Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says , " Oh no -- she's awake !! " -- source unknown

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Be Still

Spring is in the air at
Heather has challenged us to make spring cards this week.
And since my printer decided to die a couple of weeks ago, I was panicking
looking for a spring image that I had already printed. Well I found this adorable little chick peeking
out of an egg, colored it up, matted it, then.....
as I tried to add "a touch" of glitter, my glue pen 
EXPLODED
all over my image!
ACKKKKKK!!!!!!
This just added to the stressed state I have been in since starting a new job a
couple of weeks ago. A new job in a completely new field that I am totally UN-experienced in.
So I have to LEARN everything. (I have no idea why they hired me, LOL)
Then peeking out of the corner of my folder that I keep printed digi's in I see the words
BE STILL
I took a deep breath, took a minute to thank God for blessing me with a new job
and 
for the opportunity to have this creative outlet on this wonderful design team.
BE STILL
I am so blessed.
BE STILL
Just Breath.
Do you ever forget to breath, catch yourself holding your breath? I always do this when I am stressed.
BE STILL
Everything will be alright.
For I know the PLANS I have for you says the LORD....
To give you
HOPE
and a 
FUTURE.
Jeremiah 29:11
BE STILL
Spring is all about NEW beginnings.
I Have been given a new beginning!
Thank you my Heavenly Father!


Thank you Heather for creating this beautiful image.

Fresh Brewed Designs is also sponsoring SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY this week!
Woo hoo, I love Arlana's sketches! I hope you can play with both challenges this week!

Thanks for stopping by!
Blessings and Hugs,
Stacy

17 comments:

bumblebee creations said...

Thank you so much for this post today Stacy! I needed to read just that!! Love your gorgeous card!

JoanieMc said...

A wonderful card and a great way to start my day while looking at your blog. "Be still and know that i am God." Thanks for sharing.

Hugs
Joanie

VanessaB said...

beeeeeeeeeeeeaUtiful!

Heather said...

Ok ... so you now have me crying!!! THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!! SO SO SO VERY BEAUTIFUL!!! I am sorry that your first image was ruined, but also know that God had a reason for it... he needed YOU to share this with
ME!!!

Your card is stunning!!! The colors are beautiful and the ribbon is gorgeous! LOVE The punched border too.

Thank you for sharing your heart in this post.
Big hugs and smiles
Heather

mulberry station said...

Hi Stacy, it is so wonderful to have you join us. Your card is beautiful. I love the scripture. It is such a good reminder of the Lords hand in all things. I am happy that you were able to get a new job too. What a blessing. I am sure you will do well.
Hugs, Nancy SSW-DT

Arlana said...

What a great Easter card. It turned out so beautiful. I too love the scripture. Have a sweet day!!! Arlana@SSW!!!

Sharon Basel said...

This is a gorgeous card Stacy. The glitter on the cross is a perfect touch and your bow is beautiful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I hope you'll return to playing along with us again.
Sharon, DT

Renee said...

Stacy, what a beautiful card & such inspiring words! Your post brings to mind the quote that "God won't send you more than you can handle"....thanks for sharing!

Kathie said...

Hi Stacy well back. Love your card it's so pretty and the glitter on the cross is just a perfect finishing touch to your card. Love your colours. Great job and thanks so much for playing along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathe SSW-DT

The Stamper's Touch said...

Stacy, you are definitely my soul sister! Gorgeous card and what a calming post. I love your card (guess I should say I love ALL your cards!). So perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Linda

Heide said...

Stacy,
What a beautiful card! So glad you could join us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesdays.
Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

stampmonkey said...

I'm so sorry that your glue pen exploded on your finished image...I can totally feel for you. But the experience was there for a reason, not just for you, but for all who read this post. ;) What a great reminder of God's plan and presence in our lives. Anyway, the card you shared here is beautiful --and you have just the right amount of glitter on it too! ;P

You are indeed blessed to have a new job during these turbulent times. But when you're feeling stressed, just remember the lesson you shared here with us: Be still, remember to breathe, and know that He is God...and don't forget that His timing is always perfect.

blessings,
Christi

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the pretty papers you used.

Genevieve said...

Beautiful Stacy! I love the little glitter cross & fabulous bow. Thanks so much for joining us @ Sweet Sketch Wednesday :)

Genevieve DT

Jeannie said...

This is just beautiful and I love the glitter and the gorgeous bow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Patti P. said...

Stacy, sounds like my past couple of weeks, and I am always reminded of this verse..."this too shall pass" and try to BE Still and listen to Him. I think your beautiful card was meant to be and your post to encourage all of us that let life wear us down. Thank you! So glad you could share with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

Stacie Gorse said...

Ahhh, Stacy... what a week you have had!! As someone who also started a new job, I can certainly feel your pain! (-:

Your post is as perfect as your card! A pleasure to read and a true inspiration!!

Lotsa love to you, my friend!

(the other) Stacie (-: