Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Give Thanks

 Sending cards of encouragement is what we card makers do best.  We love to make our cards, we love to participate in challenges (and win too!) but we really love to share our work with others and bring a smile to someone's face when they are down and out.

Today's card was made for a dear friend of mine who has been receiving chemo treatments and struggling a bit.  It's been a battle for him over the last months and today he had to undergo surgery.  He and his wife are probably two of the strongest Christians I know.  I have no doubt that even through this valley - tonight they are together giving thanks for the surgery and the healing hands of our Lord and savior. 

This wreath was designed by Polka Dot Orchard's artist Jeanie Hays.  The name of the package is Forever Blessed and it comes with the wreath image and three sentiments.

I colored the circle of fall leaves, berries and vegetables with my Copic markers, staying true to the fall foliage in greens, golds, yellows and reds.  I used an identical size ruby red circular stitched matting and off set it to the left. I matted both pieces onto an orange and brown dotted paper and then onto an A2 standard Kraft card base.  For the final step I added a brown organza ribbon and matching double bow to the center of the card front.

I'll be praying for his complete recovery from this surgery with no complications and giving thanks that we know our Master Healer is at work always.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards.


I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Dare 2B Artzy ~ Fall Challenge 

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge 523  

Patties Creations ~ Challenge #175  

Sheepski Designs #43 ~ Autumn Challenge 

Sparkles Forum Challenge ~ #133 Hello Autumn  


Serving a Risen Savior,


Products used:



Polka Dot Orchard - Feeling Blessed, 


  1. Just stopping by from the Crafty Catz blog after linking up my own project. This is so beautiful and I know your friends will appreciate it so much! I love the dotted paper and the yummy bow! Isn't it awesome that we know we can approach God, who is the Great Physician, with our requests!? We know He hears and hurts along with us. Praying complete healing for your friend, but more importantly, strength to carry on and be a light in the darkness as he walks through this journey with cancer.

  2. A beautiful image, lovely design and papers in fabulous autumnal colours, I'm sure your friend appreciates your thoughtfulness. Thank you for playing along at Crafty Catz this week.

  3. Love the wreath and how you've offset the circle behind. I hope your friend gets better soon. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Monthly Dawn S DT

  4. A reaLLY beautiful creation Pam. I hope your friends operation has gone ok & he will be recovered soon. I know the Lord is with him. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

    Cathy DT Member