Wednesday, April 16, 2014

2 Corinthians 1:5

Linda Carson
 
     Welcome!  It's time for another inspirational challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  Check out their site for this week's devotional, digital scripture, the rules and the prizes.
     Today's scripture is 2 Corinthians 1:5.  My interpretation of this verse is that although suffering can endure for the cause of Christ, the consolation of comfort and grace through those trials are just as abundant from Christ.  
     This is the first time I've used this image by Flourishes.  Most of you know Flourishes has closed.  The good news though is Marcella Hawley, the artist behind Flourishes' designs, started her own business, Poppy Power.  So these beautiful floral images will live on! 
     Instead of placing the image on top of the Spellbinders die I placed it behind to use as a frame.  It is tricky but doable.
     Thanks so much for visiting!  Hope you have a blessed day!        

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

John 3:16

     Hi friends!  It's Shining the Light Tuesday with Our Daily Bread Designs!!  Love Tuesdays!  Since Sunday is Easter we're challenging you to make a card celebrating the true meaning of Easter using pastel colors.    
Linda Carson, ODBD
     My Easter card uses the Grunge Cross image, Grunge Cross die and the verse John 3:16 from The Cross set.  I stamped the cross in SU Pretty in Pink, embossed it and popped it up with pop dots. The lace is Webster's Pages.
         For more inspiration on this challenge please visit these creative ladies from the challenge team,

 
     To see all of the artwork in one place or join in on the challenge click here.  You have until Sunday, April 20th to enter.
     For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a chance to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
     Hope you have a blessed week and a blessed Easter Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior!
 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Resurrection and the Life

 
Linda Carson, ODBD
     Hi friends!!  This week's digital scripture verse with Word Art Wednesday is just in time for your Easter cards.  It's John 11:25 where Jesus is comforting Martha in the death of her brother Lazarus.   
     Jesus says that because He is the resurrection and the life even when our earthly body dies we will live on in heaven if we place our trust in Him.
     Word Art Wednesday's devotional will share more on this scripture.
     The Cross of Nails from Our Daily Bread Designs was stamped with Wild Honey Distress ink.  Since Jesus is know as the Rose of Sharon because of His beauty I used roses.  Pearls were added for texture and more beauty.
     I'm so glad you stopped by!  Your visits and comments always brighten my day!  
Have a blessed day!     
       

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Lord is Good

          Hi Friends!  It's Shining the Light Tuesday with Our Daily Bread Designs!  This week's challenge is Rain or Water.  Create a card or project that includes an image with water, a technique using water or use primarily aqua.
Linda Carson, ODBD
     For this challenge I chose to get out my watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons and watercolor paper. The image and scripture are from the Fruit of the Spirit set.  The patterned paper is from the ODBD Christian Faith Collection
     The dies are Vintage Flourish Pattern and Beautiful Borders.
      For more inspiration on this challenge please visit these amazingly creative ladies from the challenge team,
 
 

     To see all of the artwork in one place or join in on the challenge click here.  You have until Sunday, April 13th to enter.
     For this challenge you may use any stamps but if you have ODBD stamps we would love to see you use them. If you participate, you have a chance to win a $15 certificate toward ODBD stamps or to be Spotlighted for the Shining the Light Award (The Shining the Light Award is only for those who use ODBD stamps).
     Now it's your turn!  Go forth, create and have fun!! 
 
Have a Blessed Day!
 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Happy Birthday

     Happy Sunday!  Today I have a very bright birthday card to show you!  Please do not adjust your screen....it won't help!
     Should you need a quick birthday card this is for you.  I used the Chalkboard Paper Collection along with the Vintage Flourish die from this month's Our Daily Bread Designs release.  All I needed was some smokin' hot pink paper and a big yellow-green flower!  Wallah.....a birthday card!
    Thank you so much for visiting!  Hope you have a creative week!

Challenges:
Simon Says Stamp - birthday card
    

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Righteousness of God


Linda Carson, WAW
     Welcome!  I've been invited to be the April Guest Designer at Word Art Wednesday!  Exciting!!  Word Art Wednesday is a Christian challenge blog.  I like playing there because of their love for the Lord, the scriptures that are provided and they always leave you encouraging comments with your entry!
     Today's verse is one of my favorites!  Jesus paid for our sins on the Cross.  He never knew sin.  When we place our trust in Jesus for our salvation, we will stand before God covered in the righteousness of Jesus instead of covered in our sins without hope.
     I used the new Vintage Flourish Pattern die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The patterned paper is Christian Faith Collection also from Our Daily Bread Designs.  I won the chipboard Cross from Word Art Wednesday.
     Come play along.  The challenge is always anything goes as long as it's family friendly.
     Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!         

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thinking of You

     Hi friends!  Hope you're enjoying your weekend!  Our weather is perfect which calls for a springtime card!  This stamp is called Emma Swing from Lili of the Valley. 
     Emma here is surrounded by Basic Grey papers, Memory Box clouds and MFT flowers.  A cheesecloth bow wraps it all up.
     I used sketch #52 from Papertake Weekly.
       Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed Sunday! 

Challenges:
Papertake Weekly - sketch challenge
Simon Says Stamp - add a button
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes