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Monday, December 1, 2014

Having Faith in the Path of Positivity Challenge this month

Today we trip lightly along the Path of Faith. Faith isn't something we can see or touch. It's not something  we can wrap our minds around. Faith is something that you feel in your heart and soul. It is taking that first step without seeing the path. It's trusting that a higher power will see you through. It's letting go of control.
Faith is something I sometimes have difficulty keeping. It's easy to keep when things are going swell. But who in the world has a life without strife? Who hasn't thrown up their hands in anxiety, fear, longing, despair?
That's when it is most difficult but most rewarding to keep the faith-to trust that you will survive, you will thrive, you will triumph.
So when life creates a stumbling block on your path, have faith that you won't trip-and if you do, you will come out on top and reach your journey's end!
Today I made a Christmas card that to me features faith, which is the theme of the Path of Positivity's challenge this month. I used a lovely digi image from Pickled Potpourri called Christmas Candle. I printed and colored the image twice, cutting out the candle and circular sentiment from one so I could add some dimensional tape and give my card depth.
I love the image in its rich simplicity, so I didn't want to overwhelm it with lots of embellishments. I only added a border of sparkly white poinsettias from K&Co. My patterned paper was from DCWV. Of course, I inked the edges of the image and the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.
This month's sponsors at the Path of Positivity Challenge blog are Pickled Potpourri and Fresh Brewed Designs.

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • A prize package of a $7 gift certificate to the Pickled Potpourri Designs store (good for any digital product), from our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Fresh Brewed Designs for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.
The blog has featured a guest designer to showcase our sponsors' images. Her name is Sue. Please check out Sue K. from Sue's Paper Crafts and leave her a little love. 

Challenges I am entering:

Corrosive Challenge Blog - Happy Everything
The 12 Months of Christmas card Link Up - Christmas cards


nwilliams6 said...

Pat - this is stunning! Seriously stunning! I love that image and the whole feel of your card is amazing. Great post too. I am reading a really wonderful book about how a scientist set out to prove the existence of God and I it so making me see just how totally Amazing God is even down to how an Atom was created and continues to exist without imploding or exploding on its own. Amazing stuff. Love your post!!!! Hugz

Penny said...

Beautifully said, Pat! And beautifully designed as well! Love your creation! :^)
Hugs, Penny