion Shadow (4.25 inches)
Accessories - Pearls - Recollections; Lace - Offray; Paper Punch - MS Crafts; Mulberry Roses
Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 230
The Shabby Tea Room - Shabby Shutters