Aug 17, 2016

Proverbs 24: 3-4 Cards for Word Art Wednesday

Hi,Y'all! 
It's time once again for Word Art Wednesday!  I can't believe how quickly this summer has flown by, I've barely had the time to keep up with this blog and my design team commitments.  I don't know about you, but I'm beginning to feel ready for a more normal routine again.  Hopefully, I'll post more once that happens.  Hopefully, (wink, wink). 
I've really missed having time to spend in my craft room just creating, and meditating on God's word.  It's getting to be so bad that I've begun to shun my housework just so I can spend some time playing with papers.  Shame on me, I know, but doing that allowed me to make 2 Word Art Wednesday Card designs.  So, it can't be all bad, right? :) 

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This is the first card I created.  I had some new products on my desk that I'd yet to play with and finally got the chance to use them on this card.  I printed the Word Art onto a piece of Heidi Swapp Vellum.  I've never used vellum before, I really enjoyed it and have so many more ideas for future use.  When I saw this weeks' Word Art selection, I already knew what paper I would use.  I've been holding onto this sweet paper from Simple Stories since the Let's Create Expo I attended back in April!  It fits the verse perfectly! 

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Here is a close up of another new product I've been playing with lately. These adorable, little wood veneer hearts from The Paper Studio.   You may have seen me use them on my last Word Art Wednesday card.  You'll probably continue to see them, I apologize, but I'm kinda hooked. :)

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This is the second card I made.  I still had all my goodies out on my desk and just couldn't resist making another.   I used the same paper ephemera from Simple Stories, a little washi tape, and a new product I just received from Scrapbook.Com, called Nuvo Crystal Drops.  Have you heard of them?  Maybe I'm the last to know about these, but I think this product will be making a regular appearance in my work from here on out.  I love the pretty, little almost enamel looking drops.  

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You can see the crystal drops a little better in this close up. The color I used is called Duck Egg Blue.  It's such a soft blue that the drops are almost white.   I went a little crazy adding the liquid drops all over my card. They're just too fun!   And, yes, more wood veneer hearts. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you've been encouraged and inspired to create for the King!  
I invite you to link up your creations over at Word Art Wednesday.  The Word Art is free to use, but not required.  I just love seeing what you all come up with . 

Blessings,



Aug 3, 2016

Mark 11:22 Card For Word Art Wednesday #242-243

Hi, Y'all! 
I'm back again to share my latest Word Art Wednesday design with you.  I'll be honest with you, I haven't really thought that much on this verse.  The reason being that I just put this card together this morning.  ( I'm writing this Tuesday evening to post for Wednesday) But as I now sit here writing this post, the verse is really hitting me hard. 
This verse for this week is Mark 11:22.  Here is what I hurriedly put together this morning. 

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"Have Faith", that's a phrase that gets thrown around a lot.  But faith is only as good as the object of that faith.  When I hear people say "have faith" I want to ask them, "faith in what"?".  Jesus gives us the answer in this verse, Have faith in God.  Not just any god, but the one true God who created the universe and holds my very life in His hand.  That is a faith worth having, not because of my faith, but because of the object of my faith.  
With that being said, I'm definitely being challenged and reminded to "have faith" in this particular season of my life. 

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You see, this upcoming school year is going to be full changes for me.  I'm will no longer be homeschooling my children, which means an all new way of life for me in a sense.  My oldest will be leaving for college in 2wks. I'm going to miss him so much.  My daughter will be entering high school and I'll be working at her school a few days a week. This will be my first time working outside the home in nearly 4yrs.  I'm worried for both of them.  I'm worried about how I'll handle all the new situations that are sure to come my way.  This school year is going to be a huge step out of my comfort zone.  That's the reason this verse is such a good reminder for me.  I don't need to worry, I need to "have faith" in the only one who is really in control of all of this, GOD!  Just writing that gives me peace, because, I mean, God!  He is the great I am!  He is God of all and I know that I can trust Him to go before me in all of this. :)

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I kept this card simple by just adding some little wood hearts from Paper Studio and an enamel heart from My Minds Eye.  The paper I used is also from the Paper Studio mint to be fab line. 
If you'd like to join in the challenge over at Word Art Wednesday we would love to see your creations.  The challenge is "anything goes".  You do not have to use the word art, although we love it when you do. :) 
I'd like to say, Thank you to every one of you who take the time to stop by my blog and for all of your support in what I'm doing here. 

Blessings, 
 

Jul 21, 2016

Quick and Simple Thank You Cards

Hi, Y'all!
After receiving such an overwhelming response to my Quick and Simple Baby Shower Cards post, I thought I'd share with you a quick and simple way to construct handmade thank you cards.  I'm always in need of a quick thank you card and with a little help from my daughter, these came together in a snap. 

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To make these cards, I used 3x5 journaling cards from My Minds Eye.  On one side of the journaling tag, there is a space to record sentiments/memories, on the other side is just a pattern.  I used the patterned side. I had my daughter use my old, big, red Sizzix machine to die-cut the hearts. I then used both the die-cut negative and the hearts themselves to make the cards.

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For this card, I used one of the die-cut hearts that my daughter labored over.  I glued it down to the card.  Next, I used an old Stampin Up stamp to heat emboss the "thank you" sentiment, using gold embossing powder. 

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Lastly, I added a piece of gold striped washi tape across the bottom of the card and embellished with a single gold sequin. This card is done!

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For the next two cards, I used the die-cut negatives but basically did the same thing.  I glued down the negative, then stamped and heat embossed the sentiment. 

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To embellish the cards I added some coordinating lace and some sequins. Finished!  With my daughter doing all of the die-cutting, the cards came together like on an assembly line. 

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The only trouble I had in making these cards was the actual embossing.  I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I can't seem to get consistent results. I ended up throwing away several cards that I had messed up.  I'd love for you all to share any tips you may have as to how to achieve the best results when heat embossing.  I just can't seem to get the hang of it. 

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At least these three cards turned out well.  If you'd be interested in purchasing these cards or others like them then feel free to check out my Etsy shop
As always, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. 

Blessings,

Jul 20, 2016

Starry Night Card for Word Art Wednesday #240-241

Welcome back! 
I'm checking in today to share my latest Word Art Wednesday design with you all.  Thank you all for your interest in Word Art Wednesday.  Your sweet comments are so encouraging and are a reminder of why I do this.  May Word Art Wednesday continue to be for His Glory! 
Isn't it really all about Him, not just Word Art Wednesday, but life as a whole?! 
That brings me to our current challenge.  The chosen verse is Ps. 8:3-4

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This verse speaks of the contrast between who God is and who man is.  When we really stop to consider that Holy God created every single atom in the vast universe by just the power of His word!  In light of how awesome God is, we are nothings.  This thought should both humble us and encourage us as well.   We have a God who does not need us, yet is mindful of us.  God desires a relationship with each one of us and in His wisdom has made a way for us to have that relationship with Him.  He sent His son to earth, to live a perfect sinless life, and to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins.  Jesus then rose from the dead on the 3rd day and is now in heaven making intercession for the saints (his followers).  
To have this relationship with God all you must do is repent of your sins, and trust completely in Christ's finished work on the cross.  I praise God that He chose to be "mindful" of us!  

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  To make this card I used Pennelli watercolors on Canson watercolor paper.  I then adhered lots of glass glitter,  clear confetti, and iridescent sequins.  All to give my card that "Starry Night" look.  I can't say this card turned out the way I had envisioned in my mind.  I'm still working on my watercolor skills.  :P  What matters is that I did my best and that I'm committed to improving my craft.  
I invite you to join the challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  It's "anything goes".  You are not required to use the verse, but we love it when you do!  I can't wait to see all of your creations. 

Blessings,