Saturday, February 9, 2019

You are more than you think!

Today's card features Gracie's new "More than You Know" digital stamp set.

The sentiments of this set really spoke to me as someone who has long struggled with being insecure about my work. They remind me that my worth doesn't come from how talented or creative I am, how big my Instagram following is, the number of comments on my blog post, or whether or not I'm part of a particular design team....but rather from things that come from within like kindness, generosity, patience, love etc.

Maybe you needed this reminder today as well ----
Be You! -- You are more than you think!

As you can see I printed off extra flowers and made my hanging basket explode with vibrant color. I also popped up there of the blooms with mounting tape and  inverted the color on my sentiments to make them stand out from the card a bit more.

Supplies and tools:

This post linked to:
Krafty Chicks - Lots of Layers
Stamping Sensations - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Mix It Up - Anything goes (optional rubberband stamping)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Make My Monday - Red, Pink, White
As You Like - Favorite shape/fold 
(next to the traditional A2 shape -square is my favorite because it lets you add extra embellishments)


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I absolutely agree with the sentiment Esther, and with yours too. I think we are all guilty of being too hard on ourselves. I like the layout of your card and how the colour of the flowers echo the background colour. Lovely stamping and it works really well against the die cut window. Thank you for joining us in our 'All Things Bright And BEAUtiful' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful message, everyone needs to here this! Beautiful write up also, thank you.

brenda said...

That's a most beautiful hanging basket image Esther, coloured to perfection and placed perfectly against the window making a lovelt card and s Sandra said a lovely sentiment as well. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensation 'All thinks Bright and Beautiful' theme.

B x

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What a beautiful card Esther. Literally every card I've seen you make is like a mini work of art. We've never met face/face but through our friendship over the years I know you to have a quiet and gentle spirit. The cards you send to people bless them in ways you'll never know. The cards you share on your blog and IG inspire and encourage others to make cards which in turn continue to bless others. God is using you my friend. ~ Abby

pinky said...

What a beautiful, very colourful card Esther!I love all the layers and texture too. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Conniecrafter said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Esther, I can't imagine you not knowing how talented and creative you are, you are such an inspiration to me, I just love everything you come up with and this is no exception, I love the way you brought dimension to the hanging plant, such pretty coloring and love it against the window, you make me want to break out my window dies :)

Anne said...

Beautiful card and the sentiment is perfect - it's a lovely set.
Thanks for joining in with the AYLI favourite shape or fold challenge

Anne x

Leanne said...

Such a pretty card, bright bold love it, The embossing is wonderful too. Thanks for playing our twist challenge at Krafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/KC

Basslady said...

my goodness, this is stunning!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Lisa-Marie | Scrap Paper Scissors said...

This is just STUNNING! I love every inch of it! Those fussy cut flowers are divine and your colours! Just glorious!
Thanks for joining us at MIUCB!

Wei said...

What a beautiful card. Love your awesome coloring and the layout. Thanks for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MIU, good luck!!! Amy DT