Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Card Two: One Layer Peace on Earth

Okay, so I'm back again!  This time with another holiday card.  The next one is a Valentine! ;)  This one is not.  It's a one layer card that I had the hardest time getting right.  I killed an entire tree trying to make this card.  Or rather, in the process of GETTING to this card...but it was worth it!

Here's the card~

Details~



For these fabulous challenges~




I think the best gift that we can be given and receive is peace.  I'm not talking about the peace that would make everyone in the world get along and stop killing each other.  That is not going to happen any time soon.  I'm talking about the peace that comes from living a good life and doing what you know God wants you to do.  That kind of peace can be found in making sure you do better each day--even if it's only a little bit better.  It comes from loving the people you live with and those within your sphere of influence.  One of my favorite quotes is by Mahatma Ghandi and is very thought provoking.  He said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."  Peace on earth starts in our hearts and in our homes.  I hope that as you enjoy this holiday season, you can find the peace that comes from the Love of the Lord and take that Love and make the changes in your life that will make you happier.  Your happiness is only dependent on one factor--you.

So, now that I'm done with that, let's talk about the card, shall we?  The sentiment is by Inkadinkado, the image is by Prima, the inks by Stampin' Up! and the rhinestones and paper also by SU!.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope that you join in these fabulous challenges and that you have a fabulous day!  Merry stamping! :)

16 comments:

Marisa said...

What a fun Christmas card :) Love the way you used that stamp and the colors.

Joyce said...

Such a pretty card. I love how you interpreted the cue word. Peace is certainly more important than those wrapped presents I used. I wish I thought of that good idea. Love the colors, too.

Lisa said...

Very fun and worth all of your effort!

Chrissie said...

Great post Mynnette!
This is a superb card and I'm sure the tree thought it worth the sacrifice to see the end result!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

sandie said...

I am reading this at the beginning of my day your words as very thought provoking and an inspiration- thank you.
Your one layer card turned out great. The design is perfect and I love that stamp. Thanks for joining us at CAS- Colour and Skeches.

Jen said...

wow i love this stamp mynnette

Thanks for joining us

Jen xx
"Less Is More"

Vicky Hayes said...

You are lovely Mynnette and the Ghandi quote is so very true. I love your card too with that perfect placement of gems that you're so good at! Vicky x

I've just realised I'm going to be too late with my CAS Colours and Sketches card - it's scheduled for tomorrow. Grrrrr!

Ardyth said...

Beautiful card - definitely worth the full recycling bin (so glad I'm not the only one!)Thanks so much for sharing your gift with us at CASology this week!

Louise van Vuren said...

I absolutely LOVE this card, it's perfection - not surprised it cost a tree! Thanks for joining in at Colours and Sketches, Mynnette. I do hope that you enjoy peaceful Christmas time!

Louise xx

Buttons said...

This looks on first inspection to be a straightforward card, but it's no wonder a tree needed to be sacrificed as I bet it was a pain to get just right. Love the colours and that pattern repeat. You have such an eye for detail Mynnette, hugs Jenny x

Kylie said...

Perfect one layer CAS card, Mynnette. Beautifully done and it was all worth it in the end :) Thanks so much for playing along at CAS - Colours and Sketches! xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a pretty card Mynnette and I like your interpretation of the Cue Word. Thank you for sharing with us this week at CASOLOGY!

Jacqueline said...

hi Mynette - a lovely card, perfect for our CAS challenge at Colours & Sketches thanks so much for joining in.
I enjoyed reading your post too, something for us all to remember especially at this time of year - Jacqueline xx

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, mynnette... a lovely combination of all the challenges!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

Нели said...

Прекрасна картичка. Леко ми напомня етно мотиви.

Melissa said...

What a great one-layer card! Love the colors and pattern!!! Your thoughts on gift are spot on too! :) Thanks so much for joining us at CASology again this week!