Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Keepin' it Simple - Word Art Wednesday (Challenge #292 & 293)

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,

Sharing a card  for Word Art Wednesday (Challenge #292 & #293) that is super simple, no stamping, only pattern paper, a Lawn Fawn Die, a dimensional sticker and  Scripture art digi. I'm so happy this came together so quickly I've not managed my time well as of late (Hmmm is it because it's summer?? Good excuse as any I suppose!) So I'm running a bit behind getting this blog post completed. So let's get to the basic details.  The challenge is Anything Goes - family friendly,  our fabulous sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp! You can link up to 5 new projects (many of you do and you are awesome!) There is always a lovely devotional to read that corresponds with the Scripture Art so be sure and check it out. The challenge runs for two weeks, which gives you more time to play with us!!

Here is my card: (see I told you it was simple)

Pattern Paper: Penny Black (Beau Jardin); Lawn Fawn Die (Stitched Simple Hillsides);Flower embellishment is from Crate Paper called Pretty Party.

Here is the free digital art you can use if you'd like to:



I am so grateful for the forgiveness of my sins and that God has removed them far from me. God who is all knowing and ever present chooses not to remember our sins.  If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us of all of our sins. He has done this because of the atonement at the cross. Jesus gave His life for us so that we could live and be reconciled to the Father. A simple but awe-inspiring truth.  Oh the steadfast love and mercy and abundant grace of our Lord is so humbling.  I love Him so! 

Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.



Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!
A belated Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone had a safe and fun day. We are just getting back from a quick trip to Oregon for my nephews wedding reception and we stayed a couple extra days for some R&R and a jet boat trip to Hellsgate on the Rogue River from Grants Pass.  It was a blast.😁

I have to start out my blog by apologizing that I have the wrong Scripture Art on my card for this weeks challenge.  I didn't realize I hadn't printed out the July word art and when I searched for it in my email the 2016 July art came up because I hadn't received the 2017 word art, so I used it without realizing the error. But I do have a card, that's the good news and the scripture is a good one to use anyway! So really there is no loss here in my opinion 😊 and I'm excited because I was able to use my new Koi watercolors on the flowers on this card.
So without further ado here is my card for Word Art Wednesday Challenge 290 & 291:


My background was made with Distress Inks Fired Brick and Peeled Paint and a mini mister and a wet-on-wet technique on 140lb cold press Strathmore watercolor paper. I did some very loose watercoloring of the flowers and leaves from this stamp set called Doodlebuds from WPlus9. They are one of my all time favorite stamps sets! After loosely coloring them, I let them dry naturally then fussy cut them out and arranged them and adhered them after I positioned the Scripture that had been diecut using the Cottage Cutz Cross stitched square die.

Here below is the Scripture art that should have been used today and you are more than welcome to use it and play along with us at Word Art Wednesday!! You can link up to 5 new projects and have a chance to win a prize from our sponsors this week!! This challenge is a family friendly Anything Goes challenge.


Hope you have a great week and are enjoying your summer!!
Thanks for visiting!



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

It's Summer! WAW challenge 288 and 289

Hello Delightful friends and family!!

Happy summer! Time to turn up the AC and pull out the sun screen!  Now I must admit, we don't have AC because it doesn't get that hot here in northern California.  We open the windows and back door to get a bit of a breeze to go through the house! But we sure don't have to go far to get into the extreme heat! Of course there are a couple of big lakes to jump into if it gets too hot and locally we have the river and ocean to cool off in.

Well, it's time for another Word Art Wednesday Challenge with a fabulous sponsor in Simon Says Stamp! So be sure and link up your project for a chance to win a $25 gift card!  Thanks to everyone who plays along, I'm amazed how many entries we have each challenge and all the beautiful creations.

Here is my card, I didn't use an exclusive Simon Says Stamp but you could get this stamp and die from their online store.  I have a list of my ingredients below the card.


Ingredients - Stamp: Floral Bouquet from Avery Elle, Die: Horizontal Stripes, Avery Elle-ments.
Colored with Tombow Markers. Embellished with Liquid Pearls (buttercup); Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor paper; Neenah white card stock (base); Pink card stock (stash). Scripture Art (digi from Karen Murray).  I've stamped the largest image once, two of the smaller blossoms, a spray and 4 leaves and assembled them on the card after I watercolored and fussy cut them out.

The Scripture Art is from the book of Jeremiah (chapter 31 and verse 3) and is all about the lovingkindness of the Lord.  Even at times when we are rebellious and stubborn, the Lord goes to extraordinary lengths to extend grace and mercy.  Is that a reason to continue in sin, absolutely not! He gently reminds us to get back on the right path many times before discipline comes to us.  But what good father doesn't discipline his children, right?  There is another Scripture that comes to mind that I read the other day in the book of Psalms that I would like to share. If we would just remember to give God the glory and praise Him for His faithfulness, it helps us to stay the course and be blessed of the Lord. He only wants what is best for us and is always there to help us to endure through whatever comes our way.

It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High. To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night;    Psalm 92:2

Thanks so much for visiting! Have a blessed week and enjoy the summer!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mustard Seed Challenge #7 and CAS-ual Friday#175 Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family (again!) this is my second post!

I'm playing along with the Mustard Seed Challenge Blog - the challenge is to make a card that features relationships.  I thought that the sentiment fit perfectly for this challenge. Not only do we thank our friends but we give thanks for our friends!  I will also be linking up at CAS-ual Fridays #175 (use those pattern papers).


I've colored this using Zig Clean Color Brushes. The stamp sets I've used are Sweet n Sassy Pretty Potted Florals set and Hampton Arts Happy set. I've used the Cottage Cutz Cross Stitched Oval Die.  The Designer Paper is Bella Blvd Barn Yard (green) and Doodlebug Design Fun in the Sun.  This card is a sample of one of the cards we will be making in my CrafterNoon card class at Scrapper's Edge in July.

Thanks so much for visiting!

A man who has friends must himself be friendly, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.  Proverbs 18:24


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Word Art Wednesday - They shall be filled!


Hello Delightful friends and family!

Just a quick post to share a card for the challenge at Word Art Wednesday this week.
It's an Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge featuring Scripture Art that each design team member uses to share a project and to share God's Word!  Hope you will play along with us, remember you can link up 5 new projects and you have two weeks to play.  This challenge sponsors are Lawn Fawn (6x6 paper pad and stamp set)  and All Dressed Up (they have some of the cutest digitals).  Two wonderful prizes to play for!!
This weeks Scripture Art is from the Gospel of Matthew 5:6.  It is free to download!  You can grab it at Word Art Wednesday, this weeks challenge is #286 and #287.

Here is my card:

Using my MISTI I stamped this image from the Avery Elle stamp set called  Floral Frame. This is the largest stamp in the set and I first stamped in the top right corner, then flipped my paper and stamped on the opposite side bottom. I used Memento Gray Flannel to stamp the floral frame then colored with my Copic Markers and then added Prismacolor Pencils (White, Orange and Process Red) to add some finishing touches.  It was then matted on black card stock and adhered to a white card base.  Super simple and the coloring was very simple too, very little shading.  I did outline everything with Copic N1 and N0 for added depth.  Should be very easy to pop into an envelope and sent to a friend in need, it's flat and I didn't add any dimensional embellishments.

The Scripture art from Matthew 5:6 is from the Beatitudes that Jesus taught, you find them in what's know as the Sermon on the Mount.  This teaching is about the Christian life, both present and future, it shows that God is sovereign over all. The word beatitude means supreme blessedness or happiness.  The blessings promised in the beatitudes are directly related to our obedience to Christ Jesus our Lord. They develop our Christ-likeness by producing a godly character. If we are going to be "filled" we must hunger and thirst after righteousness, this will help us to develop humility, meekness, compassion, holiness, obedience, sensitivity and a growing commitment to Jesus Christ. These are to be evident in our lives and show that we are truly blessed and are born again of the Spirit. Remember we were bought at a price; therefore we glorify God with our body and our spirit which belong to our sovereign God.  To God be all the glory!

Thanks so much for visiting! Have an excellent week!



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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Longing For the Lord - Word Art Wednesday #284 & #285

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Enjoying some nice weather and watching all four of the grand munchkins playing baseball and softball.  Thankfully I only have to divide myself between 3 teams since the two youngest are on the same softball team.  But sometimes two teams are playing at the same time at the same park (isn't that fun). I've got to learn to clone myself! 😎
 So inbetween games, work, church etc. I was able to make this card for Word Art Wednesday.  This weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamps so I was pleased to be able to use these pretty stamps called Roses For You a stamp set from the Simon Says Stamp line. Remember you can link up 5 new projects to share with us at WAW.  It is an Anything Goes - Family Friendly Challenge!
Thanks to everyone playing last challenge there were over 360 entries! That's just incredible!

I've stamped the images with Versamark and then heat embossed with Gold embossing powder and colored the roses, leaves and background with Peerless watercolors on 140lb cold press watercolor paper.


Our Scripture art this week is from Psalm 42:1.  I love the book of Psalms (in reality I love ALL the Bible!) it teaches us redemption, it teaches us to seek the Lord with all of our hearts plus there is great encouragement from the Lord through the writers of Psalms. But what speaks to my heart loudly and teaches me so vividly is how to seek the Lord and be a woman after God's heart.  This verse today uses the natural desire of a thirsty deer, a deer seeking water perhaps due to a drought or perhaps it has been pursued by a hunter and needs water to continue it's flight. It gives us the picture of how we should be longing after our Lord Jesus. 
 The Word of God refreshes us just as a deep drink of cold water when thirsty and I'm talking about being really parched and then being satisfied. Seeking/longing to know God can truly satisfy, meditating on His Word brings about contentment, a sense of satisfaction that the world cannot give. Can I encourage you to take a deep drink of God's Word so that you too can be satisfied?  Here is another verse in Psalms that David wrote:

God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.  Psalm 63:1

Seek and trust God wholeheartedly and be satisfied!

Well, that's it for me today! I think I might be able to prep for my card class which is next week since there won't be anymore games until after Memorial Day weekend.  Maybe I can get ahead! (ha!)

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks so much for visiting!  Don't forget to visit the Word Art Wednesday Blog and play along with us.  It's a two week challenge!


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Happy Thoughts! Mustard Seed Faith Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Just a quick post to share a card. I will be entering this at the Mustard Seed Faith Blog - God as Creator is the challenge as well as a sketch (which I didn't follow this time). The ladies shared the lyrics to the song by Big Daddy Weave called Overwhelmed. It talks about how overwhelming God is in His power, His mercy and of course His creation.  You don't have to go far to see His creation (just look in the mirror!).  I think of the saying about stopping and smelling the roses, well this card doesn't have roses but it has flowers and when you stop and look at each flower and realize they had to have a designer and that designer is God, it is overwhelming!  Flowers most definitely shout out about the glory of God!


The flower stamps I've used are a set by Sweet 'n Sassy called Pretty Potted Florals (which were designed by NinaB Designs who incidentally years ago designed my blog signature and I don't want to ever replace it! I love it!)
The sentiment is from the set called Happy by Hampton Arts.
I've colored with Tombow Markers and stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.  The watercolor paper is Strathmore 140lb cold press. The card stock is Neenah bright white 80lb and I've cut it to be a 4.25" square card.  The die is from Spellbinders.
I double stamped two of the flowers and one leaf that hangs over the framed die. The butterfly is from a stamp set called Floral Silhouettes One (JustRite Papercrafts) which I used my Tombow markers to ink up on the watercolor paper. I've popped up the main image with dimensional adhesive as well as the two extra flowers.

Well that's it for me today!  Have a great weekend. Thanks for visiting.

PS Just found out I won a prize at MSF blog for the last challenge!  Thank you!!

Praise the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty.  Psalm 104:1


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