Wednesday, September 30, 2015

I Will Trust - Word Art Wednesday

Hey there!
Hope everyone is enjoying their day!  I've been doing the prep work to teach a card class at Scrapper's Edge this Thursday. That's our lss (you need to check us out!!!) and I also work there a couple days a week which I've done for the last eight years. I teach the "Crafter-Noon" classes twice a month which I've been doing for the last year.  This past weekend was prepping for my two classes in November.  So I spent lots of time in the craft room!  And I was able to get my card ready for today's Word Art Wednesday challenge #203 Anything Goes - Family Friendly.  Here's my card:

This card has a pretty simple design, the pattern paper used is the Basic Grey - Barista Collection. I've used Neenah Desert Storm card stock for the base and the strip across the card is Washi tape (Little B - Flourish).  The bottom of the card has a strip of the pattern paper and I used a Fiskars Upper Crust border punch to cut it out.

We live in some very perilous times that can cause fear but it's verses like Isaiah 12:2  that remind us that God is our salvation and we can trust Him and not be afraid because He is our strength and our song.  I have learned this over the years that as I trust my Lord, He removes the fear and replaces it with peace and joy and then comes His strength to sustain me.  What a blessing to know the salvation of the Lord.  It's not through works of righteousness that I have done but it's by the work that Jesus has done on the cross and because of that, I also can say
 "Behold, God is my salvation I will trust and not be afraid!"

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Birthday Dreams - Seize the Birthday

Hello Delightful friends and family!
I just got my computer back with a new hard drive and Windows 10 and learning all the in's and out's.  Took a bit to figure out where and how to get my pictures.  I am so thankful the computer guys were able to save all my pictures but that was all they were able to retrieve.  So I feel like I'm at square one, hopefully I'll get it all down quickly!
I have a cute birthday card to share that I made for my co-worker Britteny, she LOVES pink, polkadots and she loves to read so this stamp from Stamping Bella was perfect for her.   I will be sharing this at Seize the Birthday (topping: use a punch or die).  I've used a Spellbinder word bubble die.

I stamped the image with Memento Black ink then colored the image with Copics and then fussy cut out.  The background paper is Ranger Water color paper and I've used Distress Inks to color. I've added Glossy Accents to the glasses, monster's toes and then lots of clear Wink of Stella and a few sequins for fun!

Thanks so much for looking!

Our soul awaits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.  Psalm 33:20


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #202

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,

I'm starting week two without a home computer aka my laptop!  Just a little frustrating! So I have to make this quick and get back to my home.

Here is this weeks card for Word Art Wednesday #202 Anything Goes - Family Friendly:

This looks really crooked but I promise this card is straight!
Love this new Autumn paper from DoodleBug (Fall Friends 6x6).  I've also used the Simon Says Stamp die and stamp set (Oh Happy Day - feathers) new for STAMPtember.  I've embossed with Versamark Ink and added Tree Branch and Cornflower Blue Embossing Powders (Ranger), then die cut them out and added a bow (Darice cording).  The circle stitched die is from LaLa Land.  I've added a navy blue card stock layer on top of the white base and I really like how it has given it more interest/punch!

Love the Scripture chosen for this week.  With all the turmoil in the world I know that my role as a King's Kid is to follow after things which make for peace and to encourage and that means it starts in my home, at church,  at work and in my neighborhood. Just think how that could turn this messy world into a beautiful place.  Someday....until that time I'll do my part with the Lord's help.  How about you?

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.  Romans 12:9

Thanks for visiting!! 


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Seek the Lord - Word Art Wednesday #201

Hello my delightful friends and family!
I am having a rough go here with my laptop in the shop! (pray for me and for my laptop!) It's the only computer in my home, so this has been really difficult getting my weekly routine done here online.  I apologize to all the wonderful participants at Word Art Wednesday that I've not been able to comment on, as I usually do. So once I get the laptop back I will be playing catch up!
 Getting my card finished for this week was the easy part, but I had to learn a different program to edit and add a watermark, it's wasn't too terribly time consuming, just not the norm and a little inconvenient.
So here is my card for Word Art Wednesday #201 Anything Goes - Family Friendly we would love for you to join in the challenge and perhaps you will be one of the prize winners!!

This turned out to be a pretty simple card and I really liked the colors.  I've used 3 Distress Inks (Abandoned Coral, Fossilized Amber and Worn Lipstick); a Heidi Swapp Stencil (butterflies in the background) and 2 Spellbinder Dies (butterfly and Deckled Rectangle).
Can you see the subtle butterflies in the background. I've printed the Scripture out on Vellum so you can see through to the background.  I've used Ranger Water Color paper for the background and "smooshed" the colors on my Craft Sheet,applied the watercolor paper onto the misted ink, then dried it with the heat gun.  Then I used the stencil to make the butterfly pattern (6x6 pattern and we carry this at Scrapper's Edge).  I also used the same colors for the die cut butterfly and then added Wink of Stella (clear) the picture below shows the glimmer much better.

This word art Scripture is so powerful and I hold it close to my heart.  Seek the Lord and His strength!  Oh my that says so much.  First, if we would truly seek the Lord (that is His heart towards you, I hope you know...) and there are so many verses that request us to SEEK Him. How else will I get to know Him if I don't seek Him?  This isn't a casual relationship, this needs to be a passionate, heart yearning desire in us to know Him.
We can seek to know Him and His strength.  I cannot do anything without the Lord's strength, I'm learning that more and more.  Seek His face continually... like I said, this is not a casual fling, it's a head over heels in love with Jesus relationship.  How about you? Are you seeking the Lord or is it a one-sided relationship with the Lord waiting for you to take that step towards Him? I think that is an invitation and I hope with all my heart you will accept it.  God bless!

Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face continually.  1 Chronicles 16:11

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Celebrating our 200th Challenge at Word Art Wednesday!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!!
So excited to be sharing with you our 200th challenge at the Word Art Wednesday blog. Last I heard, we had ten prizes that will be given away! That's fabulous don't you think!! So be sure and link up and share a card, altered art piece, etc. just keep in mind that it is Anything Goes - Family Friendly!
Here is my card to share:

Isn't this designer paper from Penny Black so pretty?  It's called Beau Jardins it's a 6x6 paper pack.  I've printed my digi Scripture on Neenah Bright White card stock after I had resized it in Publisher.  I die cut it with a Spellbinder (Nestabilities)Scallop Oval die and then mounted it on a dark green die cut piece using the same oval Nestabilities.  
I stamped, embossed (Archival Fern Green) and die cut the Flourish (SIMON SAYS - STAMPTEMBER release)  2 times and added a pink gingham bow.

I would like to give a big thank you to Karen (Papercraft Memories WORDart by Karen) who provides all of our Scriptures which are free to download.  Also a big shout out to Karen Letchworth who is our blog administrator and does all the behind the scenes at Word Art Wednesday.  So thank you and God's abundant blessings to you both! And thank you to all of our sponsors and especially to all of you who play along with us!  None of this would be possible without the Lord's favor and so we do rejoice in the Lord Jesus and are so grateful that we can trust Him in every good work.  To God be all the glory!

Thanks for visiting!

O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!  Psalm 8:9

Friday, September 4, 2015

Colorful Dino-mite!

Hey there Delightful friends and family!
I have a card to share real quick because I'm heading to bed.  Just finished the blog hop at Simon Says Stamp for STAMPtember and what a great group of talented designers sharing their creations!
I will be entering this card in the Simon Wednesday Challenge, the theme is "Make it Colorful" this card is definitely colorful and it's already been sent off to my great nephew for his 4-1/2 birthday.  His birthday is Christmas so his momma  and daddy make sure he gets his own day and so they celebrate it half way thru the year.  Needless to say I'm just a tad bit late but I'm sure I'm forgiven!
I will also be sharing this at the Seize the Birthday Challenge Blog (the topping is Weather but I'm going to pass on that part of the challenge this time)

Here are the ingredients:
Stamp: Taylored Expressions (Dino and sentiment) Kid At Heart set
Die: Taylor Expressions (ric rak border die)
Spellbinder: Word bubble
La La Land Crafts: Stitched Circle Die
Designer paper: Doodlebug - Hip Hip Hooray Collection 
Ink: Ranger - Electric Lime 
Neenah bright white c/s
Bazzill c/s

Thanks so much for looking!!

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8


Thursday, September 3, 2015

#STAMPtember with Simon Says STAMP

Hello Delightful friends and family!!
Wow! It's September and that means it is time for STAMPtember!!  So excited to share with the Simon Says STAMP celebration event!  I'm looking forward to sharing something new each week!  Today I will be sharing an autumn card featuring the My Friend Stamp and Die set which is just a part of their huge release this month.  Hopefully, you've already participated in their fabulous blog hop that began yesterday! If not, go to their blog HERE to start and enjoy all the wonderful creations!

Thanks for visiting!

You also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.  1 Peter 2:5


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wondrous Things - Word Art Wednesday #199

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Happy Wednesday to you all! Can you believe it's September and already time for our challenge at Word Art Wednesday! This challenge is #199 and as it is every week, an Anything Goes (Family Friendly) challenge.  Hope you will check us out and play along.  We are getting ready for our #200th challenge which happens in one week!  So excited about the sponsors and prizes.  Hope you will consider linking up your project to share with us!
Here is my card for this week:

The Scripture art is free at Word Art Wednesday.  There is a new verse every week and it's not required to use to play along.  This weeks verse is from Psalm 72 and verse 18 shows us the nature  of God - He only does wondrous things! And He is worthy of praise, everything that comes our way whether we think it is good or not is filtered through His loving hands.

A little info about the card: 
The colorful background was created using Ranger Watercolor Paper and I've laid down two Distress Inks (Sketch Blue and Twisted Citron) on my craft sheet and using a mini mister, I spritzed the inks with water and then dragged my watercolor paper thru the inks. I let it air dry.  I also did the same technique to create the paper for the butterfly (Spellbinder die) after diecutting the butterfly, I added some clear Wink of Stella on the wings. The base of my card has a top fold and the card stock is kiwi colored, I think it is Bazzill.  It is the same paper I've used to frame out the Scripture using a Spellbinder Scallop Oval Nestabilities die.  It's a quick and easy card and I think this is one of my favorite color combinations!

Thanks so much for visiting!!  

But may all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; may those who love Your salvation always say, "The Lord be exalted!"