Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Life Lessons

                                       photo courtesy of Please don't talk to me I fall in love so easily

Falling apart.....most of the time my life feels this way. I believe it is not until you are tested in the furnace of life that you begin to see your flaws and weaknesses. My husband's cancer has taught me I am weak...I need to grow stronger. I am selfish....I need to think of others. I am tired.....I need to endure. I am a pessimist...I need optimism. I worry....I need to trust God. I am incomplete.....I need God to make me whole.

I am still a work in progress. I only hope I don't waste this opportunity that I have to grow.....

I finally got around to using this "Friendship Jar" stamp from "Paper Trey Ink" I have been wanting to play around with it for a while but wasn't sure what to fill it up with until I remembered that I have several buttons waiting for a perfect home :) 

I also used scrunched seam binding from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Prairie Bird Boutique . Patsy is the shop owner and she sells tons of ribbon for a very reasonable price.  I also have to say that her customer service is OUTSTANDING. 

Well thanks for stopping by my little blog today. I wish you all a very happy week.


  1. Your card is beautiful! I love the button jar and all the details!


  2. Such a pretty card. That friendship jar looks like a fun stamp.
    You and your hubby are in my thoughts. Hugs to you both.

  3. your card is so pretty! i have been wanting that stamp for awhile now--you have done an aweome job!

  4. You have the same feelings as most of us. We are always striving to be better people. I think that is what life is about. The card is beautiful and so sweet. ~Val

  5. Those words are spoken so beautifully Elizabeth!!! I do believe we all try to be better people but just need to realize that God is the only one that can make us that way!!

    Your card is gorgeous btw! I do LOVE it...tfs!!!!!

  6. I found your blog from Etsy. Your cards are lovely. I am your newest follower!

  7. We are all works in progress. I have started saying every time someone asks me how I am doing? My simple reply is Better than I deserve. It really helps to put me into focus.
    I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.

  8. Such a beautiful card...love that button jar.
    Thinking of you. From a my own personal experience i know it is not easy.

  9. Dear Liz.. how did I find your sweet blog so late? I love the "life lesson" you shared today, so thoughtful and meaningful. I'm so sorry to hear about your husband, and I will be praying for both of you. More than the beautiful cards here, your heart shines on your blog. Thank you so much!

  10. Lovely card - the colors are beautiful... so is the sentiment - good luck on your journey...