Wednesday, March 25, 2020

He Will Bless - Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello Delightful friends!

So how is everyone out there in blogland?  Hope this week finds you healthy and in a good place both physically and spiritually.
Well, it's time for this weeks Word Art Wednesday challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly) and if you are feeling a little stir crazy due to the "stay at home" orders due to the Corona Virus this challenge may have come at an ideal time.  Of course it's always a great time to get crafty! Little tip or suggestion, pray while you're making your project to share.  We need prayer warriors to lift up the nations that are devastated by this virus and all those who are being affected. (that's quite a prayer list to keep you busy for a while.)

My card today features the Avery Elle Reversed Pink Rectangle Die and the lovely 6x6 paper by Hackney & Co called Wildflower Meadow. This paper pack is so pretty and some of the papers are textured and some are even pearlescent!  Gorgeous!  I've added a couple other dies to this to embellish, the leafy die from Taylored Expressions and the Butterfly die from Spellbinders.  The leaf spray is cut out of black card stock, the butterfly was cut from white card stock and then I "smooshed" ink on my craft sheet and then moved my butterfly through it without watering it down.  The inks I've used are Distress ink Peacock feathers and Versa Magic chalk ink Key Lime by Tsukineko.  After the ink dried I added Versamark ink to the butterfly and then added clear embossing powder and heat set it.  My lovely background art was created by my 4 year old nephew Cylas who created this lovely piece at the age of 2!
Special thanks to our sponsor this week at Word Art Wednesday which is Heffy Doodle!!  Check out their cute stamp sets and dies! 

Our featured Scripture is Psalm 115:13
"He will bless those who fear the LORD, both small and great."

Doesn't really matter your "station" in life, God is not a respecter of persons He will bless the rich and poor, the peasant and prince, the layperson and pastor. What God looks at is the heart of each individual, does that man or woman fear Him? Does that person recognize who He is? A word of wisdom from the Scriptures "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Tim 2:15) Be faithful to the Lord, obey His word and know that the Lord keeps His promises. He will bless those who fear Him. 

Thanks for visiting and God bless!

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Spring Globe Scene - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends!

I have a fun card to share for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge which features the Snow Globe from DRS Designs, a Christmas stamp that I've changed into a Spring Globe!  It took very little masking and I kept it pretty simple but just think of the possibilities with this stamp! I love versatility.
Thank you DRS Designs for sponsoring the prize for this weeks challenge at Word Art Wednesday!! Please play along with us, it's Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge.

I've stamped on 100# Bristol Vellum paper and then watercolored the images with Zig Clean Color Brushes.  I used very little water to blend.  The cute images are from a Lawn Fawn Butterfly Kisses set. I masked using post-it notes.  I popped up the globe on the designer paper which was a scrap from Simple Stories Oh Happy Day 12x12 paper.

inside of card:

The inside was colored with pencils and I cut out the Scripture art with a circle die and using my trimmer I made a straight cut at the bottom of the circle to match up with the globe.  Thankfully I sized my Scripture art to fit perfectly!! I totally guessed!

The Scripture this week is Ephesians 3:20 "Now to Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, vs 21 to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever, Amen
Oh to know and understand the love that Christ Jesus has for us!  It passes all knowledge and then to be able to realize He alone is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or even think and then work in us to bring Him glory.  It truly is mind blowing isn't it?!  If we know Him and love Him we want to please Him by living an obedient and sanctified life.  Seek Him and dig into His Word and be filled with His Spirit. You will experience the joy of the Lord.

Have an incredible week, thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Word Art Wednesday - Psalm 121:5

Hello Delightful Friends!
Are you feeling it?  Spring.... maybe... at least today.  I have to laugh because I know very well here in northern California we get a little sneak peek of Spring and then it's gone again for a few weeks.  It's as if God is saying, "Winter is almost over, hang in there, here is a little preview of Spring but don't put away your winter clothes!"  Spring is definitely not a time to put away the winter clothes that is for sure, the wind can be unbearably cold her in the damp coastal area that we live in.  But it is so nice to see the trees budding and the sun shining even if it's from the inside looking out! If I step outside reality hits me right in the bare face... brrrr!

Well it's time for another card for our Word Art Wednesday challenge (Anything Goes, Family Friendly).  Our sponsor this week is The Project Bin a fun place to shop online for clear stamps with snappy sentiments! Their blog has a great page of tutorials so be sure and check it out!!!

Isn't this adorable bee paper? (Photo Play Tulla and Norbert line - Honey Bee)
I've used the Polka in the Meadow line (Lawn Fawn) to frame out the cute Honey Bee paper, and a white A2 card base.  The little bee is from the Photo Play stamp set from that same line which I stamped and fussy cut after coloring with a yellow and gray pencil.  The Scripture Art was matted with black card stock.

The Scripture this week is from Psalm 121 verse 5 and is from one of the Songs of Ascent. It is one of the songs sung by the Jewish pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem to worship.  This particular verse talks about how the Lord will keep you, I'm so glad I don't have to "keep" myself, the Lord is my protector, He surrounds me and watches over me.  He is the One who is vigilant, so much more than I am capable of. Plus He surrounds me with favor, He defends me as I trust and rejoice in Him.
2 Timothy 1:12..."for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day."  I am so glad He is my Keeper!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to play along with us at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge blog!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

As it is written - Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello Delightful friends!

Here is my card for this weeks Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes/Family friendly Challenge #426 & 427! Our fabulous sponsor Seth Apter Designs is donating 2 $25 gift certificates that means 2 winners!  Be sure and check out this talented mixed media artist's blog HERE.

As usual I keep my cards pretty CAS.  This year I've been trying really hard to use the larger scraps of designer paper that I have on hand and this card is no exception.  I wish I could tell you what company the paper is from but... they are from my scraps. I did a couple of angle cuts to design this one and then added 3 cute little hearts since it's Valentine's Day this week and the word heart and love are in the Scripture Art.
Our verse this week is from 1 Corinthians 2:9 and isn't it the truth!  We just can't really comprehend what God has prepared for us, but I know it's wonderful!  Plus He has given us just a little taste of His goodness with the "down payment" of the Holy Spirit.  Oh taste and see that the Lord He is good!!

Well have a great week, thanks for visiting and may God bless you richly!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

His Thoughts Towards Us - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends!
Hope your week is going well, sorry I'm a little late in getting this card posted.  I meant to have it all ready to go and I must confess, I was just too tired last night to turn on my computer!
Between working all day, then our grandson's basketball game, then church prayer meeting I was ready for bed.  I've never been so happy that we had leftovers and I didn't have to cook!  I'm sure you are just as busy so I thank you for stopping by and checking out my card for Word Art Wednesday.  Our sponsor this week is The Stamps For Life!  They have an awesome online store with not only stamps but dies and all sorts of stamping supplies!  Be sure and check it out.  One lucky person will win a $25 voucher to the store so please play along at Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes, Family Friendly challenge blog. Don't forget you can share 5 new projects each week for a chance to win!

Here is my card for the challenge:

I've used all scraps (except the card base) for this card.  I had a couple of larger pieces that I've used as the background and to mat the pretty floral pattern paper.  I've used a scrap of matching teal card stock and cut it to 4" x 1/4" I've also cut the larger floral piece to make two pieces so that the green card stock behind it shows which gives the illusion of 4 separate pieces but in reality the teal card stock breaks up the smaller floral piece so that it looks like two pieces.  Hope that makes sense, I suppose if you saw the card in person it would!  The ribbon is white seam binding and is also a leftover piece that I had used Distress Inks to dye it, it matched perfectly.
The Scripture Art was printed on white Neenah card stock and I die cut it using the Avery Elle Reversed Pink die. I cut it out twice in white one with Scripture and one without so that I could use the "frame" cut out twice to give it a bit of dimension by layering them together. Easy peasy!  I always try to keep the Scripture Art the main focus of my card.

The Scripture is from Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; 
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.

Such a true verse written by King David, God is so good to us in so many ways that it's impossible to keep them in order.  Even if we can't keep them in order, we should always be ready to give an account for the hope that we have in our Lord Jesus Christ.  We may be the only reflection of Jesus that a person may encounter and we need to make sure we shine brightly for Him.  His thoughts towards us are for good the Word says please remember that, especially when going through the difficult times of life (which there will be, no one is immune.) But learn to be thankful and allow the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us and most importantly rejoice in the Lord who will deliver us! God is faithful.

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

So Very Blessed - Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends!
Hope you are settling into the new year!  I love the Scripture Art this week, it has such a timely message for all of us.  I had to add the bottom sentiment on the card, not only because Neat and Tangled is our sponsor this week but because it's the outcome of the waiting and seeking the Lord! None of us like to "wait" whether it's in a line at the store or for a package to arrive in the mail (especially if it's crafty fun stuff, right?!), or waiting for a prayer to be answered.  But it's important to learn to settle our minds and get them fixed on God's Word as we wait.  We are "so very blessed" when we can learn that lesson, we see that the Lord is so very good to us.

Here is this weeks card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Family Friendly - Anything Goes) as I mentioned Neat and Tangled is our sponsor this week!! Yay, such a fun stamp company.  They have a big end of year Retirement Sale going on right now so be sure and check it out!!  Then go to their blog and see all the fun crafty inspiration.  Hope you'll join us at WAW and don't forget to share with us a project for a chance to win.  You can share 5 new projects a week (the challenge is for 2 weeks).

Neat and Tangled Gardenia Blooms Journaling stamp set (sentiment - retired)
Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6x6 paper
Cottage Cutz Nested Stitched Scallop Circle set (to make the pink frame)
paper flowers with jewels were in my stash of goodies
Neenah bright white card stock for the base
Pink card stock is a scrap from an 8x8 pad of pastel c/s from DCWV

Well that's it for me today. Head over to the Word Art Wednesday blog and check out the other designer's work and if you like the Scripture art you can get it and upload it for free!

Have a blessed week! Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Word Art Wednesday

Happy New Year!

Wow, starting a new decade!  I pray that you will prosper as your soul prospers in 2020.

It's a new year and a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday with a wonderful sponsor for our prize!  Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is our sponsor and some of their design team have shared some crafty inspiration at the Word Art Wednesday blog. Thank you Sharon Johnson!  Don't forget our challenge runs 2 weeks and you can share your crafty inspiration with us for two weeks!  
Here is my card for this weeks Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge:

I've used the Farmhouse Signage stamp set and the Cup of Java (Coffee) die. Love the fun stamps which I've used to make the background.  It's a little busy in the photo but not so much in person.  The designer paper is from Echo Park 6x6 pad called Down on the Farm - I die cut the border using an Avery Elle die called Reversed Pink Die.  Ink used is from Archival black and vermillion.
The Scripture Art is from Psalm 16:8.
Be sure and check out the Word Art Wednesday Blog for  a whole lot of inspiration!

Again Happy New Year and God bless!