Showing posts from November, 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 li

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! T

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 fro

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 fi