Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sing unto the Lord - Word Art Wednesday #211

Hello Delightful friends and family!
It's the day before Thanksgiving and we are getting our menu finalized.  Need to get the shopping list together and brave the grocery store today.  My dear hubby has to have colonoscopy at noon so I'm going to have to be creative with my time!  Hopefully I will be able to keep him out of the food, he's going to be a hungry bear after the test!
Here is my card for this weeks challenge at Word Art Wednesday.

I've used this cute Pure Innocent stamp from My Favorite Things and colored her with Copic Markers.  The papers are all from Simon Says Stamps (I was a blog hop winner!! whoo - hoo!) The ribbon is from my stash and the Scripture Art is a free digi that you can find at Word Art Wednesday!  Hope you'll play along with the challenge it's Anything Goes - Family Friendly and there are a couple of giveaways so be sure to head over there!
Ok, gotta run and make a quick shopping list for my part in the Thanksgiving Dinner.  I hope you have a blessed day with your family and friends.  

I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.  Psalm 13:6


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Give Thanks - Word Art Wednesday #210

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope you are all having a wonderful week.  This month is flying by isn't it?!  We are getting ready for our annual community Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday that our church sponsors for our town, so this week is really going fast.  I'm teaching a class on Thursday at Scrapper's Edge, then I need to take all the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to the local drop off spot on Friday before doing all the shopping for the community dinner.  Needless too say it's a busy week!  Well enough about me, it's time for this weeks Word Art Wednesday challenge (Anything Goes - Family Friendly).  Hope you'll join us this week and link up.  Here is my card for the challenge:

Here are the ingredients to my card:
Stamp: Unity (pumpkins)
Paper (Neenah bright white) and Doodlebug Designs 
Embossing Folder: Darice Birch
Copic markers
Enamel Dots: Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched leaves
Distress Inks: Gathered Twigs, Abandoned Coral, Antique Linen, Fired Brick
Memento: Rich Cocoa
I've used clear embossing powder to emboss the pumpkins and leaves - the photo isn't showing that, but I wanted to give a bit more dimension and texture to the card and that is how I achieved it.

What a wonderful song/psalm of David which is our Scripture Art verse this week.  As  believers we have a special responsibility or perhaps I should say special privilege to praise the Lord and proclaim the good news of His salvation. Isn't it a blessing to be able to trust the Living God and know that He cares so much for us?  Be sure to check out 1 Chronicles 16:8-36 to read the complete song/psalm that David wrote, it's no wonder that the Lord called him a "man after Mine own heart" such worship and adoration!  David was so grateful that the ark was now back in it's place and his heart was filled with thanksgiving.  As Christians we should be filled with thanksgiving for what Jesus has done for us! He is so faithful and He dwells within us and we have access to Him 24/7 - that's certainly something to shout/sing about! (just like David). To God be the glory!

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Snowy - December class

Hello Delightful friends and family!
The craft boutique is behind me now (whew...) so I thought I'd just post something for fun.
These are two of the cards that we are making in my class in December at Scrapper's Edge in Eureka.

Isn't this the cutest snowman? (Penny Black - Snowy). I've colored them with Copic Markers and played around with my colorless blender and used some fun techniques for the background and plaid scarves and hats.   Paper Smooches sentiment, Uni-ball Signa white pen for the background dots, Micron pen for the framing, white embossing powder finish off the supplies I've used.

Thanks for looking!!

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.  Colossians 3:15 


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bountiful Thanksgiving to God - Word Art Wednesday #209

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Oh my goodness what a busy time... are you feeling it too?  I love the holidays and every year I hope I can enjoy them! It never fails that I over schedule myself in so many ways (church, home, the grandkids and work).  One of these days (years...) I'm going to learn.  I'm just thankful that I am able to do what I can do!  Which brings us to this weeks card for Word Art Wednesday and great verse for this time of year.  Did you know you can download it at WAW and it's free?  Every week there is a new digi Scripture for you to download and if you play along with our challenge there is a possibility that you could win a prize from one of our sponsors. Remember the challenge is ANYTHING GOES - FAMILY FRIENDLY. Check us out!

I've used Doodlebug Design paper (Fall Friends) and Bazzill card stock.  I love adding layers by using the Spellbinder Nestabilities, the one I've use is the Wonky Rectangle. I've used the Mini Leaves die by Sizzix and a small leaf punch by Marvy Uchida.  The large leaf is cut out of chipboard and I've colored it with various Archival inks and then used embossing
powder over it and I get a custom leaf everytime! I've used the Simon Says Stitched Circle die, then embossed with autumn leaves (Darice) and that added Antique Linen Ink with a blending tool. Adhered the layers together and voila!

Back to our Scripture verse... in this chapter in 2 Corinthians, the apostle Paul was commending the Corinthians for their willingness to be generous in their giving. Especially to the believers in Jerusalem who were going through great persecution. This can relate to us on so many levels.  To be generous, in the biblical sense of the word, has more to do with our attitudes in giving rather than our amount. (Read Mark 12:41-44 and 1 Timothy 6:17-19) However, we are blessed so that we can be a blessing in return.  I read once that "God wants us to be channels of blessings, not reservoirs of blessings" the Lord desires for us to be enriched through our giving, spiritually first then materially, otherwise He wouldn't have taught about sowing and reaping.  I hope and pray that we can be thankful for God's abundant provisions and remember that all resources come from Him, so that we too can be generous as He leads. To God be the glory!

Thanks for visiting!!

So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or out of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.  2 Corinthians 9:7


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Word Art Wednesday #208 Anything Goes

Hello Delightful friends and family,
I have a CAS card to share, it could have been a one layer card if I had thought ahead a bit! I love this large background stamp from Hero Arts.  It's called Branches.  My next card using this will definitely have some red berries on it!  Can you picture it?

This is my card for this week at Word Art Wednesday #208. Hope you will consider linking up with us and play along with our Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge!  You don't have to use the free digi Scripture but it would be a real blessing if you did!  It would be a great way to spread the Word! This weeks Scripture would be a wonderful verse to share around the world wouldn't it?  What a fabulous promise that God gave to Moses, then Joshua and now to us in the Book of Hebrews.  He will never leave us neither will He forsake us.  Our lives should reflect that promise.  Our conversation/way of life should be one of contentment not covetousness because another promise from God is that He will provide for our every need.  He is so faithful, I pray that you would be able to view this from God's perspective and learn to trust Him in every area that you struggle.  Blessings!

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Ingredients to card:
 Base - Neenah white card stock
Designer Paper - Doodlebug Designs (fall paper 6x6)
Stamp: Hero Arts background - Branches
Seam Binding (ribbon)
Ink - Memento Pistachio
Spellbinders Nestabilities


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes!

Hey there Delightful friends and family!
Simon Says Stamp's Challenge this week is Anything Goes! They are featuring Lawn Fawn this week and I'm pleased as punch because I have a few of their super cute stamps.
Here is my "card" it's actually a Gift Card Holder that I made for a class I'm doing in December at Scrapper's Edge in Eureka. These cute images in this stamp set are the perfect size for these holders.

I've colored with Copics, the paper is MME Christmas Market Street, I've added Liquid Pearls Opal white to the hat.  Dies used are Spellbinders Scallop circle and LaLa Land Stitched Circle. The base is Neenah white card stock.

Well that's it for me today!  Thanks for visiting.

Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;  And let those who love Your salvation say continually, "Let God be magnified!"   Psalm 70:4


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Word Art Wednesday #207

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I cannot believe that October is almost over!!
And I have been so neglectful in visiting your blogs but I've been trying to get ready for a boutique in a couple of weeks plus  designing and preparing for the card classes in November and December at Scrapper's Edge our local scrapbook store. Just a little bit overwhelmed.... So I hope you all forgive me (and you could pray for me too!)
Here is my card for this weeks' Word Art Wednesday.  I've used one of our sponsors (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps) stamp sets called Sunshine and Flowers which after I made the card realized it was no longer available. (bummer!!!) It's such a cute set.  Korin (owner of Sweet 'n Sassy) has a great selection of stamps. I have 3 sets of their sentiments that I LOVE!  Such encouraging words and full of faith.

I used a waterbrush and Distress Inks to color this sweet image after embossing in white on Ranger Water Color paper.  The pattern paper is from Doodle Bug (Fall Friends 6x6). I printed the Scripture on Neenah white card stock.
I will be sharing this at the Daily Marker - 30 Day Challenge also. 

I hope you will read the Gospel of John Chapter 15, it is full of encouragement and truth that will build your faith.  Every time I read it I get more out of it.  This is so true! When reading the Bible, I can't help but come to the conclusion that it is God-breathed, the integrity of design is all over it, from Genesis to Revelation.  The analogy of the Vine and the branches should speak to your heart the importance of abiding in Christ.  But don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself and read the whole thing in it's context. Be like the Bereans in Acts 17:11 "who searched the Scriptures daily...."

"If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you.  By this My Father is glorified that you bear much fruit, so you will be My disciples."  John 15:7-8  

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