Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Reason to Smile! Word Art Wednesday #220 (#simonsaysstamp)

Hello Delightful friends and family!
It's mid February and time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday, our featured Scripture is Psalm 41:12
Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamps! Very cool! I love all the wonderful inspiration on their blog! They have some super instructors. It's a treat to visit every week. And their exclusive stamp line is fabulous. This week I've used a brand new stamp and die set called Melody's Easter.  The new release is this week so be sure and check it out HERE, it is called A Reason to Smile.  Also, we would love for you to play along in our Family Friendly - Anything Goes challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  Perhaps you will win the $25 gift card to shop at Simon Says Stamp!
Here's my card:

Melody is adorable and her basket is a separate stamp filled with eggs but I've trimmed them out and added the flowers that are in the set.  It took a little masking but I got 'er done! I've colored with Copic markers. (E00, E01, E11, E13, E18, E19, YR14, V01, V17, V25, R20, R83, R85, RV34.) I've added Liquid Pearls to some of the flower and with a white Signo Uniball pen I made the rick rack around the edge of her dress and sleeves.  The pattern paper is from Penny Black (Beau Jardin) and the oval scallop die is a Spellbinder Nestabilities.  The card base is Neenah bright white 80lb paper. I've stamped Melody with Memento black ink.

I will be sharing this at the 30 Day Coloring Challenge HERE, too.

Psalm 41:2 says "And as for me, Thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before Thy face forever."  I believe if you read the entire chapter 41 we can conclude this was a  time when David had quite the ordeal with his son Absalom and one of his chief advisors Ahithophel. I'm sure it was a great comfort to David knowing that God would uphold him in his integrity.  When we put our faith and trust in the Lord, He will do the same for us.  Good character is a must in a Christian's life but we must realize the goodness in us is a gift from God.  He is the one who holds us up and allows us to maintain our integrity in times of trials and tribulations. When we start thinking we can stand on our own, look out, that's pride speaking!  Another way to look at this is to remember the Scriptures always speak of Jesus Christ.  This is probably a prophetic word concerning Jesus, after all the Father did uphold His Son in His integrity and He is setting before His face forever.  I love the glimpses of Christ in the Old Testament!

That's it for me!  Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! Have a great rest of the week.


  1. I love the scalloped oval, the coloring of the girl, she is precious and the flowers of the background really bring this together. Very spring ready! :)

  2. Your coloring is fantastic on this.

  3. That is such a cute little girl, and I love the addition of her little basket. The scripture fits perfectly too. Blessings!

  4. I can't imagine doing that masking, but it sure made for a great card!

  5. Fantastic card and amen to your post. ;)

  6. This is really a lovely card, The DP is colorful and delicate and your image is quite adorable. Blessings Carole

  7. Awwwwdorable!! I love the way you colored that cute little red headed gal!