Welcome to our Diva Inspirations Hop! It’s the 5th of the month and that means it’s time for the Verve Inspirations Team to breathe new life into some much-loved stamps and dies. And there’s a PRIZE up for grabs! So be sure to leave a little shout out in the comment section of each blog as you hop about to be entered in a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to Verve Stamps! Check out all the details and prize info over at the Verve Blog.
This month we’re also saying a fond farewell to Jen del Muro, as this is her last hop as a Verve Diva. She’s been a part of the Verve team almost from the very beginning and although we’re sad to see her go, we’re so excited to see the things she has up her sleeve for the stamping world! Glad I got to work with her for a few weeks, anyway! ;) Speaking of our Jen, if you’re just getting here from her blog, you’re in the right place! If you’d like, head to the VERVE BLOG to begin the hop there.
This month, I have a card super close to my heart. At the beginning of this week, I found out that a very good friend of mine was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am absolutely floored not only by her strength and positive attitude, but by the power of prayer and God’s GRACE. Within the week, we have since found out that it hasn’t spread to her lymph nodes which is great news and I praise my Lord Jesus and Heavenly Father for this. Her faith has always been a true testament to everyone who knows her, and since I see this person 4 days a week on average, I can tell you without a doubt, her resilience and faith have astounded me. Talking to her today and hearing about how all is falling into place for her in the past 4 days- whether it’s meals, a nurse for her during treatment, a great doctor referral, just all of it makes me believe more than ever that God’s grace is so much bigger than what I could ever deserve, but I am so, so happy that she has this attitude and is receiving those mercies and GRACE. This card is for her:
I used the flowers from my fave BRIGHTER DAYS set, and the Grace plain Jane was PERFECT for this! The paper is My Mind’s Eye, cardstock is Stampin’ up.
As many of you may have noticed, I’ve gotten away from sharing personal stories so much on my blog. While I have my reasons for this (and hey, if you’re my facebook friend, you’re probably getting your fill, haha!), I thought this was important enough to share and to give the GLORY to God for his good graces! Please continue to lift my sweet friend- a friend to MANY who is loved beyond words- up in prayer in the weeks ahead. God is hearing them and working GREAT things for her and I am forever grateful for this!
Thanks for stopping by, and it’s time to move on to Karen’s blog now!