Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Being Confident

Hi!  I hope your week is going well.  It's time for another challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  This week our focus verse is Philippians 1:6, "Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ."  This time of year, we hear a lot of talk about faith and beliefs.  Why don't we hear consistent talk about the same topics all year long?  After all, what we believe and our faith in the Lord shouldn't be like a shirt we put on and take off at our convenience.  We are supposed to be consistent witnesses for the Lord.  Our faith in Him should be ever growing and deepening.  Obviously, we can not successfully live the Christian life on our own.  We need help -- from the Lord.  That's where today's verse comes into play.  It is a promise that He that began this work in us (when we received Him as Savior) will perform it (continue working) until the day of Jesus Christ (when we are Home with Him in Heaven).  What a great promise!  We're not in this life alone.  He's right there beside us helping us, continuing to work on us and won't leave us.

 Deedee's Digis is one of our sponsors this week.  I hope you'll play along with us so that you can have a chance to win some free digis stamps. Like most of you, this is a busy time for me.  I've been a bit swamped with custom orders the last month or so (that's a good thing!).  So, I took a little help with today's card and used one of Deedee's Digis pre-colored digis from the Love One Another set.  I thought it went well with today's verse - after all, getting a cat and mouse to get along would take on-going work.  :) The critters' noses are accented with Glossy Accents for a little dimension and shine.  The kitty's collar got some attention from my Wink of Stella glitter pen.  I used a copic marker to provide a little shading and ground the image.

I used lots of scraps on this card.  The scalloped die cuts remind me of a shop awning.  The button die is from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 1 die-namics set.  I love that die set!!  Some baker's twine finishes off the front.  The interior got just a little decorating.

For the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge we're to include a picture of what around our home inspired us.  My kitty, Sasha, is the inspiration for using the gray kitty (and why I tend to color all cats gray).  She has been my scrapbooking and card making supervisor ever since she was a kitten.

Sketch:  MOJO Monday (MOJO221)
Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific, Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  kaiser Craft (Chanteuse Collection)
Digi Stamps:  WORDart by Karen (Philippians 1:6), Deedee's Digis (Love One Another)
Tools/Embellishments:  Copic Marker (W1), baker's twine (The Twinery), Spellbinders Dies (Big Scalloped Border Petites), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints 1), Glossy Accents, Wink of Stella brush marker (Clear)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Path of Positivity Challenge #21 - Faith
Top Tip Tuesday - Inspiration from your home
Clear It Out Challenge - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #237 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Z is for Zany (fun/quirky image)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #208 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by.  I hope you'll have time to play along with us this week for your chance to win some free digis from Deedee's Digis.  Don't forget to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to get your free digi and see the other projects from the rest of the Design Team.


Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us at Top Tip Tuesday, I can see why your lovely cat inspired you to make this, so cute.
Lorraine DT

Lynn's Place said...

CIO challenge blog says MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! and thanks for joining our challenge this week...hope you stop by to play again...your project is awesome...tfs <((><

Brenda said...

I love not only your inspiration and your card, but your post in general. Thanks for sharing with us at Top Tip Tuesday! I'm so glad I visited your blog.

Laura W said...

Cute card, love the scallops on the top. Thanks for playing along at Penny's' anything goes' challenge. See you in the new year for more exciting challenges. Merry Christmas :)

Rachael said...

such a cute card - The backing papers are delightful and the image and sentiment are purrrfect! Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh LOVE your card and also your cat is beautiful too! Great inspiration, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Laurian said...

Beautiful project!

Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope we see you again soon!



Unknown said...

Gorgeous card and gorgeous cat!! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges,
cheers, Carol DT

Crafting Vicky said...

Beautiful project!!! love the verse you have used with this image.

Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Path of Positivity challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky. I’m doing a giveaway

Desire Fourie said...

Stephanie this is just super cute with such an inspirational message. Loving the colours too. This is so perfect for our FAITH theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
{Path of Positivity DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another beautiful example of faith Stephanie. Unfortunately, as you stated, it is too bad that many people only bring out their faith out on special occasions. Faith should be experienced and shine through us every single day.

Thanks for adding a second card to the Path of Positivity during challenge #21.

☺ Lisa D.
Path of Positivity – My Challenge Blog!
Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!


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