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.
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.
- 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
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.
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
Super cute card, I just love owls and it is always wonderful to add God's words to our creations.ReplyDelete
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! :)ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love how you've recolored the verse white to resemble chalk. What a fun digi set! Darling card. Welcome back to WAW!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! I love the "chalk" look for the verse! Beautiful inspiring card!ReplyDelete
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 - GailReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the freebies!
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