Customized gifts, cards, and mini albums. This blog represents a series of projects,styles,tutorials, and digital files. My passion is to make Art with Encouragement. You can find me on Facebook and Youtube sharing ideas and tutorials, as well as products I love to use.
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Gorguss Tick Tock Project...and the reason behind my projects
I am so very thrilled to be able to share my work with like-minded crafty friends, artists, and the like.
Much of what we do brings meaning to our every day lives, and for me, it goes a little deeper.
My true hope is that every item I gift bring along with itself a feeling of love, encouragement, and a reminder to take the time to appreciate the little details that make each of us uniquely made by God.
My message with this is :
We are a Blessing to others when we Commit to God
ALL that we are.
Live for Him, and God will provide you with a sense of fulfillment in all that you do.
Live for God, and He will surround you with inspiration.
Live for God, and each minute you dedicate to seeking Him will be a moment well spent.
Isaiah 40:31 says:
...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint...
What a wonderful promise from up high. I hope to rest in the promises of God in my daily walk, and in turn, inspire others to never give up, regardless of circumstances that may have shaped them, or affected them in any way...
This is the reason I can appreciate paper arts. There is something that happens when we convey love in a tangible way, It helps others remember a moment in which they have felt loved, and little images, little details, however small, can add up to make a positive impact in the lives of others.
I try not to take these little moments for granted, rather, make the most of them. After all, they add up to be expressions of my thoughts toward others.
Isn't it good to fill your mind with positive thoughts, and your life with actions that mimic what you're thinking?
For me, it is an ongoing goal.
You are special, made by God. His love for you is eternal and has no end.
May your day be surrounded by moments that remind you of your uniqueness in God.
I was inspired to write this Bible verse to go along with this picture frame and Hope banner. It can be found in Psalm 31: 24, and it reads: "Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord." Suffering from any type of cancer is devastating, and the words of David in what is one of the most beautiful books of the Old Testament can really shed some light into a relationship in which the only comfort that really made a difference was the one promised by our very maker. If you, or someone you know is suffering from this horrible disease, my hope is that you find comfort not only in your surroundings and those you know, but also in the love of our God, just as David did in the darkest moments of his life.
For this project I used the Cricut to make the banner and flowers. I hand-painted the Bible verse and background with watercolors, color pencils, and ink. TFL!
I'll also be sharing this over at Link up for Pink.
So have you ever had one? You know, an OMG moment? I end that phrase with "gosh" by the way. And yes, we all have OMG moments, and for that occasion, here's a card! Interpret as you wish. I'd like to enter it into Crafty Creations Challenge #111- In Stitches, and into Scrappy Moms Smiley Cards challenge. TFL!
I made this little card today to inter in the weekly challenges a Cricut Cardz Challenge and BBTB2. The first was to use the colors RED, WHITE, and BLACK in your card, the second was to use a hummingbird image.
Card base in black: 4.5" by 5ish inches-I wasn't accurate!
Red mat : 4 4/16" by 5"
Black mat: a little smaller- dry embossed with Cuttlebug & Swiss Dots folder (my fav.!)
Hummingbird: 3"from Disney Princesses DCT with two wings for dimension, dry embossed and de-embossed to soften the effect.
Eye: Inkssentials Gloss in black.
Flower : 2.45" from Gypsy Wanderings with Hearts at 1" from DP welded in center. Embossed to add shine, and popped with dimensional adhesive.
Heart Layer: 1" also from DP.
Tombo adhesive was used for everything else.
The interior is matted in white, the small flower was made using the cut-outs from the larger flower and embossed. The border is a sticker from my stash. TFL!