Monday, September 30, 2013

Victorine Challenge #69-Round

I didn't realize how hard a ROUND card could be - or maybe how hard I tried to make it.  At first I tried to use a round image and my flowers all had stems.  Then the card was no longer round.  So I gave up and stopped trying to be such a perfectionist.  I rather like how this turned out.  I have loved that tiny Victorine leaf for a long time.  I left it uncolored because I liked it that way.  It has a personality all its own.
The two big dies are  Tim Holtz and I inked the edges of the one on the right.
This is for the current Victorine
 Originals challenge located HERE.  Check it out.  Make a card.  There is always a drawing and a gift certificate for Victorine Originals stamps.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

HSCRC13 #16 I Love to Tell the Story

One of my most favorite things to do is to share what God has done for me, and with me for other people.  I am always excited to see what He does.  It makes Him so real, and makes my 'small faith' stronger.  I am always on the lookout for "God Stories" and I love to tell them, so I chose Ephesians 1:6 which says, "All praise to God for His wonderful kindness to us.
I am sitting here this morning looking out my front window.  It's a seemingly gray and dull day - very still with mostly clouds.  As I watch, suddenly but slowly, long rays of sunlight creep across the grass and stay wherever there is not a tree, bush, or rock to block it.
God is like that.  He comes and stays where there is nothing blocking Him.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Victorine All About Birthdays

Good Morning
This is my card for the newest Victorine Originals Challenge found HEREThis challenge is All About Birthdays and should be easy and fun for everyone.
I used a Victorine image for the lady and one for the sentiment.  She is colored with copics.  Sexy, hey?
The flowers are Tim Holtz Tattered Flower with edges inked and a Prima stuck on top.
The base of the card is a leftover from my stamping group this morning and I ran it through the Cuttlebug.
Check out the site.  There is always a drawing for stamps.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Victorine Challenge #67 Vintage Anything

Hello to Everyone. 
 I hope you are having a wonderful relaxing Labor Day.  I have done nothing but play and sleep today.  Playing includes making cards and this is my card for the Victorine Originals #67 Challenge which is Anything Vintage .  The challenge is located HERE. Each time a winner is chosen and is given a $10 certificate to spend on stamps on the Victorine Originals site.
 I hate to tell you, but I LOVE my card.  I sure had to play with the "smoke bubbles" to get them exactly where I wanted them, but I love how it turned out in the end.  The vintage engine is pretty cool too.  This is a fine lined awesome good quality stamp.  It has a lot of fine details that all show when you stamp it and I am always very impressed. So check out the challenge.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

HSCRC13 #15 He Leadeth Me

Hi Everyone, This is my card for the newest Hymn and Scripture Challenge #15 located HERE.  The hymn is He Leadeth Me. I took a little liberty and updated the words to be more modern and more to my liking.  The panel on the left just says, "He Leads Me"  He does and I am so glad for it.  I have to be listening and familiar with His voice to know what He is saying though, and sometimes I am listening to way too many other voices.
When I ask God a question and I get the same answer twice in a very short time, I usually sit up and listen.  For example, I have ben praying for a person for many years.  A couple days ago I was reading a chapter in the morning and really started whining to God as to why my prayers for this person were not answered.  I was reading in Matthew and a note took me to Ephesians 6:12, which says we are fighting against the spiritual forces of evil and our struggle is not really with people.  OK.  I accepted that. The next thing I read is a small devotional book called Jesus Calling.  I read the reading for the day which also referred me to Eph 6:12.  Now I am really listening.  The third thing happened this morning.  We sang a song in church that has a line that says, "the God of angel armies is always by my side".  I can't sing it without crying.  This was all such an encouragement to me to keep praying for the person, and to know that God - who is more powerful than the spiritual forces of evil - is on my side and with Him there, I can't lose.