Sunday, July 29, 2012

TSTR124 ~ Patriot in Pink ~

Normally when I create a patriotic card I pull out red, white and blue.  This time I decided to go with a decidedly more "feminine" feel.  I love this quote by Abraham Lincoln.  It speaks volumes about the huge responsibilities any freedom loving nation has and in particular it's leaders. 

Freedom isn't always easy to maintain.  Abraham Lincoln is a prime example of someone who gave so much of himself trying to keep our torn and battered country together.  Photos of him later in his presidency reveal a tired and worn man, one bearing a crushing load of responsibility.  It is important as Christians that we pray for our leaders.  We may not always agree with them but it is our responsibility to pray for them. 

So take a few moments today to praise God for all of your blessings and for my friends in America, offer a pray for our great nation and her leaders.  With God, all things are possible!  Blessings...

Lori

Today's card...


and the inspiration photo from The Shabby Tea Room...


Card Recipe

Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs - God Bless America
Paper - Bazzill; Bo Bunny - Little Miss Collection
Ink - Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies - Spellbinders - Postage Stamps
Misc. - Paper Punches - Martha Stewart Crafts; Flourish - Recollections; Blossoms; Lace

Challenges


The Shabby Tea Room #124 "Oh - So Pretty in Pink" - TSTR124


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lori your card is beautiful! TFS.
dmcardmaker (at aol dot com)

Jani Lewis said...

Your card is beautiful and I completely agree about praying for our leaders.

purple_pea_fran said...

Beautiful! Love the pop of bling! Thanks for sharing with The Shabby Tearoom.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Lori!! Love your take on the inspiration!! Beautiful Design and detail!!! The bling and flower really add elegance! Have a great day!!
Hugs,
Chris

Sandy Ang said...

so admire the way you embellish your cards

Tam said...

great colors!