Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Be Stedfast, Unmovable... Word Art Wednesday #190

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Did June fly by or what?!  July looks like a busy month for us as well. It's been pretty interesting since my husband was forced into retirement from the mill he worked at for 39 years.  This will be his first summer off from work and he will be able to enjoy the grandkids.  I have a feeling all four will be spending a lot of time and Grammie and Poppa's!  He is still pastoring the little church here in town so he will be busy with that, however.  Lots going on in the ministry, never a dull moment...
Here is my card and this is the wonderful Scripture this week at Word Art Wednesday.  If you would like to use this digital verse head over to WAW and download it.  Every week there is a new Scripture and great sponsors with wonderful prizes.  This week is #190 challenge and it's a family friendly Anything Goes.  Hope you will play along!


Here are supplies I've used:
Designer Paper: Bella Blvd (Tiny Tots Collection)
Card Stock (Neenah white), white Vellum
Dies: Spellbinders Butterfly (large); Shapeabilities Contemporary Strip
Punch: Butterfly (small) Marvy Uchida
Uni-ball Signa broad White pen
Distress Inks (watercolor effect on butterflies)
Flowers: from stash dyed with Dylusions Ink Spray (Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange)
Brad (Sassafras - cameo)
Ranger Liquid Pearls (buttercup)
Doodlebug Doily (Lily white)
Wink of Stella (clear)
Thanks so much for visiting!  Have a blessed day.



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Friday, June 26, 2015

Flower Pail - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I've been enjoying this very warm day but managed to get some coloring in and a card put together before it got too late in the day!  It's going to be a busy Saturday with a ministry breakfast in the morning, Addy's skating party in the afternoon and then getting ready for Sunday services in the evening!  Jake and Addy are here today and I had to put my foot down with the Lego video game and get them outside to play. Mimi (my daughter Amy) is on her way over to play a little homerun derby with them with the wiffle ball & bat, that's a throw back from when my 3 kids were all still living at home! Our backyard was THE place to be when they were growing up.

 In the meantime, here is my card that I will be linking at the 30 Day Coloring challenge blog.


This was a lot of coloring as a matter of fact it took me two days to finish.  I thought I might use this stamp to try the no line coloring... guess again! I got about halfway through and decided I needed a much simpler image to begin with.  Mercy!  I gave that half colored image to 6 year old Addy so that she could finish it for me, which she did quite nicely!  
So I used a lot of Copics to color this baby and I took advantage of the Hex Chart from Sandy Allnock, it was extremely helpful to pick out colors and they blended so well! And I experimented with a lot of them on this card.  Thank you, Sandy!  I'm learning not to be afraid of those darker colors to give more and better contrast :-)


Supplies for my card:
Stamp: CC Designs - Flower Pail (Dove Art Studios)
Paper: Neenah bright white, Bazzill (yellow and aquamarine color, brown); Designer Paper: 
Ink: Memento Gray Flannel
Copics: BG09, 11,13, 23, 34; G07, 14, 17; 
YG03, 07, 17, 97; E19; Y02, 19, 35; 
YR02, 07, 14, 15, 68; R35, 39; W0
Ranger Dimensional Pearls (Red Pepper)
Doily - Doodlebug Designs
Border Punch: Martha Stewart

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23




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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Red White and Blue - Word Art Wednesday #189

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  My card today is for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Our challenge is always Anything Goes - Family Friendly!  We have some wonderful sponsors so be sure and check out the challenge blog and I hope you will play along with us!
 I really enjoyed playing with the red, white and blue theme. Just in time for the 4th of July.  What a fantastic Scripture (Psalm 85:9) that was given to the DT to use.  Hope you will read it and really think about what is being said.  Just think if we would truly fear the Lord... so many blessings would be restored to our land. Right now we are in a terrible state, God forgive us for neglecting You.


Here are the ingredients to this card:
Base: Neenah Bright white card stock
Other card stock (red/navy) Bazzill
Paper Accents white Vellum
Designer Paper: Patriotic Parade
EK Success star punch
Fabric Tape, red gingham
Inksessentials opaque white pen
Cuttlebug Stars Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Nestabilities Die
White seam binding (bow)
Want to Scrap - red rhinestones

Have a great week!! Enjoy our first week of summer!

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the LORD, "My refuge and my fortress.  My God, in whom I trust.  Psalm 91:1-2



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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Distress Inked Himalayan Poppy - 30 Day color challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
So glad you came by today!  Here is another card I've made using the Himalayan Poppy stamp.  This time I've used Distress Inks and a Ranger waterbrush to color.  I've kept it sentiment free so that I can add it later depending on the occasion.  I've used some of my hoarded Stella Rose (MME) paper.  I've embossed with Versamark Ink and Ranger White embossing powder (just like the last poppy I colored).  I've used the Ranger watercolor paper (I LOVE IT) and the Ranger Distress Inks are Mermaid Lagoon, Peeled Paint, Pine Needles (very sparingly to add shadows), and Mustard Seed.



Thanks so much for visiting! 
 I will be sharing this card at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge (Use Your Favorite Technique and/or Product. I will also link up at the 30 Day Coloring challenge blog.

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Psalm 118:4

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Planted by the Waters - WAW #188

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Wow, summer is upon us, graduations are behind us, it's been a busy time and I'm looking forward to the lazy days of summer (yeah, right?!) in my dreams anyway!! I love the Scripture this week from Jeremiah 17:8 it reminds me of Psalm 1 (I'll share it at the end of the post).  Hope you can join us and share your art with us at Word Art Wednesday (Anything Goes - Family Friendly)


Here are the details to my card:
The stencil I used is a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 called Layered Tree and I've used Liquitex molding paste colored with Peeled Paint and Frayed Burlap (Distress Inks).  I sprinkled the wet paste with clear embossing powder and when it dried I then used the heat gun to melt the embossing powder.  (I think I saw this tutorial on Jennifer McGuire's blog). I fussy cut the tree and set it aside, then with the Stitched Hillside Borders (Lawn Fawn) I diecut the card stock and made the scene on the Neenah Desert Storm card base.  The Word Art was printed on vellum.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.  Psalm 1:1-3

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Monday, June 15, 2015

A Blessing card - 30 Day Color Challenge

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
Hope your Monday is starting out well!  I have been trying to color everyday, (30 Day Color challenge) even if it's just a little.   Today I'm sharing a card I colored on Saturday night and yesterday was too busy to get it posted.  I've actually colored this image twice, the one shown is colored with Copic Markers.  If I can I will post the second one I colored using Distress Inks and Markers later this evening.


This is a Himalayan Poppy designed by Jennifer Dove  (C C Designs).  I live in California and usually see our state flower in the orange and red tones so this was new to me.  But since blue is my fav color I really enjoyed coloring this image.  I've added a Paper Smooches sentiment and matted this in green and dark blue card stock.  The white base and top layer is Neenah bright white 80lb c/s.   I stamped the image with Versamark and then used white embossing powder which was a challenge coloring with white lines on white c/s.



Thanks for visiting!! I will be sharing this at the following challenge sites:


How blessed are those who keep justice, who practice righteousness at all times!  Psalm 106:3

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Friday, June 12, 2015

CASE'd Nautical Card - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Here is a card I colored for a co-worker (Happy Belated to Andy!) and it was CASE'd from this card HERE by Wanda Guess (one of my very favorite crafty gals!) I have to say my card is a simple version of the original.  Here is the LINK to Wanda's blog.  Go get inspired!


My stripes go the opposite direction than Wanda's but I've used the same technique with  Distress Paint (Broken China) and I used my washi tape to line out the stripes before using the paint.  The sentiment is from MFT and the Mini Blueprints Strip Mariner by Tim Holtz were colored with Copics, I've added a small piece of burlap and hemp beneath the anchor and captain's helm that I've fussy cut out and layered.  The banner flag is from AveryElle and I've used an EK Success star punch to embellish. I've used Antique Linen to distress the edges of the striped layer.  

I will be sharing this card at 30 Day Color Challenge and Cardz 4 Guyz  #74(texture)

Thanks for looking and have a great Friday!


The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23


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