Retreat Result, Thank You card - OLW

Hi everybody. It's Friday morning here. It's been a week that I didn't blog.

Well, the retreat went so well... The theme was: "Is there a place for Jesus in your heart? There's a victory in Jesus". My Facebook status that day was : "I wish... whatever I do prospers". And, yes!!
God has given me a big surprise. I thought it didn't go so well on the first day. On the second day, when Mr. Frans and his crew came and gave so much to us, wow!! That's wonders! At the end of the second session, nobody wanted to leave the venue. They seemed to wish to have more and more. And when I spoke a bit how I met Mr. Frans, which I believe was not a coincidence, well, everybody gave an applause (surprise..). When the committee spoke after me, he said, "Mr. Charles, please let me give credits to your wife. This event will not happen without her efforts. We know God has been working in her during all the process to make the retreat happen." Wow, I, aka Mrs. Charles, was flushed into red cheeks ( I guess).. Is that what they think about me? Oh, that's the most wonderful thing I ever heard. I really thank God for making what I have done prospers and for making everything possible.

And the card for today is still the simple one.

It's the challenge from Simplicity and the theme is about masking. So I used my nestie, then masked around it, sponged with distress ink. As I can remember that Susan Raihala, Simplicity blog owner ever mentioned that she tried hard not to use pink, so I used light purple for the flowers. The stamp for the flower and the sentiment are from Hero Arts. I colored the stamps with Zig brushes and sprayed then stamped.

This thank you card will be given to each member of the committee, to thank them for the effort and support they had done (..the vice-chairman was my DH..LOL.. Will he be happy with this card? Hope so lah..)

Ok, everyone, thanks for looking. As the retreat result said : "Keep smiling and don't complain", I want to say to all of you, that each day is made for you and me to choose and decide what to say and what to do. So, I choose to smile and not to complain (that's a struggle..God bless..)

Happy great weekend, everyone.


Dallas said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love how it turned out and am hoping to try my hand at something similar to see how I do :o)

Don't you just LOVE Susan's One Layer Challenges?!!

I love the idea that we should NEVER wait until a *special* day to do something ~ because, just being alive IS special :o)

Blessings ...

Patti said...

Sooooooo pretty!

Monika Reeck said...

Mbak cantiiikkk lovely purple nya..suka suka...adorable one layer card Mbak...hugs

Tejal said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog..appreciate it.

Really love the card!

Donelda said...

lovely colors!!

Susan Raihala said...


What an amazing post! Makes me wish I had been at your retreat. Sounds like a wonderful group of people open and inviting the Lord to be present in their lives. He is always with us, but we are not always with Him. What an experience!

Your card is stunning! And I don't hate pink. I just got sick of it trying to make a pink card and ruining lots of lovely PTI cardstock, LOL! After a few weeks of break from it, I'll get back to it. But I really like your purple card and have this Hero Arts set. I feel a CASE coming on!

Suzanne said...

Love this card. So lovely! Thanks for your comment on my blog(: enjoy your day!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Dwita - so glad the retreat went well and God's favor was upon you all! So happy you got that compliment too!
Your card is lovely with the shadow stamping.
You asked me how I colored the Hydrangea - well I didn't color it, I just inked it up with Faded Jeans distress ink.
God bless sweet sister!