Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Better is Little - Word Art Wednesday #108

Happy Wednesday to all my Delightful Friends and Family!
Here we are at week 4 and the last week of my Guest Designer stint with Word Art Wednesday, it's been such a blessing to be able to share a bit with all of you and I thank you so much for your sweet comments.  Thanks again to Karen and all the Design Team for the inspiration and encouragement they share week after week!

This verse from Proverbs is so appropriate for this time of year when things get overwhelmed with commercialism and we have a tendency to forget to be thankful and content.  This card is truly meant to be an encouragement to someone who may be struggling with that very thing. Wisdom and knowledge begin with the reverent fear of the Lord. Sometimes we need a good friend to keep us accountable and remind us to keep our eyes on our Lord Jesus Christ.

Here is the list of the ingredients to my card:
Designer Paper: Simple Stories "Harvest Lane"; Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah; Inks:  Archival (Aquamarine), Memento (Teal Zeal); Ranger Liquid Pearls (white opal) Stamps: Taylored Expressions,  Garden Party Blooms and My Favorite Things, Chalkboard Greetings.  Petaloo Fancy Trims (Shades of Teal); Embossing Folder: Sizzix Alterations (Bricked); Cuttlebug.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:11-13  


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Word Art Wednesday # 107 - Simple Blessings

Hello Delightful Friends and Family! 
 Hope you've had a good start to your week!
I'm blessed to share another project as Guest Designer for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog (Anything Goes)  Today I'm sharing a card using the Simple Pleasures (pumpkins) from Unity Stamp Co. and the diecut Mini leaves from Sizzix (Tim Holtz Alterations line).  I LOVE the paper  from We R Memory Keepers (6x6 Paper Pad Happy Campers) it was in my Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit for August.  Love the color combination!  The ribbon (seam binding), I custom colored with Distress Inks (Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers) and a Mini Mister.  The wonderful Scripture verse is Psalm 19:1 and is this weeks "Scripture Art" from WAW.  This is free to use and you can download here and play along if you'd like.  It's not required to use the verse to play along in the challenge but it does need to be "family friendly" and we appreciate you keeping that in mind when you link up. 

I love how nature declares God's glory and His plan that was ordained before the very foundation of the world, that through Jesus Christ we would be reconciled to the Father. Each season speaks of it! God's ways are so perfect!

 Here is the inside (obvious I'm sure!)  I've used the Upper Crest border punch from EK Success to fancy up the strip of paper along the bottom. 

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Humorous Birthday Card - SACC#33 and 2TC#63

Hello Delightful friends and family,
Here is a funny card I made for my other sister whose birthday is this month, too.  
It's a stamp from Inky Antics (Worldly Women) that we carry in our lss. The designer paper is My Minds Eye and I've colored this "doll" with Copic Markers and I've added a few rhinestones to bling it up! I've also used some Spica pens to give the jewlery a little sparkle but the photo doesn't show it.
The sketch I used is from a MFT Wednesday Sketch challenge #149 but I forgot to link up!

I started writing this post about 4 days ago (I think?!) remember how I said I was under the weather?  Well, it's not just "under the weather" it's a full blown case of bronchitis.  I've not been this sick in ages. That is why I've not been visiting and commenting and I think my laptop has got a bug as well.  It only seems to be when I try to do anything on my blog, weird ads keep popping up and I can't seem to get rid of them.  Any suggestions on how to fix this? 
 Finally went to the doctor yesterday and she prescribed me something so I could sleep.  This coughing has been none stop - rib aching none stop!  I've camped out on the recliner with a cozy blanket, hot tea with honey and the Hallmark Channel and an occasion HGTV show. Please pray for me, I have so much to do at the end of this week for our annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner that our church puts on every year.  
Here is my card that will be entered in the following challenges:
Twisted Tuesday Challenge #63 (use polka dots and pop ups on your creation) 
I've used pop ups on my image

Thanks for visiting. Tomorrow I'll have a new card for Word Art Wednesday so I hope you'll be back to check it out!
Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again I will say, rejoice!  Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.  Philippians 4:4-5

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!!
Hope you all are having a wonderful week.  I'm a little under the weather but you know how it is - moms just don't usually have the luxury of pulling up the covers and staying in bed. I'm drinking lots of fluids and trying to stay low key but.... you know - easier said than done!   I do have a few cards I've made to share over the next few days, so doing that will be my "resting" time. (lol)

  This card is made from the November Key Ingredient kit from Taylored Expressions.  This kit has a darling stamp set this month and I love the Fancy Pants designer paper (happy-go-lucky collection).
I've used Memento rich cocoa ink to stamp the image and sentiment.  The dies used are from Spellbinders Shapeabilities (doily), Nestabilities Classic Circle and the My Favorite Things Die-namics Fishtail Flags Layers Stax. The border punch is from EK Success.  I've colored the image with Copic Markers. I stamped the flowers twice and fussy cut the second one and popped it up with a dimensional.  The ribbon and button are from my stash.  This card is for my youngest sister who is having a birthday this week.

I'm entering this in the Seize the Birthday (Anything Goes Birthday) and Sister Act Card Challenge #32

Thanks for visiting and enjoy the week!

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.            1 Peter 4:10


Love in Action - Word Art Wednesday #106

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Hope you are having an awesome day!! Here is my second project for Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes) Challenge blog.  We would love for you to  link up and join us at the WAW challenge with a Family Friendly project! 

I just love the digital image by Mo Manning called "You're My Best" I've colored her with my Copic Markers, then fussy cut her out and used dimensionals to pop her up. I used a pink Spica pen on her nails, the heart on her skirt and the teddy bear's ears but it's only sparkly in person, the photo isn't picking it up.

The designer paper is We R Memory Keepers (Happy Camper 6x6 paper pad), I love the colors in this collection and it came in my August Taylored Expressions Key Ingredient Kit.  I diecut the Scripture verse with the My Favorite Things Die-Namics, Fishtail Flags Stax.
Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah.  Ink: Distress Ink, Vintage photo (around the edges)

This is the inside of the card and I've used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail flags Stax and the Spellbinder Nestabilities, Wonky Reverse Rectangle die; Ink: Archival, Russet; Stamp Set: Taylored Expressions, "Thankful" set.

Thanks for visiting!

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:17


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday for November!! (WAW #105)

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,
So excited to share with you that I'm this month's Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday!  It's a real honor to be asked to join this group of talented ladies for the month of November.  Thanks so much to Karen for asking me, you've been such an encouragement and a blessing and it was such a nice surprise to be asked!
The Scripture this week is from Isaiah 41:3 and you can download and use it for your card or project but the challenge is Anything Goes so you can still play along even if you don't use the verse but please keep it Family Friendly, and then share with us by linking up at Word Art Wednesday.

Background: Dylusion Spray Paints, Faber-Castell Gelatos, Sharpie White Paint Pen.
Prima Marketing Mixed Media Stamp ("Riley" by Julie Nutting)

Ingredients Shown:  Dylusion Stamps - How Does Your Garden Grow; EK Success blossom punch, Sharpie White Paint Pen; Buttons (stash); Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers (for leaves)

 Here is a close up of the paper piecing. The Designer Paper is Cosmo Cricket (Tea for Two ) and I've used a punch to make the heart and colored it with a gold Spica pen.

A little more detail with the washi tape and the flower stamps (Dylusions - How Does Your Garden Grow and Taylored Expressions - In the Word - "Trust")

Thanks so much for visiting here and please see all the wonderful inspiration at Word Art Wednesday!

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Birthday Princess Tucker Lynn!

Hello Delightful friends and family!  
We are celebrating our youngest granddaughter's birthday Monday.  Can't believe she is already turning 3 years old!  I just had to make this "art-themed" birthday card for her.  She loves to draw - on EVERYTHING!!  You should see her eyes light up when she has a marker in hand!  Anyway, when we got this stamp in the store, I just knew it would be perfect considering the gift we are giving her: a pint-size art center!

Here is Princess Tucker Lynn, I took this picture last week and it's sooo her!  
That look on her face is the one she get when she has a marker in her hand (ha!)

Here are the ingredients to the card:
Stamps: La-La Crafts: Artist Marci; Taylored Expressions: Bikes and Trikes (sentiment)
Designer Paper: Carta Bella, Giddy Up Collection
Card Stock: Bazzill and Neenah
Dies: Spellbinders, Nestabilities; 
Punches: Ek Success: Round Binding Edge, Scallop Diamond
Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Ribbon, Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients

I'm entering this card in Seize The Birthday (STB: Anything Goes)
and this is my second card for Sister Act Card Challenge #31

Thanks for visiting!! 
 Have a great week and I'll be back on Wednesday with a fun project and a delightful announcement.

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!  Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing.  Know that the LORD, He is God;  It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves, We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.  Psalm 100:1-3


Friday, November 1, 2013

Under the Weather? MFTWSC148, SACC#31 and 2TC62

Hello Delightful friends and family!!  
Hope you are ready for a new month because November is here! Our family has a lot of birthdays this month so I'll be spending my free time making cards and getting ready for our Ladies Ministry Christmas Party.  Here is another card for the set I'm making my sister.  Each one has a different theme, but I am using the same base for each.  I've also made her six 3x3 sized cards with matching envelopes and they are all kid-themed.(Don't spill the beans, Shae!!)  Her little grandbabies are on the East coast and she lives on the West coast so I thought it would be fun for her to send them some little notes.  It's always fun to get something in the mail!

This card I'm entering in the following challenges:

Here's the sketch I've used.

Here are the ingredients:
Designer Paper: My Mind's Eye (My Girl Collection); 
Card Stock: Bazzill, Neenah, Desert Storm (Scrapper's Edge base kit set)
Stamp: MFT, Under the Weather - Pure Innocence 
Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black
Dies: Spellbinder, Nestabilities and MFT Die-Namics
Colored with Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls, Peacock feathers and Pearl (Ranger)
Technique: Paper piecing, diecutting and Copic Markers to color.

 Thanks so much for visiting!!  Have an excellent day :-)

"Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."  Philippians 2:12-13