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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Word Art Wednesday and 2 Corinthians 4:15 What a Beautiful Verse and a Freebie

 It is Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 and I am happily back on the Word Art Wednesday Design team. There are some things we have to work at carving out time in our lives to do and for me, Word Art Wednesday is one of them and so worth that time!.  Ten years of Beautiful Word Art Calligraphy donated by Karen Murphy, and nine years of thoughtful and encouraging devotions by Karen Letchworth.  Karen has been the owner and tireless coordinator of this blog for nine years, with over 500 publications!!! I hope you can make time to join in the 'Anything Goes' challenge, save the Bible verse digital, and be blessed. There are also great prizes to be had - This week the one and only Waffle Flower Stamps is our sponsor and the prize is a $15 gift certificate! 

My 5x7 card using this beautiful verse:

I printed this versa on watercolor paper - I love the soft white color, and glued it onto a piece of scrap black

I used an ancient T.H. distress tool on the edges for interest

I added a little of wink of Stella, Still not quite what I was hoping for

Next, a little Glossy Accents

I like how this card came out with all these bright colors.  The colors remind me of happy Thanksgivings from my childhood, 

This Beautiful verse for your card and art-making

Today's freebie:

Thank you for Stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with thanks and love!
Ginny M


Saturday, November 12, 2022

A Cozy Weekend, Mostly Home, Card Blog Challenges and a Scripture Stamp

 It's a lovely cozy November weekend here in Central New York.  I've taught a group this morning and looking forward to dinner with steve and doing a little card-making.  I've e been able to rearrange my time to be able to work more in our church card ministry and my own correspondence needs.  I've also decided to enter a few of the challenges blogs and Today I have a submission for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  A very Vintagy card, using digitals, printed, cut, and glued along with a little edging, and on the coffee cups, Glossy Accents.  I made this card at 2:30 in the morning,  one of those nights - I love it, Decaf coffee card making.

This card is 5x7

I used the Glossy accents on the cups and saucers to give them a more  "porcelain" look, unfortunately you can't really see it in the photo.

Here is the verse  From Word Art Wednesday - I am also entering this card in their Anything Goes Challenge.  Click here to hop over and enter your card creation!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you ae having a great weekend!
Ginny M

Monday, November 7, 2022

When I Consider What He has Taken and What He Has Given and a Freebie

 This week's Challenge at Word Art Wednesday, included the beautifully done Job 1:21 Bible verse. I know the context of this verse is Job's declaration of God's Authority in his life.  However when I read this passage what comes to my mind is 'The Lord has taken my sin, my shame, my hopelessness and given me His righteousness, His grace, and the hope of eternity spent with Him in Glory.'  What a trade. As they say, you can't make this up.  Only A loving God, would redeem us, make and keep his promises and fill our lives with peace.  When people say "you have to give so much up to be a Christian"  All you give up is sin and death, bound together with fear, why would anyone want that?

Here's my card for the challenge:

This card is 5x7, the card base is 110# Ivory with patterned paper from my scrap bin.

I hope you stop over the Word Art Wednesday Blog, there is a great devotional by Karen L, Digital Scripture by Karen M., and lots of inspiration from the design team.  Plus if you enter - Prizes!!
Thank you for stopping by, 
Ginny M

Todays Freebie:

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Our Changing Times and the Power of Thankfulness and Gratitude & a Freebie

 Hello readers, what crazy times we live in.  Have you noticed?  35 years ago, I prayed for my kids, and now I am praying the same prayers for my grandkids.  Lord keep them safe in this present world.  

I am also doing the same thing I did 4 decades ago, Staying in the Word, praying, fasting, and giving thanks for the many blessings He has showered my life with. There is a great staying power in being thankful and understanding that The Lord has my life and those I love in the safety of his hands and heart. I trust The Lord.

I came across this cute stamp on Christian Cardmakers Face Book Group done up by my friend Cynthia O.  It is a digital stamp from Polka Dot Orchard .  I printed this on 130lb watercolor paper and used colored pencils and Gamisol to color. Using this technique the image worked up pretty quickly and I found it very relaxing.   Because inkjet printing is not waterproof, my go-to for digitals is pencil and Gamisol on watercolor paper for a painterly look. On smooth finishes, I prefer alcohol marker and pencil for highlighting. 

My Card

I'm entering this in the Word Art Wednesday  'Anything Goes Challenge' you might want to stop over to the WAW blog and pick up this week's beautiful digital scripture. 

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your time with me, I would love to share the gospel with you, just leave me a message and I would be very glad to open the Good News to you!

Ginny M!

A freebie for you:

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Quick card for a Challenge and a Freebie

 A fun little challenge this weekend called "The Fair"  I had to dig through my stash for this one! I just don't have cute stamps!

And your Freebie

I'm also adding this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge, you should make a card and join in too, Great prizes this week as always plus over 400 beautiful digitized scriptures - free!
Thanks for stopping by and I do hope you are having a wonderful summer.
Ginny M

Friday, July 29, 2022

A Fun Bookmark Challenge and Our Women's Group at Lifepoint Church & Freebies

 Good Morning everyone, here in my corner of the world we are getting ready to wind up our Vacation Bible School.  I think it just gets better every year.  The VBS and walking with the Lord - This year I cooked for staff, 25ish adults a few teenagers, and a bunch of littles. I love this type of ministry, I think bringing people together at the end of their workday, and sitting down and having a good meal is just so solidifying.  The food wasn't fancy, just a good home-cooked meal on a larger scale, Diane is there working me, and Lauren made the best desserts.  I love my Church family and I love doing this every year.

  We also had a crafty challenge over at 'Christian Card Makers Group' to make paper clip bookmarks,  plus it's time to get ready for the upcoming year for our Women's Ministry, and then there is Sunday School. Add in work, a busy week for me.   

I am combing the last three things, as I am waiting for the cookies to come out of the oven for the first this!

I'm using the paper clip bookmarks as a handout for the Sunday Morning service as a reminder that the women's group will be starting up 

Finished item: 

50 of these

I started with Stamping 50 of my new Hobby Lobby Proverbs  27:9 stamp

Cutting up the bits

Assembling the bits

This little project only took a couple of hours and I did it after I came home from cooking.

For my Tween Sunday School Class craft, I will have the kids make their own, they will enjoy that.  I will have a bunch of things for them to use appropriate for their age group.

I put this together for our Women's group page

                                            I probably enjoy my graphic humor more than anyone else.                                           Hopefully, this won't keep anyone from coming!

I know It is the Word of God that truly changes lives and sets people free, it has been my lifelong passion to bring that Word any way I can to women and kids.

Here is the freebie I mentioned:

I just think this is a cool image!

and if you don't, here is a fun vintage fashionista :

Time for me to get the cookies out of the oven and do the food shopping!
Thanks for stopping by and visiting, Have a great day.
Ginny M

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

WOYWW- Desk Tours

 On Wednesdays, Miss Julia, who lives far away, holds a link-up of desk tours.  It has been at least a year since I joined. Just short little posts of creative spaces.  I made cards last night as well as spent time studying and bible journaling and I thought I'd like to join up this week.  After taking the pictures, I thought what a mess!  So I did a bit of a tidy and took another picture.  Well, like most crafters, a lot of stuff in a small space.  

Here it is, 

And then cleaned up a little:

I'm in our semi-finished basement I thank god for this space - my craft/sewing area and my Husband Steve's study area and Matt our foster Son's study area. We could not live in this little house without it!

Thanks for Stopping by and I join in the fun over at Stamping Ground.
Ginny M

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Friendship, Cards and a Freebie

 Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying your summer. One thing about living in the Northeast, I love  the four seasons.  I really like the change each season brings - daily routines and clothing and home furnishings.  Food and traveling the sights and smells.  Change is good, I like it.  My early sixties are bringing a change to the rhythm of my life too.  Less work in the work world, more home time (never enough of that for me), and more time to read and pray and think on the good things of God and the life he has blessed us with.  This week I had the occasion to take back a bit more of my life,  drawing a boundary - it may have only been a statement in my head, but a definite "No" came out of my mouth.  That brought a deep sense of peace and thankfulness. 

I am also very thankful for the sweet friends, a small group of wonderful Godly women the Lord has blessed me with.

I'm in the process of writing to each of them.  I came across a terrific stamp at Hobby Lobby - on sale- and I am making different cards with it to express my thankfulness for each of them.

Here is my first one, I made it last night:

I used several images from The Graphics Fairy

Lots of layers, but not to fussy

I hope to do a series of  " Friend Cards", and I'll share them here!

For all my Blog Friends, a digital freebie for you:

I hope you have fun with these, they also make great envelope art!
Thanks for stopping by and you might want to make a card and enter it in Word Art Wednesday. I enjoy participating with this group very much.
Ginny M

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Word Art Weds and a Quick Tutorial

Hi Everyone, Anyone dodging the heat in their craft room? It was a work day for me so tonight   I made a couple of quick cards with this week's verse. I  want to post a short how-to for this very simple card.  I am also sharing this on the Word Art Wednesday Challenge blog, Hope over and join the fun, you might even win a prize!

Here is the card, made in the slime line style:

My digital backgrounds came from the Etsy Seller "Digital Fit" Tese are just so pretty and affordable and easy to store!

                                                                       This week's verse:

and my layout:  This is a PNG, I did this in Publisher originally

For the base cut two 7.75 x 8.75 pieces of card stock.
I printed on Neenah  solar white "laid" finish to give the image a more painterly look.

Thanks for stopping by, Stay Cool, 
Ginny M

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Card Making Again and a Freebie Set

 Hello Friends, It has been about 10 months since my last post.  I hit the Big 62 this summer and I have started the process of retiring.   I've been working at a law office for the last few years, along with my normal life, and it has been almost too much.  This summer I cut my hours to 20, working 3 days a week. So nice. Next summer, well?  I am thankful for a good job, and I am thankful for working it three days a week.

I've started making cards again, and have gone back to being the church card lady ( really missed both). But I think we all know sometimes you just can't do everything!

To reopen my blog, I thought it would be appropriate to post and enter at Word Art Wednesday. I have a set for you today for your card making - I used a verse from the 9/15/21 post

Here is the catch-up set I made for the FaceBook group 'Christian Card Makers'.  

Slim Line style -  printed vellum overlay

Here is a background, you can turn any image into a background

These are printed on 8.5x11 sheets of paper. 
they are cut and fitted to the base card.

I hope you are enjoying your weekend, thanks for stopping by,
Ginny M

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday with a New Challenge and Bible Journaling Freebie!

      Happy Word Art Wednesday everyone! Karen Letchworth has given us a beautiful devotion!  We also have another gorgeous  Bible verse digitized by Karen Murray.    Our Sponsor this week is an awesome gift certificate from STUDIO KATIA!   Make sure you check them out, not only is there terrific shopping but lots of free tutorials and other crafty goodies.   Head over to the blog and check out the design team's sample,  join in the fun, you might be this week's challenge winner! 

For this weeks' Challenge, I have used our beautiful digitized verse to make a bible tip-in.  Printing on a rich thick 48# vellum and for this Tip-In, I glued it into my bible: 

He is the finished product: 

I hope the Lord sees me working in his fields!

Here is the verse,  beautifully done by Karen Murray:

and my combined image for your card making and bible journaling:

I think this would also make a great card for those who serve in ministry!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you join this weeks' challenge!
Ginny M

Word Art Wednesday and 2 Corinthians 4:15 What a Beautiful Verse and a Freebie

 It is Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022 and I am happily back on the Word Art Wednesday Design team. There are some things we have to work at ...