Thursday, December 4, 2014

A Cheerful Heart

Sometimes it is hard to have a cheerful heart.  One of my four sisters, Sherry, is battling cancer right now.  She seems to be doing MUCH better about it than I am.  I HATE this dreadful disease that has sadly taken two of my husband's sisters.  I have been sending Sherry a flow of cards to encourage her heart in the past few months.  I want her to  know that even though I'm several states away I'm going through this with her... sigh... sort of.  No one can really "go through" a trial with you except Jesus because when His children are feeling broken and alone He is right there fulfilling His promise never to leave you or forsake you.

I have noticed my need for more "encouragement cards" is growing and my supply is dwindling so I have created a few new ones using one of my stamp sets, A Cheerful Heart, by Papertrey Ink.

It is hard to see but I have embossed the white cs using a Cuttlebug EF that is sort of a frame of snowflakes : ) - Side note: The light bulbs have been blowing out right and left in my photo studio so the lighting in my photographs of late has been terrible!! We special order a special kind of bulb so until they arrive I am suffering to get good pictures.

I liked the Cherry Cobbler red cs so much I tried for one in Pool Party.  Obviously needing to get some re-inker on my stamp pad!! I'm only showing this one because it does show my embossing better : )

Inside: You are in my Prayers

I was loving this CAS design so I decided to make one more - this time using a sentiment from CTMH's "Card Chatter - Sympathy" 

Each of these cards has a contrasting card base and an embossed face that I popped up using foam tape.  These are so nice because additional postage is not required to send them : )

That is it for me today.  I pray you have a cheerful heart in what you are facing right now. If you could use some encouragement I invite you to send me an e-mail I would love to stand beside you in prayer. My addy is Patti at neckStyles (dot) com : )

BIG (((Hugs)))

White and Antique White cs from PTI
Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Night of Navy cs by SU
Embossing folders in order of appearance : )
     Daisies by Darice
     Snowflakes by Cuttlebug
     Snowy Trees by Cuttlebug
Sentiment sets:
A Cheerful Heart from Papertrey Ink
Card Chatter- Sympathy D1476


Happy Dance said...

Amen. I love your trust in God; it shows. Will put your sister on my prayer list too; nothing like the power of prayer. Beautiful cards, and filled with awesome encouragement. Can't imagine what your family is going through, but we're here for you if you need to talk. Drop me an email any time. Big hugs. Bev

Bananastamper said...

I am sure your sister will be encouraged and have her heart lifted when she receives these in the mail. There is absolutely nothing like finding a hand-made card in the mail amongst all those bills!
Such a lovely way to remind her that you are thinking of her always.
Shanna :)

KT Fit Kitty said...

Praying for your sister, Patti. I know she will appreciate your cards. Sorry to hear about the loss of your sisters-in-law.

Your cards are beautiful. I enjoy your CAS design and very thoughtful sentiments. Hugs to you, dear Patti.

*Vicki* said...

You are such a thoughtful sister and I'm sure these will help lift her spirits for sure! Your embossing is so delicate and pretty Patti!! I love them all and I know your sister will too and be much appreciative of them! HUGS :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty!!

Lisa said...

I'm so sorry to hear this about your sister Patti and I will keep BOTH of you in my prayers. Your cards are all just lovely. There's a peacefulness to all of them. They are sure to lift the spirits of the recipients. Take care and enjoy your weekend!

Karren said...

What a selection of beautiful cards. My absolute favorite is the first one - I love the peaceful feeling you've created.

Carole Z said...

A beautiful post today Patti, I do recognise how you feel having had close friends & family who have endured this terrible disease. Your cards are stunning & sure to be uplifting & comforting, sending big hugs my friend, Carole Z xx

Lynne in NI said...

These are lovely cards Patti!
I'm sorry to hear your sister isn't well, I'm sure it is tough for you to be so far apart.

Jane Knudsen said...

Patti, these cards are just beautiful. A soft whispering beauty that the receiver will treasure and feel uplifted. My prayers go out to your sister and you. It is a struggle to watch someone else and feel helpless. These cards speak to your love and generosity. Beautiful.

Deepti said...

Oh Patti!! I just love ur style, the simplicity is mind blowing and I love how pretty every cards looks

Asha said...

These are LOVELY, Patti. I hope your sister is felling better and getting stronger everyday. And your cards will surely bring her comfort. Praying for you both.
hugs, Asha

Theresa Krout said...

Nice designs!! I see you have been busy and created some beauties!

Tracey Mallaghan said...

Gorgeous cards and a lovely thought through them :)