Monday, November 19, 2018

She believed.

Hello, friends. I am so glad you are here. This blog post and card are probably the most poignant I've published throughout my entire crafting career. There are several photos and I will do my best to keep the text brief. However, I do want to express my thoughts and emotions attached to the creation of the cards. I truly hope you'll follow with me to the end. It is that important to me. :)
 
For several weeks I've been wanting to use this beautiful headshot stamp from the August 2016 Kit of the Month called "Open your Soul".  It wasn't until I came across my June 2017 Sentiment Kit by Lisa Arana called "she never says never" that I knew exactly what I wanted to create. The background stamp is full of powerful affirmations that any woman would indeed draw strength from. "She believed" is part of a sentiment in the set that says "she believed she could so she did" that pairs perfectly with the background stamp. I masked the sentiment knowing that by using "She believed" it would perfectly compliment the entire message of the card. Indeed it has.
 




 
I had never colored this many images in one day. Nor made this many cards. Once I watercolored the first one I just couldn't stop. I wanted to capture the beautiful essence of many different women. I have never had such an experience in coloring or creating.
 
As I was working on these, many women from different walks of life filled my heart and mind with both joy and sadness. Joy because I know so many women that embody strength, dignity, confidence, compassion and acceptance. Sadness because I also know many women who are the exact opposite yet know better. Sadness also because I know many women who lack the above mentioned qualities for no other reason than they've not had them instilled in them. They've not had the example set before them. They've also been subjected to the women who lack. As women we MUST realize the power we have within us to change the world. To change lives.
 
 




 
We experience life differently. We are diverse. We are beautifully unique. We are a unit. A beautiful powerful unit. We all have something the other may need. Let's embrace who we are as women, friends, and let love motivate all that we do, say and give. My hope is that we give a little more than what we've been given.
 




 
The cards measure 3 3/4 x 9 1/8 and fit in a #10  (4 1/8 x 9 1/2) envelope.
 
 
For those of you who fully read my blog; I thank you so very much. I love being able to express myself through creating and writing, and I love sharing both with you.
 

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As always~

Thanks for spending time with me today!
Until next time~

Be blessed today, friends!

Bobbie Sue

 

Forgive any grammar mistakes you may find. I am always open to friendly and constructive criticism or correction. Please know, I write my blog out of absolute enjoyment and do not stress over possible minor errors within the layout. I appreciate you, friends!
 


48 comments:

  1. Wow, these cards are so beautiful and your blog post is so heartfelt. Thanks you for sharing

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  2. What does the inside of the card look like? And did you say you used two different sentiments from kits? They are absolutely lovely.

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    1. Thank you, JoAnne. 🤗 The inside of the card is blank. Yes I used a larger back ground sentiment and I masked off another sentiment to get the “ She believed”.

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  3. Lovely cards to go with your lovely searching thoughts Bobbie Sue!!❤️

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  4. What a cool collection of cards and I love hearing and seeing your thought process come to fruition! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Your cards are beautiful, my friend! Your inspiration and heartfelt post is truly touching and so true! Thank you for sharing your heart! ❤️❤️❤️

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  6. These women speak to you. The coloring is fantastic. Each one has a different color to the flower also. They are beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful post with us.

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    1. So appreciate the kindness of your words, Patricia!!

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  7. The cards and the story behind them are amazing. We should all be brave and strong and "Never say never"!!!

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  8. It's beautiful how we cam pour our love and feelings into our cardmaking! I have to believe that some of that energy touches the recipients as well. Love your cards and style! Just gorgeous and heartfelt ❤

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  9. What a beautiful set of cards you have made! The coloring is gorgeous and I love how beautifully the two sets came together in your cards! Great post - thanks for sharing!

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  10. Bobbie Sue, such a powerful post! I was deeply moved! I so need this right now. You are a beautiful soul. Gorgeous set of cards!

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    1. Oh Dawn I am so happy you read this and that it touched you!! Bless you!!

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  11. What a beautiful post! You really made such a wonderful array of cards using the same stamps. 💗

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  12. How wonderfully touching. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog post. Beautifully written and with so much poise. I love the cards you created and adore your designs.

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    1. Thank you for such sweet comments, my friend! I’m so glad you read this!! So appreciated!

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  13. Beautiful and so true! Love your cards!

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  14. So thoughtful and touching! You're an amazing inspiration to me and many others. Thank you!

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    1. Carmen, thank you so much for your kindness and response to my post!!

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  15. Amazing. Cards are stunning but are so much more with the strength meaning a part of them. Great encouragement for women. Love each one that you colored and reading the blog.

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  16. These cards are stunning. Your message is beautiful!! You are an inspiration to me!! Thank you for being YOU!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary! I appreciate your words so very much!!

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  17. Love the inspiration you give others. Thank you!

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  18. Absolutely beautiful and touching! Great work!!

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  19. your card is as beautiful as your perspective....thx

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  20. Just beautiful , beautifully written and so true. I just love all the beauty your cards brings hugs and love them all

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    1. Thank you so much my sweet friend. Hugs and love to you!

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    2. Thank you so much my sweet friend. Hugs and love to you!

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  21. What an uplifting way to start my week! I can’t tell you enough how inspiring you are. These gorgeous cards have such a story to tell and you bring that to life perfectly my friend. I’m honored to be a recipient of one of these. Thank you for your friendship and your prayers. XO

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    1. I love that you were so uplifted by this post and again by the card in the mail. XOXO

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  22. These are beautiful cards with such a powerful message. Thank you for encouraging others to recognize the strength and compassion they possess.

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    1. Daphne, thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to read this post. XO

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    2. Daphne, thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to read this post. XO

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