Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Because of His Lovingkindness

Hello and Happy Wednesday!! I hope you're staying warm in your corner of the world. We got 4" of snow today so the outside looks like a winter wonderland. It's so pretty but I'm also glad for the warm fireplace in our living room. :) I'm back with another challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we're focusing on Psalm 63:3, "Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee." defines "lovingkindness" as tender kindness motivated by or expressing affection. The Lord is good to us and shows us kindness as a way of expressing His love for us. I'm still trying to figure out why He would love me and He is being kind to me to show me how much He loves me! With this in mind, how could we do anything else but praise Him?

I used scraps from a wintery 6 x 6 paper pad for my card today. I added lots of sparkle by dotting random snowflakes in each of the 3 snowflake patterns and random intersections on the plaid with Stickles glitter glue. The hearts were coated with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I'm still working to get my mojo flowing again after being out of my craft room for so long so this sketch by Reverse Confetti was just what I needed.

Sketch: Reverse Confetti Sketch #55
Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavyweight (card base), Georgia Pacific (sentiment panel)
Patterned Paper: Doodlebug 6 x 6 pad (Polar Pals)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders Dies (Standard Circle Small, Eyelet Circles), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Blueprints #29) Nuvo Crystal Drops (clear), Stickles glitter glue (Star Dust)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must use patterned paper
The House that Stamps Built Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge J1018 - (I used the center column, blue, snowflakes & glitter)
Crop Stop Challenge #36 - Must use brands found in the Crop Stop Store (Fiskars, Tonic, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Doodlebug, Ranger)
Dare 2B Artzy - Winter Wonderland

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll be able to take time to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the rest of the DT inspiration and to pick up your free digi.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Ye Shall Not Fear Them

Happy New Year!! Welcome to the first challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week we're focusing on Deuteronomy 3:22, "Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God he shall fight for you." Wow! I think this is such a great verse of comfort. If the Lord is doing the fighting for us, why should we fear anything? This verse goes great with Romans 8:31, "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" As we look around our world and wonder what the new year may hold for us, our families and our country, we may be tempted to fear. But let's remember that the Lord is fighting for us and we have no need to fear.

For my card this week, I chose to use several products from Our Daily Bread Designs.They just released two types of Center Step card and coordinating layer dies (A2 and 5.5" square). I don't have those dies, but I do have some of their pre-cut/pre-scored Center Step card bases. I thought the center step design would show case this verse perfectly. I used a Double Stitched Rectangle die to die cut the verse. I used the Mini Vintage Label die to cut out a piece of yellow patterned paper and then cut the die cut in half. Each half was used to accent the verse panel and to hold the ribbon in place. A Fiskars butterfly punch was used to punch a butterfly from solid patterned paper and from vellum. These were attached to the ribbon on the right side of the panel. The vellum layer was coated with clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer. Some rhinestones on the butterfly and on some flower centers finish off the card.

Card base: Our Daily Bread Designs Center Step 
Patterned Paper: Our Daily Bread Designs (Whimsical Wildflowers, Plum Pizazz), Taylored Expressions (Vellum)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen
Tools/Embellishments: Our Daily Bread Designs dies (Double Stitched Rectangles, Mini Vintage Label (retired)), Fiskars punch (Butterfly), Zig Wink of Stella (clear), Offray ribbon, The Paper Studio bling

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crop Stop January Challenge #36 - Use companies carries by the Crop Stop Store (Fiskars, Cuttlebug, Zig, Scotch)
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use patterned paper
Repeat Impressions DCC13 - Things with Wings
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New (I took the butterfly punch out of the package just to use on this card)

Thanks for stopping by today. I've missed visiting with you and hope you'll come back soon. Please be sure to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog for your free digi and to see lots more inspiration from our Design Team.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

My Favorite from 2017

Today, I'm back with some of my favorites of 2017. I missed posting my favorites from 2016, but when I posted my 2015 favorites, I kept the number to an even dozen. That's what I did this year too. I'm posting them in date order as they appeared on my blog. I hope you enjoy the look back. You can click the link on the card title to go back to the original post for full details.

Rejoice Evermore (fourth card in this post)

A Turtle and Her Books
Be Joyful

Barista Brentwood Owl

Declare the Works of the Lord


Tickled Pink Birthday

When You Feel Like Quitting

Land That I Love

Someone Remembers, Someone Cares

How You Bean?

Your Kindness Warms My Heart

Brentwood Birthday

Thanks for taking this trip down Memory Lane with me. Apparently, some of your favorites are mine too. :) I'll be back tomorrow with a card for the first challenge in 2018 for Word Art Wednesday. I hope you'll come back to visit soon.


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