Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Word Art Wednesday! Psalm 93

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
It's mid-week, mid-March and almost Spring!! Yippee! Looking forward to some nice warm weather.  Our flowering plum tree and wisteria are showing some little buds so that's my cue to get ready 'cause Spring is just around the corner. I've been walking twice a week with a friend and this rain here lately has been sabotaging my walks!  I really want to be more consistent with the exercise and walking but I'm not into getting rained on and battling the wind and an umbrella.  So that's another really good reason to look forward to nicer weather.

It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  Hope you'll be able to link up a project with us! Our Sponsor this week is Freckled Fawn.  Check out their shop and fun embellishment kits!

Here is my card:

Here is the Scripture Art that is free to use for this weeks Family Friendly Anything Goes Challenge!

Here are the steps to this card which by the way is a great way to use up scraps, especially when you have lots of 6x6 paper pads with extra paper that has not been used (like I do!).
First I cut my base to be 5.5 x 11, so it's a square card which I do not do very often. So guess who will be making her own envelope, too?!
Next, I picked 3 different pattern papers from the Simple Stories Vintage Bliss Collection (wood grain, plaid, floral print).  I also chose to use Desert Storm Neenah card stock to mat the plaid paper and to add a narrow strip to the top of the card. 
Then I cut out the Scripture art using the Cottage Cutz Oval Cross-Stitched die and my Big Shot.
I assembled and adhered the paper to the base and popped up the Scripture using dimensional strips, then added the bow.  This design is great for using those coordinating paper pads to choose complimentary designer papers.

One of my favorite places to hang out is the beach, my husband and I enjoy fishing in the surf for redtail perch. (yum!)  I bring that up because of our Scripture from Psalms 93:4 today.  I live about 6 miles from the ocean but there are places I can go where I can hear the ocean that far away!  Incredible!  The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea.  He is mightier than those powerful waves, (remember He slept during a storm at sea in the Gospels) He is the Creator of everything, nothing is too difficult for Him.  We get anxious and worry over things that are out of our control.  But the Lord wants us to understand that He is in control. The first verse of this Psalm 93 starts out with:  "The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty." We can trust that He reigns over our lives and that nothing surprises Him.  We get overwhelmed, but He certainly does not, He is mightier than any problem/waves that we encounter.  He says to us "Peace, be still." I'm so glad I belong to Jesus! He proves Himself over and over again as I trust Him.

Thanks for visiting and have a great week.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Out of this World Birthday card

Hello Delightful friends & family!
Had to share the card I made for my grandson Jakob who turned 11.  He is the oldest of the grandkids.  He is a real blessing to us! He still thinks it's cool that I make him his cards 😎Here we are at grandparents day at his school a few months ago.

I saw this adorable card that I had to CASE, it was made by Chari Moss for Lawn Fawn, I have it pinned here on my Cards & Tags All Occasions Pinterest board. I will be sharing this at Seize the Birthday, they have an Anything Goes birthday challenge this week and it started on March 1st which was Jake's birthday and I'm finally getting this posted!
I've colored the images with colored pencils and the background was done with Distress Inks (Oxide and regular) and I've embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder.  I've added Glossy Accents to the helmet and a few of the planets. 

Thanks so much for visiting!

And now, little children abide in Him, that when He appears we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.  1 John 2:28

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Love Demonstrated - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Hard to believe that February is almost behind us!  Wasn't it just Christmas?  Oh my, I find myself counting the days to Spring, perhaps that is why time is going so fast! 😜 I think I need to just enjoy the moment! Speaking of enjoying the moment, it's time to share a card for Word Art Wednesday
I had fun with this digital image (Simple Wisdom) from designer/owner Gracie Chavez of Graciellie Designs who happens to be our sponsor this challenge.  Be sure and check out here Etsy store HERE and Gracie Chavez's blog that has really good tutorials and lots of fun inspiration!

I've colored this image from Simple Wisdom with Prismacolor pencils. The pattern paper is from the 6x6 pad Beau Jardin (Penny Black) cut 4 x 5.25".  I've used a white card base (A2) and added a gray card stock layer.  The Scripture Art was printed on Neenah bright white 80# card stock and cut out using a Lawn Fawn die.  I fussy cut the image and popped it up using dimensional dots.

The Scripture today is from Romans 5:8 and is one of my favorite scriptures. I think I like the NKJV a little better, it says "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." It's sometimes hard to understand how much the Father loves us but here in this verse it says He demonstrates His own love toward us...  The cross is the ultimate demonstration of God's love for us, let that sink in!  We are so undeserving of His love but it was God's way to show us His love and goodness toward us. We are saved from His wrath and get to experience grace, undeserved favor! Read all of chapter 5 of Romans, it will be such an encouragement to you.

Thanks so much for visiting and be blessed!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Above All These Things - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope you have a lovely Valentines Day.  I still need to make 4 simple cards for the grandkids before 3p.m.  Thankfully I have all my supplies out ready to go and some card ideas in mind. Isn't that the biggest issue trying to decide which design to use, there are so many running through my mind! I don't think we will be doing anything special due to the fact my husband has Men's Ministry tonight and I know he didn't think of it! Which works out because I've come down with some yucky bug! 

Here is this weeks card for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge be sure and link up with us.  I was blessed with the stamp set (here is the link) "Thinking of You Rose" from our sponsor Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.  Thanks so much to Sharon Johnson the Designer/Owner.
This stamp set has 4 Scriptures and 5 lovely sentiments.  I masked the rose and stamped it twice, colored it with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils then, fussy cut it out. I love pairing red with black so I found this paper that I've been hoarding holding on to for a while. I did add little dew drops using the Nuvo Jewel drops and then a couple of red rhinestones to embellish.  I look forward to coloring this rose again!

Here is our Scripture art for this challenge that you can download and use if you'd like. You can link up to 5 Family Friendly Anything Goes project and the challenge is open for 2 weeks!

 When I think of the enormous price that was paid for me through the death of our Savior Jesus Christ I should gladly put on charity or love because it perfectly fulfills what God requires of me in any relationship (do I  If you have time, read all of Colossians 3, it is a real check list for us as believers in how we should live righteously in Christ.  We are complete in Christ Jesus and He is the bond that hold us together! I am so glad to serve the risen Lord!

Have a blessed day and thanks for visiting. Don't forget to visit our sponsor and link up with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Greater is He - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends and family!  
I pulled out my Prismacolor Pencils and attempted to color this adorable image from All Dressed Up.  I'm still learning the art of color pencils so don't judge me too harshly (lol) I didn't have the proper colors for the flesh tones so I had to "wing it" with a couple of colors I had in my stash.  This card today is for the challenge at Word Art Wednesday - it's a family friendly anything goes challenge (#319 & #320).  Don't forget to link up your projects - there are prizes to be won!  This weeks sponsors are the Project Bin ($15) and Imagine That (digital prize). Be sure to check out their blog and shops for crafty inspiration!  The more times you enter (up to 5) the better your changes are to win prize!  We had over 300 entries last challenge!!

Here is a little info on the card.  The digi image is from All Dressed Up.  I've colored it with Prisma pencils, then diecut it out using a Cottage Cutz Square cross stitched die. I then diecut a stitched circle in green and put it to the side of the image for a little interest and added 3 watercolored butterflies that I had punched out using a Marvy Uchida small butterfly punch that I've had for ages! I embellished them with Liquid Pearls. The pattern paper is from Simple Stories called DIY. I then mat the Scripture art in green card stock and then assembled the card layers onto an A2 white card stock base.

You can use this Word Art if you'd like! Each challenge has a new Scripture. 


Our verse today gives us great encouragement! It reminds us that we are born of God, taught of God and anointed of God through His Holy Spirit which makes us overcomers in this world.  We have so many worldly things coming against us to overthrow our faith but knowing that Christ in us is greater, should give us confidence to endure.  Of course it helps to read the full chapter of John 4 or better yet the whole letter to get a greater understanding of what is being taught. At that time this letter was being written to help believers recognize a false teaching.(ironic how this is so relevant even today!) 
 I find myself quoting this very Scripture when going through a trial or any difficulty and it brings peace and an assurance in God that is unshakable. I would like to encourage you to read the Book of 1 John, memorize Scripture and let the living Word teach and speak to your heart, it will give you hope!  

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

His Loving Kindness - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Here is my card for Word Art Wednesday (#318 and #319) for this week! Hope you will join us and link up your projects!  You can link up 5 new "Anything Goes - Family Friendly" crafty projects and our sponsors this week are Bossie Joscie ($25 online store) and Cutting Cafe (Digital Prize)!  The challenge runs for two weeks so you have time to get crafty!!  A BIG THANKS to our sponsors! Be sure and visit us at Word Art Wednesday and see all the projects that are being linked up there!  So much creative inspiration!!

I've used two dies to create this card.  Avery Elle Diagonal Stripes and the Paper Smooches Dove. The pattern paper background is Crate Paper (Chasing Dreams) 6x6 paper pad, this piece looks kind of like marble in blues and greens. I've used my Koi watercolors to color the dove and was very careful not to separate the outline of the dove die from the main piece that was cut out from 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper. Then it was just a matter of adhering it all together!  Quick and easy, a simple card that will be fun to reproduce plus by using a variety of different sentiments, paper and diecut embellishment you can use this card "sketch/design" for different occasions.  

Here is this weeks free to use Scripture Art:

Love this verse! It truly helps us to keep in mind what the Lord has done for us and when we meditate on those things we realize His lovingkindness is better than life!  It should (and does) make me want to sing and lift up my voice in praise to Him.  Today this verse helped me to forget the "not so great" day at work and focus on His provision and steadfast love. When I look up, everything is good.  Nothing like perspective, right? I am so glad I belong to Jesus, when the waves come crashing in, He is faithful to surround me with His kindness and compassion.  I'm still learning not to look on the outward circumstances but to look to God. He is my peace and I will praise Him!

Thanks for visiting! Grace and God's peace to you!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

It Moose Be Your birthday! Seize the Birthday challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I haven't played in a challenge in a loooong time!   But couldn't resist sharing this card I made my son Sean for his birthday this week.  I will be linking up at Seize the Birthday (anything goes birthday this week)

I've used three different stamps, one from Avery Elle (Woodland Wonders - trees and bird in the nest) and Lawn Fawn (Critters in the Arctic and Jump for joy) I stamped on watercolor paper (140lb cold press Strathmore) using Archival jet black ink and my Koi watercolors to color.

Thanks for visiting!

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  Matthew 7:7