Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Wonderful Word Art Wednesday

One of the many blessings in my life is all the joy I experience through crafting.  I truly had no idea how much God would bless me through Word Art Wednesday when I was originally asked to be a part of their Design Team.  I am SO glad that God urged me to join way back then.  Little did I know that I would eventually end up taking over; or all the ways this ministry would bless my life, or all the wonderful people God would send into my life.  It seems that every week I am reminded of God's goodness and provision.  There are blessings at every corner!  I always pray before hitting the random.org button to pick our weekly winners, and God always picks the winners (not me), and to see the excitement people have over winning a prize is a real treat.  This week, the winner is a fairly new blogger and she had never won a prize before.  She was SO excited, and that just blesses my heart to know how much it is appreciated.  I give God ALL THE GLORY, the thanks, and the praise for providing our wonderfully generous sponsors.  I honestly believe that Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog has the BEST SPONSORS of any other challenge blog.  And the reason I feel that way is because GOD has provided them.  I am SO grateful for all the wonderfully generous companies who support our challenges, and I continually pray that God will bless their businesses for being so kind.  It really blesses my heart to see others SO excited about winning, and to be a part of what God is doing even in the crafting community.  I have also met so many wonderful people, and gained so much inspiration from so many talented crafters.   The blessings never seem to end, and I praise God for that as well!
This mini album was made using an extra long wine bag.  As I've said before, I'm really not promoting alcoholic beverages here....honest!  But these wonderful bags DO exist, so why not use them?  Most times, you can stop by the liquor store and kindly ask the clerk for a few of these bags and they don't seem to mind.  Because the bags used on this particular mini album are exceptionally long, I simply folded it in half, and I didn't need any type of binding.  How cool is that?
Many of the supplies used on this mini album are from October Afternoon - the patterned papers, the stickers, chipboard, rubber charm, and flash card.  Other goodies include a Kraft Outlet Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket, a Jenni Bowlin (FAITH) Bingo card, a vintage cream doily, wool felt from Prairie Point Junction/Wool Felt Central to create the Die-Namics Loopy Flower and hand-cut stitched leaves, a Jenni Bowlin milk bottle cap, some buttons with baker's twine and jute, and a JilliBean Soup journaling spot.  If there's anything I missed, just ask and I'm happy to find it for you!

For those of you who are familiar with Word Art Wednesday Challenge Blog and play along with us, please know how very grateful to God I am for you.  I love seeing your wonderful creations each week, and I value your friendship and fellowship.  And for those of you who are not familiar with Word Art Wednesday, I warmly welcome you to stop by and join us.  We would be SO BLESSED to have you share your art with us, and we look forward to getting to know you.  We truly care about people, and we want to be a blessing in your life, as you are to us by sharing your art with us.  I am honored to be able to pray for you.
 
Thanks so much for visiting me today.  I hope you all have a wonderfully blessed week, and that you will take time to thank the One who has given us all the blessings in our life.  The same One who can comfort and sustain us in times of trouble; and that is Jesus Christ our Savior, our King, our friend.  We are never alone.  Praise God!
 
My Cup Runneth Over,
Karen

I'm sharing this mini album here:

Crafting With Dragonflies - Challenge #10 - Mini Album

Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Challenge #143 - Spooled Items. My spooled items include the denim ribbon, the various baker's twine, jute, and thread (for my sewing machine).  LOTS of spooled items!

18 comments:

  1. Karin thanks for your words of inspiration and comfort, just what I needed to hear today. I adore yourcrwative use of a wine bag.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  2. That is great that a new blogger won! I am very happy for her.

    Lovely mini album! You really make fantastic little albums. No matter to me that it came from an alcohol bag...like you said, it is available so why not use it!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  3. Wow, that was quick! Great album - I can only hope that you enjoyed the wine the bag came in! It's a great tip to use these bags too - thanks. Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our mini-album challenge!

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  4. Karen, you inspire and encourage so many, thank you!
    Your mini album is so creative, love that the bag could be used in this manner! God bless you abundantly.

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  5. Another cute mini album with lots of fun details.

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  6. I absolutely love your creativity and honesty! You are such an inspiration to me and I am so blessed to know you! I love how you have repurposed these containers! The designs are so wonderful! Have a beautiful day!

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  7. By the way, I forgot to mention, did you see I am giving away a Prima Doll on my blog, If you want to enter to win, check it out.

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  8. What a sweet album Karen - it is really pretty.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  9. superbe Karen, tu es si douée pour ce style et tes créations sont si élégantes, biz

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  10. Very lovely, Karen! Have a great weekend!

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  11. You are certainly a blessing to me and I thank you for the encouraging comments you post on my blog. It's great to see that you take the time to comment, pray and touch others' lives. I know God puts people in our lives for a reason. That's why Word Art Wednesday is such a blessing including the scriptures & sweet sentiments. Thank you for the inspiration, for all you do, and the Spirit in which you do it. Miracles & Blessings to you and your DT!

    By the way it's a lovely mini with pretty patterns and cute embellishments!

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  12. I want to thank you for hosting such a wonderful creative outlet that allows to further spread HIS WORD to the world. You are like a guardian angel, as well as a marvelous creative inspiration to us all. Blessings, my friend!

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    1. Please please know that it is NOT me....it is ALL the Lord's doing, and He receives ALL the glory an ALL the praise for every good thing that comes from my efforts or Word Art Wednesday. PRAISE HIS name, for HE alone is King of Kings and Lord of Lords and is worthy of all glory and all praise!

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  13. Beautiful card! I like all details! Thanks for joining us at Penny's challenge
    Vania
    http://vania-handmade.blogspot.com/

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  14. Your project is so beautiful Karen, you make it look so easy. The combination of patterned papers and design elements you use are simply delightful.
    Thank you for all your encouraging comments, you are truly inspiring!!

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  15. Karen, this is a simply gorgeous project! Your post is so precious too...it's why I love your heart. You always exude the grace of our Lord, you are so humble, and I love the way you always point to Christ. Your complete devotion to the Lord is one of the reasons He blesses WAW. You consistently exalt His Word and His name. We all appreciate you so very, very much. I'm so thankful for you personally, and for all you do to promote and manage WAW. I know how big a job that is behind the scenes, and you are a fabulous administrator. I'm honored and blessed to be a part of WAW, and I treasure your friendship beyond description. May you be blessed as you exalt Him!!!

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  16. Well Karen, it is finally my turn to return the favor of all the wonderful comments you've left me on my entries over the years. You've blessed so many people with your support it is nice to be able to drop by with a word for you! I absolutely love the papers you've used and all the matching elements have such a romantic and vintage feel to them. I especially like all the stitching you've done. And remember, Jesus had no issues with wine so I'm sure there's no issues with recycling the bags, especially into such a work of art ;)
    Thank-you for sharing with us at Crafting With Dragonflies, {Hugs} Barb, DT

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  17. Great creation Karen, and who would have thought to re use the wine bags, so clever....I just love that vintage/Retro look of the album.Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, many blessings Hilde.
    Please contact me regarding GDT...

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