Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sunshine and Smiles

Hello Delightful friends and family!!
What a beautiful autumn day I woke up to this morning!!  September and October here on the north coast of California is always such a pretty season.  This verse on the card certainly matched up with today that's for sure!  The leaves are turning, the pumpkins are getting huge, the sunflowers are in bloom and we are having some gorgeous weather to enjoy and it really makes me "stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God!"  I hope you are enjoying your day and considering the glory of God as seen in His beautiful creation.

This is a beautiful digital image and sentiment is from CDS (which is about to close up shop on Sept. 30 so get over there quick!) it is called Sunshine and Smiles.  I love sunflowers and this image was a delight to color! I still consider myself a novice with the Copic Markers but I sure enjoy coloring with them.

 I thought this sentiment from Penny Black Stamps (Friendship) was perfect to coordinate for the inside of the card.
Other Ingredients:
Designer Paper: Simple Stories (Harvest Lane)
Inks: Kodak Printer ink (digi); Distress Inks (Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers); Archival Ink (coffee)
Ribbon: United Ribbons seambinding (I dyed it with the Distress inks mentioned above)
Card Stock: Neenah bright white; Bazzill

Thanks for visiting and this card will be entered at 
 Word Art Wednesday #99 Anything Goes 

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”  John 11:40


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Birthday Blessings - WAW#98

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
It's the middle of the week, can you believe it!?  I read somewhere yesterday that there are 99 days before Christmas! Crazy, but now it's 98 days (ha!) I made your day, huh? I'm determined to enjoy and not be stressed this season (as we often can allow to happen - shame on me!) Of course, I need the Lord's help with this but I'm sure that His will is that I keep Him at the forefront always and keep in mind that I'm not to be anxious for anything.

This birthday card was made for a friend and hooray (!)  it's already in the mail, on time!

I will be entering this in the WORD ART WEDNESDAY CHALLENGE #98 (Anything Goes)

The Stamp Sets used on the front are Evergreen (SU!) and Friendship (Penny Black); I've colored the tree with Copic Markers.  The other inks used are Memento, Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink, (Peeled Paint, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo); The Designer Paper is Simple Stories and Card Stock from Bazzill and Neenah. The Notched Border Die is from My Favorite Things Die-Namics.

Inside sentiment is from the Penny Black Stamp Set, Friendship.

Thanks so much for visiting!!

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 1:3


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Happy Birthday!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope you are having a great Saturday!  I'm heading to town soon but wanted to get this birthday card posted right away so I can get it in the mail.  My dear friends birthday is coming up this week so I may get this card to her on time!  Surprise, surprise!!

I've used three different stamp sets for this card.  The first stamp is the most obvious, it's Wheelbarrow Marci from La-La Land Crafts.  Isn't she the cutest! She reminds my of my granddaughter Addy who loves to help me with yard work.  I've colored Marci with Copic Markers, paper pieced her boots and then added Glossy Accents(Ranger) to them for "waterproofing" (tee-hee).  I've also used Liquid Pearls(Ranger) to add dimension to the flowers and her overall buttons. 
The second stamp set is the sentiment from Penny Black (Friendship - "T For Transparent") this set has some wonderful sentiments! I've stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail STAX die to frame it out on Neenah card stock.
The last stamp set is the Prima Marketing Mixed Media Stamp by Julie Nutting to creat the flower background and I've used Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and a Worn Lipstick Distress Pen (both from Ranger) which I used to accent some of the flowers directly on the stamp before placing it on the paper,then I used Bazzill card stock to mat the layer. I used Liquid Pearls in the center of the flowers of the background paper, it's real subtle and if I was to do it again, I'd probably not add anything.
The pink plaid designer paper I used is from Cosmo Cricket (Tea for Two Mini Bloc).

Here is a peek at the inside of the card.  I've used one of the sentiments from the Penny Black Friendship set and the border punch is from Martha Stewart.

I'll be entering this card in the Sister Act Card Challenge #24

Thanks so much for visiting!

According to the grace of God which was given to me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation, and another builds on it. But let each one take heed how he builds on it. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 3:10-11


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Just a Note - WAW #97

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Here is a CAS vintage card I made for a friend.  I've sponged around the designer paper and the "typing paper" with Vintage Photo and Antique Linen (Distress Ink) to age the papers a little bit.  I love this stamp set from My Favorite Things (Just My Type) it comes with a bunch of sentiments that are perfect for so many occasions.  I cut out the typewriter and then sponged around the edges with the Vintage Photo ink. To stamp the image and the sentiment I used Memento Tuxedo Black.  The Designer Paper is a 6x6 paper pad from My Minds Eye (the sweetest thing collection), Bazzill card stock was used for the base and Neenah c/s was used to stamp the image and sentiment.  

I'll be sharing this card at the Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog (Anything Goes #97)

Here is a verse (in red shown below) which is the featured Scripture at Word Art Wednesday this week.

  Sometimes we find ourselves getting the verse backwards and our words are filled with salt and without any grace so it's important that we take care and make sure are words are building others up and not tearing down.  Salt is good but too much can ruin a recipe can't it?!  It's also used to preserve which is a good thing, but salt in a wound can sting.  So, it is very important to be led of the Holy Spirit, especially in our words.

Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. Colossians 4:6

Thanks so much for visiting and have a great day!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

hello, my friend - WAW#96

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Keeping it short today my friends.  Here's a simple hello of encouragement for a friend. I paper pieced the birdies.  They are from a stamp set called "How Does Your Garden Grow?" from Dylusions (Ranger)
The sentiment is from MFT "Just My Type"
This card is entered into the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #96 Anything Goes

Other ingredients:  Designer Paper: Basic Grey; Card Stock, Bazzill; Button, my stash; Hemp cording, Darice.  Dies:  Spellbinders Nestabilities, Classic circles and Scallop Circles.  Ink: Memento, Tuxedo Black.

Thanks for visiting!

“But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. Luke 8:15