Thursday, May 03, 2007

True Beauty

I help lead the high school youth group at my church. It breaks my heart when high school girls receive the message that they aren't good enough, aren't pretty enough, aren't smart enough. Our society makes girls feel like they need to be gorgeously beautiful, wear the perfect clothes, have lots of friends, and have a "hot" boyfriend or there is something wrong with them. These are impossible goals to achieve and while girls might want these things, these things are NOT what is most important in life. Striving for only these things will leave a girl feeling empty--she will never feel beautiful enough or popular enough or smart enough.

This card is about beauty--and I am not talking about the kind of beauty that you can change by wearing makeup, getting your hair styled, having your eyebrows waxed, or even with plastic surgery...it is about inner beauty. The kind of beauty that shines through character traits such as kindness, gentleness, and patience.

So this card is dedicated to those high school girls in my group that are truly beautiful both inside and out--even though they don't always believe that.

Okay sorry to go off on my soapbox...here are card details...The stamps are from Pollen Dust (Fancy Pants) The swirl in the background is the huge swirl from the set. I love how it looks and can't wait to try it out in different ways on cards. The inks are VersaMagic chalk inks. I also used Chocolate Chip ink (Stampin' Up) to sponge on the edges of the Marigold paper. All Cardstock is by Stampin' Up (Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Morning Marigold). The half circle is from the SU! 1 3/8" circle punch.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your card. It is beautiful. Great post Jen.

Anonymous said...

BTW. that was me Debra, Jen.

Jenn said...

I love the thoughts that you put behind your card. I hope those girls take it to heart, and love you for it! Beautiful!

Jessica said...

This is a beautiful card Jen! And I love the reason you made it. You are a light to these girls...always remember especially when you are tired and frustrated.

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