And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Be Faithful

This is my last week as a guest designer for the color challenge on SCS and I must say that I have enjoyed it tremendously!  This has been my first dabbling in DT work and being faithful in this small commitment has led to other opportunities for design work with Sweet n' Sassy Stamps.  I am thrilled at the doors that are opening up to me at just the perfect time in my life.  God is so good!

Inspirational Nugget: A perfect example of faithfulness can be found in God, our heavenly Father, because He is always faithful to those who love Him!  "Know therefore that the Lord your God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments..." (Deuteronomy 7:9)  "The Lord's lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning;  Great is thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)  I'm so thankful we can begin each new day with God's mercy.  What an awesome God we serve! 

Creative Nugget:  Joanne chose Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, and Vanilla as the neutral for CC329 this week.  The dessert option was to incorporate butterflies.  I chose this beautiful butterfly image from ODBD for my card sample.  The image is colored with Copic markers.  A matching butterfly impression plate from ODBD was used on the Melon Mambo strip behind the image, but it is difficult to see in the photo.  The berries have a dab of Glossy Accents and pearls were added to the border punch.  A bit of lace and ribbon finish off the card.  I loved working with these warm colors and like how the card turned out...hope you get some inspiration from this sample!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Faith (ODBD)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento), Soft Suede (SU!), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Craft (PTI), Soft Suede, Melon Mambo (SU!), Capella Paper Pad (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Butterfly Impression Plate (ODBD), Tool Kit (SU!), Border Punch (Fiskars), Rectangle Nestie (Spellbinders), Lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Silk Ribbon dyed with Copic Marker ((PTI), Sharpie Poster Paint Marker, Glossy Accents (Ranger),Copic Markers E42, E43, E44, E81, E87, RV02, RV13, RV14, G82, G85, G99

For my second card I used the Sweet Stop Sketch for this week along with the same  challenge colors of Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, and Vanilla...this time without the dessert option.  

This Cocoa digi image from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is so adorable.  He can't possibly eat all that chocolate himself...I may just need to help him!  This image was colored with Copic Markers as was the Baker's twine and the dew drops.  Here's a golden nugget:  I used to think I needed all the accessories in every I usually buy just the white or cream and color everything with my Copics!  I can usually get a perfect match every time!  Thanks for stopping by...and keep the faith!


Card Recipe
Stamps: Sweet Cocoa digi image (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Everyday Button Bits (PTI)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU!), Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Vintage Cream, Kraft (PTI), Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede DP (SU!), Bittersweet DP (BasicGrey)
Accessories: Oval Nestie (Spellbinders), Canvas Impression Plate, Baker's Twine (PTI), Dotted Swiss Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Word Window Punch (SU!), Diamond Stickles, Dew Drops, Sharpie Poster Paint Marker, Copic markers E42, E43, E44, E81, E87, RV14, R00, R20, G82, G85, G99



LeAnne said...

Very cute cards, Cathy, but the first one is particularly beautiful! What a gorgeous image, and I love the verse. Can you tell me what set that came from? Your little Cocoa is colored so nicely, too...his cheeks are such a pretty pink! Yum!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, these are lovely cards! That verse is beautiful with the butterflies. Sweet Cocoa is perfect. The coloring is amazins! Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

Shelby Goolsby said...

The first card is simply beautiful and your Cocoa card is soooo cute!!!