Wednesday, December 19, 2018

O Come Let Us Worship! Word Art Wednesday

Hello and an early Merry Christmas!

Not sure if I'll be back on my blog before Christmas so I thought I should wish everyone a blessed and Merry Christmas.  I have my last (for 2018) Word Art Wednesday challenge to share today.
Here is my card for the Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge.

Love this new stamp set (with coordinating die) from Stamp Simply Ribbon! It's called Christmas Trees Just happens that Stamp Simply Ribbon is one of our sponsors this challenge. Our other sponsor is Gracielle Design.  Two great sponsors!! Thanks so much to Sharon Johnson (Stamp Simply) and Gracie Chavez!

A little about my card: I used watercolor paper (140# cold press Strathford brand) and Prima Marketing watercolors for the background and also to add a little more color to the trees.  They were originally stamped with Archival (green). I matted the watercolor paper with a deep blue card stock and added it to a white card base.  The Scripture Art was printed on vellum and trimmed down and adhered to the card front. The verse is Psalm 95:6 and is a reminder for us to praise the Lord, kneel in adoration,  just as those shepherds that came after the angels announced the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  It's hard to imagine how they must have felt, seeing the miraculous! The word that comes to mind is glorious!  And one day every knee will bow before the Creator.

Here are some tags that I made for my co-workers with the same stamp set. I added a green ribbon  to each tag.

Thanks for visiting and again, have a blessed Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Word Art Wednesday - O Little Town of Bethlehem

Hello Friends!
Hope you are having a delightful day. What happened to November? It just came and went. Now, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere but my house!  I still have my fall decor in place, yikes! Just a little bit on the busy side but my dear husband said he'd get Christmas stuff out of the shed for me today.  One thing though, I am ahead in my shopping for the kids and grandkids. Also, I'm in the home stretch for the Christmas luncheon at the church for the Ladies Ministry this Saturday and after that I will feel just a tad bit less stressed!  I'm expecting about 25 ladies for lunch, it's my way of thanking them for their prayer support and encouragement throughout the year.

Today is also Word Art Wednesday!  Another "Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge.  Our sponsors for the two week challenge are Gina Marie Designs and Cutting Cafe.  Big thanks for our super awesome sponsors and also a big thanks to Karen Letchworth who leads us each challenge and is our faithful blog administrator.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge:

I've use a Penny Black stamp called  "Tweet Wreath" (I didn't use the bird stamp, only the wreath).
This stamp is both solid and outlined so I chose to use my Oxide Distress Inks (Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Lucky Clover, in that order); in the areas that were outlined I used PrimaMarketing watercolors (Decadent Pies and The Classics) to fill in the stamped area and the background.
I cut the watercolor paper to 4.5" x 4.5 and the red mat is cut 4.75" x 4.75" and the base is 5" square.
The Scripture Art was printed on white vellum.

The Scripture is from Micah 5:2 which is a prophecy concerning our Messiah Jesus Christ.  The prophet Micah declares that though Jesus would come from Bethlehem (house of God's bread - so cool, since He is the Bread of Life!), He did not begin there.  His goings forth are from eternity past. There was never a time that Jesus did not exist! (Read the Gospel of John chapter 1 and Revelation 22:13). There are so many prophecies in the Old Testament that Jesus fulfilled in regards to His coming to "dwell" among us and then to die and be raised from the dead.  He fulfilled the Word and kept the law for us.  I am so thankful that He has made us to shine like lights in this dark world. Hope you are shining brightly for Jesus this Christmas season.  Look for those opportunities to spread good will and the good news!  Have a blessed week.
Thanks for visiting!