Grant Me The Serenity

Serenity Card - Amazing Paper Grace
Greetings blog friends, I truly hope you are having a wonderful week!!  Today I took time to make a card for my sweet daughter who is going through a challenging time.  Ever the optimist, for the first time I see her in a different light as she struggles to get on top of some of the obstacles that life often places in front of us.  She one of the most level headed, tell-it-like-it-is, cut-and-dry people that I know, but we all know how easy it is give advice to others than it is to look inward and know what to do with our own dilemmas.  Even with grown kids I feel like the mom running after the youngster on their first attempt without the training wheels.  I guess that never stops.  I’m good to stand back and not look alarmed; it makes me feel like I’m doing something supportive to send her a card with some subtle reminders :-)

Serenity Card Close - Amazing Paper Grace

So you know that lately I’ve been gushing about digital papers; this one came to me just in the nick of time.  I found a new site (OScraps) that I simply love and this Serenity Paper was one of the projects – I know I’ll use this a lot!!  I printed it out but changed the colors of the filled in “o’s” so that they are all the same color.   The Gingham Paper also comes from the same site.   I know that some of you don’t like digital, but my craft budget this year calls for drastic measures, lol.  Starting with a 6″ x 6″ base I layered on the gingham paper followed by a layer with the serenity paper cut with Spellbinders™ Grand Squares (5″).  Once I know that I have one square layer, it’s a cinch on my paper cutter to glue then trim while keeping things neat and tidy.   I cut the new Spellbinders™ Just Swingin’ die template – it’s so whimsical it makes me smile!  I wanted to keep the cutout white, so I edged the die with my ink so that it would stand out a little bit from the background.  I tied a vertically oriented bow then added a sweet little tag from Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags and stamped one of the impactful words from Words of Faith.

I’m sending this to her at work in hopes it will live on her desk and give her the gentle reminder that she can’t control the world and others and that things will be all right if she surrenders what she can’t change.  Hmmmm, what was that I said about easy to give advice?  I think I’ll take some too :-)  

StampsOur Daily Bread Designs – Words of Faith
Paper: OScraps – 52 Inspirations Week 14 (Gingham), OScraps – 52 Inspirations Week 39 (Serenity), Coredinations – Cancun

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Amuse – Bermuda
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Grand Squares (5″), Spellbinders™ Just Swingin’ Spellbinders™ Back to Basics Tags

Be well!!  See you soon!!

  • TerriJanuary 10, 2013 - 6:42 pm

    Beautiful Becca I am sure she will treasure this and it will calm her while she is at work.ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaJanuary 10, 2013 - 6:52 pm

    This is gorgeous Becca. I love this tree die and that paper is awesome.ReplyCancel

  • EffieJanuary 10, 2013 - 6:58 pm

    Lots of love shining thru! Very nice papers, and can’t wait to get that new die.
    Oh you enabler you :) thanks for sharing and all the best to your daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenJanuary 10, 2013 - 7:01 pm

    GORGEOUS CARD BECCA!!!!!!!!! I’M SURE your daughter will LOOOOOOOVE this card!!!!!! I LOOOOOOOOVE the DIE you used!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Laura Kirste CampbellJanuary 10, 2013 - 7:09 pm

    Beautiful with heartwarming love- what a special gift! She’s so blessed to have you as her mother!
    I just learned of your new announcement as a Spellbinders designer and of course your work is dreamy!! My heart swells with JOY for you my friend! Wishing you much great success!
    Sweet congratulatory HUGS!!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.January 10, 2013 - 7:17 pm

    Beautiful, and what a wonderful way to keep your daughter reminded. And to remember Mama is still watching over her too. Yes, it IS so hard, and although we let them go, we really don’t let them go, do we? (I don’t anyway!). Thanks for the links to some good websites, and I just saw the S/B swing die ‘in person’ today in my stamp group. Really a lovely one. You did it proud. TFSReplyCancel

  • PatMJanuary 10, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Love your card and the new Spellbinders Tree die. I’ve been admiring that new die for days and your card makes it even more inviting. Your daughter is blessed to have a caring and loving mom that STILL looks after her. Your words are so familiar as we’ve “been there, done that” and you’ve inspired me to go make a card for my daughter, too! PMReplyCancel

  • Rosie WaldtJanuary 10, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    Love, love, love your card, especially the tree die. Sad I can’t order it and get it right away. ha. The best for your daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownJanuary 10, 2013 - 7:35 pm

    Gorgeous card. I love everything about it!! Especially your colors, ribbon, pin, ahhh heck just all of it I love, even what you wrote on your blog, yes I too need to hear my own advice too!
    Blessings to all of you!ReplyCancel

  • AnnieJanuary 10, 2013 - 7:44 pm

    What a beautiful encouragement card, Becca! I know your daughter will love adore it and the message it sends nearly as much as she loves her mom.ReplyCancel

  • AnnieJanuary 10, 2013 - 7:45 pm

    Oops! That “adore” wasn’t supposed to stay in there! I hate when I hit the enter button too quickly! LOLReplyCancel

  • LaurieWJanuary 10, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    What a beautiful card. I am sure she will love it. I love that you discovered Oscraps!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn NimmoJanuary 10, 2013 - 8:04 pm

    WOW – it will look beautiful sitting on her desk. It is difficult when our children face challenges….LOVE it.ReplyCancel

  • miluJanuary 10, 2013 - 8:05 pm

    Hey Becca!
    As a mother I know how hard to see your kids go through difficulties and just stand back and let them deal with it
    It is very hard… but praying for them is the most powerful thing a mom can do
    The card is very beautiful

  • FrancineJanuary 10, 2013 - 8:41 pm

    For a mother it is so difficult …this card is very pretty and it is so delicate for your daughter.

  • DeniceJanuary 10, 2013 - 9:07 pm

    I can tell you from experience, you will never hurt more than to know your child is in pain and nothing is harder than to stand back and let them go through it knowing that is what needs to be. I am now on my round of grand children so I guess it never ends. Best advice I ever listened to….. Be Still And Know That I Am God….. : ) DeniceReplyCancel

  • Barbara BruderJanuary 10, 2013 - 9:18 pm

    Becca, What a gorgeous card. I am sure your daughter will love the message that your card sends. And a beautiful card it is!!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaJanuary 10, 2013 - 9:19 pm

    What a charming way to express your love to your daughter! She will be thrilled to have your support in such a beautiful visual reminder. Your kids probably never throw away anything you make because seeing all of that beauty is something they would want to keep in their life for a long time!ReplyCancel

  • Vicki StegallJanuary 10, 2013 - 10:24 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • MJanuary 10, 2013 - 10:25 pm

    Amen to that! I will take that advice too. Love your card!ReplyCancel

  • CindyJanuary 10, 2013 - 10:27 pm

    What a special mother you are, Becca. Your daughter is very lucky, as I know you are too with her for a daughter. I love this card. And the way your colored the frame on the tree made it look like two different dies. Beautiful~!ReplyCancel

  • GitteJanuary 10, 2013 - 11:09 pm

    Beautiful card. Wishing all the best to your daughter.ReplyCancel

  • Billie AJanuary 10, 2013 - 11:55 pm

    I love this card, the tree is an awesome die, I love trees. Beautiful stunning card. Prayers for your daughter as she walks though the challenges of life and for you to have strength to carry her though this by just being there. Awesome card, great reminder that there is a higher power out there we just need to let go and let God. Would be a great card to frame. HugsReplyCancel

  • joyce andersonJanuary 11, 2013 - 12:18 am



  • June SmithJanuary 11, 2013 - 1:29 am

    This card is absolutely beautiful and the papers are fabulous, thank you so much for sharing it with us. It is sometimes hard being a mum but the pleasures we get from our children are memorable and last forever, we are always there for them.

    love June xReplyCancel

  • MaryannJanuary 11, 2013 - 1:34 am

    A truely gorgeous card here Becca, and I´m sure, it´ll cheer your daughter up, when she see this. It can only put her in a good mood to look at this beauty.
    I agree, it´s always sooo much easier to know, what everybody else have to do, but suddenly pretty difficult, when it´s one self, but that´s how life is too.
    Have a wonderful week-end to both of you there.ReplyCancel

  • Christine Harrop, Oxfordshire, UKJanuary 11, 2013 - 2:34 am

    This is a beautiful card which your daughter will love. I’m sure that as a parent it must be so difficult to stand by helpless when your child is suffering. In the words of the hymn by C A Gabriel “Just Keep On Praying Till Light Breaks Through” – God is there!

    By the way I love the Just Swinging die.

    Love from Christine xxReplyCancel

  • EllenJanuary 11, 2013 - 3:04 am

    what a gorgeous use of the serenity paper . I’d frame that card it’s such a good reminder to us all and great mother advice.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie ReavesJanuary 11, 2013 - 5:26 am

    This came at just the right time. My granddaughter just turned 16 and got her drivers license this week. I spent all of last year teaching her how to drive and while she is a good, careful driver, I’m a basket case. I can barely function due to worrying about her driving in our area of crazy traffic and drivers. I’ve been praying all the time about it but am struggling.
    Okay, I feel better now.
    Love this card and your sweet spirit.
    Good luck and wishes to your daughter.


  • Ann RobbinsJanuary 11, 2013 - 6:20 am

    Just a wonderful card which I know your daughter will enjoy!! We all have. My sister just bought the die you used and she will just love seeing how you used it. I have her onto you getting your blog so I am sure she will enjoy this. Good luck to you and your daughter.

  • Nadine IllingworthJanuary 11, 2013 - 6:33 am

    Fab card love the dies. As always lovely finishes touchesReplyCancel

  • colleen hJanuary 11, 2013 - 6:54 am

    this is an amazing card I love everything about it the colors, designs, the message and etc… I am planning on getting this die from spellbinders it is one of my favorites and I will have to remake this card for sure!!!!

  • Jackie A.January 11, 2013 - 6:59 am

    Love the card, papers are great and the infusion of the new Spellbinder die is sooooooo clever. You are a wonderful artist!!!ReplyCancel

  • antonellaJanuary 11, 2013 - 7:38 am

    I absolutely love this card and the die!!! It is so pretty!!!
    Hugs, antonella :-)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie BJanuary 11, 2013 - 7:55 am

    That is one of my favorite Bible scriptures. Thank you for your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • Dottie HarrsionJanuary 11, 2013 - 8:25 am

    This is incredible – as usual. I love the soft greens and what you did with the tree. The design as promoted in the sneak peak didn’t interest me – but you have just sold me on it!ReplyCancel

  • conniecrafterJanuary 11, 2013 - 9:08 am

    Sounds like the perfect card for her, and so lovely to put on her desk at work!ReplyCancel

  • MoniqueJanuary 11, 2013 - 9:10 am

    Gorgeous Card Becca! Who cares if you used digi papers, creativity know no boundaries, you make it beautiful! You are very talented!ReplyCancel

  • LageneJanuary 11, 2013 - 10:22 am

    Gorgeous card, I love the background paper too!ReplyCancel

  • Jean CJanuary 11, 2013 - 10:58 am

    Beautiful card. I love the background paper.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenJanuary 11, 2013 - 11:08 am

    Wonderful! Inspirational! Lovely! I’m sure this card will lift your daughter’s spirits and encourage her while she faces trials. Blessings to you both!ReplyCancel

  • SusanJanuary 11, 2013 - 5:00 pm

    Your care and love with certainly shine through when your daughter receives your lovely card. Such a great reminder. I absolutely love this tree with the pearls. Wishing your daughter all the best.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BJanuary 11, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    Beautiful card Becca – the colors along with the lovely tree, pearls and airy ribbon make it look so delicate.ReplyCancel

  • KelleyJanuary 12, 2013 - 1:51 am

    Wow, very cool!! That teal color looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh McKeeJanuary 15, 2013 - 8:28 am

    Is the 52 Inspirations from O’Scrap the 2013 edition? I attend Celebrate Recovery and I have NEVER seen the entire Serenity Prayer in a format available for card-making/scrapping.

    I found O’Scrap but they don’t give any details about what is contained so if you could let me know if that is the right product, I will tell them you sent me.


  • Linda MageeJanuary 20, 2013 - 10:08 pm

    I just received my first kit and I LOVE it! I just looked at your gallery of cards and I have to tell you that you have an amazing talent. Thank you for sharing with everyone.ReplyCancel

  • KathyJanuary 31, 2013 - 5:43 pm

    Beautiful… love the colors too!ReplyCancel