Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Word Art Wednesday #218 Roses Galore - #simonsaystamp

Hello Delightful Friends and Family!
I think I've recovered from the holiday season, finally!!  Now I just have to get back into the routine of spending time in the craft room, blogging and visiting all the fun and creative blogs out in cyberland!  I have been playing in my craft room preparing for the February classes at Scrapper's Edge.  I have one more class to teach this week and hope the ladies will enjoy it!

Monday night was spent working  playing, coloring and designing this card.  It was fun to color with my Copics!! Yay! It had been a couple of weeks since I sat down to actually color.

Here is my card for this weeks Word Art Wednesday:

The background was created by stamping with a cute heart shaped by roses and leaves in Memento Grey Flannel ink.  The stamp set is called Roses for You from Simon Says Stamps.  You can find it here. I noticed that it's out of stock right now, but it is sure a cute set! So glad I got it!  I've used the single rose to accent around the white space and then used the matching die to cut one as well as a couple of the leaves that belong to the set.  I colored with my Copic Markers.  Here are the ones I've used: RV02, RV04, RV09, G24, G43, YG05, BV0000.  I've accented the roses with the Uni-Ball Signo white pen.  The Word art from Isaiah 45:2 is this weeks free Scripture Art that you can use from Word Art Wednesday, just save it to your computer.   Of course you don't have to use it to play in the challenge!  Just remember that the challenge is Anything Goes - Family Friendly! Hope you will consider playing with us, there are wonderful prizes from our fabulous sponsors!

In our verse from Isaiah 45:2  we see that this was a word for Cyrus, who was a Gentile pagan king used by God to deliver His own people.  It's amazing to see how God used this man to fulfill His purposes.  It reminds me of the verse in Romans 8 "All things work together for good, to them that love God and to them that are called according to His purpose." (vs 28).  We can trust the Lord to go before us and make those crooked places straight - of course keep in mind those crooked places (or trials) may be the very place God will teach us and help us to grow into that woman or man of God He has called us to be.  Don't lose heart!  Keep your eyes on Jesus and know that He will make your (spiritually speaking...) crooked place straight in His perfect time.

But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay and you are our Potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.  Isaiah 64:8

Well that's it for me today!  Thanks so much for visiting!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Word Art Wednesday #217 - Psalm 139

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Hope you are having a great week, can you believe it 2016...2016!
We are super excited at Word Art Wednesday because our new sponsor is Simon Says Stamp!  They have so many wonderful exclusive products.  Did you see their new release last week?? The You Have My Heart blog hop was fabulous, so much talent and inspiration. Soooo.... if you play along at WAW this week you have a chance of winning a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp!  Remember it's Anything Goes - Family Friendly.

Here is my card for this week's challenge:

Our Scripture this week is from Psalm 139:14.  If you'd like to use it, be sure and grab it from the challenge blog.  It's free! 
The large heart I've used is a die and I've used the inlay technique with coordinating designer paper which is from a 6x6 pad from Crate Paper called Love Notes. I cut the die twice, once in pink card stock and once with the designer paper.  The heart die is from SSS and perfect for Valentines Day.  The tiny hearts are from the Lawn Fawn die set called Stitched Journal.

If you are having a rough week remember you are "fearfully and wonderfully made" in God's eyes.  Get that deep within your soul and rejoice in the fact that you are made in His image and His works are marvelous! We are close to His heart!  That should give you a kick in your step, right?!   Well, that's it for me today. 
 Thanks so much for visiting!