Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Joy of the Lord is My Strength

It's Wednesday again, and that means - it's Word Art Wednesday, and today starts a brand new challenge at the Word Art Wednesday Blog which you can enter by clicking on this link: 
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com and join in on all the fun with us.  We are always looking for people who will join our weekly challenges where the only requirement is to use Biblical scripture or an encouraging sentiment in your art.  Every week, we offer free word art that you are welcome to use on your project, but you are not required to use it.  It's just there to inspire you if you want it.   Here is the card that I made for the challenge using the word art which is a verse from Nehemiah 8:10.  I used a piece of patterned paper from My Mind's Eye for the background, and then three pieces of patterned paper from Authentique, Melissa Frances and Bazzill that were punched using a Martha Stewart decorative border punch and covered in jute.  I cut the journaling spot from a Sizzix die-cut, and cut the flower from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die-cut.  I also machine stitched the card.

I'm entering this card in the following challenge:
http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/01/simon-saysanything-goes.html - Anything Goes

I also made this Thank You card.  It seems that every time I need a thank you card, I never have enough on hand.  Perhaps that's a good thing, since it means I'm grateful A LOT, and constantly sending out cards to thank others for their goodness towards us.  No doubt, this one will find its way to someone who has been a blessing to me.  God is just SO GOOD.

This second card is based on a delightful sketch at Paper Take Weekly, and I am entering it in their challenge, which you can read all about by clicking on this link:
http://www.papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/2012/01/sketch-64.html - Sketch #64

I really hope that you will stop by Word Art Wednesday and get involved in our weekly challenge.  We need "regulars" in our challenges, and there are some awesome prizes to be won,  We also have an amazingly fun Blog Hop starting February 9.  We would be thrilled to have you be a part of all the fun at Word Art Wednesday.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day.  May God richly bless your day.

Blessings,

Karen

17 comments:

  1. gorgeous card Karen. I love the punched layers.
    I've looked in my challenge blog list and the Word Art Wednesday challenge isn't on there as yet
    Margaret xx

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  2. Stunning Karen!! I love it all but the vintagy button AND the verse caught my eye. What a perfect card for a friend going thru tough times or a just because card :)

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  3. Karen, this is gorgeous. Love the design paper and loving the layers of dp on the side. Pretty flower too :).
    Hugs&Blessings

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  4. Such a lovely card, love the pink paper you've added, makes it so lovely. hugs, marion

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  5. Lovely card. Nice stitching and flower details!

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  6. Karen, this card is beautiful. I've been super busy lately, so I haven't been around to comment much, but I had to stop in today and see what you have made recently. Love the colors on this card and I love the flower! Well done!

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  7. Beautiful cards Karen. I love the red paper on the top one, the layers of paper and that flower is so pretty.

    The pins and gems on the second one are so pretty too. Very nice hun.

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  8. Love the colors you used on your card. The flower is really nice. Your scripture really shows up well. great job!

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  9. I love the flower and punched borders on your first card and the second has such lovely stitched papers and I love the green ribbon! Your cards have such a touch of warmth! Love them!

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  10. Hi Karen, stopping by to tell you won the giveaway at Scripture Thursday for last week. Drop me a note with your mailing address and I'll get your book right out to you. littlebirdieblessings@gmail.com

    The cards you've shown here are stunning. I LOVE your style, the colors - elements - stitching - and of course the scripture. Would love it if you'd link your scripture card up. Blessings and congratulations ~ Abby

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  11. I came over here from Abby's blog (Little Birdie Blessings) - congratulations on winning her prize!
    I love your style and your beautiful cards -- new follower here!

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  12. Thanks so much for linking this to Scripture Thursday. Beautiful beautiful cards and I just love to see God's word in the midst of such beauty. ~ Abby

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  13. Fabulous cards!!! LOVE the layered flower of the first one, but the colors of the second one really pull my heart strings, too! :) Lovely, Karen!!!

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  14. Love your card. Love the colors and that flower!! Wow!

    Have a blessed day!


    Wendy

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  15. Two beautiful cards. Lovely papers used.
    Thanks for joning Papertake Weekly.
    Jenny

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  16. Beautiful cards!! I love all your roses and layered flower! Such pretty papers too *Ü*

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  17. beautiful elements you used on your card this week.

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