Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Roses For You - Word Art Wednesday #216

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope you all had a fabulous Christmas.  We had all the kids and grandkids over, so it was a full house and we had so much fun watching the little ones.
Today I'm sharing a new card for Word Art Wednesday.  It's our last 2015 challenge and starting 2016 we will be going to a bi-monthly challenge.  And as always it will be an Anything Goes - Family Friendly challenge.  We are super excited about Simon Says Stamp being a new sponsor this year!  Yay!!  Now onto my card:

I've used a new stamp "Roses For You" from Simon Says Stamp.  I've stamped the flowers and then stamped the flower portion twice and popped it up with dimensional adhesive and then added a pearl. Before those steps I used a water brush to paint with Distress Inks (Sketch Blueprint, Twisted Citron, Abandoned Coral and Festive Berries, Hickory Smoke) to give this water color effect.

The Word art is from 1 Corinthians 6:20.  A wonderful verse to end 2015 and to head into 2016.  We must remember that we are to glorify God with all we have, for without Him we are nothing.  But with Him we have everything.  We were bought with a great price being the very blood of Jesus Christ.  It's truly our reasonable service to honor and glorify Him. I thought the flowers on the card was a simple way to reflect how we are to live, reaching to the heavens in praise to the Lord and seeking His will in everything we do.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Matthew 6:33

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year!!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Simon Says Stamp - You Have My Heart - DieCember Celebration!

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,
This is my second attempt to write this post.  It just disappeared on me earlier, not sure what I did but boy is that frustrating! I received happy mail this week from Simon Says Stamp so I was just pleased as punch because it was unexpected! Love it! So, I had to make a card, of course.  Perfect for this months DieCember Die Crazy challenge.  The die I've used from the new release You Have My Heart is called Love Bouquet.  Be sure and check out Simon Says Stamp new release - it's pretty awesome!

Here is my card:

I've also used the "Sending" die and the "Big Hugs" die (Hugs only on this card) both from Simon Says Stamp and then the tiny hearts are from a die set from Lawn Fawn called Journaling.
I've die cut the Love bouquet twice, once in black and once in bright pink (bubblegum) and then with the Uni-Ball Signo white pen drew in the stitch lines.  I've added the black die cuts into the leaves that were open as well as a few background areas.    No stamping at all on this card! The designer paper is from Simple Stories.  I haven't played in a challenge is so long other than Word Art Wednesday where I'm on the DT, so this was a lot of fun!

Thanks so much for visiting!

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.  Isaiah 26:3


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rejoice and Be Glad! Word Art Wednesday #214

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Just a quick post because I'm a bit under the weather.  Hope whatever this is will be quick (chills and achy feeling.) Since I'm writing this Tuesday night, I hope to get to bed soon and feel better in the morning. Who has time to get sick!!

Here is Word Art Wednesday's card #214. It's a family friendly challenge with prizes, hope you'll link up at WAW and leave a comment! Please grab the free digital Scripture, too. There is a new one every week there is a challenge and some fabulous sponsors, too!

The top layer is a background stamp from Hero Arts.  I've used white embossing powder and then heat set it and added Distress Inks in blues. The Lawn Fawn stamp called Season's Tweetings was used to make the tree branch (embossed with Archival Tea Branch).  The little birdie was colored with Copics and I stamped the musical notes with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  This little birdy is singing it's heart out for the Lord!

Thanks so much for visiting and lift me up in prayer!


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Joy to the World! Word Art Wednesday #213

Hello Delightful Friends and Family,
So glad Wednesday is here!  My Tuesday was a crazy day and I'm glad it's behind me. I do love looking back however and see how the Lord worked out all the details. I know that I don't have to  sweat the big or little stuff! So grateful that He is in control!

Here is my card for Word Art Wednesday #213 this week, I know it's a busy time of the year but I hope you'll consider playing along:

I've used Distress Inks for the background behind the silhouette of Bethlehem (die from Taylored Expressions). The sentiment and star (Paper Smooches) have been embossed with white embossing powder and the stars were created using a Uni-ball Signo white pen.  I used purple glitter card stock for a layer to frame out the focal layer.  A strip of a silver border sticker separate the Scripture and the scene.
Hope you are keeping CHRIST in your CHRISTmas so that you may experience the joy and gladness that comes in knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!  Rejoice and have a blessed week.

Thanks for visiting!! Have a great week.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Word Art Wednesday #212 - God With Us

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!!
Hope you are having a great Wednesday. After Bible Study this morning, I have to go to work at the lss.  One of my co-workers is sick so I'm filling in for her in the afternoon.

Here is my card for Word Art Wednesday #212.  I've been keeping the cards pretty simple lately with the Scripture taking center stage.  I've used just two colors, blue and white on this card and the stamp is a large Hero Arts background stamp called Snow.  It stamps so nicely, I've used the Cornflower Blue Ink (Archival).  I've also inked around the edges to soften the stark white stitched circle (Simon Says) and background die (Spellbinders).

Can you see all the white dots on the snowflakes? They are enamel dots from Ranger, the package comes with black and white enamel accents and they dry glossy. I really like the effect it gives.

I love this verse from Isaiah.  Have you given much thought of the name Immanuel? Meaning "God with Us".The LORD has always wanted to fellowship with us, it all started in a beautiful garden before the fall. Then God came down and dwelt among His people Israel.  First He was there with the tabernacle in the wilderness and then He "tabernacled" in the flesh - Jesus Christ.  Now He tabernacles within us - in our hearts as we believe in Him. Christ in us, the hope of glory! If you have moment you should read Colossians 1.  I have to warn you though you may not want to stop at chapter one, you may end up reading the complete letter.  It's definitely worth your time!

Thanks so much for visiting and please join us at Word Art Wednesday and play in the Family Friendly Anything Goes Challenge.