Wednesday, January 29, 2020

His Thoughts Towards Us - Word Art Wednesday

Hello Delightful friends!
Hope your week is going well, sorry I'm a little late in getting this card posted.  I meant to have it all ready to go and I must confess, I was just too tired last night to turn on my computer!
Between working all day, then our grandson's basketball game, then church prayer meeting I was ready for bed.  I've never been so happy that we had leftovers and I didn't have to cook!  I'm sure you are just as busy so I thank you for stopping by and checking out my card for Word Art Wednesday.  Our sponsor this week is The Stamps For Life!  They have an awesome online store with not only stamps but dies and all sorts of stamping supplies!  Be sure and check it out.  One lucky person will win a $25 voucher to the store so please play along at Word Art Wednesdays Anything Goes, Family Friendly challenge blog. Don't forget you can share 5 new projects each week for a chance to win!

Here is my card for the challenge:

I've used all scraps (except the card base) for this card.  I had a couple of larger pieces that I've used as the background and to mat the pretty floral pattern paper.  I've used a scrap of matching teal card stock and cut it to 4" x 1/4" I've also cut the larger floral piece to make two pieces so that the green card stock behind it shows which gives the illusion of 4 separate pieces but in reality the teal card stock breaks up the smaller floral piece so that it looks like two pieces.  Hope that makes sense, I suppose if you saw the card in person it would!  The ribbon is white seam binding and is also a leftover piece that I had used Distress Inks to dye it, it matched perfectly.
The Scripture Art was printed on white Neenah card stock and I die cut it using the Avery Elle Reversed Pink die. I cut it out twice in white one with Scripture and one without so that I could use the "frame" cut out twice to give it a bit of dimension by layering them together. Easy peasy!  I always try to keep the Scripture Art the main focus of my card.

The Scripture is from Psalm 40:5
Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; 
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.

Such a true verse written by King David, God is so good to us in so many ways that it's impossible to keep them in order.  Even if we can't keep them in order, we should always be ready to give an account for the hope that we have in our Lord Jesus Christ.  We may be the only reflection of Jesus that a person may encounter and we need to make sure we shine brightly for Him.  His thoughts towards us are for good the Word says please remember that, especially when going through the difficult times of life (which there will be, no one is immune.) But learn to be thankful and allow the Holy Spirit to work in us and through us and most importantly rejoice in the Lord who will deliver us! God is faithful.

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

So Very Blessed - Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends!
Hope you are settling into the new year!  I love the Scripture Art this week, it has such a timely message for all of us.  I had to add the bottom sentiment on the card, not only because Neat and Tangled is our sponsor this week but because it's the outcome of the waiting and seeking the Lord! None of us like to "wait" whether it's in a line at the store or for a package to arrive in the mail (especially if it's crafty fun stuff, right?!), or waiting for a prayer to be answered.  But it's important to learn to settle our minds and get them fixed on God's Word as we wait.  We are "so very blessed" when we can learn that lesson, we see that the Lord is so very good to us.

Here is this weeks card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge (Family Friendly - Anything Goes) as I mentioned Neat and Tangled is our sponsor this week!! Yay, such a fun stamp company.  They have a big end of year Retirement Sale going on right now so be sure and check it out!!  Then go to their blog and see all the fun crafty inspiration.  Hope you'll join us at WAW and don't forget to share with us a project for a chance to win.  You can share 5 new projects a week (the challenge is for 2 weeks).

Neat and Tangled Gardenia Blooms Journaling stamp set (sentiment - retired)
Lawn Fawn Spring Fling 6x6 paper
Cottage Cutz Nested Stitched Scallop Circle set (to make the pink frame)
paper flowers with jewels were in my stash of goodies
Neenah bright white card stock for the base
Pink card stock is a scrap from an 8x8 pad of pastel c/s from DCWV

Well that's it for me today. Head over to the Word Art Wednesday blog and check out the other designer's work and if you like the Scripture art you can get it and upload it for free!

Have a blessed week! Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store - Word Art Wednesday

Happy New Year!

Wow, starting a new decade!  I pray that you will prosper as your soul prospers in 2020.

It's a new year and a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday with a wonderful sponsor for our prize!  Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is our sponsor and some of their design team have shared some crafty inspiration at the Word Art Wednesday blog. Thank you Sharon Johnson!  Don't forget our challenge runs 2 weeks and you can share your crafty inspiration with us for two weeks!  
Here is my card for this weeks Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge:

I've used the Farmhouse Signage stamp set and the Cup of Java (Coffee) die. Love the fun stamps which I've used to make the background.  It's a little busy in the photo but not so much in person.  The designer paper is from Echo Park 6x6 pad called Down on the Farm - I die cut the border using an Avery Elle die called Reversed Pink Die.  Ink used is from Archival black and vermillion.
The Scripture Art is from Psalm 16:8.
Be sure and check out the Word Art Wednesday Blog for  a whole lot of inspiration!

Again Happy New Year and God bless!