Monday, September 23, 2013

Delight Yourself In The Lord

I made this card using one of my favorite Bible verses  - Psalm 37:4.  I saw a card very similar to this on another blog, and I liked it so much that I decided to make my card like that one.  I can't remember whose blog it was on, but I think it was from the Christian challenge blog, Word Art Wednesdays.  I'm sharing my card there, and in a few other challenges as well.
Basic Grey Challenge Blog - Inspiration Photos - Autumn Colors - I guess my orange is a little bit light, but the card does still have orange, green and brown.  The Basic Grey products I used are the pattern paper from the Porcelain collection, and the Picadilly wooden button (which is kinda hidden behind the bow, but it's really there, and it's really from Basic Grey - I promise!!!  I even shared the link (below) to where you can buy them.
Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes Using Simon Says Stamp Products.  The product I used from their awesome store is the wooden button from Basic Grey (rather hidden by my bow), but here is the link in case you'd like some - they're BEAUTIFUL! - Basic Grey Picadilly Wooden Buttons
Sister Act Card Challenges - Challenge #25 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesdays - Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
God bless you all for stopping by!  I'm still hoping to get more followers if you would be so kind.  I would love to have you follow my blog, and I would love to follow yours.

Friday, September 13, 2013

You Are Sweet

Lately, I've been making a lot of tags because people have told me that they like to use them as bookmarks.  So when I send someone a birthday card, I always try to include a tag.  I made this one for my friend who does a lot of reading.  She likes to have a bookmark/tag in each book she's reading, so this will work perfectly.
I used a piece of Simple Stories floral paper for the background, and then pressure embossed a piece of cream paper on top of that.  I added two different washi tapes (red polka dot and blue plaid), some narrow yellow rick-rack, and a tag with some Doodlebug rub-ons to spell "you are" and then added a "sweet" Making Memories chipboard from my stash (super old) to an October Afternoon journaling sticker.
I'm going to enter some challenges with this tag.  Here are the challenges I found that I could enter.

Mark's Finest Papers - #62 - Simple Salutations/Thinking of You - I was thinking of my friend who I made this tag for, and I think she will love it.
Word Art Wednesdays Challenges - #97 Anything Goes
V's Sweet Ideas Challenges - #15 Washi Tape

Eureka Stamps - #56 - Shaped Cards - I used a tag so that's a shape, right?
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Emboss It - I embossed the cream piece of paper that's over my floral paper using my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder

I hope to find a few more challenges where I can link up!  Please let me know if you can think of any for me!

Thank you,

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Create In Me

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me."
    -Psalm 51:10
I will admit that I have made a lot of really big mistakes in my life.  I think that's one of the reasons why I love this Bible verse so much.  It reminds me that I don't have to live in the sins of my past, and that I don't have to continue making the same mistakes over and over again.  God doesn't hold my past against me.  Whew!!!  That's a huge relief.
Ever since I've made some really awesome new friends - Ginny, Patti and Lisa - from my church - I almost feel like I'm starting over fresh.  They encourage me to do what's right, and they are so much fun!  They're the ones who got me into scrapbooking or card-making, and they are those Proverbs 17:17 kind of friends who I know will always be there for me.
I am going to enter this Bible verse card in some challenges - Here.......
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Animal Antics (I used three butterflies) - Closes September 11
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamping All-Stars - My "ALL STAR" stamps are my scripture stamps.  They are the ones I seem to pull out again and again.  LOVE THEM!  P.S.  I also love Simon Says Stamp!!! - Closes September 7

V's Sweet Ideas Challenge Blog - #15 - Washi Tape - I used a bright green washi tape to match my pattern paper (Well, it sorta matches...LOL)
Word Art Wednesdays - #96 - Anything Goes Challenge, Closes September 10
I'm still looking for more challenges where I can share my cards.  If you know of any that would be a good fit for this card, please let me know.  I need to find some more places where I can enter.
I appreciate anyone who actually stops by my blog.  If you want to follow my blog, I will happily follow yours too.  You can see I don't have many "followers" yet so I appreciate any comments or followers I can get.  I want to meet more people and learn about more challenges, so feel free to leave me any constructive criticism you want.  My good friend from church is still helping me A LOT with my blog and stuff, and I'm super grateful for that.  That's just another blessing from God!