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





Wednesday, September 1, 2021

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

     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 a wonderful adhesive package from Stix 2 Anything!   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 taping into my bible: 




I love doing Tip-ins, normally I glue them into the bible, but with this printout, I did not leave myself enough margin.  Washi tape to the rescue










Here is the beautiful verse:


Also for your journaling and card making,  
I don't know who the original artist was for this outstanding image,   
I found no name or copyright information. I take no credit for this and please keep for personal use.



You can also print it out on a regular copy paper, the vellum just gives such a rich beautiful semi-transparent look!


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




Friday, August 20, 2021

How to Cover a Bible Using Scrapbook Paper -Quick and Easy!

 I have a lovely original Scofield Bible published by Oxford Press back in the 1930s.  What makes it even more special it was given to me by my sweet friend Lauren!  I use this bible daily and while the binding, true to Oxford quality, is still in excellent condition, the cover needed a little first aid.  !  Another dear friend Holly sent me some lovely handmade paper.  I thought the two would marry beautifully!  I wanted to share the results with you all. 


Lovely paper and a beautiful card from Holly, these are 5 x 6 cuts



The Bible was given to  by Lauren.  You can see where the leather is dehydrated beyond what I can do to restore it - I did try.  Not bad for over 90 years old!


this is what I used to coat the Bible and glue the paper down and cover the paper in two coats



I buy it by the gallon on Amazon it is perfect for card making and very affordable!





Front

I am going to put a scripture on the front cover when I decide which one!


 I cover the bible with a generous coat of glue, and then laid the papers over it.
I let it dry for about an hour.  This is really a form of Decoupage. 


I coated each side and let it dry, coated again and let it sit overnight.  I rested the open bible, text side resting on a coffee can while dried overnight.



This cover will last a long long time, I have been doing this to bibles in need of first aid for 2 decades!

The coat is very smooth and pleasant to touch, it dries hard and because it is made as a bookbinding product it is very flexable.  It feels and LOOKS like Faux leather.

Hope this is helpful for your bibles in need of a little TLC!  Of course have a favorite bible rebound it the best option, but due to cost, it can be prohibitive. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Ginny M














Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday, Bi-Weekly Challenge and Freebies # 505-506

    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 $15.00 store credit to  The Project Bin,   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!    


My card for this week is very clean and simple, I think it is a lovely watercolor image to go with this beautiful scripture of promise.





I added a little glittery nail polish for a touch of sparkle 




I am so thankful that the Lord is slow to anger and full of compassion and mercy!


for your card making this week:




How fun to fussy cut and color these!

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





Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday, Bi-Weekly Challenge and Freebies # 503-504

   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   CAS-ual Fridays Check them out.   Head over to the blog and check out the design team's sample,  join in the fun!


This week's verse conveys a more serious message and one we all need to hear and heed!  I used an image of two women talking - similar to last week.  I look at that as a bridge from here to eternity and making the walk with a companion.  Don't we all need a good friend?  I am deeply thankful for the friendships the Lord has blessed me with on the long walk that has been walked with Him. 



I used a 130# base paper and mirror board for dimension, to add a simple interest to the card




You can go to Word Art Wednesday for today's verse and I am giving you this beautiful Asian image.  It's public domain Art do no worries about the copyright.
  I printed on a textured heavy-weight card stock.



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









Thursday, July 22, 2021

Wise Word and Bible Verse Digital for Your Card Making

 6 years ago I purchased Photoshop Elements and spent about 6 months learning it bit by bit, then I moved, lacked the time and forgot everything I learned. Last night when I was reading the word, I was really touched by a verse and it's application in my life and I wanted to digitize it so that I could make cards of encouragement and share the word. So I decided to open up PE and give it ago. I looked at the software and felt the brain fog descend. This Time I prayed and asked the Lord to help me, and you know what - He did! I am sharing three forms of it with you and I will put them in the scripture files. If you are a KJV-only person, keep scrolling, I understand - this is not KJV. The single you can make any size you like. I did the large as a card focal point and the small to work with your fav stamps. I hope you like this and will find it useful.




Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy these and while you are making- Ask the Lord for Wisdom and that your words be wise!
Ginny M


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday, Bi-Weekly Challenge and Freebies # 501-502

  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    Stamp Clearly Stamps Check them out!   Stopover to the blog, check out the design team's sample and join in the fun

My card for this challenge:. 


I've used Asian Digitals for this month's challenges, and this is one of my favorite.  I've printed on Linen Laid Paper for extra texture giving a more painterly look to my focal image.



Backed on contrasting washy paper



I used a shadow backdrop for this inserted sentiment, giving it a little bit more demension


what a beautiful scripture!



My Freebies for you:
Something a little different - background images












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



Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday, Bi-Weekly Challenge and Freebies # 499-500

   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  Heartfelt Creations with a  $20 gift certificate! .    Stop over to the blog, check out the design team's sample and join in the fun!


Here is my card for this weeks verse: 



When I make my cards, I really put my all into each one, I want the image and the verse to really speak to the person I am sending it to.  The word is what brings life and hope.

A little Bling





I make each card very mailable - they tend to be heavy due to the papers I use.  But that is okay, I don't have a problem with the extra ounce postage.



My gifts to you for your card making:








Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join in the Fun at Word Art Wednesday!
May the Lord Bless you Richely!









Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday, Bi-Weekly Challenge and Freebies # 497-498

  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    My Scrap Cabin (On Etsy) Seam Binding Bundles. I love using seam binding on my cards - it ties beautifully and makes a nice flat knot - very mailable. My Cabin has wonderful colors and extra goodies!    Stop over to the blog, check out the design team's sample, and join in the fun

I made two cards for this week's verse from Psalm 133:1.  



Here are my cards: 



I just could not decide which colorway I liked better


I have lots of friends in ministry so these cards won't stay on my desk!

Today is a hallmark day for me, for the first time in a year, I feel like I have caught up with life, deadlines, and task maintenance.  I am now looking forward to pushing ahead with some of the plans I had in the works before The Covid Isolation period.  I never isolated, as a caregiver for seniors and church ministry became busier than ever, I also took on a new Job as a Paralegal which has been a bit of a whirlwind!
I've taken my favorite stamps out of storage, purchased a few new ones and I am looking forward to using them for WAW and for my regular card ministry!

My Freebies for you!







I hope you are getting out again and life becoming more normal (whatever that is these days!)
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you join in the Fun at Word Art Wednesday!
Ginny M








Saturday, June 12, 2021

A Special Free Set of Digitals for Your Card Making Ministry

Last night while working through some ideas of how to keep our church's card ministry up to date and have it be a real blessing, I thought to develop a set of cards that I can store digitally for fast makes.  I wanted to share these with anyone that has a need whether personal or for church ministry.

The first thing I wanted to make, was a nice digital background stamp that could be an all-occasion stamp.  What better for this than Psalm 23 and 24:

1{A Psalm of David.} The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever

1 The earth is the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

2For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

3Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place?

4He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

5He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

6This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

7Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

8Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.

9Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

10Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah

I felt that these words would inspire and bless.*  I have used the Font called "Blessing".



*I've made these so that you can right-click and save for your card-making!


Here is the first card I made with The Background


I used a Simply Stamps set and alcohol ink to color and created the "Praise" sentiment on my Cricut.


Two  Digitals:
Right-click and save - you can resize  this for your card size

my sample:

A very simple card, I only line edged the card face panel


Next:




Right-click and save

My Sample:


I've had so many ideas to use this background! 

I hope you will find this background stamp useful, I really enjoyed the process of making it and then creating cards with it.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!
Ginny M












Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Happy Word Art Wednesday, Bi-Weekly Challenge and Freebies # 496-497

  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   Pretty Posh Pink, offering a lovely $30.00 gift certificate - that is at least a new set of stamps!!    Stop over to the blog, check out the design team's samples, and join in the fun! 


This week we have a beautiful verse from the book of Deuteronomy.  In this verse, The Lord encourages us to keep a loving relationship with him. It is such a great promise.


My Card:


I thought this pretty bridal image from Gecko Galz worked with the map background. We never know where life will take us, it is so wonderful to know that The Lord is with us where ever we go! Our lives may change from a moment to a moment basis - but He never Does.  His promises are sure and stand forever!


The verse:


My freebies for you:







Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see one of your cards over at Word Art Wednesday!
Ginny M








Just in Time for Valentines Day, Plus a Valentine Freebie

 Hi Everyone,  over at FaceBook, the Christian Card Makers Group is having a weekend challenge, this week, the challenge make a love card.  ...