Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Shabbiest ...

...card I've ever created is probably this one. If you saw the first cards I made, you wouldn't think they were made by the same person. :-) I am enjoying making this style and often my stamp designs reflect my love for the vintage and the shabby.

Today's card uses Lovely Labels 2 and Vintage Basics digipapers. I stamped the frame with Vivid Tuscan Tan then die cut with Spellbinders Labels 15. The papers are Oct Afternoon and the flower is by Prima. The cardbase is GinaK Kraft and ribbon is also GKD.

Here's a close up:
On another note, I read this poem years ago and stumbled upon it again the other day. I love it and want to share it with you all. I esp love the last stanza:

From prayer that asks that I may be
Sheltered from winds that beat on Thee,
From fearing when I should aspire,
From faltering when I should climb higher
From silken self, O Captain, free
Thy soldier who would follow Thee.

From subtle love of softening things,
From easy choices, weakenings,
(Not thus are spirits fortified,
Not this way went the Crucified)
From all that dims Thy Calvary
O Lamb of God, deliver me.

Give me the love that leads the way,
The faith that nothing can dismay
The hope no disappointments tire,
The passion that will burn like fire;
Let me not sink to be a clod;
Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.

~Amy Wilson Carmichael
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15 comments:

  1. just beautiful. love the patterns and layering of shapes.

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  2. Super Shabby Chic and oh so Beautiful

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  3. thanks for sharing the poem. Loved the last part of it as well!

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  4. Your card is sheer perfection, Nina! Thanks for sharing your beautiful poem with us - what a nice way to wake up this morning!

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous, Nina! Fabulous shabby details! Thanks for sharing the poem with us! Very inspiring!

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  6. SOOOOOOOOOO pretty--as always! You are so amazing, Nina--so creative! Just gorgeous!!

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  7. Oh Nina this is absolutely gorgeous! I placed a Gina K order and got some of yours but so wanted this set... just had to set some limits but now I'm wishing I had gotten it! LOL! Love this! Love the poem too!

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  8. simply gorgeous, nina! wonderful poem, too:)

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  9. Just beautiful Nina. Love the papers and especially your stamps. :)

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  10. Shabby is sooo my flavor! I love your gentle cards Nina. Thanks so much for sharing your projects and words of wisdom. If you like to, drop by my space and say hi! I'd love to have you there! :)

    Hugs,
    Viola
    www.violamahr.typepad.com

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  11. This card is gorgeous! The layering of frames and shapes is working perfectly and the colours are just beautiful. I love your new stampset, only wish I could get it here in Norway.

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  12. You cards are EXCEPTIONAL! Beautiful and Gorgeous in every way, to say the least! You are not only very talented, but very gifted! Love the poem also! It says a lot.

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Thank you for your kind comments.

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