Monday, February 20, 2012

Everything Is Going To Be Okay


Surprise!! A group of us are hijacking this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge in order to pull off a surprise blog hop for Julee! She and her husband Mark soon will be welcoming twin boys into their family, and we wanted to share our congratulations and best wishes with them!

Did you arrive here from Susan Liles's blog? If not, head over to Teresa Kline's blog, where the hop begins. (You'll also find the full hop order there, just in case there are any glitches along the way.) Be sure to visit our guest of honor, Julee, to share your love and well wishes!

As part of the hop, we thought we'd share some words of advice and/or wisdom for the parents-to-be. I think the most profound insight I ever had as a new parent was when I realized, and I mean really, truly realized, that just as God gave my child to me, God also gave me to my child. It was easy for me to see my baby as a gift from above, but much harder to think of myself as God's gift to my baby, especially since most of the time I felt like I didn't have the first clue about motherhood. Julee and Mark, may you find empowerment, encouragement, peace, and awe in the awareness that God Almighty Himself chose YOU to be the parents of these precious boys. He knows exactly what He's doing, so, indeed, everything is going to be okay!

The sentiment I've used is a brand-new Plain Jane, Be Okay, that Julee surprised us with last week. If you haven't seen the beautiful card Julee made with Be Okay, check it out HERE. What a great phrase to have in stamp form!

And here's today's Mojo Monday sketch #229: (I turned the sketch upside down and tilted the inner rectangle cluster.


To play along, link up your creation to the Mojo Monday blog.
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To continue with the surprise blog hop for Julee and Mark, your next stop is Taylor Van Bruggen!

Thanks so much for visiting!


  

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card highlighting this awesome sentiment! I loved your advice...so true!

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  2. Precious card, Amy! Love the way you used the sentiment and your row of hearts is adorable. Great advice too!! I felt exactly the same way :)

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  3. Ditto on the advise! So well said, He is our Creator God. I know Julee will appreciate those words of wisdom. Your card is so sweet and full of love, I love the pink hearts. Beautiful!

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  4. Great card! Love all the different elements especially the sentiment and your advice.

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  5. What a beautiful card! I love the new sentiment you used here! Thank you so much for sharing your insight. It's been five, almost six years, since my daughter was born and never once, have I thought about our relationship like that.

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  6. This is just gorgeous, Amy! Love all those hearts in a row. Thanks for your words of wisdom.. you have such artistry both with paper and with words.

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  7. Just plain sweet. I love how you turned the sketch and nestled those hearts on the banner.

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  8. Gorgeous card and your advice is perfect!!

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  9. so gorgeous Amy, luv this..thanks for making the hop extra special!

    hugs *~*

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  10. Amy, this is wonderful! Love the layered hearts and the wonderful sentiment! Lovely card!

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  11. So perfect and beautiful in true Amy Sheffer style!! Love this beauty and I know Julee will too!!

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  12. just stunning again, Amy...love the little rows of hearts :) Perfect advice for our new mommy to be :)

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  13. Oh, that sentiment means so much for new moms and dads. Your card is fabulous, Amy.

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  14. Just stunningly beautiful. Love all the distressing and the sentiment is very comforting.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  15. Amy, this is beautiful! Love that new sentiment! Just ordered it!!!

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  16. stunning!!!! you are one talented person...ekc

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  17. I so agree with what Julee said...you have such a talent with both paper and words! This card is magnificent...your gift of having an eye for color, texture and just the right amount of embellishements is incredible! I'm sure that I could have said that more eloquently, but my coffee hasn't kicked in, so I'll settle for straight-up truth. :)

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  18. Isn't that the truth?! As a mom of twins, everything will be ok! Your card is über cute and simple! I miss visiting but will be back often!

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  19. This is so pretty! I love all the elements you add to your cards-always just the right touch!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous, Amy! Love the sweet row of flowers and all the goodness here!

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