Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Word Art Wednesday and Coloring Challenge

Hello delightful friends and family!
Are you ready for another Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes (family friendly) Challenge?  This challenge (#240 & 241)  has the fabulous sponsor SIMON SAYS STAMP! Yippee!  Hope you link up with us for a chance to win a $25 gift voucher from the online store!  You can link up 5 different projects! We had a great turnout for the last challenge, so much inspiration from all over the crafting world.

Here is my card:


Ingredients:
Simon Says Stamp!: Gingham Check background stamp
WPlus 9 Stamp: Doodle Buds (purchased at Simon Says)
Coloring Medium: Zig Clean Color Markers
Ink: Archival Jet Black and Chrome Yellow (background)
Die:We R Memory Keepers (not sure the name of the die but it looks like a polaroid picture frame)
Ranger water color paper. Signa Uni-ball white pen
Scripture Art - Word Art Wednesday (FREE to download!!)

I will also be sharing this card at the Daily Marker for the 30 Day Coloring Challange


 The Scripture Art today  begins with " When I consider...." so I would just like to share a thought I had on that.  Have you considered the Creator, the works of His hands, how He has placed everything perfectly in our universe for us to live? It can truly be mind boggling if you start thinking about how everything works so perfectly. Also, "When I consider...." how much He loves me! (that's really mind boggling!) And yet, He has a purpose for me that He determined before the very foundation of the world. And He has a purpose for you as well.   It is up to us to begin to seek Him, get to know Him and then He begins revealing what His plan is for our lives.  Once we become a child of God it is easy to see His hand at work around us but can we see His hand at work in our lives?  He wants to be working in and through us so the question I have for all of us reading this is - Have you considered how the Lord is working in you and is it reflecting His Word and His Son, Jesus Christ?  Believe me when I say that these are questions I have asked myself, to examine my motives and actions.  To follow up, here is a verse that I've been "considering" and prayerfully meditating on in Ephesians 2:10 " For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." Am I walking and imitating my Savior?  He has prepared a way for us to walk for His glory and our good and it's walking in love for the benefit of ALL. EVERY LIFE we come into contact with is valuable and precious in the eyes of God.  I hope and pray that I'm reflecting the Father's love and I hope that is your desire as well. We live in such perilous times and it's time to step up and walk in a Christ-centered love and make a difference to those around us.  

Thanks so much for visiting and have an excellent week!

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Scene Birthday - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I'm playing along with the 30 Day Coloring Challenge,   Bold and Bright Seize the Birthday Challenge  and  Simon Says Stamp create a scene Wednesday challenge with this card:




This is Harley the Dog from Whipper Snapper Designs that I've colored with Tombow Markers on Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper and the background is done with Peerless watercolors on Ranger watercolor paper.  The birthday sentiment is from the Darkroom Door Rubber Stamps called Brushed Sentiments.  I've colored the sentiment with Tombow Markers and then took a #2 brush and water to smooth it out on the Ranger water color paper.  The little hermit crab is from Lawn Fawn (sea critters)I've added Glossy Accents to the shell and the sunglasses.

Thanks so much for visiting today, have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you back on Wednesday for our Word Art Wednesday challenge (one of our sponsors this time will be Simon Says Stamp!)

Restore us, O God Almighty; make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.  Psalm 80:7

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Tickled Pink - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Here is another baby card I colored this one for our neighbor's little bundle of joy!
I am sharing this at the Daily Marker for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.




This is one of my all time favorite baby stamp that I've had for ages.  The buggy is from Unity Stamps and it's called Tickled Pink.  I've colored with Peerless water colors.  
Other ingredients:
 Sentiment ( Taylored Expressions) 
Cross Stitched Oval dies (Cottage Cutz)
 Pattern paper  (Doodlebug Designs)  
 Card Stock (Bazzill)
Polka Dot embossing folder, Wink of Stella (clear)

Thanks for visiting and that is it for me today!  Have a fabulous Sunday!! 

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs.  Psalm 100:1



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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Welcome Baby

Hello Delightful friends and family,
I've been coloring almost daily, just have a difficult time getting time to post them!  Here is one for a baby shower I will be attending.



I will enter this at the 30 Day Coloring challenge at the Daily Marker Blog be sure and check out all the inspiration!


The stamps are from Taylored Expressions and I've colored with Zig Clean Color markers. I've used two dies, a scallop circle from Spellbinders and LaLa Land stitched circle, the pattern paper is from Doodlebug Designs.  I have another baby card in the works! Hope to post it tomorrow.

Jesus again spoke to them, saying "I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life."  John 8:12

Have a blessed week! 



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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Empowered by God's Peace - Word Art Wednesday #238 and #239

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope all my USA friends and family had a fun day celebrating Independence Day!  We had a nice barbecue at our daughter's home, then went to our other daughter's home to see the fireworks!  Fun times!

Well it's time for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly).  This will be challenges #238 & 239.  Be sure and check out the other designers' cards for some creative inspiration!

Here is my card!  (sorry the verse is a little fuzzy)


I've stamped onto Arches 140 lb water color paper with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger white embossing powder.  The stamp set is the Stamper's Anonymous stamp set called Flower Garden. I fussy cut the top part of the flowers and then popped them up with dimensional adhesive.
I've used my brand spanking new Zig Clean Color brush markers to color the flowers, my daughter got these for me for my birthday (thank you Amy!) 
I am looking forward to giving this card away to a friend that is going through a rough time right now.  Her husband just found out he has stage 3 lung cancer last week and about a month ago she was laid off from her job.  Thankfully, her husband is a veteran and he can get his treatment locally which will be a huge blessing for them.  The Scripture on the card will be an encouragement to them both.  They are trusting Jesus to see them through this tough time. 
 It's so ironic that this past week in our ladies Bible study (Armor of God - Priscilla Shirer) we were on the verse that was about how our feet were to be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.  So our homework all week long was about "peace" and isn't that just like our Lord to work that out to encourage his children! The Lord is good! I suppose I shouldn't say "ironic" but "divine intervention".  God's peace passes understanding!
Here is the Scripture art that is free to use:

This weeks challenge sponsors are Paper Smooches and All Dressed Up!! So be sure and play along for a change to win one of the prizes!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!  Have a great week.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Liberty in the Lord - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
 It is time for our bi-monthly challenge at Word Art Wednesday #236 & 237!  So excited that Simon Says Stamp! is our sponsor for this weeks challenge.  Play along and perhaps you will be the winner of the $25 gift certificate to the online store.  It's a "Family Friendly Anything Goes" Challenge and you can enter up to 5 projects! There is so much inspiration at the Word Art Wednesday blog, hope you will check us out and play along!


Above is the Scripture art that is free for you to use if you'd like to.

Here are the ingredients to my card:
Card Base: Neenah white card stock with a layer of red card stock.
I've used the Simon Says Gingham Check background stamp, stamped in Ranger Dye Ink Blue Yonder;  the flowers are from the Simon Says Stamp & Die set called  Roses for You.  I've stamped the flowers with Archival Jet Black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color brush markers and a #3 brush and clean water. The oval die is from Cottage Kutz (cross stitched oval); I've embellished with buttons and sequins.
I went with the Red, White and Blue theme since this challenge with bring us to the 4th of July.

Are any of you doing the Priscilla Shirer "Armor of God" Bible study?  My Wednesday morning ladies group has started it and it's really good!  We will be on week 3 this week.  Be sure and find others this summer doing this study by searching out #armorofgodstudy

Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  Ephesians 6:10

Thanks for visiting and have a great week, hope the Word of God will inspire and encourage you!!


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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Harley the Dog - TIME OUT Challenges #59




Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Wow, two posts in one day!  Playing in a challenge at the TIME OUT challenge blog #59
(Masculine card with optional twist of mixed media)  Here is my card:

I stamped Harley (Whipper Snapper Designs) onto 140lb cold press Arches watercolor paper with Archival Jet black ink using my MISTI to get a good impression, then used Tombow Markers to color.  I've used Glossy Accents on the sunglasses and white Uni-ball Signo pen for the waves.  He is fussy cut out.  The background was also done on the Arches watercolor paper, I've used Antique Linen for the sand (wet on wet technique) and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Inks) for the sky and ocean.  The clouds are from Lawn Fawn (Spring Showers) and the sentiment is from Avery Elle.  The card base is Desert Storm card stock.

This is one of the cards that will be featured in a July class I will be teaching at Scrapper's Edge.

Thanks for visiting!!

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God.  Ephesians 2:8



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