Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Liberty in the Lord - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
 It is time for our bi-monthly challenge at Word Art Wednesday #236 & 237!  So excited that Simon Says Stamp! is our sponsor for this weeks challenge.  Play along and perhaps you will be the winner of the $25 gift certificate to the online store.  It's a "Family Friendly Anything Goes" Challenge and you can enter up to 5 projects! There is so much inspiration at the Word Art Wednesday blog, hope you will check us out and play along!

Above is the Scripture art that is free for you to use if you'd like to.

Here are the ingredients to my card:
Card Base: Neenah white card stock with a layer of red card stock.
I've used the Simon Says Gingham Check background stamp, stamped in Ranger Dye Ink Blue Yonder;  the flowers are from the Simon Says Stamp & Die set called  Roses for You.  I've stamped the flowers with Archival Jet Black ink and colored them with Zig Clean Color brush markers and a #3 brush and clean water. The oval die is from Cottage Kutz (cross stitched oval); I've embellished with buttons and sequins.
I went with the Red, White and Blue theme since this challenge with bring us to the 4th of July.

Are any of you doing the Priscilla Shirer "Armor of God" Bible study?  My Wednesday morning ladies group has started it and it's really good!  We will be on week 3 this week.  Be sure and find others this summer doing this study by searching out #armorofgodstudy

Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  Ephesians 6:10

Thanks for visiting and have a great week, hope the Word of God will inspire and encourage you!!


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Harley the Dog - TIME OUT Challenges #59

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Wow, two posts in one day!  Playing in a challenge at the TIME OUT challenge blog #59
(Masculine card with optional twist of mixed media)  Here is my card:

I stamped Harley (Whipper Snapper Designs) onto 140lb cold press Arches watercolor paper with Archival Jet black ink using my MISTI to get a good impression, then used Tombow Markers to color.  I've used Glossy Accents on the sunglasses and white Uni-ball Signo pen for the waves.  He is fussy cut out.  The background was also done on the Arches watercolor paper, I've used Antique Linen for the sand (wet on wet technique) and Mermaid Lagoon (Distress Inks) for the sky and ocean.  The clouds are from Lawn Fawn (Spring Showers) and the sentiment is from Avery Elle.  The card base is Desert Storm card stock.

This is one of the cards that will be featured in a July class I will be teaching at Scrapper's Edge.

Thanks for visiting!!

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God.  Ephesians 2:8


Seize the Birthday Challenge Anything Goes - Addy's Birthday

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Here is my granddaughter Addy's birthday card, cannot believe she is 7 years old already!!
I am entering this card at Seize the Birthday -Anything Goes (as long as it's a birthday!) the birthday sentiment is on the inside.  It's been ages since I've played along in this challenge blog.

 Ingredients: Stamp (Sherri Baldy - Flower Petal Bestie); Sentiment (MFT) Oval Cross Stitched Die (Cottage Cutz); Colored with Copics; Pattern paper (Basic Grey)

Celebrating her birthday at the Cupcake shop!
Riley Ann, Jake, Addy and Tucker Lynn, (all the grandkids!)

Thanks for visiting!  Have a great week.

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen   Ephesians 3:20-21


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Waiting for Summer - Word Art Wednesday 234 & 235

Hello Delightful friends and family!
So much going on! Little League baseball and girls softball are winding down for the grandkids so that's going to really help loosen up some time and enable me to get into my neglected (of late) craft room. I have to get my card class proposals in by the 10th (in 3 days! YIKES)  thankfully I have a good idea in what I'm doing, just got to get it down on paper and make some samples for the class board.
It's time for the new Anything Goes (family friendly) Challenge.  We have TWO wonderful sponsor this week and I've used one of  "All Dressed Up"images on my card.  Wendy Burns has the sweetest Etsy store and just love the digital images she's created, they are so cute!  Here is the link to her blog.  Hope you will take time to visit there.  Thanks so much Wendy!
Our second sponsor is the awesome online store PAPER SMOOCHES, they have some of  the cutest stamps and dies, I use them a lot in my classes.
Here is my card I shared at Word Art Wednesday:

I wanted to make the image look like she was looking in/ or/ out a window so I framed her by die cutting the Stitched Circle die from Simon Says Stamp! I used two of the dies to cut out the pattern paper. I used a piece of scrap paper from my stash and it matched perfectly with the background designer paper from Fancy Pants called Park Bench, I've been hording saving this paper for quite some time! I've colored this little darling with Copic Markers and then used the Atyou Spica glitter pens to color the teeny tiny flowers, greenery, butterflies and bees.  I love the braid in her hair and the green garland!  This image is called Waiting for Summer, isn't she the sweetest?  I've added three enamel dots to embellish so this card was easy to assemble.  This weeks Scripture comes from Proverbs 16:9 and I've cut it down and matted it with yellow card stock.

Here is a card I made for a class last week using a Paper Smooches image called Chubby Chums:

I water colored the image after stamping onto the Ranger Water color paper and I used Distress Markers, ink pads and waterbrush to color.  The graduation cap is a stamp and die from Stampers Anonymous called "Crazy Things", the border die is called Stitched Scallops from Lawn Fawn.  This is one of the three cards we did in class last week.  Just wanted to give a shout out and thanks to Paper Smooches for sponsoring us at Word Art Wednesday!

Here is the free Scripture Art that you can grab and use if you'd like when you play along with the challenge at Word Art Wednesday, you don't have to use it to play along but we love seeing it when you do!

A great verse to remind us to pray for  the Lord's direction in our lives.

Thanks for visiting and have a fantastic week!