Wednesday, May 20, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #9, Hope and Rest

HOPE and REST!  What does that mean to you?  Well as I studied so many scriptures for this challenge, I realized just how much we can rest in the presence of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Not only that, I found that we have hope in Him, through Him and when we allow Him to be the center of our existence here on earth.  What a great combination from Patter for challenge 9.  Thank you Patter for being so diligent in your studies.
So I decided to do two mixed media pieces and did them on a 8X8 canvas.  When I thought about rest, I thought about the beach and the waves.  I lives five miles from the beach and often go down just to walk and meditate.  There is nothing like the sound of the waves and the beauty of the water that shows you just how great our God is and brings so much rest to the soul.  The verse I chose for that canvas was Matthew 11:28, "Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest."  I don't know about you but there are many times that I labor and am heavy laden.  And when I give it all to my Lord, I do find rest.
Then I looked at the word hope, and I saw blue skies, the sound of the birds chirping and of course had to get me a bird in there.  Bird sounds are very soothing to me and I think of God as taking care of them and how if he takes care of them how much more will he take care of us. (Matthew 6:26)  That gives me hope. The verse I chose for this canvas was Psalm 33:18, "But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love."  You see our Lord loves us so much that He went to the cross for us, therefore I have hope.  Praise God, what hope we have.
Here are my canvases!
On this one I wrote the scripture, but quickly found out I don't like my writing.  So will probably be the last one.  But once I had it on there, I decided not to paint over it. 
My bird's face is a little out of sorts, but I love her anyway. I used a stamp (God's Purpose Clear Stamp Set) from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and also a die (God's Purpose Die) that goes with it.  I also used my gelatos for the first time and loved them.  Here is a mixed media tutorial for gelatos that I used to get an idea of how to use them.  So easy.
Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to go by and check out Patter's devotion and glory art for these two words, REST & HOPE.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sketch 363- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone!  It is time for our bi-monthly sketch, so hope you are ready for this wonderful Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  So here it is.
And here is my sample for this weeks sketch.
The inside of the card!

And a close up of the Shaker frame.  Love these shaker frames.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!  Don't forget to stop by and check out the rest of the design team samples and make sure you join in and link up to this weeks sketch.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #8, Intercessory Prayer

Wow, what a great challenge Patter gave us this week with "Intercessory Prayer."  I can definitely relate to her story regarding waking up and praying for your daughter.  God has woke me up many times to pray for others and then times just to pray.  And, like Patter, I always let them know I was praying for them.  Not always by praying through text or email, but just letting them know God has placed them on my mind.  To see Patter's post, please go here.  I know you will enjoy it.
There were so many scriptures that God led me to through this study time and I am so thankful for all of them.  But the one I kept coming back too was 1 Timothy 2:1-3.  It just seemed to fit all circumstances and was something that Paul felt was necessary to urge us to do and then goes on to say it "pleases our Savior."  So here is the verse: "I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior".  You see with this verse regardless of who God lays on our heart, we need to pray for them.  We may not necessarily like them, which has been the case a few times with me, but God knows the need and what that prayer will accomplish for us and for them.  Intercessory prayer is a wonderful thing and something I know has saved lives and also helped others to go on.  God is so good and I am so thankful to be able to feel His calling and His urging.
Here is my mixed media art for this subject of Intercessory Prayer.
Here is a close up of the verse and top of canvas!
And a close up of the bottom.
I love this image and found it by goggling coloring pages of prayer.  I printed her and then cut her out, adhered her to the canvas and then colored her.  Love using coloring pages for digital images.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you are blessed.  I was blessed by creating it.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sketch 362- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Good Morning every one. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I know my daughter was in town for the weekend and what a joy to spend time with my grandchildren.  God is so good to me.
Well today it is time for our 1st and 3rd Monday Lunchtime sketch, this of course being our 1st Monday sketch.  So without further ado, here is the sketch for this week.
It is so funny because before I even saw the sketch, I had been thinking about using my washi tape.  I get things and then don't use them.  So I had seen it lying around for a while and thought I am going to use it the next time I do something and this sketch was just perfect for it.  So here is what I created for you this week.
Just a very simple card made with two different tapes running through the card.  Also added some to the inside.  Then I stamped the flower stamp from Butterfly Basics and used my blender pen which I have not used in forever too.  Colored and then attached with pop dots.
Hope you like my sample this week and don't forget to stop by and check out the rest of the design team and what they came up with for this sketch.  I know you will love them.
Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful week.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sketch 361- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Hello all and welcome to this bi-weekly Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Yes we have gone to bi-weekly so now you have two weeks to join in our sketch challenge and I just know you will want to join in with this one.  I just love the simplicity of it, yet there is so much you can do with it.  So here is this weeks sketch.
I know you think I am going to use my butterflies as I just love them, but no here is my sample for this weeks sketch.
I have always loved these little houses even though they were in the Christmas catalog for Stampin' Up!  Of course you can use them anytime of year and when I saw them as I was going through my stamps deciding what to use for this challenge, this set and the dies just popped out at me.  So there you have it. 
Hope you have enjoyed stopping by and please make sure you stop by and check out the design team samples as they are wonderful and each one so different.  Then get busy and make your sample and link up at the bottom of the post.
Enjoy your week!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #7, Anxious

Happy Sunday everyone!  It has been a while since I have posted and life is busy, but I am relying on the Lord to keep me and show me the ways I need to go.
When I saw the post last week from Patter on what our Glory Art Challenge was this week, I knew already the verses I would use as this verse has been my go too for years.
I will tell you a quick testimony that will show you why I chose Philippians 4:6-7, and then I will share the verse with you.  As you know worry can consume us if we allow it too, and I allowed it to consume me for quite some time in my life.  Then I saw this book that Joyce Meyer had wrote called, "Battlefield of the Mind."  Her go to scripture in this book was Philippians 4:6-7.  He main message in the book was "if you repeat something long enough and pray for God's help, you begin to believe it."  So I repeated this verse every time I became anxious or woke up worried about something (it caused a lot of sleepless nights) and then I would pray.  Honestly within months, it did take some time, I started sleeping all night and things started to change in my life.  I would just give it to the Lord.  So this is the verse that I repeated so often.  Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.   And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."  How wonderful is that?  I am not saying I don't have my times when worry sneaks in, but I have a defense for it now, Praise God.  His scripture never goes void and I am thankful.
I chose again to do a mixed media piece of art and another passion of mine planting and watching my flowers and other things start to grow in the spring.  It brings me so much joy and piece so I wanted to incorporate that into this art.  So here it is.
And here is the verse!

And then closer photo of the flowers.

Hope you enjoyed todays post and now I am off to get ready for church.  See you tomorrow.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Sketch 360- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone.  I am on vacation this week and spending some time in Disney with my oldest daughter and her family.  So this is one of my scheduled post for this week.  This week we have a awesome Monday Lunchtime sketch as usual and can be very fun to play with.  So here is the sketch.
And now on to my sample for this weeks sketch.  I decided to use the stamp set Butterfly Basics as a background to the sentiment and I really like the outcome.  So here it is.
I actually inked, stamped on scrap paper and then stamped on the white card stock to make it lite.  I then stamped the butterflies over with a light pink.  Then stamped the sentiment on top in black.  Love this.
Here is the inside of the card.
So here you have it.  How easy is that?  Now it is your turn so just pop on over and check out the rest of the design team samples and then link up at the bottom.  I know you will be glad you did.

Friday, March 27, 2015

MDSM 106 - Baby Book

I am so excited to be able to join in on another MDSM sketch.  It has been a while, but I decided this week was the week.  I have got to get back into my scrapbooking.  So here is my scrapbook page for their sketch this week.
If you like to scrapbook, you will love this sketch.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #6 - Follower

Hello Friends!  I look so forward to these Glory Art Scripture challenges twice a month as I love creating these mixed media pieces.  I have never taken any classes, probably should, but I just look at u-tube every once in a while or PINTEREST and get some good ideas.  But not only that, it really challenges me to look and study God's Word.  I want to make sure that what I do will bring glory to God.
So this week Patter gave us the word Follower.  And about 6 months ago, I did a bible study called "Are You a Fan."  Well this just reminded me so much of that study.  Because it is so easy to put yourself in the fan status which is a lot easier than the follower status.  There are a lot of people who are fans, but only a few who truly follow Jesus Christ.  As I was thinking about this, the verse from Luke 9:23 kept coming to my mind, "And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me."  You see Jesus never told His Disciples it would be easy and He did not tell us it would be easy.  If you read more into Luke 9: 24-25, Jesus goes on to say, " For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. 25 For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?"  You see it may be difficult at times, but the outcome will be worth it all.
So I hope my mixed media canvas represents this verse well.  It did not come out exactly as I had planned, but I think God may have had a different design than mine.
For some reason the purple has always seemed like it should go with the cross, so I did more purple where the cross would go.  Actually thank you so much Patter.  I won a pack of Blue Fern Studio Ornate Crosses from you way back and this is one I had left and used it on my canvas
And here is a close up of the cross and verse.  The left part of the canvas on top is like a dogwood tree.  I tried to get it to stand out better, but this is what came through.
And then the lower part of the canvas to show the beauty of serving our Lord. 
I hope you can see what I saw in this piece.  It may not be my best, but what it betrays is the best.
Make sure you go by and check out Patter's post as you will not be sorry.  It is wonderful as always. Blessing to you all.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sketch 359- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Happy Monday everyone and welcome to this weeks Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  I think you will love the sketch for this week, I know I did.  So let's get right to it.
So what do you think!
Here is what I thought and loved the outcome.
And a side view!
And now the inside!
OK now it is your turn, so head on over and check out the design team samples and link up at the bottom of our post.  Have a great week everyone.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin March 2015

I must say that I am very impressed with this months paper pumpkin.  You get 9 cards, 9 envelopes and a wonderful stamp set along with other items.  This is another set of cards I will put in the Gateway Landing Ministry's auction.  With this kit, you did some sewing.  But I chose to only sew 3 of mine and did alternate for the rest.  You will see what I mean when you see it.
This is my first 3 using one of the stamps "Happy Birthday to."  As you can see I sewed the center one.  The rest I outlined and colored in.  The first one on the right I decided to use a little crystal effects on the YOU part of it.  It seemed to match the stars better.
Here are the next two.  I sewed the one on the right and then just colored in the other one.
And now to the next two.  The one on the right looks beautiful in person, but the gold trim just picked up the light and shone bright.  I used gold glitter on the inside of the YOU on this one.  To hold the glitter I used glue.

And now to the final two.  I just had to use some pink on the first one with little pink flowers and the gold glitter on this one is the glass glitter.  And I used the silver glass glitter on the one on the left.  Love these two. 

To see the actual video and what comes with this paper pumpkin check out this video.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baby Book Scrapbook Page 6-9

Good Morning!  This is my 4th post in 4 days.  Can't remember the last time I did that.  I guess I have been a little busy lately with crafting which is something I don't want to get too busy to do.
Anyway, I thought I would share 4 more pages I have completed of my granddaughter's scrapbook.  Maybe I will catch up in a little while.  We will see.  So here are the 4 pages.
1st page is You & Me Mommy!

2nd Page is Daddy and Me!
3rd one is Me and My Big Sister
4th is Me and my Brother
Hope you enjoyed looking today and thanks so much for stopping by.  It means a lot to me.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wedding Card, Big News Stamp Set

A couple of days ago I posted a set of cards that I had embossed a few extra white pieces of card stock and decided to use the one of the extras for a wedding card I needed soon.  You can find the original post of the 10 note cards here.  And here is what I did with the piece using a stamp set called Big News.  Love this set.
And here is the inside of the card, which is also a part of this stamp set.
So there you have it.  Don't ever throw anything away as you never know what you can use it for.  I really am loving this card.
Thanks for stopping by today.  I always love you checking out my post.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sketch 358- Monday Lunchtime Sketch

Well good morning all.  It is already time for our Monday Lunchtime Sketch.  Seems like just a few days ago I posted the last one and now it is Monday again.  Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend.  We had some beautiful weather here on Sunday so I am not wanting to go back to work today, but I must, I must!
This weeks sketch was another great one, but hard to decide what to use and I finally decided to use one of my older stamp sets since I am looking forward to some spring weather.  But first here is this weeks sketch.
Now here is my card for this weeks sketch.
Yes, I used the Secret Garden Stamp set and dies from Stampin' Up!  They are retired now, but I still love this stamp set.

On the inside I used some more of the flowers and also used one of my stamp sets from Our Daily Bread Designs.  Love to add a scripture every now and then.
Now it is your turn to do something with this sketch.  And, don't forget to check out the rest of the design team samples.  They are all just wonderful.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Set of 10 Cards using Lotus Blossom

Hi all!  I was planning on posting this yesterday after I finished them, but then got caught up in other things and never made it to the computer.  So today is the day.  Yesterday I got out my stamp set called Lotus Blossom which is the first time I used it, but I had seen so many cute cards out there on Pinterest and decided this would be a great time to use it for some cards I was making as a fund raiser for a ministry I am part of called Gateway Landing.  Gateway Landing is a faith based ministry for men with addictions.  My brother-in-law is the founder and director of this ministry and does a wonderful job with little recognition or pay.  But that is what God has laid on his heart and he can't let it go.  My sister is a big part of the ministry also as she handles all paperwork and other things.  So I am very proud of all they have given up to minister Jesus Christ to these men.  To see more about this ministry you can check out their Facebook page.
Every year they have a banquet and graduation for the men who have graduated and do a silent auction.  I usually try to make cards to help out with this ministry and this is my first pack for the banquet in April.  This was a lot of fun.
All cards are basically the same, but each way of stamping the 3 step stamp makes each card a little different.  I also did an envelope for each card also.


And here is the packaging I put them in!

Well hope you have see what cute flowers are stamped with this set and also the different sentiments you can put on all of them.  I just looked through all my sets and found the ones I liked best. 
For some reason I made two extra of the embossed piece of the set and I used one of them for a wedding card that I will be sharing with you on Tuesday.  Please stop by and see a wonderful wedding card I made for a friend of mine who will be getting married in April also.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Card Set.  Hope you have a wonderful week coming up.