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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Feb 1, 2017

The Greatest of these is LOVE! Word Art Wednesday Card for February 1st

Welcome back for another Word Art Wednesday
I'm so excited to share this weeks card with you all.  The verse comes from my favorite chapter in the Bible and the theme allowed me to play with papers using some of my favorite colors.   I just had so much fun with this one! 

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What a fitting verse for this time of year.   The word "charity" in this verse means love.  The love this verse speaks of is not a mushy, euphoric feeling such as the world would think of love.  This is a self-sacrificial love that is only found in Jesus.  He is our perfect example of that love lived out, and He paid the ultimate price to make us a partaker of His love.  
Only Christ could love us this much! 

The lovely Word Art is available for your personal use at the Word Art Wednesday Blog.  We'd love to see it used in your creations. But, it's not required to play along. 

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Paper and stickers for my card are from Echo Parks' "love story" line.  Embellishments are from my stash. 
Remember, The challenge at Word Art Wednesday is as always "anything goes".  We love to see your creativity.  

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You can find us on Instagram @wordartwednesday, come give us a follow. 
Also, if you share your entry on Instagram be sure to use hashtag #wawchallenge and we'll feature your work on our page. 
 I'd like to thank all of my readers for their continued support of Word Art Wednesday and to say that I love seeing your talents! 


Jan 18, 2017

Psalm 121:1-2 Word Art Wednesday Card

Hi, Y'all!
Welcome back to another Word Art Wednesday!  Our verse for this week is Psalm 121:1-2.
I had some fun this week trying my hand at stamping. 
You've probably noticed from the cards I share here, that I don't do much stamping.  I'm always admiring other creatives stamped cards and all the pretty ways that they come up with to use stamps/ink.  So I decided to take the plunge and give it a try on my Word Art Wednesday card for this week. 
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I can't say that this is my favorite card, but overall not too bad for my first stamped card.  ;) I had a lot of fun making this card and I would really like to get better at stamping and continue to learn new techniques.  I encourage you to also step out of your crafty comfort zone this year and try something new. 

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I just love this verse!  Please come join our challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  The Word Art is always free to use but not required for you to play along.  I look forward to seeing all of your lovely creations and you just might win a prize from one of our sponsors!  Also, if you're on Instagram be sure to tag your entry #wawchallenge and I'll choose a few of you to feature on our page. @wordartwednesday

Thank you so much for stopping by today!



Jan 4, 2017

First Word Art Wednesday Card of 2017

Hello!
I'm so excited to be back sharing my first card of 2017!  Literally, I made this card on Jan. 3rd! How awesome is that?  haha! 
No, really, I'm just so glad to be back.  Back to blogging, back to card making, back to being a full-time mom and wife.  
While I'm so appreciative of all that I learned while working for a local photography company, I'm glad to be finished working for them, at least for now.  I realized how much I love being a stay at home mom and running my household. 
I also missed running my own little side business.  Whether blogging, creating cards to sell, or shooting my own photography sessions.  I missed all of it.  So, believe me when I say that I'm glad to be back, and even more happy to be back with a Word Art Wednesday card.   How fitting that a Word Art Wednesday card should be my first card of 2017.

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Ps. 107:2,  such simple and yet profound verse.  As I think on this verse I'm reminded of what the goal of my life is to be, what the goal of this year should be, to bring honor and glory to my Saviour.  What better way to do that, than to tell of how He redeemed me!  

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"Redeemed, Redeemed, Redeemed by the blood of the lamb"!  
Yes, I am redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus and because of that I am His! 
And you can be too! 
Jesus died for all who would put their complete trust in Him alone.  Not in their good works, but in Him alone.  Trusting that it is He who has redeemed you from the power of your sin, and it's wages. 
I will say so, Yes, I am redeemed by Jesus Christ's finished work on the cross.  I can not redeem myself, Jesus did it all for me.  My sin debt has been paid!  Yes, I will say so...

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Thank you for taking the time to read what I write and look at my card creations.  I hope you've been blessed and encouraged by visiting here today.  
I'd love to have you join the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.   Your free to use the Word Art as I've done here or not, it's not required.  We just love to see you all get your crafty on! 
We have generous sponsors who allow us to offer a prize to a randomly selected participant, who knows, it could be you! 
Be sure to follow me on IG @mistyd.designs and  Word Art Wednesday @wordartwednesday.  If you share your challenge entries on IG be sure to tag us #wawchallenge, we just might feature your entry!

Blessings,