Wednesday, April 14, 2021

He is Mighty

 Hello, Friends! It's time for the first Word Art Wednesday challenge in April. This week our focus verse is Luke 1:49, "For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name." The Lord is so good to us and does so much for us. Just think without Him we would not exist. Hebrews 1:3 tells us that He is "upholding all things by the word of His power." God is so mighty and holy and yet He cares about us. I am so unworthy and yet He feels I am valuable. If that's not cause for me to praise Him, I don't know what is! 

For my card design this week, I chose to make an easel card. I used beautiful papers from Paper Rose and kept the design pretty simple to simply showcase the verse and papers. Rose gold foil cardstock mats add an elegance and subtle shine. Iridescent bling acts as a stopper for the easel and adds some sparkle.

Cardstock: Bazzill (In the Pink), Recollections (Rose Gold foil), The Paper Studio (Extra Heavy Weight white for card base), Pen & Gear (white for sentiment and interior panel)
Patterned Paper: Paper Rose (Miss Penelope 6 x 6)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Luke 1:49)
Tools/Embellishments: The Paper Studio Bling, Spellbinders dies (Standard Circle Large, Picot Edge Circle)

Thank you for visiting with me today. I hope you will visit the Word Art Wednesday blog for more design team inspiration and to enter your card for an opportunity to win a great prize.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Planted and Flourish

Hello! It's time for a new Word Art Wednesday challenge. This week our focus verse is Psalm 92:13, "Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God." Christian maturity and flourishing is directly related to the amount of time spent in worship of the Lord. This worship takes place in your local church as well as in your personal quiet time with the Lord. You will never truly gain the maximum spiritual maturity without spending time alone with the Lord. This is where we receive the strength to meet the challenges we all face in our daily lives. It is sort of like a lamp does not work the way it was intended when it is not plugged into the power source. The Lord is our source of strength and we need that time with Him to truly flourish and grow. While there are many good devotional books available to help encourage us, the Bible must be the centerpiece in our personal devotions. When we remember that the Bible is God's love letter to us, it should make us want to open and read it with great anticipation.

For my card this week, I chose to make a top-folding mini slimline card. My folded card measures 3" x 5.5". Our sponsor this week is DRS Designs and the generously provided me with this Open Bible stamp. I stamped the Bible in brown in on kraft cardstock and then paper pieced the pages. A scrap of dark brown cardstock gives some definition to the center of the Bible. While you can't see it, there is also a Bible stamped on the inside for a little interior decorating.

Cardstock: Recollections (Kraft, Cream), Bazzill (Peanut Fudge)
Patterned Paper: Authentique (Latest & Greatest 6 x 6)
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Psalm92:13), DRS Designs (Open Bible)
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Tools/Embellishments: Want 2 Scrap bling, Punch (unknown manufacturer)
I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - must use patterned paper.

Thanks for visiting with me today and for your patience with my lack of a regular posting schedule. I've been having some health difficulties and that has made it hard to be consistent. I hope you will have time to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the rest of the Design Team projects and please also visit our generous sponsor, DRS Designs. They have so many unique stamps to choose from including several personalized options. They also give you a choice of how to mount your stamp.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The Glory Due His Name

Happy Wednesday! I hope this finds you safe and well. We are in the midst of a series of winter storms that are leaving us with some snow, mostly ice and lots of cold temperatures. Thankfully, I can work from home. A new challenge starts today at Word Art Wednesday. Our focus this week is on Psalm 29:2, "Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His name worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness." The Lord is so good to us, and deserves all the glory and honor we can give to Him. The Creator of the universe, Who is upholding all things by the word of His power, loves and cares about you and me.  He is so holy and just but still considered us valuable enough to send His Son to die for us. That just boggles my mind. 


For my card this week, I chose to try one of the new trendy slim-line cards. I don't know what took me so long! I am hooked. It was so much fun to make and it definitely won't be my last one. For the card design, I used the September 2020 Sheetload of Cards by Crafty Al. I accented it with some small butterflies and some bling. The flower at the bottom is a sticker from the paper collection that I mounted on cardstock and fussy cut before popping it up on the bottom section. 

Cardstock:The Paper Studio Extra Heavy Weight (white cardbase), Pen and Gear (white for sentiment), Recollections (colored cardstock)
Patterned Paper Collection: Echo Park (A Beautiful Life 12 x 12)
Stamp: WORDart by Karen (Psalm 29:2)
Tools/Embellishments: The Paper Studio (bling), Fiskars punch (butterfly), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Paper Lace 2)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Must use patterned paper (I used 2)
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by. I'm hope you'll visit the Word Art Wednesday blog to see more inspiration by the rest of the Design Team. Stay warm and safe.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Dwelt Among Us

 Hello! I hope you are having a good week. It's time for another Word Art Wednesday challenge. This week our focus verse is John 1:14, "And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." The "Word" in this verse refers to Jesus. He is God in the flesh and He humbled Himself to live among His creation. This is totally mind-boggling to me. Not only did He dwell with humans like us, but He loved us and always treats us with grace. God definitely gives us much more grace and mercy than we could ever deserve.


This week our sponsor is Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. They generously provided me with their Floral Cluster Spring Pansies stamp set and the coordinating Floral Cluster and Sprigs dies to work with this week. One of the great features of the die set is that works with all four of the stamp sets in the Floral Cluster series. This makes it so cost effective! I colored the stamped image with Copics and then used the die to cut it out. I used the sketch from the January 2020 SheetLoad of Cards as the inspiration for my card design. The Floral Cluster tops the matted verse panel and some Nuvo Crystal drops accent the flower centers and two corners of the card.

Cardstock: The Paper Studio Heavy Weight (white card base), Bazzill (Avacado), Pen and Gear (white for sentiment panel)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Stamps: WORDart by Karen (John 1:14), Stamp Simply (Floral Cluster Spring Pansies clear stamp set)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: R81, 83, 85; YG 95 97; G21, 28
Tools/Embellishments: Stamp Simply dies (Floral Cluster and Sprigs), Spellbinders dies (Classic Squares Large and Small), Nuvo Crystal Drops (Bottle Green)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today. I hope you'll have time to check out the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store and to visit the Word Art Wednesday blog for more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Blog Hop Winners

Happy New Year!! I hope 2021 is off to a good start for you. Be sure to keep reading; I'll be announcing the Word Art Wednesday winner from my blog and my personal prize winner from those who left comments on my blog.

 Our focus verse for the next Word Art Wednesday challenge is near and dear to my heart. Psalm 34:4 states, "I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears." The Lord used this verse to provide comfort to me as a young wife when I was going through some medical trials. I love how when we seek the Lord, He hears us. He doesn't force Himself on us, we have to turn to Him. I have returned to this verse again and again during various times of trial. Our current world situation is one that could cause fear in our hearts. The changes and uncertainties of life can be overwhelming. However, if we will seek the Lord, He will hear us and deliver us from our fears. It's definitely a time of learning to trust Him.

 Years ago, when I first began making cards, I came across an e-zine called Sheetload of Cards. Each month the author would give a plan to use one or two pieces of 12 x 12 patterned paper and give a cutting guide and sketch to make 6-12 cards. She had various designers that would use her guide and share pictures of their cards. I was sad when the e-zine was discontinued. Just this week, I discovered she now has a YouTube channel and not only posts videos each month but offers a free PDF download of the sketch and cutting guide for her subscribers. I enjoy mass producing cards and this was just what I needed to kick start my missing mojo. This month, she even has a downloadable PDF of sentiments sized to fit the January sketch. I modified her sketch to use for my card this week and also made the 9 cards this cutting guide is intended to make. So by just adding additional cardstock, I stretched the patterned paper to make 10 cards instead of 9. I would encourage you to check out Call Me {Crafty} Al's channel. She began sharing the Sheetload of Cards monthly posts back in July 2019 so there's plenty of back material to use. I needed some masculine birthday cards so I used her sentiment download and now have 9 for my stash. Here's a group shot:

#SUYSJan2021 #ShowUsYourSheetLoad

Cardstock: Recollections (brown), Pen & Gear (white for sentiment)
Cardbase: Cordinations A2 Kraft (for WAW card), The Paper Studio A2 Kraft cards (9 birthday cards)
Patterned Paper: GCD Studio (Great Outdoors 12 x 12 pad)
Tools/Embellishments: Eyelet Outlet (gems)
I'm entering this card in the Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge.

Now it is time to announce the Word Art Wednesday (WAW) blog hop winner from my blog! Congratulations to Elizabeth Hart. Please see the WAW blog for details on how to claim your prize. You can also see the WAW blog for a list of all the winners.

I chose the winner for the prize I'm personally giving from those who left comments on my post via a random number generator. The winner is Kathy A. Kathy please check your email for info on how to claim your prize.

Please be sure to check out the Word Art Wednesday blog for the full list of blog hop winners and for inspiration for this week's challenge. Thanks for visiting with me today. I hope you'll come back soon.


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