Jul 19, 2017

My Scraplifted Card for Word Art Wednesday #292-293

Hi Everyone!
I'm excited to share my latest Word Art Wednesday design with you all today, because it's a little different from my usual.  I was really stuggling this week with my creative mojo, I just couldn't seem to come up with anything.   So, what do I do when I'm low on the creative juices and need ideas?  I scraplift!  (at least that's what I think it's called)  I have my favorite designers whom I borrow ideas from.  My designs never turn out just like theirs, but that's the point.  


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For my card design this week, I scrapliftted from the talent Michelle Wooderson.  You can see the original design on her blog "Mish Mash"  She is one of my favorite designers.  I just love her relaxed yet clean style.  I often browse her blog for inspiration when I'm plumb out of ideas. 

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Michelle used modeling paste on her card,  I didn't have that so I used Gesso mixed with white acrylic paint.  I love the texture this created by just spreading it onto my paper.   I think the white color is a perfect pairing under my verse which speaks of our sins not being remembered.  It just makes me think of my sins being blotted out.  
And, Yes, once again I'm  using paper and embellishment from My Minds Eye.  I'd venture say that at least 80% of my craft room supplies are My Minds Eye.  The paper is from the Vintage Charm 12x12 pack and the enamel heart and dots are also from My Minds Eye.  
I just can't seem to get enough of their product.  :) 

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Now we want to see what you've created, even if you borrowed some ideas. 😉 So, please stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to play along.  The word art is always free to use, but not required to join.  
Thank you for stopping by today, and have a wonderfully creative week. 

Blessings, 

Jul 5, 2017

Texture and Stars Card for Word Art Wednesday #290-291

Hi! 
I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day!  I know that I did!  Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays.   I love celebrating the birth of our nation and all that comes along with that.  We truly are blessed!  
That leads me to this week's Word Art Wednesday Card.  I used classic Americana elements to design my card, although it's not your typical patriotic colors.  

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I guess I kinda went for that vintage American look, oh, and stars upon stars. 🌟
I used a very old paper line from My Minds Eye.  I'm not sure if it's even available for purchase anymore, but it's called "Blink of an Eye".   I've kinda been hoarding this paper, it has an all-American, vintage summertime feel to it.  I embellished using some bronze star stickers from Jolee's that I purchased at Micheal's.  I added a strip of gold washi tape across the bottom and cut a piece of burlap doily to finish it off.

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I think you can see the bronze and gold a little more in this picture.   I also glued a wood veneer star to one of the bronze stars, just to add a little more texture. 

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As always thank you for stopping by today.  I encourage you to show us what you've got by joining in on the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  The word art is always free to use, but not required to play along.  We have awesome sponsors and you just might win!  If you're on IG be sure to tag your creations using #wawchallenge to be featured.  

Blessings,

Jun 21, 2017

Gold and Blush Card For Word Art Wednesday #288-289

Hi, everyone!
So, I'm suffering from what I think is writer's block today.  I literally sat staring at the screen for a good ten minutes trying to think of something to write, anything.... sadly, nothing!  So, I'll just hop right into sharing my card design for Word Art Wednesday

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I used paper from My Minds Eye C'est Chic collection.  It looks like more of a blush color in person.  

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I printed the verse onto vellum and cut it the exact size as the stripe on my base paper. The vellum strip is wrapped around the base paper then adhered on the backside with Scotch tape. I tore some strips of arrow paper, also from the same paper line and machine stitched it to the base paper.  I then gold embossed some little wooden hearts from The Paper Studio and adhered them to my card.  That's it!  Vellum can be a little tricky to work with.  I'm still fairly new at creating with it and I hope to learn more techniques.  It can be so pretty.
I just love the way the gold shines on this paper too... 

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I invite you to come join us at Word Art Wednesday and show us what you've got!  The word art is always free to use, but not required to play.  
As always, thank you so much for stopping by today.

Blessings, 

Jun 7, 2017

Nautical Card for Word Art Wednesday

Welcome back!  It's officially my first week of summer break and what better way to start it off then with a new Word Art Wednesday card.  Woohoo!  I just love summer,  the early mornings and late nights.  The birds, the flowers,  the free time to enjoy God's creation.    I'm truly a summertime girl at heart.  I must be excited about this time of year as my card creation reflects where my favorite place to be is.  Can you guess? 

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If you guessed the beach, then you would be right. 😊
But even with all that I love about summer and all there is to enjoy and be thankful for, I'm still left with a longing that nothing on this earth can satisfy.   An emptiness only Christ Himself can fill.  I'm reminded of a quote from the late C.S. Lewis. 
 "I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world."

We were made to "worship and enjoy God forever".   Praise God that He has promised to fill us up with what truly satisfies, HIMSELF.  

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The base paper for my card is from Hobby Lobby's brand of paper products called "The Paper Studio".  It's from their "mint to be fab" line. 
Then I added stickers from my stash.  I kept it pretty simple this week. 

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I invite you to come join our bi-weekly challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  The Word Art is always free to use but not required to play along.   We have generous sponsors and I just really love to see your creative talents.   If you're on IG give us a follow @wordartwednesday and be sure to tag us #wawchallenge for your chance to be featured on our page.  
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and for your encouraging words.  I appreciate you all. 😘

Blessings, 

May 24, 2017

My Simple Card for Word Art Wednesday #284-285

Hi, Friends!
Welcome back.   Yes, once again I'm jumping in late for Word Art Wednesday.   I really don't know if I will ever get better at this blogging thing.  I have so many cards to share you with you all, but it just seems like I never get around to the blogging part of things.  At least being part of the Word Art Wednesday design team keeps me consistent at something.  
Here is my design for this challenge:

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Isn't this week's word art just beautiful??!!  Karen really made my heart happy with this one!  

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My design is fairly simple, as I wanted the Word Art to be the star of the show.   I just printed the Word Art onto my card base, then I stamped around it. (I used the same stamp technique that I used here, and I think it turned out much better.)   I colored my stamped images using Ranger distress inks and a water pen.  I added some Martha Stewart fine glitter to the butterfly and flower.  Lastly, I embellished with a strip of washi tape across the top, a paper flower, and an enamel heart from MME. 

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Please stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to join our challenge and be encouraged by sharing of God's word.  
Thank you for stopping by today, 
Blessings, 
I'm playing along in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.  "Furry Friends"
( I thought it was still the "bit of Sparkle" theme when I entered.  Oops.  Butterflies are sometimes furry.  I tried to delete my entry, but it wouldn't let me. )
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: "little critters" 
The butterfly is a little critter.

May 10, 2017

He Will Never Leave Me! Word Art Wednesday #282-283

Hello, Y'all! 
I hope this post finds you all doing well and staying sane.   I know I'm going just a little bit crazy over here.   Things have been so busy that I feel like I'm treading water.  Thankfully, I belong to the God who can walk on water and the winds and waves obey His voice.  Honestly, what more do I need?  
And then, there are His promises.  I personally cling to the promise He has made to never leave me.  That brings me to our Word Art Wednesday verse and my card design:

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Isn't this such a precious promise?   God's promises are true.  He can never break them, He does not grow weary.  We can rest and trust in Him!
Oh, how I thrive on this truth.  When my life is like a crazy whirlwind and I don't know what I'm doing from one moment to the next, I can always trust in what God has said in His word.  That is my constant hope. 

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I used MME the sweetest thing/tangerine papers for my card.  I love this paper line and have actually almost exhausted my supply.  eek!
I fussy cut some flowers from the same papers and adhered them using foam dimensional tape.  I added a strip of lace and a couple of enamel dots for texture.  

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I invite you to come play along with us at Word Art Wednesday.  You have until midnight on May 23rd to get an entry in and just maybe win a prize. 😊😊😊
Also, If you're on IG tag your entry #wawchallenge for a chance to be featured.  We love showing off your talents! 
Thank you for stopping by today.

Blessings, 

Apr 26, 2017

Rejoice, and Be Joyful! Psalm 5:11 Word Art Wednesday Challenge

Oh, My! 
  I almost forgot to post today!  My apologies for the lateness of this post.  
I just want to invite you all to play along in this week's Word Art Wednesday challenge. 
The verse for this challenge comes to us from the Psalms.  Always a great choice, the Psalms are like a healing balm for the soul.  Sometimes when I'm struggling to read from God's word, I just go to Psalms and I'm once again filled with awe at the character of my God. 
Here is my card design:

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I love that this verse reminds us that the source of our Joy is Christ Himself.   Not our circumstances, or our performance or the stuff we have or don't have. 

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I chose to use Pink Paislee paper from the Citrus Bliss line.  I've been using this line a lot lately.  It's just so bright and cheerful.  Perfect for this verse.  I fussy cut the lemons and added a little distress glitter to the tops.  I then adhered them using foam dimensional squares. 

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Come on over and join in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  The Word Art is free to use but not required to play along.  The theme is "anything goes" and we have awesome sponsors who love to give great prizes to our winners.  Also, if you're on IG please tag us #wawchallenge to be featured! 
Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings, 


Apr 12, 2017

Back Again for Word Art Wednesday #278-279

Hi There, 
Welcome back.   I've been a little MIA lately.  I'm hoping that with summer break right around the corner that I'll be able to stop in more frequently.  But then again, I've said that before.  Haha, that's why I so appreciate those of you who keep coming back, it's for you that I continue to share my craft and my heart. 
The Word Art for this challenge is found in John 12:23. 

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In the context this verse is found, Jesus is referring to the hour of His death on the cross.   But how can glory be found in such a terrible death such as what Christ experienced?    Because in that moment Christ defeated death, the power of sin, and became our once for all sacrificial lamb!   Christ in that moment finished what He had come to do.   Oh, the beautiful, terrible cross.   Such a seeming contradiction,  but all part of God's perfect plan of redemption. 

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I'm so thankful that Jesus "endured the cross for the joy set before Him".  That He endured it for me and for all those who will believe.   

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I invite all you creatives to play along in the Word Art Wednesday challenge.   The Word Art is free to use, but not required.   The theme is "anything goes".   Also, if you're on IG tag us or use #wawchallenge for your chance to be featured.   We love to show off your creative talents. :) 

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 I wish you all a week of growing in the knowledge of Christ.  As we look forward to the celebration of  Easter this Sunday may your heart and mind be drawn to meditate on the gospel and be enraptured by the one who sets us free.

Blessings, 


Mar 15, 2017

My Encouragement, and a Word Art Wednesday Card

Hi! 
Oh, where to begin?  For starters, I will just say that this week being only half over has really been a struggle for me.   It has been full of conflicts, temptations, tears, and sin.  Yes, sin.  I have failed miserably and have not handled what has come my way with grace.   I can honestly say that I was not feeling very creative this week and that my card probably reflects that.  Just keeping it real, this is not one of my favorites,
but this verse...
I had not had a chance to view the Word Art Wednesday for this week until yesterday when I began to make my card.  When I pulled it up on my computer, I was overwhelmed.   It is exactly what I needed to be reminded of with the week that I've had.   

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"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes".  Just let that thought sink in!   Whoa!  I don't know what else to say.   The overwhelming gratitude of what this verse means leaves me speechless!  I am not deserving for God to promise any of this to me and yet He has.  This verse is referring to what it will be like in Heaven, in the presence of our Great God.  He has promised this end to all who have put their trust in Him.  I'm so thankful for this hope because bad days will happen and I will fail, but His promises remain true!

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I used my Taylored Expressions Arbor Accessories stamp to create the background for my card.  I stamped, then heat embossed the gold.  I then watercolored pink over the entire background and watercolored the green leaves.  I used a sharpie pen to draw the leaves.   I was really wanting to try out this technique, but I'm not happy with how it looks with this particular card.  I think I will try it again later with a different style of card. 

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and for your support of creatives like me.  I would love to see your creations, so please come join us at Word Art Wednesday and link up what you've crafted. 

Blessings, 

Mar 1, 2017

Word Art Wednesday Card Featuring :Taylored Expressions!

 Hello again, Welcome back.  I'm so honored to have so many of you visit to share in my love of creativity.   I'm also honored to part of the wonderful Word Art Wednesday design team.  Karen works so hard to keep the challenge blog going and to line up sponsors who so generously share their product with us and the challenge winners.  This week's sponsor is Taylored Expressions!  
Not only does the winner of this week's challenge get a prize from Taylored Expressions, but the design team also received product from Taylored Expressions to create with.  I was so excited to get started with my Taylored Expressions product.  I've never used TE products before,  but as a first timer, I am in love!

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For my card, I used two different die cutting plates from Taylored Expressions.  "Frame in Frame 2" is the cutting plate that I used to create the scalloped border around the Word Art.  I also used the "Arbor Accessories" cutting plate to cut the vine and small flowers on my card.   

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I used the Taylored Expressions cutting plates in my Cuttle Bug Machine.  The cutting plates worked very well with my machine and only needed a few passes to achieve a clean, sharp cut.  I love the detail of the cuts, even on the small flowers. 
I actually cut the end off the vine to create more of a curled vine around the Word Art rather than to have it in the shape of an arbor, as it originally was. 
I adhered the vine using very small pieces of dimensional foam tape.  I wanted it to be slightly raised.  I also added some distress glitter to the flowers and a pearl drop to the centers. 

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I invite you to come play along at Word Art Wednesday for your chance to win some Talyored Expressions product!  Remember that if you're on IG to tag us #wawchallenge for your chance to featured!  I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Blessings,

Feb 15, 2017

Jeremiah 32:17 Word Art Wednesday Card

Hi There! 
I'm back once again for another Word Art Wednesday.  I'm so glad to have had the respite of crafting a card this weekend.  This week has been very busy for me and feels like it's been so long already.  I've been spending about 4hrs. a day studying for a business course that I'm taking.   I'll be working 2 days this week at my daughter's school substitute teaching, and therefore I'm trying to quickly finish reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" to prepare.   I feel worn out already... but what seems hard for me in my own strength is never too hard for my God!  I'm so grateful for the reminder this week's word art has been to me.  I'm constantly in need of being reminded of the promises of God and who God is.   
The word art for this week is taken from Jer. 32:17. 
Here is my design:

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Still feeling the inspiration of my last post,  I chose to use the same paper line and color scheme.  I even did some of the same watercolor splatters.  I printed the verse onto vellum and just adhered at the end using the ric rac.  Lastly, I added a few embellishments and I was done.  

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I'd love to have you join in the challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  You are not required to use the word art to play along, but we love it when you do!  The challenge is always "anything goes", so your creative options are endless. 

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A special shout out to my crafty friend Esther, who made the little yellow crochet hearts that are in my pics.  She mailed them out to me last week and I can't wait to create with them.  Stop by her blog, "Shoregirl's Creations" here,  she is currently offering some cute free printables of which I also can't wait to make use of. 

Thanks for stopping by today, 
Blessings,

Feb 9, 2017

Layout Inspired Card #2

Hi there!  
I'm so excited to be posting today because I wasn't really sure if this day would happen.  Those of you who've been following my blog for awhile may remember my first Layout Inspired Card post.  If not, feel free to take a look here.  At the time I had hoped to start a series, and regularly share cards with you all that were inspired by layouts I'd found on Pinterest.  But, as life got busy, it seemed that the series wouldn't happen.  Soooo, that's the reason for my excitement today.   After all this time, I'm here to share my 2nd, Layout Inspired Card!!! 
I feel like I can now really call it a series. haha!

The layout that inspired my card today was designed by the talented Missy Whidden.


I couldn't seem to find the original link to this layout, but you can visit Missy's blog, Little Nugget Creations here

Missy used paper on her layout from Pink Paislee's Citrus Bliss line.  I have this paper line in a 6x6 pad and thought it would be perfect for a card. 
Here is my layout inspired card:

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I used the same color scheme and papers as Missy did, but instead of leaves I chose to use feathers.  I die cut my feathers using a MME "niche On Trend" die cut plate. 
I also die cut my scalloped frame using my Taylored Expressions cutting plate. 
I added some water colored paint splatters to mimic some of the details on Missy's layout. 

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I adhered my die cut feathers using foam dimensional tape.   I also added sewing thread and gold sparkle enamel hearts to pick up a few more elements from Missy's layout. 
Lastly, I used my "thanks" stamp also from Taylored Expressions.  I gold embossed it and adhered it with dimensional tape. 
This is one of my favorite ways to get ideas for a card.  I encourage you to give it a try for yourself and let me know if you do.  I'd love to see what you come up with and the layouts that inspire you. 

Thank you for stopping by today!
Blessings,
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