Jim left about 2 hours ago, so I got the kids in bed and settled down to make my card. I should have known it wouldn't be that easy. Naturally since Daddy is gone, the kids hear noises and begin to feel unsafe. I have to admit that I have my moments of uncertainty when he's not here too. They were having a really rough time with the idea of him being gone for the entire month. So, their insecurities started to set in. Sometimes I don't realize just how big the blanket of 'provider' is when it comes to my husband. He makes us all feel safer without even realizing it. I took the opportunity to point out that while Daddy is a wonderful provider and we need him, we have an even greater provider in Jesus. It's amazing how even His name is sufficient in making us feel more secure. We prayed for our safety while Jim is away, and we prayed for Jim's safety while he is gone training for this month, and we prayed that we would always be reminded that God is bigger than anything we could ever imagine. He loves us an He wants us to be safe as well.
With that in mind, the idea for this card came to be. God is bigger than anything, even aliens, even strange noises lurking outside. He loves us, He provides for us, and He just wants us to rely on Him for everything.
Because it's the weekend, it's time for the Clear Dollar Stamps Weekend Color Challenge over at Papercraft Planet. It's hard to believe that it is week #26. The very talented Shawne is our hostess this weekend, and she has chosen the colors Baja Breeze, Barely Banana, Real Red, and white. These colors were so fun to work with, and this set is one of the many new releases for this month. It's called Lost in Space. It was designed by Kim Teasdale, and I just love it!
Stamps: Lost in Space (Clear Dollar Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Baja Breeze, Barely Banana, Real Red
Paper: Sweet Slumber, Real Red, Barely Banana, watercolor paper
Accessories: aqua painter, Versamark pad with Enamel embossing powder, red ribbon, dimensionals, white gel pen
Grab your Clear Dollar Stamps if you have some time this weekend and play along! I wish you all a very saft and blessed 4th of July weekend.