Thursday, April 7, 2011

THE Reason for the Season

Did you hop today with the ladies who are celebrating The reason for this Lenten season....The hop starts with Heather and ends with Catherine.  In between there is so much talent showcasing their love of Jesus that you will be blown away!!

I hopped this morning before the needs of the house 'bothered' me and took Catherine's challenge to make my own card.  While it has been done most of the day and evening, I haven't had a chance to sit down and post it....lol....  And the whole reason I want it done before the new day breaks is that Lori is checking up on me...lol... Hope she stops by ;-)

While my card may not scream Easter to you, to me it has major components of the season.  The palm fronds, the regal purple depicting Him, the chalice surrounded by the wheat and grapes, and three little water pebbles to remind us of hte Holy Trinity.  Every time we take Communion, we are reminded of our Lord.  While it is in the forefront of the Christian mind this time of year, in must be thought of and reflected on throughout the whole year.

The dp is Palm Fronds by Frances Meyer; the image is First Holy Communion by Our Daily Bread Designs; the cs is out of my never ending supply and the immie was colored up with my Copics and highlighted with a bit of Smooch (the bottled kind, definitely not the spray kind...lol).

Here are two shots of the inside which continue the front's theme...

 

Thanks so much for stopping in,
Huggz,
April

10 comments:

MiamiKel said...

Oh April, sweetie, this just pulled at my heartstrings and just gave me the warmest of fuzzies! How sweet of you to be inspired to create from the heart with the most amazing card to exemplify His ultimate love and sacrafice for each of us! This is just beautiful - from the hues of purple to the soft, subtle colors of your image and amazing sentiment/inside ... I think this is one of your finest cards ever. I just love this. My girls had their communions in the past years and this is something I would have dreamed in my head to commission for their forever scrapbooks! LOVE THIS, my friend. And you! Blessings to you, sweet April! xoxo

Tammy said...

Truly beautiful!

kadie said...

April! I'm so glad you joined us! Your card is BEAUTIFUL and so poignant. I love how you careful chose each component and beautifully described how they relate to what Easter and the Cross means to you. Such a gorgeous card, April. Thank you for sharing this card and reminding us that the cup and the sacrifice it represents should be remembered all year long! Big Hugs to you, my friend!

Nana Connie said...

April, This is such a beautiful card! Loved reading the posting and your Faith just shines through. Thanks so much.

Kirei na Kami said...

April, your card is gorgeous!!! Your love of our Lord is reflected in this loving creation and post:) You are so right when you say we should cherish and reflect upon His sacrifice and love for us daily!! I am so happy you joined us in our celebration of Christ's love!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely card...your love of the Lord...and your fabulous gift of creativity!!!

Hugs!!
Carolyn

Darlene said...

April, this screams "Easter!" to me!!! So touching, love the palm DP. The stamp and sentiment are perfect. Maybe I'll commission you for a couple of these for my First Communion students this Spring!
Peace!

Carol W said...

Oh April, what a beautiful card....
as Darlene said it screams "Easter"...and oh how beautifully you have done this...wow...great job on this card my friend..
♥ Carol

~Paola~ said...

wow April! such a beautiful, poignant Faith card!!Everything is so touching...what a great tribute to the Lord or Master!!
I am so pleased to see your partecipation at the 'Reason' hop! Thank YOU!!!!! *luve and peace*
God bless!

Catherine said...

Glad you could join us for both the hop and to play along in the challenge. Love the palm frond background on this!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Really pretty card, April. The colors are perfect together. I love that panel behind the image. Great sentiments!