Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rolling Along

Today is a special day. It's time for a new Sweet Stampin' Challenge... and it's also the 9th of August, which means it's the day that the Carriers of Faith Blog group post the monthly project. I decided to make one card that fits both. (Lazy? Not  really... I've just been super busy the past couple of weeks and trying to catch up.)

Here's my card:

Biking Riley is so cute!

August 9 - 15

Challenge Theme: Photo Inspiration

Sponsor: The Hobby Horse

I hope you'll participate in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!

Here's the inside of my card:

The Carriers of Faith blog group is hosted this month by April.

Here's the instructions she gave us...

Since we post the day after my wedding anniversary, I would like everyone to make a project based on one of the scriptures read at my wedding: 

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.your card doesn't need to be based on a spousal love, and as such, I would love to hear a story of one of your loves!

Now.......... you're probably wondering what this card has to do with that theme. Let me explain.

One of the ways that my husband lives out the traits in the scripture passage that April chose is seen through a bicycle story. No, he's not a cyclist, and truthfully, neither am I. However, I own a bike - an antique bike - and for reasons I can't even really communicate, it is very special to me. I've had this bike longer than my husband and I have been married.

As I said, I don't really ride it, so when my daughter moved to western Kansas, and asked if she could have it, I agreed. My husband hauled it to her. Then when she moved to Mississippi, the bike went with her. Now that she's moved to Alaska, she couldn't keep the bike............. yes, you know what's coming. My husband went to Mississippi to help our daughter with her final packing/moving details.... and he brought my bike home.

He knows it won't be ridden - at least not much. But he also knows it's important to me. So he patiently and lovingly brought my bike home to me.

I'm not sure, but I am guessing he thinks that it's a keeper. ;) 

By the way, my husband is a keeper, too.

Image: Riley & Co.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Stampin' UP! Perfect Plum
Designer Paper: Recollections Basic Paper Pad
Embellishment: Stampin' UP! Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! 

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kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful card Jeanette - and they do say that actions speak louder than words, and that was a very loving action from your DH!

Unknown said...

A cute card for a cute story Jeanette! Thanks for sharing it with us (COF)!!! I always enjoy reading your stories!

jimlynn said...

I want to see a picture of you riding that bike now!!! How fun!

Love, love, LOVE your card! WOW! Very nice Jeanette.


Shelly Schmidt said...

I love Riley- such a wonderful write up- how 'things and stuff' can be so very meaningful to us and bring families together! Glad Hubby is a keeper too- that put a smile on my face : )

Barb said...

What a sweet story Jeanette! I love the card too.............

MiamiKel said...

Aw look at sweet little Riley! There's not Much he can't do! What a darling story to match your card. Is your bike purple? Lovely take on the cards of love this month!


Margaret said...

What a very sweet story about your bike. Yes, Hubby is a keeper.

Love your cute card and the pretty papers.

Zella said...

Beautiful card - and LOVE the bike story!!! Yep, he's certainly a is the bike ;)

Marilyn said...

First of all, great interpretation of the photo inspiration. Then I love that cute little moose and those I love how the dots compliment the plaid.