Well it’s blog challenge week again! This time, our challenge, should we decide to accept it, was to create a card using Very Vanilla, More Mustard, and Bravo Burgandy, and to include dry embossing in our design. To say what I think of these colors….well, I LOVE Very Vanilla, and More Mustard has it’s place, but me and Bravo Burgandy, we don’t get along very well. So this truly was a challenge, and I am pretty pleased with the outcome. Just a simple little Christmas card but I like it! I embossed the bulbs with the Bravo Burgandy craft stampin’ spot and clear powder. I used the Square Lattice and Wallpaper folders with my Big Shot. I used the Tiny Tags set and punch for my sentiment. Hope you like my simple card! NOW TO CATCH YOU UP TO SPEED WITH KEITH’S JOB SITUATION, I want to say thank you to everyone who wrote or commented to encourage us in our time of leaning on the everlasting arms! One day while at work I got into a conversation with one of my favorite patients and somehow one thing led to another and I was telling him that Keith was out of work, as it related to things he was telling me. The next thing I knew he was telling me he could get him a job where he works at Good Samaritan Hospital as a Materials Distribution Technician, (sounds GOOD, right??) Seriously??? Long story short, he really meant it!! Keith starts his new job December 20th!! It’s in the same ballpark with the kind of logistics stuff he did in New York for 23 years at Africa Inland Mission, so I ask you, HOW COOL IS THAT??? All in all he will have been out of work less then 2 months. He will now live a normal life, come home at night like normal people do, work a normal amount of hours, go to the doctor when he needs to, mow the lawn and shovel the snow in the evening, join a Bible Study if he wants to, keep me company when the grand children and children leave in January, watch tv if he wants to, sleep in his own bed everynight….we are praising God and giving HIM the glory for taking us out of a very painful situation and moving us into what looks like it will be his dream job. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME, ALL THE TIME GOD IS GOOD!!! Thanks to all of you who prayed with us! Until next time………keep on leanin’ on those everlasting arms!

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  • Carol Dee
    December 14, 2010

    WOW, that was an amazing turn of events! But we never doubted the Lord would provide. Thanks be to God. 🙂 Enjoy your new road in lifes journey.
    Todays card is simply lovely. You did a great job with some hard colors. Hugs…

  • Ilina Crouse
    December 14, 2010

    THAT IS SO AWESOME! Sorry I had to shout! I was excited when I read the news! Congrats!

  • Heide
    December 14, 2010

    What a beatuiful card, I love the rich colors that you have used.

  • Francie G.
    December 14, 2010

    Beautiful elegance, Karen! Love these colors! Such an elegant design! How fabulous about your DH's new job! As you said, "God is good". Hugs! TFS!

  • Deb
    December 14, 2010

    What a lovely card Karen! And very good news on the job situation. Yes…God is truly good ALL THE TIME!

  • Cynthia M.
    December 14, 2010

    How truly amazing God is. And how wonderful a Christmas present for your family – relying on God's Providence and finding that He has incredible plans for you! Congratulations to all of you!! As for your card? Bravo Burgundy has never looked so good. 🙂
    A very Merry Christmas and a truly Blessed New Year to you.

  • Sumtoy
    December 15, 2010

    This is so lovely. The design is awesome as well as the colors. great news on the job front too!!

  • jdmommy - Anne Harmon
    December 15, 2010

    How wonderful for Keith, and for you, to have this to look forward to at this fabulous holiday time. Prayers are indeed answered!!

  • Peggy
    December 15, 2010

    Gorgeous card Karen! You did beautiful work with the Bravo Burgundy!
    Congrats to your hubby on the job. I am a firm believer that when one door closes another opens. Glad he did not have to wait long!
    Hugs and Holiday wishes to you and your family!

  • Betty Wright
    December 16, 2010

    WOW! The card is gorgeous, but the story is just amazing and so wonderful to hear! Yes, God is GOOD all of the time!

  • Kathy
    December 16, 2010

    I'm lovin' what you did with bravo burgundy. It's one of my favorites for watercolor but I don't often stamp with it. Your card has a very rich look to it. Beautiful!

    As for Keith's job, I'm grinning from ear to ear. How like our God to take what Keith already knows and take him to a new place with it. Have a blessed Christmas celebrating how our heavenly Father always has a wonderful plan for those who love him.

  • Yolanda
    December 16, 2010

    I LOVE your card! Congratulations on the job front too for your DH. It's amazing where blessings come from. I for one am thankful for knowing there is a God and that he loves each of us. Thanks for sharing!

  • Julia Aston
    December 17, 2010

    This ornament card is SO pretty Karen – love the colors! and I'm so happy to hear your husband got a job that he likes! God IS good! and BIG congrats to you for being in the Dirt Pile!!! whoo hoo GF!!! YOU are going to be one busy stamper!

  • Wanda Cullen
    December 22, 2010

    God will always provide! So happy for your family! I'm loving your cards, but then I'm always a fan of your beautiful creations!

  • Heidi Baks
    December 22, 2010

    Beautiful card, lots of texture, and great bow! Congrats to hubby on the job!

  • Anonymous
    December 22, 2010

    Karen – sooooo thrilled to hear about Keith's job – sounds like a perfect fit for him.
    Congratulations – you certainly deserve to be in the DD!!!!

  • Edna Morrisedie
    December 28, 2010

    Love what you did with the baubles on this one, they are spectacular!