Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Word Art Wednesday Blog Hop

Welcome to the Annual WAW Christmas Blog Hop which runs during the two weeks of  our December 20 challenge.  

The sponsor for the current challenge is Stix2Anything, company specializing  adhesives provided in a variety of formats and which projects like the one I am sharing today so much easier.  Check out the double-sided adhesive sheets and the mini hot melt glue gun!

My project began with a Sunny Studio mitten die cut from a cereal box panel.  Double-sided adhesive sheets created a firm bond between the patterned paper and the chipboard.  After covering the base on both sides, I attached a wire hanger and created a dimensional bouquet attached with hot glue.  It can hang on a gift bag or the tree.

Now for the Blog Hop Prize.......  Pretty papers, ribbon, and Nuvo embellishments all in Christmas colors!  To be eligible for the prizes shown on the Blog Hop list, it's necessary to visit each blog and to leave a comment.  As always, the sponsor prizes are drawn from the entries in the project link-up.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

God of our Salvation for WAW


I love to ink fall leaves, and this die is one from a collection by The Greetery.  It was just what I wanted to accent this sweet Psalm of praise to our good God.  The Word Art scripture file is available to all at Word Art Wednesday, along with a devotional that will bless you.  There is always a nice prize for a participant selected by random draw.  I hope you will play along!



Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

This little journal was so much fun to create.  It started as a half-sheet of heavy black cardstock cut to 5.5 x 11.  It was scored and folded at 4.25 with the remaining length creating the flap on the right-hand side.  I covered the journal inside and out with patterned papers and extended the striped flap by gluing the white die cut on the right hand side only.  There is a small magnet holding the white die cut to the cover on the left side.  The signatures were scored and tied in place with the black eyelash yarn.  The messy ribbon tassel is attached with a cute pear-shaped safety pin.  I loved decorating the front with Stamp Simply's Coffee or Tea set.  It is one of my all-time favorites!  Inside, I plan to record various examples of God's goodness described in the book of Numbers which I am currently reading.

Stamp Simply is sponsoring the current Word Art Wednesday challenge.  You can play along for a chance to win  a wonderful prize!



Wednesday, October 25, 2023

He Hears Us for WAW

 Welcome to a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  As always, Karen has selected a scripture to share with you for crafting use and also in a devotional.  Hope you will share your art and partake of the blessings of the devotion and fellowship with other crafters.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

He will guide you with His Eye for WAW

 Welcome to a new challenge at Word Art Wednesday!  As always, Karen has selected a scripture to share with you for crafting use and also in a devotional.  Hope you will share your art and partake of the blessings of the devotion and fellowship with other crafters.

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Happy Fall!

 Playing along with the SSS Wednesday Challenge----stencil it.  Several stencils and stamps were used over an inked background which was cut into panels for four cards.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

MFT Bouquet with Challenge Colors

MFT's Floral Bouquet is one of my go-to sets.  Always love applying color challenge combinations and different layouts with these pretty flowers.

Linking to MFT Color Challenge

Linking to SSS Wednesday Challenge A/G

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Anchor for the Soul for Word Art Wednesday


This Memory Dex card began as a mixed media project with lots of water splashes.  I didn't like it and took another direction.  In the finished product is a smudge from a stray water droplet.  Decided to keep it as it fits the verse well:  we need an anchor when life is roough!

Please join us at Word Art Wednesday .  As always, you will find the scripture available for free download, will have an opportunity to win a great crafting prize and will be able to read the devotional.



Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Psalm 33:21 for Word Art Wednesday

 Some  pretty Mintay paper seemed just right for this joyful scripture.  I was sure to include the tiny singing bird in the heart die cut by Papertrey Ink.

Please join us at Word Art Wednesday .  As always, you will find the scripture available for free download, will have an opportunity to win a great crafting prize and will be able to read the devotional.



Friday, September 8, 2023

Sketch Challenge : I Vike You

 This little Viking was recently released from the vault and then was included in a sale.  So glad I ordered it; I am trying to be more deliberate about including masculine stamps in my stash.  Colored these a while back when my craft room was awaiting new furniture and I had everything strewn about the house.  Finally had a chance to place this little herd of Vikings on cards.

Linking to MFT Sketch Challenge

Linking to SSS Wednesday Challenge

Monday, September 4, 2023

Sunny Snippets Mittens

 My stash has been begging for a large mitten die, and I love this one from Sunny Studios.  Just added four more Christmas cards to my stash.  Yippee!

Linking to MFT---- Ready, Set Christmas!

SSS Wednesday Challenge--A/G

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms


There's a relatively new challenge blog in town:  Triple B for Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies.  It's hosted by the very talented Double D:  Darlene and Diane.

This month's mood board is gorgeous, and I was inspired by the yellow tones.  Birds, blooms, and butterflies are in the majority in my stash; I'd have added a butterfly had it not felt crowded.

Both the sentiment and the birds are retired Papertrey Ink products (Brushed Birds and Year of Psalms), but the Cherry Blossom dies are currently available.  

Thanks so much for the opportunity to share as a guest designer this month, ladies.



Linking to:  SSS Wednesday Challenge A//G

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Peaceful Dove

Just finished a dozen Christmas cards featuring MFTs Peaceful Dove.  I used two 12 x 12 sheets, one red and one green.  The printed panels are from a coordinating 6 x 6 pad.  I cut all the pieces first and then assembled.

Linking to MFT:   Ready, Set Christmas

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

 God is ALWAYS good, and any time one wants to give Him a chance, He will show his goodness, mercy, and love!

My card proclaims that truth using the sweet "Coffee or Tea?" Bundle from Stamp Simply.  I love this set because of its attention to detail.  It's easy to make a lovely card just by die cutting beautiful paper with the delicate cup die.  

Stamp Simply is the sponsor at Word Art Wednesday.  Please visit the blog and play along!


Wednesday, August 2, 2023

MFT Perfect Poppies

 I purchased My Favorite Things Perfect Poppies Die-Namics around spring break and have had such fun making cards with them. They make especially pretty wedding cards in very soft pastels.  This card is a little brighter in Summer Sunset, Raspberry Fizz, and Hawaiian Shores.  Just love the details in the dies!

There's a new challenge over at Word Art Wednesday, and My Favorite Things.  Hope you play along which will give you a chance at a generous gift card from MFT!

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Christmas Gift Tags

 Here's a start on this year's Christmas tags.  Recently, I found that my scrap collection contained LOTS of left-over white cardstock in various sizes.  Using these pieces, I stamped and cut various elements and have been working on assembling them for a while.  It's always fun to add a coordinating tag to a project, right?

Linking to SSS Wednesday Challenge A/G

Saturday, July 22, 2023

For this child I have prayed


Just completed a set of these cards for students in a parenting class that I so enjoy teaching.  MFT products include Stitched Squares, Stitched Circles, Stitched Flowers, and a retired stamp set that I still love:  Pressed Flowers.

Thanks for visiting,


MFT Sketch Challenge

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Happy Birthday Sketch and Color Combo

 It's always fun when a sketch challenge and a color challenge go well together.  I love the combination of hues suggested in the current MFT color challenge, and the sketch is very versatile making a place for My Favorite Things----flower dies.  This set is called Flower Bouquet and is from MFT.  I love the details that are cut into each flower and leaf shape and the wonderful way the different sizes of each bloom can stack or be used alone.

Thanks for visiting,


MFT Color Challenge

MFT Sketch Challenge

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Joy Comes in the Morning for WAW

What precious good news:  God's favor is life and while weeping may endure for a time, joy comes later!  This sweet promise is available for download at Word Art Wednesday.  Stop by, please!  There's a prize being offered to a participant via random draw.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Merry Christmas (Wreath)

 I made six of these using Momenta dies accented accenting the wreath with a sentiment cut from shiny gold card stock.

Linking to:

SSS Wednesday Challenge (Sparkle and Shine)

MFT Christmas Card Challenge

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Bunnies and Birds

This sweet cardinal couple is from a Stampendous set called Bunnies and Birds.  I love watercoloring this image for Christmas cards.  The first dozen for this year are complete.  I shared this via IG in the MFT Christmas Challenge.


Thursday, July 6, 2023

Merry Chris Moose

 Got this adorable MFT set during a recent sale and just love it!  Playing along with the MFT Christmas Card Challenge.  One card down, and lots more to go!!

"I Vike You"

MFT's Viking  is so cute! It arrived in the mail a few days ago, and this is the second card featuring the adorable little Norseman.  Entering in the MFT Sketch challenge.


Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Temple of God for Word Art Wednesday

 Hope you will stop by Word Art Wednesday for a digital copy of I Corinthians 3:16 and a bit of inspiration.  Karen has a wonderful devotional to share, and there is a prize offered by random draw just for participating.

My card includes a relatively new die set from Papertrey Ink called Into the Blooms Begonias.  They are gorgeous in pinks and reds, but I wanted to see how they'd look in purple.  I like them in lavender!



Thursday, June 22, 2023

Altenew Florals: Happy Birthday

 Altenew is sponsoring the latest challenge at Word Art Wednesday.  There is a wonderful prize to be awarded by random draw, and we hope you will share your art and join in the fun

This pretty little floral image by Altenew is called Sweet Cluster, and it is a beautiful accent in any color.  The images were stamped on Bristol Smooth Card Stock and colored with Tombow Real Brush Watercolor Markers.  The coordinating die makes the bouquet a breeze cut out!

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, June 17, 2023

Notes of Appreciation

 Presently creating multiples of cards to appreciate some sweet people I've served with in community ministry.  It's such a blessing to think over the things they have done as I write to them.  There will be more cards to come.  So far, my favorite is the pink set.

I entered these via IG in the SSS Wednesday Challenge~ Lots of Layers.



Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Showing the Praises of the Lord PS 78:4 for Word Art Wednesday

This card was created using some a scrap of pink and some extra die cuts lying on my desk......only after I loved the look and glued everything down did I realize that this scripture and the timing of the post coincides with Father's Day.  My apologies, dads, for the pink floral vibes.  So glad the scripture pertains to moms, too!

God's word is powerful and truly speaks to individual situations in amazing ways!  I hope you are blessed by this scripture and will stop by Word Art Wednesday to download a (free) copy for your own use.  There's always a prize to be earned and plenty of inspiration!



Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Stamp Simply Sponsors at Word Art Wednesday

 Stamp Simply is sponsoring the current Word Art Wednesday Challenge.  What a blessing!  I love Stamp Simply products and combined the gorgeous dies from Coffee or Tea with the images and sentiments from God will Take Care of You.  

Hope you will share at Word Art Wednesday for an opportunity to win some wonderful Stamp Simply goodies.



Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Lawn Fawn Sponsors Word Art Wednesday


Lawn Fawn is sponsoring Word Art Wednesday for the current challenge, and Mother's Day is almost here.  So.....I pulled out my bin of LF stamps and chose a set to create a card for Mom.  I love the cute Little Fireflies set and decided to use a Mason jar full of lightning bugs as the centerpiece of my card.  I think it will make Mom smile.



Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Psalm 119:106 for Word Art Wednesday

 God's word is sweet and satisfying---the perfect encouragement for a weary soul and perfect direction for all things.   I love this scripture and had fun adorning it with paper-pieced butterfly dies from Paper Smooches.  

All are welcome to stop by Word Art Wednesday for a copy of the scripture and for the sweet encouragement from Karen's devotion.  There is always a prize provided for the winner and a bit of inspiration from the team. Make yourself welcome!



Thursday, April 20, 2023

Hugs and Smiles


How much fun it is when great challenges converge.  SSS, Double D, and Triple B all allow for pretty butterflies!  I like how my card turned out, and I wont tell about the element designed  to cover a mistake!  The butterflies (Verve) were heat embossed in white and the emboss resist was done with Aqua Mist and Hawaiian Shores: The sentiment is also from Verve, and the dies are from Papertrey Ink. The tiny sprig is left from a Spellbinders project.  

Simon Says Stamp

Double D

Triple B

Grace Changes Everything

Simon Says Stamp, "Things with Wings."  and Darlene and Diane say, "Things that Fly"!  Triple B always accepts Butterflies, Birds, and Blooms!  What a lucky day! 

 My  card includes heat embossed butterflies (Verve) and a butterfly die from Memory Box. It's inked with Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, and Dried Marigold inks (TH).

Thanks for stopping by,


Simon Says Stamp

Double D

Triple B

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Romans 15:13 for Word Art Wednesday

 I am so thankful our God is not only able but willing to full us with all joy, peace, and hope!  This scripture is available for all to download at Word Art Wednesday.  However, if you visit, there is more to find---a devotion based upon the scripture, some inspiration pieces, and the opportunity to play along for a fun prize.