Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanks Be Unto God

Hello! Happy (early) Thanksgiving to my American readers! This time of year, our thoughts focus on the things for which we are thankful. Our focus verse this week at Word Art Wednesday is 2 Corinthians 9:15 which states, "Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift." At the top of our list of blessings is the gift of salvation through God's Son, Jesus. Have you accepted this gift? What about your family? About a month ago, our grandson made the decision to trust Christ as his personal Savior. We are so very thankful and excited about Jack's decison. You can be sure as we are counting our blessings on Thanksgiving, Jack's salvation will be one of the things we list as one of our top blessings for 2016.

As you have probably noticed, I am really loving Echo Park's I Love Family 6 x 6 paper pad. The colors and patterns are definitely ones that "speak to me." Simon Says Stamp is our sponsor for this week's challenge and I was able to use several of their products on my card. I smooshed Audrey Blue and Maliblue inks on an acrylic block and used a water brush pen to add some color to the banner in the Scripture WORDart. After die cutting the verse, I matted it with Audrey Blue cardstock. This same cardstock was used for mat the other patterned paper panels. I used the A2 Card Curved Edge die to cut the plaid paper panel. I also used it to come some panels for the interior decorating.

Some baker's twine, faux stitching and some Wink of Stella on the banner finish off the card front. I kept the card flat to make mailing easier.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenge #339 - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart Challenge #137 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I hope you'll be able to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to pick up your free digi and see the projects from the rest of the Design Team. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving and may the Lord bless you and your family abundantly.

I've linked the products I've used in today's project below. I've used affiliate links whenever possible.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

With Thanksgiving

I am very late with this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge post. Life got in the way and I wasn't able to get my card made on time. Ah well...better late than never. Right? This week's focus is on Psalm 95:2-3, "Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms. For the Lord is a great God and a great king above all gods." During this time of year (in America), our thoughts turn to being thankful and expressing gratitude. That is fantastic and we should do that. However, when it comes to being thankful for the Lord and His goodness to us, we should be thankful 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (366 in leap year). When we think of all He has done for us, our praise should be continuous. Today, let's praise the Lord for His goodness.

I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch (MOJO473) as the inspiration for my card design. I kept it pretty simple to allow the verse to have the focus. I love the beautiful fall, floral paper. The centers of some of the flowers were accented with Stickles.

The scripture panel was popped up with craft foam. This will provide stability when mailed.

The interior decorating consists of a strip of patterned paper and a stamp by Jillibean Soup provides the sentiment. It will be perfect for a Thanksgiving card for a loved one.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
MOJO Monday (MOJO 473) - Sketch
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Thanksgiving/Thanks
Shopping Our Stash Challege #277 - Gobble Til You Wobble - Thanksgiving/Thanks

I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the other design team projects and to pick
up your free digi. Thanks for stopping by. Please come back soon.

I've linked the products I used below. Affiliate links were used where possible. These links provide me with a small commission at no additional cost to you when you shop using them.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fall Shaker Card

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well. My husband started a new job on Monday and we're adjusting to his new work schedule. One of the mentors the Lord gave me after my mom passed away used to frequently say, "Adjust is a must!" How true this is...even in good things like a new job. The Lord brings change to our lives for many reasons. Sometimes it's to help us grow and learn to trust Him more. Our Word Art Wednesday focus verse this week expresses it this way, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" Romans 11:33 To have knowledge is to know the facts and wisdom is the ability to appropriately use use those facts. Our Lord has both knowledge and wisdom in a limitless supply. How thankful I am for that!

Have you discovered the relatively new website Paper Craft Romance? If not, you are missing out on a wealth of paper craft resources, tutorials, product reviews, free printables and a LOT more. The owner, Deedee, is a good friend of mine and previously owned the Deedee's Digis online store. If you become an email newsletter subscriber, you are given access to a subscribers-only free printables section. I am using on of those printables for my card today.  I colored the image with Copics and then used it as the background for my shaker card. I used a variety of sequins in my shaker including my new favorites Assorted Moonshine sequins by Simon Says Stamp (SSS). SSS is our wonderful sponsor for this challenge. They are a fantastic one stop shop that features most, if not all, of the most popular brands. I was able to purchase the Lawn Fawn banner dies and the Echo Park 6x6 paper pad used in today's project from them. They have quick shipping too. :) A few more Moonshine sequins topped with Rusty Hinge stickles finish off the card front.

I used two of the double-sided patterned papers from the Echo Park I Love Family 6 x 6 pad for the card front and the window border. A piece of stamp packaging is the clear panel for the shaker window.

I used the papers for a little interior decorating as well.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Addicted to Rubber Stamps Challenge #217 - Make Your Mark (I used my Copics)
Craft Your Passion Challenges #335 - Anything Goes
Let's Color Linky Party #13 - Anything that has been hand colored
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes (optional feature of Lawn Fawn Products - I used a Lawn Fawn Banner die)

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. Be sure to play along with us in our challenge to win a wonderful prize from Simon Says Stamp. By the way, they are having a 25% off Copic Marker sale until Nov. 1st! If you share your project on Instagram, please use the hashtag #WAWchallenge. You just might be featured on our Word Art Wednesday Instagram page.

The products I used are listed below using affiliate links where possible (this allows me to make a small commission at no additional cost to you).


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