Friday, October 24, 2008

Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 39!

Faith in the storm...now there is a statement that is said but wow is it ever powerful when you see it lived. It is October which can be a hard month for my sis...as it is her firstborn's birthday month. Sadly, for us, he is no longer on earth and as I watched my sister live "faith through the storm" I was inspired by the memory of her strength. I found myself saying prayers as I remember my nephew.
With the help of Taylor's fabulous cupcake challenge sketch I created this with a new set that is released today at Cornish Heritage Farms. It is called "Beacon of Hope" and I thought it looked really neat on the backdrop of this Thomas Kinkade patterned paper. I colored the images with my copics, staying with the grey/blue palette in the paper.

Here is the sketch so you can play along in TAYLOR'S challenge.
Don't forget to see what the rest of the cupcake crew came up with:
Stephanie Hargis: Steph's Stampin' Stuff
Vicki Chrisman: This Art that makes me Happy
Jami Sibley: More is More
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink A Stamp
Donna Baker: Stamp A Maniac
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
The cupcake sampler this week is Kathie Bailey and you can find all her creations on her blog HERE!

Enjoy your blog hopping today, I know there are tons of great projects with Taylor's new release...which makes it a very special cupcake friday!



I found this stamped sentiment for the card quite comforting and inspiring...so I thought I would leave you for the weekend on that note....

17 comments:

Chrissy Joyner said...

Your card is absolutly beautiful! Thanks fo sharing it.

Jackie Pedro said...

This card is so serene and beautiful. I love it...

My Mom lost my older brother when I was a newborn (he was 13 months old) and August is his birth month...she still struggles to this day (he would be 42) every year. My youngest daughter was born on his birthday so it has made that day in August bittersweet for her. (Sorry for the long comment, but your story just made me think of my Mom and her struggle...and she is a huge Thomas Kincade fan)

Carolina said...

Oh wow - what a lovely card and thanks for sharing your story. My heart goes out to your sister...

Jackie said...

Very beautiful card. I will say a prayer for your sister.

Taylor said...

Such a gorgeous card, Sherrie and wonderful sentiments during a time of sadness. Thanks for sharing your heart along with your card today!

Stephanie Hargis said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I love Thomas Kincade! He is so inspirational! You did a fabulous job!

Mary Duffek said...

Beautiful card and I just love this set and can't wait until I can get it! TFS!!!

Vicki C said...

Gorgeous girl!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a beautiful card! So serene... Love the images and the BG paper. TFS!

Angela Knopf said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the three images you chose and your sentiment. My thoughts and prayers for your sister.

Kathy said...

WOW!!! Is what I said outloud when I opened your blog!!

Jennifer Sc. said...

this is just so beautiful! thank you for sharing with us so that we may pray for her. your card is just simply amazing - it brings such peace to look at it.

Heather's Creations said...

This is so beautiful :)
**Hugs** Heather x

Jennifer said...

drying eyes....

what a beautiful card.

blessings.

Nancy said...

This is such a beautiful card...the images, the paper, the sentiment - and the heart that went into it.

retiredheather said...

What a wonderful card. It gives such a feeling of calmness and inspiration. There is Faith in this card. Perfect.
Heather

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is Beautiful, I too lost my firstborn a boy and just want to say such a lovely way to remember him by!