I Will Walk Beside You

By Theresa Calderini on April 1st, 2013 »

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A few years ago I went shopping for a new pair of shoes, I wasn’t searching for anything in particular, just something unique and special that I could wear with multiple outfits. I came across a pair of crocheted black shoes and fell in love with them. I loved them even more when I saw they came in other colors so I bought 3 pairs of the same shoe, in black, red and grey! Instead of wearing just one pair, I had the opportunity to wear all 3 pairs with many outfits…..oh, they were such comfortable, beautiful shoes!

I created this card in pink which will be one of my “Cancer Cards” for this weeks Crafting for a Cure arts and crafts festival in Tampa. I loved the simplicity and elegance of it so much I thought perhaps in would look just as beautiful in other colors, and I was right!

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I used several of the stamps from JustRite Stamps “Strength and Courage” I just love the oval sentiments on these!

These are 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ cards, I punched the fancy strip from a Martha Stewart punch, one at the bottom and one for the top of the card. The sentiment is stamped on white and cut using a Spellbinders oval die cut. I traced the die cut on each matching color to place beneath the image. The two swirls on each side of the sentiment are from a Spellbinders tag die cut which I cut and glued in place. The bows are made using my bow maker and add a final layer of elegance to the card front.

I love these sentiments as they can be used to encourage someone with cancer but also for many other opportunities for encouragement, just to let someone know that they are not alone!

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This reminds me of the verse in Isaiah 41:10 which says “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” As we walk through difficult situations, we are reminded that we are never alone, the God is there, ever present through everything, He is our source of strength, we need only to draw close to Him and rest in His arms, He is always with us!

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How comforting to know that no matter what we are facing, no matter how hopeless we may feel, God is with us and He has a plan for our lives! Here on earth, He has placed others around us to walk beside us and to offer support and encouragement when we need it as well. So many times we make it through difficult days because someone cares about us and reminds us that we never have to walk alone.

I hope and pray each of you has someone like this in your life! Be sure to hug them and thank them for being there for you!

You can purchase these cards in my Etsy Shop, for every Pink card purchased, $1.00 will be donated to the Cups of Sunshine team as they raise money for cancer research!

 

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3 Responses

  1. Maggie S. says:

    These are all so gorgeous. Beautiful sentiment and layout.

  2. Sherry Lowmaster says:

    your cards are gorgeous!! is that a new stamp set or an old one? I can’t find it on the justrite website.

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed them Sherry! The stamp set is no longer sold on the JustRite website but, if you search for it on places such as Ebay adn Amazon you’ll be sure to find it! If you need help finding one just let me know!

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