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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