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!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Great Things He has Done - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful Friends!
We are 1 week out from celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus.  Can you believe how fast the last month has gone? The last week has been super busy for me.  I was asked to speak at the Women's Christian Brunch here locally (Vital Network aka Stonecroft Ministries) that happened last Wednesday and then I hosted our ladies and daughters from church for a Christmas lunch and gift exchange on Saturday.  We had a delightful time! I think there were 26 in attendance and we had a Mexican themed lunch with enchiladas, chicken taco casserole and two soups and yummy cupcakes for dessert. So now that those two events are over I think I can finish cleaning and decorating my home, but not before sharing this card for our Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes/Family Friendly challenge.

Head over to the challenge blog and check out the prize it will be available to someone for sharing their crafty project with us.The challenge runs for two weeks and you can enter 5 new projects each week!
Here is my card:

The Scripture Art is from 1 Samuel 12 verse 24
"Only fear the Lord, and serve Him in truth with all your heart: For consider how great things He hath done for you."

This time of year it's important for me to keep things simple so this card certainly fits that description.  It starts with a white card base (A2 size).  I've added a green card stock layer and then the pattern paper (cut 4x 5.25) which I've diecut a circle with a Spellbinder circle die.  I then added the Scripture and adhered it to the back of the top layer.  Then I added the green bow to the center bottom of the circle.  It is simple and should be less bulky to mail too!  Isn't that paper pretty? It's Winter Wonderland by Heidi Swapp.  It's 12x12 and double-sided.

Well that it's for me!  I probably won't be back until January 1, 2020 for our next challenge so have a blessed Christmas and enjoy your families!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - All is Calm

Hello Delightful Friends!
Just a simple card to share for our Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge.
Hope you will join us at the challenge blog and add your project!  You can add 5 new creations each week the challenge runs (2 weeks) and perhaps you can win a prize!  Head over to Word Art Wednesday and see what this weeks prize is!

The Scripture art is available to use and it's free, this week it's from Matthew 1:18.  The font is very pretty but not very bold and I reduced the size quite a bit to fit my card so hopefully you can read it.
The "all is calm" is from a stamp set called Mistletoe Messages from Concord & 9th, it is so cute and there are many small sentiments in this set.
The designer paper I've used is from Authentique 8x8 bundle collection: Rejoice.  I've matted the verses with a solid green and a solid red card stock and then added a sweet bow that has little flecks of silver.  It's still pretty flat for mailing and that's what I like to do especially this time of year with all the cards going through the mail.  Well I hope you like my card.  Thanks so much for visiting.

Until next time... keep your eyes on Jesus.  He is the reason for the season!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Thanksgiving - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

It's been nearly a month since I've been on my blog.  And it's been a super busy time for me. I'm working more hours on the job so that means more hours away from home and the craft room.  It's been an adjustment that is for sure.  Plus I've been battling an upper respiratory bug for about 3 weeks and both my ears are plugged up.  Talk about frustrating!  Pretty sure you aren't here to read about me but to check out the challenge and card so anyway....
This week we have verse that works so well for the Thanksgiving season for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge and it's Psalm 100:4.  We also have a fabulous sponsor in Avery Elle (one of my favorites!)

Here is my card for the challenge and I've used the Reverse Pinked Rectangle die (Avery Elle) to make a frame out of pattern paper (Photo Play):

I used the Photo Play stamp set Fall Breeze on watercolor paper and colored with PrimaMarketing watercolors and Sepia Versafine ink to stamp the images. Liquid Pearls was used to embellish.

Well I've got to cut this short, hope you will play along with us at Word Art Wednesday Family Friendly Anything Goes Challenge, the challenge lasts 2 weeks and you can submit 5 new projects each week! Yay!! More chances to win the prize - thanks Avery Elle.

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello and happy first week of Autumn to you all!

Summer's gone and you wouldn't know it by the heat wave we are feeling here in Northern California, but that is the norm for us.  We call it Indian summer.  Cool in the morning and very warm in the afternoon and early evening.  Perfect weather if you ask me!!  
I have a card to share for Word Art Wednesday.  Our sponsor this week is Cas-ual Friday Stamps. Be sure and check out their blog HERE and be inspired!!

 This time, I've used the Scripture art inside the card rather than on the front.  So that's a little different for me.  This stamp set I've used is called Friendship Blooms which is a collaboration between Gina K Designs and Hero Arts (celebrating their 45th anniversary!)  I've stamped it on watercolor paper using Versamark and gold embossing powder.  I've colored with my Koi water color set (Pocket Field Sketch Box).  This set has some lovely sentiments and I love the fonts the artists have chosen for it!  So pretty!  I've trimmed out the paper using a Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die.  The sentiment is also die cut using a Cottage Cutz cross stitched square die,

Here is a peek at the inside:  Die cut using the LF stitched rectangle with a pretty piece of card stock, not sure of the color.

The Scripture from 1 Corinthians, written by Paul begins this first chapter with thanksgiving for this church, which is pretty amazing considering all the correction that had to take place. This is a really good example or pattern for us in leadership in the church to always remember to be encouraging even in the midst of correction.  To be able to see the grace of God at work in this congregation is a real blessing to Paul and he thanks the Lord for their strong points as he corrects their carnality later on in this letter.  He will go on to give thanks to God who gives them the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ towards the end of the letter and reminds the Corinthians that they are beloved and reminds them to be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that their labor of love was not in vain in the Lord. (paraphrased by me 😆)  This is a good word for us as well.  I have a friend that will be getting this card and I pray it will be a blessed encouragement to her when she reads the inside verse.  I hope you are encouraged too!

Thanks for visiting!!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge - Taylored Expressions

Hello Delightful friends!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  Our Scripture Art is Psalm 91:11.  Psalm 91 is a beautiful reminder for us to live in the safety of God's power and His protection, He will even give His angels charge to guard us and keep us in safety as we abide in Him.  Pretty incredible promise!  So many wonderful benefits when we abide in Christ.

Here is my card for this week and I've used our sponsor Taylored Expression's stamp set called Simply Stamped Zinnia to create the background.  This is a layering stamp and I've used it on watercolor paper.  Be sure and visit TAYLORED EXPRESSIONS, they are celebrating their 11th birthday!! Congrats to Taylor and company!!  I bought my first online stamp set from Taylor (CreativiTEA) and was a Key Ingredient member for quite a while as well.  Their stamps and dies are wonderful and you will be inspired (I PROMISE!!) so be sure to visit the blog and store! Thanks Taylor for being our sponsor this challenge!!

Card Details:
I've used 3 different Distress Inks (all Oxide) Squeezed Lemon, Fossilized Amber and Vintage Photo, I chose those colors to give it an Autumn color scheme. I've also added white acrylic paint, in addition to a bit of "dots of color" in the center of the flowers using my Koi Watercolors; those colors were added after I stamped the layers and misted with water and let it blend, then air dried.  I was going for the "loose" watercolor look!  I die cut the sentiment with the Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle and then added the yellow and brown layers of card stock. I die cut Desert Storm card stock with the Stitched Rectangle (Lawn Fawn) and then adhered the layers to a cream card stock base after adding the hemp cording and bow.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to visit Word Art Wednesday and play along, the challenge is for two weeks and you can share 5 new projects each week for a chance to win.

Here is a card I did a few weeks ago using a fun die and stamp set from Taylored Expressions (I am pretty sure it's been retired 😢), not sure if I shared it or not but it was a fun one!

Have a great week!