Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Coming Home to Word Art Wednesday! (FREE Digi Stamps)

More exciting news!  I've shared before that a TON is happening.  My newest big news is that I'm returning to Word Art Wednesday as a regular designer, and I'm beyond delighted about it.  I'll be working with wonderful teammates, with Karen Letchworth, the administrator is a great friend and sister in Christ, AND best of all, I get to share the Word of God crafted into beautiful graphics by designer, Karen Murray, Papercraft Memories.
Our challenges are always "anything goes" but projects are to contain wholesome, encouraging and uplifting images or sentiments.  Your submitted projects can be cards, scrapbook pages or other altered crafts.   You are welcome to use our FREE digi scripture prompt. To participate in the challenge go to Word Art Wednesday,  check out our sponsors and link your creation to our main page. 

Eagles always symbolize strength and power, but our verse certainly teaches that strength and power come from the Lord.  When we wait upon Him (trust Him, depend on Him, believe Him), our faith is strengthened and renewed.  We can endure unbelievable circumstances and overcome difficult obstacles in life when we operate in the power of God's sovereignty over all things.  When we try to live life on our own terms or in our own wisdom or strength we will weaken quickly.

Imagine running and not growing weary!  Not too long after my father died, I had a dream of him running.  Spectators lined two sides of the path where he ran.  They were cheering him on.  He was running in strength and power.  My feeble, cancer-worn father of 82 was running like a 20+ year old athlete.  He was exactly as I remembered him at about 28.  He was exuberant, and had a look of ecstatic joy on his face.  No pain in his knees slowed him...he just joyfully ran.  It was at the end of my dream when I realized an amazing fact.  I realized he had already crossed the finish line!  He'd won the race, finished his course, and was running for the pure pleasure of it!  I think I had a glimpse of the realities of heaven.  I believe that's what it will be like.  All weariness of this world's existence will be gone, and we will soar with wings....the strong wings....of an eagle.

My DT Sample:

My card is actually a little humorous when considering the scripture which references eagles.  We certainly don't think of owls when we read the passage, but I thought the little owl had the look of confidence we too can possess when we know our power is not through who we are, or from our limited resources.  Even we "little owls" can be like soaring eagles through Christ who strengthens us. 

Card Ingredients:
  • Cardstock--Cajun Craze/SU
  • Images--Falling for You Owls (owl, branch, chalkboard); Fall is in the Air (leaves with button)
  • Digi Papers--Fall Papers 
  • Other--button, brown twine

Technique Used: 
I recolored the verse to white and laid it on top of the chalkboard.  I love recoloring sentiments and white is perfect for that chalkboard look.

I cut out the leaves and embellished with a button tied with brown twine. Those are all popped up to add dimension.  I also used distress ink to smudge up the edges of the digi paper and the leaves a bit.

Sets Used:

18 images and sentiments / JPEG and PNG

(Outline set available; sold separately)
15 color images / JPEG and PNG

10 sheets / JPEG only / 300 dpi / 6 x 6 / resizable


  1. Super cute card, I just love owls and it is always wonderful to add God's words to our creations.

  2. So excited for you, Diane! Word Art Wednesday is such a blessing to me and I'm sure many, many more! Your card is fabulous! Thank you for sharing your story about your father. It was very encouraging and reminds us that there is joy after this race! :)
    Be Blessed,

  3. What a beautiful blog post, Diane. No wonder I've missed you so much. You encourage me, and inspire me, and bless me! I'm SO lucky to have you back and I won't ever let you go again. God is SO GOOD to bless me with such wonderful friends, and I give Him all the praise for bringing you (and the rest of our wonderful DT) into my life. Stay strong, stay focused, stay safely resting in the arms of our strong and capable Savior, Jesus Christ. This is the first week of MANY blessings. Praise God!

  4. Love how you've recolored the verse white to resemble chalk. What a fun digi set! Darling card. Welcome back to WAW!

  5. This is gorgeous! I love the "chalk" look for the verse! Beautiful inspiring card!

  6. First of all welcome back to Word Art Wednesday! Your work is always lovely creations Diane - secondly thank you for the freebie leaves - they are a blessing. Have a great week Diane! Blessings - Gail

  7. Your card turned out well. Word Art Wednesday is such a lovely blog and so uplifting in spirit. It brings out the best of us!

    Thanks for the freebies!

    Life is good with kReN@
    Come and see what I've done lately!


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