Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Everlasting Mercy - Word Art Wednesday!

Hello Word Art Wednesday friends!

It's almost Thanksgiving here in the USA and I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe day!  I have so much to be thankful! I'm looking forward in spending time with a small gathering of the family over at my mom's home, unfortunately none of my adult children and their families will be joining us, most are out of town.

I know it's a busy season but hopefully you will be able to share some of your projects with us at Word Art Wednesday this week. The challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly.  Share up to 5 projects each week that the challenge runs.  We have two sponsors The Project Bin ($15) and Imagine That! (digital). Hope you will link up and share! I was blessed to be able to use this fabulous digital stamp set called Poinsettia from Imagine That!.  It has a lot of fun images and sentiments, too!  Love it!  When I was beginning to make my design for the card I wasn't sure which image to use. But I wanted to use my Copic markers, so I chose this swag and arranged it around the scripture art which I had printed on 80# Neenah bright white card stock. After coloring the four swags I fussy cut around the outside of the image.  The base is the 80# Neenah card stock and then I die cut the pattern paper (unknown but from my Christmas stash) with the Lawn Fawn Fancy Scallop Rectangle die. I put the layers together and I added the bows because it just needed something! I can easily duplicate this design and add a Christmas sentiment or choose a verse that is more Christmas-y to fit with the poinsettias. 

The Scripture chosen this week for our Word Art is Psalm 103:17
Please take the time to read this chapter in Psalms it is a wonderful testimony of God's goodness, His mercy, His compassion and healing virtues.  It's awe-inspiring to know that His mercy towards us is enduring.  This Psalm begins with praise and gratitude and if you ever find yourself at a loss of words, these verses will definitely help you get an attitude of gratitude, speak them aloud to the Lord. We are called to proclaim His praises.  I am so thankful for the Lord, that He saved me, redeemed me and calls me His own. It is a blessing to serve Him.

Have a blessed week and thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Share His Wondrous Works - Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

Hello and Happy Wednesday to you all!
Hope you are having a wonderful November day.  I'm blessed to share a card I made for Word Art Wednesdays Challenge.  We have awesome sponsors this challenge too: Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (Sa-weet!!) Link up to 10 new projects (5 a week) and be entered into the drawing.
Here is my card, I used an old and a new stamp set to create this card using Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps, who just happen to be celebrating their 11th birthday!  Congratulations to Korin and her talented design team.

Stamps sets used: (September release) Winter Birds and (older) Cocoa's Latte both from Sweet 'n Sassy.  Cocoa has a new release for the celebration this month, definitely check it out here!
I stamped the images with Archival Watering Can ink on 140# cold press watercolor paper.  All the images of the holly and assorted leaves and berries are from the stamps set called Winter Birds (LOVE all the little extra images!).  I've also stamped one of the holly sprigs onto the cup.  I've colored everything with Prima Classics and Decadent Pies watercolors.  I've used the Avery Elle die called Reversed Pink Rectangle, paper is the Bazzill Rain Forest card stock. I fussy cut Cocoa out and popped the image up with a strip of  3M Scotch double-sided foam tape.

Scripture Art this week is from Psalm 26:7
"That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your wondrous works."

Let us make sure we are "proclaiming" the goodness of the Lord! A song of gratitude is given as an example through David many times.  The book of Psalms is filled with thanksgiving and if you feel tongue-tied or have difficulty in expressing in words to the Lord how you feel about His wondrous works, borrow your words from David! (I know he doesn't mind if you do!!) After all it's our reasonable service to offer up the fruit of our lips to our God and King.  He is worthy and it's such a blessing to commune with Him in this way.  Our worship is in a sense our warfare and we go into the battle victorious as we proclaim all of God's wondrous works. Do me a favor this week and read Psalm 27, really digest it and meditate on it, read it aloud, read it as if the words were your own prayer and your own words of worship. Write them down, memorize portions that really speak to you. Make it so it is yours and see how the Lord will strengthen you and encourage you in whatever battle you face this week.  "God's Word is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edge sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

Thanks so much for visiting!  Blessings to you this week.  Please pray for the USA.