God Grant Me the Serenity

Sweet blog friends, can I just tell you that it’s a magnificent day!  It’s simply glorious!  I picked a sentiment that has been sitting on the edge of my desk for the better part of a month and I knew there would be a right day to make it into a card.  The Serenity Prayer is one I never tire of giving and I never tire of getting.  It’s a blessing to be reminded what to pursue and what to let go of.  Powerful, hunh?  My sweet friend Suzanne at Quietfire Design penned this and it’s simply gorgeous – a welcome addition to my stash as I know it will get multiple uses.  Ever not know what to say to someone for awkward occasions, both happy and sad?  My experience leads me to know that even if you are at a loss for words, saying something — anything — is a blessing.  That’s where this little gem comes into play, I’ve sent it for sympathy, divorce, didn’t get the job, lost the house, someone who was struggling with whether to voice a truth, or even just because…you get the picture :-)
I love how Spellbinders™ Radiant Rectangles can be used as a frame – I chose it because it was a good size for this largish sentiment (3.75″ tall).  To break up the space and give me a place for embellishment, I crossed it with a panel using A2 Scalloped Borders One.  This grouping sits on a cream layer cut using Spellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics B and then of course my card base was made using Spellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics A (yields a card sized at 4-7/8″ x 6-7/8″).
How I make filigree on both sides of card bases – Tutorial
How I make card bases (same technique as above) –Tutorial

Rubber Stamps: Quietfire Design – God Grant Me the Serenity
Craft Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest – Natural White 80lb, Pink Paislee (London Market)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Radiant RectanglesA2 Scalloped Borders OneSpellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics B,Spellbinders™ 5 x 7 Matting Basics A, Mulberry Flowers, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Tattered Rose, May Arts Silk Ribbon
, Recollection Pearls, Becca’s Bow Maker Grand Calibur Die Cut Machine

Thanks so much for being a part of my little crafty world!  Bless you!!

  • randellynbMay 5, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    Beautiful card! I always look forward to seeing your creations.ReplyCancel

  • QuietfireMay 5, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    Simply breathtaking, Becca! I’m at a loss for words. Thank you so much for using the stamp.ReplyCancel

  • Trish VernerMay 5, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    Gorgeous Becca, I really love this saying and have it also. You have used it to make such a beautiful card. TFS
    Trish xReplyCancel

  • Rebekka KMay 5, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    wow Becca, this is just stunning..love the sentiment.ReplyCancel

  • Lynn G.May 5, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Yup, gorgeous….just as I knew it would be. Gosh, I wish I had half your creativity! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy JoMay 5, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Such a beautiful card and sentiment…as always!

    I did not realize Suzanne penned the sentiment! She is sweet and talented!

    Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you for always being an inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia HowarthMay 5, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Hi Becca, Another magnificent card, the Serenitry Prayer is one of my favourites, i really need this stamp, I love how you have framed it with the gorgeous Radiant Rectangles, stunning.
    Lots of love from Patricia xxReplyCancel

  • Jean BullockMay 5, 2013 - 4:09 pm

    So beautiful! I love your work. Always so beautiful and elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 5, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    Becca, this is such an amazingly beautiful card, with amazingly beautiful words.
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • GretchenMay 5, 2013 - 4:24 pm

    Becca, you are so right with this quote. I have always loved this verse and as you said it can be used so many times. It’s a beautiful card my friend.

    Hugs, gretchenReplyCancel

  • Betsy B.May 5, 2013 - 4:27 pm

    Oh, Becca, this is so beautiful! I’m wishing I had all the “ingredients” to make one like this right now ~ it would be perfect for my friend who’s going through a divorce. This has been a long time in the making, but I know it’s still difficult for her. At 54, she’s moving to a new residence and leaving a 30-year marriage ~ can’t imagine what that must be like. But it’s an ending that’s also a new beginning for her!
    I’ll definitely be trying this one out! TFS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda Dale MilroyMay 5, 2013 - 4:48 pm

    Becca your cards are amazing, I am wishing I had some of the beautiful spellbinder dies you use. I lost my wonderful hubby in Sept after 45 years together and you are such an inspiration to me. I look forward to you sharing and your wonderful creations.ReplyCancel

  • Mary MacMay 5, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    Another Rivetingly Beautiful card Becca. TFSReplyCancel

  • Ann LindMay 5, 2013 - 6:30 pm

    Another prize winning card I think I will try this one for my daughter-in-laws birthday I have to have 3 cards done by next weekend two are for my boys and I always find mens cards so hard would rather play with lace, ribbon and pink. Thanks so much for sharingReplyCancel

  • LageneMay 5, 2013 - 7:01 pm

    Gorgeous card!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen HowellMay 5, 2013 - 7:10 pm

    Love it just love it, so pretty and I love this verse as well. It brings such peace to me when I read it. thanks for sharingReplyCancel

  • Pat (mspfd)May 5, 2013 - 7:47 pm

    This is beautiful!ReplyCancel

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  • Vicky SchmidtMay 5, 2013 - 8:00 pm

    Love the card Becca. You just get better & better.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealMay 5, 2013 - 8:04 pm

    I wonder how many people in the world have had their lives changed with this inspirational prayer. And who better, than two of my favourites (Suzanne and Becca) to turn these words into a feast for the eyes. I’m moved and impressed. Thank you ladies. You made my day.ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenMay 5, 2013 - 8:18 pm

    When it comes to what you do with the Spellbinders Dies, I am left GASPING all the time!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A LOVELY CARD BECCA!!!!!!!!!!!! :) And that dainty feminine paper to boot!!!!!!!!!!! I am ALWAYS left in AWE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaMay 5, 2013 - 8:21 pm

    Becca, this is so lovely. I can see it framed and hanging on a wall!ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaMay 5, 2013 - 8:31 pm

    Wonderful, beautiful card, Becca. What a work of art! That card would encourage anybody in whatever need they may find themselves.ReplyCancel

  • Deborah ArtliffMay 6, 2013 - 12:08 am

    Morning becca another stunning card i love everything about it. And the sentiment is wonderfull. Well done becca. Xxx

    Debs AReplyCancel

  • AnjelikaMay 6, 2013 - 12:15 am

    Totally yummy in every single way!! Love them!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannMay 6, 2013 - 12:17 am

    Absolut stunning card AND sentiment too Becca. I also agree to every word you said about it, it is sooo true. I have known this saying for years and used it more often, than I can count, but to actually get it on a stamp now, is absolutely perfect,and is moving into my stash as soon as I can move it here, that´s for sure. Boy I wish I had had it just last week, when I had to send another Sympathycard again unfortunately, cause it would´ve been sooo perfect there, as it was a very dear friend, who passed, but I don´t know her family very well, so it was sooo hard to know, what to say to them, and here this would´ve been sooo perfect. I agree too, that it´s always better to say “something” no matter what, than just to keep silent, even if it´s just to tell them, you don´t know, what to say, but you´ll be there for them, if they need it.
    Thank you sooooo very much for always helping us get those awesome things, we all need now and then, but which it doesn´t seems, many cpompagnies would think of, but you always do Becca, and that is sooo awesome, and so are you hun.
    Have a wonderful day and hopefully a lot of fun and joy everyone.ReplyCancel

  • MelanieMay 6, 2013 - 12:58 am

    Beautiful card Becca you are so clever with your design .MelanieReplyCancel

  • EveleneMay 6, 2013 - 1:39 am

    Another beautiful card that any receiver would cherish. The sentiment is my all-time favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Mau xxMay 6, 2013 - 5:40 am

    Beautiful! I love the verse too Becky and like you find it fits so many things.
    Stunning work as always.
    Hugs Mau xxReplyCancel

  • Mau xxMay 6, 2013 - 5:42 am

    Sorry Becca, I got the name wrong..just been on Becky’s blog
    Diamond in the rough….lol
    Hugs mau xxReplyCancel

  • Debbie BMay 6, 2013 - 6:33 am

    I love this scripture. Your card is beautiful as always.ReplyCancel

  • Dottie DavisMay 6, 2013 - 6:40 am

    Very feminine creation that just grabs one visually and spiritually. I love this saying as God does impart wisdom to those that ask. I do love these Spellbinder Dies very much and like to see ways to use them with each other.ReplyCancel

  • Carol WaltersMay 6, 2013 - 7:05 am

    What a truly stunning card Becca well doneReplyCancel

  • Brenda TorrensMay 6, 2013 - 7:31 am

    When will the dvd be for sale that goes with the bowmaker

    Thanks Brenda TorrensReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkMay 6, 2013 - 8:35 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • EileenMay 6, 2013 - 10:04 am

    I love these beautiful words and even better if I had the stamp for them, it would then be so easy to put it on a card when these words are needed.
    Your cards are always in inspiration to me, thank you.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • ShirleyMay 6, 2013 - 10:48 pm

    The work you put into your cards is amazing. I love this sentiment when I have moments of weakness. Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • SusanMay 7, 2013 - 8:22 pm

    What a beautifully penned version of the Serenity Prayer. Your card is so lovely and I really appreciated your ideas on all the occasions one could use this verse. Thanks Becca!ReplyCancel

  • AnneMay 10, 2013 - 4:54 pm

    just want to say your cards are absolutly fabulous. thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly FlahertyMay 11, 2013 - 8:27 am

    I have just found your site and will probably never, ever leave! Except, of course to order things I need to copy your cards. Becca, I have never seen such beautiful work; I believe the word “masterpiece” was created to describe your cards. Thank you so much for sharing your talent (as God intended us to do) and for the wonderful tutorials. The videos are so easy to understand and follow. Thank you again and God Bless you.ReplyCancel

  • JeanMay 16, 2013 - 7:26 am

    Hi Becca: It has been some time since I’ve posted a note even though I follow your site daily. As always today’s card is lovely. The delicate colors give this elegant work of art a perfect balance for the message. Thank you for sharing.

    How wonderful that spring is here in full splendor, and gardening chores abound. What joy!

    Take care, Jean.ReplyCancel