Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Paper Smooches Designer Drafts: God Will Guide You

When I saw this week's sketch at Paper Smooches - I immediately envisioned a small sailboat on a big sea.  My idea was that we are so small, but God is so big and will always be our guide!

God Will Guide You


I started out with "mistier" colors, but they were getting lost in all of the white space.  So I checked current challenges and liked the red, blue and kraft at Pals Paper Arts.


I wanted to pull out an old picture and show you our sailing experiences, but I think I have opened every folder on my computer and can't find it.  It's a wonderful shot of my two boys in their younger days on our sailboat with snow-covered mountains in the background.  Our boat is docked at the Frisco, CO marina on Lake Dillon right at the summit of the Colorado Rockies.  So it's a very unique sailing experience.  It can actually be fairly difficult as the winds swirl unpredictably and can be very strong.  Here are a couple of other pictures that I found from 2004 when we were all so much younger.(Notice that the mountains don't look huge - that's just because the boat is docked at 9,000 feet up!)



  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Wicked Nauticool, Spiritual Sampler
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Pacific Point, Real Red, Memento Black
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Woodgrain Impression Plate, Ellen Hutson Iridescent Water sequins

16 comments:

Marybeth said...

Love your simply stated card,and the sailing pictures! Bet the boys are much bigger now! Time goes by so fast.

Stacey Schafer said...

love this, Kim!

Stacey Schafer said...

and those photographs are magnificent! what a wonderful memory for your family!

snappy scrappy said...

Too cute!!

cm said...

Beautiful card, and the sentiment is precisely what I need right now (having some *issues* - need to relax and let Him smooth the wavy waters!). Perfect card for the challenges! Your photos are wonderful - what a handsome family you have! You're surrounded by such divine scenery. Such loveliness...
c

JD/ Jill said...

Your card is adorable! And great pics of your family. TFS

Karen said...

great card Kim...love the photos...great memories..

TenSGal said...

Beautiful and inspirational card. And I love the family photos!

Susan

Chris D. said...

What a gorgeous card Kim! Love your take on the sketch! BTW, beautiful pictures!

Christina said...

Awesome card, Kim! I may have to add that sailboat to my wish list. And what great photos of your family sailing!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

cute and so perfect for the sketch! cute photos too! :)

mypapercraftworld said...

A perfect scene for that wonderful sentiment, Kim ... and what stunning photo's of your lovely family in that gorgeous scenery! Anita :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, look at your sweet babies, Kims! It's so unfair that time goes flying by so fasssst!! Your card is just about as sweet as those boys!!

Marlou McAlees said...

I love your card I must get this stamp set from Kim as love the Christian sentiments :)

Jenny said...

Such a unique way to use the sketch Kim and I love the sentiment and message behind your card too.
Jenny x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVE this card, Kim!! I LOVE the sentiment with that boat-- love the flag and colors and sequins-- LOVE LOVE LOVE it all! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS team!!! Hope you will play along this week for the Picture Perfect challenge:) I apologize for not leaving a comment sooner-- time flies!