Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Curly Flowers - Word Art Wednesday #193

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Here is my card for this weeks Word Art Wednesday Challenge!  One of these days I'm going to do something other than a card for the challenge!  But it sure is fun to share these inspirational cards.   Hope you will check out this weeks challenge and see the fantastic prizes.  The free wordart is from 1 Corinthians 15:58 so be sure and  head over to WAW to get your free digital Scripture.

Here are the ingredients:  
Stamp: Hero Arts - Curly Flowers (older stamp)
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
Colored with Copic Markers
Pens: Micron 01; Signa Uni-ball White pen (stitches and doodling)
Glossy Accents
Designer paper - from my stash; 
Card Stock - White Neenah; Fuchsia colored c/s

Thanks so much for visiting!

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Cute Birthday Monsters - Seize the Birthday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I forgot to post this card during the 30 Day Color Challenge in June but it works perfectly for the challenge at Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes) this week! I made this for my granddaughter's birthday party.  Boy does she rate because this was the second card I made for her!

Taylored Expressions Stamp (from kit) & Balloon Die (Party time)
Neenah bright white and Bazzill Purple c/s
Colored with Copics and embellished with Glossy Accents.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Ranger Grape Soda Dye Ink

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  I hurt my knee yesterday (my good knee!).  So I've been on the couch with an ice pack.  Not exactly how I want to spend my Saturday but I've got to recover so I can go to work on Monday!  I will have to delegate some of my church duties so I don't have to climb up and down the stairs, too.  I usually get the Media Shout ready which includes all the lyrics,Scriptures and announcements uploaded for the projector which is upstairs in our "sound" room.  Please say a prayer for a quick recovery please!  God is faithful!

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic weekend!

"So let us know, let us press on to know the LORD.  His going forth is as certain as the dawn;  And He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth."  Hosea 6:3


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nature Sings with Joy - Word Art Wednesday #192

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I love trying new techniques and with this card I've used the Stitched Hillside Border (Lawn Fawn) to add a bit of interest on my water color background.  After the watercolor was dry I trimmed out the background to 4" x 5-1/8" and then die cut the background pieces.  I simply taped them back together on the backside. I love the breezy/wavy feel to the card. I added dimensional tape to pop it up on the white card base.  Then I stamped and doodled on the flowers with a black micron pen and a white pen (nothing fancy!) I punched out the digi Scripture with a large scallop oval punch. It reminded me of a cloud so of course I had to add the sun peeking over the edge.
Isn't this a great verse!  Nothing like a little singing to bring out the joy!  Even in the midst of trials it's amazing how singing to the Lord can lift your spirit! Even nature seems to be singing and clapping it's hands at times.

I hope you will consider joining us this week at Word Art Wednesday, it's challenge #192!  We are a family friendly challenge blog and we would love for you to join us.  We have fabulous sponsors that are so generous, most weeks there are more than one prize to win!  Be sure and check out what the Design Team is sharing this week and leave them some love!

Here are the ingredients to my card!
Stamp: Taylored Expressions - Faith in Bloom (flowers); and Lawn Fawn- Seasons Tweetings (musical notes);
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside border (background) and Spring Showers (sun)
Punch: Scallop Oval (Marvy Uchida)
Re-Inkers: Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron (Ranger Distress Inks)
Ranger Water color paper
Neenah Bright white card stock
Uni-ball Signa Broad white pen
Archival Jet Black ink

Thanks so much for visiting!! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

We will Rejoice - Word Art Wednesday #191

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Hope this finds everyone well and enjoying the summer!
 I'm excited to get into the craft room and getting my August class samples done for the two classes I'll be teaching at Scrapper's Edge.  I'm blessed to teach the Crafter-Noon classes on the first and third Thursdays of the month.  Last week was a blast we did a bit of coloring with Distress inks and used stencils.  It was a big hit!
Today I'm sharing a card that I used the same technique with a twist.  I added wording to the stamped image and I love how it turned out.  This is the card that I'm sharing at the Word Art Wednesday Blog challenge this week.  This weeks Scripture is from the Book of Psalms chapter 20 verse 5.  The word art is free on the site to download and use!  This Scripture is a wonderful expression of joy and confidence knowing that our God is victorious over our enemies, we can set up our banners declaring victory! He is Mighty to save!  I've used encouraging bits of Scripture within the flowers from a stamp set from Taylored Expressions (Faith in Bloom).

The card base is a bit bigger than what I usually like but this fabulous stencil from Penny Black is bigger than A2 size so I cut the water color paper (Ranger) to 5" x 5" the base is Bazzill (green) card stock.  I printed the Scripture word art on Vellum and added 3 sequins for a little interest and that's it for the card. The poppies look like they are dancing, don't they?!  Hope it inspires you to get creative!

Thanks for visiting!

I will trust in Your unfailing love, my heart rejoices in Your salvation.  I will sing unto the Lord for He has been good to me.  Psalm 13:5-6


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Be Stedfast, Unmovable... Word Art Wednesday #190

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Did June fly by or what?!  July looks like a busy month for us as well. It's been pretty interesting since my husband was forced into retirement from the mill he worked at for 39 years.  This will be his first summer off from work and he will be able to enjoy the grandkids.  I have a feeling all four will be spending a lot of time and Grammie and Poppa's!  He is still pastoring the little church here in town so he will be busy with that, however.  Lots going on in the ministry, never a dull moment...
Here is my card and this is the wonderful Scripture this week at Word Art Wednesday.  If you would like to use this digital verse head over to WAW and download it.  Every week there is a new Scripture and great sponsors with wonderful prizes.  This week is #190 challenge and it's a family friendly Anything Goes.  Hope you will play along!

Here are supplies I've used:
Designer Paper: Bella Blvd (Tiny Tots Collection)
Card Stock (Neenah white), white Vellum
Dies: Spellbinders Butterfly (large); Shapeabilities Contemporary Strip
Punch: Butterfly (small) Marvy Uchida
Uni-ball Signa broad White pen
Distress Inks (watercolor effect on butterflies)
Flowers: from stash dyed with Dylusions Ink Spray (Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange)
Brad (Sassafras - cameo)
Ranger Liquid Pearls (buttercup)
Doodlebug Doily (Lily white)
Wink of Stella (clear)
Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a blessed day.


Friday, June 26, 2015

Flower Pail - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I've been enjoying this very warm day but managed to get some coloring in and a card put together before it got too late in the day!  It's going to be a busy Saturday with a ministry breakfast in the morning, Addy's skating party in the afternoon and then getting ready for Sunday services in the evening!  Jake and Addy are here today and I had to put my foot down with the Lego video game and get them outside to play. Mimi (my daughter Amy) is on her way over to play a little homerun derby with them with the wiffle ball & bat, that's a throw back from when my 3 kids were all still living at home! Our backyard was THE place to be when they were growing up.

 In the meantime, here is my card that I will be linking at the 30 Day Coloring challenge blog.

This was a lot of coloring as a matter of fact it took me two days to finish.  I thought I might use this stamp to try the no line coloring... guess again! I got about halfway through and decided I needed a much simpler image to begin with.  Mercy!  I gave that half colored image to 6 year old Addy so that she could finish it for me, which she did quite nicely!  
So I used a lot of Copics to color this baby and I took advantage of the Hex Chart from Sandy Allnock, it was extremely helpful to pick out colors and they blended so well! And I experimented with a lot of them on this card.  Thank you, Sandy!  I'm learning not to be afraid of those darker colors to give more and better contrast :-)

Supplies for my card:
Stamp: CC Designs - Flower Pail (Dove Art Studios)
Paper: Neenah bright white, Bazzill (yellow and aquamarine color, brown); Designer Paper: 
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel
Copics: BG09, 11,13, 23, 34; G07, 14, 17; 
YG03, 07, 17, 97; E19; Y02, 19, 35; 
YR02, 07, 14, 15, 68; R35, 39; W0
Ranger Dimensional Pearls (Red Pepper)
Doily - Doodlebug Designs
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Red White and Blue - Word Art Wednesday #189

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  My card today is for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Our challenge is always Anything Goes - Family Friendly!  We have some wonderful sponsors so be sure and check out the challenge blog and I hope you will play along with us!
 I really enjoyed playing with the red, white and blue theme. Just in time for the 4th of July.  What a fantastic Scripture (Psalm 85:9) that was given to the DT to use.  Hope you will read it and really think about what is being said.  Just think if we would truly fear the Lord... so many blessings would be restored to our land. Right now we are in a terrible state, God forgive us for neglecting You.

Here are the ingredients to this card:
Base: Neenah Bright white card stock
Other card stock (red/navy) Bazzill
Paper Accents white Vellum
Designer Paper: Patriotic Parade
EK Success star punch
Fabric Tape, red gingham
Inksessentials opaque white pen
Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Nestabilities Die
White seam binding (bow)
Want to Scrap - red rhinestones

Have a great week!! Enjoy our first week of summer!

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress.  My God, in whom I trust.  Psalm 91:1-2