Thursday, October 3, 2019

Words of Encouragement

Everyone is going through something and we all need encouragment from time to time. You never know when the opportunity will arise for you to brighten someone elses day, whether it's a smile as you pass a weary mom toting three small kids in the grocery store or letting the person behind you step in line in front of you at the cash register.  I was happy to spend some time in my craft room playing with a couple of new stamp sets I recently got from Altenew called Angelique Motifs and encouraging sentiments from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps.   

The flowers in Angelique Motifs set are incredibly beautiful and I just love seeing them come to life as I stamped each layer of color.

I stamped two different background stamps on this card.  A grid pattern and a French botanical stamp from Heidi Swapp.   The sentiments on this card and the card below is from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps "Be Encouraged".

For the flowers I used Altenew's Red Sunset and Warm and Cozy ink cubes.  The leaves are stamped using colors from Sweet Dreams

I love this sentiment from Sweet 'N Sassy Stamps "Hymn Blocks" set.  If you love the old hymns and the encouraging words they give, you must check out this set!! 
 I've provided direct links on each item I've used for your convenience.  By clicking on them, I get a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you.  Thanks so much for shopping along with me and sending encouragment to others.

I'll be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Time Out Challenge ~ Breast Cancer Awareness (Last card "Bright Hope for Tomorrow")

I hope these cards bring you some encouragement today as they brought encouragement to my heart as I was making them.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Marcia Hill said...

All 3 are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Birgit...the florals AND the encouraging sentiments! And yes, we all need those words at different times in our lives and how awesome that God's word is always there for us! Lovely, lovely cards my friend and so glad they brought you peace too as you were making them! Hugs. :0)

Lisa Elton said...

The teal and coral are lovely together Birgit. These all have a peacefulness to them and the sentiments are just perfect!

Lisa Kind said...

Your cards are so pretty! The colors just pop. And the design of each card is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Time Out!

Verna Angerhofer said...

These are so beautiful and I love the colors. Wonderful flower design and the sentiments are so uplifting.

sandie said...

This is beautiful Birgit and you are so right about us all needing encouragement sometimes and having friends that do too! This flower really does come to life as you build it up with colour and to a stunning effect. I love the touch of sparkle and the bottom and so pleased to see you at Time Out

Donna Phelan said...

Aren't these beautiful! No one does florals like Altenew and you have put all of that beauty front and center on your fabulous cards! Yes, we can all do sweet little acts of kindness, make them good habits! Happy WCMD!!! I am skipping most of my chores (sorry house, sorry Tom) and heading in to color! YAY!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Birgit they are just beautiful and will certainly lift someone up when they receive them. Beautiful job with the layering stamping and your stamped backgrounds for them are terrific! Terrific sentiments!

sidan said...

Thanks for your encouraged bible verses. Yes, I beelive that god´s love never fails. A well-defined card to time out.

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous blooms, Birgit ... so beautifully complemented by those wonderful sentiments ... so hopeful and encouraging ... and true! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

I Card Everyone said...

Birgit, your play time was so beautiful! LOve that set, and the colors you've chosen are perfection! Why hasn't someone written a song that says 'where often is heard an encouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day!' xx

Shauna said...

So lovely! I like how you used the flowers in different ways/designs. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for playing at Time Out!
- Shauna

Vikki H said...

Outstanding designs, colors and sentiments! I love old hymn sentiments!