Hope Anchors the Soul

Hope Anchors the Soul

What a great weekend we had.  A little fun friend time at a Margaritaville Party Friday night.  Thanks Andy and Donna (and Hazel!) for inviting us….

A family wedding celebration – Congrats Jeff and Terri!

A little time to cook and bake on Sunday – – – more on that later this week – but a couple of master bread bakers (ahem Rob and Nancy 🙂 ) had me hankering to bake some fresh crusty rustic bread to go with the sausage stuffed banana peppers from my garden for Sunday dinner.

And a little time to play with my card-making when a thunderstorm busted in on our afternoon.

This card was inspired for someone special I’ve been thinking about and designed for The Paper Players Challenge #206.  I’ve just started trying these out.  It is a fun way to be inspired and challenged with a sketch to see what you can create.  Here is the sketch that inspired my card:

PP 206I love the sentiment on this Neat and Tangled stamp, and had fun using Punchinella, which is basically the leftover sheets from the machine when sequins are made.  Pretty cool – huh?

hope anchors the soul 2

The rest is done using StampinUp products:  Watercolor paper with Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, and Bermuda Bay inks stamped on a block, then spritzed with water and then pressed onto the water color paper.  I heat embossed the sentiment with gold and used some StampinUp Gold Soiree Designer Series Paper, burlap ribbon, and Chalk Lines stamped onto kraft brown paper for the banner strips.  Natural linen thread was used for the string and bow.  A couple sequins in complimentary colors finished it off.

hope anchors the soul 3Have a great week friends!

Cheers & Hugs,



19 thoughts on “Hope Anchors the Soul

  1. What a beautiful card! And the sentiment…”Hope Anchors the Soul”… Such profound words from scripture. When I looked at your card the first thing that came to my mind, wouldn’t those be beautiful words to incorporate into Hospice? We’ll just a thought!
    So happy you had a marvelous week-end. Have a great rest of your day!



    • Oh Char – once you work in hospice – it is always in your heart – eh? If we could only find a way to share with the world what a blessing and gift hospice care is. It is my daily goal at work to try to educate people about the wonderful experience it can provide to LIVE at end of life – something we all must go through – so why not make it a good experience. I will keep on trying, and thanks for your constant kind words and encouragement.


  2. Whew, so much going on there for this male mind to absorb. Yikes!! But to me it’s the finished product and the love and care that went into it that makes the difference. Lovin it.
    Oh Rob…….:)


  3. Wow! I love the watercoloring in the oval. I love the Punchinella…what an awesome touch! Of course, my favorite part is the wonderful sentiment! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!


  4. Jodi- so beautiful- a true work of art on a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ canvas! Your watercoloring technique is fabulous and perfectly executed. Such a joy to see your work, and Congrats on the pick at the Paper Players!


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