Let God Guide You

Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul.

Psalm 143:8

About a week ago I was on PTO, enjoying a staycation.  I was thrilled to be able to go to breakfast with a friend I hadn’t seen at least 20 years and catch up with her.  It made my day.  Afterward my hubby and I did a bit of grocery shopping, and after lunch I decided to take a nap.

I woke up feeling like I had been drinking coffee non-stop and shortly after that realized my heart rate was pretty high.  It was about 174.  I tried some tricks I’ve been taught to bring it down, and nothing worked.  After that, off to the ER and then a week in the hospital.

I’ve lived my entire life with a congenital heart defect.  I’m blessed in ways I can’t even count, and one thing I’m very aware of is that I have had 55 years of life that no one expected me to have.  I had the most amazing nurses at the hospital – you know who you are –  you beautiful ladies!  They made my stay there bearable and let me tell them lots of dumb jokes. Things seem to be under control now, and I’m back!  I was pretty tired the first few days and didn’t even really feel like making any cards.

This one I actually started before my interruption,  and finally finished.  I wanted it to be very simple and easy, and I’m having a little love affair with round cards, as you may have noticed.  God will guide you

This was so easy to make.  I just used a cloud stencil (I’ve actually had it for over 20 years – does anyone remember Inkmarks Inc.?). It’s called Shirley’s Shapes Magic Clouds.

The die cut is a new one from Paper Smooches, and the sentiment is from Paper Smooches.  I used Post-It Note tape and cut it to make the sand hills.  I used different colors of blue and brown Distress inks.  I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black. I cut the die cut from white, green and kraft card stock.  I colored all the white inside pieces with Copic Markers and placed them back inside the brown and green outlines.

I used a white gel pen to add wave accents to the water and the foam to the edge of the sand, as well as highlights on the palm fronds.  I had fun making and felt like the sentiment was perfect to express how I’m feeling right now!

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8 thoughts on “Let God Guide You

  1. so fun to see you stamping again Kim! Do you remember me? Pam Sparks from Oskaloosa, IA? Expressions With Heart…stamp store 1994 to 2006. You were our rep clear back in the ‘day’! haha I’ll be teaching at Crafter’s Haven this weekend up in your neck of the woods, MLPS! Stop in if you have time! I’d love to see you again!

    • Hi Pam!

      I certainly do remember, your store was just beautiful and you were always so gracious. Boy that was a long time ago! Where is Crafter’s Haven? I would love to stop by and see you. I’m really enjoying getting back into stamping and being creative, it’s so relaxing. Especially now that it’s not work. 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Mandy! I had fun making it. I think I used Scattered Straw and bit of Vintage photo for the sand.
      🙂 Kim

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