Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cast Your Burden upon the Lord - Word Art Wednesday

Good Day to you all!

It's time for our Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes, Family Friendly challenge).  This week our sponsor is Stamp Simply Clear Stamps!  Sharon Johnson is the Owner/Designer and she has donated a generous prize for the winner : 2 stamp sets OR 1 stamp set and 1 die set. AWESOME!  Thanks so much Sharon!  Be sure and check out her fabulous shop HERE.  And for more inspiration check out the Stamp Simply Blog.

For my card I've used our sponsor's Coffee or Tea? die set and a sentiment from the Thinking of You Rose stamp set.
Here is my card for a little inspiration!

Not sure of the brand of paper it's from an old Taylor Expressions card kit that I've been hoarding It's so pretty on both sides!  The metallic gold card stock is from DCWV and I've die cut the handle and steam separately, then die cut the smaller cup in the set twice, once in the gold and once with the pink/gold dotted paper.  I stamped the Scripture from John 14:27 (from the stamp set) onto the cup, I thought it complimented the verse from Psalms 55:22 which is our Scripture Art this challenge for the designers.  I've use a doily that's transparent behind the tea cup, which of course doesn't show up in the photo unless you click on it, then it might. It's real subtle even in person.  My card base is white (A2 Neenah bright white), pink c/s layer is cut to fit the base 5.5 x 4.25, the pattern paper, dotted side was cut 5.25 x 4 and the rose vine paper was cut 5 x 3.75.  Simple design, just how I roll (lol)!  This will be a good card to encourage someone at church.  I do have someone in mind.

Love this promise in Psalm 55:22.  We can see God's faithfulness in the midst of a trial or testing of our faith.  As we release those things troubling to us to Him, He will hold us and bear the weight of our burden.  He is the Sustain-er!  I encourage you today to not be afraid, cast your burden, your hurt, your anger, your testing, whatever it may be upon the Lord and He will lift you up and help you in your time of trouble.  He is faithful and loves you!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

I've Taken a Viking to You...

Hello Delightful Friends!

Just had to give a shout out to Lisa Henke, a HUGE THANK YOU for the happy mail!  I was the winner on her blog for the Season's of Giving bloghop.  She outdid herself with the goodies.  I can't thank her enough.  Everything in the package was something I will use and is so my style.
I had to share a card I made with one of the stamps that was part of my winnings.  It was the Avery Elle Viking stamp (with a die, too!! Oh my goodness! So cute)

I've colored the Viking with Copics and used a colored pencil to add a bit of texture to his manly beard!  I had this cute paper from Pebbles (Night-Night) with the fun anchors and the backside was the blue gingham. I matted each paper with a charcoal gray, added the baker's twine and a button to embellish. I cut out the image using the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle die and then using the Spellbinders Nestabilities circle die I cut out the gray circle to mat.

Inside: the stamp I used here was from a set called You Aren't Normal (Technique Tuesday) that I have had for a while and the sentiments in the set just crack me up! Not so sure that Vikings fought zombies but I thought it was pretty funny to think about that ;-)
 The heart die is from Lawn Fawn.

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope to be posting a few more cards here in the next few days.  
Blessings to you!

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. Psalm 130:5


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Word Art Wednesday and The Greeting Farm!

Are you having a delightful Wednesday?  I sure hope so.  Winter is in full swing all over the nation.  Here on the west coast we have the rain, while on the east coast and middle of  the country we have major snow storms! Fortunately here where I live it's not too bad, but the storm is still approaching, so we will see.  Lord willing there won't be any flooding.
It's most definitely a good thing to stay in and craft away! Right?  That's my plan.
Word Art Wednesday has another Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge today and here is my card:

Thanks to The Greeting Farm, our sponsor this challenge!! Yay!  So be sure and link up your projects.  You can enter 5x a week!  The challenge runs for two weeks.  Lots of cute rubber/clear stamps, dies and digital images are in their store.  Be sure and check out their blog too! I've use a retired stamp called Hope and Grace (girl and sun).  I watercolored the images and I'm not happy with my skin tone paint color. I am still trying to get the right color.  I did some mixing of colors and even though I'm not 100% happy with it, I must admit, it's much better in person than in the photo.
I've also used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside die and the Sizzix Merry Moose die (tree), it was in the Tim Holtz line of fun dies released for Christmas.

Don't forget you can grab the Scripture Art over at Word Art Wednesday and use it in your projects. It's free!!  We would love to see you over there and link up your fun projects! The Scripture is Deuteronomy 4:39 a verse declaring God is Lord in heaven above and upon the earth beneath - there is none other! Such a vital truth to grasp.  Hope He is Lord of your life!

Until next time... have a great week and thanks for visiting.


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,
Happy New Year to you all. Praying for a year of blessing and drawing closer to the Lord.

We are starting a new year of challenges for Word Art Wednesday and we have some fabulous sponsors for 2019!  It's going to be a great year!  This challenge sponsor is Clearly Besotted.  Here is the link to their blog for some inspiration and be sure and check out their cute January release!

Here is my card for this weeks Anything Goes, Family Friendly Challenge:

I've used the Penny Black stamp called Cones and Berries, and stamped on watercolor paper using Tomboy and Distress Markers on the stamp then spritzed with water.  I used PrimaMarketing watercolors (Decadent Pies) to create the background.  The pattern paper (Carta Bella - The Great Outdoors 6x6 pad) was trimmed to fit the card base.  I printed the Scripture Art on 67# white card stock and diecut it using the Cross Stitched Square by Cottage Cutz.

The Scripture for this challenge is Ephesians 6:11, which is our reminder to keep ourselves protected and guarded from the enemy of our soul by putting on God's armor.  You should read all of chapter 6, it gives us a description of each piece of armor that protects us.  It reminds us that our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual wickedness which wars against us. It's the spiritual wickedness in high places which tries to discourage and cause us to reject the love and salvation of our Lord.  But God is greater and has provided us spiritual weaponry to help us to be victorious over the powers of darkness! It gives us the strength to stand strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS MIGHT!  So thankful for God's faithfulness. 
I chose the lamppost on my card to represent God shining His light in our dark world.  It's amazing how a small amount of light dispels the darkness so I pray we will continue to walk in the light and be the light that Jesus has called us to be. Be encouraged this year and know that the Lord will be with us and I trust He will give us the boldness to shine brightly for Him.

Thanks for visiting!