Monday, March 4, 2013

Mojo Monday #283

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It 's the first Monday of the month so that means it's contest week over on the Mojo Monday blog! 

This week's sketch is brought to us by Carole and it was a great one to work with.  I know I say that just about every week, but it's true!  Love Mojo Monday sketches :)

I knew I wanted to use this sentiment from Surely Goodness as it has been calling my name (loudly) since I first got the set.  Needless to say, the fabulous hymn it is taken from has been my companion all day :)

Vaguely remembering a bit of the story behind why the hymn was written, I decided it was time to get the facts and this is what I discovered:  The hymn was written from a place of deep, deep loss.  Horatio Spafford lost his only son to Scarlett fever, then shortly thereafter, the real estate investments he had burned to the ground in the great Chicago fire wiping out his finances.  With all the stress of the past year, the family decided to take a vacation to Europe.  At the last minute, Spafford was detained by some business so he sent his wife and four daughters ahead and was to follow a few days later.  The ship his wife and daughters sailed on collided with another ship at sea, and all four of his daughters drowned.  Only his wife was spared.  Upon receiving the news from his wife, he immediately boarded a ship to Europe to go and get her.  While on the ship, he asked the captain to tell him when they were sailing past the area where the ship carrying his family went down.  When the captain advised him they were near the location, he went to his cabin and penned this amazing hymn.  Here is a You Tube link to the hymn if you want to give it a listen.  Sorry for the tangent, but just had to share that bit of info as it brings great depth to the hymn and this sentiment :)


You can check out all the challenge details over on the  Mojo Monday blog and also get a chance to view all the wonderful Mojo Makers samples!  Should you wish more details on their cards, you can also visit their individual blogs noted below.




Thanks for sharing a bit of your day with me :) 



What's In It?
Stamps:  
Surely Goodness (Verve), French Script (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Garden Floral (Recollections - Michael's), Kraft, Cameo Coral, Early Espresso  (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Scalloped Nesties, Scalloped Trim Trio and Flutterby  (A Cut Above by Verve), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon, Crimper (Fiskars), Button, Bling, Twine, Dimensioanls

22 comments:

Lynn said...

Thank you for sharing the history of the song . Amazing. Beautiful, beautiful card.

Lee-Anne said...

Thanks for the background on the hymn, Marisa...that's a very moving story.

Love what you've done here with the bit of script and the heart border in the background. Lovely colors and layering!

Have a great week!

Audrey Ann said...

Thud!! Marisa - I love this beautiful card! Love the pretty papers and white matting against the craft paper are wonderful. And your pretty ribbon/bow and fun hearts border just anchor everything perfectly. Beautiful!
Hugs,
Audrey

Kristie Goulet said...

This is my all time favorite Hymn. I love it, I think I need this stamp now. :) Beautiful card!

Laurie said...

My favorite sentiment from this release! Your card is gorgeous!!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, Marisa. I am very familiar with the hymn and now will be singing it all day. :-) It's very nice that you included the story in your post.

Emily Keaton said...

Such a gorgeous card, Marisa! And thanks for the back-story on this hymn. I know it well but didn't know any of how it came to be.

Chris D. said...

What a stunning card Marisa! Love the aqua and coral colors you used. Thanks for the story behind the hymn.

Wanda Cullen said...

WOW, your card is gorgeous! Love that little pop of coral in the butterfly! I had heard that song history before and I'm so glad you shared it. It's one of my fave hymns to play on the piano and it evokes so much emotion when I hear it!

Maureen said...

such a beautiful card...the butterfly really pops!

Stephanie Kraft said...

So beautiful, Marisa! Love the pops of color! Thanks for sharing the history of the hymn!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card and sentiment. Thanks for the little story, sad tho it was.

Katina said...

OMW, what a moving story behind the hymn - thank you for sharing, Marisa.

Your card is fabulous; gorgeous take on the sketch with a beautiful colour scheme and sentiment.
xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

We have heard this story through the Adventures in Odyssey series and I cried... Very moving song and beautiful and sad story all in one. Can't even imagine. Your card is very pretty Marisa.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful card, story and song! I love to listen to and sing hymns and gospel music but I wasn't familiar with this one. Thanks for the link. It was a very moving video. If you were singing this, your home must have been a very pleasant place to be today. Thanks for sharing.

Ravengirl said...

Ahhhh, love this! It's beautiful Marisa!

Shelley Germann said...

I have been mulling over this sketch and haven't got a clue yet...but I'm in a bit of a dry spell. You sure did well with it. Very pretty!

nwilliams6 said...

Marisa, this is beautiful. You made the sentiment really stand out and after reading your story here, it stands out even more. Wow! I love the bg and colors and the way that white main panel draws the eye. I can't imagine what this man must have felt but how wonderful that after experiencing a fate similar to Job, he still carried on, still praised God, and still ran to his wife to get her. Many people today would have a pity party instead and draw in with depression. We need to look for more role models like this in the world rather than stars and atheletes who are only full of ego and have no real impact on the world other than to cheapen it. Ok then, I digressed just like you but I am glad you did. Wonderful post to read with my coffee this morning. Hugz to you my friend!

Esther said...

Pretty!!! Love your design!!!!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So lovely, Miss Verve Diva. :) And that sentiment is GREAT!

Christina said...

Ooh, filing this lovely color combo away for future use! The coral butterfly just pops!