Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Call Unto Me

Happy Wednesday! It's time for a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday. This week our focus verse is Jeremiah 33:3, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." What a neat promise from the Lord that if we will just call on Him (pray), He will answer us. This doesn't mean that the Lord will give us everything we ask for when we pray. I've heard so many people say, "I prayed but the Lord never answered me. I asked Him to do this and He didn't do it." One thing we have to remember is that "no" is still an answer. The Lord is promising to listen when we pray to Him and that alone is wonderful. Don't we all just need someone to listen to us at times? But along with listening, He promises to answer. Sometimes that answer is "Wait for My timing." God isn't confined to our time table. Sometimes the answer is a loving, "No, that's not what is best for you." There have been so many times I've later been SOOO thankful the Lord has told me no when I asked for certain things. And sometimes, the Lord answers,"Yes." But no matter how He answers us, He will show us things and work in ways we could never have imagined. Sometimes, looking back, I see where some of the most painful times in my life are when I saw the Lord working the most. They are the times I felt His comfort most. Other times, when I waited on His timing, the end result was so much better than I had dreamed. So, talk to the Lord, call on Him, and then just wait and see how He works.

For my card today, I brought out one of my current favorite paper pads and a fun sketch by Mojo Monday (MOJO 533). The vertical panel is dry embossed for some added dimension and interest. Because so many of the layers are double matted, I used some Scrapbook Adhesives Thin Foam Squares to help keep things level. 

Our sponsor this week is Art Glitter. I have heard wonderful things about their Designer Glue and their Metal Tip Attachment. So I decided to give both products a try. Instead of using my normal ATG tape runner, I used the Designer Glue with the Metal Tip Attachment on the bottle. Wow! Now I see why it is so well liked. It comes out of the bottle so easily (some bottles are so stiff they require a lot of pressure to release the glue), the metal tip gives very precise placement of the glue and it holds extremely well. Even my patterned paper didn't wrinkle. I won't be getting rid of my ATG gun but I think I've found a new favorite liquid adhesive.

Cardstock: Recollections #110 (white card base), Pen and Gear (white for sentiment), Bazzill (blue), pink cardstock is a scrap and I don't know the manufacturer, pearlized white cardstock (unknown manufacturer)
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (Early Bird Collection 6 x 6 pad)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen (Jeremiah 33:3)
Tools/Embellishments: Art Glitter (Designer Glue and Metal tip Attachment). Scrapbook Adhesives Thin 3D Foam Squares, Fiskars punches (large and small butterflies), Park Lane bling, Divinity Designs Dies (Double Stitched Rectangles), CuttleBug embossing folder (Paper Lace 2)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Createful Heart Challenge #20 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use patterned paper
Outlaws Sunday Songs & Rhymes Challenge - Sing a Song of Flowers

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today. I hope you'll stop by the Word Art Wednesday Blog and see the rest of the Design Team's projects. Also be sure to enter our challenge so that you'll have an opportunity to win a prize from our generous sponsor.


Karen Letchworth said...

Your card is so pretty, Stephanie. And your words are so wise. God's timing is ALWAYS worth waiting for, and realizing the wisdom in His timing is such a sweet lesson. I remember so many times reminding Alicia of God's perfect timing when she was trying to conceive (and through her miscarriage), but even though she knew it was so was a hard lesson to learn. But then...God answered with Bennett. Now she understands how beautiful God's timing truly is. Always worth waiting for His perfect plan.

You are such a blessing to me.

Helen said...

A great creation - thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x


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