Monday, 18 February 2013

The Anchor


Do you have an anchor? A few days ago my husband met a gentleman and they are becoming friends.  This man after being in our home a bit commented that we must have a anchor as a family for the peace he seen here.  It was a joy for my husband to share with him The Anchor of our souls.  All but one of my children have also trusted in this anchor  and it is such a blessing! There are many storms our souls will face from birth to death, but one thing is sure.  The Lord Jesus if he is your anchor will hold you fast through any and every storm!  I know this from experience and praise Him for the wonderful security of knowing Him and the salvation he gives by faith in his son Christ Jesus the Lord and what he has done for us on the cross.
This is a card that I made with this man in mind, and when my husband saw it he said I was never to sell this and that he wanted me to give it to him someday! So, I'm making another just like it to put away for a 'surprise'.
For this card I've used a boat in the bottle from Esther at Shoregirl Creations.  I cut it out, inked the edges with some brown ink and coloured the waves just a bit with a pencil crayon.  Then I paired it with this word art verse from Karen at Papercraft Memories.  I've added layers of corrugated cardboard, a splash patterned paper from my collection and some Elmers braiding cord.  With a finishing touch of an inkadinkadoo corner stamp.  
I would like to share this is at Word Art Wednesday.
Thank you so much for dropping by to see me today! God Bless!

21 comments:

Cassie said...

Gorgeous card, Jennifer, and absolutely perfect story to back it :)

ellyscard creatief said...

Lovely card Jennifer.
Gr Elly

Karen Letchworth said...

Wonderful stamps, and an overall beautiful job on this card. I love how you used Esther's bottle and did the ship inside, very neat! Thanks so much for sharing with us again this week. So nice to have that extra time to be crafty.
Blessings to you,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Cely said...

this is so beautiful, jennifer! i love the ship in the bottle!

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful card, Jenn! So masculine, so peaceful and inviting. It's a wonderful story you shared too. Friendship at any age, any distance is such a BLESSING!
hugs and blessings,
Polly

Helen Dooley said...

This is so beautiful! what a gorgeous card! amazing!
hugs~

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Tracy said...

I think the is my favorite card from you Jennifer. The ship in the bottle...just the whole card design is beautiful. What a wonderful testimony your family has. The Anchor holds! Hugs!

Natalie said...

Love your post!! So many truths about the Anchor of our soul. What a blessing. Your card portrays it beautifully!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Jennifer. From the decorative corner to the cord to the wise words tis a beautiful card .
Thank you for joining my blog and I hope that you enjoy your visits as i am sure to enjoy mine here .
hugs Shirley-anne

Shoregirl said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did with that ship in a bottle image! Love the piece of cardboard behind it -- great masculine card!!

*Vicki* said...

What an awesome sentiment Jennifer!! Love this gorgeous masculine design here! :) HUGS

Barbara Jean said...

Wow. What blessings, all the way around.

More blessings from me

barb

Calypso's Crafts said...

This is gorgeous and I LOVE that quote with the image of the ship.
Such a strong message and I'm glad you are making another for hubby.

Thanks for always stopping by my blog and bringing a smile to my face with your sweet and lovely messages.

Hugs,
Calypso

NickelNook said...

GORGEOUS card, Jennifer! I think this is my favorite one out of all the cards you've made! Fabulous message you've shared, as well! :o)

Christine Real said...

This card is so lovely and so are the thoughts you were having as you made it! just beautiful!

Hugs,

Chriss

Debbie said...

Praise the Lord for this wonderful testimony that your husband was able to share the Gospel!!! I will pray for this man's salvation!

Your card is beautiful, too!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty card and great background story to your card... love the image and the sweet sentiment...

Jenée said...

Oh my, this card is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful image and PERFECT verse. You hit this one out of the ball park, girly! Well done!

julieprice3 said...

Wonderful card, the perfect verse, very pretty
Hugs julie P

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Jennifer. Love the ship image. The corrugated panel is perfect.