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Finding a Safe Harbor

For twenty-five years I lived in the northwest. As we vacationed in our travel trailer we visiting many lighthouse along the Pacific coast. With modern technology, most of them are no longer operational, but I love the contemplate the way they provided a guiding light to find a safe harbor. These were there for physical safety of early mariners. But, we have the powerful light of Jesus Christ giving us spiritual direction to our personal safe harbors.

In a talk by Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin entitled "Finding a Safe Harbor" he states. "Many today feel troubled and distressed; many feel that, at any moment, the ships of their lives could capsize or sink. It is to you who are looking for a safe harbor that I wish to speak today, you whose hearts are breaking, you who are worried or afraid, you who bear grief or the burdens of sin, you who feel no one is listening to your cries, you whose hearts are pleading, 'Master, carest thou not that I perish?' To you I offer words of comfort and of counsel. Be assured that there is a safe harbor. You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you. Your Heavenly Father--who knows when even a sparrow falls--knows of your heartache and suffering. He loves you and wants the best for you. Never doubt this. While He allows all of us to make choices that may not always be for our own or even other's well-being, and while He does not always intervene in the course of events, He has promised that faithful peace even in their trials and tribulations."

I have felt that comforting peace in knowing that the Lord is aware of me individually and he will sustain and support me through my life if I lean on him and look for the light he is shining to lead me safely home.

This card uses an old stamp of Gina K. Designs. I love the lighthouse image. I didn't have a stamp for the sentiment I wanted to use, so I determined where it needed to be on a quarter sheet of cardstock and printing it with a laser printer. The lighthouse was stamped above the printed sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The image was masked off so that a bright light could be ink blended behind the top of the lighthouse. The sky was carefully ink blended around the yellow so that it didn't turn green. The horizon was masked off with a strip of Post-it tape.

The lighthouse was colored with Copic Markers. Once the coloring was complete the image was cut down using the Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Die. A few flying birds were stamped in the sky. Foam tape was added to the back of the panel to add dimension.

The front of a white A2 cardbase was dry embossed with the Stampin' Up Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. I think it looks like the rocks used at the base of the lighthouse. The focal image panel was adhered in place by removing the backing paper from the foam tape.


· Gina K. Designs By the Sea

· Gina K. Designs Winter Trees

· Laser Printer Sentiments

· Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

· VersaFine Clair Nocturne Ink

· Distress Oxide Inks: Squeezed Lemonade Tumbled Glass, Broken China

· Copic Markers; C8, C7, C6; C1, C0; C4, C3, C1; E35, E33, E31; E47, Y11, BG10, B32

· Post-it Tape

· Memory Box Matinee Rectangle Die

· Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock

· Stampin’ Up Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder

· Simon Says Stamp Big Mama Foam Tape

· Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive

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