Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Exciting News to Share

I have exciting news to share with you today.  I have been asked to be the Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday for the month of May.  I love to use Scripture on my cards and was so honored when they asked me to help out this month.

Be sure to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog and get your free Scripture digi.  This week the Scripture is Nahum 1:7, "The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him."  My dad loved this verse so it is extra special to me.  This verse is such a great reminder that no matter what, God IS good.  Even when we're in the middle of a trial, He's still there and He hasn't forgotten about us.  I read this quote recently (I'm not sure who wrote it originally) and found it to be a great encouragement:  "Sometimes when you wonder why you can’t hear God’s voice during your trials. Remember the teacher is always quiet during the test."

For my card this week I used an old Mojo Monday sketch (MOJO152).  My card is 5.5" square -- I think that's my new favorite size.  Maybe it strikes a chord from my scrapbooking days.  :)  I was able to use some new Three Bugs in a Rug papers and a new M-bossabilities embossing folder.  I love that they are 2 embossing folders in one.

I wanted a button in the middle of my bow but didn't have any the right color of green.  Then I found a clear button and decided to back it with some of the patterned paper I was using.  It was a guaranteed perfect match.  I punched a circle from my patterned paper and then used SU Crystal Effects to glue the paper to the back of the button. After allowing a little drying time, I found some DMC floss that was a great match with the salmon/orange-ish color in my papers and threaded the button with it.

I even did a little interior decorating.  :)

Cardstock:  Georgia Pacific
Patterned Paper:  Three Bugs in a Rug (Ellie 6 x 6 pad)
Digi Scripture from Word Art Wednesday
Tools/Embellishments:  Spellbinders (Big Scalloped Border Petites, M-bossabilities Splendid Side A, Petite Ovals Small, Petite Scalloped Ovals Large), Wright's ribbon, button from stash, Marvy circle punch, DMC Floss (#351), Recollections pearls
I'm entering this card in the following challenges challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #137 - Something planted or incorporate the color green (I did both)
Paper Sundaes #118 - Ribbon & Pearls
Love to Create #13 - Flowers & buttons
Stamp TV Mix it Up Monday (STV12MON15) - make a square card
Craft Your Passtion #108 - Lots of texture
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 
Catered Crop - B is for Bodacious (use things with the letter "B" - I used a button, Bible verse, & bow)
Really Reasonable Ribbon #47 (RRR47) - Mother's Day/Feminine card
Scripture Thursday - Use Scripture

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you come back again soon. 



Jan Marie said...

What exciting news! Congratulations, Stephanie! You are such blessing to so many and such an encouragement as you testify to the goodness and graciousness of our Lord! Love your beautiful card. . and your cleverness in designing the perfect coordinating button! Blessings!

Natalie said...

Your card is so pretty and I really like that interior decorating ;-)
Great quote, too! I'll be remembering that one. Congrats on your Guest Designer stint!

Jackie Randolph said...

Beautiful card, love your sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at Love to Create Challenge!

Marlena M. said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL Stephanie! I love the button and gorgeous colors.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful papers and I love the embossing folder you've used! It all really sets off this incredible scripture!
Enjoy your time at Word Art Wednesday! I did.

Karen Letchworth said...

I love how you did that button to match, and the card turned out great. I am so excited to have you with us at WAW this month. We are SO blessed to have such wonderful people sharing their God-given talents with us, and bringing Him glory through their art. Have a blessed week!
Karen L

Doris said...

Congratulations! When I saw your photo in front of the Amish girl picture, I had to stop by your blog. We bought the same print years ago because the name of the picture is "Laura," our daughter's name, and we also had a white cat like that at the time. Your cards are beautiful, and I'm happy to find a new source of Scripture stamps. Card making is more than an art--it's also a great avenue of ministry.

Gemiel said...

Hi Stephanie, So glad you're joining us this month at Word Art Wednesday. Your card is beautiful!! Love how you created the button to match.

Mynn xx said...

Congratulations! That's also one of my favorite new found quotes. We came here to be tested, but our Father always loves us, even when we need to do things on our own for a bit. After all, the Savior was left along in Gethsemane. Why would we think we're different or more special?! LOVE this card--all the pearl accents are gorgeous! :) Can't wait to see more of you this month!!! :)

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! I love the mix of papers you used and your focus on the sentiment.


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Miesje said...

This is beautiful! Congrats on GD for WAW! Great choice! Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Crafty and Green said...

What A Beautiful Card! I LOVE IT!! Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create this week! We hope you come back and play again really soon! Many Blessings, Tina

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Stephanie, your card is beautiful. I love the combination of colors and elements as well as the layout. This power of this verse definitely speaks for itself. Thanks for sharing, and congratulations on being a guest designer for WAW. I appreciate you linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

Wendy Swenne said...

Your card is a cutie, Stephanie. Love the colors and the ribbon and that button.

Thanks so much for being our guest designer on WAW.


Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!
hugs, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot, Steph -- I'm so happy for you! Your card is lovely, and as always the verse just shines out.


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