Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I chose this card from my unposted file as I pray for a friend who lost her husband in an accident yesterday. I'm so glad that she has the comfort of the Lord, and a wonderful church family to help her and her children get through it, but although a distant friend, I ache for her in her loss. I love the scripture on this card, "blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted." What a picture of the precious comfort of the Lord!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Tiger, tiger...

As I started to post, I remembered vaguely some poem about a tiger. Of course, googling provided the source. The Poem is by William Blake:

TIGER, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

Friday, November 5, 2010

smARTword challenge

The theme for this month's smARTword challenge is simple.I inked the stamp with butterscotch, then lightly tapped the sides of it in rust before stamping onto the panel. I then lightly chalked some green. I wish it had photographed better, I used bronze mica which looks really elegant, and the stamped image and panel behind the bronze are actually more rust colored, and not so orange.

Make a simple card, and get a chance to win free stamps!