Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Finding Joy - Word Art Wednesday (Challenge 280 & 281)

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Just a quick post to share my card for Word Art Wednesday.  I've been doing lots of experimenting with watercolors and my card this week is no exception.  I've used layering stamps, a Distress Ink, a Marvy Brush Marker and a Zig Clean Color Marker for this card.

Hope you'll link up this week (and next) at WAW, share your project with us! This weeks generous sponsor is Simon Says Stamp!! Also welcome to Diane Hover who has been our  Guest Designer this month!  Be sure and visit the challenge site and read the devotional plus see all the fun creations by the design team!

 Above is this weeks free Word Art digi.

Ingredients to card:
Hampton Art Layering Stamp "Happy"
Distress ink - Worn Lipstick
Marvy Brush Marker - Olive (stamped off once)
Zig Clean Color marker - orange
140lb Strathmore cold press watercolor paper
pink gingham ribbon (my stash)
Green card stock
Neenah bright white 80lb card stock (base and digi sentiment)

Our scripture art this week features Psalm 5:11.  This is one of my favorites for personal reasons but I have to add the following verse 12 to make it complete for me.  I even wrote a worship song for our church based on these verses.
Here is verse 12 in the NKJV:
"For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield."
I would have to look back at some old journaling notebooks of mine to see why exactly these verses ministered to me so much but I do know that I pray for God's favor to surround me as a shield. Verses 11 and 12 remind me that joy, protection and blessing will surround me because I put my trust and faith in the Lord.  Just imagine that large shield designed to surround us completely with God's benefits.  If that doesn't create a bit of joy in the soul then I don't know what will!!  Chapter 5 is a great prayer for guidance that David penned and in my bible notes it says "To the Chief Musician, with flutes, a Psalm of David" perhaps that is why I was inspired to pen my own song after reading these verses! But I must admit, I do not play the flute, I play the keyboards, however, I believe there is a flute function on it! 😁
Well that's all for me, I pray you all have a fantastic week and trust that you will be delighted by God's Word and as you seek Him early each day you will feel that joy and peace that surrounds you like a shield.
Thanks so much for visiting!


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mustard Seed Faith Challenge - Traveling Mercies and Seize the Birthday Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!  Happy Resurrection Sunday to you all!
Just found this new Christian Challenge blog called Mustard Seed Faith Challenge I just want to give a shout out to them, I recognize a few of the names and what a blessed group of talented ladies on the Design Team! Be sure and visit and link up and read their devotional too.  This weeks theme is "Traveling Mercies" (MSFC #3) so the card below I finished yesterday definitely qualifies!

I've been playing in my craftroom the last couple of days and trying to get some samples done for a class in June at Scrapper's Edge.  So I've got my theme for one class:  "Lovin' Summer" instead of Summer Lovin' which reminds me of the song from Grease! Not really sure if that's the title of the song 😀
 It will be a combination masculine/summer cards. I think this will be one of  the three cards. I've watercolored the background sky and sand/road and also the VW bus and used this cute paper from Doodlebug Designs called Fun in the Sun Collection. I wish the photo was better, the colors on the water color paper are more vivid than what's showing. I used Tombow Markers for all of the coloring and a #12 round brush on the background and a #3 round brush on the van and palm trees. I've also used a black Copic small brush marker for touch ups around the tires.
I think I will add Glossy Accents to the windows and a sequin or two or three (I like odd numbers)around the sentiment and this will be complete. The stamp set I've used is called Surf's Up from Avery Elle.

I haven't played over at Seize the Birthday  in a long while so I will be linking up there too! The challenge is to use 2 different pattern papers.

Have a blessed week! Thanks for visiting.

“And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.” Matthew 28:7


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Rejoicing with You at Easter - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Hoping this is finding you all well and having a blessed week!  We are celebrating "Resurrection Sunday" this weekend!  The world wants to promote bunnies and chocolate eggs but when you think of Easter I hope that you will remember not only the great sacrifice Jesus made on our behalf but also that the tomb where they laid His body is empty, HE IS RISEN!! The hope of eternal life is ours because of what He has done! Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

Can you believe it's already mid April? Today is a special day, it's my mom's 79th birthday.  
Happy Birthday Mom! 

It's also hard to believe that it's already time to share a card for our challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  Here is my card for this weeks Anything Goes - Family friendly challenge:

Here are the ingredients:
Stamps - Taylored Expressions Calla Lily Bouquet and Easter Joy
Card Stock: Desert Storm, gold (my stash, I can only assume its Bazzill) and bright white (Neenah)
I colored the calla Lily with Copics and the green background was done by using a blending tool and Distress Oxide Peeled Paint on a diecut (Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle) piece of Neenah Desert Storm. It's hard to see the effects of the technique but I started at one end and blended the ink on about 3/4 of the card stock, the lighter end is behind the calla lily. I also spritzed some water on the panel to cause it to activate and lift color. It just adds a look of texture to it (it looks better in person), then I stamped the sentiment "Rejoicing with you this Easter" in Archival Jet Black ink.
The Word Art is John 12:23 and printed on Vellum.  I fussy cut out the vase and calla lilies and popped them up with dimensional adhesive.  I added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh (sweet pea mix)  
Please join us at Word Art Wednesday, we have some great sponsors each challenge and you can link up 5 new projects and share your talent with all of us!!

Resurrection Sunday is the epitome of hope and the strong message that truth will always triumph over the evil. In our scripture art today it says: Jesus answered them saying "The hour is come, that the Son of Man should be glorified." (John 12:23).  
The hour is come - many times it is recorded that Jesus said His time was not yet come.  But finally it was time, perfectly on time according to all the prophecies concerning Him. He was the perfect Lamb of God willingly laying down His life for us. Oh my goodness all the types and shadows in the Word that point to Jesus and the redemptive work He would do, it's all spelled out if we are willing to believe. I encourage you to read the Bible with eyes and a heart filled with believing that Jesus was and is exactly who He said He was: the Savior of the world, God in the flesh, Emmanuel (God with us). 
 "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." Philippians 2: 9-11

Have a blessed week!! Thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family
Hope you are having a great day!  Here it is already time for another Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes (Family friendly) Challenge (#276 and #277).  Hope you will link up with us at the blog and share your art.  I mainly do cardmaking but with an Anything Goes challenge you could share your Bible Journaling page, any mixed media, scrapbook layouts etc. We would love to see it and you may win a prize, too! You can share up to 5 new projects.
Here is my card, I played with my new Distress Oxide Inks (finally!!).

I began with 100lb Hammermill  Photo white card stock, normally I use the Neenah 80lb for just about everything, but I wanted to "mist" my paper after stamping with the Oxide inks so I went with the heavier card stock. (It probably would have been fine with the Neenah,)
I chose Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Wilted Violet inks for my card. The stamp set was an old Taylored Expressions Kit stamp set (Sending Smiles, retired) .  It had solid flowers and just the right size I wanted to use.  First I die cut the Scripture word art with a Spellbinder Circle.  Then using the negative of the die cut I used it to draw a circle (pencil) so I would know where I wanted to place the flowers and leaves.
I started with the pink flowers and added some of the leaves, then I filled in with the violet flowers, added more leaves and the violet berries. After stamping the first layer of all the flowers I used my Mini Mister to spray water over the inks and then watched them "oxidize", dried it with a heat gun and then I added some doodling with my white Signa Uni-ball pen. I framed out the Scripture with green card stock that was die cut using two of the circle dies.  I added a leafy branch (Taylored Expressions die) and some natural hemp cording for a bow. I also inked around the edges and last but not least  adhered it to my card base.

Here is our free Scripture Art, you don't have to use it on the project you share but it's always fun to see them when you do!

This is a really good verse to memorize.  If you read all of Psalm 90 you can read that the Psalmist is comparing God's eternity to our mortality and then he writes about God's wrath due to our sin, then comes a plea for grace and compassion, and then a plea for the Lord's favor to rest upon us. 
 Knowing that our lives are just a vapor compared to eternity makes me so thankful for what Jesus has done for me.  He took the wrath of God intended for me upon Himself on the cross, so that I might have right standing/God's favor on my life.  Now I know that my life has meaning and it's so important to fulfill God's purposes for me here on this earth.  
 I pray for wisdom, discernment and understanding almost daily and know that it only works if I apply it. (Reading His Word is of utmost importance if we want to grow!)  It takes being mindful of God working in us, we must take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ so that we can number our days and apply our hearts to wisdom. As I said our earthly life is so brief compared to eternity. I want to run this race with endurance and finish well. With the Lord's help I know I will.

Thanks for visiting today and may God's favor rest upon you!!


Thursday, March 23, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge and Spring photos

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Sharing this card at the Daily Marker for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Oh and by the way happy Spring to you all!  I've added some pictures from my yard that tell me that Spring has arrived.  Funny that my card today is a Christmas one!!

This will be one we will be making in class in April to continue my "1 Christmas card a month in a class" promise to the gals who take my classes.  I fell in love with Kay Miller's card here  (thanks for the inspiration Kay!) I wish I had the same color of green c/s she used but anyway I added my own twist to it and CASE'd it.  The ingredients are listed below.

Stamps - Penny Black Winter Joy, Rejoice with Joy; Hero Arts - Branches
Paper: Bazzill Green Apple card stock, Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor paper; red & black card stock and the base is 80lb Neenah bright white.
Ink: Ranger Dye Ink Lily Pad; Distress Inks, Mowed Lawn, Iced Spruce, Antique Linen, Fired Brick; Tombow Marker #847 (red)
Dies: Lawn Fawn Fancy Scallop Rectangle
Versamark Ink; Ranger White Embossing Powder
Making Memories Spotlight acrylic paint; Micron Black Pen (to trace around holly and berries.
3M Dimensional Adhesive

Here are my Spring photos:
Flowering Cherry

Wisteria bud

Bee collecting  pollen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

You have heard that it was said, "You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. Matthew 5:43-44


Thursday, March 16, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,

This is a card I was working on for a class next month (Flower Power) at Scrapper's Edge, all the cards will be focused on flowers (of course!).  I've colored this with Tombow markers and the layering stamp is called Believe from Hampton Arts.  The background colors are Distress Inks and I've used 140lb cold press watercolor paper (Strathmore).  I will be sharing this at the Daily Marker blog for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I've been coloring nearly every day, just don't get things posted like I should!

Thanks so much for visiting and hooray it's less than a week until it's officially Spring!!

You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb.  Psalm 139:13
(Love that the Lord knows us before we are even born!!)


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Word Art Wednesday Challenge 274 and 275

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,

I have a real simple card to share today.  I've used a Heidi Swapp stencil to create this background.
It's time for our Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes - Family Friendly Challenge.  Hope you will link up and share with us, it's a two week challenge and you can enter up to 5 times!

I wish the photo did this justice.  The butterflies are so shimmery with the Perfect Pearls added after blending the three ink colors. 

Here are the ingredients I've used:
Heidi Swapp butterfly stencil
Distress Inks - Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon
Paper: white Vellum, Hammermill 100lb white card stock
Perfect Pearls spray, Ranger Glacier White Enamil Accents
Copic Markers: BG0000, BG10, W0, W1
Word Art Karen Murray

Our Word art today is from the book of Revelation.  Our future hope of a world without sorrow is expressed in this verse from Revelation 21.  Everyone experiences sorrow.  It is just a part of this life. The Bible talks about different types of sorrow.  There is one that is very important and it is the sorrow we have when we repent.  It is called godly sorrow and it leads to life. It is the complete opposite of wordly sorrow that leads to death.  (read 2 Corinthians 7:9-10)
I am looking forward to that time coming when sorrow will end.  I just felt led to share the verse before the one featured in our Word art.  It is Revelation 21:3 is says: 
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, "Behold the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them and they shall be His people, God Himself will be with them and be their God."
In Genesis, God walked with Adam & Eve in the Garden and in the Gospel of John "And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" tells us that Jesus, God in the flesh walked among those in Israel so we look forward to the day when God again will be dwelling with us. He will wipe away all our tears, there will be no more death, sorrow, crying or pain!  What a day that will be when our Jesus we shall see!  To God be all the glory.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out Word Art Wednesdays Challenge!


Monday, March 6, 2017

No Line Coloring Part 2 - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hey there Delightful Friends and Family!

Here is the final coloring of this poppy stamp from Penny Black.  I don't think I mentioned in my last post that I originally stamped this with Distress Ink Antique Linen.  I'm not going to mess with this anymore.  Next time you see this it will be on a card with a sentiment!  I've added another layer of paint and lightly colored the background blue and gray with a little bit of negative painting in a darker gray.
This is Day 6 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Just getting this in under the wire!

Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you are having a colorful day!

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  Galatians 5:13


Sunday, March 5, 2017

No Line Coloring - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Crazy weather here in northern California!   Lots of hail and even more snow in the lower mountain ranges. So I'm now staying in and working on my no line coloring technique!  This is really hard for me and I really want to learn this skill. I was hoping to share this  technique in a class next month but I don't think I'm ready to do that.  Maybe after lots and lots of practice, which means lots and lots of coloring!  I still need to add another layer of color and figure out the background on this.  Maybe tomorrow I will have that done and ready to post (at least the coloring portion).
This is Day 5 of the 30 day coloring challenge.

Stamp: Penny Black
Paper: 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper
Watercolor: Simply Art 36 cake paint set
Brushes #2, #3, #6, #0/2

Thanks so much for visiting and have a color happy day!
(the sun is peeking through, I tell ya, it's crazy weather time)

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Happy Thoughts - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hi there Delightful friends and family,

Can't believe I've posted 4 days in a row! Wow!  Today is going to a busy one but I finished up this card, it's been a card in progress.  Lots of stamping, lots of coloring and a bunch of doodling!  Finally I've finished it and can get it posted.  So as you read in the title this is for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
This is also a card that I was working on for a class to be held in April at Scrapper's Edge for the CrafterNoon card class I teach.

Stamp: Paper Smooches Best Buds
Dies: Avery Elle Happy
Paper: Card Stock, blue, green, black; Neenah bright white (base) Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor paper
Pens: Micron .30; Signa Uni-ball white pigment ink pen
Fun Foam (lime); Sizzix Big Shot

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!

Whenever I am afraid I will trust in You. Psalm 56:3


Friday, March 3, 2017

A Doggone Birthday Card - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
It's DAY 3 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Have you checked out the blog hop that started yesterday?  LOADS of crafty inspiration and lots of prizes, too!

Stamps: Crazy Dogs mini set (Stamper's Anonymous); Sentiment (Paper Smooches)
Paper: Doodlebug Designs; Neenah bright white; navy c/s
Coloring Medium: Zig clean color markers
Ink: Archival Jet Black; Ranger Dye Ink Blue Ribbon
Die: Spellbinders deckled rectangle
Glossy Accents; Liquid Pearls, Buttercup 

Fun card for my grandson who is turning 10 years old! The crazy dog looks like their Boxer named Belle in the face!

Thanks for visiting! Have a colorful day!

Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing Psalm 100:2


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Butterfly Kisses

Hello Delightful Friends & Family!

Day 2 of 30 Day Coloring Challenge:

Stamps: Penny Black (that would be Mimi!), Sentiment: C.C. Designs
Coloring Medium: Zig Clean Color Markers
Dies: Grass, Taylored Expressions; Label, Stitched Hillside, Label, Butterflies - Lawn Fawn
Inks: Oxide Distress Warm Lipstick, Archival Jet Black
Glossy Accents, Stickles
Paper: Echo Park and Lawn Fawn, Neenah bright white 80lb; Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper

Thanks for visiting!  Have a blessed day.

A man's heart deviseth his way: But the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Bloomin' Birthday - 30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 1

*This is my 2nd post today!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

It's time again for another fabulous 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Kathy at the Daily Marker.
I always have good intentions to color everyday and I often do but getting them posted is a whole different story! But here I am to play along for Day 1.  The lavender stamp I've used is a set from Taylored Expressions called Lavender Bouquet and the fun sentiment is also a TE stamp set called Bloomin' Boots.  I've colored with Zig Clean Color Markers on watercolor paper.  The background circle (I think I may squeal) is the new Oxide Distress Inks!!
 Here is what I did on the watercolor circle:
I started with laying down the ink on my craft sheet and spritzing with water.  I used Faded Jeans and did about 3 layers worth.  I was noticing some lavender colors showing when I add the droplets of water so I decided to add some Warm Lipstick to the mix as an experiment (because our store sold out too fast for me buy any other colors! (I only have the two mentioned above and Peeled Paint.)

So here is my card:

Thanks so much for visiting and have a colorful day!!

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  Matthew 6:34


Rejoicing & Praying - Word Art Wednesday and Taylored Expressions!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
So excited to share with you my card featuring stamps from one of our sponsor for Word Art Wednesday this week:  Taylored Expressions! Yay!
Taylored Expressions was the first online stamp company I ever ordered from and I just loved their sketch challenges and their Key Ingredient monthly kit (way back when!). Their products are fabulous and the design team is one of the best in the craft industry, if not the best! Such a creative group.  Thanks Taylor for being our sponsor and thank you for so much inspiration that you've shared with all of us crafters!  Wouldn't you love to win the prize for this challenge?? Go visit the Word Art Wednesday Challenge blog for challenge #272 and #273. And make sure you visit the Taylored Expressions Blog for more inspiration!

This stamp is from the set Light of the World which includes another stained glass image and four sentiments. Check out this link HERE.  I've used my Zig Clean Color markers to color and stamped the image with Jet Black Archival ink, using my MISTI for placement. I've stamped on 140lb cold press watercolor paper (Strathmore) cut to 4" x 5.25" and layered it on black card stock and adhered to a Neenah 80lb  white card stock base. The Scripture was printed on Vellum.
Here is a peek at the inside where I've used another T.E. stamp set called Easter Joy (retired).

I chose the stamp image with the stained glass cross to coordinate with the 1 Thessalonian verse. It was a reminder to rejoice in the fact that Jesus is no longer on the cross and the grave could not hold Him so that I could pray and have fellowship with Him without ceasing!  Isn't that great to know?  Sometimes it's hard to be thankful and rejoice when we are facing tough battles in this life, but the Bible tells us that He will never leave us nor forsake us and that we also can come boldly to the throne of grace in our time of need.  It seems lately that I've been spending much more time at the foot of His throne but I also know that He intercedes for me and knows the desires of my heart.  Remembering that helps me to be filled with joy and thanksgiving. I know that Jesus gives me the strength to do that with the help of His Holy Spirit and know with assurance that God is still at work even in the unknown! So run this race of faith with endurance and don't give up! God is faithful don't stop trusting, don't stop praying. Be encouraged!

Thanks so much for visiting today and please visit Word Art Wednesday and join us for this 2 week Anything Goes - family friendly challenge. You can link up 5 new projects!

I will be posting another card I made using two more stamp sets from Taylored Expressions for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge later today at the Daily Marker Blog!!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Nothing too hard for God - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,
Hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day!   Can't believe we are already in the middle of February.  Wasn't it just Christmas?  My mom had back surgery January 6 and is finally doing better and walking with a cane rather than a walker. Please continue to pray for the Lord to strengthen her and help her to persevere with her exercises. I've made a card for our family friendly - Anything  Goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday #270 - 271!
We have a great sponsor in Simon Says Stamp!  As a matter of fact I've used the sheep from the Melody's Easter stamp & die set on this card. Did you know if you play along you have a chance at winning a $25 gift card for Simon Says Stamp Online store!
  I've colored the sheep with Copics W0, W1 and R20;  Then with my Micron black pen I began adding (what looks like smiles) curved lines on the body and the forehead,  I thought that would add a little fun and dimension to the wool.  And since it's still winter I've added the snowcaps to the mountains (Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Border).  These are available at the Simon Says Stamp online store!

This is a really simple card to put together, 2 pieces of pattern paper,white card stock, blue card stock, the mountain die, the sheep, copics to color and Scripture Art, and voila!
I love how Karen Murray (Scripture Art designer) made the last line bold.  It truly highlights the verses meaning and Jeremiah who is being quoted from chapter 32 verse 17 experienced the Lord's hand in his life and if you know anything about Jeremiah's life you know he had his ups and downs (just like all of us) but the bottom line is that "there is nothing too hard for Thee."  God who spoke the world into existence isn't hindered whatsoever in delivering you through or out of your difficulties.  Jesus is the faithful Good Shepherd (that's what I'm learning this week in our Bible study with Lysa Terkheurst's "Finding I Am" - this is a very good Bible study.

Well thanks for visiting and don't forget to play along with us at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge, remember you can link up 5x and that means you have more chances to win that gift card from Simon Says Stamp!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Faith, Hope and Charity - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends and family!
It's time for another card for our challenge at Word Art Wednesday (#268 and #269).  Hope you will play along and remember it's Anything Goes - Family Friendly. Our sponsors this week are Winnie & Walter and the Cutting Cafe!  Thank you sponsors!!
Our Scripture art is from 1 Corinthians 13:13 and it's all about the love of God - Agape!

Here is my card:

Here are the ingredients and steps to making this card:
1. Base - Neenah bright white card stock A2 size with side fold. 
2.  Cut Strathmore 140lb cold press watercolor paper 5.5 x 4.25
3. Using blue painter's tape (1" wide), place tape around all the edges to make a "frame".
4. Stamp heart (Simon Says Stamp - Roses for You set) using Jet Black Archival ink on watercolor paper.
5. Stamp same heart onto masking paper and cut out and cover the stamped heart.
6. Stamp stem and leaves using Olive Archival Ink (see photo for placement)
7. Remove masking paper.
8. Using Zig Clean Color brushes, color the heart (Dark Pink, Dark Red, Carmine Red).  Dry. Color Leaves (May Green & Light Green). Dry completely. Use waterbrush or #2 round brush and clean water to blend colors before drying.
9. Color "white area inside the frame with Cobalt Blue Zig Clean Color brush, blend with clean water and #3 round brush.  Dry completely.
10. Carefully pull off blue masking tape.
11. With Micron black pen, draw lines using a ruler to frame out focal image.
12.  Add Scripture Art that has been printed out on Vellum, adhere on the backside of watercolor paper.  Adhere to the card base.

Our friend is here from Nebraska visiting for a week so I need to keep this brief. He is a pastor and evangelist and will be preaching at our church 3 nights this week plus Sunday morning so it's a busy and blessed week!  Hope everyone has a wonderful week and are walking in love, it's the best gift to give and receive!

Thanks for visiting and please remember to pray for the USA!


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Help Comes From the Lord (WAW 266 and 257)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope all is well with you.  I'm battling bronchitis but went to the doctor and had a breathing treatment and got a prescription for an inhaler so I'm looking forward to breathing without my chest sounding like a creaking gate and getting a good night sleep real soon!

It's time for WORD ART WEDNESDAY Anything Goes (family friendly) Challenge again!  This weeks sponsor is SIMON SAYS STAMP!!! (check out the SSS blog for lots of inspiration!) Hope you can play along, maybe you will win the $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.  Thank You Simon Says!!  Just a reminder that you can link up 5 new projects.

Here is my card and I've used the Simon Says Stamp Gingham Background stamp for the background. The technique I've used is emboss resist using Distress Inks, Versamark and clear embossing powder.

Free Scripture Art:

Are you facing a hill, a problem too big to handle?  Don't let that difficulty become bigger than God. Declare God's Word and say to that difficulty "my help comes from the Lord!" You may not understand how that help will come but keep your eyes focused on Him knowing that He is in control and will deliver the righteous.  The Lord watches over us day and night.(read all of Psalm 121) He is faithful.  Jesus told His disciples that in this world we will have tribulation.  But He goes on to say that we should be of good cheer because He overcame the world.  Be encouraged today in Christ Jesus, He loves us and doesn't want our fears to overwhelm our faith. To God be all the glory!

Other Ingredients: Word Art Wednesday Scripture Art
 Lawn Fawn Stitched Tree Border Die;
Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
Paper: Lawn Fawn Plaids (6x6) for trees; green polkadot from my stash; white Vellum; 140lb Strathmore cold press watercolor paper; Neenah bright white c/s (base)
Versamark Ink; Clear Embossing powder, EK Success Anti-static powder
Big Shot diecutting machine

Thanks so much for visiting!!


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Redeemed - Word Art Wednesday Challenge (264 & 265)

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Happy New Year to you all! Praying for a wonderful year for all of us and if you are in Christ then I know it can't be anything but blessed because we are safe in His hands.

We are starting our new year of challenges for Word Art Wednesday with new sponsors and some fun things planned. I'm looking forward in being a part of this creative, God honoring challenge team!
So without further chitchat here is my card and the beautiful Scripture art that you are invited to use (it's free!). Of course you don't have to use it to play along but we would love for you to try it out! Just a quick reminder that our challenge is Anything Goes and Family Friendly.   Our sponsor this challenge (which runs for 2 weeks) is the Greeting Farm $40 in product and Craftin' Desert Divas 2 digis!

I just love the stamp I've used from WPlus9.  I started by using my Zig Clean Color Markers to create the background, I scribbled the color on the 140lb cold press Strathmore watercolor paper and added water with a brush.  Dried it with a heat gun.  Then I did a bit of masking to create the scene.  Stamped with Archival Fern Green ink, then I colored in the images with the same colors I used for the background.  I added a little bit of the white Signa Uniball pen to highlight the images after it dried. I printed the verse on vellum then added the seam binding ribbon/bow (it was dyed using Distress Ink - Twisted Citron). Then I added it to a white c/s base.

Don't forget to head over to Word Art Wednesday and grab the free Scripture Art and take time to play along with us.

When you consider this new year I think it would benefit us greatly if we start it out by giving thanks to the Lord for it!  When God delivers us from anything we should be giving thanks and after 2016 we really should be giving thanks for a new day (His mercies are new every morning!!), for a  new year 😊 it most definitely was a trying one here in the USA. So we really need to take heed and "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so!!"  Let's magnify the Lord this year and truly give Him all the glory and praise even in the midst of our own personal trials and expect the victory, after all the battle is the Lord's!  
Here is a New Testament verse to go along with Psalm 107, it's from 1 John 3:1 "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God." Hope you will take the time to read Psalm 107 and see how our faithful Lord takes care of those who call out to Him.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a wonderful day!!