Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Trusting Christ

Hello Delightful friends!
It's time for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge!  This weeks sponsor is The Project Bin be sure to check out their blog/store perhaps you'll be the winner of the $15 in merchandise.  

Here is my card for the Anything Goes, Family Friendly Challenge.


This is the prettiest paper! It's from AlexandraRENKE.com (made in Germany but we are carrying it at Scrapper's Edge) it's such a nice quality card stock and the illustrations are beautifully done.
 The images (lemon garden) look watercolored. I've added a brown, cream and yellow layer on a cream card base. I die cut the Word Art with a Simon Says Stitched Circle die and then made a frame by diecutting yellow card stock with a Spellbinders scallop circle die and a circle nestie die cutting out the center. A 1/2" strip of  yellow card stock with the coordinating lemon paper cut at 1/4" is behind the Scripture art.  I finished it off with a pastel yellow bow.  I didn't want this to be too busy because the designer paper is so pretty, I didn't want to cover it up!

Our verse today is from 2 Corinthians 3:4-5 which reminds us that our sufficiency should always be in God not in our abilities.  We must learn to trust Christ and not ourselves or for that matter, if we trust anyone but Christ we are in for a big disappointment.  I'm so glad I can trust my Savior.  I'm learning to lean on Him more and more.  When I remember Proverbs 3:5-6, I know I'm on the right path.  "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path."  Amen!!

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Focus on the Good

Hello Delightful Friends!
I have two cards to share with you today. One I've used the Scripture Art for this weeks challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  The challenge is Anything Goes, Family friendly and our sponsor this challenge is Stix2Anything (an adhesive package!) Everyone needs adhesive!!!  So head over to the challenge and play along.
The second card is similar to the first but I've used a stamp set from Catherine Pooler called Focus on the Good.  I normally give cards that have Scripture on it that would make sense for the occasion such as get well, encouragement, sympathy etc.  Today's verse is directed to God exalting Him before the people by King David, so I had a difficult time thinking of an occasion that I would give it.  Don't get me wrong, I love God's Word, every word but some verses have more of a personal feel to them, that work well with card giving.  I don't think I would give a card with "Jesus wept" on it, if you know what I mean, so don't be offended!   
That is the reason I've made another card that is similar and has a word of encouragement that reminds me of Philippians 4:8 (NKJV) which says "Finally brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy -- meditate on these things."




The fun paper I've used is from Simple Stories - Oh, Happy Day! collection.  The dies I've used are Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles, Cottage Cutz Leaves and Stems, Doodle Flowers Set 3. The flower on the first card was cut from white card stock and the base piece was colored with Copics BG57, BG72 which matched the paper perfectly! The flower on the second card is a felt flower from Heidi Swapp that I've been hoarding!  I've added a yellow button and hemp cording, all the leaves are die cut from Lawn Fawn 6x6 paper pad In the Polka Meadow.

Thanks so much for visiting!!  Don't forget to visit us at Word Art Wednesday.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Thanks Paper Smooches! Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends!  (sorry for being a bit late posting this)
So glad you are here and I hope you will be able to join our challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday featuring our sponsor Paper Smooches!!!  I've used the Paper Smooches "Best Buds" stamp and attempted to do a no-line watercoloring technique.  As always, the Anything Goes, Family Friendly Challenge runs for two weeks and Paper Smooches is sponsoring the prize of a $25 gift code for a random drawn winner.  Thank you, Kim!!



The Scripture Art is from Philippians 2:16 and isn't required to play along but it is free to use if you choose to!

Are you holding on to God's Word as the plumb line for truth in this day we are living?  My goodness things are certainly in an uproar in the earthly sense. (in the spiritual sense, I know God is in control!)  I am so glad I can keep my eyes and heart focused on the Lord Jesus and knowing Him, keeps me steady and strong in this crazy world.  In our Scripture today, the apostle Paul was troubled about the believers there in the Philippian church, so much that he had to write to them about his concerns.  He was hoping that the work he had done there was fruitful and that they were standing strong in the Lord against the external conflicts going on around them. If you read the entire letter, you will be encouraged, especially if you are going through a difficult season!  Knowing that you can have joy and peace in the midst of difficult circumstances is truly based on a life that is completely committed to Jesus Christ. God stands ready, willing, and able to help you in every facet of your life if you ask Him.  

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!


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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Happy 4th of July - Word Art Wednesday Challenge


Hello Delightful friends!

Another beautiful day on the northcoast!  My flowers are looking so pretty in our backyard and it's so refreshing to just sit back there in the morning and wait for the hummingbirds to visit the magenta butterfly bush while I'm enjoying my coffee!
Well it is time for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  This weeks sponsor is Stamp Simply Clear Stamps!  Be sure and check out their blog for inspiration.  Our Scripture Art is Psalm 119:45 and you can grab it over at Word Art Wednesday and use it if you like.  The challenge is Anything Goes, Family Friendly and runs for 2 weeks.  You can share 5 new projects weekly!

Here is my card:

I've used the Coffee & Tea die (small cup) as a vase from our sponsor Stamp Simply.
Other dies used: Catherine Pooler  Morning Joe Border die; Altenew Fantasy Floral die (greenery);
Doodlebug design Patriotic Parade paper; Copic black pen 0.1 for doodling a frame around the Scripture art and red ribbon from stash.  A2 size card.

And I will walk at liberty: for I seek Your precepts. Psalm 119:45

Obedience and the pursuit of God's Word and wisdom leads to liberty! We should continually seek after God's precepts (His Word) so that our life and conduct honors Him and we will enjoy the benefits of freedom, spiritually speaking.  Freedom truly comes through obedience and submission to God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Understanding the goodness and grace of God brings great hope in the life of a believer.  I pray that you are living in that hope which comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ.  He is a faithful High Priest making intercession for us continually.  Thank You, Lord for Your Word!

Thanks for visiting today and God bless!



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Friday, June 21, 2019

Sneak peek!

Hey there!
Here is a peek of one of the cards we will be making in class in July at Scrapper's Edge in Eureka, CA.  It will be the class called Christmas in July (of course!!)  If you are in the area it would be great to have you in class!  We will be making 3 cards.  Check out Scrapper's Edge class page and sign up!


Thanks for visiting!!


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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Encouraging Words and Wavin' Hello

Hello Delightful Friends! 
Hope your week is going well!  This week at Word Art Wednesday our sponsor is Lawn Fawn!  Yay!  Love their products (as you can see by my card I've used a lot of their fun dies and stamps).  Here is a link to their fun blog.  Our bi-weekly challenge gives you plenty of time to enter into the challenge and remember you can enter 5 times each week with a new project!  Looking forward to checking out the inspiration!  The challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly.

Here is my card:

Front


                                                                             Inside

Ingredients:  (Lawn Fawn)
Lawn Fawn Dies: Ocean Wave border, Spring Showers (sun), Butterfly Kisses (clouds)
Stamps: Critters in the Sea (dolphin, crab and wavin' hello sentiment); Polka in the Meadow 6x6 paper pad.


Here is our Scripture Art (free to use!) for this week that the design team used:

I thought this verse would be perfect as an encouraging word to a friend and a special birthday blessing for the upcoming year.  I know it's my prayer for myself!  Remembering to stay joyful while growing as a Christian can be a challenge.  Growing pains can be painful but know that the Lord is increasing us in strength and knowledge in Him is a real blessing.  I've been teaching a ladies group in our church and we are studying in Hebrews and we are in chapter 6 which is a very challenging chapter.  But knowing that the Lord is with us and encouraging us in the walk, knowing that we can endure whatever comes our way because He will give us His strong consolation/encouragement to persevere is priceless.  Our hearts our strengthened knowing that the Lord Jesus is our strong refuge in tough times and knowing that God's promises are true and that He cannot lie gives us faith to walk between the times we understand the promise and when the promise is fulfilled. He is always faithful and everyday we can trust Him - and that's a wonderful promise. To God be all the glory!

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Anything Goes Challenge - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Can you believe it's already June!  I've been so busy with our daughter's wedding, that I've been just a bit neglectful of my blog, understandably!  Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things, I'd really like to update my blog and get to sharing a bit more.  I've been making a lot of cards but neglecting to share them here. I've also been teaching a card making class twice a month at our local Scrapbooking and craft store Scrapper's Edge.  (we've updated our website!)
Today I am sharing for Word Art Wednesday!  I hope you will check out the blog and join in our challenge.  It's an Anything Goes, (family friendly) challenge that you can share up to 5 new projects weekly.  Our sponsor this challenge is The Project Bin.  Be sure and check out their blog HERE for some crafty inspiration!

Here is my card for the challenge and our Word Art is from 2 Corinthians 6:18.  You can upload it at Word Art Wednesday (it's free!!) and if you are inspired to use it we would love to see you share it for our challenge but it's not a requirement.


I love this new paper (Wolf Pack - Heidi Swapp) it's a 6x6 paper pad (one of my paper addictions, those doggone paper packs!)  It's a fun outdoorsy theme and perfect for Father's Day and masculine-themed cards.   I chose 3 different designs from the pack for my card and added them to a desert storm card stock base. What I love about those paper packs is that all the papers coordinate so it really  makes for a quick and easy card.  I trimmed the Scripture Art and added it to a piece of woodgrain card stock.  I inked the edges with Distress ink - Brush corduroy. 

The apostle Paul  starts off the 6th chapter of 2nd Corinthians with "We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain." and then he goes on in this chapter to paraphrase a few Old Testament scriptures and instruct us to be separate from the world.  But what I find so interesting is that God wants us to be workers together with Him for our good! God's best for us is never indulgent inactivity, no we are not called to be couch potatoes!  We are ambassadors for Christ, fulfilling God's work.  Trust God, rely on Him, and then see how His work is accomplished. The verse in our Scripture art is part of a call for us to be different from the world, we are expected to live differently when we are His children.  We have a different purpose and that is to glorify our Father.  Isn't it wonderful to know that He claims us as sons and daughters?  It's a blessing as we abide in Jesus and stay faithful to Him. It's a wonderful promise for us when we are willing to separate ourselves from the world's influence and live godly lives that honor our King.

Thanks for visiting!!


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