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  

Thanks for visiting! 


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Word Art Wednesday #206

Hello Delightful friends and family!

Here  is this weeks card for Word Art Wednesday.  I've been playing around with different combinations of  Distress Inks to make a night sky.  This card I used 3 inks: Salty Ocean, Peacock Feather and Dusty Concord. I used my white Signa Uni-Ball pen to make the stars and snow on the trees.
 The trees are the dies from Cottage Cutz (Fir Trees). We carry quite a few of this brand at Scrapper's Edge, our local scrapbook store.
 I used Neenah white card stock and with Distress Inks: Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn I misted the paper and the inks (on the craft sheet) and pulled the paper through the ink a number of times, dried and then die cut the shapes.
With some scrap Neenah white card stock I die cut the hillsides using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside border dies.  I also printed the Scripture on the Neenah c/s and then inked around the edges with Tumbled Glass (Distress Ink).
Hope you will join us and share your art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday the challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly.

Another wonderful verse to share on the card this week by Karen Murray.  
"And call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me." Psalm 50:15 
How many of us go through troubles?? How many of us are troubled?  I think it would be safe to say that we all have struggles in our lives or sometimes surrounded by trouble whether it's financial, relational, spiritual or physical (or all of them!).  I think of the Christians in the Middle East who are brutally treated, losing their family members and their own lives.  Makes my troubles look like a walk in the park.  However, no matter the trouble, it still takes the same action on our part to be delivered, whether we are delivered out of our troubles or delivered through it and that is to call upon the Name of the Lord so that He will be glorified.  There is always a higher purpose for the trials and tribulations that a believer may go through. Sometimes we understand, other times we will have to wait to get our answers when we see the Lord face to face.  Fair or not, God is God and we are not. We are to walk by faith, not by sight.  Ultimately the things we go through are for our good and for His glory and if we are truly His, we will call upon Him in that day of trouble and have the confidence that He hears us and will deliver us.  To God be the glory!

Thanks for visiting and God bless!


Saturday, October 17, 2015

Simon Says Stamps - Ready Set Snow! and #thedailymarker30day3

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I have a fun card to share with you today.  I received some very happy mail last week from Simon Says Stamps and just loved what they sent!! Such a cute stamp set and matching die called Ready Set Snow!  It was perfect for me and I'm so excited to be able to share a little part of their Holiday Collection called Create Joy.  If you haven't been to their blog, you really shouldn't miss their blog hop that started on Friday.  You will love all the creative inspiration. Plus there will be a lot of prizes given away, too!  Thanks so much to Heidi Crowl (owner of Simon Says Stamp) and her team of designers.
Hope you like what I've done on this card and I have another one "in process" but not ready to share just yet! Maybe in a day or two.  I will be sharing this at the Daily Marker for the October 30 Day Coloring Challenge

I have to laugh, it looks like the these two are ready to step off the card and go play in the snow!

I had to use this paper (Simple Stories) that I have an abundance of from last Christmas, when I say abundance, I really mean that, I should give some of it away.  I will check with my grandkid's teachers to see if they can use it for upcoming Christmas projects. (I don't need to be a hoarder, right?!)  I've colored these two with my Copic Markers on some newer paper (100# Hammermill Photo White card stock) not sure that I like it, the green jacket got really shiny like it wasn't absorbing into the paper so the jury is out on that.  I originally bought the paper for a class I'm teaching and one card is a single layer card and I wanted it to be a bit more substantial than the #80 Neenah bright white and just thought I'd give it a try.  Any suggestions on the heavier paper and Copic coloring, particularly this brand of paper??? 
I've stamped the sentiment with Versamark and used Ranger Fern Green Embossing Powder, then added small red pearls that coordinate with the buttons on the coat (which was paper pieced). I've used Glossy Accents and Clear Wink of Stella here and there but the photo isn't picking that up.
Well that's it for me, sorry I'm a bit wordy today, what's up with that?? Maybe the popcorn and grandson Jake's Skittles from the movies... sounds like a good excuse to me!  By the way we saw Woodlawn - VERY GOOD and INSPIRATIONAL - a true story! 

Thanks for visiting!

Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.  Psalm 31:24


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Word Art Wednesday #205

Hello my delightful friends and family!
It's that time of the week!  I get to share my card for Word Art Wednesday.  This is super simple and I've thought of so many different themes that could work with this design.

The designer paper I've used is from the new Bo Bunny fall collection and I die cut the leaves to make a border, then decided to use the back side of this same paper and inlaid the leaves.  I apologize that my picture is kind of slanted, it makes the American Crafts
 ribbon look crooked but I promise it's not! 
The card base is yellow Bazzill card stock and I've used 3 different dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves, Spellbinders Nestabilities Scallop Circle and LaLa Land Stitched Circle.  The Scripture verse was created by Karen Murray at Papercraft Memories and I printed it with an Epson printer.

More important than my card is this verse shared at Word Art Wednesday this week. 
We are instructed in the Word and encouraged to pray for the Lord to lead us in His truth and to teach us His ways. Once we humble ourselves and allow that to happen we will find peace within our souls that the world cannot understand nor experience.  We also are blessed with God's mercy, grace and unfailing love.  What a wonderful gift we receive from the God of our salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ! 

Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day!!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Word art Wednesday 204 and #thedailymarker30day3

Hello Friends and family!
Here is my card for this week's Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge!
I've used this darling digi (Little Angel)  from All Dressed Up who happens to be one of our sponsors this week!  Yay!! Thanks to Wendy Burns digital designer who lives in Nottingham UK and has an etsy store of amazing images.   Check it out and be sure and head over to WAW and play along! Perhaps you will be one of the winners.
 I'll be sharing this at the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 7, too!

I've colored Little Angel with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella to her wings.  The pattern paper is from Doodle Bug (Fall Friends 6x6 pad).  The leaf cluster is an assortment of "extras" I had made that were waiting to find a home on a card.  I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched leaf die and the mini Tattered Leaves (Tim Holtz die) which I colored with embossing powders and multiple Archival inks.
 The Scripture Art this week is 2 Corinthians 4:16.
Just a quick thought - On the outside we may be suffering due to all types of struggles in our life but thanks be to the Lord God that our new man/inner man is being renewed day by day!  The Lord truly knows what we need to keep us strong in Him. Be encouraged today - the Lord promises to never leave nor forsake us! That's good great news!

Have a blessed day and thanks for visiting!


Saturday, October 3, 2015

hello friend... #thedailymarker30day3

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!

Day 2 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge!  Probably won't be able to do all thirty days, my schedule is just a little to tight for that but I'm going to enjoy the days I do.  Here is my card for today:

I've colored the image (Darcie's Hello Autumn) with Copic Markers. Sentiment is a stamp from Stamper's Anonymous "Crazy Talk" the leaves are Lawn Fawns Stitched leaves Die set.  The fence is an Embossing folder set from Sizzix called Thankful. This card is one of a set that I will be doing as a class at Scrapper's Edge in November!
Thanks for visiting!

The LORD redeems the soul of His servants, and none of those who trust in Him shall be condemned.  Psalm 34:22


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Simple Blessings #thedailymarker30day3

Thanks for visiting and welcome!  Hope you are having a delightful day.  Today is Day 1 at the 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog and I'm excited to play along!
Here is my card which was colored with Distress Inks (Persimmon, Peeled Paint, Hickory Smoke) on Ranger Water Color Paper.

The sentiment is from an older Unity stamp set and the cute Pumpkins are from Taylored Expressions (Thankful set).  Can you see the embossed border at the top?  It's a Sizzix Alterations border (set of three).

Well that's it for me!  Have a fabulous day!

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.  Proverbs 9:10