Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Draw Near To God

Linda Carson
     Welcome!  Time for another inspirational challenge with Word Art Wednesday.  Check out their blog for this week's digital scripture, devotional, rules and prizes.
     This week's verse, Psalm 73:28, talks about when we draw close to God and trust Him we can share with others what He has done in our life. We can share His blessings or His help through different circumstances of life.   
     I printed the scripture out on designer paper from American Crafts.  Then I used Spellbinders curved dies to add interest to the design.  The die cut flowers are Memory Box.  I think they're cool!
     Thank you for visiting!  Your comments always make my day brighter!  Enjoy your Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Psalm 40:2

      Hello friends!  Our Tuesday Shining the Light challenge with Our Daily Bread Designs is a sketch!  I heart sketch challenges!  Here's my card and the sketch.
  
Linda Carson, ODBD

     As you can see I flipped the sketch.   So have fun with this sketch either way!
     I used the new designer papers, Christian Faith Collection, as well as a verse from the  Anniversary Collection Scripture 12.  The final touches include adding a Beautiful Border die, Vintage Flourish Pattern die, stitching, airbrushing and a double bow with a flower.
        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 26th 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).
     I really enjoy seeing your entries so go create and have fun with the sketch!!
Have a blessed day!
 

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