Hello there Joy Clair friends! It's Kerry and I'm back with another crafty inspiration! As I prepare this post, I'm fighting through the most difficult days. I'm walking through a devastation to my heart like no other. Unexpectedly, I said goodbye to my beloved pooch Mason. Through my heart-wrenching grief and sorrow, I am immersing myself in stamping and creating, and in prayer. It's difficult to be around anyone, I just want to hide away and escape the world. Stamping has always been a comfort to me during hard times and has allowed me time to escape my sorrow and work through my grief. And today, it is helping my heart, and wiping my tears. I appreciate this gift from God and know that through stamping and creating, He gives me the most amazing and comforting embrace. I am sure many of you understand this completely, and know you too can lean on this form of therapy when the time comes.
I pulled the "Saved By Grace" bible Journaling set and listened to an unexpected song that came on TV. Cyndi Lauper was on public television and was singing the song "Time after Time". The words in this song pierced my soul. It was everything. So while she sang, I created...an envelope, with a message tucked inside...
The doodly flowers were stamped with VersaClair pink ink and the flowers were stamped in black and colored in green Copic markers. I used some hot pink Bazzill cardstock to stamp the flowers and some white cardstock to stamp the leaves.
The bold sentiment was stamped repeatedly with black ink and cut out. I then assembled this floral panel onto a Jillibean Soup black gift bag (A2 size) that I could tuck a card into.
I hope this post inspires you to have FAITH even when devastation hits your heart. HE will always help carry you through times of sadness, sorrow and troubles.