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!!


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


Seize the Birthday Challenge Anything Goes - Addy's Birthday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Here is my granddaughter Addy's birthday card, cannot believe she is 7 years old already!!
I am entering this card at Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes (as long as it's a birthday!) the birthday sentiment is on the inside.  It's been ages since I've played along in this challenge blog.

 Ingredients: Stamp (Sherri Baldy - Flower Petal Bestie); Sentiment (MFT) Oval Cross Stitched Die (Cottage Cutz); Colored with Copics; Pattern paper (Basic Grey)

Celebrating her birthday at the Cupcake shop!
Riley Ann, Jake, Addy and Tucker Lynn, (all the grandkids!)

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great week.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen   Ephesians 3:20-21


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Waiting for Summer - Word Art Wednesday 234 & 235

Hello Delightful friends and family!
So much going on! Little League baseball and girls softball are winding down for the grandkids so that's going to really help loosen up some time and enable me to get into my neglected (of late) craft room. I have to get my card class proposals in by the 10th (in 3 days! YIKES)  thankfully I have a good idea in what I'm doing, just got to get it down on paper and make some samples for the class board.
It's time for the new Anything Goes (family friendly) Challenge.  We have TWO wonderful sponsor this week and I've used one of  "All Dressed Up"images on my card.  Wendy Burns has the sweetest Etsy store and just love the digital images she's created, they are so cute!  Here is the link to her blog.  Hope you will take time to visit there.  Thanks so much Wendy!
Our second sponsor is the awesome online store PAPER SMOOCHES, they have some of  the cutest stamps and dies, I use them a lot in my classes.
Here is my card I shared at Word Art Wednesday:

I wanted to make the image look like she was looking in/ or/ out a window so I framed her by die cutting the Stitched Circle die from Simon Says Stamp! I used two of the dies to cut out the pattern paper. I used a piece of scrap paper from my stash and it matched perfectly with the background designer paper from Fancy Pants called Park Bench, I've been hording saving this paper for quite some time! I've colored this little darling with Copic Markers and then used the Atyou Spica glitter pens to color the teeny tiny flowers, greenery, butterflies and bees.  I love the braid in her hair and the green garland!  This image is called Waiting for Summer, isn't she the sweetest?  I've added three enamel dots to embellish so this card was easy to assemble.  This weeks Scripture comes from Proverbs 16:9 and I've cut it down and matted it with yellow card stock.

Here is a card I made for a class last week using a Paper Smooches image called Chubby Chums:

I water colored the image after stamping onto the Ranger Water color paper and I used Distress Markers, ink pads and waterbrush to color.  The graduation cap is a stamp and die from Stampers Anonymous called "Crazy Things", the border die is called Stitched Scallops from Lawn Fawn.  This is one of the three cards we did in class last week.  Just wanted to give a shout out and thanks to Paper Smooches for sponsoring us at Word Art Wednesday!

Here is the free Scripture Art that you can grab and use if you'd like when you play along with the challenge at Word Art Wednesday, you don't have to use it to play along but we love seeing it when you do!

A great verse to remind us to pray for  the Lord's direction in our lives.

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic week!


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dear Children - Word Art Wednesday #232 and #233

Hello Delightful friends and family!
It's time for another fun Family Friendly Anything Goes Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

 Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor this week, YAY!!

I've used two exclusive Simon Says Stamp products, the stamp called Melody's Easter (stamp and die set) and the Gingham background stamp.  I've used the coordinating dies to cut out the flowers and Melody, (I added another flower to Melody's hair for dimension.).  I've colored everything with Peerless watercolors and was super excited to use my new Arches watercolor paper.  I've been really struggling to find a good flesh tone color/pigment to use, I'm so used to coloring with my Copic markers. This has definitely been a bit out of my comfort zone!

(sorry the pic isn't the greatest, the colors definitely look better in person, even the flesh tones, ha! Gotta work on that though, the photo looks really splotchy on the face, not so much in person, weird!) 

Other Ingredients:
Wink of Stella, clear (on shoes)
Glossy Accents (on flower centers)
Doodlebug Designs - pattern paper (Under the Sea 6x6)
Neenah white card stock (base)
Purple card stock (Bazzill)
Cottage Cutz Oval Cross Stitched dies
Ranger Dye Ink - Electric Lime
Archival - Jet Black Ink

I have to comment on the beautiful Scripture Art this week, (love the fonts and the design!).  A great encouragement Scripture to send to someone to remind them that the Lord is a loving patient Father.  Paul reminds us in Ephesians 5:1 to "Be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ has loved us and given Himself for us an offering and sacrifice to God as a sweet smelling aroma." He has set the example of self sacrificing love and as an obedient Son.  It's our reasonable service to offer ourselves as living sacrifices - holy and acceptable to Him.  As it says in Ephesians 5:8 " For you were  once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light."  It should be our desire to please our heavenly Father - He is so faithful and although times may get difficult and trials and testing occur know that they are filtered through the loving hands of God for our good and His glory.  He desires the very best for His children and we have access to Him always!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!!


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Word Art Wednesday - 230 and 231 A Gentle Whisper

Hello Delightful Friends and Family
Hope all is going well and now that Spring is in full bloom I hope you are enjoying the outdoors as well as getting some time in your craftroom. I've been getting all my sample cards for my June classes finished so I've been very busy.  Just haven't had time to post them.  However, they are posted over at the Scrapper's Edge classes page.  I still have one class in May left to teach next week then 3 in June. I'm still in the planning stages for July!

Today I get to share a card for the Word Art Wednesday Family Friendly - Anything Goes Challenge #230, #231.  Remember this is a two week challenge.

Our sponsor this challenge is: Freckled Fawn and Papercraft Memories.  A huge thank you to our sponsors each month!

Here's my card:

This is the free Word art that we would love for you to use in the challenge, of course it's not required but it would be fun to see your ideas with it.

Here are the ingredients to my card:
Stamp: Penny Black Gentle Whisper (brush stroke style)
Peeless Water colors
Pretty Pink Posh sequins (sweet pea mix)
Ranger Water color paper (I stamped on the smooth side this time)
Neenah Bright white (80lb) card stock
Bazzill purple
Archival Tree Branch ink
WRMK Genius Die (came with cutting plates)

I stamped the image using the Tree Branch Ink and then watercolored the piece not knowing for sure how the Peerless would react and cover the ink but I think it turned our nicely.  The die (a set) was included with the Genius cutting plates and I inked around the edges with Distress inks (Wilted Violet and Chipped Sapphire).  FYI: This was the stamp I used last month in a class!  The ladies loved the stamp and the technique they learned in class!

The Word Art comes from Karen Murray from this months sponsor  Papercraft Memories.
A wonderful verse from Psalm 33.   It reminds us that to every generation the Word of God and the purpose of the Lord stands forever.  How long is forever?  Forever!! His redemptive plan was put into place before the foundation of the world.   He wants us to know His thoughts and heart towards us, and we are able to through His Word.  The Lord constantly reminds us through the writer in the Book of Psalms to seek Him.  Lately, I've been memorizing portions of   Psalm 63 so that I might know Him better.  I encourage you to seek Him early and to be thankful for His faithfulness. We live in a perplexing time, cling close and follow after the Lord Jesus - He is our Rock and salvation!

Thanks for visiting!  Have a blessed week.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Know, Trust, Seek - Word Art Wednesday

Hello to my dear delightful friends and family!
Sorry to be so MIA here lately, especially in visiting your awesome blogs but life has been a bit on the hectic side here.  Grandkids are beginning to play little league and softball, I've been teaching and prepping for my card classes at Scrapper's Edge and it doesn't leave a whole lot of time when I start adding family, work and church responsibilities into the mix (which are my priorities). I'm sure most of you are in this same boat as I, right?!
However I do have a card to share with you, it's for the next Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge #228, 229.  Thanks again to our sponsor Simon Says Stamp! Be sure and check out their blog HERE for lots of inspiration.  I just order a very cute background stamp from them (Gingham check) that I was going to use this week, but it hasn't arrived yet. (bummer).  I have a feeling it will arrive in the mail today!
Here is my card:

A great encouraging Word from Psalm 9:10.  I love how certain words are in a scripty font, it makes them stand out and that in itself is a mini message!
Here are the ingredients:
Card Base: Neenah bright white 80-lb card stock and also used for printing the Scripture
Designer Paper: Doodlebug Designs Spring Garden Collection (CUTE!!!)
Dies: Cottage Cross-stitched Square set (for word art)
Spellbinders: Flutters
Embellishment: green gingham ribbon and green satin ribbon (my stash); Maya Road Resins: Mini Sparkle & Shine
Distress Inks: watercolor technique on butterfly
This was a super fast and easy card to make, I already had the butterfly made from another project so that was a time saver!  I chose two different 6x6 papers from the Doodlebug Design paper and cut one (the patterned one) at 4" x 5.25", the next paper (green) was cut approx 1/8" bigger and then layered them together.  Then I added my ribbon and bow, the Scripture was cut using the die and cuttlebug (easy peasy) and I popped it up with dimensional tape, assembled the card and I was done!

If you are looking for a good Bible Study for women, I've been facilitating one called Living Hope by Jen Wilkins.  It's a study of 1 Peter.  It's excellent, I ordered it from Lifeway.  It is a nine week study with DVDs and a workbook.  The ladies are really enjoying it, it's definitely a challenge from the Word to live holy and obedient lives.  We are on week 5 (this morning we meet) and the workbooks have 5 days of homework.  
Well, I'm writing this post the night before it goes live and my head keeps nodding so that is a sign it's time to get off the computer and crawl into bed! Mondays and Tuesdays are tough because I work outside the home on those days.  I need to be fresh and have a sound mind for our study in the morning!! Then it will be off to a little league game in the afternoon.
 Hope you all have a blessed week.  

Thanks so much for visiting!